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A Window to the Past: New Exhibit in Yosemite National Park  Free Access 

Early Visitor Photographs and Souvenirs Featured

A new exhibit entitled “View & Visitors: The Yosemite Experience in the 19th Century,” will open to the public on June 16, 2010. More...

Highway 132 dedicated to John Muir  Free Access 

Events mark effort's success

Saturday, June 5--In celebrations Saturday, June 5, officials from Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties dedicated an eight-mile stretch of State Highway 132 as John Muir Highway. More...

Bill could buy NPS land in Mariposa

Congressman Radanovich released the following statement last week after introducing H.R. 5405, legislation that would authorize the National Park Service to acquire up to 18 acres of land located in Mariposa, for a Yosemite Visitor Center.   More...

Grizzlies named to 2010 Hall of Fame

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Hall of Fame has announced its 2010 class of inductees. They will be honored at the foundation’s annual dinner on June 26. More...

Candidates submit financial reports

Last Thursday afternoon at 5 p.m. was the filing deadline for candidates seeking local political office to file their 460 forms, their most current financial reports as required by California Election Code.   More...

Elections clerk checks on ballots

Mariposa County Elections Clerk Keith Williams has issued a statement to vote by mail voters. “If you have not received your ballot please call the office at 966-2007,” he said.   Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. More...

Local News

Shadows of remembrance

MEMBERS OF THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST #6042 COLOR GUARD CARRY THE FLAGS INTO LAST SATURDAY’S MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE AT THE MARIPOSA CEMETERY. More...

Master Gardeners host annual garden tour

Saturday, June 5 is the date for the fifth annual Master Gardeners Association of Mariposa County’s spring garden tour. More...

Funds available for food and shelter

Mariposa County has been awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. The 2010 grant of $14,495 will be distributed to local nonprofit and public organizations that provide food and shelter assistance.  More...

Datebook

Friday, June 4

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

Saturday, June 5

Alcoholics Anonymous - noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Narcotics Anonymous - 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs).   Rifle Range - at 9 a.m. More...

Sunday, June 6

Alcoholics Anonymous - 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.   More...

Cookin' in the Country

Simple Summer Solutions

Summertime entertaining should be easy and fun. And it can be — with some simple solutions and fresh recipes. More...

Sports

‘We Are the Champions’

THE SECTION CHAMPION MARIPOSA GRIZZLIES CELEBRATE BY DOG PILING ON PITCHER JACOB JOHNSON FOLLOWING THE LAST OUT AT ZUPO FIELD ON MONDAY. THE GRIZZLIES BEAT GOLDEN SIERRA, 5-1, TO CLAIM THE CROWN. More...

Johnson and crew claim crown

Mariposa’s varsity baseball team was an unknown quantity at the beginning of the season. Not anymore. More...

MYF holds sign ups

The Mariposa Youth Football League is holding sign-ups for the fall 2010 season on June 14 and 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All sessions will be held at the Mariposa VFW Hall. More...

Around the County

Haulin' hose

TWO MEMBERS OF THE CATHEY’S VALLEY ENGINE 4271 CREW START OFF ON A 1,200-FOOT HOSE LAY DURING EXERCISES AT MT. OPHIR TUESDAY MORNING. More...

Band director faces a tough health challenge

One of the champions of youth in Mariposa County is facing a very difficult health challenge. Dr. Philip Smith, the long-time volunteer Grizzly Band director, has been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer of the esophagus.   More...

Hughes found guilty

A Mariposa County Superior Court jury found Bernard Hughes guilty of six counts of burglary last Friday. Hughes had been on trial for weeks.   More...

Winners celebrate election victories  Free Access 

The unofficial winners of the primary election are celebrating their victories following a long campaign. More...

Binnewies has huge early lead  Free Access 

District 1 supervisor race remains tight

If the absentee votes are any indication, Mariposa County’s next sheriff will be current Undersheriff Doug Binnewies. With only the absentee ballots counted, Binnewies had garnered more than 67 percent of the vote. More...

Watch for election coverage  Free Access 

Gazette staff will update Web site as results are available

Tomorrow is the primary election. Watch this Web site for ongoing results as they are received from the County's election office. More...

Drug dealer busted after sale  Free Access 

Last Friday, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous report of a possible “drug deal” occurring at the Bootjack Market in Mariposa County. More...

Marijuana plant count mounts  Free Access 

Another garden eradicated on Friday

On June 5, 2010 Members of the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office conducted a marijuana eradication operation in the Bear Valley area of Mariposa County. More...

Grizzlies claim section title

THE MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL GRIZZLY BASEBALL TEAM CAPTURED THE SAC-JOAQUIN SECTION DIVISION VI TITLE ON MEMORIAL DAY. More...

Deputies find more than 35,000 marijuana plants

It was a busy week for Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies as they eradicated a number of marijuana gardens in the county. With help from the Mariposa County Probation Department, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. More...

Boy found after 16-hour search

Volunteers locate child after CodeRed alert

A tense Memorial Day weekend trip to Mariposa County ended happily for a Southern California family. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

May 24: •There was a skunk under a house on Fournier Road. •Dispatch took an harassment complaint on Elizabeth Lane. •Smoke could be seen on Piney Creek Road. •There was a brush fire on French Camp Road.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department Response log

Monday, May 24 through Sunday, May 30   MCFD call log consists of twelve stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to countywide incidents.   EMS: 14 Fire: 4 Public assist: 0   Vehicle accident: 9   More...

Commentary

Dolls for Haiti

SEVERAL MARIPOSA RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN KNITTING DUDUZA (COMFORT) DOLLS TO GO TO HAITI. More...

Letters

Farm Bureau backs Bibby

On behalf of the Mariposa County Farm Bureau, we would like to express our strong support for the re-election of Janet Mankins-Bibby for supervisor for District 3. More...

Leads by example

As a court reporter, I have seen Undersheriff Doug Binnewies excel throughout his career. He always presents himself in a professional demeanor and gives his testimony with accuracy and preparedness. More...

Keep Mariposa one county

I am a former county planner with 35 years experience on both sides of the counter, some of it in Mariposa County. In my professional opinion, there is no reason to divide Mariposa County into eight or so community plan areas.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Janis McRae

The family of Janis McRae announces her passing on May 25. More...

John Craven Bennett

John Craven Bennett was born on Feb. 28, 1942 to the late Harmon and Lula (Hardy) Bennett in Greensboro, NC. John recently passed away at home on May 20.   John has lived in Mariposa for seven years. More...

Memorial Service

Janace L. Kelley

Memorial services will be held in loving memory of Janace L. Kelley.   Services are scheduled for Tuesday, June 14 at New Life Christian Fellowship, 5089 Cole Road.   More...

Inside Education

Hanna receives BofA English award

Bridget Hanna, the daughter of Maureen and Randolph Hanna of Mariposa, has been selected as the recipient of the Bank of America certificate for English. She is a senior at Mariposa County High School.   More...

Anthonijsz receives BofA honor for math

Brandon Anthonijsz, a senior at Mariposa County High School, has been selected as the recipient of the Bank of America certificate for math. He is the son of Dan and Tracey Anthonijsz of Bootjack.   More...

Parks and Recreation visits preschool

MARIPOSA PRESCHOOL AND LOCAL KIDS ENJOY THE HARD WORK OF THE TOTS ON WHEELS PROGRAM PUT ON BY THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT. More...

Friends and Family

Butterfly Garden Club steps up

ON MAY 25, THE MARIPOSA BUTTERFLY GARDEN CLUB DONATED $100 IN GARDEN SOIL TO MANNA HOUSE TO HELP REPLACE MATERIAL THAT HAD BEEN STOLEN FROM THE GROUP EARLIER THIS MONTH. More...

Moving Wall Memorial comes to Greeley Hill

The Moving Wall Memorial, a half-scale replica of the Washington Vietnam Memorial will be in Greeley Hill from June 10 through 13 across from the Greeley Hill community flag pole, on the new John Muir Highway 132.   More...

Thank you

On behalf of the players, coaches, and athletic director of Mariposa Middle School, we would like to express our utmost gratitude to Bob Blackburn’s Mountain Automotive and RV Center, Sierra Masonry Inc., The Fitness Zone II, and Smith Concret More...

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