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Dedication ceremony in memory of Mariposa superior court judge  Free Access 

August 25, 2015- A dedication ceremony was held in memory of Judge Carlos LaRoche. More...

Claim against CAL FIRE: Pay benefits for dead pilots

State agency says it doesn’t owe families anything

When Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt died fighting the Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite National Park last year, the residents of Mariposa treated the pilot like the hero he was.  But a claim filed by a Sacramento attorney claims that Hunt’s fa More...

State, federal officials hunt bear after local man attacked

Resident of Midpines fights off black bear

Efforts to locate a bear that attacked a 66-year-old man outside his home in Midpines during the early morning hours of Thursday, Aug. 13, continued Monday morning.  More...

Merced River near Snelling closed to anglers until Dec. 31

Fishermen who enjoy angling on the Merced River will find that part of the river is closed.  On Monday, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife did an emergency closure of the Merced River from the Crocker-Huffman Dam to the Snelling Road More...

Local News

Weed garden raided

Pictured above is just part of the marijuana seized and destroyed in a raid by Mariposa County law enforcement last Thursday. The illegal garden was located by a sheriff's office overflight on Aug. More...

Halter-trained wild horses up for auction

Event will be held in Rancho Murieta

Wild horses that have been halter trained and started under saddle will be offered for public adoption on Saturday, Aug. 22, as part of the Murieta Mule Classic event beginning at 9 a.m. More...

Friends of Fairgrounds flea market set in October

Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds is hosting its fourth annual flea market on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. More...

Datebook

Calendar items

Aglow is on Friday   The Aglow prayer group meets the fourth Friday of each month.  This month’s gathering happens at 6:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Golf tourney supports local veteran programs

American Legion hosts event

American Legion Post 567 is hosting a charity golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 22 at River Creek Golf Course in Ahwahnee.  The tournament will start at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start. More...

Wawona Elementary School hosts tournament

Event features local celebs

Wawona Elementary School is holding its 12th annual Celebrity Scramble Golf Tournament at the Wawona Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 19.  Among the celebrity guests are former Congressman George Radanovich and Shelly Abajian from Sen. More...

Greeley Hill School reopened this school year  Free Access 

August 27, 2015 - After its closing for two years, the Greeley Hill School has been reopened. More...

Local skilled volunteers needed  Free Access 

August 25, 2015 - Anyone with expertise in carpentry, mechanical, electrical or plumbing will find the museum a place to exercise or hone their skills. More...

A Mariposa man struck and killed a bicyclist this weekend  Free Access 

August 24, 2015 - On Sunday August 23 around 12:30pm Wayne Harrison Ruport, 72, of Mariposa, struck and killed a 63 year-old man Merced man. More...

Wanted felon eludes arrest, follow-up leads to pot bust

A 28-year-old Mariposa woman was arrested Sunday and charged with transportation and sale of marijuana following a deputy’s attempt to nab a wanted felon. More...

Two juveniles killed while camping in YNP

Tree limb falls on youth’s tent

Two juveniles lost their lives in the predawn hours of Friday, Aug. 14, while camping in a Yosemite Valley campground.  The juveniles were identified late Monday as Dragon Kim, 14, and Justin Lee, 14, both of Orange County.  More...

Commentary

CA regulators plot end to gas-fueled cars

California officials have begun a massive effort to eventually eliminate gas-fueled cars from state roads, led by a powerful regulator with Gov. Jerry Brown’s unwavering support.  Legislating the future   More...

Letters

Supervisor Smallcombe explains her stance

Developing my own opinions, or why I voted for Option 2  It’s the way I was raised. My father taught me to think for myself.  More...

Changing physicians at hospital is not a good idea

I’m writing this letter with concerns about a recent decision made by the John C. Fremont Hospital Board of Directors. A decision I feel the community of Mariposa should be aware of.  More...

All Muslims are not violent

I’m responding to Fred Bottino’s letter in the Aug. 6 issue of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE. Mr. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ellen Louise Wackerman

Ellen Wackerman, 85, of Mariposa and Jackson, Wyo., passed away peacefully at home with family at her side on  August 5, 2015.  More...

Richard Pemberton

Richard Pemberton, a resident of  Mariposa since 1989, died on Aug. 1,  2015.  Richard was born on May 15, 1931 and was a loving father to Lacey and  Michele and grandfather to Travis and  Cody.  More...

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