December 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

EDUCATION

MCUSD approves charter school

For the first time in Mariposa County’s 161-year history, there will be a school that is not part of the Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD). More...

HOMELESSNESS

Volunteers work to ensure all are home for Christmas

What does homelessness in Mariposa County look like?  With the season of giving here, a group of volunteers is meeting to address needs and challenge stereotypes.  The picture conjured up by the word “homeless” is an urban one&m More...

Local News

Season’s greetings

The Christmas tree in the Winter Club room at the Ahwahnee Hotel is decked in its Christmas finery. In fact, the entire hotel is decorated for Christmas. More...

Complex mating of goats has hunting implications

A look at the mating habits of mountain goats reveals the vastly different strategies of males in different populations and sheds light on the impacts of hunting.  The research looked at European mountain goats. More...

Habitat collects its 70th car donation

Bob Pickard, president, Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County, has announced that the 70th vehicle has been donated to the affiliate’s Cars for Homes™ vehicle program.  More...

Milestones

Thank you

The family of Otis Johnson wishes to thank the staff of John C. Fremont Home Health and Hospice for the excellent care and support we received during his illness.  The Family of Otis Johnson   More...

Thank you

Our thanks and appreciation go out to all who came forward to help on the day of our residential fire on Carleton Road, on Nov. 9, and afterwards.  Thank you, firefighters, deputies and ambulance crew. More...

Thank you

The Mariposa Lions Club hosted the 62nd annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Bonfire at the Mariposa County Courthouse on Dec. 10. Lion Bill Nance said the event was a huge success. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Local residents savor the experience of Bracebridge

Each December, the trumpets sound on eight nights at The Ahwahnee Hotel, precisely at 6 p.m. That sound summons diners to the Bracebridge Dinners, and this year, it happened for the 85th time.  More...

Inside Education

Woodland Reflections winners announced

Madelyn McGrath, PTA Reflections Art Chair at Woodland Elementary School has announced the winners of the school's PTA Reflections Art Contest. More...

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...

Dress collection begins

The answer to the question: “What’s a girl to do for a beautiful prom dress in Mariposa?” is in the process of receiving many responses. More...

Breaking News - 12/29/2011 2:13 PM

Veterinarian's home burns  Free Access 

At around 7 p.m. Wednesday evening, a house fire was called in by a neighbor on Poppy Lake Road. The home belongs to popular veterinarian Jay Mero. More...

Interstate 140?

Giant sign rankles Midpines residents

How could California’s Department of Transportation put such a big traffic sign in sleepy Midpines?  That’s what folks are asking about the candy-barshaped object where Highway 140 approaches the Yosemite Bug resort.  According More...

Reflections of winter

Yosemite’s Half Dome casts a beautiful reflection in the Merced River last week as ice formed on the banks. More...

LOCAL ECONOMY

State cuts could put brakes on bussing

When Governor Jerry Brown pulled the trigger on his latest round of budget cuts, he in effect, could have pulled the parking brake on many buses that transport local students to school. 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...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Dec. 12: •Horses were loose on Cole Road. •Deputies took an assault report on Old Highway North. •There was a vegetation fire on Hornitos Road. •A domestic dispute was reported on Elizabeth Lane.  More...

Commentary

Christmas: The best gift you give might be to a stranger…

Christmas is just a few days away, and with the ever-increasing length of Black Friday, Christmas gifts seem to become the dominating factor of the season.  More...

A soldier’s Christmas

T’was the night before Christmas, he lived all alone, in a one bedroom house made of plaster and stone. I had come down the chimney with presents to give, and to see just who in this home did live. More...

A message from Christmas past

Le Grand Advocate Newspaper 1948  By Merle Kroh  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Stephen Caballero

Stephen Caballero passed away on Dec. 14, at Mercy  Medical Center in Merced, after a courageous battle with cancer.  More...

Daniel Johnson III

Daniel Robert Johnson III was born Dec. 21, 1943, at Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles to Daniel and Ruth Johnson. He entered into rest in Madera with his wife by his side on Dec. 14.  Mr. More...

Health

Lady Grizzlies claim Hilmar consolation crown

After dropping their opening contest in the Hilmar Tournament last week to the host Yellowjackets, 45-37, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzly varsity basketball team whipped Summerville and Orestimba to take the tourney’s consolation title.  More...

Public Health Notes

Power outages happen--we live in Mariposa County -- it is expected.  Within the last year and a half, however, power outages have not only happened, but have at times been extended, some of them over 72 hours long.  For many residents, the More...

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