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Christmas Parade illuminates downtown

Clear, cool conditions brought out a crowd for last Saturday’s Merry Mountain Christmas Parade, organized by the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce. More...

Winter storm may bring snow to high country

Last week’s rains brought welcome relief to the dry hills in Mariposa County, but the snow that is so desperately needed in the mountains just hasn’t shown up yet.  That may change this week. More...

Public health officer Mosher looks back on time in county

Dr. Charles Mosher has seen quite a bit of the world.  The public health officer for Mariposa County grew up in upstate New York. More...

Local News

Kim Lawson joins Sierra Visitors Bureau

The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau recently added two employees to its team.  Kim Lawson of Mariposa is the new director of public relations and media.  Raised in Mariposa, Lawson left the Sierra foothills to pursue a Bachelor’s of S More...

Holiday shopping options abound in town, many say

Doing your Christmas shopping in town is a win-win for shoppers, local business owners say.  It sounds like a marketing message, and it is. More...

Law enforcement volunteers honored

At the 14th annual Law Enforcement Volunteers of California (LEVOC) conference held in October of this year, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office SCOPE volunteers were named Volunteer Team of the Year.  The Mariposa County SCOPE members vo More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Dec. 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...

Milestones

Wedding Announcement

Amy Lynn Gunderson, 28, and Anthony Quintin Bernal II, 34, were married on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in San Diego with Father Peter Escalante officiating. The couple recently visited St. More...

Thank you

Sierra Foothill Charter School would like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s Fall Festival, held Sunday, Oct. 26 at Cathey’s Valley Park, such a wonderful success.  More...

Thank you

The Mariposa American Youth Soccer Organization extends the greatest of appreciation to the following companies who so kindly became AYSO sponsors for the 2014 season: Foster Ace Hardware, Hunter Upholstery, Ranch Fence, Delaware North Companies, Yos More...

Inside Education

Enjoying Thanksgiving

Woodland Elementary School students celebrated Thanksgiving before they went on a holiday break. More...

Sierra Foothill Charter School artwork online

Sierra Foothill Charter School artists are teaming up with Artsonia, an online children’s art museum, to display the students’ artwork.  The school’s gallery can be viewed online at www.artsonia.com/scho ols/SierraFoothills1.&n More...

Hard work brings reward at MES

Students at Mariposa Elementary School were recently recognized for their hard work during November. More...

Sierra Meadows Golf Course to remain open  Free Access 

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 - 3:20 p.m. More...

Storm eludes record books  Free Access 

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:15 a.m. - A much-hyped storm has delivered significant rain and snow, but few reports of flooding or damage. This morning's town total was 1.63 inches. More...

Local man flies north to retrieve Christmas trees

With the county facing a shortage of Christmas trees last week, Creekside Nursery’s Tom Ritter decided it was time to seize the day.  With trucks and drivers in short supply, Ritter and wife Lori hopped a flight to Oregon, where the couple More...

NAPA keeps Mariposa presence

NAPA Auto Parts recently scrambled to find a new home following owner-manager Tim Bridges’ decision to sell the family’s business to the O’Reilly Auto Parts brand.  No one expected NAPA’s corporate office to make an extra More...

County to honor Bibby, Stetson

Outgoing Supervisors Janet Bibby and Lee Stetson will be honored with a public reception starting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Dec. 1 • Vandalism to a gate was reported from Morningstar Lane. • A petty theft report was taken on Creekview Road. • A burglary report was taken on Jalapa Way in Lake Don Pedro. More...

County Fire Response Report

Dec. 1 to Dec. 7

EMS -- 9 Fire – 4 Public Assist -- 1 Auto Collision – 1   As you start to decorate your home for the holiday season, make sure to make safety a top priority. More...

Commentary

The Prop. 30 tax hike should retire on schedule

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

No matter how high taxes are increased, it’s never enough for public officials and bureaucrats who live off taxpayer funded paychecks. More...

Letters

What Catnip really does

Ruth Catalan is wrong. More...

In defense of public schools

I want to respond to Larry Sand’s opinion column titled “Parents Need a Private School Option When Public Schools Fail,” which ran in the MARIPOSA GAZETTE on Nov. 4.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Nancy Jean Moore

Nancy Jean Moore, 86, of Oakhurst, passed away on Nov. 30, 2014 in Coarsegold.  Nancy was born in Los Angeles to Richard and Elizabeth Carlyon on July 28, 1928. More...

Sports

Roosevelt nips Mariposa, 73-70  Free Access 

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 - 7 a.m. - Roosevelt narrowly defeated Mariposa's Grizzlies last night in the Atwater-Buhach Colony basketball tournament, 73-70. More...

Griz stun Buhach Colony to open tourney  Free Access 

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 - 8:55 a.m. - Mariposa's Grizzlies stunned Buhach Colony, 67-45, last night in the opening round of the Atwater-Buhach Colony basketball tournament. More...

Grizzly gridders named All-SAL

Several members of this year’s Mariposa County High School varsity football team received All-Southern Athletic League honors at recent voting by the league’s coaches.  Senior running back Kama’re Bailey, who ran through opposi More...

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