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33 homes destroyed by fire at Bass Lake  Free Access 

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 - 8:30 a.m. - CAL FIRE officials report that 33 homes have been claimed by the Courtney Fire in the Bass Lake area. Close to 600 residents remain affected by evacuation advisories. More...

Health department issues boil order for Coulterville  Free Access 

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 - 9:50 a.m. - Around 7 p.m. last night, residents living in the Coulterville Water District reported to the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office that they had no water. More...

County fires see containment rise  Free Access 

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 - 4:45 p.m. - Full containment of the Bridge Fire is expected in Ponderosa Basin by 8 a.m. on Friday. The Meadow Fire in Yosemite National Park is now 23 percent contained, Park officials said today. More...

Heroic ground attack, bombers save Basin

An aggressive attack by CAL FIRE personnel on a Ponderosa Basin fire stopped what could have been a total disaster on Friday.  The Bridge Fire, which started around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, was about 85 percent contained on Tuesday.  More...

Teachers, district reach agreement on contract

District officials have reached a tentative agreement with Mariposa County Unified School District teachers that will bring instructors their first salary increase since 2008.  More...

Observance will recall 9-11 attacks

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department will join to observe the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks in New York and Virginia this evening.  The solemn event begins at 6:30 p.m. More...

Local News

Local clubs celebrate National 4-H Week

Local 4-H clubs will celebrate National 4-H Week from Sunday, Oct. 5 through Saturday, Oct. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Sept. 1 • A domestic dispute on Highway 140 resulted in an arrest. • Illegal shooting was reported from Highway 49. • An assault and battery report was taken at the fairgrounds. More...

Fishermen and boaters find drought has left Lake McClure as a puddle

Mariposa County fishermen and boaters who like to use Lake McClure as a weekend getaway aren’t finding a lot of water, and a place to launch a boat is getting harder to find.  With the lake at extremely low levels because of California&rsq More...

Milestones

Thank you

To Mariposa County fairgoers.  I want to thank everyone who voted for my oil painting of my grandson. More...

Thank you

The Mariposa Lions Club would like to extend its sincere thanks to the Mariposa County Department of Public Works, the California Highway Patrol, Caltrans, Mariposa County High School’s Grizzly basketball, football and volleyball volunteers, Ma More...

Thank you

The board of directors of the Mariposa County Pioneer Wagon Train wish to offer a big thank you to the following businesses, family members and friends, who either provided entertainment, sponsored an advertisement in our cowboy poetry booklet or don More...

Cookin' in the Country

A WELL STOCKED PANTRY

The key to mealtime success

When it comes to mealtime, a well-stocked pantry can be the difference between culinary success and a dinner dud. More...

Sports

Mariposa flys past Minarets, 38-6

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 7:45 a.m. - Mariposa's Grizzlies evened their season record last night in Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium when they posted a non-league win over Minarets, 38-6. More...

‘Air Mariposa’ falls short, 47-41

Mariposa football fans sat in awe last Friday night as the Grizzlies took to the air — successfully.  It wasn’t the pounding ground game that Mariposa has employed for decades.  More...

JVs drop opener to Summerville

Mariposa’s junior varsity football squad dropped its season-opener to Summerville ‘s Bears last Friday night, 27-13.  Sophomore Josh Land scored both of Mariposa’s touchdowns, the first coming on the first play of the game foll More...

CHP offers child-seat safety checks today  Free Access 

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:20 a.m. - Working with Mariposa Safe Families, local CHP officers today are offering motorists tips on the correct use of child-safety seats in the old Frost Shop lot between 9th and 10th Streets. More...

Will county merge county fire with sheriff's office?  Free Access 

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 - 8:30 a.m. - The board of supervisors on Tuesday moved to merge the county fire department with the county sheriff's office. Not all firefighters are thrilled with the plan. More...

Bass Lake fire claims 21 structures  Free Access 

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 - 8:35 a.m. - Yet another fire has hit the region, with the Courtney Fire claiming 21 structures in the Bass Lake vicinity as of this morning, an official CAL FIRE report said. More...

Community holds Sept. 11 event  Free Access 

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 - 9 a.m. - More than 100 people gathered at the Mariposa Art Park on Thursday to recall the victims of the 2001 Sept. 11 attacks. More...

County to hold Sept. 11 observance  Free Access 

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 - 9:45 a.m. - County firefighters and Sheriff's Office personnel will observe the 13th anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks with a 6:30 p.m. ceremony at the Mariposa Art Park this evening. More...

College is job lifeline for local Grizzly grads

As reported last week in the GAZETTE, Mariposa County has the dubious honor of having the lowest weekly wages in California.  But there are people who are working to help local students break out of the low-wage cycle by showing them what colleg More...

Home values climb for second year in row

The average selling price for county homes has risen to more than $270,000 this year after the countywide average plunged more than $185,000 following the 2008 recession.  More...

Commentary

Prop 13 survives legislative session

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

Two years ago, when 2013-14 legislative session began, things looked very dark for California homeowners. Democrats, many hostile to Proposition 13, achieved a super-majority in both the Assembly and Senate. More...

Letters

PR or historical fact?

In response to two recent letters about the proposed Mt. Jessie Benton Fremont, note that Craig MacDonald wrote and selfpublished a 30-page art book on Jessie saving Yosemite and he makes paid speeches on the subject.  Mr. More...

Why she supports Casto

Kris Casto’s campaign slogan of “Vote for Experience” is right on. More...

Inspired and qualified

I want to go on record as endorsing Kris Casto as the next supervisor for District 3.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Sept. 12   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 

Carol Edna O’Leary Harner

Carol O’Leary Harner of Mariposa, the diminutive woman who for 40 years lived on the Harner Ranch, or “Carol’s Country Club” on Allred Road, passed away on Aug. More...

Brooks Willen Berrien

Brooks Willen Berrien, a longtime resident of Mariposa, passed away peacefully on Aug. 29, 2014.  Brooks owned and operated many businesses in Mariposa through the years. He was a proud U.S. More...

Kenneth Duane Kish

Kenneth Duane Kish passed away on Aug. 7, 2014 in Redding, Calif. He was 73.  Born in Colfax (Placer County), Kish spent his younger days wandering the Sierra foothills with his dog and .22 rifle. More...

Inside Education

First day of school

Sierra Foothill Charter School started the new school year on Wednesday, Sept. 3 with a full house. Here, Mrs. Baumann’s first and second graders show they are ready to learn. More...

Business Briefs

Mona Jean’s Art Studio and Gallery held a grand opening reception on Aug. More...

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