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April 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Upcoming fair to spotlight Parker

Yosemite’s longtime demonstrator will get nod at next county fair

Julia Parker, the renowned basket-weaver who is one of the longestserving employees in Yosemite National Park, will receive a special honor at this summer’s Mariposa County Fair. More...

Residents debate out-of-county sales of well water

One claims neighbor’s ‘aggressive watering’ reduced his water flow

Like other drought-ravaged counties, Mariposa needs to regulate sales of underground water to conserve the precious resource, several residents said at last Friday’s planning commission meeting. More...

Local News

Band marathon will be in honor of Phillip Smith

Grizzly Band, others featured in day of music

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band will host the Dr. Phillip M. Smith Band Marathon on Saturday, April 25 at the Mariposa Museum and History Center. The event will kick off at 9 a.m. with the Grammywinning Grizzly Band playing. More...

Ceremony slated to honor victims of crime

Sheriff Binnewies, others will speak

April 19-25 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, and this year is dedicated to engaging communities and empowering victims. More...

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A full house turned up for last Saturday's Spring Fling fundraiser put on at the Mariposa Senior Activity Center by volunteers from John C. Fremont hospital. More...

Milestones

LOST IN DESERT MOSES FOUND FOOD

Moses and the people were in the desert, but what was he going to do with them? They had to be fed, and feeding two or three million people requires a lot of food. More...

Card of Thanks

The volunteers of Manna House would like to thank several people who made it possible for us to distribute Easter groceries to the less fortunate in our community. More...

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa Pioneer Wagon Train wants to thank the Mariposa Pizza Factory for its sponsorship of prizes for our Junior Cowboy Poetry Contest. We would also like to thank Sal’s Mexican Restaurant for its help with prizes. More...

Inside Education

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Summit Christian School students recently participated in the Young Master's Art Show, which was sponsored by the Mariposa County Arts Council. More...

Student of the Week

Greeley Hill Gold Rush Charter School has chosen kindergarten student Tanner Amos as the outstanding student of the month. He was nominated by his teacher, Lois Keller. Tanner is friendly and loves to greet the staff when he arrives at school. More...

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Erika Miranda's fifth and sixth grade class at Sierra Foothill Charter School recently provided a wax museum of living history for student and families. More...

Drought idles turbine, just as dam is poised for payoff

With a snowpack, Lake McClure settlement might pump big money into county budget, transforming local services

The end of a legal faceoff between the county and the Merced Irrigation District might significantly boost the county’s budget—but only when rain and snow fall on the Sierra. More...

Department heads will receive first raise since 2009

Pay hike may make recruiting easier

For the first time since 2009, some Mariposa County department heads will be getting a raise. More...

State to extend lifeline to homes left high and dry

$2.7 million effort will truck water to spent well properties

A little over two years ago, Kevin Maxey noted something odd about his Grist Road water well. “It started with air bubbles coming out of the faucet,” he recalled last week. “Then it started spitting air and water. More...

Call for Personal Notes

In its new format, the MARIPOSA GAZETTE will run brief personal notes of diverse description. To submit one, please email the text to editor@mariposagazette.com, or drop a card to P.O. Box 38, Mariposa, CA 95338. More...

Letters

Letter to editor

The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) was founded in 1986 when residents of Bloomington, Ind., rallied around a toddler who needed a life-saving liver transplant. More...

Letter to editor

I deduced from watching television shows this month that Iran already has nuclear bombs. It seems obvious that Iran must have all the fissionable material it will ever need, because they are selling it to Russia. More...

Letter to editor

I read with deep concern in the April 9 MARIPOSA GAZETTE about the plight of Tom and Donna Santi and the fundraiser being held by the 1850 restaurant on April 27 from 5 to 9 p.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Obituary

William “Bill” R. Whitla, a resident of Hornitos, passed away in Modesto on April 7. More...

Obituary

Elaine Marie Johnson Dodd, 99, daughter of Ebba (Abbie) and Ernest Johnson, died April 7, 2015 of natural causes. Elaine was born on March 17, 1916 in Haxtun, Colo. More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies capture third in tournament

MCHS goes 3-1 at Nor-Cal

The MCHS varsity girls softball squad posted three victories against a single defeat to claim third place in the Nor-Cal Tournament held in Tracy on April 9-10. More...

Fair Rodeo Royalty applications available

Open to young women 6 to 21

The Mariposa Friends of the Fair Foundation, along with the Rodeo Royalty Committee, has announced that the 2015 Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty Applications and Rules are now available for this year’s contest. More...

Grizzlies take two at Hilmar tourney

Mariposa’s varsity baseball team won two out of three contests last week at the Hilmar Tournament. In their first game, the Grizzlies bowed to Southern League foe Gustine, 16- 5. More...

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