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No serious injuries in Friday morning traffic accident  Free Access 

Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 - 9:15 a.m. - Around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning, former Mariposa County District Attorney Bob Brown and his wife JoAnne narrowly escaped serious injury in a traffic collision on Highway 49 South at Sebastapol Road. More...

Aspen Fire effects linger

This week, Aspen Fire incident commanders were confident they had the upper hand on the stubborn blaze.  With 75 percent containment almost a week later than predicted, a final backfire operation was poised to finally “stem most of the smo More...

Talk marks first election event

The state’s next election is 10 months away, but for one candidate, August is not too soon for campaigning.   State Sen. More...

Fair program fundraising begins

For decades, the MARIPOSA GAZETTE has produced the official program for the annual Mariposa County Fair and Homecoming.  This year is no exception, and once again half of the net proceeds will be donated to the Mariposa Friends of the Fairground More...

Local News

Art Hop happens this Friday and Saturday

THE ARTS

The artisans, artists and photographers who present the county’s Art Hop remind residents that the monthly event happens this Friday evening and Saturday.  Residents and visitors can bring their friends and stroll through uptown and downto More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 29: • Trespassing and theft were reported from Highway 49 South. • A call regarding child abuse was received from Hirsch Road. • A report of threats came from Banderilla Road in Lake Don Pedro. More...

County Fire Response Report

July 29th through August 4th EMS - 13 Fire - 1 Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision - 2 Spotlight call of the week:   More...

Milestones

Starchman’s 40th anniversary

Donald and Francie Starchman of Mariposa are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. Donald and Francie were married at the Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside on Aug. 11, 1973. More...

Thank you

Thank you to all who participated in and attended the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce Summer Business Expo. This outstanding event was held on Wednesday, July 17 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

‘Weed warriors’ have starthistle in their sights

As any gardener knows, the war against weeds is never-ending. More...

Entertainment

Trespassers, Cotton Creek will perform

Cottonwood Creek, featuring Maggie Watkins and Scott Patrick Little will perform at the Art Park on Friday.  The Trespassers, a well-known local band, hits the stage on Saturday.  The shows start at 7 p.m. More...

Residents report more fallow deer  Free Access 

Readers have turned up another photo documenting European fallow deer in Mariposa County. The presence of the exotic animals has also created a buzz on the GAZETTE's Facebook page. More...

Are more fallow deer wandering county?  Free Access 

This photo, showing an adult European fallow deer, was taken off Agua Fria Road around March 1. It does not appear to be the deer euthanized by state Fish and wildlife officials on July 22. More...

Aspen Fire smoke "may persist through summer"  Free Access 

(9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 8) Firefighters were closing in on 100 percent containment of the Aspen Fire this week, but said smoke from the blaze "may persist through the remainder of the summer periodically." More...

MPUD starves for volunteer firefighters

Response times and fire-protection service for Mariposa are now degraded by an ongoing volunteer shortage, a captain of the local fire department said this week.  If additional volunteers don’t step forward, irreplaceable buildings will no More...

Killian is named Park’s top cop

Yosemite National Park’s Executive Leadership Team has selected Ranger Kevin Killian as the Park’s chief of law enforcement and visitor protection.  More...

Pesticides are confirmed in Sierra frogs

A new study has found a stew of agricultural pesticides from California’s Central Valley in water, soil and frogs across the Sierra Nevada.   Scientists have long known that many Sierra frogs and toads are declining in number. More...

Letters

Open letter to McClintock

This morning as I hustled to get out of the house I heard the latest news about the economy and on the warring factions around the world. More...

Reader recalls 1938 crash

Being an 80-year resident at Wawona, I very much enjoyed your July 25 write-up on the TWA plane crash in 1938 on Buena Vista Peak. (Mt. Bruce had not been named yet at that time.)  After finding the plane, H.O. More...

Letter to board

To the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors:  As a Mariposa County firefighter, I am growing tired of accusations from the board of supervisors, and others that the firefighters of Mariposa County would use strong-arm tactics in order to get pa More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, August 9   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 

Juliana Iudice Perkins

Juliana Iudice Perkins, born Dec. 20, 1984 in San Jose, passed away on July 28, 2013. She married her best friend and love of her life, Jayson, last year on Feb. 4. More...

Elizabeth Ann Deardorff

Betsey Deardorff passed away suddenly July 6, 2013 at her home in Coulterville.  She had lived in or near Coulterville since 1986 when she and her late husband, Alvan Deardorff, bought The Talc Lode Mining Claim on Schillings Road. More...

Franklin Dalton Sevedge

Franklin “Skip” Dalton Sevedge, of North Fork, died on July 29, 2013 at the age of 70. Dalton was born on April 5, 1943 in Oakland to Clyde and Dorothy Sevedge. More...

Sports

New soccer league offers youngsters a competitive edge

The new Mariposa Fütbol Club (MFC) is offering local youngsters a new, higher level of competitive soccer than the local recreation league.  More...

Volleyball tryouts slated

All sixth through eighth grade girls are invited to tryout for the Mariposa Digger volleyball team. Tryouts will be held on Aug. 19 through Aug. More...

Softball results listed

After July’s action in the Mariposa County Parks and Recreation Department’s co-ed softball league, four teams remained unbeaten.  The Rowdys and Heavenly Grime both stood at 3-0. More...

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