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April 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Traffic stop yields bales of marijuana

Lakeport man held on $100,000 bond

In the wee hours of last Sunday morning, a Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputy made a routine traffic enforcement stop on Old Toll Road. That’s where the “routine” definition of the stop came to a halt. More...

Butterfly Festival set to take flight this weekend

Parade, butterfly releases, music and more will be featured

If you are ready to spread your wings, this weekend is your chance. The annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival is set for this Friday through Sunday. More...

Local News

Chris, Kathy Chase honored for their community service

A local couple has been honored as the 2015 Sheriff’s Citizens of the Year. Chris and Kathy Chase were presented with the award last Saturday during the annual Mariposa County Search and Rescue (SAR) dinner. More...

Preparedness will be topic during meeting

Disaster preparation will be the topic of an upcoming meeting in Mariposa. The meeting will feature a presentation by Mariposa County Emergency Planner Don Florence. It will be from 3-4:30 p.m. More...

Writers gather on Thursdays

The Mariposa Writers meet every Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa. All types of writing, including life stories, poetry, fiction, humor, science fiction and children’s stories, are discussed. More...

Inside Education

Leadership changes affect schools in Mariposa County

Woodland and Lake Don Pedro Elementary Schools will begin the 2016- 17 school year with new leadership at the helm. Current Woodland principal More...

Gorham earns award at AAUW Speech Trek contest

Mariposa County High School student, Claire Gorham, earned third place and $500 in the 2016 AAUW “Speech Trek” contest hosted by the State AAUW (American Association of University Women) at San Mateo on Saturday, April 16. More...

Open house scheduled

Monday, May 16 is open house at Lake Don Pedro Elementary School from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Parents are invited to the school to visit their child’s classroom and see what their child has been doing this year. More...

Man could face life for eight sex-related charges

A man could face life in prison on sex-related charges. Michael Lawrence Appling, 24, who lives in Monterey but reportedly was raised and attended school in Mariposa, made an appearance Monday in Mariposa Superior Court. More...

Inferno consumes Fed Ex truck after crash on Indian Peak Road

If you were expecting a Fed Ex package on Thusday, April 21, there’s a chance it wasn’t delivered — and will never be. More...

Dillon Harsh is an inspiration to all

High school senior is 13-year cancer survivor

Editor’s note: This is the first in a More...

GAZETTE office moving April 29

We’re moving. The offices of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE will be relocating to 5108 Highway 140, Suite B in Mariposa. It’s in the former Sierra Telephone building. Our offices will be officially opening tomorrow, April 29 in the new location. More...

Letters

Great work by businesses

In July of 2014, my wife, Sue, and I contracted with Alltrade Construction, which is owned by Eric Weihe, to paint our house and out buildings. More...

Steps needed to alleviate drought

When I worked for the U.S. Forest Service at North Fork, I recorded the weather in the oldest weather bureau in California. They left us a daily record from 1903 to the present. More...

Thanks to Mariposa community

Hello, my name is John Sheetz and I graduated last June 2015 from MCHS and have been attending Cal Poly University at San Luis Obispo since last fall. More...

Sports

For the love of sports

Dalton Rockwood to play ball at Feather River, a two-year college

Dalton Rockwood has wanted to play college basketball for a long time, but wasn't necessarily expecting it to happen. More...

For the love of sports

Kendall Rose will join her boyfriend, rodeo at same school

The last two years have been a trial for rodeo athlete Kendall Rose, but the 18-year-old Mariposa County High School senior has hung tough. More...

Leonard, Rockwood chosen to play in six-county all-star game

Mariposa County High School basketball players Laurynn Leonard and Dalton Rockwood have been selected to play in the six county all-star game to be played on May 6 at Ripon High School. The girls game will begin at 6 p.m. More...

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