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Philbert opens home for holiday tour for last time

A Christmas tradition

Step into Elna Philbert’s home in Mariposa, and it’s like you’re walking into a winter wonderland.  Those who visit the home on Guadalupe Creek Road tell her it is “unbelievable.”  Some of her friends wonder i More...

New medical group is taking over former Horisons practice  Free Access 

A new group has purchased the assets of Horisons Unlimited and plans to open its own clinic in Mariposa. Community Health Centres of America recently bought the assets of Hori- sons Unlimited, which had fallen into bankruptcy. More...

Local News

El Portal Travel Series kicks off winter season

The 98th annual El Portal Travel Series (EPTS) has kicked off this winter season.  It is a series of evenings in which slides and stories are shared which feature local travelers and their adventures. More...

Your photos

Reader Rebecca Mock submitted this photo of a fawn exploring a drainage ditch at Idle Wheels. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Dec. 4-10

• EMS - 6 • Fires - 2 • Public Assists - 3 • Auto Collisions - 3   More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Raffles to benefit toy drive A local business is raffling off gift certificates to help the Kops for Kids program in Mariposa County. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Melvin Ruiz

Melvin Ruiz, born Oct. 4, 1936, passed away peacefully on Dec. 6, 2017 at home.   He was born in Saugus, Calif., to Henry and Juanita Ruiz. The family moved from Saugus to Mariposa in 1955. More...

Margie Igou

Margie Mary Igou, nee Jelf, maiden name Dunn, was born in San Mateo, Calif., on May 16, 1932, and died in Fresno, Calif., on Aug. More...

Sports

Ripon edges Griz in final match of the night, 42-36  Free Access 

With Ripon High School perhaps not quite as strong as it has been in years past, the Grizzlies smelled blood last Wednesday. More...

Fast paced Atwater team blows past MCHS

Girls also struggle at Chowchilla Tourney over weekend

Moments after last Tuesday’s game against Atwater, Coach Trace DeSandres was still wondering what he had just seen his team go up against.  “We can’t stay with them all night,” DeSandres said. More...

Grizzly boys hoops team finally downed

They finally found a team that can give them some trouble.  The Mariposa County High School Grizzly boys basketball team was downed for the first time this season, 76-66, at Summerville last Tuesday.  MCHS, which has been so dominant early More...

Passion prevalent to solve housing crisis

In some cases, maybe size doesn’t matter.  But in some cases, as was evidenced last week, it does.  And in many ways, the size can be both big and small.  The setting was the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors chambers last Thu More...

Some County utility rates may skyrocket

Could be over 200 percent for area users

Business owners and residents in the rural communities in Mariposa County could see major increases in their water and sewer rates.  The increases are targeted for water and sewer in Yosemite West, water and sewer in Coulterville, sewer rates in More...

County could ask to sell property of Cox

It appears Mariposa County may be attempting to sell property it obtained in a controversial receivership case.  The case involves JDC Land Company owned by Jerry Cox which was operated as Bison Creek Ranch. More...

Letters

Kudos to tourism bureau for assistance

Editor, Kudos to the Yosemite-Mariposa County Tourism Bureau for their sponsorship and contribution to two recent community projects. More...

Speak up about national monuments

Editor,  The reduction of the Bears Ear National Monument announced this week is an affront to the long history of conservation in the United States. More...

State doesn’t enforce law equally

Editor,  A while back in San Francisco, a young lady got shot by an illegal immigrant and died in her father’s arms. More...

Milestones

The grouchy neighbor  Free Access 

PASTOR’S CORNER

There once was a man who lived a long, long time ago. This man had a big problem, one which would not seem so big to us today. He had a friend come visit him at midnight and he had nothing to feed him. Today we have refrigerators stocked with food. More...

Helping those in need

Barbara Peters, President of Beta Sigma Phi’s Xi Phi Upsilon Chapter, is shown presenting Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jose Garcia (left) and Deputy Brian Lunquist (right) with More...

Substance abuse help is available for all residents of Mariposa County

Mariposa County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services provide women with the opportunity to recover and to raise children in a safe, nurturing, drug-free environment.  Pregnant and parenting women with substance use are urged to seek treatment More...

Inside Education

LDP Coyotes get behind camera to create their own broadcasts  Free Access 

Lights, camera, action! Eighth grade students at Lake Don Pedro Elementary have been busy creating news broadcasts, thanks to two grants provided by Kids First. More...

Park schools pay visit to fish hatchery

Students from El Portal Elementary School and Yosemite Park High School recently visited the Merced River Fish Hatchery near Snelling.  More...

New program seeking positive influences in the lives of students

A new program at Mariposa County High School will pair adult mentors with students to provide support and positive influences.  More...

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