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Highway 49 North delays are expected this June 24-26  Free Access 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 9:15 a.m. - The local California Highway Patrol office has announced that road work between Mariposa and Bear Valley may lead to traffic delays from Tuesday, June 24 through Thursday, June 26. More...

Superintendent search policy under consideration  Free Access 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 4:10 p.m. - The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees could vote on Thursday, June 19 to establish a new policy on the search and hiring process related to future superintendent candidates. More...

Small fire puts big smoke in sky  Free Access 

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. - Although it appeared much larger than the two acres it devoured, a fire near the intersection of Smither Road and Westfall Road, in the Lushmeadows area, destroyed one mobile home. More...

49er bar to offer crafts, root beer

It’s been years since Randy Freitas, the former owner of downtown’s 49er bar, served cold beer in the Western-themed tavern. Stories of Freitas’ eccentricities are rife. More...

Ponderosa Basin water system up for revamp

In a May 27 statement released to Mariposa County District 5 Supervisor John Carrier, the board of directors of the Ponderosa Basin Mutual Water Company (PBMWC) has revealed a list of capital improvement projects that the organization states must be More...

Local News

Gardens eradicated

In their ongoing effort to eradicate and destroy illegal marijuana gardens, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputies recently took down another pair of pot grows. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

June 2 • A call reporting an out-of-control juvenile on Silva Road resulted in an arrest. • Illegal dumping was reported from Allred Road. • A call reporting trespassing was received from Dexter Road. More...

Balloon launch fires students’ creativity

Engineer and entrepreneur John Tavis stood with a group of parents as Woodland Elementary School students sent a weather balloon barrelling towards the stratosphere last week.  Funded with a $2,000 Tavis Corporation grant, the unique science pro More...

Milestones

Resolution of Respect

Whereas: It has pleased the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, to remove from our midst, our beloved Brother Joe Rollston, Therefore be it.  Resolved: That in the death of Brother Joe Rollston, our Order has lost a true and faithful member, the comm More...

First Baptist holds vacation Bible school

First Baptist Church of Mariposa is holding a vacation Bible school this July 7-11 at 5005 Frank Wilson Road.  Included in the event will be Bible stories, crafts, games, puppets, skits, snacks and prizes.  More...

James K. Reichhold graduates

Graduation

Ms. Brenda Hood-Reichhold of Mariposa and Mr. Karl Reichhold of Fairfield have announced the graduation of their son, James K. Reichhold from the United States Military Academy. More...

Sports

Trio of Griz help out with win at All-Stars  Free Access 

Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 3:30 p.m. More...

Reavis picked for outstanding baseball talent  Free Access 

Will be inducted into Hall of Fame

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 2:45 p.m. - Along with Walt Butler and the 1972 football team, Grizzly baseball phenom Jeff Reavis will find his way into the Hall of Fame for his pitching contributions during the 1977-1979 seasons. More...

The Lermas: Double trouble for Griz foes  Free Access 

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 2:30 p.m. More...

Sierra Charter wait list will be longer in 2014-15  Free Access 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 1:10 p.m. - Sierra Foothill Charter School in Cathey’s Valley, which opened its doors in the 2012-13 school year and had a total enrollment of 118 students this year, will see its waiting list grow. More...

Deputies pull pair of gardens  Free Access 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 12:45 p.m. - Mariposa County Sheriff's Office deputies this week eradicated one medium-sized and one smaller-sized marijuana-grow operation. More...

Answers sought from water company over expenses  Free Access 

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. - A group of shareholders in the Ponderosa Basin Mutual Water Company is raising questions about the financial operation of the organization after one shareholder fought to receive company files. More...

Haigh Fire is now fully contained  Free Access 

Monday, June 15, 2014 - 7:30 a.m. - The Haigh Fire, which burned 130 acres near Coulterville at Highway 49 and Haigh Road, is now fully contained according to CAL FIRE. More...

Three votes send Long and Casto into District 3 runoff

District 3 candidate Marshall Long found himself three votes shy of avoiding a November runoff when all was said and done last week. The county’s “unofficial final election results,” published on June 6, gave Long 596 votes in front of secondpla More...

Mariposa loses a dynamic, generous community leader

Dieter Dubberke, a German immigrant who honed his management skills in Southern California before transforming Mariposa’s retail landscape, died on June 4 after a long battle with cancer. More...

Common Core curriculum hits local district

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...

Commentary

It could have been a lot worse

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

Last Tuesday’s election results are still being pondered, analyzed and examined by the pundits trying to make sense of it all. More...

Letters

Chides coverage

Current results of the district supervisors’ election as reported by the editor of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE was a true revelation of “yellow journalism.”  Why was my family and myself singled out, in front page news, when no other More...

Don’t make more gun laws

Again we see gun-grabbing politicians, now using the case of Elliott Rodgers, ignoring the root of the problem while using every crime where a gun is used as a means of disarming the American people.  Their response is to ram a new gun ban throu More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, June 13   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 

Dieter Dubberke

Dieter Dubberke was born in Germany in 1938, where he survived the horrors of World War II. As a child, he endured many of the devastations that a war brings. As a young teen, he was then sent to America and adopted by his maternal uncle.  More...

Reml memorial service location changes

A change in venue has been announced for Olga Reml’s memorial service. Her celebration of life will now be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Mariposa Lutheran Church on Sunday, June 29. The address is 4469 Highway 49 South. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Collier earns presidential award

In her job as a counselor at Mariposa County High School, Dr. Lori Ritter interacts with a lot of teens.  But one of those students really stands out in Ritter’s mind. More...

Inside Education

2014 Scholarships

Guy Yager (left) and Savanna Deger (right) received this year’s Kevin Robinson Memorial Scholarship. More...

Sober Grad Night still needs donations

The Mariposa Grizzly Boosters are preparing for Sober Grad night for Mariposa County High School graduates.  Grad Night is an alcohol and drug-free party for the graduates.  The party will be held immediately after the MCHS graduation cerem More...

Backcountry trips for students are set

NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, has opened registration for the Summer Field Research Course at its Yosemite campus.  This two-week immersive backcountry expedition will give pa More...

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