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Construction delays begin Tuesday on Highway 49 South  Free Access 

Friday, July 5, 2013 2 p.m. -- According to the California Highway Patrol, construction delays for road work on Highway 49 South will begin at 7 a.m. Tuesday (July 9). More...

Busts net 19,517 pot plants

The heat was on last week--both in the atmosphere and for illegal marijuana growers. Two large and one smaller marijuana site were eradicated by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office in the past week.  More...

Sunday crash lands car in river

A group of people visiting the Merced River on June 30 were likely doing so to beat the heat. Unfortunately, as they left the area, the car they were in crashed and landed in the Merced River.  More...

PLANNING ISSUES

‘Senior campus’ concept moves forward here

For the past year, a working group has explored creating a place that brings together senior housing, food service, fitness and assisted living in one Mariposa package.  Last week, the county board of supervisors gave its thumbs-up for a $30,000 More...

For firewood scofflaws, Yosemite is a No. 1 goal

“Yosemite or bust” is an apparent motto of the state’s illegal firewood traffickers, a recent survey shows.  Over the past five years, staff at 16 California border checkpoints questioned motorists about firewood from out of st More...

Local News

Arts Council hosts reception and event

The Mariposa County Arts Council welcomes the community to the just-installed, gallery-wide exhibit in the Treetop Gallery, featuring current, new works by regional artists. More...

Golden Agers host bingo

Anyone over 18 is invited to Golden Agers’ Bingo at the Senior Center on Spriggs Lane on the first Friday of each month. It will be held Friday, May 3.  Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. There are pull tabs and big pots. More...

VANDALISM

Senseless act smashes icons of neighborhood

For some reason, Midpines people connected to Bill Thomas’s coyotes.  They stood less than a foot tall, but the sculptures added warmth and personality to the bustling highway corridor.  They stood their vigil for about four years. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, July 5   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

PBC hosts Bible school

Ponderosa Chapel's Vacation Bible School invites kids to saddle up and head on out to Son- West Roundup July 15 through 19 for five days of a “rip roarin'” good time.  More...

FAITH

The Key to Happiness

Many people claim to have the answer to the question, “What’s the secret to happiness?” Some think it’s having plenty of money, free time, or good times with friends. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Dark skies and good ‘seeing’ are Sierra specialties

Part of a series

In January of 1931, a Pierce Arrow touring car flew up a road above Pasadena, delivering a famous scientist to the Mt. Wilson Observatory. More...

Inside Education

Merced College offers local classes

Merced College offers a variety of credit and noncredit courses at Mariposa County High School to serve Mariposa and surrounding communities.  More...

Perry receives Ph.D.

Nathan W. Perry, a 1995 graduate of Mariposa County High School, recently received his Ph.D. in history from U.C. Santa Barbara. More...

Summit Christian has open classes

Summit Christian School has openings in all classes. Regular registration closes July 31. More...

NPS chief grilled in Washington hearing  Free Access 

Rep. Tom McClintock and three critics of Yosemite’s Merced River Plan spent close to two hours grilling National Park Service chief Jon Jarvis at a Capitol Hill hearing on Tuesday. More...

Missing aircraft is located in Yosemite  Free Access 

A single-engine aircraft that disappeared on Dec. 17 has been located by a Yosemite National Park visitor near Vogelsang High Sierra Camp. More...

Fireworks show marks holiday  Free Access 

The Mariposa Kiwanis Club once again sponsored the fireworks show at the fairgrounds to mark the Fourth of July. More...

Too hot to handle: Holiday weather creates its own flame

It seems ridiculous to even mention the heat in writing.  No one anywhere in Mariposa County could dispute the fact that it’s hot and has been that way for more than a week.  More...

DUI arrests skyrocket

The last week in June was a busy one for law enforcement patrolling local road ways. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

June 24: •Harassment was reported on 10th Street. •A horse was loose on Italian Creek Road. •A dog bite report came in from John C. Fremont Hospital. •Deputies responded to a child abuse report on Pinecrest Drive.  More...

County Fire Response Report

June 24 through 30  EMS - 9 Fire - 4 Public assist - 5 Auto collision – 5   Heat related incidents are on the rise. Residents should remember to stay cool, if possible, hydrate and reduce activities.  More...

Commentary

Our View

Celebrate your freedom?

As we celebrate this Fourth of July we should do so with a wary eye on this nation’s future, while honoring the past.  More...

Letters

Thank you Mariposa

I look out the window in front of my desk and watch the swaying oak trees in a late afternoon breeze. The school year has ended with a thundering crescendo.  More...

Disheartened

I was very disheartened by the letters to the editor published in the MARIPOSA GAZETTE on June 20, written by Jim Evans and Charles Rowe about Jon Coupal’s commentaries. If Mr. Evans and Mr. More...

Wow!

Regarding the recent fire. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Rosemary Ruiz

Rosemary Ruiz, a long-time resident of Mariposa County, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 26, at the age of 83.  She was born in San Franscquito Canyon in Southern California on Dec. 14, 1929, to Henry and Juanita Ruiz. More...

Margaret ‘Rita’ Sciapiti

Margaret Edith (Rita) Sciapiti was born on June 19, 1912, in Kenwood. More...

Entertainment

MSO member shares connection

Aaron Copland (1900 – 1990) is considered nearly without question to be the greatest American composer of “classical” music who ever lived.  More...

Golden Chain opens new play

The Golden Chain Theatre presents "Dark Deeds at Swan's Place" by Tim Kelly. More...

‘A View from the Bridge’ takes the stage this fall

Fred Friedland, professor emeritus, Merced College, is preparing to direct Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge” this fall at Mariposa park amphitheater. Beginning with auditions on Aug. More...

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