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CHP nabs fifth robbery suspect  Free Access 

The California Highway Patrol has arrested a fifth man in connection with the Sept. 28, 2012, robbery of the California State Mining and Mineral Museum in Mariposa. More...

Expensive work remains for courthouse and clock

It’s been more than a year since the 247-pound bell that tops Mariposa’s courthouse rang out from the building’s clock tower.  Towards the end of 2011, workers removed cables and weights that added more than 1,000 pounds to the More...

Supervisor Kevin Cann to Lead Rural County Advocacy Group  Free Access 

Sacramento – The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) today announced that Supervisor Kevin Cann of Mariposa County has been selected as the Chairman of its Board of Directors during a Board meeting this week in Sacramento. More...

CSMMM hearing postponed

The four men accused of the brazen, mid-day robbery of the California State Mining and Mineral Museum (CSMMM) on Sept. More...

Home values lag locally, but may be trending up

Average home values continued to slide last year, according to figures from the Mariposa  County Board of Realtors.  But there’s more to the statistics than meet the eye, local sales professionals said.  More...

Local News

Yosemite Lodge continues renovations

Yosemite Lodge is getting a facelift--and many in the community are benefitting from the changes. The project is in the middle of a renovation that is overhauling 102 rooms this winter.  More...

Watershed Council deals with starthistle

The Upper Merced River Watershed Council has reported over the years on work done to prevent yellow starthistle (YST) infestations from damaging the ecosystems of the Merced River Canyon, famous for the stunning wildflower displays that will appear s More...

Most Wanted

Name: Marty Lee Hogan Race: White Sex: Male Height: 5’2” Weight:130 Charges: FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER - FELONY. Please call the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office at  More...

Letters

Don’t just sit there

Well, it's coming. Decisions will be made with regard to the Merced River Plan. Front page of Wednesday's Fresno Bee has an article by Mark Grossi, which everyone should read. More...

Crouchers need help

Dear friends,  Dennis O. (Doc) Croucher and Chelli need help. Doc has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.  They need financial aid. Deposits can be made at Yosemite Bank. More...

Thanks for faith

In the last issues of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE, I was please to find your new feature, “faith.”  In these days when we read so much bad news, it is so good to find in your newspaper something good, edifying and helpful.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Chefs’ Holidays

Food and wine provide common ground for visitors

Yosemite’s splendor is hard to match. Its peace is even more evident in the winter months when the crowds are gone, and one annual event brings people together to enjoy those things with one important addition: world class cuisine.  More...

Inside Education

4-H Club serves dinner

The Cathey’s Valley 4-H Club will hold its third annual rigatoni dinner and silent auction on Jan. 19 at McCay Hall.  The dinner is “all you can eat” from 4 to 7 p.m. Dine-in and take-out are available.   More...

MCHS names winter homecoming court

Last Friday, Mariposa County High School announced its winter homecoming court. The king and queen will be crowned on Friday night, when the Grizzlies take on Le Grand. More...

Farm Bureau offers college scholarship

It’s time again to apply for the Mariposa County Farm Bureau scholarship program. More...

Fifth robbery suspect booked in Mariposa  Free Access 

The fifth suspect in the robbery of the California State Mining and Mineral Museum is now in custody at the Mariposa County Jail. More...

Suspect to appear in court on Thursday  Free Access 

The fifth suspect in the Sept. 28, 2012, robbery of the California State Mining and Mineral Museum will make his first appearance in court on Thursday morning. More...

St. Joseph's church marks 150-year milestone  Free Access 

Parishioners filled the sanctuary at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Friday, Jan. 18 to mark the 150th anniversary of the church's dedication. Leading the mass was Bishop Armando Xavier Ochoa of the Diocese of Fresno. More...

Olsen Named ‘Legislator of the Year’  Free Access 

SACRAMENTO –– The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) has selected Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) as one of two recipients for the annual "Patti Mattingly Award" for 2012. More...

GAZETTE EXCLUSIVE

Murder suspect cites ‘rage’ and self-defense

On Saturday, Dec. 1, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a home on  Rancheria Creek Road in Midpines. There, they found Gordon Crisp dead, and they arrested Jeffery L. Clark and charged him with murder.  More...

PUBLIC HEALTH

Local concern expressed about looming flu bug

Mariposa County is about to get hit by an especially nasty flu, local health experts said this week.  With California one of just two states that haven’t experienced a widespread outbreak, there’s little mystery about what’s co More...

St. Joseph’s marks 150th

Mariposa’s historic St. Joseph’s Church is celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary this week. This “little white church on the hill” is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and historic it is. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 7: Sick or injured puppies were at a home on Carter Road. •An inmate manufactured a weapon at the Mariposa County Jail. •Smoke was in a home on Meadow Lane. •Two horses were on Carleton Road.  More...

County Fire Response Report

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Commentary

PUBLIC HEALTH NOTES: Get a flu shot

Influenza has hit the eastern U.S. much harder than in previous years. California, luckily, will be one of the last states to experience the widespread Influenza with hospitalizations and deaths exceeding previous years.  Get a flu shot. More...

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

What Taxpayers Should Know About Brown's Budget

We’ve always thought it a bit odd how every January, when the Governor releases the proposed state budget for the following fiscal year, there is barely a drop of ink used by the main stream media about the impact to citizen taxpayers.   More...

Datebook

Datebook

Friday, Jan. 18   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Diane Mary Anzai

She was famous. Not for being an actress or a popular musician, rather she was famous for always putting others first and caring for their wellbeing more than her own. Diane Mary Anzai passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, Jan. More...

James Duane Law

James Duane Law was born on Jan. 18, 1928, at Mercy Hospital in Merced and died Jan. 12, at John C. Fremont Hospital in Mariposa. More...

Sports

Ripon Christian whips Mariposa, 75-48  Free Access 

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 - 8:45 a.m. - Ripon Christian's Knights, the defending Southern Athletic League champions, whipped Mariposa's varsity boys' basketball team Tuesday evening, 75-48. More...

MCHS grapplers handle Denair

In their Jan. 9 league match against Denair, Mariposa’s varsity wrestling team pinned a 57-12 defeat on the Coyotes.  At 120 pounds, Grizzly Sebastian Padua pinned his opponent in the first round to open the match. More...

JVs roll to 4-0 in league

With Monday evening’s 63-47 Southern Athletic League victory over Gustine, and a pair of league wins over Delhi and Denair last week, the MCHS junior varsity boys’ squad has moved its mark in confernece play to a spotless 4-0.  More...

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