MCUSD seeks safe routes to school funds



The Mariposa County Unified School District wants to make getting to and from school safer for its students and for the community. The district is applying for grant funding from the Safe Routes to School program. In August 2005, the Federal aid Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program was created by Section 1404 of the federal transportation bill, the Safe, […]

Bus visits climb 46%



Thanks in large part to the Yosemite Mariposa Tourism Bureau, bus visits through the Arch Rock entrance of Yosemite National Park have increase by 46 percent this year. Mariposa County Supervisor Kevin Cann made the announcement at Tuesday’s board meeting. Cann said that visitation at other entrances to the Park is also up, but not as much as through Arch […]

Dousing the blaze



GAZETTE PHOTO DAN TUCKER FIREFIGHTERS GAIN THE UPPER HAND ON A VEGETATION FIRE ON SILVA ROAD LAST THURSDAY. REPORTEDLY THE FIRE WAS SPARKED BY A RIDING LAWN MOWER, THE THIRD SUCH INCIDENT SO FAR THIS SEASON. THE BLAZE CONSUMED ABOUT FIVE ACRES OF DRY VEGETATION. FIRE OFFICIALS ARE WARNING THAT VEGETATION IS DRYING RAPIDLY IN CURRENT HIGH TEMPERATURES AND EXTREME […]

Karl Rove will speak at UC Merced



The University of California, Merced, will welcome its latest high-profile figure to campus this fall, as former presidential advisor Karl Rove will speak and hold book signing on campus Oct. 8. Rove, who served as deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President George W. Bush, will also take part in a question-andanswer session after his speech. He is […]

And so it begins



A FEW OF THE VOLUNTEERS WHO BEGAN WORK ON GRIZZLY STADIUM EARLY LAST SATURDAY MORNING ARE PICTURED ABOVE. LEFT TO RIGHT ARE ROB HAMBLETON, BILL VERLEY, FLOYD DAVIS, ALAN DAYHOFF AND RANDY BROWER, ALL MEMBERS OF THE MARIPOSA COUNTY CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION. RENOVATION OF THE FACILITIES IS NOW IN FULL SWING, AND MORE VOLUNTEER ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED. RESIDENTS WHO WOULD LIKE […]

Friday, July 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 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 […]

Saturday, July 17



Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Narcotics Anonymous – 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). Trap/5-Stand – at the Fish and Game range on Old Highway at 10 a.m. Contact Stan Rothfuss at 769-4324 for information. Rifle and pistol shoot – at […]

Sunday, July 18



Alcoholics Anonymous – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. La Grange Rebekahs Breakfast – at the Odd Fellows Hall from 7 to 11 a.m. $6 for biscuits and gravy, ham and cheese omelette, pancakes, coffee and orange juice. For information, call 853-2128 or 853- 2027. … An online […]

Monday, July 19



Canteen Coffee Time – every Monday at Happy Burger Diner from 6 to 10 a.m. for veterans and their spouses. Free coffee or tea. Narcotics Anonymous – 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Prayer and support […]

Tuesday, July 20



Take Off Pounds Sensibly Methodist Church Parish Hall on Sixth Street at 9:30 to 11 a.m. For information call 966-6061 or 374- 3280. Senior Center – Bridge at 9 a.m. Bootjack Stompers: Square and line dance workshop at Bootjack Stompers Hall. Line dance class with George Morrell begins at 6 p.m. Square dance class for new dancers from 7 to […]