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Runaway car takes out light pole

On Saturday, July 11, the occupants of a Jeep that was at the Grizzly Gas station in Mariposa didn't set the parking brake on the vehicle, and the Jeep rolled backwards out of the station, according More...

Cann coaxes board into yet another $100,000 for tourism

Long, Jones have concerns

Despite strong words from two Mariposa County supervisors, and the public, the Mariposa Yosemite Tourism Bureau asked for, and received, another $100,000 from the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors.  More...

Grand jury finds County Fire on the mend, problems at landfill

Future will bring changes to local dump

A fire department that suffered from low morale and a landfill that has to face a tough future were the main focus of the 2014-15Mariposa County Grand Jury’s report, which was released on July 6.  The group was interested in the reasons wh More...

CAL FIRE SRA fees spent on prevention

Local unit receives more than $6 million

A report issued by CAL FIRE last week shows where the money is spent that comes from unpopular state responsibility area (SRA) fees.  The SRA fee became a law in 2011, with the money collected to pay for fire prevention activities in California More...

Photo submissions sought

The MARIPOSA GAZETTE, is featuring a photograph at the top of the front page each week portraying locations, events, scenery or other subjects, historical or current, that are representative of Mariposa County.  More...

Local News

Pioneer Market helps Boosters

Amy Woodward, left, of the Mariposa Grizzly Boosters Club accepted a check for $967.36 from Robin Westbrook, right, an employee at Pioneer Market. More...

West Nile Virus increases in state

No human cases yet, but mosquitoes have tested positive

Although Mariposa County has seen no West Nile Virus in humans since records started being taken in 2003, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

July 6 • A harassment report was taken on Joe Howard Road. • Reports of threats were received from Dogtown Road, Old Highway North, and Broadway in Coulterville, which resulted in an arrest. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Velma Irene McNally Tarver

Velma Irene McNally Tarver, daughter of a pioneer family and a member of the “greatest generation” completed her work on earth and was called to heaven on July 1, 2015 at the age of 90.  More...

Sports

MCHS softball stars capture more awards

Three Grizzly gals honored

Three member of the Mariposa County High School Sac-Joaquin Section, Division VI championship team have received additional honors. More...

Rock and mud slide closes Highway 140  Free Access 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 9:08 a.m. More...

H & L holds grand opening  Free Access 

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 9:25 a.m.- Today and tomorrow, H & L Lumber, which now operates in its newly-renovated store at 5147 Highway 140 (the old Mother Lode Lumber facility) is holding its grand opening. More...

County flexes sign ordinance muscle against local business

Grace Note Chimes owners vow to fight

For 30 years, Grace Note Chimes has been in business in Mariposa, making windchimes that are shipped all over the world.  The owners of the business, Mike and Karen Mc- Clure, have a facility on Highway 49 South, and a little store in the heart More...

Deputies nab ‘tweakers’ after high speed chase

Early last Sunday afternoon, Mariposa County deputies apprehended a pair of young men from Eastern Madera County after a high speed chase in the Boyer Road area where the suspects reportedly attempted to ram the patrol vehicle at least twice  More...

August benefit will help local resident

A benefit for Shannon Hansen, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, and her family is being held on Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. More...

Letters

MPUD Fire Department receives recognition

The Mariposa Public Utility District Fire Department (MPUD-FD) membership serves with distinction and professionalism and has recently been awarded by the Insurance Services Organization (ISO) for its efforts.  More...

Money should be spent on roads and safety, not tourism

Regardless of the lack of funding for maintenance of Mariposa County roads and facilities, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors approved through a consent agenda item to give the Yosemite Mariposa Tourism Bureau an additional $100,000 from the ge More...

California Legislature May Ban Suction Dredging

Eureka! Gold was discovered and California exploded into existence. Since that time, miners have continued to search for gold either by panning, sluicing, or—until 2009— suction dredging.  More...

Milestones

Happy Birthday

Happy 98th birthday on July 15 to Tolosa Moore, a longtime resident of Midpines. More...

Card of Thanks

Our deepest appreciation to Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol and their chaplains, the Mariposa County Fire Department and Mercy Ambulance for their prompt response, kindness and sincere concern in the sudden pa More...

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for making the fifth annual fundraiser a success:  More...

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