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Home destroyed on Usona Road  Free Access 

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 12:15 p.m. - A home in the 4000 block of Usona Road was destroyed in a structure fire this morning. The residence was unoccupied at the time of the blaze. More...

Former airliners are ready to return if wildfires threaten

Big craft are a welcome sight to residents

Three airplanes that used to haul passengers across the Atlantic ocean are now flying the skies on the West Coast with a much more important job—fighting fires.  Three DC-10 tankers, owned by 10 Tanker Air Carrier in Albuquerque, N.M., are More...

‘Three-month’ paint job will close the bridge at Briceburg

Tentative schedule would shut access for a full quarter of 2015

A badly-needed paint job for the Briceburg suspension bridge may halt public access to the Merced River Recreation Area from Sept. 8 to Dec. 7, the Bureau of Land Management’s Mother Lode Field Office said last week.  More...

Local News

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Farmer Michael Faro (right) of Raw Roots Cathey's Valley chatted with customer Andrew Glikin of Mariposa at last Wednesday's farmer's market. More...

Arts Council names local award winner

Babintseva gets recognition

The Mariposa County Arts Council recently announced that Darya Babintseva was selected as the recipient of the council’s 2015 award, which is presented each year to a graduating high school senior.  More...

Agency to identify community needs

It desires local input for funds

The Calaveras-Mariposa Community Action Agency (CMCAA) recently completed a community needs assessment to help identify the top community needs and guide funding decisions made by the CMCAA board.  Each year, CMCAA distributes $69,673 in funding More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Mary Frances Darcy

Mary Frances Darcy, age 92, passed away peacefully at home on June 10, 2015, with family by her side. She was born June 28, 1922 to Patrick and Rose Gubbins in Whitestone, N.Y. More...

Brett Conway

Brett M. Conway, 54, died in Sacramento on June 7, 2015. Brett suffered a heart attack while visiting an ailing friend.  More...

Elmer Robert Bodnar

Elmer Robert Bodnar was born on August 4, 1926, in Roselle Park, N.J. and passed away peacefully on June 8, 2015 at John C. Fremont Hospital in Mariposa.  More...

Heat wave is poised to strike  Free Access 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 4 p.m. - A high-pressure system is forecast to cook the county with 100-degree highs this Thursday and Friday, the National Weather Service said today. More...

Wildland fire raging at the base of Buckingham Mountain  Free Access 

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 1:46 p.m. - At around noon today, a wildland fire was reported on Triangle Road near Carter Road, and it has quickly grown into a 40-acre inferno burning toward the toe of Buckingham Mountain. More...

Long effort is now paying off for Ben Hur wine pioneers

South county zone is winning recognition for white varietals

About five miles below Highway 49 South, Ben Hur Road enters a picturesque valley. Here, with granite soil and summers that grow hot, but not scorching, a group of winemakers are hitting paydirt with white varietals.  More...

Hall of Fame Dinner is set for Saturday

Students, standout, and supporters will be honored

The 17th-annual Grizzly Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction will be held in Building A at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds this Saturday.  The social hour runs from 6 to 7 p.m. with the dinner and ceremony held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. More...

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Katana Johnson was all smiles during Mariposa County High School's 99th commencement on Friday, June 12 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in the Gold Bowl. More...

Letters

Seniors need transportation

There is a serious situation happening in Mariposa. It concerns the availability of medical transportation for seniors in the county.  I have been using the service for a couple of years up until now. More...

Decision on Helping Mom

I wrote a letter to the editor a few years ago about putting my mother in assisted-living facility in Merced.  I put her at Emeritus as she has Alzheimer’s. More...

‘Friends’ deserve credit

Thanks to the GAZETTE for its coverage of the recent library presentation (“County is called to help build library,” June 11). More...

Milestones

Birthday

Mrs. Edward (Martha) Bronder, a Mariposa resident since 1975, celebrated her 99th birthday on June 6, 2015. More...

Baptist Church plans Bible school

First Baptist Church of Mariposa is hosting vacation Bible school from July 13 to 17 at the church, 5005 Frank Wilson Road.  Bible school for children ages four to sixth graders will meet from 9 a.m. to noon. More...

Church offers Bible school

Grace Community Church is inviting children from Mariposa to attend a circusthemed vacation Bible school that starts at 8 a.m. More...

Inside Education

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Students attending Kiwanis Preschool Academy recently attended a graduation ceremony. Here, from left, Zoey Hoftsee, Justin Tillery, Guido Hernandez and Zayden Land show off their certificates. More...

District office summer hours are in effect

Starting on June 15, the Mariposa County Unified School District administration offices started its summer work schedule.  The district’s hours will be as follows:  Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. More...

Student of the Month

Lake Don Pedro Elementary School is proud to annouce Rilee Frates as its student of the month. Rilee has just finished seventh grade. Her teachers, Matt Vejar and Beada Wilke, say she is a very focused and hard worker in all subjects. More...

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