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Highway 41 reopens in Junction Fire vicinity  Free Access 

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 - 4:05 p.m. - Highway 41 has reopened to through traffic in the Junction Fire zone north of Oakhurst, the Madera County Sheriff's Office has announced. More...

Water districts move to crack down on overuse

The Mariposa Public Utility District, which supplies water to about 1,800 people in the Mariposa town area, has approved a new set of restrictions that include fines and the possible cut-off of service for customers who fail to conserve water. More...

Hopefuls gear up for ballot showdown

The battle for supervisor of District 3 was whittled down from five candidates in the June primary down to two who will face off in the November election.  Those two, Marshall Long and Kris Casto, are readying themselves for campaigning during t More...

Rifle raffle helps fund Grizzly gridders

With school districts all over the state, particularly in rural areas like Mariposa County, struggling to fund their athletic programs, fundraising has become a key component in keeping sports programs alive.  By far the most expensive program t More...

Local News

Special quilt awaits fairgoers

A quilt done by the family of local resident Florence Appling will be on display at the Mariposa County Fair, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.   More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

August 4 • A vandalism report was taken on Main Street in Coulterville. • Grand theft was reported from Highway 140 In El Portal. • A call reporting petty theft was received from Lake McClure. More...

County Fire Response Report

August 4 – August 10  EMS - 11 Fire – 0 Structure, 1 Vegetation Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision – 4   Mariposa County Fire Department has positions available for firefighter, medical first responder, and va More...

Milestones

Fiester earns law degree

Katherine Fiester, a 2008 graduate of Mariposa County High School, was recently awarded the degree of Juris Doctor from UC Hastings College of the Law. More...

BIRTH Announcement

Michelle Paige and Drake Long of Mariposa are happy to announce the birth of their first child, Blake Emit Long. More...

Thank you

The Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation would like to extend its deepest appreciation to the following businesses and individuals who helped to make the 2014 Sausage and Suds event a continuing success.  Gold Sponsors: MARIPOSA GAZETT More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Owl homes promote rodent control by non-chemical means

A group of young people recently met at the county’s northwest end to craft owl residences to invite the hunting birds to provide chemical-free pestcontrol services throughout the county. More...

Health

PUBLIC HEALTH NOTES

Ebola has world’s attention

During our everyday routines it doesn’t usually cross our minds that something happening in another country on a separate continent on the other side of the world could affect us. More...

Junction Fire is 40 percent contained  Free Access 

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 - 11 a.m. - The Junction Fire, which has damaged or destroyed at least nine Oakhurst structures since it ignited on Monday, is now 40 percent contained. More...

Deer-related collision is safety reminder  Free Access 

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 - 9 a.m. - An 18-year-old county woman crashed into a Whitlock Road embankment on Tuesday after swerving to avoid a deer, the local CHP office has reported. More...

Benson submits resignation to county  Free Access 

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. - Mariposa County Chief Administrative Officer Rick Benson this week submitted his resignation to the county, he told the GAZETTE today. More...

CAL FIRE’s rapid aerial attack helps douse potential infernos

Those big DC-10s airplanes that drop retardant on wildfires are becoming a common sight in the air above Mariposa County.  The aircraft are part of CAL FIRE’s aggressive initial attack on flames, designed to stop wildland fires in their tr More...

Enduring ties led to rodeo role for George

As she presides over this year’s Mariposa County Fair Rodeo, event grand marshall Elnora George will experience a surge of pride along with a flood of memories.  It’s no mistake that the local fair has the word homecoming in its titl More...

Letters

Tax dollars misspent

In closed session on Tuesday, Aug. 5, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors made two incredible moves.  It accepted the resignation of Peter Rei as public works director effective Nov. More...

Heat and smoke are stressful

Just a reminder that we are all under stress with the heat and the smoke. We are all worried, and on edge. So please take a moment to realize that this affects all of us, and be kind, be patient and be understanding. More...

Reasons to attend the fair

Here are three reasons to attend the 2014 Mariposa County Fair and Homecoming.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Aug. 15   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...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Frank Bancroft Walker

Frank Bancroft Walker, 90, died peacefully at home in Mariposa on Aug. 7, 2014. Services will be held at New Life Christian Fellowship church in Bootjack on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. with Pastor Eric Von Raeder officiating. More...

Jo-Anne Macready Calhoun

Jo-Anne Macready Calhoun was born on May 8, 1924 in Dayton, Ohio, which is also known as the birthplace of aviation.  More...

Jean Anne Grosjean Turner

Jean Anne Grosjean Turner was born to John and Florence Grosjean on March 4, 1929. She passed away on Aug. 4, 2014. She grew up in Mariposa and attended Mariposa County High School. More...

Sports

Youth triathlon is set for Bass Lake

Bass Lake will soon be the site of a multi-sport event for youth.  The lake is already the site for the Annual Bass Lake Classic Triathlon, and the youth event, the second annual My Tri Mountain Area Youth Triathlon, will take place on Saturday, More...

Charter school offers home-school option

Sierra Foothill Charter School offers home schooling for students in transitional kindergarten through eighth grade.  The school is primarily an in-seat program, up to 20 percent of its students can participate in long-term home schooling.  More...

Softball standings

Below are the mid-season standings in the Mariposa County Parks and Recreation Department’s adult co-ed slow-pitch softball league.   More...

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