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July 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents with dry wells may qualify for help

USDA offers low-cost loans

Mark Harris has been busy. Real busy. Harris, the owner of Yosemite Falls Well Drilling Inc. More...

Social media addiction is real, according to experts

Excessive Internet use works like drugs on brain

It’s an addiction like any other. People crave it, obsessively think about it and the addiction often cuts them off from their families and friends. But this craving isn’t for a drug or for alcohol. It’s a craving for social media. More...

Local News

DeSandres honored by Mariposa Lions Club

Coach is citizen of the year

The Mariposa Lions Club recently named Trace DeSandres as its 2015 citizen of the year. DeSandres was born in Yosemite Valley, attended El Portal Elementary School and Mariposa County High School. More...

Monthly bingo back in action

Golden Agers Bingo is held on the first Friday of every month, and everyone over the age of 18 is invited to attend the game at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. More...

Gem and Mineral Club will meet next Sunday

The Mariposa Gem & Mineral Club meets at 4 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at the California State Mining and Mineral Museum at the county fairgrounds. Visitors are welcome. Information: 742-7625. More...

Milestones

Baptist Church plans Bible school

First Baptist Church of Mariposa is hosting vacation Bible school from July 13 to 17 at the church, 5005 Frank Wilson Road. Bible school for children ages four to sixth graders will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. More...

Faith

When I am weak, then I am strong

And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. More...

Card of Thanks

My family and I would like to thank Katrina and everyone else at the Ewing Wing in John C. Fremont Hospital. She was always there and easy to talk to about anything concerning my mother, who was there for six years. More...

Sports

Summer camp focuses on basketball

Mariposa Youth Basketball summer camp will be held on July 13, 14, 16 and 17 at Mariposa County High School. The camp will be run by former youth basketball players and current MCHS players. More...

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Graduated Mariposa varsity football players, left to right, Aarom Lerma, Jadin Battles, Spencer Arebalo, and Kama're Bailey, were all selected to play in last Friday night's 30th annual North/South R More...

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Wade Loucks, who graduated this year from Mariposa County High School, qualified to go to the High School National Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyo., scheduled for July 11 to 19. More...

Proclamation gives teeth to fire prevention efforts

Offenders face misdemeanor

Last August, the Junction Fire ravaged 612 acres, ripping through Oakhurst and Bass Lake, devouring 47 structures, many of them family homes. More...

Intoxicated man’s threats, brandishing lands him in slammer

Replica firearm hidden near St. Joseph’s

Last Wednesday an intoxicated man, Mitchell Larry Amonds, 46, found out that making terrorist threats and brandishing even a replica firearm will earn you a trip to jail. Around 7:30 p.m., sheriff’s deputies were summoned to St. More...

County cooling centers are ready to open when extreme heat hits

State may see record high temps in July

Summer has hit Mariposa County, and the rest of the state, with blistering temperatures and the possibility that June may go down as one of the hottest months on record. More...

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Sharon Peterson (at right) fills the sample cup of an attendee at the Summerfest Sausage and Suds fundraiser held at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds last Saturday evening. More...

For the Record

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

June 22 • A prowler was reported from Stroming Road. • Illegal camping was reported in the 5th Street parking lot. • A petty theft report was taken on 10th Street. • A domestic dispute occurred on East Westfall Road. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

June 22 to June 28 EMS - 13Fire – 1 vehicle, 1 vehicle/wildlandPublic Assist - 0Auto Collision - 1 More...

Commentary

California commentary

Are There Thousands of New Politicians in Our Future?

Would-be reformers have filed an initiative that, if adopted by voters, would make the California Legislature one of the largest – if not the largest – legislative bodies in the world. More...

Letters

Giving Mariposa what it needs

What does Mariposa need? What does Mariposa want? More...

Fire Safe Council appreciated

We believe the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council is providing a very valuable service by chipping wood debris. A crew was sent out in a very timely manner and chipped the debris in front of our home. More...

Keep Mariposa clean

Thank you Carol Reiter and the MARIPOSA GAZETTE for an outstanding assessment of Mariposa’s brilliance in tourism (“Mariposa is most dependent on tourism in state,” June 18, 2015). More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Richard M. Lang II

Richard M. Lang II, was born on July 20, 1944 in North Carolina and lived a Christian life in Mariposa with his brother, Bob, and his parents since he was six years old. He passed away on June 25, 2015. More...

Inside Education

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Sierra Foothill Charter School recently held a promotion ceremony for all of its eighth graders moving on to high school. More...

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