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January 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

School board moves forward with bond issue

Formation of oversight committee next step

The clock is ticking. At the Jan. 12 board meeting for the Mariposa County Unified School District, the board officially started the timer on its bond oversight committee selection process. More...

Cottonwood Creek to debut first album  Free Access 

Fans invited to kickoff party this Sunday at Miner’s

You don’t have to be around Maggie Little very long to know she has enthusiasm. And why shouldn’t she or her husband, Scott Little, be enthusiastic? More...

Local News

Breaking News - 9:06 AM

Girls basketball game rescheduled  Free Access 

The Mariposa County High School girls basketball game, which was a home game set to be held tonight against Orestimba, has been rescheduled to Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.  More...

Man arrested following DUI crash on Saturday

A Mariposa man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol following a single-vehicle traffic accident this past Saturday.  According to the California Highway Patrol, James E. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Jan. 9 - Harassment was reported on Davis Road. • Deputies investigated a refusal to leave complaint on La Rosa Road. • There was a report of a black steer in Merced Falls Road. • Vandalism was reported on County Park Road. More...

Milestones

Habitat secures land to construct its next house

Because of the perseverance of key local supporters, Habitat for Humanity (HFH) is the new owner of two parcels on Stroming Road.  More...

Volunteers sought to drive cancer patients

Volunteers are being sought to drive cancer patients to treatment facilities.  The American Cancer Society “Road to Recovery” program is seeking volunteers in Mariposa County.  More...

Preparing scripture cake

The scripture cake is one of the “catching” accompaniments of a church fair.  More...

Sports

Grapplers give blood, sweat, tears to sport

Go behind the scenes to find out what a day in the life of an MCHS wrestler is like

Wrestling is one sport that can often be overlooked.  Basketball and football players might get all the glory, while wrestlers can be an afterthought.  Over the few years of my young career, I’ve had the opportunity to cover the spor More...

Simply the best: MCHS football coaches hand out end of season awards

Burgers and potato salad were on the menu for the Mariposa County High School football team’s annual banquet on Sunday, Jan. 15.  The players seemed to enjoy the food. More...

Hoop teams in control, blast Denair with hot shooting

Appling notches triple-double for girls in win over Denair while Dubberke and Vegely also dominate

The Mariposa County High School boys got a workout against the Gustine Reds on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The players also got to show off their speed. MCHS raced past Gustine 74-60. More...

Breaking News - 9:06 AM

Girls basketball game rescheduled  Free Access 

The Mariposa County High School girls basketball game, which was a home game set to be held tonight against Orestimba, has been rescheduled to Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. More...

County will consider CAL FIRE contract

Passion is high during County Fire discussion

Emotions were high on Tuesday when the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors considered negotiating a contract about the future of Mariposa County Fire.  At issue is command and control of County Fire.   More...

Out of Africa

Birding, safaris, much more all part of the adventures of Mariposa resident

Matthew Matthiessen insists there are people around the world who are much more interesting.  But Matthiessen, chief financial officer at John C. Fremont Healthcare District, is being modest. More...

Letters

Losing Dr. Grace is inexcusable

Editor,  It’s time for patients at John C. Fremont clinic to let the hospital administrator, Alan MacPhee, know that confrontations with the doctors there are disrupting patient quality and consistency of care.  More...

Rain, rain and more rain

Editor,  We recorded a total of 38.75 inches of rain here at Jerseydale as of Jan. 11. More...

Students need help to attend forum

Editor,  I am writing on behalf of myself and classmate Chelsea Shelton.  We are both seniors at Mariposa County High School and are both taking the brand new Criminal Justice class. More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Press release seminar slated   A seminar about how to write a press release is scheduled in February.  The seminar is being sponsored by Mariposa County and the Mariposa Gazette.  It will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Reva Franco

Reva Lenor Franco passed peacefully with her family at her side on Jan. 12, 2017.  Reva was born Jan. 30, 1932 in Bakersfield, Calif., to Leonard Kizziar and Thelma Hancock.  More...

Dennis ‘Cap’ Smither

A celebration of life for Dennis “Cap” Smither will be May 6 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. More...

Inside Education

Finding the ‘code’ to success in education

School district hoping to expand computer science awareness through Hour of Code

There are many theories as to what leads to educational success. The Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) is hoping its training days will help promote a stronger educational base in the County. More...

Welcome, everyone, to Officiating 101

Students at MCHS to learn intricacies of sports officiating, will become certified

Students at Mariposa County High School might be trading in their textbooks for whistles and striped shirts.  Officiating PE, a new course offering, will take students into the world of sports officiating and could lead to jobs in the future.&nb More...

SFCS announces open enrollment for 2017-18

Sierra Foothill Charter School is now accepting open enrollment applications.  SFCS, a free, non-profit, K-8 public school, is accepting New Student Intent to Enroll forms and Continuing Student Re-enrollment forms as of Monday, Jan. More...

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