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County’s pines are being ravaged by bark beetles

Critical window for homeowner clearing of dead trees may end in a month

Sandwiched between Mariposa Creek and the county park above town, homeowner Gordon Dulcich was feeling the heat in advance of this year’s fire season last week. More...

Hodson named CAO

Mary Hodson, a numbers whiz who has worked with four county chief administrators, was named County Administrative Officer, or CAO, on Tuesday.  Hodson’s selection fills the top spot with an experienced administrator who will provide contin More...

Hornitos readies for 66th annual enchilada fiesta

Although the tiny town of Hornitos has less than 100 residents, on Saturday, March 7, there will be hundreds of people there.  The annual Hornitos enchilada dinner will be served in a village that is almost a ghost town most of the year.  More...

Local News

New beds are donated to John C. Fremont Hospital

Acute nursing facility gets lift from family's gift

On Wednesday, Feb. 25, Leone Sutherland and her son, Glenn Sutherland, visited John C. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 23 • An out-of-control juvenile was on East Whitlock Road. • A neighbor dispute occurred on Vista Grande Way. • A child custody issue occurred on Mueller Court. More...

County Fire Response Report

Feb. 23 to Mar. 1  EMS -- 8 Fire – 1 Public Assist -- 1 Auto Collision – 0   More...

Milestones

Engagement

Ron Finch and Karen Sample are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Gary Finch, to Jessica Gonzalez, daughter of Carlos and Eloisa Gonzalez of Salida. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Rockshed design renderings see Caltrans rollout

Computer-created renderings released by the Ferguson Slide design team are giving a first peek at details chosen for the rockshed construction project—which launched on Monday.  Six images made their debut at last week’s board of sup More...

Sports

Grizzlies banished in semi-finals  Free Access 

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - Mariposa's very successful varsity basketball squad was knocked out of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs last night in Galt, 68-62. More...

Grizzlies crush foes in playoffs

Delta Charter bows in second round, 85-55

With convincing victories over a pair of contenders in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V basketball playoffs last week, Mariposa’s undefeated Southern Athletic League squad launched itself into the semi-finals.  More...

Lady Grizzlies blank Wolves to open season

After a pair of scrimmages against Central Valley schools, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzly softball squad, the defending Sac-Joaquin Section champion, whitewashed Livingston’s Wolves last Friday, 10-0, in a non-league contest halted by the &ldquo More...

Ferguson Project kickoff ceremony is Friday  Free Access 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 1:30 p.m. - Malcolm Dougherty, Director of the state's Caltrans roads agency, is set to speak at this Friday's Ferguson Rockslide kickoff event. As of March 11, seats were still available. More...

Don Pedro community's landscaping to go thirsty  Free Access 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 3 p.m. - With their water supply slowing to a dribble, Lake Don Pedro residents are now facing severe water-use restrictions that prohibit outdoor irrigation. More...

Bulging number of homeless here may exceed Oakhurst’s

Downtown business owners are fed up with familiar jobless faces

Business owner Susan Clark has now seen it all, she said on Monday at The Vintage Lariat, where she is co-owner. Last winter, she found a woman asleep in the bed of her Ford F-350. More...

Forest Service cuts may crimp law enforcement

Safety, anti-marijuana work possibly affected

The loss of U.S. More...

Letters

Don’t raise Yosemite fee

In response to the MARIPOSA GAZETTE of Feb. 5, 2015 article, “Park Service tells visitors to take a hike.” It’s not only the merchants who should worry about raising Yosemite National Park entry fees. More...

Pies to boost tourism

As a frequent visitor to Mariposa, I am often surprised that downtown Mariposa doesn’t have a “magnet” to attract more day visitors.  More...

EDC oversight urged

If Mariposa County is serious about economic development, we need to stop letting a non-profit volunteer entity carry the ball.  If the board of supervisors is serious, it needs to fund a position within county government specifically to address More...

Datebook

DATEBOOK

Friday, March 6   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 

William (Bill) A. Donahue, Sr.

William Arthur Donahue, Sr. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 at the age of 86 in Modesto.  Bill was born on Oct. 23, 1928 in Torrington, Conn. to the late William M. and Evelyn M. (Schroeder) Donahue. More...

Harold O. Tackett

Harold O. Tackett left us peacefully at his home in Coarsegold, surrounded by his loving family, on Feb. 23, 2015 at the age of 81.  Harold was a quiet, humble man of many accomplishments that he would never mention. More...

J.F.B. “Jack” Rose

Jack Rose was born in Durant, Okla. on April 1, 1939 to Frank and Laura Rose. He passed away in Mariposa on Feb. 28, 2015 at the age of 75.  Jack worked for more than 30 years in construction. More...

Inside Education

FFA students compete in public speaking

Mariposa FFA students recently competed in the Merced-Mariposa sectional FFA public speaking events. More...

Grant sends students to Yosemite

Sierra Foothill Charter School teacher Teena Starchman recently won a $700 Target Field Trip Grant. More...

Mardi Gras at MCHS

On Feb. 12, a Mariposa County High School student Natalie Marquez-Solorzano, left, completed the first senior project of the semester. More...

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