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June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Several complaints were lodged about CHP, Secret Service speeding incident

Unless you had crawled under a rock for the past couple of weeks, you are probably aware that President Barack Obama visited Yosemite National Park. More...

Missing man is found after search operation

A search for a missing Mariposa County man was successful on Monday of this week. According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, Ronald Hughes, 74, was last seen on Saturday, June 25. More...

Local News

Your photos

Mariposa County resident Rebecca Mock submitted this photo taken in the spring in Yosemite Valey. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Teen seriously injured in Saturday accident

An El Portal teen was seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck this past weekend. More...

Bear cub in road leads to wreck with CHP car

A bear cub in the road led to an accident involving a California Highway Patrol vehicle last week. According to the CHP, at around 10:58 a.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Dillon Harsh

It is with sadness and deep sorrow that we must announce the passing of Dillon Harsh. Dillon was born Dec. 10, 1996 and passed away at the age of 19 due to a 13 year battle with cancer. More...

Sports

THROW BACK

A look back at the 1975 MCHS football team — is it the greatest?

It’s been just over 40 years since the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies football team made a remarkable run in one of the school’s greatest seasons ever. More...

Students push with hard work, earn black belts at martial arts demo

Nobody is saying the kids of the Mariposa Martial Arts Academy are ninjas, but no one has seen them and ninjas at the same time. More...

7-on-7 provides worthwhile practice for MCHS gridders

Perhaps you’ve heard of seven-on-seven football . Maybe you’re wondering what it is and why more and more high school teams seem to be taking part in it during the summer months. More...

Tree mortality grows tremendously

Mariposa County now has an estimated 3.2 million dead trees

It was as bad as many expected. Maybe even worse. Last week, officials from CAL FIRE released the latest information from the U.S. Forest Service about the number of dead trees in the state. The number is staggering. More...

Woman drowns in Merced River

Tragic scene

A woman visiting from Hawaii drowned in the Merced River this past weekend. According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, Sucheta Bhattacharya, 35, was swimming in the river when she was swept away by the current. More...

Supes vote to fund extra fire protection

A major step was taken Tuesday for increased fire protection in Mariposa County. More...

Commentary

Property taxes to increase by 13 percent in coming year

California Commentary

In Chicago, escalating property taxes are headline news. With the average property tax bill due to go up by 13 percent – and more increases in subsequent years virtually guaranteed – home ownership in the Windy City is in deep peril. More...

Letters

No excuse for official vehicles speeding

I heartily agree with Mr. Randy Henkle regarding the recent visit by the Secret Service. On Thursday, June 16 on my way to an appointment, I happened to encounter some 10 large black SUVs at the intersection of Hwy 49 and 140. More...

Bond proposal simply means more debt

Editor, It’s inevitable now we have evolved into this myriad of spending money we don’t have. More...

Milestones

LDS church to host free breakfast

The public is invited to a free Fourth of July breakfast. It will be held Monday, July 4, from 7:30-9 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Pancakes, eggs and bacon will be served, along with orange juice and milk. More...

Card of Thanks

The Board of Directors of the Friends of the Library (FoL) would like to thank all of the dozens of volunteers who worked diligently during the May book sale. We set a record in proceeds with over $7,000 in sales and memberships. More...

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa Miners Special Olympics Team recently hosted a regional track meet for Stanislaus and Merced Counties. We hired local Pathos Screen Printing to print over 300 Tshirts for the event. More...

Inside Education

Scholarships Class of 2016

Above are photos of local organizations with the Mariposa County High School students they awarded scholarships to this school year. See next week’s Education section for more of the MCHS scholarship photos. More...

Bolar joins SFCS as new principal/superintendent

Sierra Foothill Charter School announces new leadership

Sierra Foothill Charter School will be under the direction of a new leader this school year. More...

SFCS holds spring recital

On Thursday evening, May 26, Sierra Foothill Charter School held its Spring Music Recital. More...

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