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Injured climber rescued from Middle Cathedral  Free Access 

CHP helicopter assists in Park

Last Wednesday, a CHP helicopter helped Yosemite National Park Search and Rescue hoist an injured climber from the Cathedral Peaks area. More...

Public hearing on CVCP to be continued  Free Access 

County CAO announces change

In a letter released by County CAO Rick Benson on Thursday, it was announced that the public hearing regarding the Cathey's Valley Community Plan and related environmental issues and requirements will be either continued or rescheduled at the May 18 More...

Butterfly Festival draws thousands

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect last weekend as the Mariposa Butterfly Festival drew thousands of people to downtown Mariposa for a weekend filled with fun, music, food, shopping and, of course, butterflies.   More...

Misinformation drives contention over CVCP

BY DAN TUCKER GAZETTE PUBLISHER

The contention and fist pounding over the Cathey’s Valley Community Plan (CVCP) are part of an age-old horn-locking between developers and planning officials.   More...

Local News

Mother’s Day breakfast planned

The Coulterville History Center’s Mother’s Day Breakfast will be held on Sunday, May 9. Both the special Mother’s Day omelettes or the traditional pancake and egg breakfast will be available.   More...

Annual flea market set

The Mariposa County Fish and Game Protective Association will present its 45th annual Flea Market on Saturday, June 26.   It will be held at the Fish and Game Hall on Darrah Road in Bootjack. Gates open to public at 6 a.m. Admission is free. More...

Audubon program features seabirds

will be held at the Mariposa Methodist Church parish hall on Sixth Street between Highway 140 and Bullion Street. More...

Datebook

Community Calendar

Friday, May 7   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 

Chester H. Moore

Chester H. Moore, Jr. was 93- years-old when he died April 27 in Mariposa. He was born in Pittsburgh, Penn. and was the youngest of two sons of Flossie and Chester H. Moore, Sr.   More...

Loren “Slim” Koontz

Loren “Slim” Glenn Koontz was born Oct. 29, 1936, in Fort Benton, Mont. to parents Oscar and Nila Koontz. Slim passed away on April 24, at his residence with his family in Mariposa, at the age of 73.   More...

Inside Education

Grizzly Band captures fourth

At midnight on April 23, students, chaperones and staff boarded a bus in route to the adventure of the school year. More...

'Mr. Mike' visits Woodland

POPULAR CHILDREN'S AUTHOR AND POET, "MR. MIKE," RECENTLY READ FROM HIS BOOKS DURING AN ASSEMBLY AT WOODLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. More...

Sharp honored for history achievement

Alyssa Sharp, the daughter of Randy and Christina Sharp of Mariposa, has been selected by the Mariposa County High School faculty as the Bank of America winner of a certificate for history.   More...

Friends and Family

Thank you

Contributors to the recent Civil War battle reenactment are listed on this sign near the battlefield. Many people and organizations contributed time, money, services and work for the event. More...

Thank you

Thanks for the Haiti help. Thank you to Dr. Rose and the J.C.Fremont hospital for their material contributions to my recent disaster relief work in Haiti. More...

Thank you

The fifth annual El Portal Spring Clean was held the weekend of April 17 and 18. Thank you to Mark Deglomine for taking over the organizing of this successful event. More...

Major crash injures several on Highway 49 South  Free Access 

One driver deceased at the scene

A major traffic collision occurred around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning involving at least three vehicles, sending multiple victims to the hospital and killing one driver in a large SUV with Texas license plates. More...

Nearly 20,000 pot plants eradicated  Free Access 

Count may be a record

On May 7, Mariposa Sheriff’s Deputies in conjunction with the Mariposa County Probation Department, United States Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management eradicated two illegal marijuana cultivation sites in the Greeley Hill area of Mariposa Co More...

MacDonald found guilty on all charges

A courtroom full of people sat silently as William Terry MacDonald learned that a Mariposa County jury had found him guilty of 15 felony counts of child molestation. MacDonald, 64, of Hornitos, had been on trial for the previous two weeks.   More...

Young man dies in fall

Gripping grief   A 20- year-old El Segundo man fell to his death after slipping in a culvert near Highway 140 on April 30. Ryan Broderick was pronounced dead at the scene.   More...

Candidates draw crowd for forum

The June primary election is just weeks away, and it seems as if Mariposa County voters are highly interested in the outcome. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

April 26: •A dog that bit someone on Coronado Road was impounded. •Threats were reported on Circle Drive. •There was an attempted murder on Old Greeley Hill Road. •A tourist was lost in the Coulterville area.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department Response log

Saturday, April 24 through Sunday, May 1   MCFD call log consists of 12 stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to county-wide incidents.   EMS: 8 Fire: 2 Public Assist: 3   Vehicle Accident: 5   More...

Letters

Re-elect Mankins-Bibby

Over the years, I have been in contact with my District 3 Supervisor, Janet Mankins-Bibby, regarding projects specific to Cathey’s Valley and items involving Mariposa County overall. More...

Supports Jones

My uncle, Lilburn Boggs, was a three-term sheriff in Lake County. My husband and sons have worked in law enforcement.   Mark Jones is best qualified for the job of sheriff of Mariposa County and more in touch with the residents of the county. More...

Doug is a proven leader

We have known Doug Binnewies for over 25 years as a friend, a professional, a servant of our community and a dedicated family man. More...

Cookin' in the Country

FRESH WAYS TO ENJOY Fresh Veggies

Vegetables are an ideal canvas for a vast palette of sunny and inter nation ally-inspired flavors,   More...

Sports

Seventh-inning rally earns Grizzlies SAL pennant  Free Access 

Johnson's double caps 3-run 2-out rally

With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, and the game tied at 6-6, Jacob Johnson ripped a double down the leftfield line to score Jarrett Leonard with the deciding run. More...

Grizzlies down Turlock Christian, 5-2  Free Access 

Mariposa still in the hunt for SAL title

Thursday afternoon, Mariposa's varsity Grizzlies upended league-leading Turlock Christian, 5-2, making next Tuesday's rematch a contest for the Southern Athletic League crown. More...

Grizzlies escape Waterford with crucial 7-6 win

Early in the season, head coach Bruce Vegely said sometimes it was better to be lucky than good when his Grizzly baseball team pulled out a close game.   The Grizzlies have matured. More...

Around the County

Supervisors approve school district loan and mark events

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution authorizing a $1 million loan to the Mariposa County Unified School District. More...

Chalk it up to creativity

STUDENTS FROM MARIPOSA COUNTY SCHOOLS CREATED A COLORFUL PATH FOR VISITORS TO THE BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL. THEY CREATED CHALK ART ALL ALONG THE MARIPOSA CREEK PARKWAY. More...

Board of Equalizationoffers tax resources

Mariposa District 5 Supervisor Jim Allen recently received a notice from Barbara Alby of the state Board of Equalization.   More...

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