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Hornitos prepares for All Souls’ Day

Hornitos, once a lively gold town of 12,000 souls, now drowses in the foothills, a reminder of when the town was full of gold miners seeking their fortunes. Once a year on Nov. 2 in Hornitos, a candle-lit procession winds its way up a hill to St. More...

Home default rate is slowing

Although Mariposa County is far from the level of crisis in foreclosures being experienced in Merced and Stanislaus Counties, it hasn’t been immune. More...

Dangerous fugutive sought by authorities

Bounty hunters, or fugitive recovery agents as they prefer to be called, are currently seeking a Mariposa man they have labeled   armed and dangerous.” Authorities believe James Dean Robbins is residing in Mariposa County, probably in More...

Marsden becomes write-in candidate

Mariposa resident Les Marsden, a candidate in the June primary for the democratic slate for the 19th congressional district, has become a certified write-in candidate for the November general election. More...

Local News

Chrome for kids

ATTENDEES AT LAST SATURDAY’S ROAD ANGEL’S CAR SHOW AT THE FAIRGROUNDS WERE TREATED TO 90 ENTRIES RANGING FROM WORKS IN PROGRESS TO DRAGSTERS AND BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED VINTAGE AUTOMOBILES. More...

School board meeting set for this Thursday

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting originally scheduled for Oct. 21 has been changed to tonight. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. More...

Park fire season ends

Yosemite National Park experienced measurable precipitation last week. The rainfall measurement, from Park weather stations, recorded approximately 3.5 inches of rain in Wawona and Yosemite Valley.   More...

Datebook

Friday, Oct. 15

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

Saturday, Oct. 16

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).   More...

Sunday, Oct. 17

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

Sierra Lifestyles

Stewarts bring a passion for fitness home to Mariposa

S hane and Holly Stewart spent four years at Mariposa County High School as athletes.   They graduated, moved on to college   and career, and returned to Mariposa to raise a family.   More...

Cookin' in the Country

Quick and Healthy Meals

Putting wholesome food on the table that your family will enjoy doesn’t have to take hours to prepare. More...

Sports

Grizzlies fall in final minutes to Denair, 37-33

Mariposa dropped a crucial Southern Athletic League contest to Denair in Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium Friday night, 37-33. More...

Battle for control

GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN TUCKER MARIPOSA’S KOLBY SOUTHWOOD (NO. 88) BATTLES FOR CONTROL AGAINST A RIPON CHRISTIAN PLAYER IN LAST WEEK’S SAL MATCH. More...

Local golfers succeed at Poppy Hills

On Oct. 5 and 6, the Pacific Women’s Golf Association held its annual Helen Lengfeld Tournament in Pebble Beach. This prestigious, two-day event was attended by 284 women from central and northern California.   More...

Around the County

Midpines student honored for service

Sydnie Edwards, 15, of Midpines, has been named a Distinguished Finalist by the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes. The Barron Prize honors outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive difference to people and the planet. More...

Sustainability event draws crowd

Scores of Mariposa families took part in an event featuring sustainable solutions to climate change at the Mariposa Art Park on Sunday, October 10. More...

MCFD presents honors at barbecue

The Mariposa County Fire Department (MCFD) sponsored the 17th annual appreciation barbecue last Saturday to thank its volunteer members for another year of serving their communities’ emergency service needs.   More...

Poachers Sentenced in Yosemite National Park Investigation Was a Joint Effort

In August of 2008, California Fish and Game Wardens received an anonymous report via CalTip about suspected poaching activity in the Virginia Canyon area of Yosemite National Park. More...

JCF makes pitch to take YNP clinic

The John C. Fremont Healthcare District may be expanding. The district is reportedly in talks with Yosemite National Park to take over the operation of the Yosemite Medical Clinic at the first of the year. More...

Fugutive apprehended

Thurday, Oct. 14, 2010--Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies announced late this morning that the Modesto Police Department had in fact served the warrant on James D. Robbins. More...

Carvin' for CASA

GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN TUCKER ABOVE A YOUNGSTER AND HIS MOTHER (RIGHT) PICK OUT THE BODY FOR HIS “VEGGIE RACER” DURING LAST SATURDAY’S ROAD ANGELS CAR SHOW AT THE FAIRGROUNDS. More...

CSMMM employee arrested, posts bail

On Thursday, Sept. 30, Dianne Vereschagin, an employee at the California State Mining and Mineral Museum (CSMMM) was arrested by a State Parks officer and booked into the Mariposa County Jail. More...

Restrictive building code issues loom

On Jan. 1, 2011, residential building codes in the state of California will very much resemble International Code, and that change could have drastic affects on new home construction in Mariposa County.   More...

Healthcare district lands major grant

An effort that began last July as a hope and a dream has blossomed into a $150,000 grant for the John C. Fremont Healthcare District. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Oct. 4: •There was a rock slide on Highway 140 in El Portal. •A report of a suicidal person came in from Woodview Lane. •Someone found a pigeon on East Whitlock Road. •A hiker was stranded at Chain Lakes.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Department Response log

Monday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 10 EMS: 9 Fire: 2 Public assist: 1 Vehicle accident: 1   Spotlight Call of the Week: Wednesday, Oct. 6, vehicle accident call on Triangle Road. More...

Contest seeks fair theme for 2011

It’s that time of year for suggestions for the 2011 Mariposa County Fair and Homecoming theme contest.   More...

Commentary

Wood buyers beware

As winter nears and the nights turn chilly, many people will choose to heat their homes with a nice, warm wood fire in the fireplace. More...

Farm bureau takes a stand

To control government spending and prevent hidden taxes from being imposed in the form of new fees, the state’s largest farm organization recommends voters act to preserve the twothirds vote requirement for passage of a state budget, and exten More...

Elected Officials

GOVERNOR Arnold Schwarzenegger   (916) 445-2841 1st Floor State Capital Sacramento, CA 95814   STATE SENATOR   14th District   Dave Cogdill   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Bonnie Rae Jordan

Greeley Hill resident Bonnie Rae Jordan died Thursday at the Sonora Regional Medical Center. She was 79.   Born in Marshall, Wyo., she worked for Dixon Electronics and Cedar Pines Retreat as psychiatric tech and supervisor. More...

Geraldine Romine

Geraldine Romine passed away in Oakhurst on Oct. 5. She was 76.   Mrs. Romine was born at home in Madera County in 1933. She was a homemaker most of her life. More...

Marilyn Schill

Marilyn Jane Schill, 80, of Tracy, died Monday, Oct. 4, at New Hope Care Center. A memorial gathering will take place at a future date in Mariposa.   Born in Cloverdale, Mrs. More...

Inside Education

Woodland students take part in contest

Woodland Elementary students are invited to submit their art to the annual PTA Reflections Program. Each year, approximately 500,000 entries from many schools are accepted to this national art contest. More...

Cathey's Valley Elementary Students of the Month, K-1

THE CATHEY’S VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SEPTEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH FOR MRS. DOUGLASS’ AND MRS. More...

Cathey's Valley plans fall festival

Cathey’s Valley Elementary School is having a fall festival on Oct. 31 from 1 4 p.m. There will be a costume contest, games, prizes, candy, food, child fingerprinting, raffle prizes, a cake walk, and a CAL FIRE truck will be on display. More...

Friends and Family

Jasper William Hawes

JASPER WILLIAM HAWES WAS BORN IN MODESTO AT 9:37 A.M. ON SEPT. 30. HE WAS 8 POUNDS AND 20 AND 3/4 INCHES LONG. HE IS THE SON OF BILLY AND SARAH HAWES OF TURLOCK. More...

Thank you

Acorn Cooperative Preschool thanks Mariposa Pizza Factory for its extremely generous donation of a percentage of its proceeds the evening of Friday, Sept. 17. More...

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