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Yosemite admission will be free April 21 through 29  Free Access 

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced that entrance fees for Yosemite and all NPS facilities will be waived for Earth Day week, from Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 29. Camping and other fees will remain in effect, however. More...

Park unveils 150th anniversary logo  Free Access 

Yosemite National Park will unveil the Yosemite Grant 150th anniversary logo on Thursday, April 12, at the Yosemite Gateway Partners meeting. More...

Yosemite sees Easter and spring break visitor boost  Free Access 

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Yosemite National Park saw holiday-sized crowds as the Easter holiday coincided with Passover and spring break this past weekend. The Park's waterfalls are putting on a show, but have yet to reach seasonal peaks. More...

Supervisors pick new welcome sign

Visitors to and residents of Mariposa County will now have a new greeting at the western edge of the county. More...

Lake Tahoe Winter Olympic Games are goal of dual-state bid  Free Access 

California and Nevada officials are joining forces in an effort to bring the Winter Games to the Lake Tahoe area in 2022. The two states formed an exploratory committee to start the process, planners announced on April 5. More...

Ag, fire and media classes get reinstated

While the Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) Board of Trustees has been slicing and dicing at the district’s budget to make ends meet, it was able to restore three very popular and valuable courses at Mariposa County High School.&n More...

Uninsured patients place burden on county, hospital

Health Care: Part 2

Last week, the GAZETTE focused on local opposition to the 2010 health care law. This week, the newspaper looks at who pays for a system that leaves many local people without any health coverage at all.  More...

Local News

Aububon program focuses on rehabilitating raptors

Few birds stir a sense of awe and admiration more than birds of prey, or raptors. More...

Cemetery begins program sign-ups

The Mariposa Town Cemetery Adopt-A-Plot Program will begin its Spring recruiting season next month, with directors staffing a sign up table at the Mariposa Cemetery chapel shelter.  Since its inception last year, over 100 graves have been &ldquo More...

Parade applications available

Mariposa Butterfly Festival Parade applications are now available. They can be obtained at The Company Store in downtown Mariposa or by calling 966-3232.  Applications are also available at the visitors’ center and fairgrounds.   More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, April 6   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Margaret Catherine Nutley

Margaret Catherine Nutley was born July 13, 1920, on the family ranch in Hornitos. She was daughter of Lee and Nancy Anne Speaker.  Mrs. Nutley was the widow of beloved husband Alton T. Nutley. More...

Chloe Lynn Webb

Chloe Lynn Webb was born and passed away on March 17. Chloe is the daughter of John and Monica Webb of Mariposa. More...

Betty Geniece Crisp

Betty Geniece Crisp was born Aug. 22, 1935, and died April 2. She was 76. Services for Betty will be held Saturday, April 7, at the Mariposa Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Mariposa Cemetery. More...

Inside Education

FFA raffles lawn tractor

Mariposa FFA members and boosters are getting ready for the annual dinner dance and auction on April 28. There are two big raffle prizes this year, including the lawn tractor shown above. More...

4-H plans for 2012 Camp Tweety

Mariposa County 4-H invites all fourth through eighth grade children to come join the fun at Camp Tweety. The camp takes place from June 16 to 18 at Camp Pacifica in Ahwahnee. More...

Earth Day essay contest opens to kids

Earth Day is right around the corner and the Department of Public Works Solid Waste and Recycling Division is sponsoring an essay contest for all Mariposa County students. More...

Possible lodging cuts could hit TOT funding  Free Access 

MERCED RIVER PLAN NO. 3

Yosemite managers are fine-tuning a plan to limit crowding and protect the Merced River from tourist trampling. When finalized later this year, the plan will likely reduce the number of visitor lodging units in Yosemite Valley. More...

Benson testifies for Ferguson fix  Free Access 

The permanent fix of Highway 140 near the Ferguson Rock Slide is one step closer to fruition. More...

Mariposa history featured on public radio  Free Access 

For those citizens interested in a bit of Mariposa history, a fictional tale based upon fact will be broadcast Wednesday April 18, at 7 p.m. by Valley Public Radio, FM 89.3, as part of their Writer's Read program. More...

NOAA Reports Unprecedented March Warmth  Free Access 

State College, Pa. More...

Rockfalls close Church Bowl area  Free Access 

Two rockfalls occurred near the Church Bowl picnic area of Yosemite National Park on April 3 and 4. Following the falls, the National Park Service has instituted a hard closure for the eastern portion of the area. More...

Board votes to shutter middle school

The newest school in the Mariposa County Unified School District will close to students next year. The board of trustees voted unanimously to close Mariposa Middle School at a special meeting on March 29.  More...

Close call

Firefighters help Alan Morehouse, 52, of Mariposa out of his overturned Caltrans sand truck after it rolled over on the Briceburg Grade of Highway 140 early Tuesday morning. More...

Hatton gets eight years

Following emotional pleas from all sides in the child molestation case of Kyle Andrew Hatton, 22, the judge in the matter made his view very clear. More...

Arts Council post brings Goger home

The Board of Directors of the Mariposa County Arts Council Inc. has announced Cara Goger as its unanimous choice as the organization's new executive director. More...

Eagle Scout project provides MMS storage

It was a long time coming, but Brandon Collier’s Eagle Scout project is finally complete. The idea started with former Principal Dr. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

March 26: •There was a suspicious person at the Best Western in Mariposa. •Dispatch took an assault report from Sixth Street. •Grand theft was reported on Golfito Way. •An harassment complaint came in from Allred Road.  More...

Letters

Remembering Mari

Kenny Mari was my dear friend. He built buildings for me, and we did other business together. He and Mernie attended most of our family reunions. We fly-fished in the Sierra and fished for cutthroat trout in Pyramid Lake. More...

A grant lesson

Almost 20 years ago, I was attached to a county law enforcement unit that made streets in California safer for honest citizens. The unit, along with ninja warriors (the county SWAT team) would force entry into residences at 3 a.m. More...

Responds to Wilson

Perhaps as Evie Wilson says, climate change is a natural phenomenon and not attributed to man made chemicals or ground sources for energy.  Yet we are deluding ourselves if we think that fossil fuel usage is not making a severe impact on the ai More...

Milestones

Casner celebrates her 100th birthday

Marilena Casner celebrated her 100th birthday last weekend in Mariposa. More...

New Life Fellowship adds new service

New Life Christian Fellowship is adding another Sunday service. Services will now be held at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.  The church will continue the same God-inspired message and Kid’s Church which includes nursery care.  More...

Wedding Announcement

Foley - McNally

Crystina Foley and David McNally were married March 24 on the 50-yard line of the Gold Bowl at the fairgrounds, where they first met. More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies stay perfect in SAL

Mariposa’s varsity girls’ softball team kept its Southern Athletic League record perfect (7-0) Tuesday afternoon at Ripon Christian, earning a narrow 2-0 victory over the Lady Knights.  The Lady Grizzlies scored their first run in th More...

Grizzlies throttle Delhi, 11-0

Mariposa’s varsity diamond squad has been running roughshod over its Southern Athletic League foes so far this season, and Tuesday afternoon’s test against Delhi proved to be no different. More...

Yosemite Freestyle team ends its season

The Yosemite Freestyle Team wrapped up its season recently with a high energy clinic held at Badger Pass and led by Jason Arens (ski) and Raelynd Tarnove (snowboard), professional level freestyle competitors from Lake Tahoe.  More...

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