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Weather wins: Merry Mountain Christmas cancelled

Parade and Courthouse events terminated

The Merry Mountain Christmas celebration schedule for today has been cancelled.  The parade, set for 1 p.m, has been cancelled, as have all of the event slated to be held at the Courthouse through the afternoon and evening.  Look for poss More...

Sheriff encourages board to restrict pot dispensaries

Mariposa County does not currently have an ordinance in place that addresses dispensaries or grower operations for medical marijuana. If the board of supervisors and sheriff have their way, it soon will. More...

It's Merry Mountain Christmas weekend

Santa Claus was in Mariposa last week to meet with the team planning the Merry Mountain Christmas event scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12. “This is a great event for Mariposa families,” Santa said. More...

Resilient ribbons

ONLY THE RED RIBBONS STOOD OUT IN THE WHITE WINTER SHROUD THAT BLANKETED THE COUNTY ON MONDAY. TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO MODERATE THIS WEEK, PROMPTED BY THE ONSET OF RAIN SHOWERS. More...

Local News

MSO prepares holiday concert

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra's annual Festive Holiday Concert will be presented Saturday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School, led by the orchestra's founding Music Director and Conductor Les Marsden.   More...

Lions and Crafters plan for annual show

The Mariposa Lions Club and Mariposa/Yosemite Crafter’s Guild are holding their 24th annual Christmas Craft Show this weekend, Dec. 11, 12, and 13, at the American Legion Hall, at 12th Street and Bullion Streets in Mariposa.   More...

Rotary moves bus shelter

MARIPOSA ROTARY MOVED A MUCH-NEEDED BUS SHELTER TO MARIPOSA PINES. DAVE LEFTIS OF ABOVE ALL TOWING LOANED ROTARY THE TRUCK AND JIM BASS LOANED ROTARY HIS DRIVING SKILLS IN GETTING THE SHELTER MOVED. More...

Datebook

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Friday, Dec. 11   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Meta Ann Livingston

Meta Ann Livingston passed on Nov. 28, a proud Chukchansi Native American.   She was born Oct. 11, 1930, in Mariposa to Jim and Rose Jones. She was widowed by her husband, Paul S. Livingston, on April 2, 1996.   More...

John W. Fouch

John William Fouch, born Sept. 20, 1932, passed on Dec. 6 in Mt. Bullion at the home of his son and in the presence of his children, as well as some grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.   More...

• Death Notice •

Dr. Robert C. Burnett Dr. Robert C. Burnett, formerly of Mariposa, has died. He was 81.   Dr. Burnett was born Nov. 12, 1928. He died Dec. 4. He was a minister at the First Baptist Church in Mariposa in the 1960s. More...

Sports

MCHS teams post tournament wins

Grizzlies clobber Right of Passage

In the second round of the Bret Harte Tournament Friday afternoon, Mariposa rebounded from its opening loss of the season and clobbered Right of Passage, 68-46.  In junior varsity action, the young Grizzlies posted a 50-47 victory over Calaveras More...

Grizzlies grapplers manhandle Chowchilla  Free Access 

MCHS opens dual meet season

On Wednesday evening, Mariposa's varsity wrestling team launched its non-league dual meet season, handily upending Chowchilla, 57-21. The Grizzlies dominated on the mat, and a number of matches ended in quick first round pins for Mariposa. More...

Grizzlies fall in first round of tournament  Free Access 

Powerful El Dorado hands Mariposa first defeat

In their first round contest at the Bret Harte basketball tournament Thursday afternoon, Mariposa dropped its first game of the season, bowing to talent-laden and unbeaten El Dorado, 64-55.  More...

Around the County

Park groups move closer to consolidation

Yosemite National Park’s two largest support groups are just one step away from becoming one. The Yosemite Association and The Yosemite Fund could become united following a meeting of the fund’s board of trustees on Dec. 16.   More...

Icy roadway victim

GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN TUCKER More...

Unions ask the community to 'shine'

Mariposa County Unified School District’s two largest employee groups are asking for the community’s help in making a statement to the school board and district administration. More...

CHP cruiser crashes on Highway 49 South  Free Access 

Shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon a California Highway Patrol cruiser crashed about a half mile south of Chowchilla Mountain Road on Highway 49 South. More...

Merry Mountain Christmas parade and events rescheduled  Free Access 

Last weekend’s heavy rain put a stop to two annual events that help ring in the holiday season. Late Saturday morning, the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce decided to cancel the Merry Mountain Christmas parade and subsequent events.  More...

Storm puts county on ice

Monday’s winter storm put the entire county on ice, figuratively and literally. More...

Realizing a dream

JILL HARRY, SAYER HARRY AND SUPERVISOR JANET BIBBY (RIGHT) SHARED THE HONORS OF CUTTING THE RIBBON, OFFICIALLY OPENING THE CATHEY’S VALLEY PRESCHOOL. More...

New UC project brightens Mining Museum

The sparkle and shine of California’s official gem and mineral collection got a little boost, courtesy of the UC Merced School of Engineering. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Nov. 30: •There was a faulty heater at a residence on Highway 140. •A possible assault was reported on Watt Road. •A lawn was on fire on Red Cloud Mine Road. •There was a cow problem on Highway 49 South.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department response log

Nov. 28: .EMS call on Live Oak - #27 Mormon Bar, #21 Midpines .Public assist; powerlines down call on Holtzel Road - #31 Greeley Hill .Vehicle accident call at Kinsley Station - # 31 Greeley Hill, #26 Coulterville   More...

Letters

Mineral Museum thrives

Despite the gloomy state budget situation, the California State Mining and Mineral Museum continues to thrive because of an outpouring of support from the local community, members, and out of town visitors. More...

NIMBY

In my opinion, Mariposa residents in District 3 are allowing the “Not in My Backyard” (NIMBY) philosophy to put public safety, home insurability (and hence value) at risk.   More...

Global warming

Global warming has taken the spotlight as the argument of the decade all over the globe. There is agreement that the world is warming, but are we causing it?   More...

Cookin' in the Country

Cookin’ in the Country

Delicious ways to add Omega-3s to your meals   Foods for a healthy lifestyle can be full of great flavor. The traditional Mediter ranean diet is a wonderful example of great food that can have a healthy impact on the body. More...

Chicken Marsala

Serves 4 2 1/4 pounds chicken parts, skin removed 2 tablespoons Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/2 cup Pompeian Marsala Cooking Wine 8 garlic cloves with skin on 2 to 3 lemons cut into wedges More...

Inside Education

MMS and MCHS bands join for concert

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly marching band under the direction of Dr. Phillip M. Smith and the Mariposa Middle School Concert Band directed by Tina Tiner will present the annual Fall Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. More...

MCHS supports Manna House

STUDENTS AT MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL COLLECTED OVER 1,100 ITEMS FOR THIS YEAR'S MANNA HOUSE FOOD DRIVE. ASSOCIATED STUDENT BODY OFFICERS ARE PICTURED ABOVE WHEN THEY DELIVERED THE FOOD. More...

Library offers free tutoring

A retired elementary/middle school teacher will be available to tutor students free of charge at the Mariposa County Library on Tuesdays from 3 to 5:30 p.m. More...

Friends and Family

• Milestones •

Barrett - Wilcox

LARISSA BARRETT, DAUGHTER OF TERRY AND LORI BARRETT OF MARIPOSA, WILL BE MARRIED TO DAVID WILCOX, THE SON OF ROBERT AND LESLIE WILCOX OF VANCOUVER, WASH. More...

PBC holds concert

Ponderosa Basin Chapel invites the community to celebrate the season with its Christmas concert, “A Family Christmas: O Come Let Us Adore Him,” featuring the chapel choir, the children’s choir, and several ensembles. More...

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