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August 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Dead and distressed trees are a danger to residents of the Sierra

Committee will try to find funding

Millions of dead trees. That’s the reality of the Sierra Nevada foothills, especially the area that runs from Porterville in the south to Placerville in the northern part of the state. More...

Local youth’s 4-H project to create ‘Field of Service’

Proceeds from project to help fund museum

A local 4-H member is undertaking a project to pay tribute to all military, law enforcement, fire fighting personnel, first responders, and other special people, while at the same time helping to raise funds a local organization. More...

Foster Ace Hardware’s huge expansion targets selection

Grand opening scheduled for October 10

When Troy Foster moved to Mariposa in 2005, he knew what he wanted to do. Foster and his family owned a vacation home in Mariposa, and Foster quickly decided he liked living in Mariposa better than Los Angeles. More...

Local News

AAUW fills backpacks for students

Group helps kids prepare for classes

Several members of the Mariposa AAUW (American Association of University Women) recently gathered at the Tavis Corporation conference room to fill 34 backpacks with school supplies donated by AAUW members. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

August 17 • Two missing lambs were reported from Highway 49 South. • A caller from Carter Road reported a deer in distress. • Reports of dead bats were received from Old Yosemite Road in Coulterville and Kimberly Drive in Mariposa. More...

Reprinted from May 7, 1921

E.V. Givens of Lingard, who owns a placer property in Indian Gulch, returned Monday from his property in the mountains, bringing with him a sack of the yellow stuff. Mr. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

John Hampton Pool, Jr.

John Hampton Pool, Jr., 68, of Mariposa, died Aug. 20, 2015 in a single car accident. More...

Ruth Marian Greer

Long-time Mariposa resident, Ruth Marian Greer, known to her friends as Marian, died peacefully in her sleep on Aug. 14, 2015 at her daughter’s home in Concord. Marian was born in Tulare on Sept. More...

The MCHS varsity volleyball team won 1st place in the fifth annual Dig-In Volleyball Tournament.  Free Access 

September 1, 2015 - The varsity volleyball team poses before their game against Summerville on Monday. More...

Volunteer, Fran Powell-Horn, helps at Greeley Hill's Red Cloud Library  Free Access 

August 28, 2015 - Fran Powell-Horn, a volunteer at the Red Cloud Library in Greeley Hill and former teacher at Mariposa County Unified High School, donates her time at the Red Cloud Library. More...

Hit-and-run driver kills bicyclist on Highway 49 North

Mariposa man arrested after fleeing the scene

A Mariposa man struck and killed a bicyclist on Sunday, Aug. 23 about 12:30 p.m. More...

Labor Day Parade honors Robinson

Long-time resident is grand marshal

Since 1946, Phil Robinson has been a fixture in Mariposa County. Robinson is a member of the local Lions Club, and he’s an Odd Fellow and a Clamper. More...

Photo submissions sought

The MARIPOSAGAZETTE, is featuring a photograph at the top of the front page each week portraying locations, events, scenery or other subjects, historical or current, that are representative of Mariposa County. More...

Letters

Pekin ducks are her livestock of choice

Hello, my name is Bernadette Wall and this is my fifth year in 4-H. For the last five years I have been showing Pekin ducks. Pekin ducks are perfect ducks for meat because of their big breasts and large bodies. I love their pretty white feathers. More...

Sad to see doctors leave

I agree with the letter in the Aug. 20 edition of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE written by Gina Fenske. I am dismayed Dr. Rodgers and the Sierra Rural Physicians will no longer serve in the emergency room at John C. Fremont Hospital. More...

Showing in FFA market and showmanship

Hello. As you may already know, my name is Wyatt Wass. I am 18 years old and just graduated from Mariposa County High School this last June. More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

I am overwhelmed by not only all the cards that I received, but also by the sheer number of family, friends, neighbors and old co-workers who attended the service and Celebration of Life for my late husband, William Perry. More...

Inside Education

Giving teacher a gift

Sierra Foothill Charter School staff welcomed new and returning students to the start of a new school year on Wednesday, Aug. 19. More...

Columbia College helps develop forestry skills

Program prepares students for career

Columbia College, located in Sonora, offers a setting in which to develop the skills, knowledge and experience necessary for a career in the field of forestry and natural resources. More...

UC Merced receives grant for support

Money will fund STEP program

A new grant from the U.S. Department of Education will help UC Merced establish important support services for first-generation and lowincome students who have yet to declare a major. More...

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