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August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

CAL FIRE: Make Labor Day fire safe  Free Access 

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 - 1:45 p.m. - Mariposa County's CAL FIRE unit today asked residents to exercise extreme fire caution this Labor Day weekend. More...

Mariposa’s favorite event steps off Friday

Whether its the tempting scents wafting across the fairgrounds from the food vendors, the gleeful squeals from youngsters on carnival rides, the pounding hooves in the Gold Bowl arena, or the camaraderie experienced at the beer parlor, the Mariposa C More...

Crop report shows effects of drought

GAZETTE CORRESPONDENT The bedrock of agriculture in Mariposa County, those cattle that dot the hills of the county, took a hit in 2013 from drought and tough times. More...

Weaver finds wisdom, recognition in her craft

The textile artist Kanako, who raises cashmere goats and spins their fiber into award-winning garments, may be the Mariposa County Fair’s most-recognized craftsperson. Most recognized, that is, in terms of first-place ribbons. More...

Local News

Great Sierra River Clean-up is slated

The sixth annual Great Sierra River Clean-up will take place on Saturday, Sept. 20. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

August 18 • A domestic dispute occurred on St. Andrews Road. • A call reporting a bat to be dispatched and bat exposure was taken from Davis Road in Midpines. More...

County Fire Response Report

August 18 – August 24EMS - 12Fire – 0 Structure, 0 VegetationPublic Assist - 2Auto Collision – 4 Auto collisions are on the rise. More...

Milestones

Tanguma-Pratt

Alana Jane Tanguma and Michael Christopher Pratt were married on July 12, 2014 at the Leo Carrillo Ranch in Carlsbad (San Diego County). More...

Thank you

The Mariposa County High School Alumni Association gives its thanks to the local businesses that donated to the fund-raising raffle held at the annual Mariposa County High School Alumni picnic in June, and the upcoming breakfast and business gatherin More...

Thank you

My family and I would like to thank everyone who supported the recent fundraiser that helped us after the June 22 fire destroyed my home near the intersection of Colorado Road and Highway 140. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

A look back at the Mariposa County Fair

Fair story will be one special item on display

On Monday, Aug. 21, 1939, the local chamber of commerce reached a decision at a meeting at the old Butterfly Cafe. More...

Inside Education

Students play with food, learn to think

Marshmallows and spaghetti aren’t usually thought of as teaching aids, but for students at Mariposa Elementary School, they are the path to a new way of learning. More...

New kindergarteners meet teacher

Woodland Elementary School students started the new school year on Tuesday, Aug. 19. Here, Woodland’s new kindergarten teacher Michelle Jones welcomes her students on the first day. More...

Exercise helps kids in school

(StatePoint) Physical activity may not be the first thing parents or teachers think about when they want to boost a child’s academic performance, but evidence supports the notion that a bit of exercise for the body is beneficial to the brain as More...

CHP plans strict enforcement for weekend  Free Access 

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 - 4 p.m. - The California Highway Patrol reminds motorists that the agency will be in strict-enforcement mode this Labor Day weekend. Plans include a DUI checkpoint in the county on Saturday evening and early Sunday morning. More...

Yosemite Lodge employee is charged with theft  Free Access 

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. - A federal grand jury has indicted former Yosemite Lodge employee Jason Wilson, 34, on charges of wire fraud and theft, U.S. Attorney Benjamin J. Wagner announced yesterday. More...

Fatal plunge

Emergency response personnel respond to an accident on Highway 49 South Tuesday afternoon. More...

Five vie for board posts

Candy O’Donel- Browne knows how important John C. Fremont Hospital is to Mariposa County. O’Donel-Brown’s son was treated at the hospital when he was 18. More...

Hodson takes reins as interim CAO

Mary Hodson, a Cathey’s Valley resident who was eyeing retirement just a few months ago, will now serve as the county’s top manager until a permanent replacement for outgoing County Adminstrative Officer Rick Benson is hired. More...

Letters

Proceeds will go to fair

Hello, my name is Collin Billings. I am 15 years old and I am in my sixth year of showing hogs at the Mariposa County Fair, and my second year in the FFA at Mariposa County High School. More...

Ready to show lamb

Hi, my name is Dom Brandauer. I am 15 years old and I love being a part of the FFA and showing animals. I started showing when I was eight years old. I really enjoy showing sheep for the fair. More...

Ready to show his animal

My name is Codey Sullivan, and I am in the Mariposa FFA. I would like to invite you to this year’s Mariposa County Fair. The fair is so much fun. I have worked really hard on my animal this year. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Aug. 29 Reformers Unanimous - a free addictions program held at 5005 Frank Wilson Road every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 966-5780 or 966-5542. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Linda Louise Mansell

Linda Louise Mansell, a longtime Mariposa resident, lost her battle with cancer on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, surrounded by her family. Linda was a retired special education teacher for more than 20 years in Mariposa. More...

Frederick A. Dixon

Frederick A. Dixon died peacefully at home in Mariposa on Aug. 23, 2014. He was 84. Frederick was born in Chicago, Ill. on Jan. 27, 1930 and settled in Southern California in 1956, where he made a living as a truck driver. He retired to Mariposa More...

Sports

Grizzly gridders debut tonight

Mariposa’s varsity and junior varsity football teams will launch their 2014 campaigns this evening in Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium on the MCHS campus. More...

High Sierra struggle

Bill Shelton of Mariposa struggles to get his feet back in the stirrups as his horse, George, ascends Cougar Rock during the grueling, 100-mile, 24-hour Tevis endurance race last month. More...

Ramblin’ for paydirt

Mariposa Bears’ junior varsity running back Mathew Norland (No. 1) scampers for a 10-yard touchdown in last Saturday’s Trans-Valley Youth Football League action in Delhi. More...

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