December 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Holiday events begin to jingle

The Christmas season has arrived, and a flurry of holiday events begin in Mariposa County this weekend. There is no shortage of things to do in and around Mariposa from now until the time the jolly old elf arrives.  More...

Schools face grim mid-year budget

As the calendar year nears its end, the school year is not even half way over. The news from the state, however, indicates that the remainder of the 2011-12 school year may be quite a challenge for all public schools.  More...

NWS predicts Mono winds

Mariposa County could be in for a blustery couple of days. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a high wind watch until late Thursday night for the entire area.  More...

Local News

Museum has gifts

Before traveling to the city to start holiday shopping, take a look at the wide selection of unique items available at the Mariposa Museum and History Center gift shop.  Shoppers will find old fashioned toys, that kids still love, including wood More...

Art on the River set next weekend

There are about 25 artists who will gather again this holiday season along the Merced River on the weekend of Dec. 10 and 11 to share their creative gifts with the public.  More...

Storytelling Festival tickets are on sale

From National Public Radio contributors to awardwinning authors, our storytellers recreate the craft of famed storytellers like Mark Twain, Garrison Keillor, and Will Rogers.  More...

Datebook

Friday, Dec. 2

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, Dec. 3

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

Sunday, Dec. 4

Alcoholics Anonymous - 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.  More...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Cortleigh (Whitson) Ellis, formerly of Mariposa, and James Ellis, Jr., of Sacramento, have announced the birth of their son, Wyatt Jeffrey Ellis.  Wyatt was born in Sacramento on Sept. 1, and weighed eight pounds, 12 ounces.  More...

Peace at the center

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. More...

Thank you

Mariposa Safe Families would like to thank all of those who helped with Red Ribbon Week this Year. Many local agencies came together to celebrate Red Ribbon Week throughout Mariposa County.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Grizzly Band returns from remarkable trip to NYC

Members of Mariposa County High School’s Grizzly Band spent an unforgettable seven days in New York City in November, and they are back and reflecting on the experience. Last week, several band members, parents and Band Director Dr. More...

Inside Education

Scary stories come to the MCHS stage

Audiences can get “scared stiff” in the winter chill of December with this year’s first Mariposa County High School Drama Club production: “Things that go bump in the night,” written and directed by Bryan Starchman.  More...

American Legion honors MCHS

American Legion Post Commander Scott Cummings and Post Officer Stu Tanner recently presented a perpetual plaque honoring recipients of the “American Legion School Award” to Mariposa County High School Principal David Naranjo. More...

Robotics team wins

Emily Anderson, Edward Firmalo and Matthew Silguero are The 3 Engineers, a robotics team based at Summit Christian School’s Friday enrichment program. The three recently competed at the Intel Corporation in Folsom.  More...

Park death toll is high, but not close to record

Recovery operations for two victims of July’s Vernal Fall tragedy have been scaled back for the season, Yosemite officials said last week.  Search-and-rescue teams recovered one of the three victims in August.  The three young people More...

Firing up for Christmas

Local magician Scot Violette tests his Victorian flame thrower while putting finishing touches on Airship Mariposa’s creation for Saturday’s Merry Mountain Christmas Parade. More...

GOVERNMENT

County faces jump in retirement costs

Mariposa County faces yet another financial challenge as the fiscal year continues. Last week, County Administrative Officer Rick Benson received the annual report from CalPERS.  More...

School board holds special meeting

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. More...

LionWILDLIFEencountersMANAGEMENT are on par for the county

The mountain lion that emerged from the bush to grab residents’ attention last month was nothing out of the ordinary here.  A review of records compiled by the state’s Department of Fish and Game shows that lion sightings are common More...

For the Record

County Fire Response Report

Monday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 27  EMS - 4  Fire – 3, false alarm – 2  Public assist – 3  Auto collision - 0  Spotlight Call of the Week: Tuesday, Nov. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Nov. 21: •Deputies followed-up on a drug case on Old Highway North. •An aggressive dog was loose on Greeley Hill Road. •A petty theft report came in from Coakley Circle. More...

News in Brief

California News Briefs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — State records show that California prison doctors suspected of malpractice received millions of dollars in pay for doing no work or menial chores.  More...

Letters

Cathey explains

I apologize to your readers who may have misinterpreted or didn’t understand the message I was attempting to relay with my letter in the Nov. 10 issue of the GAZETTE. I realize I have exasperated Ms. More...

Fire fee

There was a time in American history when bold and adventurous individuals could plot a course and set out toward their goal, knowing that their talents, training and determination would serve them well along the way.  More...

Tea Party

I recently moved here from Louisiana and being a God fearing man my first social connection was the Baptist church here in Cathey’s Valley. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mary M. Gauthier

Mary M. Gauthier passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Monday, Nov. 14.  She was 59 years old.  A long-time resident of Mariposa, Mary originally was born in Ottawa, Canada. Mary was beloved by all who knew or met her. More...

Mildred L. Jones

Mildred “Millie” Lorraine Jones was born on Oct. 19, 1919, and passed away on Nov. 22, at the age of 92.  She loved to garden, plant flowers, and go to the casinos to gamble. Mildred was a bookkeeper for 21 years.  More...

Loyd services cancelled

The family of Allen “Shorty” Loyd regrets to announce that the services scheduled to be held Dec. 3 will be cancelled due to an unfortunate family situation.  For more information, contact Jason at (760) 967- 1462.   More...

Sports

Six Grizzlies named All-SAL players

Six Mariposa football players landed All-Southern Athletic League honors in recent voting by the league’s coaches.  More...

Grizzly basketball goes full speed

Grizzly senior Jimmy Neri (No. 15) puts up two points in the annual Foundation Game in Mariposa on Monday night. The Grizzlies lost to Los Banos, 63-47, and traveled to Summerville Tuesday night. More...

Lady Grizzlies begin season

Maxxine Peña (No. 11) races a Los Banos player during the Lady Grizzlies’ season home opener on Monday night. More...

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