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Board to ponder mining restrictions  Free Access 

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 3:45 p.m. - The board of supervisors on Tuesday, April 14 will consider restoring a permit requirement for large-scale mining on county lands. More...

Merced drainage sees all-time low snowpack

This month’s 2% ‘is driest on record,’ Park confirms

Despite this week’s storms,which deposited just over an inch of rain in town, and snow in the Sierra, the water outlook remains dire—California is still in the throes of a massive drought.  On April 1, the last manual snow survey of More...

Problems plague SilverTip project

But Tuolumne County’s Rush Creek breaks ground

The county’s slow-moving SilverTip Village development may yet cross the finish line following its tortoise like progress over the past decade.  Project developer Palm Springs Village–309 LLC was recently working towards satisfying 9 More...

Gazette office hours change

Effective today, Thursday, April 9, 2015, the office hours of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE have changed. The office at 5009 5th Street in Mariposa is now open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   More...

Local News

Butterfly Festival needs volunteers

Committee also seeks parade entries

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival is celebrating its 10th year this spring. The event needs volunteers to help with Katerpillar Kids, butterfly releases, festival set-up, registration and more. More...

Group thanks community

Friends of Fairgrounds hosts social

The Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation will hold a community appreciation social on Thursday, April 16 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in Building A. The event is free and open to the public.  More...

Breakfast is on the menu in La Grange

The La Grange LaFayette Lodge #65 Odd Fellows will host its monthly breakfast on Sunday, April 12 from 7 to 11 a.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Obituary

On Friday, March 27, 2015, lifelong Mariposa resident Robert “Bob” Howard Boyer passed away from natural causes at Emeritus Assisted Living in Merced. He was 92 years old.  More...

Obituary

Dianne Lynn Vereschagin ended her courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, March 28, 2015 surrounded by her loving family at Clovis Community Hospital.  Dianne was born near the Cedar River in Charles City, Iowa on April 4, 1954, a happy but s More...

Obituary

David Eugene Lile joined our Heavenly Father on March 30, 2015 in Mariposa.  He was preceded in death by his father, David Lile Sr., and his mother, Joyce M. Lile.  Dave is survived by his brother, Paul Lile of Santa Cruz.  More...

Penguin tale generates controversy  Free Access 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 2:15 p.m. - Sierra Foothill Charter School today postponed the performance of a play that deals with gender-preference issues in a story about two male penguins. More...

Football games are on school board agenda  Free Access 

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 4:30 p.m. - The local school board on Thursday will decide where Grizzly football home games will be held next season. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. More...

Blue and gray warriors will clash

Reenactment takes place at Longs’ ranch

Nine years ago, Dianne Fritz took a ride out on Frank Long’s property.  The green, rolling hills and undeveloped area helped Fritz, and others in the area, to make the decision to host a Civil War renactment on the land.  More...

Workshop to focus on dead trees, beetles

Die-off is worse as drought enters year four

With hundreds of dead or dying pine trees dotting the hillsides of Mariposa County, residents are faced with the task of what to do with trees, which can be a huge fire hazard.  More...

Chamber contacts Google about lost-tourists issue

Visitors end up on remote roads—thanks to ‘technology’

The latest in a long line of misdirected tourists required rescue last month when their GPS unit guided them to a remote spur road on Chowchilla Mountain.  As has been the case with multiple Yosemite visitors over the past decade or so, reliance More...

Letters

Letter to editor

A few months ago, one of our chefs at 1850 Restaurant, Melissa Land, introduced us to the Santi family and their story.  Tom and Donna Santi have been married for 26 years. More...

Letter to editor

As a volunteer firefighter for Mariposa County, I know the importance of proper clearance around our house.  More...

Letter to editor

We wanted to write and let you know how much we like the new layout of the paper. More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa County High School’s Lady Grizzly softball teams would like to give a very special thank you to the following businesses and/or individuals for their generous donations: Mariposa Grizzly Boosters, Yosemite Bank, Sierra Tel, Madelin More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies thump ‘Dogs, edge Hawks

Wild pitch scores winning run

Mariposa’s varsity girls softball squad posted a pair of important Southern League victories last week, thumping arch-rival Le Grand last Tuesday, 10-0 in five innings, and nipping Delhi’s Hawks, 4-3, on Thursday. More...

JV girls crush league opponents

The young (JV) Lady Grizzly girls’ softball squad thrashed their Southern League foes last week, trouncing Le Grand, 18-5, and drowning Delhi, 33-18.  "I am extremely proud of the girls, we have improved in every game that we have played a More...

JVs sweep Coyotes

Last week the junior varisty MCHS diamond squad continued their winning ways by defeating the Denair Coyotes, 17 - 2, at home on Monday, then 15 - 1 on Wednesday in Denair.  In the first contest, Blake Atkins started the barrage with a single i More...

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