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Soccer signups are offered on Saturday  Free Access 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 9:15 a.m. - The AYSO youth soccer league is offering registration for its upcoming season at the local library on Saturday, May 16. More...

Lady Grizzlies advance to title game  Free Access 

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 9:39 a.m. - Mariposa's Lady Grizzly varisty softball team whipped Millenium yesterday evening, 8-2, in the semi-finals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs. More...

River posts record year—in negative, low-flow category

Short rafting season has fallout for lodging, restaurants, others

Maria Marquez “had too much fun,” she complained, after bobbing in an inflatable raft from Briceburg to Railroad Flat last Saturday.  “(We) will definitely be back,” the Merced resident promised Zephyr River Expeditions, More...

Government asks for more water releases from Lake McClure

Feds would cut water for ag, recreation

If the Merced Irrigation District does what the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is asking for, there will be less water for agriculture and recreation in Lake Mc- Clure in the future.  And in a drought, that’s bad news for everyone.&n More...

Woman to stress the power of hope to inspire and cure

her story is a focus at Relay for Life event

When Amber Lundin-Hartgraves turns 23 tomorrow, she’ll have a lot to celebrate.  Less than a year ago, doctors were calling her glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor “terminal.” Most patients with the type survive just a matter o More...

Local News

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Terry Loughran (from left) and Fr. Steve Bulfer of St. More...

Theatre Alliance launches classes, local productions

Programs held across county

The Mariposa County Arts Council has announced a new program, the Mariposa Theatre Alliance.  The Alliance is an association of producing theater artists formed to foster and promote theater throughout Mariposa County.  In addition to stagi More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

May 4 • Vandalism to vehicles was reported from Coakley Circle. • A grand theft report was taken on East Westfall Road. • A report of assault and battery was received from Creekview Lane. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Obituary

Ronald (Ron) Crittenden was born on March 4, 1947 to Dorsey and Patricia Crittenden in Long Beach. More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies claim share of Southern League crown

MCHS gains playoff slot

With last week’s 11-1 spanking of Delhi’s Hawks, Mariposa’s varisty girls’ softball squad grabbed a share of the Southern League pennant, sharing the crown with Orestimba as both teams notched 8-2 records in the regular season More...

Hall of Fame is set for June 20

Students and former Grizzlies to be honored

This year’s Grizzly Hall of Fame scholarship dinner, the 17th annual, will be held at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 20.  The social hour runs from 6 to 7 p.m. More...

Soccer squad drops first playoff match

MCHS eliminated in first round

Last Thursday, Mariposa’s girls’ soccer squad fell, 3-2, in their first round match in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs to Modesto Christian in Modesto.  The Lady Grizzlies took an early lead, scoring 20 minutes into the More...

Grizzly Band departs for D.C.  Free Access 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 2:45 p.m. - The Grizzly Band meets at 5 p.m. this afternoon at Mariposa County High School to begin its long-anticipated journey to Washington, D.C. More...

More illegal marijuana gardens eradicated  Free Access 

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 11:18 a.m. More...

Grizzlies win in first round of playoffs  Free Access 

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 10:02 a.m. - Mariposa's undefeated Southern League champion baseball team downed Forest Lake Christian, 3-0, to open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs in Stockton yesterday. More...

Pow-wow time

  Dancers in Native American regalia dazzled viewers at last weekend's 22nd-annual Mariposa Pow Wow. Seen here are event head woman Chenesha Coats (left) and event head man Austin Brown (right). More...

Courthouse ticket policy is slammed

Rule requiring payment up front is challenged as unconstitutional

Like most other motorists, attorney Eugene Action knows what it’s like to see flashing lights in his rear-view mirror.  For Action, it happened back in 2011, when a law-enforcement officer thought Action was traveling a tad over the speed More...

North County charter school closing

MCUSD reopens Greeley Hill

After less than four years of providing an education for children in the northern part of Mariposa County, the Greeley Hill-Gold Rush Charter School is slated to be closed at the end of this school year.  More...

Photo submissions sought

Beginning with this week’s edition of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE, a photograph at the top of the front page will be featured each week portraying locations, events, scenery or other subjects, historical or current, that are representative of Mariposa More...

Letters

Our share of the homeless

The meeting at the Mariposa County Government Center on May 7 on homelessness in Mariposa came down to a few simple ideas.  Supervisor Kevin Cann opened the meeting by making the point that doing nothing is not an option. More...

California’s Severe Drought

It only takes a spark.  As California continues to weather one of the most severe droughts on record, the risk of wildfire is a very real and present danger. More...

Ferguson Trucks Need to be Safe

In the early afternoon of Monday, May 4, my husband, Ron Skelton, was driving to Mariposa to get groceries and was behind one of the big trucks hauling rocks away from the Ferguson Slide.  More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa County Unified School District Transportation Department would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donation to the annual School Bus Driver Appreciation day on April 28.  More...

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Boosters Club would like to thank the following businesses and community members for supporting Sober Grad 2015: Damon’s Plumbing, Layla Williams, R. More...

Card of Thanks

We would like to thank everyone for the great turnout, and a terrific time at the Four Seasons Dinner. We would like to specially thank Dave Olson and Lise’ Gadsby for the flag salute and national anthem.  More...

Inside Education

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Yosemite National Park High School and seventh and eighth graders from El Portal Elementary School recently made a field trip to Sacramento. More...

Hibert nominated for outstanding student at Dominican University

Margaret Hibert, a senior art and art history double major at Dominican University of California in San Rafael has been nominated for Outstanding Student at the college.  More...

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The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Boosters Club recently received $250 from Rob Hambleton, owner of Hambleton Electric, shown here giving the check to Brenda Hartsog of the boosters. More...

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