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BUDGET CRISIS

County Fair’s future remains very uncertain

As the state’s budget process continues to spiral downward, the local impacts continue to mount. More...

Weather roller coaster continues

Less than two weeks ago, Mariposa County got pummeled by a series of massive winter storms. The storms snapped trees and power lines and piled snow higher than it had been seen in years.  More...

District considers huge classified cuts

A month after the Mariposa County Unified School District was forced to layoff 32 teachers for next year, the board of trustees now must consider further cuts. This time, the slashing will take place in the ranks of classified employees.  More...

Local News

No longer ‘trapped’

Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim Allen (left) honored retiring USDA Wildlife Services District Supervisor Don Simms (center) and his wife, Judy, on the occasion of his retirement. More...

Music Marathon

This duo performed between bands during last Saturday’s Music Marathon held at the Mariposa Museum and History Center as a fund raiser by the MCHS Band Boosters. More...

Gem Show returns

An avalanche of minerals and rocks will once again roll into the fairgrounds as the Mariposa Mineral and Gem Show, “Mountains of Minerals,” returns on Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10. More...

Oakhurst

Wood carvers converge on Oakhurst

A unique chance to learn a new hobby is hitting town this weekend, as the fourth annual Oakhurst Wood Carving Rendezvous begins this Sunday and lasts throughout the week.  More...

Prehistoric art show opens

A special exhibit focusing on prehistoric art opens today in Chowchilla, sponsored by the Timberline Art Gallery in north Oakhurst.  “David Douglas: Imaginative Art of an Ancient Age” features art depicting Madera County as it would More...

‘Wild West Women’ continues at theatre

“Wild West Women” continues at the Golden Chain Theatre through April 17.  More...

Datebook

Friday, April 8

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

Saturday, April 9

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

Sunday, April 10

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

Milestones

Liston serves as medic

Chase Macready Liston of Mariposa is serving as a medic with the US Army in Afghanistan. He took his training at Fort Sam Houston in Texas and has been in Afghanistan for over a year. More...

Thank you

Thank you all my family and friends for visiting me in the hospitals, bringing me flowers and goodies, and all your nice “get well soon” cards, and many phone calls encouraging me to “hang in there” and work hard on recovery.& More...

Thank you

Mountain Crisis Services would like to thank all the individuals and organizations that helped make this year’s performance of “Under Our Skin” such a huge success.  More...

Sports

Soccer squad blanks foes to move to 6-1

With last week’s Southern Athletic League victories over Le Grand on Thursday, 5-0, and Ripon Christian, 3-0, on Friday, Mariposa’s varsity girls’ soccer squad ran its league record to 6-1.  More...

Grizzlies gash Gustine, 16-3

If you put 30 runs on the scoreboard in two games, the odds are pretty good that your team record has improved.  Mariposa’s Grizzlies manhandled Delhi’s Hawks last Wednesday, 14-1, and followed that performance with a 16-3 blitz of More...

Dinner raises funds for football

Below, members of the Mariposa Grizzlies football program entice diners to the fund raising dinner it held last Saturday night. More...

Spring tease

Some brave spring flowers are showing their colors in the lower elevations of the county, as temperatures warmed late last week. More...

Bill places burden on local jail

Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 109 on April 5, which in effect, shifts tens of thousands of California’s non-violent felons back into the hands of county jails, instead of state prisons.  More...

Kidnapper’s parole hits close to home

It was 35 years ago this summer that three men kidnapped an entire bus load of school children in Chowchilla and buried them alive. This week, one of those been has been granted a parole date after decadeds of denials.  More...

MCUSD

School budget picture gets more and more bleak

The Mariposa County Unified School District, and all other schools districts in California, are trying to plan for next year’s budget without a base amount to go on. More...

Grizzly Band wins Grammy

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band has been notified that it is the 2011 Grammy Signature Schools Award winner as the outstanding performing arts group.   More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

March 28: •A bull was loose on Brooks Road. •Hay was stolen on Pegleg Road. •Vandalism was reported on Highway 49 North. •A vehicle drove into a fire hyrdrant on Highway 140.  More...

County Fire Response Report

MCFD call log consists of 12 stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to county-wide incidents.  Monday, March 27 through Sunday, April 3  EMS: 11  Fire: 1  Public assist: 7  Vehicle collision: 2  More...

From the Archives

(The following items were taken from the archived files of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE & MINER.)  10 Years Ago  More...

North County

Bower Cave tours sell out, more are scheduled

Within hours of the news that the Northern Mariposa County History Center (NMCHC) was offering two tours to Bower Cave as part of the John Muir Celebration on June 4, so many people responded that a third tour group was quickly organized and a waitin More...

Coulterville-Greeley lists honor students

Coulterville-Greeley Elementary School has listed it second trimester honor roll students.  Honor roll students with grade point averages (GPA) about 3.5 are Mariel Johnson and Garrett Hadly Richards.  More...

C-G Elementary plans registration

Coulterville Greeley Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration on April 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school’s office. Those who are unable to attend can contact the school at 878-3481 to be placed on the list.  More...

Letters

Dedicated professionals

While attending Mariposa’s annual Storytelling Festival in March and staying in the RV park at the fairgrounds, I had the misfortune of a 911 trip to the emergency room. The fact that I needed the trip was the misfortune. More...

Carpenter responds

I am sorry if I stepped on some toes with my letter to the editor on March 17, but I hope the GAZETTE will allow me to respond in my defense to letters written by Aaron Marcus and Tom Martin, published on March 24.  More...

Can’t please everyone

In your March 31 article, “Space is limited for safe snow play, strains resources”, a statement from the US Forest Service reads “next year we will try to keep the snow play area open on a more consistent basis.”  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Woodrow W. Gregory

Woodrow Wilson Gregory, age 97, a retired grocery store manager, died Friday, April 1, 2011 at the home of his daughter. Born Oct. More...

Living Healthy in the Sierras

Healthy Living in the Sierra

Dear Dr. Lisa,   Why do they call legs “gams”? –Got Gams Dear Gams,   More...

Inside Education

MES first grade Terrific Kids

The Mariposa Elementary School first grade Terrific Kids for alertness are Faith Halencak, Mollee Richards, Preston Johnson, Jessica Redding, Blaze Witt and Yasmine Westbrook..   More...

MES second grade Terrific Kids

The Mariposa Elementary School second grade Terrific Kids for alertness are Acacia Partida, Hailly Zoller, Jaden DuBois, Kaitlin Saint and Erin Chalk.   More...

MES third grade Terrific Kids

The Mariposa Elementary School third grade Terrific Kids for alertness are Erica Romero Carter Brown and Araceli Carrillo.   More...

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