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February 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

County may consider joining FEMA program

Mariposa County is only one in state not now in national flood insurance program

The recent rain in Mariposa County has not been typical. After suffering for five years through a drought, things have changed dramatically in the County in just the past month. Lake McClure was at 6 percent just a few years ago. More...

School district moving forward on Measure L

The voters spoke loud and clear. Now, the burden is on the Mariposa County Unified School District. “It shows they put their faith and support in us,” said Superintendent Robin Hopper. More...

Local News

Stobbe is leaving public works role

Mariposa County Department of Public Works Director Tony Stobbe is leaving his position.  Stobbe announced last week he will be leaving the County post on Feb. More...

Road near Lake Don Pedro closed to travel

For first time in 20 years, controlled spillway gates opened

For the first time in 20 years, the controlled spillway gates at Lake Don Pedro were opened.  Officials from the Turlock Irrigation District made the announcement on Monday. The gates opened at 3 p.m.  More...

Your photos

Reader Carol Ream submitted this photo of a lightning bolt taken from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? More...

Milestones

Thomas will debut novel on Saturday

Vicki D. Thomas, author of “The Long Dark Cloak,” will be at her book launch and release party this weekend. The event will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Mariposa County Library, 4978 10th St., Mariposa. More...

Volunteers are sought for Go West Festival

Though the second annual Mariposa Go West Festival is not until this fall, planning is well underway for the event.  Because of that, organizers are looking for people interested in volunteering for the event.  Especially needed are people More...

Soroptimist holding Spring Fiesta March 25

Soroptimist International of Mariposa will hold a Spring Fiesta Dinner & Dance on Saturday, March 25 at the Mariposa Fairgrounds, Manzanita Room.  It will feature a taco bar dinner. Tickets are $25. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. More...

Inside Education

Mariposan Krystal Robinson enjoys time studying abroad

Until January, Krystal Robinson had never flown on an airplane.  By the end of January, Robinson had traveled to Rome, Italy, for an experience of a lifetime.  “It was amazing,” Robinson said.  More...

Fry bread Friday: ag leadership class at MCHS learns life hacks

In other news, donkey basketball games to be held on Feb. 28

Students at Mariposa County High School may have been wondering why the hallways smelled so good on Friday, Feb. 10.  All they would have had to do is go into Room 9 — the kitchen area — for the answer. More...

MCUSD bus drivers are wanted

Mariposa County Unified School District is recruiting school bus drivers. More...

MCHS lady hoopsters defeat Vacaville to advance in playoffs  Free Access 

MCHS builds large lead early on

The Mariposa County High School girls basketball team came out with aggression tonight, winning 64-37 over Vacaville Christian. More...

McClintock stands firm during town hall event

Meeting turns out to be exercise in democracy

It was billed as a meeting that could possibly turn ugly. But what it actually turned out to be was an exercise in traditional American democracy. A town hall meeting hosted by Republican Rep. More...

Lights, camera, action

TV show filmed in Coulterville does well at Sundance festival

Editor’s note: This is the first in a More...

Letters

Town needs to be cleaned up

Editor,  Having spent 41 years in the tourism business, I feel I know what I am talking about when I say Mariposa cannot and will not be accepted as a destination unless it first takes a hard look at itself and uses appropriate measures to corre More...

Trump doing what he said

Editor,  Trump, in just one month, makes America first again:  • Starts to build the wall. More...

Where has civility gone?

Editor,  Where has civility gone when addressing issues of concern to us? I am referring to the recent opinion letter authored by a former Mariposa County Planning Commissioner, Heather Bernikoff.  More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Mini art show is scheduled   It is time to get out your magnifying glasses or use the ones provided by Sierra Artists Gallery to view the annual Miniature Show entries.  The show will open on March 20 with entries from overseas and many oth More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Wilda LaCava

Wilda Vivian LaCava, age 95, passed away peacefully on Feb. 12, 2017, in Madera. More...

Our obituary policy for submission to Gazette

At the Mariposa Gazette we continue a deep-seeded newspaper tradition no longer practiced by the majority of publications.  That tradition is publishing obituaries for free. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 2/25/2017 5:58 PM

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Boys basketball, wrestling teams see seasons come to close  Free Access 

The Mariposa County High School boys basketball team went on the road for the opening game of the 2017 playoffs. Playing at Argonaut, MCHS was defeated 75-50, meaning MCHS is now eliminated.  More...

MCHS lady hoopsters defeat Vacaville to advance in playoffs  Free Access 

MCHS builds large lead early on

The Mariposa County High School girls basketball team came out with aggression tonight, winning 64-37 over Vacaville Christian. More...

MCHS hoop teams earn share of league titles

Playoffs set to begin this week with boys opening at Argonaut and girls facing winner of Vacaville Christian and Greene Academy

Judging by the parking lot at Mariposa County High School on the evening of Feb. 15, there was a big event going on. And there certainly was. The MCHS boys basketball team hosted Orestimba, the only league team to defeat MCHS this season. More...

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