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EDUCATION

Crowd supports Sierra Foothill Charter

It was standing room only in the Mariposa County Unified School District board room last Thursday night, and even more people spilled out into the quad area. More...

MCFD works to start fire inspection services

Mariposa County Fire is working on the formation of a fire marshal and inspection program, and action by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors brought the idea closer to fruition on Tuesday.  More...

Mexican National identified as armed assailant in carjacking

Late last Friday afternoon, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office announced that a Ramey arrest warrant has been issued for Javier Vivanco Flores who is suspected of brandishing a rifle during a terrorizing carjacking on Bear Valley Road on Sept More...

Local News

Gingerbread dancers

Butterfly Ballet Dance Studio is presenting “Christmas With Mrs. Clause.” The show happens at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 3 at Mariposa High School Auditorium. More...

Counting Blessings

Lord’s Pantry continues its sharing ministry

Pastor Henry Falany didn’t know what he was getting into when he launched a drive to feed local folks 15 years ago.  Fred Silva remembers. More...

CLIMATE SCIENCE

U.C. Davis prof finds less trees bring cold

UC Davis researcher Kyaw Tha Paw U is part of a team that links fewer trees to colder temperatures—but only in the far north.  When trees disappear in the north, snow reflects light and heat back into space. More...

Datebook

Friday, Nov. 25

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. 26

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

Sunday, Nov. 27

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 from 9 to 10:15 a.m. The church is located at 5089 Cole Road. More...

Milestones

Thank you

The John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers would like to thank the Mariposa community for their continued support of our fundraisers. More...

Thank you

The family of Tom Kinard would like to thank the following people that went out of their way to provide us support in a multitude of ways after the loss of our husband, father, and papa: Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and Deputies Joe William More...

Thank you

The Mariposa County High School boys’ soccer team would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who attended, participated, volunteered and donated in our fall harvest dinner fund raiser held Nov. 2, at the VFW Hall in Mariposa. More...

Inside Education

Luna is DPHS student of the month

Don Pedro High School student of the month for November is senior Angelina Luna.  Luna is described as an outstanding student with a positive attitude and enthusiastic personality. She is extremely helpful as an office aid. More...

MES piano gets a tune-up

Pioneer Market funded the tuning of the badly out-of-tune piano at MES. More...

Scary stories come to the MCHS stage

Audiences can get “scared stiff” in the winter chill of December with this year’s first Mariposa County High School Drama Club production: “Things that go bump in the night,” written and directed by Bryan Starchman.  More...

Breaking News - 12/1/2011 3:07 PM

Monster pine hammers double wide

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 - This gigantic pine tree was blown over on top of a doublewide mobile home in the 5300 block of Carleton Road around 2:30 p.m. today. More...

Breaking News - 11/30/2011 8:37 AM

High wind warning issued

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a high wind warning for all of Mariposa County and surrounding areas beginning today at 4 p.m. More...

ELECTRICITY SOURCE

Utility data points to power reliability deficit

It stands to reason the power blackouts are more common in rural areas, but the actual numbers are surprising.  A review of service reports required by the State of California shows that Mariposa County experiences some of the most frequent and More...

10 YEARS

School enrollment falls again

For the 10th consecutive year, enrollment in the Mariposa County Unified School District has fallen. The data was released by the district at the board of trustees’ regular meeting on Nov. 17.  More...

McCorry comes home to lead the chamber

Kathy McCorry has 10 years of experience as the executive director of a small foothill chamber of commerce, and has lived in Mariposa for 15 years.  She is now combining those two facts as she begins her tenure as the executive director of the M More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Nov. 14: •There was a vegetation fire on Ranchito Drive. •Trespassing was reported at the Virginia Mine. •The CHP took a hit and run report on Highway 140. •There was a loose horse on Merced Falls Road.  More...

Most Wanted

Name: Wyona Ruth Marshall Race: White Sex: Female Height: 5’3” Weight:140 Hair: Blonde Eyes: Green Charges: Annoying telephone calls, domestic violence, two counts; under the influence of a controlled substance, force against deputy, two More...

Commentary

Why doesn't Congress want a balanced budget?

Our country's national debt exceeded $15 trillion last week. Our debt has tripled in the past 15 years and is set to surpass our total gross domestic product for the first time since World War II.  More...

Letters

CASA needs help

The fact that you subscribe to the MARIPOSA GAZETTE is evidence that you care about your community and issues that affect your lives and the lives of your neighbors. More...

Real victims

I am writing this in regards to “Sensationalism Sells” submitted by Darlene Hales which was posted on the MARIPOSA GAZETTE on Nov. 17. More...

Excellent idea

What an excellent idea Tolley Gorham has for making Christmas less wasteful and supporting American businesses at the same time. More...

Living Healthy in the Sierras

Healthy Living in the Sierra

CONTRIBUTED BY LISA CARISIO, D.C. CARISIO CHIROPRACTIC   Dear Dr. Lisa,  I recently watched the end of a marathon and noticed that the first man to cross the finish line was 20 minutes faster than the first woman. More...

Sports

Grizzly green turns blue

Kevin Shenk, center, a 2011 graduate of Mariposa County High School and former Grizzly basketball player, was on national television on Nov. More...

Bears varsity all-stars

The Mariposa Youth Football Bears varsity players selected for the Trans Valley Youth Football south allstar team are pictured, from left, Brett McCutchen,Trey Lewis, Alex Saenz, Jared Lynch and Brad More...

Grizzly basketball opens this weekend

The 14th annual Mariposa County High School basketball alumni game is scheduled for this Saturday, Nov. 26, in the Loyd Hobby Gymnasium.  More...

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