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ENVIRONMENT

Store-bought pesticides found in local wildlife

Rodent poisons that pass to predators via dying squirrels, rats and mice remain in stores despite a recent Environmental Protection Agency request that manufacturers withdraw the products.  Here in the central Sierra, a survey shows that the poi More...

Busts net 22,687 pot plants

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BUSINESS

State sales tax rate falls 1%

Buying just about everything got a little cheaper last Friday. California’s sales tax rate dropped by one percentage point, a penny on every dollar. In addition, the state’s vehicle license charge tumbled by 43 percent.  More...

Local News

‘Rockets’ red glare’

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The Ahwahnee prepares for 2011 Vintners Holidays

The Ahwahnee, a recently refurbished, fullservice, AAA Four-Diamond hotel located in scenic Yosemite Valley, Calif., will welcome 33 of California’s best vintners for its 30th annual Vintners’ Holidays event series starting this November. More...

SPCA begins new spay/neuter program

In an effort to give back to the community, the SPCA would like to announce the new Juanita Moore Volunteer/spay neuter program. More...

Letters

Article needs comment

Your recent article on Cary Stayner invited comments.  During Cary Stayner's initial incarceration I, as a jail chaplain, had occasion to meet with this prisoner.  Our role, as chaplains, is to spread the good news of eternal salvation thro More...

Equipment use fires

Fire starts are in your hands. Every year, well meaning residents preparing their property for summer spark damaging wildfires by using outdoor equipment the wrong way.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Earle M. Jorgensen, Jr.

Earle M. Jorgensen, Jr. of Mariposa passed away June 22. He was 75.  More...

Living Healthy in the Sierras

Ants try patience, but inspire respect

When morning frost disappears in the spring, a familiar guest shows up in local homes. By the time things heat up they’re really moving—streaming across countertops, inexorably drawn to drops of honey or unwashed plates. More...

Healthy Living in the Sierra

Dear Dr. Lisa,   How can I get my poison oak to stop spreading? – Itching to Know Dear Itch,   More...

Sports

Athletes bring home Olympic gold

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Mariposa Marlins honor Swimmers of the Week

The Mariposa Marlins swim team competed in the Chowchilla “off the deep end” invitational on Saturday, June 25 and came home with their second fifth place invitational trophy for the season and their third high point qualifier. More...

Breaking News - 7/13/2011 8:51 AM

No burning allowed below 5,000 feet

Wednesday, July 13, 8:40 AM - Effective Wednesday July 13, 2011 at 8:00 am the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has declared no burning below 5000' elevation in Mariposa County. More...

PROGRAM FUNDING

County budget cuts could devastate Parks and Rec

About 400 local children will learn to swim and experience day camp this summer. If proposed cuts to Mariposa County’s Parks and Recreation Department come to fruition, it could mean the end of those programs.  More...

Yosemite visits rebound for summer

After a slower than average spring, visitation in Yosemite National Park and all of Mariposa County seems to be rebounding. More...

The Cup

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For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

June 28: •Someone complained about a loud band at the Tap Room in Cathey’s Valley. •Smoke could be seen from Silva Road. •Ongoing bear problems were reported on Allred Road. •A verbal dispute occurred at Yosemite West. More...

From the Archives

(The following items are taken from the archived files of the Mariposa Gazette & Miner.)  10 Years Ago  More...

Commentary

Let’s talk fire

Question: With summer now in full swing, my family and I would like to partake in outdoor activities, one of them being camping. What necessary precautions should we keep in mind, when it comes to campfire safety?  More...

In New York, marrying gay rights and religious freedom

Winners and losers in the battle over gay marriage in New York can agree on at least one thing: Without robust protections for religious groups, the law legalizing same-sex marriages would not have passed.  More...

Milestones

Thank you

The Parkins family would like to sincerely thank those who cared and participated in the care of Mary L. Parkins over the past two and half years. More...

Sorority installs new officer team

Delta Nu Iota recently installed its five-woman cabinet for the 2011-12 term at the home of incoming president, Marlyn Woods. More...

Birth Announcement

Edward and Jamie McGrath of Torrance have announced the birth of their son, Chase Justin Mc- Grath. He was born May 31, weighing 10 pounds, three ounces. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Savor the Season

Grilling can bring so much more to the table than basic brats and burgers. In these recipes, cookbook author and celebrity chef Nick Stellino uses a few key ingredients that add new dimensions of flavor to seafood, steak and even salad. More...

Inside Education

Woodland celebrates end of school

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Pedersen graduates UCSB

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Local students graduate SSU

Mariposa County High School 2007 graduates Amy Duarte, Chelsea Silva, and Tisa Gilbert graduated from Sonoma State University on May 28.  Duarte graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and will be beginning graduate school in the More...

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