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Long-term rain outlook offers optimism  Free Access 

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 - 3:15 p.m. - A long-lead forecast for the period ending in mid-April sees an above-normal chance of rain for Central California, a forecast released yesterday said. More...

Yosemite West lodge owner settles with county  Free Access 

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 - 2:30 p.m. - Yosemite West lodging owners Richard and Marcia Long today accepted a six-figure settlement from Mariposa County, spokesman Barry Turner said this afternoon. More...

Army spokesman confirms explosions  Free Access 

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 - 8:45 a.m. - A U.S. Army spokesman at the Hawthorne Army Depot in western Nevada today confirmed that a series of loud explosions took place on Wednesday. More...

Parolee assaults deputies while being arrested for domestic violence

Two Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputies sustained injuries during a domestic violence arrest on Feb. 1 in the trailer park that sits on the hill above the former 49er Market, just off of Highway 49 North. More...

Grizzly Stadium refunds available

MCHS is moving home football games back to the fairgrounds

Around three weeks ago, the chairman of the now motionless Grizzly Stadium Committee, contacted the primary members of that informal group, consisting mainly of members of the Mariposa County Contractors Association.   More...

Local News

Treasure hunting

Mary Fillebrown (left), an organizer of last weekend’s St. More...

Price of gas rockets up, stunning drivers

Motorists were stunned last week when the price of gas shot up .20¢ in town on Feb. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 2 • Petty theft reports were received from Rainbow Fall, Old Highway North, East Westfall Road, and Highway 49 North. • A vandalism report was taken on Tip Top Road. • A bull was in a yard on Mt. Bullion Cutoff Road.  More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, Feb. 13   Alcoholics Anonymous - noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Vivian Elaine Ashworth

Vivian Elaine Ashworth was born on Sept. 28, 1932 in Lancaster, Mo. to Guy and Anna Mae Graves. She passed away on Jan. 29, 2015. The family moved around for a time, and then settled in Merced. She married Robert Ashworth in Mariposa on Sept. More...

Marcella Jean McGuire

Marcella Jean McGuire passed away on Feb. 2, 2015.  She was 87 years old.  Marcella was born on May 3, 1927 and was raised in Peoria, Ill., where she met her husband Robert “Mickey” McGuire at the end of World War II. More...

Jon Wurzbach

Jon Wurzbach passed away on Feb. 3, 2015. He was 65. Jon was born on Sept. 29, 1949 and grew up in Watsonville. He graduated from Watsonville High School in 1967. Jon was an expert auto-mechanic. More...

Inside Education

Dozens of dogs romp on stage

Mariposa High School students put on the play .101 Dalmations'

The Mariposa County High School Fiester Auditorium will be the site of the play “101 Dalmations” next month.  The play is based on the classic animated Disney film, and features Cruella De Vil, one of Disney’s most outrageous v More...

High school is looking for cheerleaders

Varsity and junior varsity squads need members

Mariposa County High School is holding both junior varsity and varsity cheerleader squad tryouts on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Students visit Yosemite

Students of Mariposa Adventist Christian School took a trip to Yosemite Valley on Tuesday, Feb. More...

Slide update is at 2 p.m. on Tuesday  Free Access 

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 - 12 noon - Project Manager Grace Magsayo of Caltrans is scheduled to update the community on the soon-to-start Ferguson Project. Local people are invited to attend the session. More...

Stobbe will head Public Works  Free Access 

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 - 8:45 a.m. - Coast Guard veteran Tony Stobbe, recently of Kodiak, Alaska, has been selected to serve as the county's next Director of Public Works. More...

Small quake is felt in county  Free Access 

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 - 1:30 p.m. - A 2.5-magnitude earthquake was felt in Mariposa County on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 7:58 p.m. More...

Blaze destroys mobile home  Free Access 

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 - 2:55 p.m. - Just after 2 p.m. today, emergency personnel responded to a residential structure fire on Colorado Road. More...

A dollar closer to D.C.

Grizzly Band Boosters Jennifer Rider (left) and Guido Hernandez, 5, accept a donation from a passerby during a fundraising performance by the award-winning high school band last week. More...

County, school district, unveil measles vaccine blitz for students

Effort will visit MCUSD schools next week to administer shots

Buzz over the state’s measles outbreak has reached the county, with Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Ryder and schools Superintendent Robin Hopper organizing a vaccine drive that will stop by most county schools next week. More...

Forecast rainfall falls way short of predictions

Weekend thunder may have spooked area dogs, however

Last weekend’s tandem storms, forecast to pour close to four inches of rain over the county, instead dribbled a little over two inches on Mariposa.  Toward Yosemite National Park, however, a downpour late Sunday sent debris from the Dog R More...

Commentary

Our View

Rising snow levels put public access question on the table

Organizers last week cancelled Yosemite’s Nordic Holiday Ski Races for a second year in a row.  With reliable snowfall in doubt at the Park’s 7,200-ft. Badger Pass, might it be time to open new ski terrain in Yosemite?  More...

Letters

Firewood laws explained

I am writing in response to the letter to the editor entitled “Firewood Law explained,” in the Feb. 5 issue of the GAZETTE.  More...

Pay comparisons not fair

Regarding the article on county versus civilian pay gap “County, civilian workers pay scale gap is widespread,” Jan. 22). I found the article to be very poorly researched and belittles the contribution of the civil service.  More...

Law enforcement underpaid

By way of this letter I’m asking the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors to open its eyes and recognize that the heads of our Mariposa County law enforcement are grossly underpaid.  I ask that the county taxpayers also voice their concern More...

Milestones

Thank you

Thank you, Mariposa County Parks and Recreation.  I was traveling over Christmas, and so was eager to play tennis with my friends when I returned. More...

Thank you

Soroptimist International of Mariposa would like to thank the community of Mariposa for making the Elegant Dress Closet Tea and Fashion Show such a fantastic success.  A special thank you to the wonderful students who were our models and escorts More...

Thank you

Summit Christian School would like to extend its deepest thanks to the leadership team and community of believers at New Life Christian Fellowship for supporting our ministry these past three years. More...

Sports

Grizzlies host Titans in first round of playoffs  Free Access 

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 - 9:28 a.m. - Mariposa's Southern Athletic League champion Grizzlies will host Hughes Academy of Stockton next Wednesday in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs. More...

Grizzly gals hit the road for playoffs  Free Access 

Thursday, Feb. 19, 10:57 a.m. - Mariposa's Lady Grizzly basketball team will travel to Tracy next Tuesday, Feb. 24, to face the Millennium Falcons in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs. More...

Grizzlies complete undefeated SAL season  Free Access 

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2015 - 8:39 a.m. - With last night's victory over Delhi, 52-47, Mariposa Grizzlies completed a perfect Southern Athletic League campaign with a 12-0 record. More...

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