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Valley Fire burning off Hunters Valley Road  Free Access 

Evacuation orders lifted in area

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 9 p.m. - The Valley Fire, which is burning near the 7900 block of Hunters Valley Road, has engulfed 90 acres, with CAL FIRE reporting 80 percent containment. More...

Late absentee and provisional ballots may lift Long to victory

Smallcombe, Crafts win by wide margins

The county’s hard-fought District 3 board of supervisors race delivered a cliffhanger result on election day, with frontrunner Marshall Long falling just short of the 50 percent tally he needs to avoid a November runoff.  More...

MCUSD to receive windfall

The Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) will be on the receiving end of a grant from the State of California totaling as much as $600,000 for programs to help students stay in school and move toward college and employment in high-demand f More...

Tinder-dry conditions demand defensible space

DROUGHT WATCH

With continuing drought and hot weather crisping vegetation in Mariposa County, keeping a clear space around homes and outbuildings is becoming increasingly critical.  And those residents who do not keep a defensible space around their homes don More...

Local News

Fire safety treasures

Youngsters scrambled for the free coloring books and other items that were provided during last Saturday’s Mariposa County Fire Safe Council rally held at the Mariposa County Park. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 26: • A report of a stolen firearm was received from Valley View Road. • A domestic dispute occurred on Triangle Road. • A bear was on a porch on Triangle Road. More...

Double murder suspect, victim lived in county

A Mariposa man was killed by Merced County Sheriff’s Department deputies on the morning of Saturday, May 31 after he allegedly killed his wife and her sister at a home in Turlock the previous evening.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, June 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 

Donna Ann Hammond

Donna Ann Hammond, who had the maiden name Williams, was born on July 9, 1960. More...

Lillian May Varain Hulbert

Bootjack resident Lillian  May Varain Hulbert passed away at her home on May 27,  2014. She was 67 years old.  Mrs. More...

Thomas Cluff Pimentel

Thomas Cluff Pimentel tragically passed away in an automobile accident on Jan. 17, 2014, he was 63. Born in San Francisco on Oct. 3, 1950 to Frank and Geraldine Pimentel, Tom grew up in Los Angeles. More...

Inside Education

2014 Scholarships

Christen Waldron received this year’s Gerry Seymour Arebalo Memorial Scholarship. The award was presented by Elaine Seymour, Gerry’s mother. More...

ROP students conduct wildfire risk assessments

On May 16, students in the Grizzlies Fire Regional Occupational Program (ROP) conducted wildfire risk assessments, more formally known as LE-100 inspections.  Each residence in the area was inspected on their compliance with California Public R More...

Seven students receive scholarships

Mother Lode Job Training recently awarded seven scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the amount of $250 each. More...

'Hump Day' brings camel to Mariposa  Free Access 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 1 p.m. - Unbeknownst to administrators or teachers at Mariposa County High School, a group of students, led by senior Heidi Bassett, pulled what could arguably be the best "senior prank" of 2014 on Wednesday, June 11. More...

School district reveals Common Core texts  Free Access 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. - The Mariposa County Unified School District is giving a first glimpse into the Common Core textbooks and other educational materials that will be used in the coming school year. More...

Long to meet Casto in November runoff event  Free Access 

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 3 p.m. - Updated results released today indicate that District 3 board of supervisors candidates Marshall Long and Kris Casto will meet in a Nov. 4 runoff. More...

Realignment twists probation officers’ daily challenges

PART ONE OF TWO

When you imagine what a Mariposa County probation officer does in his or her day-to-day job, what comes to mind? Does it conjure images of endless drug tests administered to probationers and parolees under their supervision? More...

New contract in Yosemite may affect jobs

The biggest concession contract in the National Park Service (NPS), with annual gross revenue in the $130 million range, was this week being readied for its first competitive bid in 22 years.  The bid document, or “prospectus,” is du More...

Commentary

'D-Day' Is Also ‘'The' Day for Many Californians

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

On June 6, many across the globe will be remembering the sacrifices made by thousands of American, British and Canadian young men who hit the beaches at Normandy to free Europe from Nazi tyranny. More...

Letters

A case for hanging?

In 1988, author and political gadfly James Farrell published a harangue with the only-slightly-tongue-in-cheek title “The Case for Hanging Errant Public Officials.” Perhaps it’s time to dust off this little gem and send copies to o More...

Voters made right choice

Attention Mariposa voters. As reported in the May 15 issue of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE, the CSA No. 3 parcel tax was approved again on May 13 by more than 60 percent of the voters.  More...

Hunters Fire is food for thought

The Hunters Fire is a tragic reminder that wildfire season is now fully upon us in Mariposa County and throughout California.  More...

Milestones

Retirees being honored

Ed and Judi Wagner are retiring, and past students, friends and family are invited to a retirement/ going away party on Sunday, June 8 at 4:30 p.m. at the Mariposa Seventh-Day Adventist Church and School, 4994 11th St. in Mariposa. More...

Thank you

Mariposa’s Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, recently partnered with Lawson Construction to have a raffle for a playhouse. The raffle benefited CASA.  More...

Thank you

The board of directors of the Friends of the Library would like to thank all of the dozens of volunteers who worked diligently from May 1 through May 4 at the semi-annual book sale at the library.  During the four-day period, volunteers helped m More...

Sports

Butler will reach Grizzly Hall of Fame  Free Access 

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. - Walt Butler will be inducted in the Grizzly Hall of Fame on June 21 for his work during the past 50 years as a coach, scout, financial booster, videographer, game clock operator and driver for the Grizzlies. More...

The last inning: Vegely retires as head coach

Baseball legend Roger Hornsby may have stated it best when considering what a life away from playing and coaching baseball might be like.  “People ask me what I do in winter, when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. More...

Griz looking forward to 2014 gridiron season

If Grizzly head football coach Ryan Oliphant gets his way, the 2014 season will be one showcasing the speed, agility and defensive strength of his team, along with an offensive attack that will, hopefully, derail perennial rivals like Le Grand and Ri More...

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