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Storm is poised to arrive on Thursday  Free Access 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 9:15 a.m. - A significant late-season storm is poised to arrive this Thursday afternoon, on May 7, with snow above 6,000 ft. and rain below that level. More...

Chenot gets 25 years for arson, threat  Free Access 

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 4 p.m. - Kimberly Chenot, who was convicted in February of setting a 2014 fire that destroyed a Midpines home, today was sentenced to more than 25 years in state prison. More...

Sheriff warns of burglary string

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has warned residents of the Lushmeadows and Ponderosa Basin communities about a string of burglaries that have occurred there recently.  At least six daytime residential burglaries were logged last week More...

Facebook page offers improved features

The MARIPOSAGAZETTE has unveiled a new Facebook page that replaces its old Facebook profile. More...

Boosted patrols ease merchants’ homeless issues

Downtown businesses had voiced concerns

A month and a half of stepped-up enforcement has improved homelessness-related issues reported by downtown merchants last month, several business owners said.  The March 5 meeting brought together concerned shop owners with Sheriff Doug Binnewie More...

Home prices creeping upward

A recent report released by the California Association of Realtors shows Mariposa County home prices have gone up 12 percent during the past year.  But local realtors and brokers don’t see the jump as quite as big as the association does.& More...

Landfill neighbors offer contrasting project perceptions

Some express relief, others note traffic snarls, dust, rocks, noise

Before Ferguson Project trucks started hauling an estimated 80,000 cubic yards of material from the slide zone near El Portal, residents expressed worry that the job would generate everything from excessive noise to avoidance by tour groups.  More...

Local News

Local officer receives honor

Lewis risked life to reach crash victim

California Highway Patrol Officer Steve Lewis received the Governor’s Medal of Honor at a ceremony held on Thursday, April 23 in Sacramento.  Lewis, who is assigned to the Mariposa Area/Central Division, was among 52 recipients of gold or More...

Plants, garden art set for this weekend

The Master Gardeners of Mariposa County will hold their annual plant and garden art sale on Saturday, May 2, at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in the Amigo picnic area from 8 a.m. More...

Town hall meeting addresses homeless

Mariposa County Human Services Department and HomeBase, its partner consultant, are holding a town hall meeting to discuss solutions and strategies to address homelessness in the county.  The event will be held on Thursday, May 7, from 5:30 to 7 More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

MAE E. BECK

Mae E. (Guy) Beck passed peacefully away with her family by her side on April 19, 2015.  Mae was born on May 27, 1921 in Michigan.  Mae had four children, Lois Pierce, Jim Mc- Cormick, Rocky Collins and Tom Collins. More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies avenge previous loss to Warriors in 7-6 thriller

Mariposa holds off late-inning rally

In a Southern League nail-biter last Tuesday, the defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division V champs, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies, nipped Orestimba, 7-6, to avenge their only league defeat this season.  MCHS went into the top of the seventh inn More...

Soccer squad tips Orestimba, ties RC

Lady Grizzlies move into second place

Last Tuesday, Mariposa’s varsity girls’ soccer team edged Orestimba, 3-2, in a Southern League match to claim sole possession of second place.  After falling behind, 1-0, early in the game, the Lady Grizzlies rallied for three goals More...

Unbeaten Warriors whip softball JVs

Bid for upset falls short

Last Tuesday, the MCHS junior varsity Lady Grizzlies hosted Orestimba, looking to upset the Warriors’ undefeated season.  Mariposa came out on the short end of a 14-7 count in the Southern League contest.  Orestimba took an immediate More...

Tioga and Glacier Point Roads to temporarily close  Free Access 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 12:10 p.m.- The National Park Service has announced that Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park will temporarily close at 8:00 P.M. tonight, May 13, 2015. More...

Cyclist is hit in Triangle Road collision  Free Access 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 3:15 p.m. - A 62-year-old Mariposa cyclist was struck by a motorist at Triangle and Westfall roads today. The man was airlifted with major injuries, but is expected to recover. More...

Early opening for Tioga Road  Free Access 

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 4:30 p.m. - Yosemite officials plan to open the Park's trans-Sierra Tioga Road at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 4 due to the year's record-breaking low snowfall. More...

Themed events abound as Butterfly Festival arrives

Taste of Mariposa is set for Friday

Ten years ago, Mariposa residents and merchants decided to try and revive a festival that had been held decades ago, but had fallen by the wayside.  That was the launch of the Butterfly Festival, and the event has grown wildly since that first y More...

Day to pray is just one week away

This year’s National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 7. More...

Parents 1, Penguins 0

SFCS board of trustees scrap controversial play

After hearing the voices of parents and concerned individuals at a special meeting Tuesday evening at Sierra Foothills Charter School in Cathey’s Valley, the nine-member board of trustees unanimously voted to scrap the showing of the controvers More...

Battle against beetles

  The battle against beetles marched forward with the felling of multiple drought-affected pines near Mariposa County Park last week. A contractor hired by power utility PG&E completed the job. More...

Burn permits are now mandatory

With local grass and other fuels drying out, local CAL FIRE officials have announced that burn permits are now required for all hazard-reduction burning on private lands.  As of Monday, debris burning is limited to valid permit holders on approv More...

Letters

Supports Principal ‘G’

I grew up in Mariposa, went through the school system and graduated from Mariposa County High School, as did both of my sons. During all those years I participated in many school-related activities. More...

Chides Cardoso

Myself and a lot of workers are upset with school board member Joe Cardoso.  It doesn’t seem like long ago we all packed a special board meeting in attempt to talk some common sense into him, and rally to keep a great basketball coach empl More...

Upset with board member

I have enjoyed my career working as a school district employee. More...

Milestones

Birth

Christian and MacKenzie Drozen are happy to announce the birth of their first child, Hunter Daniel Drozen. He was born on Feb. 18, 2015 weighing seven pounds and he was 19 and one-half inches long. More...

Engagement

Jeannie and Jeff Harsha of Mariposa are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer MaryAnn Harsha, to Timothy David Pratt, son of David and Bonnie Pratt of North Canton, Ohio. More...

Card of Thanks

The John C. More...

Inside Education

School district recognizes KidsFirst

Grant programs help teachers

At its regular monthly meeting on April 16, the Governing Board of Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) recognized the KidsFirst Foundation for its contributions to local education.  The goal of KidsFirst is to enhance the educational More...

Photo

Mariposa Grizzly Boosters Club is still taking donations for Sober Grad Night 2015. Here, Monica and Sydnie of Foster Ace Hardware load up gifts donated by Troy Foster and staff at the store. More...

Author speaks about Common Core

Tea Party invites public to event

The Merced/Atwater Tea Party is hosting author Sinhue Noriega, author of “If It’s Broken Don’t Fix It” on Thursday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Atwater Veterans Hall in Atwater. More...

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