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Lighted Christmas Parade steps off Saturday

The annual Merry Mountain Christmas Parade will light-up the town of Mariposa this Saturday (Dec. More...

Wayfinding signs arrive downtown

TOWN IMPROVEMENTS

Three “wayfinding” sign poles were installed in Mariposa’s historic downtown along Highway 140 at 5th, 6th and 7th streets this week. As of Tuesday, a fourth pole at 6th Street had been topped with a street lamp. More...

Local News

Audubon to present ‘Birds of Brazil’

Brazil conjures up many images among Americans—Rio de Janeiro, the Amazon, tropical rainforests and abundant, exotic animals, especially its stunningly colorful birds. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Nov. 25: • A call reporting a missing dog was received from Ashworth Road. • Petty theft was reported on 10th Street. • A verbal domestic dispute was reported from Piute Court. More...

Fall staffing levels of firefighters are in effect

Cooler weather has prompted the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) to transition into fall staffing levels as of Nov. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Dec. 6   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 

James Michael Massie

James Michael Massie, after a strong fight, passed away peacefully on the morning of Dec. 1, 2013 at his Henderson, Nev. home.  His loyal companion Butch and loving wife Karen were by his side. More...

William Lee Cavagnaro

Billy Cavagnaro, a former Bear Valley resident, was born on June 30, 1958. He passed away on Nov. 20, 2013 at his Fresno home with his family at his side.  More...

Inside Education

Photos

Mariposa Elementary School named the November Terrific Kids recently at the school. More...

Students share with Manna House

Mariposa County High School students spent the past month collecting food items to help supply the Manna House food pantry during the busy holiday season. More...

Aunt and niece witness meteor  Free Access 

Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 - Margie Boiler of Grojean Road was driving niece Hannah McCarthy, 8, to school on Monday when the pair witnessed a bright, daylight meteor over Mariposa. More...

Snow falls, temperatures follow  Free Access 

Saturday, Dec. 7 - Close to 6 inches of snow had fallen at Midpines by noon on Saturday. Lows were forecast to hit 15 degrees on Saturday night and 17 degrees on Sunday. More...

Storm poised to blanket county in ice and snow  Free Access 

A strong Arctic cold front entered central California and the Sierra foothills on Tuesday, starting with a brief but soaking rainfall. More...

Mariposa schools ready to implement Common Core

Mariposa County schools, along with schools throughout the state, have received funding for implementation of the Common Core academic standards.  Aaron Rosander, superintendent of the Mariposa County Unified School District, said the district More...

‘High-grade’ ore is under Bear Valley, report claims

A zone of “highgrade” ore under Bear Valley “presents a compelling case” for evaluation as a working gold mine, Canadian mining investors said last week.  More...

Commentary

The Bullet Train Is Like the Walking Dead

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

Pop quiz. Which of the following statements is true? A. California High speed rail (HSR) will allow riders to travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco in about two and a half hours for $50. B. The total cost of HSR will be about $40 billion. C. More...

Letters

Tax lawsuit is on target

As I’ve mentioned beforehand, county auditor Bill Davis is to be commended for his efforts (“Auditor sues supes,” Nov. More...

Open letter to Ethos

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote to the GAZETTE with complaints of these children hanging out in the middle of the street, as I and I'm sure others drive by.  More...

Decimate public service?

There may be a legitimate constitutional tax argument to overturn the CSA #3, which provides safety to the public in the form of new fire engines and places worthy of housing them, but at what cost are the efforts of Mr. More...

Milestones

Thank you

This message is delivered with deep gratitude. On the occasion when someone gives beyond the expected, it is like a kiss of sweet, fresh air. Such was my family’s experience with Dr. Eileen Bissmeyer, DVM. Dr. More...

Who am I?

O when I think of how He left His home in Glory Came and dwelt among the lowly such as I To suffer shame and such disgrace on Mount Calvary take my place Then I ask myself a question, Who am I? Who am I, that a king would ble More...

Sometimes life is like a theme park ride

I remember the first time I went to Disneyland with my parents and brother. I was young enough that some of the rides rather traumatized me.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Midpines man delves into gold-rich history

You may not know Ron Loya by name, but you likely know his face. In 2012, the bearded local posed as a miner eyeballing a gold nugget on the county billboard that greets visitors arriving on Highway 140.  More...

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