September 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Ceremony marks 9/11 anniversary

Mariposa’s 9-11 Memorial Committee has announced a ceremony marking the tenth anniversary of 9-11. The Sept. 11 event will begin at 1 p.m. at the Mariposa Art Park on the corner of Fourth Street and Highway 140. More...

Fair closes with high attendance, little trouble

When the ferris wheel stopped turning, and the last of the animals was trucked out, the 2011 Mariposa County Fair ended its run. More...

Local schools test well, but get dinged by federal rules

Mariposa County Schools have consistently performed well above state and regional averages on standardized test scores, and this year is no exception. More...

Local News

County Fire breaks ground at Bridgeport

Following nearly two decades of effort to bring a community-based fire station to the Bridgeport area, a public ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday Sept. 13. Festivities will begin at 2 p.m. More...

Sierra Artists raise funds

Sierra Artists’ Gallery continues to participate in the Mariposa Memorial fundraising endeavor marking the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. More...

Revival scheduled

The Rev. Gerald Bohler will hold revival services beginning Sept. 15 through 21 at the Mariposa Assembly of God Church (across from D.M.V. and C.H.P. offices).  Services will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Milestones

Birth Announcements

Ryan and Rebecca Ballinger have announced the birth of their son, Ty Matthew Ballinger. He was born Aug. 22 at 1:03 p.m. He weighed seven pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 and one-half inches. More...

Wedding Announcement

Ranson - McGregory

Whiteside - Falany Parker - Darragh   More...

Cookin' in the Country

Family Taco Night with a Twist

Cure the craving with some creative cooking

Chicken Nugget Tacos Prep Time: 30 minutes Start to Finish: 30 minutes 6 servings (2 tacos each) 24 frozen breaded cooked chicken nuggets 1/4 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons Old El Paso 40 percent less-sodium taco seasoning mix (from 1-ounce package) 1 to More...

Inside Education

Band Boosters seek old instruments

The Mariposa County High School Band Boosters urges anyone who has an old instrument to donate it to the group. More...

MES holds its Back to School Night

Mariposa Elementary School (MES) is holding Back to School Night on Thursday, Sept. 8. It begins at 4:30 p.m. in the main playground area with Debbie Lester of Mariposa Hot Dog Den, selling $1 hot dogs. Proceeds benefit the MES Parent Club.  More...

Preschool has new teachers

Kiwanis Preschool | Contributed Mariposa Kiwanis Preschool Academy has introduced its teachers for this fall. More...

WATER DEBATE

Hot-button issue sparks Merced River dispute

California is thirsty. With water scarce, and perhaps getting scarcer, why not raise the capacity of Lake Mc- Clure by 10 vertical feet? More...

Hold on, it’s going to be a bumpy ride

Jill Ballinger | The Gazette Doug O’Bannon got the ride of his life when he reached for the ribbon on the calf he roped during the fair’s local saddle roping competition last Sunday. More...

Tragedy recalled 10 years later

It was a Tuesday morning in 2001. Most people in Mariposa County were getting ready to start their day, preparing for school or work or household chores. It was sunny and warm, typical of early September.  More...

Supervisors back sidewalk upgrades

Downtown Mariposa can be difficult to navigate on foot, even for the most able-bodied person. It can also be absolutely prohibitive to someone who has a disability.  More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Aug. 28: •A dog bite report came in from John C. Fremont Hospital. •A burglary occurred on Granite Springs Road. •Deputies took an assault report on Yosemite Oaks Road. •Harassment was reported on Circle Drive.  More...

Organizers gear up for river clean-up day

The third annual Great Sierra River CleanUp will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 am to noon. The Great Sierra River CleanUp includes rivers throughout the Sierra, and is part of the California Coastal CleanUp Day.  More...

Letters

What do to with a found animal

During a recent thunderstorm, the question arose about what to do with a frightened, stray dog. More...

Made in America

Do your Kisses taste different lately? I can’t say, I haven’t had one since Hershey moved its Kisses plant from Oakdale to Mexico and put 400 people out of work. More...

No information

It is frustrating to get fire information from anyplace in this county. I live in the Mariposa Pines/Jerseydale area. We were put on alert by the sheriff’s office on Aug. 25. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Richard F. Adams

A native San Franciscan, Rich passed away at the family home after a courageous battle with cancer, his family and faithful pets by his side, on July 27.  More...

Sports

Grizzlies host Orestimba in home opener

Mariposa’s gridiron Grizzlies, fresh off a surprising 21-15 non-league victory at Summerville last Friday night, will host Orestimba’s Warriors in Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium Friday night.  More...

Doc’s Pigskin Predictions

Some Southern Athletic League (SAL) football teams have already played two games, and some surprising developments have come down the pike.  More...

Soccer squad falls to Bullfrogs, 4-1

Although they fought Bret Harte’s Bullfrogs to an even 0-0 first half, Mariposa’s varsity boys’ soccer squad dropped the non-league contest last week, 4-1.  “We were ahead with 20 minutes left, but things just fell apart, More...

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