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Denham Responds to Federal Approval of Flawed High-Speed Rail Project

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. More...

Lady Grizzlies whip Gustine

The Lady Grizzlies' varsity volleyball team made quick work of Gustine's Reds on Wednesday night. More...

Dangerous sparks

One of four spot fires burns dry vegetation along Darrah Road last Wednesday. More...

Former county counsel locked out

Former Mariposa  County Counsel  Tom Guarino has been locked out of his office in Siskiyou County. This latest turn of event follows a month of investigation of Guarino by the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors.  More...

County kids are more fit

There are lots of things to do outdoors in Mariposa County.  There is also little access to fast food and sedentary activities like going to the movies or sitting in an arcade.  More...

SAR’s Thorpe receives prestigious state honor

David Thorpe of Mariposa was honored at the California Search and Rescue annual exercise last weekend in Coloma. More...

Local News

Watershed Council gives an update on weed removal

The Upper Merced River Watershed Council looks back on another season of successful weed removal in the Merced River Canyon. Funding for this project has been provided by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, an agency of the State of California. More...

Half Dome cables get National Register status

First scaled in 1875, the route up Yosemite’s Half Dome has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.  No ceremony announced the designation, but it did show up on the radar screens of Half Dome enthusiasts.  More...

Yosemite Facelift needs volunteers

Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in the annual “Yosemite Facelift” event that is being held on Tuesday, Sept. 25 through Sunday, Sept. 30. More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Sept. 21   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

MLJC celebrates

The Mother Lode Jewish Community invites Jews throughout the Mother Lode to join with them in celebrating a number of events in the next few weeks.  More...

Pet Connection

WILD ANIMAL FEATURE

By tooth, fang and claw, animal feature hangs on

The wild animal feature remains alive this week.  Animal submissions are still slow, but a number of interesting photos have popped up over the past month.  As always, the GAZETTE urges readers not to closely approach large, wild animals.&n More...

Sports

Grizzlies fall in SAL opener, 35-14  Free Access 

Mariposa's varsity football team dropped its Southern Athletic League opener at Ripon Christian on Friday night, 35-14. More...

Grizzlies will open SAL campaign at Ripon Christian

Mariposa’s Grizzlies put a scare in Livingston’s Wolves last Friday night in their final 2012 non-league gridiron encounter.  More...

Arch-rival tips MCHS by 1-0

Monday afternoon, Mariposa’s arch-rival, Le Grand’s Bulldogs, posted a 1-0 Southern Athletic League win over the Grizzlies to leave MCHS winless in SAL play with a 0-2-1 record following last week’s loss to leagueleading Delhi, 7-1. More...

Cell phone outage sparks service complaints  Free Access 

Cell phone service around the Midpines area is often spotty--and that's when it's working. Email the MARIPOSA GAZETTE to report your experience: erik@mariposagazette.com More...

Governor Brown inks Olsen's measure

SACRAMENTO –– Making headway in the restructuring of California’s signature environmental law, today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assemblymember Kristin Olsen’s (R-Modesto) Assembly Bill 890 into law. More...

Former county counsel axed in Siskiyou

Former Mariposa County Counsel Tom Guarino has been effectively removed from his position in Siskiyou County according to the Siskiyou Daily News. More...

Survey says: Mariposa County is more diverse today than ever before

Mariposa County is one of the more diverse rural communities in America, a major study of  U.S. More...

Barbecue and music set for this weekend

Visitors to the  Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Saturday might feel like they are a little farther south and east. The sixth annual Blazin’ Hog BBQ Competition and Zydeco Music Festival takes place beginning at noon.  More...

Think it’s unusually hot?--It is

When the clock strikes 10:49 a.m. this Saturday, fall will officially have begun. Too bad it won’t feel like fall.  The fall equinox marks the day the sun crosses the celestial equator. More...

Park employees may be offered free virus tests  Free Access 

Three people who work in Yosemite National Park have experienced flu-like symptoms that prompted them to get tested for hantavirus, health officer Dr. Charles Mosher said at Tuesday’s Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Sept. 10: A student had a knife on campus at MCHS. •Roosters were found on Highway 49 South. •There was a trailer fire on Live Oak Road. •A verbal dispute and drunk driving were reported on Highway 140. Sept. More...

County Fire Response Report

Sept. 10 through 16   EMS - 9 • Fire - 2 • Public assist - 2 • Auto collision - 2   More...

Commentary

MCUSD continues to excel

In the last three years MCUSD schools have faced many challenges and reorganizations, but what has remained constant is the incredible enthusiasm, genuine care, and expertise the teachers bring to the classroom.  More...

Letters

The dump and flat tires

I am so sick of going to the dump monthly and getting a flat tire. More...

No on Proposition 34

Sheriff Doug Binnewies and I stand firm with our statewide organizations, the California State Sheriff’s Association and the California District Attorney’s Association in strongly opposing this measure. More...

Join 4-H

My name is Scarlett Cuvelier, and I would like to encourage other youth in the Mariposa community to join 4-H. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

David ‘Jereme’ Montoya

Jereme was born Aug. 23,  1976, in Oxnard. He passed away in Merced on Sept. 10.  More...

Helen E. Knobles

Helen E. Knobles, 88, and a  34-year resident of Mariposa  County, died Sept. 9 at her home with her family present.  Mrs. Knobles was born June 27, 1924, in Beemer, Neb. More...

Patricia Ann DeLong

Patricia Ann DeLong passed away on Aug. 2 at the age of 57.  Patricia was born on June 20, 1955, in Yadkin, N.C. Patricia and Ron DeLong moved to Mariposa with their three daughters in 1986. More...

Around the County

Student laughter once again rings out in Greeley Hill

Once again laughter fills the air in Greeley Hill as children play outside at the new Greeley Hill Gold Rush Charter School. Classes started at the new school site on Sept. 4.  More...

Kiwanis Preschool has new hours

Mariposa Kiwanis Preschool Academy opened on Sept. 4 with new hours from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. More...

LDPE plans for fundraisers

On Saturday, Oct. 27, Lake Don Pedro Elementary School will be hosting the second annual spooktacular poker run. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and kick off at 10 a.m. The scheduled return time is 3 p.m.  More...

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