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Town is decked out for Flag Day  Free Access 

Mariposa's Carissa Leonard was among the volunteers placing American flags along Highway 140 in town on Thursday morning. More...

Second fire is burning near Greeley Hill  Free Access 

A second, unrelated fire is currently burning in the Greeley Hill area. Crews are currently responding to the remote northern Mariposa County area. More...

Wildland fire burns toward Old Toll Road  Free Access 

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - Just after 12:30 on Tuesday, a vegetation fire was reported at Mount Gaines and Hornitos Roads. It quickly consumed acres of dry grassland, pushed by a stiff, warm breeze as firefighters converged on the scene. More...

Pendola Gardens Road closed at Highway 49 North  Free Access 

The Gaines Fire has prompted yet another road closure. More...

Miners Inn solar array to be connected to power grid  Free Access 

The Miners Inn photovoltaic array will be connected to PG&E's energy-distribution grid this summer, a spokesman for Coarsegold-based Earth Wind & Solar said this week. More...

Investigation into body continues  Free Access 

Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies said the investigation into the body found on Triangle Road last month is continuing. More...

Tuolumne Meadows campgrounds opens  Free Access 

Tuolumne Meadows campground opens for the season on today, June 8, on a first-come, first-serve basis through June 12. More...

Mee and Carrier bound for run-off, Jones takes District 2

Mariposa County typically has a higher than average voter turnout. Not so this time around.  More...

Wild weather blows through

Heavy rain pounded Mariposa County on Monday afternoon (above) as a colder than normal storm blew through the area. Temperatures are expected to return to normal for the remainder of the week. More...

MCUSD braces for future

The 2012-13 school year ended earlier this week, and when students return in August, the local education landscape will look very different than it has in the past.  Last week, Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent Aaron Rosande More...

Mining and Mineral staff hope for 11th-hour deal

STATE PARKS CRISIS

It’s packing time at the California State Mining and Mineral Museum at Mariposa’s fairgrounds.  Over the past two weeks, museum staff have stuffed close to 100 boxes full and sent them to a storage facility in Sacramento.  More...

Local News

Fire destroys Barrett Cove home

An emergency call at 6:30 a.m. on May 31 alerted Mariposa County and CAL FIRE firefighters to a structure fire at 2973 Barrett Cove Road in the Don Pedro community.  More...

Yosemite Packers make Mule Days finals

Every Memorial Day weekend since 1969, the town of Bishop comes alive with the annual presentation of Mule Days. This year, Yosemite’s pack team made it to the world championships. More...

Park bear activity drops dramatically in Yosemite

Bears and their antics are something that Yosemite residents, National Park Service officials and visitors have become used to. For many years, bears were openly fed garbage so visitors could watch.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mary Jane Bates

Mary Jane Lozier-Bates was born on Jan. 9, 1929, to George and Edith Lozier of Mt. Bullion. She passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 29.  Mary was a graduate of Mariposa County High School and a life-long resident in Mariposa. More...

Edgar Stanley Carlson

Edgar Stanley Carlson passed away on May 29 in San Diego. He had been living there for the past year to be near his granddaughters. More...

Hilda Hardy Bean

Hilda Sahlfrank Hardy Bean was born in Langenbergsdorf, Germany, on Oct. 15, 1919, to Willie and Frieda Helen Sahlfrank. She as the middle child of five: Otto, Elsie, Hilda, Herbert and Kurt. More...

Inside Education

Local attorneys address seniors

The Mariposa County Bar Association recently presented the program “When You Become 18” at Mariposa County High School.  More...

SFCS begins new matching campaign

Sierra Foothill Charter School, a free, non-profit, kindergarten through eighth grade public school opening in Cathey’s Valley this fall, has announced a "Matching Donation" campaign.  More...

Safe at Home event comes to Coulterville

The community is invited to attend the Safe At Home free family fun fair on Saturday, June 16 at Coulterville Park beginning at 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  Safe At Home is an annual event organized by Mariposa Safe Families, Inc. More...

Aerial photo of Gaines Fire footprint provided  Free Access 

Local pilot Dave Lombard provided the Mariposa Gazette with this photo of the Gaines Fire footprint. That fire burned over 1,600 acres on Tuesday and Wednesday. More...

Gaines Fire is 90 percent contained  Free Access 

CAL FIRE officials are reporting that the Gaines Fire is 90 percent contained. Full containment is expected by 6 p.m. today. More...

Evacuations lifted but fire still burns  Free Access 

The evacuations caused by the Gaines Fire have been lifted, but the fire has scorched 1,667 acres. More...

Gaines fire grows to 450 acres  Free Access 

The Gaines Fire which is burning in northwestern Mariposa County has grown to 450 acres according to the latest CAL FIRE update. More...

Evacuations ordered on Corbett Creek Road.  Free Access 

CAL FIRE has issued evacuation orders for residents on Corbett Creek Road, where the Gaines Fire is burning. Two homes are affected at this time. More...

Fire threatens structures  Free Access 

CAL FIRE has issued an initial report on the vegetation fire burning off Hornitos Road. Some structures are threatened, but evacuations have not been ordered. At this time, 75 acres have burned, not 300 as initially reported. More...

Fire shuts down Hornitos Road  Free Access 

A wildland fire burning near Hornitos has forced the closure of Hornitos Road from Mt. Gaines Road to Old Toll Road. More...

North County road closes because of fire  Free Access 

Mariposa County Sheriff's deputies have closed Moore Creek Road at Forest Service Road 1S14 because of a fire. More...

Board has full agenda today  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors will be busy today. In addition to 27 consent items, the board will consider the county sign ordinance and possible improvements to the historic courthouse. More...

Fire erupts in Hunters Valley  Free Access 

Around 4 p.m. this afternoon a fire was reported in a very remote area of Hunters Valley. Engines responded to the blaze on Hunters Valley Access Road at Williams Mountain Lookout. More...

Local business bucks survey’s trend

Paul Peterson is a success story.  Laid off from his custodian job with the Mariposa County Unified School District in 2009, he started a oneman operation called Peterson’s Foothill Tree Service.  “I had no major problems,&rdquo More...

Bust yields 1,425 marijuana plants, illegal deer meat

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputies served a search warrant on May 31, and they found pot, a stolen gun and deer meat in a freezer that is believed to have been the product of an illegal hunt.  More...

Traffic stop ends with three arrests

A Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputy on routine patrol came upon a suspicious looking group of people on May 29. A quick check led him to believe they were under the influence of drugs.  More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 28: A cat was shot on Highway 140. •There was a neighbor dispute on Hunters Valley Road. •Deputies were requested to help with a disruptive patient at John C. Fremont Hospital. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, June 8   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Jon and Dakota have announced the birth of their son, Blake Richard Estal, born March 27. He weighed three pounds, 11 ounces and measured 16 inches. More...

Thank you

The Woodland Elementary School PTA would like to give special thanks to many community members for their tremendous support and contributions to our school especially for some of the school's recent projects and events.  More...

Graduation 2012

MCHS awards students at annual achievement night

Mariposa County High School held its annual achievement night, academic letter and perfect attendance awards on May 30. The following students received awards.  More...

Pet Connection

WEEKLY PET FEATURE

A romp on the grass is what the vet ordered

For these dogs, fresh air and a grassy field are the ticket for a great day of play.  The pet feature is continuing. More...

Sports

MGYSL ends its 2012 softball year

The Mariposa Softball League (MGYSL) held an end of the season banquet on May 21, at the Lion’s Pavilion at the Mariposa County Park to recognize players, coaches and sponsors. More...

Hoops camp slated

There will be a summer basketball camp for boys and girls entering third through sixth grade. The camp takes place at Mariposa County High School from June 11 to 15 from 9 a.m. More...

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