October 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

MCUSD brings ‘Rachel’s Challenge’ to Mariposa students

On April 20, 1999, the future of school safety changed forever. On that day, two Columbine High School students opened fire on their peers, creating the worst incident of school violence in the nation’s history.  More...

Board moves to make pot co-ops and dispensaries illegal

Some troubling recent events, coupled with a huge amount of arrests for marijuana farming have the public’s attention focused on the problem of illegal marijuana grows in Mariposa County. More...

Local News

Cathey’s Valley crash

The vehicle pictured above was involved in a traffic accident in Cathey’s Valley Sunday evening. More...

YOSEMITE

Half Dome survivors wish they had packed caution

FRESNO, Calif. — Armando Castillo knew he should not attempt the last treacherous stretch up Half Dome with storm clouds looming. More...

FUNDING SOLUTIONS

‘Friends’ give library a badly-needed boost

Enter the library at 10th and Bullion streets on Tuesdays and Fridays and you’ll see Books Galore.  The Friends of the Library volunteer group offers 1,000 books for sale twice a week.  That’s a lot of books. More...

Letters

Open letter

Mariposa County Unified School Board of Trustees:  I am writing this letter in support of the Sierra Foothill Charter School. I feel it is vital to the growth and economy of Cathey’s Valley to have a school in the community. More...

Idiot for hire

What a surprise, more conservative drivel in the GAZETTE. Particularly that idiot-for-hire, Jon Coupal.  More...

Still committed to community

Since we have opened the doors of Pizza Plus in 2002, we have been fully committed to our hometown and community. As the owners of Pizza Plus, we have gladly supported Mariposa’s local programs and charities.  More...

Milestones

Thank you

The Coulterville IOOF would like to thank everyone for helping to make the catfish fry dinner that was held on Oct. 1 a huge success. We had great raffle prizes donated by wonderful businesses and individuals. More...

Thank you

Infant/Child Enrichment Services, Inc. (ICES) would like to thank everyone who participated and attended our 22nd annual Children’s Fair on Sept. 24. More...

Birth Announcement

William Matthew Green and Taylor Jones have announced the birth of their son, William Brandon Michael Green. Michael was born on Sept. 25 at 7:07 p.m. at Mercy Hospital in Merced. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

LOCAL PEOPLE

Their life’s mission is dedicated to nomads

Malcolm and Jean Hunter are wanderers. More...

Sports

Griz ground Eagles, face Coyotes next

There is a wide margin between the top echelon of the Southern Athletic League football framework and the lower teams, which are getting crushed by the top three teams in the league, Le Grand, Mariposa, and, believe it or not, Delhi.  More...

Soccer squad ties last two foes

In their last two Southern Athletic League matches, Mariposa’s young soccer squad has registered a pair of ties.  Tuesday afternoon the Grizzlies rebounded in the second half to deadlock with Denair’s Coyotes, 1-1. More...

JV Bears drop a heart-breaker

The junior varsity Bears lost a close one to Gustine at home on Saturday, 18-13. Pictured above, Riley Gibson makes a mad dash through the Gustine defense for a first down. More...

Deputies swarm

In a forceful and concentrated response to the carjacking attempt that took place on Bear Valley Road on Sept. More...

WILD & SCENIC RIVER DEBATE

Merced River bill advances in House   A proposal to raise Lake McClure’s high-water mark by 10 feet, letting waters rise into a protected stretch of the Merced River, has won endorsement from a U.S. More...

COMMUNITY

Annual Halloween Carnival threatened

For many years, Mariposa County children have flocked to the fairgrounds on Halloween night to enjoy the festivities of a carnival. More...

Gas contract was not Bevington’s

In the Oct. 6 edition of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE, the Bevington Family of Mariposa was listed as the contractor of the recently closed El Portal gas station.  More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 3: •A burglary was reported on Silva Road. •Someone was target shooting on Donkey Lane. •There was a petty theft at Pioneer Market. •Someone found ammunition at the Courthouse.  More...

County Fire Response Report

MCFD call log consists of twelve stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to countywide incidents.  Monday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Oct. 9  EMS: 6  Fire: 5  Public assist: 1  Vehicle collision: 2  More...

Commentary

Project Respect in the classroom and home

The Committee for Children states that “Second Step is a program for schools and families to encourage children to get along well with others. More...

Elected Officials

GOVERNOR Jerry Brown (916) 445-2841 1st Floor State Capitol Sacramento, CA 95814  STATE SENATOR  14th District Tom Berryhill (916) 651-4014 State Capitol Room 3076 Sacramento, CA 95814  STATE ASSEMBLY   More...

Protect your family from fire

Nancy B. Koerperich, Unit Chief of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera- Mariposa-Merced Unit invites you to stop by your nearest CAL FIRE fire station between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. More...

Datebook

Friday, Oct. 14

Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Reformers Unanimous - a free addictions program held at 5005 Frank Wilson Road every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Saturday, Oct. 15

Alcoholics Anonymous - noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.  More...

Sunday, Oct. 16

Alcoholics Anonymous - 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.  Beading Class - at the Mariposa Gem and Mineral workroom from noon to 3 p.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Betty Keller

Betty Keller, beloved wife of 67 years to Elmer Keller, passed away on Monday, Oct. 3, with her family and friends by her side.  More...

Stanford Hugo Stoffels

Stan passed away on Sept. 29. He was born in New Jersey on Feb. 15, 1921 but became a lifetime California resident when the family moved to Glendale soon after his birth.  More...

Elizabeth F. Garrison

Elizabeth Frances Garrison, a 15-year resident of Mariposa, died Sept. 22. She was 89.  Mrs. Garrison will be remembered by her children as a great woman. She was born Feb. 19, 1922, in Japan. More...

Cookin' in the Country

transported by taste

Ripe vegetables, fresh herbs and fragrant spices all lend vibrant, bold flavors to mouthwatering meals that are worth lingering over with friends. More...

Inside Education

Bootjack 4-H begins its new year

Bootjack 49ers 4-H Club meets the second Thursday of each month at the Lushmeadows Clubhouse at 6:30 p.m. The club has fun at its meetings, and there are some great projects this year.  More...

Board marks National 4-H Week

Robbie Stark | Contributed The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors proclaimed Oct. More...

4-H deadline nears

4-H is a program of the University of California Cooperative Extension which is collaboration between federal, state, and county governments. More...

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