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This mother comforts her daughter Wednesday morning at Woodland Elementary School as she begins her first-ever day in school. More...

Burglars ransack two residences, flee with valuables

Within a period of 48 hours, brazen burglars struck two homes and absconded with multiple firearms, cash, jewelry and many personal valuables.  Last Tuesday thieves broke into a home in the 7000 block of Hites Cove Road and stole three hand gun More...

August cooler than average

Temperatures warmed up this week, but the state’s overall trend this month has been cooler than normal.   As of press time on Tuesday, the county has been spared any scorching hot weather in August. More...

Flames scorch Ponderosa Basin

Tuesday afternoon a wildland fire on East Westfall Road off of Chowchilla Mountain Road erupted and consumed six acres.  The report was received by CAL FIRE dispatch at 2:38 p.m. More...

Local News

American Legion Post installs officers

American Legion Post 567 in Mariposa held its annual installation dinner in July, at which time the slate of officers for 2013/2014 for sworn in.  The officers are as follows: Scott Cummings, Commander; Stu Tanner, 1st Vice Commander; Al Handy, More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

August 12: • A missing steer was reported from French Camp Road. • A call reporting harassment was received from Woodview Lane. • Theft of wood was reported on Echo Hill Drive. More...

JCF team wins national program notice

On July 31, John C. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Darlene (Day) Madewell

Dalene (Day) Madewell went to be with the Lord on Aug. 8, 2013, while in the presence of family and friends. Day was born Feb. 7, 1956 to Dale and Ruth Nicholes in Englewood, CA (Humboldt County). More...

Justine M. Kirchner

Justine Kirchner, of Mariposa, passed away at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. Justine was born in Merced, CA to Glen and Irene Gordo of Cathey’s Valley. More...

CHP to establish sobriety checkpoint on Saturday  Free Access 

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 - 12:25 p.m. - The California Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI sobriety checkpoint between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. this Saturday, Aug. 31 in Mariposa County. More...

Rim Fire growth imaged from space  Free Access 

The Rim Fire's dramatic growth from Aug. 23 through 26 is documented here by images from NASA's Suomi NPP satellite. Click here to view the animation. More...

Exotic deer and lice prompt more study

There is no campaign to ferret out and terminate exotic deer in Mariposa County, a top scientist with the state’s wildlife agency has told the GAZETTE.   More...

Park and county to trade trash

Mariposa County has won the right to recover two valuable commodities from the tons of refuse generated by Yosemite employees and visitors each year.  While it costs money to dispose of garbage, cans, bottles, paper and plastics have value as re More...

MCTA and MCUSD at odds over benefits

The Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) board meeting last Thursday night opened with the Mariposa County Teachers Association President Georgia Gallagher petitioning the district to pay for the teachers’ health insurance cost incre More...

Letters

Mendershausen on Coelho

Our former congressman, Democrat Tony Coelho, authored two bills that included the Merced River’s main stem for National Wild and Scenic River designation. Mr. More...

Showing pig at fair

I am Emily Metcalf with the Don Pedro Rattlers 4-H Club. This is my fourth year in the swine project and I have been a junior leader for two years.  More...

Adventists offer option

Are you concerned for your children’s future. There are many things taught in public school that teachers are required to cover and many parents would disagree with the necessity to cover some subjects.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, August 23   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Milestones

“In Search of Peace”

I came across the story of a man who intrigued me. He was a British cavalry officer who had taken part in the “Charge of the Light Brigade” in the Crimson War. He was traumatized by this experience. More...

Why Are We Here?

Why are we here? What is the purpose of this life? The Bible explains that we aren’t just a random collect of molecules thrown together by chance, but that we were created in the image of a holy God. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Vanquished grizzlies mean more space for state’s black bears

Like fish stories, tales about bears tend to grow in the telling.  Earlier this year, Mariposa resident Donald Stanford saw a “massive... brown” animal amble across Highway 140 near the KOA campground in Midpines.  More...

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