February 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Council to meet  Free Access 

The American Indian Council of Mariposa County, also kown as the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation will be holding its annual meeting of members on March 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Miwu Mati Healing Center. More...

SFC seeks volunteers  Free Access 

Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC) has a number of spring activities that need volunteers. There are spring open houses, which are all-day events. Volunteers can give a few hours and then spend the rest of the day exploring the preserve. More...

Scant moisture adds up to dire days for ranchers

County agricultural commissioner Cathi Boze will not let her guard down in response to recent raindrops. It’s her job to exercise caution where local ranchers are concerned.  More...

MCUSD slashes 35 teachers

In its largest teaching staff cut ever, the Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) Board of Trustees took action to lay off 35 teachers, more than 30 percent of its total teaching staff. More...

Team searches for missing man

Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a missing Modesto man in a remote area of the county. Christopher Dellis, 33, went missing on Feb. More...

Local News

Forest seeks artists

Stanislaus National Forest, in partnership with Three Forests Interpretive Association, has announced the opening of the application process for the 2012 Artist in the Woods program. More...

Garber house for sale, may avoid demolition

Local preservationists have won a concession from Mariposa County in their bid to save the historic Garber house at 5101 Bullion Street.  This summer, the county planned to raze two historic structures on the site to make way for a new county co More...

Big Oak Flat Road closes for slide repair

Yosemite National Park has announced that the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) within the Park will close at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29, for the Park to repair damage to the road caused by a large rockslide on Jan. 22. More...

Letters

Opinion & Perspective

(Opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author.)  Ready in four years   More...

Master Gardeners continue 2012 series

In keeping with the mission to provide researchbased information to the home gardening public, Mariposa County Master Gardeners have outlined a series of public events for 2012. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ed Uebner

Ed Uebner, 68, was born in Chicago, Ill. in 1943, but his true life began at age 9, when Lawrence and Janette Uebner chose him to join their family.  More...

Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Brunskill Moye

One-time Mariposa resident Jacqueline “Jackie” Brunskill passed away just six days before her 87th birthday on Jan. 3 at Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Los Angeles on Jan. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Yosemite leads the way on ‘Eat Local, Buy California’

Last month, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors declared Sundays as “Eat Local, Buy California Grown Day.” One of Mariposa County’s largest employers and service providers has already been subscribing to this philosophy.  More...

Sports

Scrappy Lady Grizzlies topped in first round

Mariposa’s 16thseeded Lady Grizzlies fell in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs Tuesday night to top-ranked Calaveras, 58-43. It was the opening round of the Division IV playoffs.  More...

‘Dogs topple MCHS in SAL closer, 71-59

Le Grand’s Bulldogs desperately needed a victory to advance to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs last Friday night, and they faced arch-rival Mariposa, which edged them by a slim two points in their clash on the ‘Dogs’ hom More...

JVs avenge previous defeat

Led by 21 points from Sam Tucker, Mariposa’s junior varsity basketball team got even with arch-rival Le Grand last Friday night, humbling the visiting Bulldogs, 63-45, in both teams’ final Southern Athletic League contest. More...

Blaze scorches exterior of Silva Road residence  Free Access 

Just before 5 PM on Wednesday afternoon, fire resources were called to a structure fire at 5074 Silva Road in the Bootjack area. First arriving units found heavy dark smoke billowing into the sky from the back side of the property. More...

Audubon program focuses on ‘beautiful monsters’  Free Access 

Soon after American author, nature writer and poet Jeffrey Greene purchased and moved into an 18th-century home in the countryside of Burgundy, France, two experiences provoked in him an unusual and lasting fascination with Eurasian wild boars. More...

Sixth Street Cinema turns out the lights

Mariposa’s Sixth Street Cinema has become victim to what its board calls “the inexplicable behavior” of its funding sources and owner Tony Radanovich’s health issues. The cinema will go dark the first week in March.  More...

Hurt Hornet

The charred skeleton of a Sport Hornet experimental aircraft is all that remained after the plane made an emergency landing high on a hilltop above White Rock Road Tuesday afternoon. More...

Board asked to spare MMS

Even though no formal action was taken to close Mariposa Middle School (MMS) at the Feb. More...

Mariposa loses restaurant icon

Mariposa has lost one of its most well-known and respected business people. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 13: •There was a traffic accident on Evergreen Road. •A pack of dogs was loose on Sierra Drive. •There was a verbal dispute on Old Highway. •Grand theft was reported on St. Andrew’s Road.   More...

Commentary

Sal Maccarone’s How Art Shapes Our Lives

The Mission Style

Within the many realms of art and architecture, the word style can refer either to the values followed while considering what will be created, or to the physical techniques employed during the actual process. More...

Hornitos plans for enchilada dinner

Community preparations are underway for the big celebration of the 63rd annual Hornitos Enchilada Dinner to be held in historic Hornitos on Saturday, March 3 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at Golden Stag Hall.  More...

Community conference set

On Saturday, March 17 the community at large is invited to an all-day conference at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds entitled “Ever Better Community.” Organized by a group of local residents, the aim of the meeting is to explore all the wa More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Feb. 24   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Friendly visitor program revived

John C. Fremont Healthcare District’s Private Duty department has announced the revival of the Friendly Visitor program. More...

Thank you

The annual St. Joseph’s Ladies’ Guild rummage Sale, held on Feb. 3 and 4, was a huge success!.Many thanks to all those who came by and supported the sale, and to all who helped. We are indeed grateful. See you next year.  St. More...

Living Healthy in the Sierras

Healthy Living in the Sierra

Dear Dr. Lisa,  My hip keeps popping repeatedly when I do certain dance moves at jazzercise. It’s annoying! What’s it mean? – Hip Pop Star   Dear Hip Pop,  More...

Pet Connection

Readers’ pet photos bulge GAZETTE files

CUTE PET CONTEST

More than a dozen readers have answered the GAZETTE’S call for the county’s cutest pet photos.  More...

Inside Education

Elegant Dress project continues

Soroptimist International of Mariposa and the Mariposa County High School Associated Student Body are collecting formal dresses for The Elegant Dress Closet service project. More...

DAR honors Housler for being a good citizen

The Merced River Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held an award ceremony and reception to honor the six students in the class of 2012 chosen by their respective high schools to receive the prestigious DAR Good Citiz More...

DPHS homecoming court

The 2012 Don Pedro High School homecoming court is pictured, back row, from left, queen Angelina Luna and King Kenneth Lininger; and front row, from left, junior princess and prince Donna Watson and More...

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