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Rare find discovered at Sweetwater

Mining history enthusiast Ron Loya (at left) helps position a rare Chilean mill that arrived at the Mariposa Museum and History Center this week. More...

Accused murderers enter not guilty pleas

The three men accused of killing Gerald Fontes of Madera appeared in Mariposa County Superior Court last Thursday. Their collective presence was enough to prompt a heavy law enforcement curtain between them and the gallery.  More...

PLANNING ISSUES

Parishioners and county sound off on church plan

A lively dialog has sprung up over plans for a landscape renovation at St. More...

Sign plan moves forward

Mariposa County is one official step closer to having an enforcement sign ordinance. On Tuesday, the board adopted a resolution of intention that begins the process of formally adopting the changes to the ordinance.  More...

SCIENCE YOU CAN USE

YARTS riders fear bus ‘crazies,’ study suggests

A recent study by a Yale psychologist details strategies that will be familiar to anyone who rides the Yosemite region’s YARTS buses.  Many local folks endure long commutes. More...

Local News

PERPETRATORS UNKNOWN

Vandals deface signs off Highway 140

An attack by vandals has damaged a group of hand-lettered signs that were visible from Highway 140 just south of town.  More...

Supes address myriad of issues

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors had a busy morning on Tuesday. More...

Park begins critical water conservation measures

The stress of drought across parts of America is visible in the national media and those effects are visible in Yosemite National Park, too. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Aug. 10   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

ENGAGEMENT

Flores - Anderson

Melissa Ann Flores and James Oscar Anderson are planning a June 15, 2013, wedding. Flores graduated from Gilroy High School in 1996. More...

Pax Christi holds study group

Pax Christi Mariposa facilitates a study group on the common good. The title of the group is “Living Solidarity: Government, the Federal Budget and the Common Good.”  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

50 years makes it more than a ‘Hobby’

For many reading this story, one person comes to mind when they think of how they learned to swim. That person is responsible for about 1,200 Mariposa County youngsters knowing the basics in the water.  More...

Pet Connection

Cute pet feature ends: Now send wild photos

The MARIPOSA GAZETTE’S Cute Pet Feature is ending after a sixmonth run.  It’s been a great halfyear of dogs, cats and a parade of improbable poses.  This week, the paper presents a final flurry of domestic fur, however.  More...

Inside Education

Marlins raise funds

Marlins swim team members hold up car wash signs on Highway 41 for the team's recent fundraiser. More...

Charter school holds orientation

Sierra Foothill Charter School (SFCS) will be holding an orientation on campus, 4952 School House Road in Cathey’s Valley on Monday, Aug. More...

MCUSD resumes its normal hours

The Mariposa County Unified School District Office resumed its normal work schedule as of Monday, Aug. 6.  Office hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. for lunch), Monday through Friday.   More...

Breaking News - 8/16/2012 8:13 AM

One child dies, another remains missing in river

A 10-year old boy was pronounced dead and a 6-year-old boy remains missing following an incident near the Vernal Fall Footbridge in Yosemite National Park yesterday. More...

CAL FIRE Issues Statewide Burn Ban

California’s increased fire activity, coupled with the current weather forecast for continued heightened fire danger, has prompted CAL FIRE to suspend all burning permits and open fire within the State Responsibility Area of California. More...

Thunderstorms hit Sierra crest  Free Access 

Thunderstorms formed over the Sierra from Kern County to Tuolumne County on Tuesday. Rain and storms could appear over the range through the end of the week, according to the National Weather Service. More...

‘Ugly’ heat forecast prompts warnings

High temperatures exceeding 105 degrees could strike by Saturday across the county’s foothill zone, the National Weather Service said this week.  Mariposa County’s health department is gearing up for the heat wave, Dr. More...

Accidents kill one, injure four

Accidents in  Yosemite National  Park and on Lake McClure have claimed the life of one man and left four other people injured in the past week.  On Aug. 1 around 5 p.m. More...

Pot garden bust nets arrest, 1,296 plants

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested an alleged marijuana farmer on Indian Gulch Road. The arrest came following the investigation and eradication of a garden complex on rural, private property.  More...

COUNTY DEVELOPMENT

Hazel Green road plan is thrown out by court

Plans to turn a mountain meadow where John Muir camped into a tourist resort are on hold after a federal court refused a developer’s request to restore a long-unused road.  More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 30: A noise complaint came in from Highway 49. •Two dead foxes were found on Granite Springs Road. •Vandalism and theft were reported on 10th Street. •Dogs had been shot in Greeley Hill.  More...

Commentary

Sal Maccarone’s How Art Shapes Our Lives

The Italianate Style

Throughout history many civilizations have been able to impress future generations with distinctive architectural style. The best parts of one popular style will often influence another. More...

Letters

True character

Regarding your article about the rift between Yosemite National Park and the nonprofit American Indian Council of Mariposa. More...

Responds to article

"Prison realignment has an impact locally. It seems the state’s Public Safety Realignment program is working-- especially in Mariposa County."  More...

Will not be deterred

Recently, some low-lifes trespassed on Long’s Mariposa Ranch and destroyed the patriotic signs, designed and painted by Wallace Stiers, Sr., placed on our ranch by the Long family to honor those who were killed, maimed and injured during the 9/ More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Elsie Mae McNally

Elsie Mae McNally passed away on July 29, at the age of  90.  More...

C. William ‘Bill’ Peters

C. William “Bill” Peters passed away Aug. 1 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fresno. Bill was born in Westchester County, NY, on Nov. 24, 1929.  More...

Beverly Van Bibber

Beverly Ardell Van Bibber was born in Pasadena on Dec.  18, 1924, to Alfred and Edna  Heyne. She passed away on  July 25.  More...

Sports

Would you like fries with that?

Members of the Mariposa County Contractors Association work on the new concession stand at Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium last Saturday. More...

Marlins conclude 2012 season

The 68-member Mariposa Marlins Swim Team placed sixth at their 2012 championship meet, just missing fifth place to the 92 member Atwater Stingray team by six points.  More...

Local girls make Capital One Bowl

Three Mariposa girls will be heading to Orlando, Fla. on New Year’s Day, 2013. More...

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