Whitten wins Hance Memorial Award



PHOTO COURTESY OF NPS 2009 BARRY HANCE AWARD WINNER CINDY WHITTEN (CENTER) WITH CHIEF OF ADMINISTRATION KATARIINA TUOVINEN, LEFT, AND SUPERINTENDENT DON NEUBACHER. Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announced last week that Cindy Whitten is the recipient of the 2009 Barry Hance Memorial Award. Whitten, the acting human resources officer and workers compensation program manager, received the award at […]

Park bustles with summer visitors



THRONGS OF PEOPLE CROSS THE STREET NEAR YOSEMITE FALLS IN YOSEMITE VALLEY LAST WEEK. THE PARK IS BUSTLING WITH VISITORS. BY JILL BALLINGER GAZETTE EDITOR Yosemite Valley is awash in all its summer splendor and is getting a boost by the thunderous waterfalls that have been fed by a heavy, late snowpack. As such, visitors are flocking to Yosemite and […]

Butler released from hospital



MIKE BUTLER Mike Butler, who was injured in a hang gliding accident in Yosemite National Park on June 10, has been released from the hospital. According to his son Elijah, Butler returned to Mariposa on Monday. Butler is not out of the woods yet, however. Elijah said his father is waiting about four weeks to learn if surgery will be […]

Ground breaking



MARIPOSA COUNTY DIGNITARIES BROKE GROUND ON THE NEW HUMAN SERVICES COMPLEX DURING A SPECIAL CEREMONY HELD ON SITE ON HIGHWAY 49 NORTH ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON. LEFT TO RIGHT ARE HUMAN SERVICES DIRECTOR JIM RYDINGSWORD, CLERK OF THE BOARD MAGGIE WILLIAMS, SUPERVISOR JANET BIBBY, SUPERVISOR JIM ALLEN, SUPERVISOR BRAD ABORN, SUPERVISOR LYLE TURPIN, SUPERVISOR KEVIN CANN, COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER RICK BENSON, […]

Mariposa remembers its last legal hanging



This weekend, Mariposa will commemorate the 131st anniversary of the county’s last legal hanging. The hanging of Henry Ivy took place at noon on June 27, 1879. Starting at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 25 (hangman’s day), and repeating at 11:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday, June 26 and 27, historically accurate reenactments of the hanging will take place […]

MCUSD approves superintendent contract, looks to take back Wawona Elementary



The Mariposa County Unified School District officially has a new superintendent. That person is one in the same as the man who has been doing the job for the past several months. At its regular meeting on June 17, the board of trustees unanimously approved a contract offer to Aaron Rosander. He has been the acting superintendent since March of […]

CCC hosts meeting



On Tuesday night, July 20 at 6:30 p.m., at the Coulterville Old School House, North County residents can learn what kind of help is available in the area and how to access it. A panel of public officials and volunteer leaders will cover a wide range of topics from large disasters to personal emergencies. Dr. Charles Mosher, Mariposa County public […]

MSO plans concert



The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s annual musical salute to America’s birth will be held on Saturday, June 26 at 7 p.m. in the Amphitheatre at Mariposa County Park in a concert conducted by the MSO’s Founding Music Director Les Marsden. This year’s outdoor concert under-the-stars will offer many patriotic potboilers. Every year, Marsden invites Mariposa County students aged 8 to 18-years-old […]

Wichmann earns kudos in gridiron classic



Although it was in a losing effort, Mariposa’s Cody Wichmann may have gotten a glimpse of his future in last Saturday night’s 37th annual Lions’ All-Star Classic football game at UOP stadium in Stockton. The former 6’6” 290-pound Grizzly, was moved to the interior defensive line at nose guard for this North-South gridiron clash, and he made his mark. Wichmann […]

Friday, June 25



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 the corner of 12th and Jones Street (next to the old First Baptist Church), every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 966-5780 or 966-5542. Narcotics Anonymous […]