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Board will get an update on courthouse

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors will get an update on the Courthouse restoration at its meeting this morning. More...

Fair parade will go on

The Mariposa Labor Day Parade, which coincides with the county fair, will go on this year. More...

Park officials warn of branch drop

Yosemite National Park officials are warning visitors and residents to be aware of the summer phenomenon of branch drop. More...

Residents sound turkey invasion alarm

LOCAL WILDLIFE

Where have all the turkeys come from?  It’s not just the number of gobblers that creates a problem—it’s the timing of their assault.  “At 4:30 or 5 a.m. More...

SAR rescues injured hiker

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue personnel saved a woman who was lost and injured near Windy Point in northern Mariposa County. The 34-year-old woman was hiking in the area with friends on July 7.  More...

Three school board seats are up for grabs

Mariposa County residents will have the opportunity to choose three Mariposa County Unified School District board members next November. Seats in Districts 2, 4 and 5 are set to be on the ballot.  More...

Man chews glass from patrol car

A man arrested for domestic violence went a little berserk on July 8. After he was handcuffed, he slammed his head into the patrol car, kicked out a window, and eventually tried to chew and swallow a piece of the broken glass.  More...

Local News

‘Hummers’ converge on County

Barbara Robinson, a local hummingbird expert, has received several calls as to what is going on this year since hummingbird abundance is high. At the 2,000-foot elevation her hummers have already consumed over 400 pounds of sugar thus far. More...

Ice cream social set

Volunteer Fire Company #32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women's Club will host their annual ice cream social on Saturday, July 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Hetch Hetchy restoration to go on November ballot

PARK AND POLITICS

A group of Yosemite advocates that includes three former superintendents has an idea that might ease traffic congestion in Yosemite Valley.  Removing O’Shaughnessy Dam and draining Hetch Hetchy Reservoir would begin “one of the most More...

Letters

Stolen valor

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court has handed down several decisions. One of these decisions that received little attention was United States v. Alvarez.  More...

Money saver?

Speaking of the new Park Service's administrative services building and its 45 employees in Mariposa, James Dean writes (letter to the GAZETTE, July 5) that we should "eliminate these federal employee positions and contract those administrative jobs More...

Freedom 2012

When you are finished decrying the fact that the Supreme Court got it wrong, and bemoaning the fact that the President of the United States hoodwinked you on his health care initiative, and that Washington is full of self-centered, unresponsive clown More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Chauncey A. Haynes

Chauncey Almon Haynes peacefully passed away surrounded by his family at his home in Mariposa on Thursday, July 5, at the age of 84.  Chauncey was born on Feb. 15, 1928, in Madison, Wisc. He grew up on a farm in Evansville, Wisc. More...

Dianne E. Turner

Dianne E. Turner, passed early on July 4 at home. She leaves behind those who love her and mourn her passing.  Born Jan. 2, 1962, in East Los Angeles, she wasn’t with her family and loved ones near long enough. More...

Pet Connection

More camera hogs

Cute pet submissions are slowing to THE MARIPOSA GAZETTE.  Sometime soon, staffers plan to solicit a new category of reader photos.  This week, however, cut pets continue to run.  If you have submitted a photo, and not seen it appear, More...

Summer music evenings continue Friday and Saturday  Free Access 

Cousin Jack's Mariposa Evenings concert series continues this weekend with free performances at the town Arts Park starting at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. More...

Peregrine falcon climbing closures end  Free Access 

Lower-elevation climbing routes formerly closed through Aug. 1 to protect peregrine falcons have now opened for the season, Yosemite National Park officials said this week. More...

Fair parade will go on  Free Access 

The Mariposa Labor Day Parade, which coincides with the county fair, will go on this year. More...

Governor inks Olsen's bill on Highway 140  Free Access 

SACRAMENTO –– Today, Assembly Bill 1973 by Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, was signed by Governor Jerry Brown. More...

Trolley bell rings in town

The clang, clang, clang of a trolley bell will become a familiar sound in Mariposa in the coming weekends. More...

County tells lawmakers hound hunts are ‘humane’

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Using dogs to hunt bear and bobcat “is not only humane, but a sensible and valuable tool for wildlife management.”  So reads a letter sent by Mariposa County to state legislators this week.  After hearing pleas from hunters aga More...

Tourism Bureau hires new director

The Yosemite-Mariposa Tourism Bureau has its second executive director. Terry Selk, a 24- year veteran of the destination marketing industry, will take the reins at the bureau beginning Aug. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 2: Two dozen cows were out on a property on Merced Falls Road. •There was a domestic dispute on 10th Street. •Something was stolen from a vehicle on Usona Road. More...

County Fire Response Report

July 2 through July 8 EMS - 7 Fire - 3 Public assist - 0 Auto collision - 2 Spotlight Event of the Week: On Friday, July 6, a vegetation fire in Mt. Bullion. More...

Commentary

Responds to presentation

Some thoughts regarding Superintendent Neubacher’s recent presentation (June 26) to the Mariposa Board of Supervisors:  More...

Asks for support

Dear Congressman Tom McClintock:  More...

Support visitor center

Congressman Jeff Denham introduced HR3640, which is now in committee, that would allow the National Park Service to purchase up to 18 acres and build a new visitor center. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, July 13   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

Church of Christ hosts VBS

Mariposa Church of Christ invites children to become “Knights of God” at the congregation’s summer Vacation Bible School (VBS) being held July 15 through 18. More...

Thank you

Words are not enough to express our thankfulness to all who came to join us and celebrate the life of Marion “Molly” Merrill. This day will not be forgotten, as we were able to share with family and friends stories of Molly’s life. More...

Anniversary

Roberts celebrate 70 years

Roy and Mary Jane Roberts of Merced celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 27. Roy E. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

GAZETTE oral history interview:

Pearl Carter Williams

Pearl Carter married Winfred Williams on Jan. 18, 1937 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. It was one of the coldest days in memory, but Pearl insisted on posing outdoors. More...

Sports

Bullets shoot down competition

The Worth Westside Bullets won the state fastpitch softball title last weekend, outscoring their opponents 64-7, assisted by local high school Coach Tony Williams and Mariposa County High School vars More...

Marlins place fifth at Firebaugh

The Marlins Swim Team placed fifth at the 41st annual Firebaugh Invitational that was held June 29 through July 1. More...

Swimmers wash cars

The Marlins swim team will be having a car wash on Sunday, July 15, at Miller's Mountain Sports, 40343 Highway 41, Oakhurst from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

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