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LOCAL ECONOMY

Summer was solid for local business

Mariposa business was good this summer. More...

POLITICS

Olsen backs bill to repeal SRA fees

State Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, who represents Mariposa County, and Assemblymember Kevin Jeffries from Lake Elsinore have introduced a bill to repeal the controversial State Responsibility Area (SRA) Fee passed last June.  More...

Local News

Gate crasher

Law enforcement officers examine the vehicle that crashed through a gate at the Mariposa County Jail last Friday morning. The SUV was driven by Phillip L. More...

Bridgeport Fire Station breaks ground

After nearly two decades of discussion about the construction of a fire station in the Bridgeport area, Mariposa County officially broke ground on the facility on Tuesday afternoon. More...

Denham seeks Wounded Warrior

Representative Jeff Denham announced last week that his office has been selected to participate in the House of Representatives’ Wounded Warrior Program.  More...

Datebook

Friday, Sept. 16

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

Monday, Sept. 19

Canteen Coffee Time - every Monday at Happy Burger Diner from 5:30 to 11 a.m. for veterans and their spouses. Free coffee, tea or soda.  Narcotics Anonymous - 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs).  More...

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Take Off Pounds Sensibly - Methodist Church Parish Hall on Sixth Street at 9:30 to 11 a.m. For information call 966-6061 or 374-3280.  Senior Center - Bridge at 9 a.m.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joe Babcock

Joe Richard Babcock, 64, of Mariposa, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Aug. 29, after a long and courageous fight with cancer. More...

Mark E. Carey

Mark Edward Carey, 50, a resident of Canyon, passed away at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, on Wednesday, Sept. 7.  Mark was born in Stillwater, Okla. on Nov. 8, 1960. More...

In memoriam

Allen Olin Yandell March 13, 1939 to Sept. 14, 2010   One year has passed, and I miss you so much, for your hand cannot be touched. More...

Sports

Wolves invade Grizzly Stadium Friday night

Livingston’s Wolves will bring a potent ground game to Grizzly Stadium Friday night as the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies attempt to bounce back after last week’s non-league home opening loss to Orestimba, 29-22.  More...

Soccer squad registers SAL win

Mariposa’s varsity boys’ soccer team started off Southern Athletic League play on the right foot Tuesday afternoon, at least on the right foot of Ryland Radanovich who scored two goals to pace a 3-2 MCHS victory over Ripon Christian.  More...

Spikers handle Modesto Christian

Mariposa’s varsity girls’ volleyball team completed its nonleague preseason schedule Tuesday night in Modesto with a convincing 3-0 victory over Modesto Christian’s Crusaders.  Khrissy Schellentrager had an outstanding match wi More...

Toes will tap, meat will sizzle this Saturday

The sights, sounds and smells at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds will be sizzling this weekend, as the fifth annual “Blazin Hog” BBQ Competition and Zydeco Music Festival will take place from noon to 8 p.m. More...

Mariposa County Fair will feature in new documentary

You may have noticed the couple roaming the fair with a video camera this year.  J.C. More...

Former supervisor retires

According to Mariposa County Administrative Officer Rick Benson, former District 4 Supervisor Dianne Fritz has retired from the Mariposa County Human Services Department.  Fritz, who served that district from 2004 through 2008, immediately went More...

Memorial honored

Master of ceremonies Les Marsden (at podium) addresses the large crowd at Sunday’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony held at the Mariposa Art Park. More...

Wichmann gets the start for Bulldogs

Four years as a standout athlete at Mariposa County High School probably couldn’t have prepared 19-year-old Cody Wichmann for the biggest sports start of his life last Saturday. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Sept. 5: •There was a verbal dispute on Grosjean Road. •Threats were reported on St. Andrew’s Road. •Medication was stolen on Bullion Street. •Shooting was reported in the Wildcat/Hirsch Road area.  More...

From the Archives

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

Letters

Bad apples

While most people in Mariposa are wonderful, there are some bad apples. More...

Bugged off

Rep. Jeff Denham:   I received your letter of July 6, telling me in so many words to “bug-off” with asking about a town hall meeting in my area. So I will. More...

Demise of Pizza Plus

I am writing this letter in order to avoid further speculation and rumors.  More...

Milestones

Thank you

The Grammy-Award-Winning MCHS Grizzly Band and Band Boosters express deepest heartfelt thanks to the Mariposa men's synchronized swim team for their incredible performance of aquatic acrobatics to benefit the band. More...

Birth Announcements

Andrew Robert Moffitt was born Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Fremont Rideout hospital in Yuba City. He weighed seven pounds, three ounces and measured 20 and onequarter inches long. His parents are Joan and Bob Moffitt, formerly of Mariposa. More...

Thank you

Mountain Crisis Services, Inc. (MCS) would like to thank Jeff Evans of the Tap Room in Cathey’s Valley, and everyone else who contributed to making the first annual Cathey’s Valley Hoedown fundraiser a success. More...

Cookin' in the Country

It’s a WIN-WIN

Howto feed football fans and fight hunger

When it’s your turn to call the plays on game day food, you need recipes that are easy to make, easy to eat, and will feed a crowd of hungry fans. More...

Inside Education

Art night planned at Woodland

Woodland Elementary School students and their families are invited to the PTA Family Art Night. The PTA will help kids explore and release their inspiration and spark ideas for their very own Reflections Art project. More...

Farm Bureau offers college membership

Inviting a new generation of members, the California Farm Bureau Federation has announced a new membership category for students between the ages of 16 and 25. More...

ICES plans the 22nd Children’s Fair

The 22nd annual Children’s Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park. More...

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