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MCRCD offers open house  Free Access 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) has invited all interested parties to attend its Spring Open House on Wednesday, May 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 5039 Fairgrounds Road. More...

Kaiwi Murdock is no longer missing  Free Access 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 10:15 a.m. - County resident Kaiwi Murdock, who has gone missing multiple times recently, has been located, a Mariposa County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said today. More...

Rapid warmup on tap for county  Free Access 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 9 a.m. - An upper-ridge pattern is forecast to boost temperatures past 90 degrees by this Thursday, forecasters say. The heat wave will be short-lived, however, with forecast highs falling to 80 degrees on Saturday. More...

Kelly is named Teacher of the Year  Free Access 

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. - The Mariposa County Unified School District recognized educator Katie Kelly on May 2 as the Mariposa County Teacher of the Year for 2014. More...

China Station owner arrested in pot sweeps

Arthur Tak Yan Lee, 52, owner and operator of China Station, a Chinese food restaurant located in Pioneer Village in Mariposa at the intersection of Highway 49 South and Highway 140, was arrested for an illegal marijuana grow operation on April 30 at More...

Tourism outlook is rosy for summer, less certain for long term

A number of indicators suggest that business will nudge up over the coming season—but the longer-term scenario for county tourism remained murky this week.  More...

Local News

Rotary hears Arts Council success story

According to Executive Director Cara Goger, Mariposa County Arts Council, the council has recovered from the devastating fire of almost two years ago that ended up landing the organization, quite happily, in the Treetop Gallery above Chocolate Soup.& More...

Workshop details county microclimates

Mariposa County Master Gardeners will have a free workshop on year-round gardening on Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the senior citizen hall, 10340 Greeley Hill Road in Greeley Hill.  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 28: • A burglary report was taken on Old Highway North. • Vandalism was reported from Chicharra Way. • A grant theft report was received from Dogtown Road. • A report of fraud was received from Woodland Market. More...

Milestones

Thank you

To the staff of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE, including R.D. More...

Thank you

The residents of the Ewing Wing at John C. More...

Sports

Girls, JV boys win Southern League track championship  Free Access 

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 9 a.m. - The varsity girls’ and junior varsity boys’ track and field teams continued their winning ways by taking the Central California Athletic Alliance Southern League championship. More...

Williams, Bullis lead Lady Griz in offensive averages  Free Access 

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 11 a.m. - Shea Williams, a senior at Mariposa County High School, averaged .514 on the plate over the course of 74 at-bats during the 2014 season. Fellow senior Claire Bullis led the team in steals at 13 out of 14 attempts. More...

Bret Harte downs Lady Griz in playoffs  Free Access 

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 7:15 p.m. - In what was arguably the most physical and intense game of the season for Mariposa's Lady Grizzly soccer team, the green and gold fell in a 1-0 overtime battle on Thursday, May 8 at home. More...

New CSA passes  Free Access 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 7:32 p.m. - The ballots on the new CSA initiative have been counted and the measure passed, 2066 to 1328. More...

Burn escapes in Midpines  Free Access 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 2:40 p.m. - Crews from CAL FIRE and the Mt. Bullion Conservation Camp worked to extinguish an escaped controlled burn on Lakeside Drive in Midpines on Tuesday, May 13. More...

Carter Ranch morphs into Yosemite Music Festival  Free Access 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 12 p.m. - The Carter Ranch Music Festival is finally making the move to the fairgrounds as the Yosemite Music Festival on July 11 and 12. More...

Yosemite workers plan Tuesday rally  Free Access 

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 4 p.m. - A union representing Yosemite hotel and visitor-services workers plans an afternoon rally on Tuesday, May 13 to ask officials to protect jobs as the Park concessionaire contract prepares to go out for bid. More...

McClintock looking to face Gerlach in November  Free Access 

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. - As a candidate for the 4th Congressional District seat currently held by Rep. Tom McClintock, Placer County resident Jeff Gerlach is a nameless and faceless hopeful to seek election. More...

Every Fifteen Minutes

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Blyth Jay prepares to assist an “injured” student involved in a fatal DUI accident dramatization at Mariposa County High School on Monday, Ma More...

Missing Sehmsdorf is found

Rescuers last Friday located 78-year-old Folker "Karl" Sehmsdorf after the county resident spent close to three days wandering a remote area about a mile from Highway 49 South.  With temperatures topping 80 degrees during the days Sehmsdorf was More...

Supervisor candidates share experience

ELECTION FORUM

Part IV   The June 3 primary election is less than a month away.  Voters in two of the county’s five districts will select new representation on the board of supervisors, with possible runoffs happening alongside the statewide general More...

Letters

Driver’s ed lesson offered

When I was a kid and learning to drive, we referred to people with less than adequate driving skills as having found their driver’s license in a box of Cracker Jacks.  It appears that Cracker Jacks sell well here. More...

Johnson is a hard worker

We are writing to urge everyone in District 3 to vote for Ronika Johnson for supervisor.  More...

Smallcombe is a good choice

Electing Rosemarie Smallcombe to District 1 supervisor will be good for our county.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, May 9   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 

Mary Ann Redding

Mary Ann Redding, a loving wife and mother, passed away on March 14, 2014 at the age of 51.  More...

Lawrence Lee Todd

Lawrence Lee Todd of Mariposa died peacefully on Saturday, May 3, 2014. He was 81. Larry was born to Marlin and Gladys Todd in Harlowton, Mont. on Oct. 24, 1932. He grew up in Rygate and Billings, Mont. More...

Jeffery Joe Reynolds

Jeffery Joe Reynolds, aged 51, died at John C. Fremont Hospital on Friday, April 25, 2014. The cause was cancer. Jeffery was born on July 23, 1962 in Mariposa. He grew up in Jerseydale with his parents and four brothers. More...

Inside Education

Grant helps students learn about science

Sierra Foothill Charter School’s transitional kindergarten/kindergarten teacher Kyla Brand recently received a Kids First grant for $297 to purchase life science materials for her class. More...

Students enjoyed Easter

Woodland Elementary School students enjoyed Easter egg hunts and parties before taking a spring break in April. Parents, eighth graders and others helped hide the eggs for the younger students. More...

Students learn about vernal pools

Sierra Foothill Charter School teacher Brian Hughes recently attended a seminar about the Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve in Merced, and his fifth and sixth grade students have been studyin More...

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