December 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

County wants money paid to former supervisor back

When former Mariposa County Supervisor Brad Aborn’s term ended on Jan 1, he did what most newly-unemployed people do.  He applied for unemployment benefits.  Over the next 10 months, Aborn received $7,310 in payments directed by Calif More...

SFCS waits for board decision

It was standing room only once again as the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees took hours more public input on the proposed Sierra Foothill Charter School (SFCS) last Wednesday night. More...

Local News

Warmth of the season

The Mariposa Lions Club hosted its annual tree lighting ceremony and bonfire at the Mariposa County Courthouse on Saturday evening. More...

Bracebridge Dinner turns 85 this season

Celebrating its 85th anniversary this holiday season, The Bracebridge Dinner is an American theatrical and culinary tradition that transforms the historic Ahwahnee Hotel into a 17th century English manor for an elaborate feast of food, song and mirth More...

Tioga Road reopens

After a temporary closure, the Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park reopened to the public at 3 p.m. on Dec. 7. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor:

• Should be 250 words or less. • May be edited and republished in any format. • Become the property of THE MARIPOSA GAZETTE. • Must include name and telephone number. Mail to: Letters to the Editor, P.O. 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...

Missing rack

I hope all the vendors and visitors to the holiday craft fair at the fairgrounds had a great weekend. I was a seller at the show also. More...

Milestones

Thank you

The Friends of the Library (FoL) 20th Annual Christmas Home Tour was once again a successful event and helped to kick off the winter holidays in the community. More...

Music event scheduled at Lutheran church

The Mariposa Lutheran Chorale will present the Christmas cantata, "Shout the Good News,” this Sunday, Dec. 18, at 8:30 and 10:15 a.m. More...

Church celebrates Christmas

All are invited to celebrate Christmas by gathering to worship and sing praises to Christ the newborn King at Mariposa Lutheran Church.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Victorian Holidays

begin at the historic Wawona Hotel

As Christmas approaches, many people are looking for new ways to celebrate the holiday season. There is a new sense of sharing experiences, rather than piling up gifts, and Mariposa County has a unique way to do just that.  More...

Sports

Tennis at the Park

Mariposa’s tennis group met for a final tournament of the year at the county park last Saturday. More...

Lady Grizzlies notch first win

Mariposa’s varsity girls’ basketball team picked up its first victory of the new season at the Chowchilla Tournament last week.  After bowing to Los Banos, 50-14, in their first contest, the Lady Grizzlies followed with a 36-20 win o More...

Adult sports begin

The Mariposa Parks and Recreation division is approaching a new season of men’s basketball and co-ed volleyball.  Open gym will begin on Sunday, Dec. More...

Breaking News - 12/19/2011 6:41 PM

Board approves Sierra Foothills Charter School

Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, 6:36 PM - At a special meeting, the MCUSD school board tonight has approved the Sierra Foothills Charter School for Cathey's Valley. More...

Bill paves the way for NPS facility in town

The National Park Service could be setting up shop in Mariposa in the future.  More...

‘Town Dog’ comes in from cold, but faces fight for life

Town Dog was traumatized. Town Dog wasn’t able to trust.  Many folks know the black-and-white border collie that played the game of “chicken” with locals over the past year. More...

Decisions, decisions

This youngster thought long and hard before answering what he wanted from Santa. More...

Deputies apprehend burglary and chain saw theft suspects

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a pair of suspected thieves for unrelated crimes.  On Dec. More...

For the Record

From the Archives

(The following items are taken from the archived files of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE & MINER.)   10 Years Ago  More...

County Fire Response Report

Monday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dece. 11, 2011  EMS - 9  Fire – 2  Public assist – 6  Auto collision - 2  Spotlight Call of the Week: Thursday, Dec. 8, structure fire caused by an unattended burn pile. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Nov. 28: •There was a family disturbance on Soledad Drive. •A kitten problem was reported on Broadway in Coulterville. •A child abuse report came in from Coakley Circle. •A cat was in a tree on Hospital Road.  More...

Commentary

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

Animal House

Near the end of the classic 1978 movie “Animal House” we see Kevin Bacon, wearing his ROTC uniform, wildly flailing his arms and screeching, “Remain calm, all is well,” as panicking parade attendees run about in every directio More...

Our View

Congratulations Le Grand

We find ourselves in an unusual position this week. Typically, anything written about Le Grand High School athletics involves the words “arch rival.” That is not the case today.  More...

Datebook

Friday, Dec. 16

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. 17

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

Sunday, Dec. 18

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Irene Middleton

Irene Teresa Middleton, a Mariposa resident for 29 years, passed away peacefully Dec. 7 with her daughter Gail by her side.  Mrs. Middleton was born June 8, 1924. More...

Marc Cutter

Marc Cutter, born Nov. 30,  1946, in Albuquerque, NM, passed away suddenly on Dec.  5 in Fresno.  More...

Health

Know Your Vitamin ABC’s

(and D’s and E’s...)

A walk down the vitamin aisle at your local pharmacy or grocery store can be overwhelming. There are so many options that it can be hard to know where to begin.  More...

Inside Education

Merced College holds Mariposa registration

Merced College class enrollment at the Mariposa High School will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. More...

Inside Education

The Don Pedro High School volleyball team competed during the first term of the school year. Volleyball was one of the many activities at the school. More...

Pioneer Market donates to MES

On Dec. 1 Pioneer Market made a $284.28 donation to MES. This brings the total of its donations to MES to a whopping $871.69 since the beginning of the school year in August. More...

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