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ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

Yosemite spotlight is on solar power

Yosemite officials last week unveiled an array of solar panels that will generate close to 800,000 kilowatt hours of electricity each year.  That’s enough to power 100 typical American households—or 1,200 computers.  More...

Woman falls to her death

At approximately noon on Sunday, July 31, Yosemite National Park’s Emergency Communication Center received a 911 phone call reporting a fall of a hiker on the Half Dome cables.  More...

WEATHER

Rare summer thunderstorms spark wildland fires

By Dan Tucker GAZETTE PUBLISHER   The weather in Mariposa County Sunday morning started out muggy and warm, unusual for late July.  It got worse.  Around 9 a.m., a flurry of thunderstorm cells battered Mariposa and Madera Counties, spa More...

Local News

Small town Saturday night

Mike Hammar and The Nails (at left) performed to a huge crowd at the Mariposa Art Park on Saturday evening, as part of the Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings series that continue through the summe More...

Yosemite visitors can experience new tram tours

Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Yosemite is offering a new way to explore and learn about Yosemite National Park through Immersion Excursion open-air tram tours.  More...

Tours scheduled at compost facility

Does the Mariposa County Compost Facility work the way it was intended? Why are customers sometimes directed to dump their loads of trash on the landfill rather than in the facility? More...

Datebook

Friday, Aug. 5

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

Saturday, Aug. 6

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

Sunday, Aug. 7

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

Holt - Costa

Karie Holt and Cody Costa of Mariposa were married on June 11 at Dawn Lake in Lushmeadows, where they reside. The bride is the daughter of Ken and Carol Nichols. More...

Ludolphs celebrate 60 years

Sixty years ago on June 30, 1951, Raymond and Janet Ludolph were married. They celebrated their anniversary with about 85 guest with a luncheon after mass. More...

Prayer gathering set

The ecumenical, contemplative prayer gathering on first Fridays will be held on Aug. 5 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 7 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend for the 45-minute session of hymns, scripture, and oral and silent prayer. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Milky Way magic comes alive from Glacier Point

Glacier Point is famous for sunsets— dramatic scenes as pink light fades from Half Dome.  Summer visitors get curious as astronomy buffs set up their contraptions on Fridays and Saturdays. More...

Sports

Griz prepare for gridiron campaign

It’s almost crunch time, literally, for the Mariposa Grizzlies. Players who want to join the football program must be signedup and approved by Monday, Aug. 8. At 1 p.m. More...

Young Marlins team places fifth at Firebaugh Invitational

The Mariposa Marlins Swim Team, fielding a very young squad, still placed fifth at the 40th annual Firebaugh Invitational three-day swim meet which was held July 15 – 17.  More...

Rotary slates Yaley memorial golf tourney

The annual Mariposa Rotary Mollie Suh Yaley Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Oakhurst's Sierra Meadows Country Club, raises money to fund the Mollie Suh Yaley Rotary Scholarship.  More...

BUDGET CUTS

Three county post offices face closure

Post offices at Hornitos, Fish Camp and Yosemite Lodge are under review by the U.S. More...

San Jose man drowns in Merced River

The swift, cold water of the Merced River has claimed the life of a 33- year-old man. More...

PUBLIC WORKS

County hires interim director

Mariposa County has an interim public works director in place, less than a week after the board of supervisors dismissed former Director Alan Toschi.  County Administrative Officer Rick Benson announced on Monday that Peter Rei is serving the Co More...

Hospital CEO leaves JCF

John C. Fremont Healthcare District’s Chief Executive Officer Chuck Bill is no longer serving in that capacity. Staff was notified in a brief email from the Board Chairperson Suzette Prue last Friday.  More...

For the Record

From the Archives

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

County Fire Response Report

MCFD call log consists of 12 stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to countywide incidents.   Monday, July 25 through Sunday, July 31  EMS: 17  Fire: 12  Public assist: 4  Vehicle accident: 4  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 25: •A kitten was stuck in rocks on Zelma Way. •A man was arrested after he was seen kicking a dog on the side of Highway 49 South. •Grand theft was reported at the Comfort Inn. •A traffic accident blocked Highway 140.  More...

Letters

MAYSA answers questions

Question: What is MAYSA Soccer, Mariposa Area Youth Soccer Association?  Answer: It is a recreational soccer league through CYSA, (California Youth Soccer Association) that is located in Mariposa that has the option of playing neighboring mounta More...

How do we fix it?

There has been much discussion in the past months, and especially in the past weeks about the national debt. The massive debt is placing a huge burden on every American, and will probably never be repaid. More...

Delightful

What a delight – Shakespeare in Mariposa.  The newly-formed Mariposa Playhouse’s presentation of "A Mid Summer Night's Dream" this last weekend was indeed magical.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Preble Franklin

Preble Franklin, mother, world traveler, dedicated volunteer and lifelong believer and follower of the Baha’i World Faith, passed peacefully on July 16 at age 77, surrounded by her loving children singing her favorite songs.  Preble was bo More...

Dr. Tad Best

Dr. Tad Carlysle Best of Mariposa died July 24. He was 60.  Dr. Best was born June 20, 1951, in Arizona. More...

William ‘Bill’ Hansen

William (Bill) Nelson Hansen, a Mariposa resident and native of Watsonville, passed away July 27. Bill was a man who will be remembered for his quick smile, friendly nature and a heart as big as Yosemite.  More...

Cookin' in the Country

Happy, Healthy Hosting

Healthy eating and great entertaining can go hand in hand when you have a few delicious tricks up your sleeve.  More...

Inside Education

Merced College sets MCHS registration

Merced Community College registration will be held on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Mariposa County High School. Merced College provides a variety of courses on site in partnership with Mariposa High School.  More...

Day Camper of the Week

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Bubble kids

Mariposa Kiwanis Preschool held regularly scheduled play dates over the summer to help familiarize new students with their school and teachers, give returning and graduating students a chance to soci More...

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