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Snow survey posts dismal 2% of average  Free Access 

Friday, April 3, 2015 - The 2 percent April 1 snow survey result for the Merced River is near the bottom of the month's record-breaking totals for major Sierra river basins. The American River fared worse, with 1 percent. More...

Ferguson Slide hauls are poised to rumble

Trucks will ferry rock to noisy crushing operation at landfill

The Caltrans effort to forge safe passage through the Ferguson Slide zone was poised to kick into high gear this week—with as many as 35 daily truck trips to the county landfill on Highway 49 North.  More...

Ticks plague local animals

Pet owners can fight the pests

The drought that has hit California is now bringing another problem to Mariposa County pet owners— an abundance of ticks.  Lynne Rosebrock, whose husband, Dick, was a veterinarian in the county for more than 30 years before he retired, sai More...

Easter traditions

  An annual Easter sunrise service was held at Mirror Lake in Yosemite Valley for many years. More...

Local News

Big-time paper

  GAZETTE reader Vynomma Brown of Mariposa perused the newspaper's new format at the local Sugar Pine Cafe on Thursday, March 26. More...

Fremont hosts blood drives

First event is on April 9

John C. Fremont Hospital has announced the dates of the hospital’s blood drives in 2015.  The first drive for 2015 will take place on April 9 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Pioneer Market in Mariposa. More...

Grizzly Boosters plan for Sober Grad

June 12 event is fun and safe

The Mariposa Grizzly Boosters is gearing up for another All-Night Sober Grad Party for graduating Seniors at Mariposa High School.  The event provides a fun, safe and sober party for all graduates immediately after graduation on Friday, June 12. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Obituary

Robert W. Bryant, aged 86, passed away suddenly at home on March 22, 2015 in the evening.  He was born in Burbank on Jan. More...

Obituary

Frank Henry Williams was born to Kenneth and Viola (Taylor) Williams at home in Darrah, Mariposa County, on July 25, 1944. He passed away at home on March 24, 2015, at the age of 70 with his family around him.  More...

Obituary

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.” -Ecclesiastes   Joseph Howard Ewing, a retired math and science teacher and preacher, died on March 18, 2015 due to complications of Alzheime More...

Town water district unveils new limits  Free Access 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - The Mariposa Public Utility District is tweaking its regulations to comply with new statewide water rules announced by Gov. Jerry Brown this month. More...

Storm may pack surprising punch  Free Access 

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 9 a.m. - A cold Pacific storm system is forecast to drop close to an inch of rain over the county's lower elevations and as much as a foot of snow over the high country by Wednesday morning. More...

Ferguson Slide removal phase starts Monday  Free Access 

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 9:15 a.m. - The Ferguson Project's much anticipated talus-removal phase will launch on Monday, April 6 and will likely run through September, a Caltrans spokesperson said this week. More...

Parks seek multi-ethnic visitor mix

Federal agency hopes to attract new donor groups

With the National Park Service facing more than $11 billion in repair costs to parks across the nation, a campaign is on to attract a more diverse group of tourists—and donors—to parks.  National parks saw more than 292 million visit More...

Asian pollutants poisoning Sierra air

Foreign smog is meeting subject

NASA, Chinese and California air-quality experts met at the county’s Tenaya Lodge this week to discuss “transboundary ozone,” or air pollution that blows in from Asia.  More...

Easter services, egg hunts are set

Many local Churches observe Good Friday

Churches in Mariposa County are preparing for services for Easter.  A community Good Friday service, sponsored by the Mariposa County Ministerial Fellowship, is scheduled for Friday, April 3 beginning at 12:05 p.m. and ending at 12:55 p.m. More...

‘Bing’ riles some with wide photo survey run

Google rival camera cars gather data

At least two Microsoft Bing survey cars have scoured the county for images over the past week— annoying some residents in the process.  More...

Letters

Letter to editor

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is here again, and this year we are trying to help even more people.  We need something to weigh down luminaria bags, and we usually use sand. More...

Letter to editor

Prom holds lifelong memories, and I did not go. I played sports at high schools in San Joaquin County but graduated from Tracy High in 1993 in a wheelchair. I never planned to end school like that.  More...

Letter to editor

As we live out the daily experiences of our lives, we are given many tests and trials to overcome. More...

Milestones

Engaged

On Feb. 12, Dennis Blessing III and Shelby Zeiler announced their engagement. The couple will be married in Darby, Mont. on Sept. More...

Birth

Mandy and Jason Smith of Smith Station Ranch in Merced welcomed their little cowgirl, Scotlyn Sterling Smith, on Feb 27, 2015. Scotlyn was born in Merced and weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa Grizzly Boosters Club would like to thank the following businesses and community members for donating to Sober Grad 2015.  More...

Sports

MCHS Junior Varsity brooms Waterford

The MCHS junior varsity baseball team swept a home -and-home series against Waterford’s Wildcats last week, 4-1 at Waterford, and 13-8 on the young Grizzlies’ home field.  The Grizzlies trailed Waterford in first game, 1-0, until the More...

Girls’ JVs thrash foe in SL tilt

Ladies take Victory, 13-3

Mariposa’s junior varsity girls’ softball squad posted a 13-3 victory over Waterford last week in six innings.  Kiera Cheley started off the game with a double, was advanced to third on a single by Regan Smith and then scored on a p More...

Lady Grizzlies blank ‘Cats in SL contest

Victory moves team to 4-1

The MCHS Lady Grizzlies softball squad pushed their its Southern League mark to 4-1 last Thursday with a 3-0 victory over Waterford’s Wildcats.  In a hard-fought defensive clash and pitchers’ duel, Mariposa managed to push three runs More...

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