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Board continues agonizing process

The difficult process of deciding to close schools in Mariposa County continued last week. The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees held a special study session on the issue on April 28.  More...

Bug-eyed

Jill Ballinger | The Gazette Mason Bissmeyer got an up-close look at a painted lady butterfly on Saturday afternoon. More...

Local News

Shining examples

The Mariposa Lions Car Show brought out some shining examples of classic cars on Saturday. The vehicles were on display at the Mariposa County Courthouse. More...

Free tire disposal continues in May

The Mariposa County Department of Public Works (MCDPW) is offering free tire disposal for Mariposa County residents through Monday, May 23 at the Mariposa County Landfill and Recycling Center and the Don Pedro Transfer Station.  Reservations for More...

Arts Council offers short story classes

The Mariposa County Arts Council is offering a short story writing class May 11 through June 15.  In this course, participants will learn how to support their words with such craft elements as character, plot, description, and dialogue. More...

Datebook

Friday, May 6

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

Saturday, May 7

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

Sunday, May 8

Alcoholics Anonymous - 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.  Book Sale - sponsored by the Mariposa County Friends of the Library from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Dennis Hopkins

Dennis Raymond Hopkins, age 41, passed away peacefully at home April 20 of congestive heart failure.  He was a Sonora High School graduate. He loved fishing and camping. More...

Mark Montoya

Mark passed away in Yucaipa on April 29. He and his wife, Mary Lou, moved to Bootjack in 1975 with their son, Bobby. He was a paving contractor for 35 years. They resided on Cole Road until 1998, when they moved to Sun Lakes in Banning, CA. More...

Helen Fincham

Helen Graeves Fincham, age 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 7, at the Country Villa La Sierra Care Center, in Merced, only to wake up in the arms of the Prince of Peace, her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Helen was born to Leo a More...

Inside Education

MES first grade Terrific Kids

The Mariposa Elementary School first grade Terrific Kids are Leslie Mendoza-Chavez, Aiden Moore, Caysie Bonds, Madison Jouett, Tobey Alvis and Terrence Smith. More...

MES second grade Terrific Kids

Mariposa Elementary | Contributed The Mariposa Elementary School second grade Terrific Kids are Donnie Matoud-Peterson, Emmalee Breshears, Amber Bartholomew, Skylee Butler and Nicholas Long. More...

MES third grade Terrific Kids

The Mariposa Elementary School third grade Terrific Kids are Jason Bonds, Destiny Fountain, Colton Keith, Gilberto Martin and Mike Bailey. More...

Mariposa resident lives through tornado in Tuscaloosa

When Scarlett Pedersen was a 10-year-old Mariposa resident, her family’s home was destroyed by the Stumpfield Fire in 1996. More...

Structure saved

Firefighters search for the ignition point in the attic of a mobile home on Wild Horse Lane off of Usona Road Tuesday afternoon. More...

Man arrested for attempted rape at camp

A Mariposa man was arrested on Saturday at the Jerseydale campground after his girlfriend reported that he attempted to rape and assault her. More...

Thieves target Manna House garden again

Manna House, the food pantry that’s been helping folks in need since 1983, had an idea two years ago. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 25: •A car hit a bear on Highway 49 South. •Deputies responded to a domestic dispute on Highway 140. •A rifle was stolen on Stonecrest Road. •A fight on Peg Leg Road ended with an arrest.  More...

County Fire Response Report

MCFD call log consists of 12 stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to county-wide incidents.  Monday, April 25 thru Sunday, May 1  EMS: 13  Fire: 2  Public assist: 3  Vehicle accident: 2   More...

From the Archives

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

Letters

Our View Salute

Last weekend’s sixth annual Butterfly Festival was a tremendous success. Residents and visitors alike flooded the streets of Mariposa, providing the local economy a shot in the arm to kick-off the spring tourist season.  More...

Save our fair

I was in shock to hear that Assembly Bill 95 which eliminated fair funding (starting in fiscal year 2012) actually passed. More...

What’s so complicated about signs?

In 1991, with little fanfare, Mariposa County Supervisors passed a new sign ordinance which tightly controls the materials, placement and appearance of any sign in Mariposa County.  More...

Horse Sense

HORSE SENSE

Colic in the Horse II

Colic is without question one of the most common equine emergencies a practicing horse vet treats over their career. In many cases colic just happens and is completely unpreventable. It is part of the risk of owning horses. More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies capture SAL soccer crown

MCHS grabs second title in school history

Mariposa’s varsity girls’ soccer team claimed just the second ever Southern Athletic League soccer title Tuesday afternoon with a convincing 6- 0 win over Le Grand’s struggling Bulldogs.  More...

Dogs’ send race into 3-way tie

Tuesday afternoon’s Southern Athletic League contest against Le Grand’s Bulldogs was pivotal to Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies. More...

Mariposa splits four games in Hilmar tourney

Mariposa’s varsity baseball team split four games in the annual Hilmar Tournament held last week.  The Grizzlies won their first test against Patterson, 5-4, topped the host Yellowjackets, 3- 1, in their second bout before falling to Washi More...

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