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Movie fans take over the park

There are few places where a family can go for almost nothing. More...

LOCAL HISTORY

Garber House merits reprieve, panel says

The white Garber House on Bullion Street needs more than a coat of paint, but the county’s historic preservation commission wants to give it one more chance.  The house was built by Henry Garber Jr., whose father came to Mariposa from Germ More...

JCF HOSPITAL

Knight returns as interim CEO

The Board of Directors of the John C. Fremont Healthcare District has announced that Jimmy Knight began serving as interim chief executive officer (CEO) effective Monday, Aug. More...

Local News

USAF band will perform here

A free community concert by the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West Concert Band is scheduled to be held at the Mariposa Amphitheater, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. More...

Hoedown benefits Mt. Crisis Services

Mountain Crisis Services, Inc. and The Tap Room of Cathey’s Valley will host the first annual Cathey’s Valley Hoedown on Aug. 13 from noon to midnight.  More...

Hospital Foundation has new grant program

The John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation announced a new grant-making program this week. More...

Datebook

Friday, Aug. 12

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. 13

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

Sunday, Aug. 14

Griefshare - at New Life Christian Fellowship, 5089 Cole Road from 9 to 10:15 a.m. For information, call 966-7734.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Brink of disaster

Having watched the Republicans take the country to the brink of disaster by threatening to not raise the debt ceiling; having watched the Democrats being forced to give in to almost all of their demands in order to keep the disaster from happening; I More...

News flash

Fish Camp and Wawona, including the south entrance to Yosemite at Highway 41, are located in Mariposa County. More...

Bravo

Bravo to Cate Cannon and the entire cast and crew in Mariposa Playhouse’s production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on July 29 and 30 at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheater. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Perfect Party Plates

arm-weather entertaining calls for light, refreshing recipes full of flavor. These delectable dishes pair mangos and California Almonds for a main course, side dish and dessert that will have your guests clamoring for more.  More...

Sports

Marlins complete 21st season

Completing its 21st season, the Marlins Swim Team had 62 members participate in its championship meet that was held on July 30 and 31. More...

Two teams unbeaten in adult softball play

After last week’s action, two teams remain unbeaten in the Mariposa Parks and Recreation Department’s Adult Softball League.  On Aug. 2, Los Dientes came from behind to clobber Haztech Systems, 12-5. More...

MCHS schedules volleyball tryouts

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly volleyball team has scheduled its try-outs for the 2011 season. They will be held at the Loyd Hobby Gymnasium.  Tryouts will be Aug. 15, 16 and 17. Varsity players are scheduled from 9 to 11:30 a.m. More...

Battlin’ the blaze

Dan Tucker | The Gazette A Mariposa County firefighter extinguishes flames at a residence on Gann’s Corral Road last Wednesday afternoon while the American flag endures the roiling smoke. More...

VIOLENT ATTACK

Local woman bound and raped at home

Last week, a crime that no one expects to happen in Mariposa did. On Tuesday, Aug. 2, a 23-year-old female Mariposa resident and mother of two, reported that an unknown man entered her apartment, bound her and sexually assaulted her.  More...

County prepares for public safety realignment

One of California’s newest laws, AB 109, changes the way criminals are handled during and after their sentencing. In a nutshell, it places much more of a burden on counties than the state prison system.  More...

Park to remove 72 Curry structures

A total of 72 structures that remain in a rockfall hazard zone at Curry Village should be permanently removed, a National Park Service report released this week says. More...

YOSEMITE MANAGEMENT

Tree-removal plan gets uneasy response

Returning to the Valley after decades away, Yosemite native Maria Lebrado gasped in astonishment.  The Valley had become “dirty,” she said. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Aug. 1: •An aggresssive bear was visiting homes on Ben Hur Road. •An air conditioning unit was stolen on Harvest Drive. •A refrigerator, air rifle, three cabinets and a water hose were stolen on Highway 49 North. More...

County Fire Response Report

MCFD call log consists of twelve stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to countywide incidents.  Aug. 1 through 7  Fire: 7  EMS: 15  Public assists: 2  Vehicle accidents: 1  More...

From the Archives

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

Milestones

Conroy - McCoy

Danette Vaughan of Oroville, (previously from Mariposa), Roger and Marcia Conroy of Mariposa and Peggy and Ken McCoy of Carson City, NV., have announced the marriage of their children, Ashley Conroy and Clint McCoy. More...

Pearl turns 95

Pearl Williams is turning 95 on Aug. 17. Her sons, Gary, Trent and Bill, wish her a happy birthday. More...

Thank you

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County warmly thanks all of the volunteers, donors and shoppers for supporting our very successful yard sale at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. A special thank you goes to the St. Joseph’s Church, as well. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

ENVIRONMENT

Watershed Council continues its weed battle

The Upper Merced River Watershed Council joined forces again this spring and summer with the Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, and California Department of Corrections to battle invasive nonnative weeds that threaten the river canyon&rsqu More...

Entertainment

Mariposa Evenings hosts two debut bands

The Mariposa County Arts Council presents a more music this weekend with two debuts in the Art Park with Queso Fresco on Friday, Aug. 12, and The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit on Saturday, Aug. 13. All performances are free and begin at 7 p.m.  More...

Summer ends with a splash in Coulterville

The fourth annual End of Summer Splash will take place on Sunday, Aug. 21 at the Coulterville pool from 1 to 5 p.m.  More...

Movies and Wii offered at library

Movies for all ages will be offered free of charge at the Mariposa Library on the first, second and third Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m. through August. Free refreshments will be served. More...

Inside Education

MCHS changes registration dates

Students new to Mariposa County Unified School District and enrolling at Mariposa County High School will need to pre-register. Enrollment packages are available for pick up at the MCHS counseling office daily from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Guyton awarded state scholarship

Mary Ann Claxton, President of the California Division United Daughters of the Confederacy, recently announced their state scholarship winner. She is Andrea Danielle Guyton of Mariposa.  More...

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