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Lion stalks neighbors at Darrah and Triangle

A photogenic mountain lion was stalking a neighborhood south of Darrah and Triangle this week.  Montana del Oro Drive resident Dean Bernacchi said the big feline’s presence coincided with the disappearance of Isis, a family calico.  T More...

County hires permanent director

For the past three and a half months, Peter Rei has been working as Mariposa County’s public works director. Now, the County has hired him on a permanent basis, and Rei and the County are anxious to get down to business.  More...

Board holds hearing on SFCS

The Mariposa County Unified School District will hold a public hearing this evening at the district office. The board will take public input on the proposed Sierra Foothill Charter School (SFCS) in Cathey’s Valley.  More...

Local News

Analyst: Bills rising due to overpriced renewables

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens of renewable energy plants being built to meet California's tough global warming laws, including a major Spanishowned solar plant in the Mojave Desert, are so overpriced they will increase consumers' energy bills for More...

Sheriff’s Office debuts honor guard

For the first time is its 161 year history, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has an authentic honor guard.  It made its debut appearance at last Thursday’s Veterans’ Day ceremony at Mariposa Elementary School (MES).  More...

Charity event is today

Pastor Henry Falany and volunteers are holding one of the biggest local charity events of the year today. More...

Datebook

Friday, Nov. 18

Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Reformers Unanimous - a free addictions program held at 5005 Frank Wilson Road every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Saturday, Nov. 19

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

Sunday, Nov. 20

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

Obituaries  Free Access 

Dr. Clifford L. Walker

Dr. Clifford Layton Walker passed away in Mariposa, on  Oct. 27 at the age of 89.  Dr. Walker was born and raised in Fresno. He graduated from Fresno State University and George Washington University Medical School. More...

Allen R. Loyd

Long-time Mariposa resident Allen R. “Shorty” Loyd died at his home on Sunday, Nov. 13. The cause was cancer. More...

Sports

JV Bears are all-stars

The 2011 Mariposa Bears JV All-Stars are pictured, back row, from left, Quinlin Pretzer, Garrett Casner, Zane Johnson and Daniel Taylor; and front row, from left, Josh Land, Ryan Leonard and Tanner S More...

Highlands runs roughshod over Mariposa in gridiron playoffs

Last Friday night in North Highlands near Sacramento, Mariposa’s offense didn’t sputter. It wouldn’t even turn over. More...

Bret Harte sinks Lady Grizzlies in second round

Mariposa bounced out to an early lead in its first match against Bret Harte’s Bullfrogs last Thursday night during the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs. More...

Breaking News - 11/19/2011 10:29 AM

Arrest warrant issued for carjacking suspect

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, 9:30 a.m. - On Friday, as the result of much investigation, a Ramey Arrest Warrant has was issued for Javier Vivanco-Flores (33 yrs old). More...

Worman road home escapes heavy damage

According to Mariposa County Fire Chief Jim Wilson, a home at 5100 Worman Road narrowly escaped heavy damage from a chimney fire late Tuesday night. At about 10:45 PM Jessica Escobar began smelling smoke in the living room and kitchen area. More...

Grizzly Band at ‘Ground Zero’

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band returned to Mariposa early Wednesday morning after marching in the New York City Veterans’ Day Parade and Tribute to 9/11, and making an impromptu a More...

THREE BUSTED, DRIVER ESCAPES

Shoplifting gang strikes Pioneer, gets caught in act   More...

For the Record

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

Monday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 13  EMS – 6  Fire – 3  Public assist – 1  Vehicle collision – 4  Vehicle fire – 1  Spotlight Call of the Week: Wednesday, Nov. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Nov. 7: •Someone expressed concern about a skinny mule on Hirsch Road. •A suspicious person was on Usona Road. •Embezzlement was reported on Old Highway. •Deputies responded to multiple issues on Ninth Street.  More...

Letters

Responds to Cathey

It is wonderful that Mr. Cathey was able to buy himself a new Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn. Why is he threatening Denham? Because Denham is too liberal? Please educate me on why Mariposa with so many who are struggling should care about Mr. More...

New traditions

As the holidays approach, giant foreign factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods -- merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American jobs. This year can be different. More...

Preventing cooking fires

The holidays are just around the corner and a special time for family gatherings, holiday dinners and unfortunately an increase in fires. As has been shared in the past, cooking fires are the most common type of fires experienced by U.S. More...

Milestones

Friends of Hospice holds remembrance

Friends of Hospice will hold the 17th annual Light Up a Life service of remembrance on Tuesday, Dec. 6 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Mariposa Senior Center at 5246 Spriggs Lane.  More...

New Life serves Thanksgiving dinner

New Life Christian Fellowship invites all Mariposa County residents to a free, traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m.  The doors to the church, at 5089 Cole Road, will open at noon for fellowship. More...

Thanksgiving service set

The Mariposa County Ministerial Fellowship is offering a community service of Thanksgiving on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. at The Mariposa Lutheran Church, 4469 Highway 49 South. More...

Cookin' in the Country

A Hearty Helping of Holiday Flavor

Whether you’re a first time host or seasoned pro, there are certain secrets to help ensure a holiday meal that is both elegant and effortless.  More...

Inside Education

Students visit Fresno State

Thanks to the generosity of the Kids First Foundation, a group of Mariposa High School college eligible juniors and seniors were able to take a tour of Fresno State University on Oct. 17. More...

Soroptimist helps students with donation

Last summer, Soroptimist International of Mariposa helped at-risk foster children in the community by providing a donation to the Mariposa County Unified School District to fund summer school tutoring. More...

Students visit Monterey Bay Aquarium

Sierra Yosemite Virtual Academy students and their families spent Nov. 3 at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. More...

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