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Camp visits cut short, but experience remains

Each summer, those who enjoy the High Sierra Camps in Yosemite National Park anxiously await the opening of the Tioga Road in anticipation of visiting. This year, that wait was considerably longer. More...

Back in the swing

Kindergartner Khiera Brower celebrated the first day of school at Mariposa Elementary with a couple of turns of the hula hoop before class began. All Mariposa County Schools opened on Monday. More...

Students increase test proficiency

Students in the Mariposa County Unified School District continue to outperform other California pupils on standardized tests. Data released by the California Department of Education indicates that local students continue to improve.  More...

Local News

Vista Plan causes no impact

Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announced the Scenic Vista Management Plan Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is available for public review. More...

Tours set 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...

CDCR launches realignment Web site

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has announced it has launched a Web site dedicated to providing information and updates to the public, local officials, and CDCR employees about the 2011 Public Safety Realignment Leg More...

Datebook

Friday, Aug. 26

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. 27

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

Sunday, Aug. 28

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

Barbara Jean Patty

Barbara Jean Patty was born Oct. 17, 1929, in Watsonville to her parents, Abram and Doratha Hamm. Barbara passed away Aug. 8, in Mariposa at the age of 81.  More...

Carolyn White

Carolyn White, 81, former resident of Mariposa County, passed away Aug. 21, in Greenville, Texas. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Barbara Cabezut-Bolton

Memorial services for Barbara Cabezut-Bolton will be held Saturday, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Mariposa Cemetery.  A potluck will follow at the Mariposa Fairgrounds picnic area.   More...

Entertainment

‘Evenings’ conclude this weekend

The Mariposa County Arts Council’s “Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings” presents the last opportunity this summer to enjoy a weekend of great music with The Santa Cruz Cats on Friday, Aug. More...

Carcass contest set

Mariposa County Farm Bureau is sponsoring the Bud Swift Memorial Carcass Contest at the Mariposa County Fair Junior Livestock Auction. This is the third year of the organization’s sponsorship.  More...

Festival includes veggie art contest

Fresh veggie art is a sculpture made from fruits and veggies. More...

Breaking News - 8/29/2011 5:11 PM

Highway 140 opens Tuesday morning

According to a highly reliable source inside Mariposa County government, Highway 140 will reopen tomorrow, Aug. 30, after being closed since last Thursday due to the Motor Fire. More...

WATER QUALITY

Clean creek water is community goal

Things were not always better in the old days. Prior to 1958, town wastewater flushed straight into the ground, seeping into Mariposa Creek in large quantities.  Dr. Norman Nichols was concerned about the health effects of untreated sewage. More...

Half Dome fall claims another life

At the beginning of the year, it seemed as if 2011 would be the year to remember wild, wet weather that kept Yosemite under a blanket of snow well into spring. More...

CHP sets up checkpoint this Friday

The Mariposa Area California Highway Patrol (CHP) will conduct a driving under the influence (DUI) and driver license safety checkpoint on Aug. 26 somewhere in the County of Mariposa. More...

COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Board busts budget blues, funding found By Jill Ballinger GAZETTE EDITOR   More...

For the Record

Library benefit slated

Greeley Hill's Red Cloud Friends of the Library are putting on a Luau Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 10th. Tickets for the luau are $25 for members, $20 for non-members (with a membership included) and $10 for children (children under 6 are free). More...

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 twelve stations located throughout the Mariposa community responding to countywide incidents.  Monday, Aug. 15 through Sunday, Aug. 21  EMS: 4  Fire: 1  Public assist: 2  Vehicle accident: 1  More...

Letters

Make the fair worthwhile

Hello, my name is Brooke Arebalo. This year I am showing two pigs at the fair. This will be my third year showing pigs.  This year I will be showing my pigs, Athena and Pinky. Athena thinks she is a racehorse and runs everywhere. More...

What happened to courtesy?

I am all for free speech and appreciate protests whenever I see them regardless if I agree with the issue, but it should always be responsible and courteous. More...

Hope to see you at the fair

Hello, my name is Claire Bullis, and I am 15 years old. I am a sophomore at Mariposa County High School. I work hard to maintain straight A’s, and still be involved in extracurricular activities such as FFA, volleyball and softball.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Local students immerse themselves in French culture

While the majority of high school students get most of their education in a classroom, there are some things that are better experienced first-hand. More...

Cookin' in the Country

Lively, BOLD, Fresh

Welcome bright flavors of summer salads

Slip into the freedom of flip-flops and retune your mood to the joys of fresh summertime suppers. And does any dish sing “summer” with more gusto than salad? More...

Sports

GRIZZLY STADIUM

Progress still taking place in stadium

Although the continuing economic downturn has hampered improvements to Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium, progress is still being made.  More...

ADULT SOFTBALL

Ranch Fence breaks ice, wins first game

In last Tuesday’s Mariposa Parks and Recreation Department’s Adult Softball League action, Ranch Fence finally recorded its first win of the season, edging the Hitching Post Rowdys by a single run, 16-15.  More...

DFG offers free fishing day Sept. 3

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) invites Californians to kick off their Labor Day weekend celebration by fishing in the state’s spectacular waters. Saturday, Sept. More...

Inside Education

Oldest living MCHS graduates

The annual Mariposa County High School Alumni Picnic honored the three oldest living graduates. From the Class of 1935, from left, are Mollie Merrill, Pearl Carter-Williams and Bill Elliott. More...

Fundraiser benefits scholarship program

The Yosemite Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council (Y/S RC&D) has announced a scholarship fundraiser event on Sept. 25, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

DPHS FFA officer team

The 2011 FFA officer team at Don Pedro High School is pictured, from left, Kelly Conner, A.J. Artman, Alyssa Kluth, Will Zychowski, Sheldon Hancock and Jeff Thompson. More...

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