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Tioga Road remains open and may post late record

Most years, Tioga Road is buried under five feet of snow at the end of December.  This year, the road is clear, offering access to a high-elevation skating rink called Tenaya Lake.  On Jan. More...

YEAR IN REVIEW

Weather tops 2011 headlines

Another year has come and gone, and it was full of news in Mariposa County.  More...

Local News

Grizzly Band receives two resolutions

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band recently received notices of two resolutions in their honor, from the California State Assembly and the Congressional Record. More...

Cann holds meeting

On Jan. More...

UC Merced ties with the area continue to increase

The bond between the San Joaquin Valley and the University of California, Merced, continues to strengthen.  This past year, UC Merced’s ongoing research endeavors produced new knowledge that serves the San Joaquin Valley’s community More...

Letters

Death knell for schools

It is so very disappointing to hear that our school board has voted to support the Cathey’s Valley charter. In any other economic climate there would be nothing wrong with this. More...

Stop spending

Congressman Jeff Denham:  I sat in on your teleconference home town meetings of Nov. 29 and Dec. 7 of this year. I almost don’t know where to start.  More...

Political flu

Since 2008, Washington, DC has been dealing with the flu. Not your typical, yearly Asian flu, which runs its course in three to four days, but rather a new strain which is unique to Washington. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Chefs’ Holidays return to The Ahwahnee this winter

The Ahwahnee, a full-service, AAA Four-Diamond hotel in Yosemite National Park, Calif., will host its 27th annual Chefs’ Holidays series from Jan. 8 to Feb. 2, 2012, offering guests a Yosemite culinary vacation they will cherish.  More...

Inside Education

First grade Terrific Kids

Mariposa Elementary | Contributed The Mariposa Elementary School first grade Terrific Kids are Chase Hawley, Elizabeth Laing, Gavin Bazinet, Hailey Gass and Micah Bassett. More...

Second grade Terrific Kids

Mariposa Elementary | Contributed The Mariposa Elementary School second grade Terrific Kids are Allex Smith, Amanda Cole, Edwin Linhard, Ivy Smith, Kendra Holliday-Sitton, Kiah Bolton-Coats and Rene More...

Third grade Terrific Kids

Mariposa Elementary | Contributed The Mariposa Elementary School third grade Terrific Kids are (above) Kaitlyn Monroy and Loreli Givens; and (below) Donnie Matoud, Dylan Heard, Hailly Zoller, Kaitlin More...

Tourism continues to increase in difficult times

LOCAL ECONOMY

The state, national and global economies may be in a continued tailspin, but Mariposa County is coming out on top in terms of tourist visits. More...

GAZETTE announces 2011 Best of the Best winners

The MARIPOSA GAZETTE’S Best of the Best contest has ended, and the results have been tallied. The winners in all categories are listed below.  Best Breakfast: Sugar Pine Cafe is the 2011 winner.  More...

Master basket weaver Parker honored in DC

This month’s visit to the nation’s capitol was not Julia Parker’s first.  Parker, a Midpines resident, is one of the country’s premiere American Indian basket weavers.  She is also respected as an elder presence in t More...

For the Record

From the Archives

(The following items are taken from the archived files of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE & MINER.)  25 Years Ago  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Dec. 19: •A call reporting mountain lions in the area was received from Ganns Corral Road. •Harassment was reported on Joe Howard Street. •Petty theft was reported from 10th Street. •Trespassing was reported on Tip Top Road.  More...

Commentary

‘Four-square-relational model’

Project Respect

As the Project Respect (a kindergarten through eighth grade program teaching social emotional education) coach out at Mariposa Middle School, one of my favorite tools is the “four-square relational model.” This tool addresses the power di More...

Candle safety

Candles add ambiance to the holiday season making December the peak time of year for home candle fires. The U.S. More...

Datebook

Friday, Dec. 30

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, Dec. 31

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

Sunday, Jan. 1

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

Amy R. Odgers Smith

Amy R. Odgers Smith was born in Nevada City on Dec. 6, 1936 to Harry and Gen Odgers, and passed away in Modesto on Dec. More...

JCF employees ‘deck the halls’

John C. Fremont Hospital employees showed the true spirit of Christmas by “decking the halls.” On Dec. 14, 22 uniquely decorated wreaths were displayed in the main hall of the hospital for viewing by the employees and for judging.  More...

Thank you

The Grizzly Quarterback Club would like to thank all of the community members, businesses, friends, family, parents and coaches who supported us with the purchase of a Christmas tree this year. More...

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