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April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

School board scuttles football games in stadium

Gridiron clashes will be held at local fairgrounds

Despite opposition from coaches, players and family members, the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees voted on April 16 to move high school football games to the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

New supervisors reflect on their first few months

Long, Smallcombe represent opposing ends of the county

Sworn to the county board in January, supervisors Marshall Long and Rosemarie Smallcombe come from different worlds. Long hails from a ranching family, with dad Frank Long serving three terms on the board of supervisors from 1968 to 1980. More...

New burn rules to start on Monday

With local grass and other fuels drying out, local CAL FIRE officials have announced that burn permits will soon be required for all hazard-reduction burning on private lands. More...

Local News

Local bike park is in the running for grant

Votes must be in by April 26

Exchequer Bike Park, located near Lake McClure, is in a semi-finalist to receive a $100,000 Bell Helmets Built Grant. The grant would be used to construct a “Double- Black-Diamond” gravity trail at the new bike park. More...

Photo

Boy Scouts of America Troop 94 held a fundraiser for summer camp by selling beef, chicken and vegetable kabobs from the troop's new barbecue at the Las Mariposas Civil War Days on the Long Ranch, whi More...

Rebekahs meet Sunday

The Snelling Rebekahs meet for a monthly breakfast on the fourth Sunday of each month. The cost is $5, and the gathering begins at 11 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Snelling. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Obituary

Thena Mimler passed away on April 10 at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. She was 89. Thena Louise Knight was born Nov. 29, 1925, in Manchester, N.H. to Burton Wilder Knight and Gertrude Caldwell Knight. More...

Sports

Grizzlies sweep Gustine to stay in hunt for SL crown

Mariposa’s varsity baseball squad swept its home-andhome series against Gustine last week, putting two more notches in their Southern League victory belt as they march toward the SL pennant. More...

JV girls throttle Gustine

After a 13-day hiatus due to spring break, the junior varsity girls softball team picked up right where they left off last week, defeating Gustine 17-13 in a Southern League contest. More...

Lady Grizzlies thrash Denair, upend Gustine

MCHS adds SL victories

Last week, Mariposa’s varsity softball squad rolled up another pair of Southern League victories, whitewashing Denair, 20-0, and topping Gustine, 7-4. More...

GAZETTE launches new Facebook page

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 3:16 p.m. - Make sure to visit the Gazette's new Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mariposa-Gazette/172832756128826. More...

Residents are warned about burglaries  Free Access 

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 9 a.m. - The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of the Lushmeadows and Ponderosa Basin communities about a string of burglaries that have occurred there recently. More...

Same-sex controversy rocks Sierra Foothill Charter School

Fresno State production with sensitive topic riles parents

“And Then Came Tango,” a play about two male penguins that can be read as a lesson about samesex relationships, has unleashed a storm of controversy as it moved toward a performance date at Sierra Foothill Charter School. More...

Divided board tightens mine permit rules

Supervisors Long, Jones, cast dissenting votes

In a 3-2 vote, the board of supervisors last week narrowly approved a stricter set of procedures that require board review and approval for large-scale mining operations. More...

Woman endured abuse, now speaks for others on Friday

Once beaten, resident is now standing tall

Luane Sandoval knew she had to get out. Sandoval was in a bad relationship with a man who both verbally and physically abused her. For years, domestic violence ruled her life, with police reports dotting the time she spent in the relationship. More...

Butterfly Festival to flutter into town

Event kicks off with Taste of Mariposa

The tenth-annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival will start on Friday, May 1, at 6 p.m. with the Taste of Mariposa at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Letters

Letter to editor

On April 16, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced that common fishing tackle would remain on a list of consumer products marked to undergo a costly and onerous regulatory process, a reckless move that could lead to a More...

Letter to editor

This letter is in reply to the letter form Jane Huffaker that ran in the MARIPOSA GAZETTE on April 2, 2015. First, welcome to Mariposa. We are a generous community and love our town. Helping the less fortunate has always been noted here. More...

Letter to editor

Just wanted to do a quick word of praise for Verizon. I had read the articles about them upgrading service in Mariposa and, of course, was skeptical. More...

Milestones

Wedding Anniversary

On April 10, Harlan and Sandi Skar of Midpines marked their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married April 10, 1965, in Sacramento and remained there until moving to Midpines in 2004. More...

Aglow is on Friday

The Aglow prayer group meets the fourth Friday of each month. This month’s gathering happens at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Mariposa County Library at 10th and Bullion streets. For more information, call 966-5457. More...

Canteen coffee time is Monday

Mariposa’s Happy Burger restaurant offers free coffee, tea or fountain drinks to veterans and their spouses on Monday mornings from 5:30 to 11:30 a.m. Happy Burger is located at 5120 Highway 140 in town. More...

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