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Winter blaze singes east county  Free Access 

Monday, Feb. 13, 2014 - A slow-moving wildland fire consumed 5.5 acres just east of Ponderosa Basin on Sunday, firefighters report. The Bald Rock Fire was expected to be completely extinguished by Monday afternoon. More...

Rosander is leaving for Denair school district  Free Access 

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 - Aaron Rosander, Mariposa County Unified School District's Superintendent since 2010, has accepted a job with Denair Unified School District. More...

Sign comes full circle: back to clothing store

This tale follows a pair of historic buildings, two families and a lucky find that connect 150 years of county history. The story starts in 1992, when David Trabucco dropped a pile of refuse at the county dump. More...

Pot hearing delayed

Lobbyist attempts to sway decision

Spurred by a big response to a proposed medical marijuana ordinance, county staff say a public hearing on the issue won’t happen before February. Last month, a hearing was tentatively set for Tuesday, Jan. 14. More...

Local News

Homebuilding drive exceeds expectations

Area residents responded generously to the Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County’s year end fundraising drive.  When the proceeds were tallied, donors more than matched Al and Mary Ann Johnson’s and Dr. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Dec. 30: • A call reporting suspicious circumstances was received from 12th Street. • A vandalism report was taken on Highway 140. • Petty theft was reported from Triangle Road. • Illegal dumping was reported on Lazo Way. More...

Lions Club crab feed tickets are available

The Mariposa Lions Club is selling tickets for a crab feed scheduled for Feb. More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Jan. 10   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 

William “Bill” Cooper

William “Bill” Cooper passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 after a long illness. Cooper was a resident of Mariposa for 23 years and was well-known for his long walks and his friendliness. Cooper was born on Sept. 24, 1924. More...

Ramona Jeannie Nebel

Ramona Jeannie Nebel, 57, passed away at her home in Greeley Hill on Dec. 24, 2013. Nebel was a U. S. Air Force veteran and former welder. She especially enjoyed reading books and was a member of her local VFW and American Legion groups. More...

Anthony Joe Jimenez

Anthony Joe Jimenez died in December in Turlock.  Jimenez was born in January of 1933 in Hawaii to Antonio and Isabel Jimenez and passed away at the age of 80 in Turlock. He was a good man and will be dearly missed.  More...

Fire razes structures on Ponderosa Way  Free Access 

Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 - 12:25 a.m. - Around 11 a.m. today, firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 4800 block of Ponderosa Way in Midpines. More...

Layla remains at large  Free Access 

Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 - 2:50 p.m. More...

Forecasters hint at pattern change  Free Access 

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 - National Weather Service forecasts say "a very strong winter jet" could send snow and rain towards Central California over the next two weeks. More...

Snowpack survey: dismal

The first snow survey of the year brought news that most people already knew: California is in the midst of a drought. The California Department of Water Resources found more bare ground than snow while measuring snowpack in the Sierra on Jan. 3. More...

DUI arrests jump in County’s crime statistics report

Only two categories showed increases in the County’s crime statistics for 2013, released earlier this week by Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies.  Driving under the influence (DUI) arrests totaled 71 for 2013, a jump of 14 over 2012. More...

Nasty influenza strain prompts local warning

The county health department is urging residents to get flu shots in response to a particularly virulent strain of influenza this winter.  County-administered flu shots are free, and available by calling 966- 3689 to set up an appointment.  More...

Commentary

The Political Class Underestimates You

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

The California Legislature reconvenes this week and the politicians may be on the verge of a major miscalculation because they don’t understand how real people think.  The members of the political class in Washington and our state capitols More...

Letters

Clarification on Smith

My father, Dr. Phillip Smith, enlisted into the United States Army in early 1975 and served as an infantryman for three years before re-enlisting as an Army bandsman. More...

Study seems meaningless

I’m writing this letter in regard to the Rim Fire impact study (MARIPOSA GAZETTE, Jan. 2, 2014).  Did anyone actually understand any of the environmental/economic “eco-babble” reported on in the article?  More...

County needs to diversify

As last year ended there was no indication that we, the resident property owners and taxpayers, will realize any significant improvements in the coming year from Mariposa’s county government.  More...

Milestones

Mosher-Student

Dr. Charles Mosher of Mariposa and Margaret Dickson of Houston, Texas, happily announce the marriage of their daughter Sarah to Jake Student of Seattle, Wash. More...

Thank you

When you live in a loving and sharing community like Mariposa, people care. They give from their heart and pocket.  This is what occurred five days before Christmas. More...

Sports

Grizzlies whip Delhi, 59-39  Free Access 

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 - 9:10 a.m. - Behind the 18 points poured in by Jadin Battles, Mariposa's Grizzlies stayed perfect in Southern Athletic League play Tuesday night, downing Delhi's Hawks, 59-39. More...

Lady Grizzlies throttle Coyotes

Last Friday, the MCHS girls’ varsity basketball team opened its Southern Athletic League campaign with a solid 52- 14 victory over Denair ’s Coyotes.  More...

High school schedules football awards dinner

The Mariposa High School football awards banquet for the varsity and junior varsity teams is scheduled for Jan. 16.  Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. All seats are purchased with the dinner, or by donations at the door. More...

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