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Firefighters snuff out 25-acre Fox Fire

Air resources are called in to douse wind-whipped blaze

Ben Hur Road resident Skip Strathearn felt a tinge of adrenaline as he scented fire shortly after noon last Sunday.  While his family’s home was not subject to an official evacuation order from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, More...

History center to cut hours, just as visitors flood town

Decline in volunteers has hit multiple entities across county

The county’s premier historical tourist stop last week dialed down its summer hours—even as visitor season shifts into high gear.  More...

Smoking, drinking among retirees has health fallout

Mariposa ranked 31st in state for senior wellness

Mariposa County residents tend to be more independent, less apt to turn to the government for help and less likely to run to a doctor for every little thing than the rest of California.  But those independent ways can have a detrimental effect More...

118 Grizzlies to march in graduation on Friday

More than a dozen share top honors

Mariposa County High School’s Class of 2015 includes 15 high achievers who will be honored as valedictorians at the school’s graduation ceremony tomorrow evening.  Commencement starts at 8 p.m. More...

Local News

Concert features Trance Mission, DeWitt & Franklin

Mariposa Evenings music continues with second show

Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings, sponsored by the Mariposa County Arts Council and its sponsors, is hosting the second of 13 free concerts with a special appearance and debut of Trance Mission on Friday, June 12 and DeWitt & Franklin on Sat More...

Odd Fellows invite locals to breakfast

The IOOF Hall in La Grange invites the community to breakfast on the second Sunday of each month.  Sunday, June 14 is the date this month.  The menu includes biscuits and gravy, sausage, ham and cheese omelets and French toast, all for $6.& More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

June 1 • A verbal domestic dispute occurred on Stupefield Mountain Road. • Illegal camping was reported from Bullion Street. • A vandalism report was taken on Digger Pine Road. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mary Edna Colliver

Mary Edna Colliver peacefully passed on to the next world in the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 27, 2015. More...

Harry Owen Stewart

On the evening of May 28, 2015, Harry Stewart passed away peacefully of natural causes. Harry was being visited and comforted by family members at the Blueberry Hill Manor Assisted Living Facility in Valley Center. Harry was 101 years old. More...

Lana L. Cooper

Mariposa resident Lana L. Cooper passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on May 30, 2015 with her husband and daughter at her side. Lana was born on Jan. 26, 1941 to parents Lauren and Stella Wenzel. More...

Aramark snags Yosemite concession contract  Free Access 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 11 a.m. - The National Park Service has selected food and service giant Aramark to replace Delaware North Companies as Yosemite's prime contract holder, the Park said today. More...

Officials ratchet up fire restrictions  Free Access 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 9:15 a.m. - Area CAL FIRE officials this week issued stricter fire rules that limit campfires and outdoor smoking. More...

Deputies bust house sitters for burglary

On May 30, local residents filed a report with the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office that several items had been taken from their property. More...

Residents butt heads over homelessness at board meeting

Some worry that helping needy will draw more indigents here

Making her point at Tuesday’s well-attended board of supervisors’ meeting on a county plan to address homelessness, business owner Kim Costa pointed to some uneven local statistics. More...

County is called to help build library

Cathey’s Valley volunteers impress supes with vision

Cathey’s Valley residents, with friends of Sierra Foothill Charter School, last week made their case for bringing a county branch library to the community. More...

Letters

Vaccinations not always needed

It was with great interest that our family read “Bill to pass will require vaccinations” in the May 28 issue of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE.  More...

Hospital is a godsend

On May 9, 2015, due to an unfortunate accident in my home, I began my journey to meet the incredible doctors, nurses, physical therapists and staff at John C. Fremont Hospital in Mariposa. More...

A modest proposal for homeless

To fix the local homeless problem, the so-called concerned merchants and others might contribute $100 to $200 each for a homeless relocation fund.  Then, each homeless person would be given a sandwich, $5 cash and put on first YARTS bus to Merce More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

Mariposa Elementary School student body recently raised $2,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to conduct cancer research. More...

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa County Department of Community Services would like to extend its sincere thanks to Pioneer Market for their generous support of our senior programs through their one-percent receipt reimbursement program.  Terri Peresan   More...

Sports

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Five members of the 2015 Lady Grizzlies soccer squad celebrated their All-Southern League recognition. More...

Anderson set to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Ceremony and dinner are set for June 20

Former MCHS star athlete Bruce Anderson will be inducted into the Grizzly Hall of Fame at the 17th annual induction ceremony and scholarship dinner on Saturday, June 20.  More...

Grizzly football players in tourney

All Star game will be June 26

The Mariposa County High School football team will participate in a seven on seven tournament on June 16 at the upper field of the high school.  Four teams—Minarets, Yosemite, Hilmar and El Capitan—have signed up so far and will be j More...

Inside Education

Poets are Wagon Train bright spot

Held each year since 1975, the Mariposa County Wagon Train is a unique event that celebrates and reenacts local history, its supporters say.  In recent years, though, the trek has experienced a dwindling number of participants. More...

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Student Arianne Christie, at right, sang and gestured during last week's production of “Once Upon A Lily Pad” at Mariposa Elementary School. More...

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Sierra Foothill Charter School fifth and sixth graders have been studying water through a series of hands-on lessons done in the classroom. More...

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