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2013 Rim Fire charges are filed  Free Access 

Friday, Aug. 7, 2014 - 1 p.m. - Federal prosecutors have charged a 32-year-old Tuolumne County man with igniting last year's huge Rim Fire, which charred more than 257,000 acres. More...

Knife-wielding man arrested at gun point

Following an altercation at Yosemite Gifts in downtown Mariposa last Friday afternoon, William Joseph Elias, 33, of North Fork, was arrested at gun point in a rear doorway of Coast Hardware, where he was found hiding.  According to the Mariposa More...

Air clears as blazes yield to firefighters

A smoky weekend that saw county officials advise sensitive residents to consider leaving the area resolved into clearer focus by the middle of this week as firefighters made progress against two blazes.  On Wednesday morning, moderate smoke had More...

Local News

Rodeo royalty vie for titles

On Saturday Aug. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 28 •A report of threats was received from Creekview Road. • A fraud report was taken on Clouds Rest Road. • A call reporting trespassing was received from Dawn Lake in Lushmeadows. More...

County Fire Response Report

July 28 to August 3   EMS - 14  Fire – 0 Structure, 2 Vegetation  Public Assist - 0  Auto Collision – 4  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Aug. 8   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...

Milestones

JT Lettman

Pvt. JT Lettmann, a 2013 graduate of Mariposa High School, graduated from United States Army boot camp on May 23 at Fort Benning, Ga., in the 198th Infantry. More...

Pratt-Bergstrom

Wedding Announcement

Beth Pratt of Midpines wed Michael Bergstrom of Billerica, Mass. on Saturday, Aug. 2 in Tuolumne Meadows. A reception followed in Lee Vining. Presiding at the ceremony was Pete Devine of El Portal. More...

Sports

Grizzlies get some Pure training

A total of 26 Grizzly football players came out to the Mariposa County Unified School District’s Spring Hill campus for the Pure Training Studio’s Sports Camp on Monday, July 28. More...

Mankins prepares to battle Redskins

Mariposa County High School alum and New England Patriot guard Logan Mankins (No. 70) runs through a workout with tackle Nate Solder (No. 77) at the team’s 2014 training camp in Foxboro, Mass. More...

Golf tourney sum will go to veterans

Mariposa American Legion Post 567 is hosting a charity golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 9 a.m. at River Creek Golf Course in Ahwahnee. More...

CAO Benson submits resignation  Free Access 

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:15 a.m. - Mariposa County Chief Administrative Officer Rick Benson this week submitted his resignation following close to eight years of service with the county. More...

Highway 140 delays to continue through Friday  Free Access 

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 - 12:30 p.m. - Road work will continue to add delays to vehicle trips passing the South Fork of the Merced River along Highway 140 through Friday, Aug. 15, a Caltrans spokesperson said this week. More...

Bizarre bat discovery sparks rabies routine

A dead bat in a car door turned into a big headache for a county resident last week.  Worried, the resident called the Mariposa County Health Department. They may have touched a bat, the local said. More...

Grizzly Band lands invite

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band has been invited to the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C. More...

Ogden found not guilty on battery charge

Last Wednesday in Mariposa County Superior Court, a jury found Gregory Ogden of Mariposa not guilty of a battery with serious injury charge.  The case, which took a year to reach trial, developed from a neighbor dispute between Ogden, a resident More...

Pot compliance checks strain law enforcement

Although determining compliance with Mariposa County’s new medicinal marijuana grow limitations has been made easier by the April 24, 2014 ordinance, it still strains the manpower resources of the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office.  More...

Commentary

More politicians should visit the real world

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

For a week he walked the streets of Fresno, a homeless man looking for work. At night he slept on park benches, during the day he tried to ward off hunger, sometimes with the bananas a grocer sold him at five for a dollar. More...

Letters

Supreme Court is right

I want to reply to Jim Evans’ letter.  Jim, I don’t usually write letters to the MARIPOSA GAZETTE, but since you asked a direct question, here goes.  More...

Stop EPA water grab

Environmental Protection Agency’s unconstitutional water grab attempt has resonated throughout the U.S., and there have been more than 205,000 comments on “Waters of the U.S.,” so more comments aren’t needed. More...

4-H student shows Blue

My name is Margaret Wall. I am 11 years old and this is my second year in 4-H swine.  I am showing a pig that is named Blue. Blue is a white pig with black spots. I named him Blue because his breed is a Bluebutt. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Victoria Kardell

With heartfelt sadness, Vicki’s family announces her passing on July 15, 2014 from complications of a rattlesnake bite the previous day. She was born Victoria Lehman on Jan. 16, 1940 in New London, Wisc. More...

Donald William Pitts

Born in Madison, S.D. More...

Jean Anne Grosjean Turner

Jean Anne Grosjean Turner passed away in Modesto on Aug. 4, daughter Tami Turner said this week.  Jean was born to parents Johnny and Florence Grosjean on March 4, 1929. More...

Inside Education

School district has reduced, free meal applications available

The Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) has announced its policy for providing free and reduced price meals for children as the beginning of the school year is fast-approaching.  More...

Bell schedules are released for schools

With the 2014-15 school year here, the Mariposa County Unified School District has released bell schedule information for each of its campuses.  Regular-day bell schedules are listed below, with collaboration days having the same start times, bu More...

Bears need 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 More...

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