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FALLEN TREE LIMB CAUSES TWO FATALITIES IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK  Free Access 

August 14, 2015 - At approximately 5:00 a.m. this morning, a limb from an oak tree fell in Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley, striking a tent in which two minors were sleeping. More...

Young Yosemite visitor diagnosed with plague

Boy stayed at Crane Flat campground

A 14-year-old boy from Southern California who stayed in Yosemite National Park was diagnosed in late July with a case of the plague.  According to the California Department of Public Health, the Los Angeles County boy became ill and was ultimat More...

County transit system loses financial ground

2014 fares slip to 14.70 percent of operating cost

Operating cost is up for the Mariposa County Transit System (MCTS), according to a triennial audit approved by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors during their Aug. 4 meeting.  More...

Detailed atlas will aid first responders

County prints accurate road maps

First responders in Mariposa County often face obstacles that firefighters, police and ambulance personnel might not face in larger cities.  Dirt roads, roads with more than one name, and, for firefighters, not knowing where water is available t More...

Local News

Speaker for Patriot Day event is Hall

Event will be held on Sept. 11

Sierra Tel recently announced that the keynote speaker for the 2015 Patriot Day Remembrance event, scheduled for Friday, Sept. More...

Habitat for Humanity seeks land for home

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is actively searching for new land on which to build another partner family home.  More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

August 3 • A physical domestic dispute on Miller Road resulted in an arrest. • A mountain lion versus goats incident was reported from Bridgeport Drive. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert A. Gallison

Robert (Bob) Gallison, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on May 27, 2015. He had recently celebrated his 90th birthday with close family, after briefly rallying from a physical decline brought on by prostate cancer.  More...

Another Yosemite visitor may have contracted plague  Free Access 

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 - A second person who stayed in Yosemite National Park in early August has been diagnosed with the plague. More...

Local Mariposa veteran is missing  Free Access 

August 17, 2015 - Michael “Mike” Robinson is a U.S. Army Veteran who was last seen when he left Bend, Oregon on or about the 28th of July, 2015. More...

Man attacked by bear in Midpines  Free Access 

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 - The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office has issued an aggressive animal public safety warning for the Midpines area of Mariposa County. More...

Bridge closure limits access into Valley View Estates area

Residents now isolated to one entrance/exit

A bridge closure on Creek View Drive has limited access to residents of Valley View Estates by cutting off one of two roads into the area. More...

Healthcare District showing profit for second straight year

JCF profit hits six figures

Suffering more than a $1,000,000 loss in 2013, the John C. Fremont Healthcare District has posted an unaudited profit of more than $700,000 for its fiscal year ending June 30, 2015.  More...

Letters

Let us have peace

Some 500 or 600 years ago, the Shah of Persia, (now known as Iran), crossed the border between his country and another tiny neighbor and abducted several hundred families, some say forcibly, but of this I am not sure, and brought them into central Pe More...

Clarifying what MERG stands for

This is a reply to Evie Wilson’s letter in the Aug. 6, 2015 of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE.  Wilson has made a number of comments which I will address. More...

Keeping score after debate challenging

It’s difficult to get excited for or against any particular candidate. Keeping score with so many is almost impossible. More...

Milestones

Verley receives 5-year pin

Genevieve Verley, center, was recently presented her 50- year pin by Mariposa Parlor No. 63 and Veritas Parlor No. 75 Grand President Suzie Riley, left. More...

Inside Education

MCHS bandmembers elect new officers

Musicians plan for new year

The Mariposa County High School Band has elected officers for the year.  The officers include Grant Thompson, president; Sierra Dearing, vice president; Sydney Keeton, treasurer; Miranda Norman, secretary; and Liam Keeton, class representative.& More...

Ceremonial ribbon cutting

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Saturday morning at Greeley Hill Elementary School/Coulterville High School in Greeley Hill for the school's reopening. More...

Entries sought for Patriotic Art Awards

Competition open to high school students

The Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards contest, sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6042 in Mariposa, is taking entries.  More...

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