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MANKINS

Mariposa’s favorite son lands huge NFL pact

Last Wednesday, Mariposa County’s favorite NFL (National Football League) son, Logan Mankins, inked the largest contract in NFL history for an interior lineman with the New England Patriots. More...

Local News

Cathey’s Valley crash kills one

The after effects of this Saturday morning crash are pictured above. More...

Scorched earth

A lone stump continues to burn as a hand crew from the Mt. Bullion CDC camp cuts a fire line during a wildland response on Pendola Garden Road last Friday afternoon. More...

State and local vote maps are redrawn, landscape changes

The hills look the same, but the county’s political landscape changed this week. On Monday, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission approved maps that will alter the way Mariposa County is represented in Sacramento and Washington. More...

Datebook

Friday, Aug. 19

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. 20

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

Sunday, Aug. 21

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

Barbara Bolton

Barbara Bolton, beloved mother, sister and grandmother, passed away on Aug. 8 with her children by her side. She was 79 years old, born Feb. 22, 1932 in Mariposa County. More...

Evelyn ‘Dee’ Armstrong

Evelyn “Dee” Armstrong of Coulterville died Aug. 9 at Sonora Regional Medical Center. She was 69.  Mrs. Armstrong was born Oct. 26, 1941, in Chanute, KS. She was a homemaker for 49 years. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Pizza, Per Favore!

Family pizza night done right

Forget about delivery pizza — make your own fresh and flavorful creations for a fantastic family pizza night sure to bring everyone together at the table.  More...

Health

JCF hosts blood drive

The physicians and staff of John C. Fremont Hospital are hosting a blood drive – Tuesday, Aug. 23. A bloodmobile will park in the hospital’s front lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Sports

ADULT SOFTBALL

Los Dientes tops S & S in extra frame

Los Dientes held onto its league lead in the Mariposa Parks and Recreation Department’s Adult Softball League play last week.  After battling S&S Electric to a 7-7 tie at the end of seven innings, a two-run, two-out homer settled the o More...

Fair horse show is set for Saturday

The Mariposa County Fair horse show will be held this Saturday, Aug. 20 in the Gold Bowl at the fairgrounds.  It includes gymkhana, saddle mounts, trail and showmanship starting at 8 a.m. 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...

COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Budget calls for ‘significant reductions’

When the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors begin deliberations on the 2011-12 fiscal year budget on Thursday morning, they are likely in a for a wild ride. More...

LOCAL INDUSTRY

Concerns vented in mining plan hearing, officials argue points

Property owner Jack Bankhead wants to supply builders with gravel and crushed stone from the Mt. Gaines Mine between Bear Valley and Hornitos. Supporters say the plan would generate jobs. Opponents see dust, noise and increased truck traffic. More...

Back to the future

An installer finishes hanging the Gold Coin sign in downtown Mariposa last Thursday. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Aug. 8: •Deputies recovered an abandoned stolen vehicle on Merced Falls Road. •There was a verbal dispute at the Texaco station. •Someone was arrested on a warrant on Colorado Road. •There was a bear problem on Totokon Road.  More...

From the Archives

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

Letters

Also disgusted

Like Anne Brock, (letters, Aug. 11: Brink of Disaster,) I, too, am disgusted, but for entirely different reasons. More...

Responds to Apcar

Dear Lucille,  I just read your letter to the editor, and although I did not read Tolley’s, I believe it was about buying American. More...

Come eat at the fair

Mountain Crisis Services would like to thank the community of Mariposa for its generosity and continued support of our organization. We are very fortunate to live and work in such a caring community.  More...

Milestones

Thank you

Last week, participants at Mariposa County Parks and Recreation’s Day Camp did a scavenger hunt through town, and Rite Aid donated ice cream for all the campers. More...

Thank you

Thanks to all the volunteers and everyone who supported the AAUW project at the Pioneer Market barbecue on July 22 and 23. More...

Thank you

Thank you Mariposa for giving me the opportunity to restore the historic Gold Coin. It has taken a very long time, but the finished product was worth the time and effort. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Proud Mariposan to be honored for saving three lives

For Brittany Gilchrist of Coarsegold, midday on June 22 is a blank. “I remember picking up my daughter at church and heading out onto Highway 41,” she said recently. More...

Entertainment

Plans begin for Christmas Home Tour

This December the Friends of the Library (FoL) will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Ken and Alice Meriam Christmas Home Tour. More...

Tomato Festival will include salsa contest

Residents can join in the fun of “Weekend in the Country: A Tomato Fest” on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25 in downtown Mariposa by entering its salsa contest.  More...

Inside Education

MCUSD schools open on Monday

All Mariposa County schools will open Monday, Aug. 22. Parents with children new to Mariposa County or who are changing elementary schools are urged to register as early as possible. More...

Bus pass rules ensure student safety

The MCUSD Board of Trustees believes that an overriding reason for set bus schedules is to ensure student safety. More...

Early release days added

Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent Aaron Rosander has announced that the entire school district will have a number of early release days this year. The early release will take place on varying Wednesdays.  More...

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