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July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County’s wine grape production, acreage declines

Dry conditions produce better quality grapes

Precipitation from recent storms has helped this year’s crop of wine grapes at Butterfly Creek Winery in Mariposa County, according to Bob Gerken. 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...

Local News

Serving the seniors

Jim Musick of Mariposa reacts to Mariposa County Royalty Contestant Jenna Binnewies, 10, of Mariposa, as she serves him lunch at the Senior Activity Center. More...

Photo club sponsors fair entry workshops

Mounting boards will be for sale

The Mariposa Photo Club will hold two fair photo entry workshops this year. The club will instruct photographers on how to mount an entry, and will also be selling mounting boards for entries. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

July 20 • A petty theft report was taken on Lake Hill Road in Coulterville. • A resident on Ben Hur Road called to report a dead turkey. • A mountain lion sighting was received from Peg Leg Road. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jack H. Wilson

Jack H. Wilson was born Nov. 7, 1929, and left this life on July 11, 2015, at 85 years old. Jack learned how to build things when, as a teenager, he helped his dad build their house. More...

Ronald P. Finch

Ronald P. Finch passed away peacefully at home with his family beside him on July 4, 2015, after a long illness. Ron was born in Merced and was raised in his early years here in Mariposa. More...

Diane O. Richmond

Diane O. Richmond, born April 5, 1935 in New Jersey, passed away in Brandon, Fla. on April 24, 2015 of cancer. She worked as a secretary in New York City until her marriage to Aden Molstad in 1961, when she moved to Brewster, MA. More...

Rough ride

An emergency responder from CAL FIRE checks the driver of a Dodge Dakota pickup that went over an embankment Friday afternoon in the 5300 block of Darrah Road. More...

Dangerous, consumer-grade drones threaten firefighters and resources

New law would make fines, jail time possible

In late June, the Corrine Fire in Madera County was gobbling up acres of dry vegetation and taxing firefighters who were also dealing with hot temperatures. More...

Supervisors pass ordinance to expedite solar installations

County brought into compliance

An expedited, streamlined permitting process for small residential rooftop solar systems was approved by the Mariposa County board of supervisors during their regular business meeting, Tuesday, July 28, in the board chambers at the Mariposa County Go More...

Letters

Firefighters need information on water tanks

In Mariposa County, we have two threatening issues. One being the high fire danger and the other being our water storage. More...

Supervisors divided by government versus business

I attended the afternoon meeting of the board of supervisors on Tuesday, July 14 for the special hearing concerning conditional use permits (CUP) for mining in Mariposa County. More...

Keep college classes in Mariposa

Did you know that Merced College offers night classes here in Mariposa? The classes are located at Mariposa County High School with highly qualified, local educators teaching the classes. More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa County Arts Council would like to thank Pizza Factory, Savoury’s and Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe for generously participating in a fundraiser in May and June to support music and art summer camp for elementary school-age children More...

Card of Thanks

The family of Mary Ellen James Johnson, who left this earth on July 4, 2015, would like to thank the staff of John C. More...

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa Girls Youth Softball League would like to thank the sponsors who made it possible for the girls to travel to San Diego to compete in the California State Games July 16-19. Thanks to Miner’s Inn Motel, D. L. More...

Sports

Mariposa softball team shines in State Games

All-Stars trek to San Diego

The Mariposa Girls Youth Softball 10 and under All- Stars recently participated in the California State Games held in San Diego. More...

Ahwahnee’s Action excels in ski series

Competition attracted hundreds of girls

Emerson Action, 12, of Ahwahnee, recently competed with hundreds of girls in the North Series skiing competition. Snow conditions in the local mountains forced the early closure of three of the four local ski resorts. More...

Volleyball tryouts for girls are scheduled

Volleyball tryouts for girls in grades sixth through eighth will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 12 and Thursday, Aug. 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the old middle school, 5171 Silva Road. More...

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