February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Suspected car jacker arrested

More than four months after a mother and her daughter were the victims of an attempted car jacking, one of the men suspected in the crime has been arrested. The arrest was made in Merced on Feb. More...

EDUCATION CRISIS

MCUSD could cut 35 teachers, consider closures

In what would be the largest layoff of teachers in Mariposa County Unified School District history, the board of trustees is expected to take action tonight to give preliminary notice to 35 educators. More...

County buys new rescue vehicle

Anyone who listens to scanner traffic regularly knows just how busy the Mariposa Public Utility District’s Rescue 22 is. The unit is a first responder to many emergencies in Mariposa County.  More...

Local News

CASA accepts vehicle donations to raise funds

As the economy continues its slump, and demand for community services rise, CASA of Mariposa is looking for alternative ways to help raise funds for its programs and services. More...

Country Mountain Riders schedule endurance ride

With the downturn in the economy, so many horse owners have been affected. More...

Sierra Choral Festival slated

Lovers of choral music are urged to sign-up now to participate in the annual Sierra Choral Festival (SCF) under the direction of widely praised conductor, composer and arranger Allan Robert Petker. More...

News in Brief

Project Respect Bullying

Is bullying really a problem? More...

Datebook

Friday, Feb. 17

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, Feb. 18

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

Sunday, Feb. 19

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 

Jill S. Clayton

Jill S. Clayton, 62, passed away quietly on Thursday Jan. 12, with her loving husband by her side in her home in Mariposa after complications with cancer.  More...

Living Healthy in the Sierras

Healthy Living in the Sierra

Dear Dr. Lisa,  You recently wrote that exercise improves the appearance of your skin. OK, maybe it makes you feel better but how could it help your skin? – Skin Skeptical   Dear Skeptical,  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

WAR STORIES

Local warrior brings home tale of hero dog

Wardak Province is a mountainous stretch of peaks and valleys in eastern Afghanistan.  Jack Brown grew up in the hills of Midpines. After graduating from Mariposa County High School in 2002, he worked at Mother Lode Lumber in town.  More...

Inside Education

Oakhurst offers short-term classes

The Oakhurst College Campus will be offering four short-term classes this semester. These classes offer the opportunity to get started on your college classes before the summer. Classes start the week of March 12 and end the week of May 15. More...

Girl Scouts turn 100

Residents can stop by the Mariposa County Library sometime this month to see the wall decorated with Girl Scout stuff. The Girl Scouts organization is 100-years-old this year. More...

Teen Unity Summit planned for Feb. 22

Three local community service programs have banded together to host a first-of-its-kind training seminar for teens and adults who work with them, called the “Teen Unity Leadership Summit.”  More...

Breaking News - 2/21/2012 3:46 PM

Experimental aircraft crashes  Free Access 

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, 3:35 p.m. -- Around 2:30 p.m. this afternoon an experimental aircraft that left the Mariposa/Yosemite Airport crash landed high atop a hill several miles down White Rock Road. More...

Mariposa loses restaurant icon  Free Access 

Mariposa has lost one of its most well-known and respected business people. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that Ed Uebner, owner of the Charles Street Dinner House for more than 30 years, was found dead on Thursday night. More...

PARK MANAGEMENT

45 Yosemite workers will move to Mariposa

Mariposa’s county government gave a thumbs-up this week to a plan that will move 45 Yosemite National Park workers to an office building in town.  All the workers will be from Yosemite’s Administration Division— which includes More...

BIKE RACE

Amgen is Mariposa bound this May

The world’s cycling fans will watch the Amgen Tour of California pass through Mariposa this May 16.  Tour officials made final route announcements for the 2012 Tour last week.  Mariposa sits at the center of the race’s Stage 4&m More...

For the Record

County Fire Response Report

Feb. 6 through Feb. 12  EMS - 14  Fire - 5 (two chimney fires, one vehicle fire, two escaped burn piles)  Public assist - 2  Auto Collision - 0  Spotlight Call of the Week: Wednesday, Feb. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 6: •Deputies responded to a civil dispute on Old Highway South. •Possible grand theft was reported on Windy Hollow. •A complaint about shooting came in from Grist Road. •There was an assault on Streeter Mountain.  More...

Whatley competes to be the best

Four of the best professional chefs in the West will step out of their kitchens and onto the competition floor as they compete for the title of American Culinary Federation (ACF) Western Region Chef of the Year. More...

Letters

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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...

Return the dragon bag

Would the person who took the red bag with a dragon on it under the table of books at the St. Joseph’s rummage sale please return it to the library?  It was a special gift and used at Books Galore. No questions will be asked. More...

Borrowed money

The United States and the state of California are in horrible financial condition. The U.S. debt ceiling is $16.394 trillion and that limit will be reached by mid-November, 2012. The unemployment rate is over eight percent and the U.S. More...

Milestones

Thank you

The Mariposa Lions Club would like to thank all the wonderful people who attended and donated to this year’s fantastic Lions Crab Feed. The proceeds will go back to the community trough donations and sponsorships.  More...

Birth Announcement

Dorothy and Sherman Clayton of Thousand Oaks have announced the birth of their son, Corbin Jonathan Lawrence Clayton. He was born on Nov. 30, 2011. He weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces. More...

Spiritual Message

“But the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.” Pslams 147:11 Revised Standard Version.  Do you remember how you felt when you witnessed your baby’s first faltering steps? Delight. More...

Sports

Bruins vanquish Grizzlies in first round  Free Access 

Riverbank's Bruins, the third-ranked Division IV team in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, vanquished Mariposa's Grizzlies Wednesday night, 63-41. More...

MCHS hoops team advance to playoffs  Free Access 

Despite last Friday night's defeat at the hands of Le Grand, Mariposa's boys' basketball team will open the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs at Riverbank. More...

PLAYOFF OUTLOOK

Lady Grizzlies on the bubble

Mariposa’s varsity girls’ basketball team sits on the precipice of tumbling into or falling out of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs. More...

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