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EDUCATION

School board hears charter school plan

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees formally heard the proposal of the Sierra Foothill Charter School (SFCS) at its regular meeting last Thursday night. More...

MMS gets new leader

Mariposa Middle School has a new leader this week. The decision came during closed session at the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 20.  More...

Local News

Mariposa’s royal couple

Mariposa County High School seniors Makayla Barrett (left) and Matt Didion took the homecoming king and queen honors at last Friday’s football game. More...

Breaking Midpines ground

County staff showed up with the board of supervisors to break ground on a new fire station at Midpines on Tuesday. More...

Vastbinder marks 30 years

Yosemite Bank | Contributed Elaine Vastbinder recently celebrated 30 years with Yosemite Bank. More...

Milestones

Free luncheon offered for widows

As a community service, Mariposa Christian Fellowship invites all widows and seniors without husbands in Mariposa County to a free luncheon, with games and prizes and great food.  ItwillbeheldSatur- day, Nov. More...

Wedding Announcement

Spence - Gurr

Heather Spence and Sam Gurr, sweethearts for more than four years, were married at the Triangle Cafe Courtyard on Oct. 8. Laura Hoyman of Yosemite Vows performed the ceremony. More...

Resolution of respect

Whereas, it has pleased the Supreme Ruler of the Universe to remove from our midst, our beloved brother Thomas Egger, therefore be it.  Resolved that in the death of brother Thomas Egger, our order has lost a true and faithful member, the common More...

Sports

Playoff showdown set against Hawks

The showdown is set. More...

Soccer squad whips TC, 5-1

Mariposa’s young varsity soccer squad earned a 5-1 victory over Turlock Christian on the Eagles’ home field Tuesday afternoon, after falling to league-leading Gustine by the same score last Thursday.  More...

Lady Grizzlies roll to 11-1

On a 3-0 (25-12, 25-8, 25-19) Southern Athletic League victory at Turlock Christian Tuesday, Mariposa’s varsity Lady Grizzly volleyball team pushed its league mark to 11-1.  More...

NPS says ‘no’ to Amgen

The National Park Service has denied a special use permit that would have allowed the country’s largest cycling event to have a start in Yosemite Valley. More...

Trick-or-treat costs add up for residents

Each Halloween, something very scary happens to residents on Jones and Bullion streets.  It’s not the haunted houses with their body mannequins and fakeblood displays. It’s something that hits much closer to home.  More...

Grant paves the way for sidewalks

Students in Mariposa will now have a safer trip to school. Last week, the Mariposa County Public Works Department was notified that it has been awarded the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Grant.  More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 17: •Invasion of privacy was report on Sebastopol Road. •There was an injured coyote on Henness Ridge Road. •A bicyclist hit a dog on Carleton Road. •There was a challenge to fight at the rest stop in Mariposa.  More...

Letters

Keep Mariposa clean

Last week I needed to be in Fresno visiting my wife in the hospital when I happened to witness a small child playing on the lawn outside of the hospital entrance. More...

Man of empathy

In reference to Marvin Wells’ letter of Oct. 20, I wish to thank my supervisor, Lee Stetson, for his position in support of medical marijuana.  Mr. More...

Balanced and informative

It has been a while since I have been able to feel complimentary toward the GAZETTE, so I am happy to note that your coverage of the Jeff Denham Bill to rollback Wild and Scenic designation for a part of the Lower Merced River has been balanced and i More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Donald Breton

Donald Breton, a 33-year resident of Coulterville, died at his home on Oct. 18. He was 60.  Mr. Breton was born Sept. 15, 1951, in Orange County. More...

Sam Saint

Sam Saint passed away on Sept. 29. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Stewards dig to ride, ride to dig

It pays to have a plan when you travel over dirt and gravel in Sierra National Forest.  The border between Mariposa and Madera Counties plays tag with Highway 41 north of Oakhurst, bouncing motorists from one county to the other around each bend More...

Inside Education

Ag students visit three college sites

Most seniors at Mariposa County High School are beginning to think about their options for college, whether it’s a junior college or four-year university, in California or out of state. More...

Fall Festival goes on

The traditional Fall Festival, usually held at Cathey’s Valley School, will continue for the children on Sunday, Oct. 30 with fun, games, prizes, cake walk, and costume contest from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Community Park, McCay Hall. More...

Students learn the ropes

The Mariposa County High School Associated Student Body and FFA officers recently took a trip to Squaw Valley. More...

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