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Wildfire smoke will likely affect area through weekend  Free Access 

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 - 9 a.m. - Smoke from area wildfires, including the El Portal Fire and the French Fire in Sierra National Forest, will likely impact the area through the weekend, forecasters say. More...

Could a bear rescue facility put Mariposa on the tourists’ map?

Building a bear-rescue facility in Mariposa might kill two birds with one stone, local proponents say.  Problem bears, including those from Yosemite National Park, might avoid destruction when they wear out their welcome. More...

Local News

Rotarians learn about wine in China

The July 24 meeting of Mariposa Rotary was a beehive of activity.  The meeting started with the induction of another new member, Don Costa, a purveyor of olive oil. Chery Davis was presented with her past president badge. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 21 •A report of threats was received from Bullion Street. • A call reporting suspicious circumstances was received from the Mariposa County Park. • A pony with a broken leg was reported on Marshall Road. More...

County Fire Response Report

July 21 to July 27   EMS - 11  Fire – 0 Structure 2 Vegetation  Public Assist - 1  Auto Collision – 4  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Aug. 1   Reformers Unanimous - a free addictions program held at 5005 Frank Wilson Road every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 966-5780 or 966-5542.  More...

Sports

Griz football practice schedules are released

Even though the first kickoff of the Grizzlies’ 2014 football is more than a month away—as the Summerville Bears travel to Mariposa—coach Ryan Oliphant and his team are in full-tilt mode getting ready.  More...

Football Bears are in need of players

There are still openings on the four Mariposa Bears youth football teams for the upcoming season.  Players can still sign up for the junior novice (6-7-8 year olds); novice (9-10 year olds); junior varsity (11-12 year olds); and varsity (13-14 y More...

Fencing class is changing time

The Fencing for Fun class being held by Merced College Community Services has been moved to Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. More...

Inside Education

Early release days for schools named

Mariposa County Unified School District schools will be releasing students one hour early on every school day that falls on a Monday during the 2014- 15 school year.  More...

Christian school holds early registration

Mariposa Seventh-day Adventist School is holding an early registration on Sunday, Aug. 3 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the school, 5110 Charles St. More...

College offers class at local high school

Merced College is offering a variety of credit and noncredit courses at Mariposa County High School to serve Mariposa and the surrounding communities.  The fall 2014 credit course offerings include introduction to theater (DRAM-01), American pop More...

Sheriff's office warns about phone scams  Free Access 

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 - 8:45 a.m. - Scammers have posed as Mariposa County Sheriff's Office personnel and as other official callers while asking residents for financial data, the county sheriff's office said this week. More...

Firefighters make gains, smoke dissipates  Free Access 

Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 - 2:15 p.m. - Firefighters have made progress against Yosemite's El Portal Fire, and against Sierra National Forest's French Fire, relieving oppressive smoke over the county. More...

Big Oak Flat Road reopens  Free Access 

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 9 a.m. - Big Oak Flat Road, which connects Yosemite Valley to Highway 120 and the San Francisco Bay Area, has reopened to all traffic, Park officials report. More...

Destructive blaze singes El Portal and Foresta

For a third time in a quarter century, a wildland fire has swept across Foresta at the western edge of Yosemite National Park.  “It’s been a heartbreaker,” said Anne Knutson, the owner of two structures lost in the fire. More...

Probation: Mentoring offered to those making life changes, those who don’t are kept on a short leash

In early June, the MARIPOSA GAZETTE was allowed to take a look into the dayto day work of officers from the Mariposa County Probation Department and learn how realignment changed the game for law enforcement and those under their supervision.  More...

Commentary

Jerry's Latest Boondoggle Threatens Property Owners

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

You’d think that with all the well deserved bad press heaped on the High Speed Rail debacle that Governor Brown would be a little more circumspect about mega-infrastructure projects which, presumably, he wishes to be the cornerstone of his lega More...

Letters

Mentors needed for families

Friends, I bet most of you have never heard of the Community Partner Program, which is funded by a grant from the Calaveras-Mariposa Community Action Agency.  Volunteers drawn from our community act as mentors helping families and individuals in More...

Supreme Court is right

My letter is in response to Jim Evans “seeks response” letter in the July 17 MARIPOSA GAZETTE complaining about the recent Supreme Court ruling concerning Hobby Lobby.  More...

Kudos to teacher

The GAZETTE’S account of eighth-grade teacher Danielle Grate’s balloon project highlighted a fine example of imaginative and dedicated teaching.  All participants should be highly commended for an inspirational and outstanding achiev More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Nolan B. Blair

Nolan B. Blair, a 20-year resident of Mariposa, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at home on July 25, 2014, due to complications of myelodysplastic syndrome. He was 79 years old. Nolan was born on Dec. More...

Kathleen R. Bagwell

Kathleen R. Bagwell, a Mariposa resident for more than 30 years, passed away on June 24, 2014. She was 77. More...

Florine Mae Johnston

Florine Mae Johnston died on July 24, 2014 in Fresno. She was 93 years old.  Florine moved to Mariposa in 1943 from Eagle Rock with her parents Claude and Elsie Johnston. More...

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