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Governor's signature will raise minimum wage to $10  Free Access 

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 25 signed a bill that will raise the state's minimum wage to $10 an hour. Will the move help Californians or hurt business? Weigh in on the debate here. More...

County moving toward limiting marijuana grows

Mariposa County officials are moving to rein in what some see as a Wild- West attitude towards medical marijuana growing.  If approved by the board of supervisors, new health-and-safety-code language would limit medical gardens to 12 plants and More...

Rydingsword moving on

Mariposa County Human Services Director Jim Rydingsword has accepted a position in San Benito County, he announced on Sept. 17.  Rydingsword will continue in the local position through Oct. 11. More...

Smith announces run for county supervisor

Karen Smith has announced that she will run for county supervisor in District 1.  The district includes Midpines, El Portal and Yosemite Valley. The election will be held on June 3, 2014.  Smith and husband Dr. More...

Local News

Supporters rally for man with ALS

Three years ago, Trish Nady heard from good friend Donna Santi that Santi’s husband Tom had been diagnosed with the degenerative nerve disease ALS—also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  On Oct. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Sept. 16: • A dead bear cub was reported on Highway 49 South. • Petty theft of medications was reported from Mykleoaks Road. • A call reporting vandalism to a vehicle was recieved from Old Highway. More...

County Fire Response Report

Sept. 16 through Sept. 22 EMS - 7 Fire - 4 Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision - 2 Spotlight call of the week:   On Sept. 16 a vegetation fire was reported on Trabucco Road behind Mariposa County High School. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Sept. 27   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 

Margaret Donkersley

Margaret “Peggy” Donkersley passed away peacefully after a short illness on Sept. 4, 2013. Peggy was born in Liverpool, England in 1923. More...

L. D. McRee

L.D. McRee, former dairyman and row crop farmer, passed away on Sept. 9, 2013, at home with family by his side. More...

Inside Education

Live court sentencing will show students effect of DUI

On Friday, Sept. More...

Market supports boosters

Pioneer Market recently presented a $634.72 check to Mariposa County High School Grizzlies Boosters Club. More...

Greenhands

The FFA Greenhand Conference took place at the Stanislaus Ag Center in Ceres on Sept. 11. The Mariposa County High School Ag Department took 14 freshmen FFA students to the conference. More...

Park is closed, roads open to through traffic only  Free Access 

Yosemite National Park is officially closed due to the federal government shutdown. Vehicle through-traffic is still permitted, however, and visitors with lodging reservations are being allowed to stay through Thursday afternoon. More...

Friday night football cancelled  Free Access 

Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 3:45 p.m. More...

Intoxicated vandals hit school sites

In the wee hours of last Saturday morning, a pair of reportedly drunken 20-year olds did thousands of dollars of damage at Mariposa Elementary School (MES) and Mariposa County High School in apparent senseless vandalism.  More...

Board okays funding projects

The county on Tuesday decided to outlay $192,800 on three projects that will upgrade public space in town and at Midpines.  Together, the projects will consume more than two thirds of a $269,229 bicycle and pedestrian fund accumulated from local More...

Manager trainee burglarizes employer

BURGER KING

First thing Monday morning, Mariposa County law enforcement was alerted to a burglary at the local Burger King restaurant on Highway 140.  More...

Letters

Local folks stepped up

On Sept. 14, the Mariposa Rotary Club held its annual Rotary/Mollie Suh Yaley Golf Tournament which raises funds for scholarships to deserving Mariposa County High School students. More...

Voting is a right and privilege

One of the best things about living in a democracy is that everyone legally allowed to cast a vote has a voice. More...

Well-ordered garden

I noticed the picture of the Lakeside Road marijuana garden on the front page of the Sept. 19 GAZETTE.  Whatever else happens, I hope the judge grants time off for neatness.  Bill Evans   More...

Milestones

Revised history adds to St. Joseph’s legacy

CHURCH NEWS

As St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mariposa continues to celebrate its sesquicentennial year, an updated version of its history has been published and titled as “One Hundred and Fifty Years of Saint Joseph Church.”  More...

Thank you

As a current resident of Seattle, I want to say thank you to the Tilton family and friends for a great visit during the recent week I spent here.  The warmth and charm of this quaint community is always enjoyable. More...

God wants the best

I read a story about a church luncheon recently. As you know, most churches are famous for having potlucks. One church had a long buffet table, and next to a large bowl of apples was a sign that read: “Apples – take one per person! More...

Sports

Grizzlies fall to RIpon Christian, 27-21  Free Access 

Friday night in Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium, Mariposa's Grizzlies dropped their Southern Athletic League opener to Ripon Christian, 27-21. More...

Grizzlies crush Wolves, 33-0

Host Knights Friday in league opener

Mariposa’s defense stood its ground and held Livingston’s offense at bay through the first three quarters of last Friday night’s nonleague gridiron clash before the Grizzly offense got on track and racked up 19 fourth quarter points More...

Black belt candidates

Pictured above are the 23 black belt candidates at the Mariposa Martial Arts Academy who have started their training to attain that status. More...

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