August 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Lions’ parade honors threesome

This year’s Mariposa Lions Club Labor Day Parade honors three Mariposans who’ve made big contributions to the community.  The 2013 parade also marks the Mariposa County Fair’s 75th anniversary. The procession rolls at 11 a.m. More...

Binnewies seeks reelection

Mariposa County Sheriff-Coroner Doug Binnewies likes his job— and he hopes to keep it. This week, Binnewies has officially announced his intention to seek reelection in 2014.  More...

Rim Fire reports include multiple geography errors

Being in New York or other remote locations apparently makes it hard to avoid the many geography errors that have crept in to reporting on this month’s massive Rim Fire. More...

Local News

Ready to rodeo

This collection of youngsters at the Kid Korral Daycare operated by Marie Pretzer are all set for the start of this year’s Mariposa County Fair. The fair opens on Friday, Aug. More...

Annual alumni gathering set

REUNION TIME

The annual Mariposa County High School Alumni Breakfast Gathering will be held this Sunday morning in the high school gym breezeway, from 10 a.m. to about 1 p.m.  Donuts, coffee and juice will be served, and a donation jar will be offered.  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

August 19: • A call reporting a scam was received from Snyder Ridge Road. • Vandalism was reported from Tip Top Road. • Illegal dumping was reported on Chowchilla Mountain Road. More...

Milestones

Gunderson-Bernal

Amy Gunderson and Anthony Bernal have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dave and Nancy Gunderson of Mariposa. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Fair looks back at long, colorful past

Visitors to this year’s Mariposa County Fair will be offered a unique chance to connect with past fair visitors.  Over many months, a pair of volunteers has spent time scanning photos from a collection that spans 75 years of fair history.& More...

Sports

Looking for running room

Mariposa Grizzly running back Philip Rauch (No. 30) scampers for yardage during last Friday night’s Green and Gold scrimmage fundraiser inside Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium. More...

Schellentrager leads Kentucky netters to win

Kristina Schellentrager of Mariposa blasted serves through opponents to lead Mid- Continent University’s volleyball team to an opening-season victory in St. Louis.  Schellentrager posted a double-double in the Aug. 20 game. More...

Mollie Yaley golf tournament slated

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING

On Sept. 14 at the Sierra Meadows Golf and Country Club in Ahwahnee, the annual Mollie Yaley/Mariposa Rotary Club Memorial Scholarship golf tournament will be held.  More...

Predator drone flights continuing over fire  Free Access 

A Predator drone will continue to loiter over the Rim Fire, "providing realtime visual and infrared intelligence." Click here to weigh in on the debate over using the military system over the U.S. More...

Mariposa County’s favorite gathering begins on Friday

LABOR DAY WEEKEND

The 75th Mariposa County Fair, which has won the “favorite annual event” category for over a decade in the GAZETTE’S “Best of the Best in Mariposa County Contest,” is back.  It will open Friday at noon under this ye More...

Blaze might scorch county budget

The county has been spared damage from the humongous Rim Fire to the north, but some fallout may materialize when local tourist-tax revenue is totalled. More...

Fagalde eyes bench in Superior Court

Mariposa attorney Michael Fagalde has announced his candidacy for Judge of the Mariposa County Superior Court in the 2014 election for the seat currently held by Judge Wayne Parrish. Parrish has indicated he will not be seeking reelection.  More...

Letters

Fuel reduction pays

The Forestry and Fuels Committee of the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts along with the California Board of Forestry and the USDA Forest Service, reviews programs that deal with forestry and fire prevention measures in both f More...

Auction invite

My name is Erin Bryson and I am a fourth-year member of the Cathey’s Valley 4-H Club. I would like to cordially invite you to the 2013 Mariposa County Fair Livestock Auction taking place Sept. 1 at 3 p.m. in the Strathearn Pavilion.  More...

Grand jury primer

The history of grand juries in America dates back to the early 1600s and has been a part of our democracy providing a voice for citizens. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, August 30   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 

Denise Southerland

Denise Southerland made the journey to be with the Lord and her family on Aug. 21.  Denise was born to Jack and Bernice Bryant in Salinas on April 19, 1956. More...

John O. Crosby

John O. Crosby was born on Nov. 28, 1952 in Riverside. He passed away peacefully on Aug. 19, 2013.  John was a 1971 graduate of Mariposa County High School. He was a U.S. More...

Larry Lee Mayes

Larry Lee Mayes, born on Nov. 11, 1946 in Alhambra, lost his battle with cancer on Aug. 20, 2013 at age 66. Larry spent most of his life in Mariposa, Yosemite, Ahwahnee and surrounding areas.  More...

Inside Education

Preschool welcomes children

Parents, students and teachers got acquainted on the first day of school last week at Mariposa Preschool Co-Op. More...

Class of ‘93 reunites

The Mariposa County High School class of 1993 will hold its 20th reunion on Saturday, Aug. More...

Lane graduates

Tammera and Michael Lane’s daughter, Patricia Lane, graduated from UCLA on June 14. The younger Lane earned a bachelor of arts in anthropology and a minor in political science. More...

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