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MCUSD forming surplus property committee  Free Access 

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 - 3:15 p.m. - The Mariposa County Unified School District is forming a surplus sroperty committee (also known as the 7-11 committee), per approved Board Resolution 14-07. More...

FFA students win big

Mariposa student Savannah Rauch smiles big after stealing the ball from a competitor during the annual FFA Donkey Basketball fundraising event on Tuesday, Feb. 25. More...

Layla: finally finds a home

Thanks to the efforts of a young man, who can now tout himself as somewhat of a “dog whisperer,” the shepardmix female dog Layla, that had been surviving along Yaqui Gulch Road for the better part of two years has a new, caring home.  More...

Tourism employment shows stability

The most recent data released by the California Employment Development Department is showing a marked stability in the number of private sector workers involved in the tourism industry in Mariposa County since the recession hit in early 2008.  More...

Local News

Hornitos event is long on tradition

The Hornitos enchilada dinner, scheduled for this Saturday, March 1, has an extensive history.  The first event was held in 1949. More...

Pancake breakfast helps firefighters

Volunteer Fire Company No. 32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club are hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday March 15 from 8 to 10 a.m. More...

Scouts selling cookies

Girl Scout Troop 3083 and Troop 138 recently made Valentine’s Day cards for senior citizens of Mariposa.  More...

Milestones

The doctor visit

A woman once visited her doctor with the complaint that she hurt all over. The doctor asked her what she meant by “all over” and to give him an example. More...

Thank you

Seventeen years ago, I lost my husband Pat Myers, who spent 37 years as a forester in Yosemite National Park.  I still have a commemorative plaque presented by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors following Pat’s death. More...

Sports

Grizzlies fall to scrappy Lathrop in first round  Free Access 

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 - 3:30 p.m. - A win and a trip to the next round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 4 playoffs was not to be for the 11th-seed Mariposa Grizzlies boys' basketball team fell 52-37 in Lathrop, the 4th seed in the bracket. More...

Lady Grizzlies start season with wins at tournament  Free Access 

The Lady Grizzlies soccer team opened its 2014 preseason at the Cal Spring Classic tournament in Woodland last weekend, coming away with a trio of wins and a third place finish overall. More...

Lady Grizzlies dominate in scrimmage

Mariposa senior Kayla Gilgo drives toward the goal just moments before scoring the first point in the Lady Grizzlies’ 6-3 srimmage win against El Capitan on Monday, Feb. 24. More...

School board votes to eliminate positions for 2014-15  Free Access 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 8:30 a.m. - The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Tuesday, March 4 to eliminate just more than five positions across the K-12 spectrum in the 2014-15 school year. More...

Friday storm hits with wind blasts  Free Access 

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, 2:25 p.m. - Strong winds took down the sign at the Mariposa County Visitor Center on Highway 49 in the early morning hours of Friday, Feb. 28 as winds climbed to nearly 30 miles per hour in downtown. More...

Ranchers cry foul, supervisors fold

Cann’s Proposal kicked down the road

The board of supervisors on Tuesday heard close to two hours of impassioned pleas asking it to keep full Williamson Act protection in place for the county’s agricultural landowners.  After more than a dozen residents condemned any tinkerin More...

Welcome storms won’t do much to quench state’s thirst

This week’s forecast two-shot of moisture may keep hillsides green, but won’t in itself reverse the region’s ongoing drought, water watchers say.  What’s more, the rain comes too late in the season to add much forage for More...

Corippo job description, salary package approved

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously during their Thursday, Feb. More...

Letters

Ethos may need change

Every week there is an article regarding Ethos. It seems to be getting out of hand, and causing a lot of issues.  One person expresses how they feel and it escalates, and causes the kids to get upset. More...

More on Denali mission

I am writing this letter to make a clarification to an article that appeared in the Local News section of the GAZETTE on Feb. 13. The article in question was entitled “To Denali for charity.”  More...

Not pleased with maps

I’m sure you have seen more than your share of unsolicited opinions, and this is another aimed at the MARIPOSA GAZETTE Web site.  Recently, on the GAZETTE Web site, I’ve noticed a new feature that includes a small map with the title More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Feb. 28   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 

Luis Arnold Cordero

Luis Arnold Cordero, aged  65, passed away on Feb. 16,  2014 from complications of a massive heart attack.  Cordero was born in Naguabo, Puerto Rico, and at the age of four he moved to the United States. More...

Marcia Coombs Beard

Marcia Coombs Beard was born on Feb. 3, 1939 to Charles Edward and Hope (Benton) Coombs in Seattle, Wash. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in San Francisco and attended Lone Mountain College before marrying her first husband John T. More...

Stephen Ward Wells, Jr.

Stephen Ward Wells, Jr. was born on July 14, 1935 and passed away on Jan. 28, 2014 in Mariposa.  Born in Tulsa, Okla. to Gertrude and Stephen Wells, he attended the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. More...

Inside Education

Leadership event targets high schoolers

You See Leaders, a leadership conference for high school students, is organized by the Associated Students of the University of California, Merced (ASUCM) Committee.  The group, along with Mariposa Youth Impact Project is hosting an event for Ma More...

Boosters Club gets donation

Mariposa County High School principal Celeste Azevedo, left, and Mariposa Academic Boosters Club board member Deb Wiebe, right, accept a $2,000 donation from Sierra Tel, represented by Laura Norman, More...

Donation helps FFA club

The Mariposa FFA and FFA Boosters received a donation from Troy Foster and Foster’s True Value and Hardware. The donation, a Husqvarna GT2XLS garden tractor, will be raffled off. More...

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