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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

GAZETTE PHOTO BY JILL BALLINGER THE EASTER BUNNY, PLAYED BY SHANE EKSTRUM (LEFT) WOOED MRS. More...

Holidays don't have to be blue

The holidays are touted as the “most wonderful time of the year.” For some people, nothing could be more true, but for others, it can be a lonely, difficult period. More...

Local News

Merced Fair wins international award

The Merced County Fair has received two first place Agricultural Awards of Excellence from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE), headquartered in Springfield, Mo.   More...

MCRCD plans plant sale

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District is holding its big tree and plant sale this Saturday, Dec. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District office at 9751 Merced Falls Road in La Grange.   More...

Caroling set in CV

The community can join friends and neighbors for caroling at the Little Schoolhouse of Cathey’s Valley at the Community Park near McCay Hall this Friday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. More...

Letters

Thank you

On behalf of the Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD), I want to thank the volunteers and partners who have contributed immensely to the development of the MCRCD’s Sierra Nevada Foothills Native Plant Demonstration Garden at More...

Thank you

Now that the dust has settled and all the old cars are back in the barn, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the town of Mariposa and specifically the following businesses for making the 56th annual Autumn Leaf Tour, Oct. More...

Reward for lights

Thank you to all of you that attended the recent annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Coulterville Station 26. The tree, planted just last month by the Coulterville Fire Brigade, is for the enjoyment of the community for years to come. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Henry 'Hank' Campbell

Henry “Hank” Campbell passed away peacefully in his sleep Dec. 9, 2010. He was 57.   More...

Cookin' in the Country

Healthy Holiday Entertaining

Healthy Holiday Hosting a fabulous party doesn’t have to include all of the typical calorie-laden, unhealthy food and drink options. More...

Inside Education

Legion hosts high school oratory contest

Mariposa County High School students have been invited by Mariposa Post 567 of the American Legion to compete in the 2011 annual American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship program. More...

CV 4-H helps Manna House

JAQ QUINN AND ROBBIE STARK WITH SOME OF THE DONATIONS OF FOOD TO MANNA HOUSE COLLECTED AT THE NOVEMBER CATHEY’S VALLEY/HORNITOS 4-H MEETING. More...

Lucero to lead UCM government relations

Corinne Lucero, who advocated at the federal level on behalf of the University of California, Merced, has been appointed the campus' director of government relations.   More...

Friends and Family

Thistle memorial planned

There will be a mass of Christian burial for Patrick Thistle on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. A reception will follow at the parish hall. More...

Pluma - Larca

KENNETH WAYNE LARCA AND SANDRA MARIE PLUMA WERE MARRIED NOV. 23. THE GROOM IS A 2008 GRADUATE OF MARIPOSA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL AND IS CURRENTLY SERVING IN THE US NAVY. More...

Welcome Adelina

JESSIE PETTIS AND VINCENT PEREZ HAVE ANNOUNCED THE BIRTH OF THEIR DAUGHTER, ADELINA HARMONY PEREZ. SHE WAS BORN OCT. 19, WEIGHING FIVE POUNDS, ONE OUNCE. More...

Man dies after apartment fire

In what may be the first fatality caused by fire in the Mariposa Public Utility District (MPUD), last weekend Ronnie Lee Wallace, 67, of Mariposa, succumbed to injuries sustained when his apartment caught fire at Mariposa Terrace II apartments on More...

Rangers rescue three El Capitan climbers

Three rock climbers were rescued Monday afternoon from the wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, after spending a freezing night on the rock face. The rescue culminated a two-day rescue operation.   More...

Driver pleads no contest to manslaughter

The young woman who caused an Aug. 14 crash that killed three people has entered a no contest plea to three charges of misdemeanor manslaughter. More...

Board sends CVCP back to planning

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors has concluded the marathon series of hearings about the Cathey’s Valley Community Plan (CVCP), for the moment. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Dec. 6: •Woodland School was vandalized. •Petty theft was reported on Granite Springs Road. •Someone saw a skinny horse on Schilling Road. •Spotlighting was reported on Ben Hur Road.   More...

County Fire Responses

Monday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 5.   EMS: 11 Fire: 4 Public assist: 2   Vehicle collision: 0   More...

Commentary

Thank you

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Mariposa County is pleased to thank the following individuals who have donated a vehicle (automobile, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle, snowmobile or jet ski) during 2010.  More...

Thank you

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County would like to give a sincere thank you to the wonderfully supportive Mariposa community. More...

Basin Chapel hosts Christmas Eve service

Ponderosa Basin Chapel will host a candlelight Christmas Eve service, including Christmas hymns, musical numbers from the choir members and a devotion from Pastor Dave Gunderson. The community is invited to join the congregation on Dec. More...

Datebook

Friday, Dec. 17

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

Saturday, Dec. 18

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, Dec. 19

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

Sports

Reds bombard Mariposa, 78-42

One of the worst defeats Mariposa’s varsity basketball program has experienced in a decade went into the record books Tuesday night in Chowchilla. More...

Mankins listed as Pro Bowl contender

Cathey’s Valley native and New England Patriot Logan Mankins is now listed on the Patriots’ roster after sitting out the first part of the season in a contract dispute. More...

Lady Grizzlies fall to Chowchilla, 38-32

Tuesday night in Chowchilla, Mariposa’s varsity Lady Grizzlies basketball team couldn’t hold onto its lead and dropped a 38-32 non-league contest to the Reds. More...

Around the County

Ferguson 'fix' debate continues

Those who live among or visit the craggy mountains surrounding Yosemite National Park share a love of the ever-changing landscape, shaped by rushing water, ice and avalanches.   More...

Permits required to climb Half Dome now

Yosemite National Park has announced that Day Use Permits to climb the Half Dome cables will be required seven days per week for the 2011 summer season to increase visitor safety on the cables.   More...

Auditor retires

MARIPOSA COUNTY AUDITOR CHRIS EBIE, RIGHT, ACCEPTS A RESOLUTION AND TILE PLAQUE FROM SUPERVISOR KEVIN CANN NOTING THE AUDITOR’S RETIREMENT. More...

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