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Hantavirus update: No new cases reported this week  Free Access 

Yosemite officials have started trapping and killing deer mice in the Curry Village area to reduce the rodent population suspected of spreading deadly hantavirus, the Reuters news agency reported this week. More...

Warrant search ends with four arrests

Mariposa County  Sheriff’s Deputies were looking for a juvenile who had a nobail arrest warrant for a probation violation and was a suspect in a vehicle theft. More...

Local roads get upgrades

Several Mariposa  County roads are improving very quickly. Even with some minor delays, Mt. More...

County budget is in the books for 2012-13

In what has been repeatedly described as the easiest budget process in years, Mariposa County has officially approved its spending plan for the 2012-13 fiscal year. The formal approval took place at the board of supervisors meeting on Sept. 4.  More...

Local News

Blazin’ Hog is right around corner

“Folks, we’re having a barbecue competition. So far we have 11 teams signed up, and we always get more in the two weeks before the event,” said David Jefford, one of the Blazin’ Hog event organizers.  More...

Road work affects Ben Hur

Mariposa County Road Division will be doing construction on Ben Hur Road at the location of the December, 2010 slide from Sept. 4 to Oct. 5.   Crews will be working from 7 a.m. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Aug. 27: A skunk was in a cat trap on Mariposa Street. •An ongoing problem with loose dogs was reported on Snow Creek Road. •Dogs were attacking goats on Snow Creek Road. •There was a domestic dispute on Yaqui Gulch Road.  More...

Milestones

Birth Announcement

Todd and Carolyn King of Mariposa have announced the birth of their daughter, Madison Anne King. Madison was born July 14 in Clovis, weighing 6 pounds, 15.5 ounces and measuring 19.25 inches long. More...

Wedding Announcement

Dominguez - Wall

Rose Dominguez and Kevin D. Wall were married June 30 at Mariposa Park. The bride has lived in Mariposa for 25 years and works at John C. Fremont Hospital. More...

Flea market set

Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds is hosting a flea market on Oct. 6 at the fairgrounds from 8 a.m. More...

Sports

Warriors spoil homecoming, 42-14  Free Access 

Orestimba's speedy Warriors downed Mariposa at the Grizzlies homecoming Friday night, 42-14. More...

Grizzly Boosters begin the new year

The Mariposa County High School (MCHS) Grizzly Booster Club has started the 2012–2013 school year membership drive. Members are volunteers who provide support to the many different MCHS programs.  More...

Mariposa hosts Warriors for homecoming battle

After being clobbered by Summerville’s Bears in their season opener last Friday night, 37-0, Mariposa will face another formidable foe this Friday evening when it hosts Orestimba in a homecoming clash.  The Warriors sport a 2-0 record with More...

Breaking News - 9/12/2012 2:03 PM

Four fires sparked along Darrah Road  Free Access 

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 -- Around 12:30 p.m. this afternoon, firefighters responded to four separate blazes that had been ignited along Darrah Road. More...

Roadwork slows Highway 140 traffic weekdays through Oct. 19  Free Access 

A $4.1 million Caltrans repaving project is slowing traffic on Highway 140 as work crews operate one-lane traffic control from 7 a.m. through 6 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 19. More...

Mouse and virus deserve respect, but not paranoia

The recent occurrence of illness in Yosemite visitors might make it seem like a killer disease has just appeared in the Park.  In fact, experts have known for years that the virus is present in Yosemite. More...

Fair brings smiles to thousands

For four days each year, the community gathers with family, local friends and those from far away to celebrate. Mariposa County’s biggest party of the year has ended, and plenty of folks left the grounds with new memories.  More...

County lands $1.6 million grant

Mariposa County will benefit from a huge grant intended to boost economic development. More...

Commentary

FIRST PERSON HIV

As an HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) specialist for over 15 years, it is hard not to reflect on this epidemic in the somewhat hopeful lens of a cure. More...

Rotarians hear from solid waste manager

When Greg Ollivier, Mariposa’s Solid Waste and Recycling Manager, visited Rotary, he continued his campaign to alert business owners about a new recycling law. More...

Soroptimist funds community grants

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is now accepting funding requests from non-profit organizations in the community which further the Soroptimist Mission of “Improving the lives of women and girls in our community and throughout the world.&r More...

Letters

Stop charging ponds

I wonder if anyone in Mariposa remembers the California State Water Resources Control Board?  That’s the state entity that wanted everyone with a well to pay for having one. More...

Hypocrisy

Gotta be amused by a remarkable display of hypocrisy. Which is the nicest way to describe Mike's letter of last week.  More...

Agrees on process

I don't always see eye to eye with the GAZETTE'S publisher, Mr. Tucker, but his editorial "A broken process" was right on the mark. Why was the interim appointment for district attorney so rushed in favor of one candidate?  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Amber Louise Thorson

Amber Louise Thorson was born on May 10, 1986 in Fresno, CA. She went to be with the Lord on Aug. 25 at the age of 26. Amber graduated from Mariposa County High School in 2004. More...

Leslie Shannon Gilmer, Jr.

Leslie Shannon Gilmer, Jr., a  40-year resident of Mariposa, died Aug. 28. He was 86.  Mr. Gilmer was born April 18, 1926, in Hollywood. He was an equipment supervisor for AT&T for 36 years in Southern California. More...

In memoriam

The loss of Ashley Sala is a tragedy that will never fade in the hearts of those fortunate enough to have known her. More...

Inside Education

Lyons graduates

Katherine Lyons and the family of Lynn and Gordie Varney would like to announce the graduation of Jennifer Lyons from UC Davis on June 17. More...

MCHS brings Dr. Horrible to stage

Bryan Starchman stars as Billy, also known as Dr. Horrible, a budding super-villain whose plans for world domination continually go awry. More...

Grizzly Band gets invited to festival

Last week, Mariposa County High School Band Director Dr. Phillip Smith and Choir Director Rod Fiester received an invitation to the Forum Music Festival.  More...

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