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Officers, tips support Special Olympics  Free Access 

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 9 a.m. - Mariposa County Deputy Probation Officer Matt DiPirro and members of the Mariposa County Probation Department and Mariposa County Sheriff's Office gave a whole new meaning to “protect and serve” on Thursday, June 26. More...

Beer and sausage headline fundraiser

Kion Kashefi, president of the non-profit group behind Saturday’s Mariposa Summer Fest fundraiser, often asks folks to pay better attention to the group’s name.  “We want to emphasize that we are not just friends of (each Labor More...

Domestic violence suspect surrenders after fleeing incident

It’s fairly common knowledge that the most significant threat to law enforcement officers occurs when responding to domestic violence issues.  Last Thursday evening, a Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputy almost found out first ha More...

MCUSD plans to float bond mesasure

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees have unanimously approved placing an item on the Nov. More...

Park plans 150th event

Rep. Tom McClintock is expected to join Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher for a Monday ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Yosemite Grant. The event starts at 10 a.m. More...

Local News

Soroptimist donates to scholarship program

Mariposa County Parks and Recreation’s Day Camp Scholarship Program recently received a $500 donation from Soroptimist International of Mariposa.  The scholarship program will provide qualifying children the opportunity to attend the full More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

June 16 • Loose goats were on Usona Road. • A mountain lion versus a vehicle report was taken on Greeley Hill Road. • Grand theft was reported from Highway 140 in El Portal. More...

County Fire Response Report

June 16 to June 22  EMS - 10  Fire – 2 Structure 2 Vegetation  Public Assist - 1  Auto Collision – 2  PLEASE USE CAUTION! More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, June 27   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 

Susan Eleanor Hedlund

Susan Eleanor Hedlund was born to Alf Hedlund and Gertrude Snow on June 10, 1943. Susan passed away peacefully at her home in El Portal on June 18, 2014 at the age of 71, of natural causes.  More...

Dennis Dierksen

Dennis Dierksen passed away on June 11, 2014 after a 9-month battle with acute leukemia.  Never did Dennis say “why me.” His usual flair kept us all positive and hopeful, his doctors guessing and his nurses busy.  More...

Marilena Casner

Marilena Casner passed away on June 22, 2014. She was born in Washington, Iowa, on March 27, 1912 to Bruce and Margaret Robinson.  Marilena attended Catholic schools her entire life and married her first and only love, Elza Casner, on Nov. More...

Sports

Rauch, Williams help North to victory  Free Access 

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 8:40 a.m. - former Griz football stars Phillip Rauch (No. 24) and Jarrett Williams (No. 90) played for the win in front of a packed Veteran’s Stadium in Merced on June 27. (Phillip Rauch COllection | CONTRIBUTED) More...

Grizzlies are inducted

Members of the 1972-73 Mariposa County High School Grizzly football team were present at the Grizzly Hall of Fame induction ceremony on June 21 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Rauch and Williams will play in Rotary All-Star gridiron tilt

The 20th annual North/South Rotary All- Star Football game will be played at Veterans Stadium in Merced on Friday, June 27 and will feature a pair of Mariposa County High School players, Phillip Rauch and Jarrett Williams, playing for the North team. More...

County pools to keep gates open on Fourth  Free Access 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 4:15 p.m. - Mariposa County swimming pools at Mariposa, Coulterville and El Portal will be open on this Friday's Independence Day holiday, county Parks and Recreation Manager Shannon Hansen said this week. More...

Small blaze blackens acre off Indian Peak Road  Free Access 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 11 a.m. - A vegetation fire scorched an acre-sized parcel near Bower Ranch at the intersection of Indian Peak Road and Oak Grove Road on Tuesday, July 1. More...

Malveaux nabbed in district technology case  Free Access 

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 9:10 a.m. - A Mariposa man has been charged with receiving stolen property after deputies discovered electronic equipment belonging to the Mariposa Unified School District in his vehicle. More...

Business properties tagged

Last Saturday morning, downtown Mariposa business owners and managers arrived at their workplaces to find that overnight their property had been “tagged” with spray paint and messages tha More...

Smallcombe and Long were close in fundraising

A review of campaign-finance documents by the MARIPOSA GAZETTE shows that District 3 candidate Marshall Long led all other board of supervisors candidates in money raised for the June 3 election.  Long’s fundraising efforts brought in $6,7 More...

Annual fireworks show extinguished

The annual Independence Day fireworks show, a favorite at the fairgrounds for close to 22 years, will not happen next Friday.  With the county’s landscape tinder-dry, many local people have responded with relief to the cancellation.  More...

Commentary

Why Californians don’t trust state government

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

Californians don't trust state government. A recent survey by the Public Policy Institute of California reveals that only 6 percent of voters believe that government does not waste much money. More...

Letters

Long quotes Socrates

To Ruth Sellers (“Chides coverage,” Letters, June 12):  Socrates said, “When the debate is lost, scandal becomes the tool of the loser.”  Frank Long   More...

Flag part of Dubberke’s legacy

The MARIPOSA GAZETTE recently published an excellent article on Mr. More...

Respect the consumer

The morality aspect of the proposed increase of the transient occupancy tax and Tourism Business Improvement District is, unfortunately, not a consideration by some in attracting tourist business.  There will be a time when disregard for other p More...

Milestones

Thoughts for seeking peace of mind and heart

Anxiety can be a real struggle for me. One thing I’ve learned is that I can’t get rid of it on my own. But I can beat it with prayer and thanksgiving. More...

Thank you

Mariposa County High School would like to express a sincere thank you to all of the businesses, organizations and agencies whose participation, assistance and financial support contributed to the success of the “Every 15 Minutes” program More...

Thank you

The family of Dieter Dubberke wishes to extend its deepest gratitude and appreciation for the outpouring of cards, words of encouragement and floral expressions given to the family of Dieter.  More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Reforestation is students’ mission

Jessica Milazzo, who attends Sierra Foothill Charter School in Cathey’s Valley, has a doozy of a homework assignment this summer.  With mom Barbara Milazzo, the school’s servicelearning coordinator, Jessica is tasked with keeping clo More...

Inside Education

Retiring school employees honored

A number of retiring Mariposa County Unified School District teachers and staff were recognized for their service during the June 19 meeting of the board of trustees. More...

JJC gives scholarships

Three Mariposa County High School seniors were selected to receive scholarships from the Juvenile Justice Commission. More...

Columbro is ASB representative

Incoming Mariposa County High School Associated Student Body President Kelli Columbro, a senior. More...

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