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Mariposa's Stetson will appear as John Muir  Free Access 

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - Mariposa's Lee Stetson will appear as John Muir on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Yosemite Theatre in Yosemite National Park. More...

Mariposa restaurants will help Habitat for Humanity  Free Access 

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. - Mariposa restaurants will join with Mariposa Habitat for Humanity this weekend to raise money for Habitat's Brush with Kindness repair program, which provides home care to eligible homeowners in the area. More...

Grizzlies pound Waterford on gridiron 48-6  Free Access 

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, 10:10 a.m. - Mariposa County High School jumped all over host Waterford on Friday evening, earning a 48-6 victory. More...

Sierra Meadows Country Club golf course to close for good  Free Access 

Sierra Meadows Golf Course will host its last round Oct. 31. More...

Head-on collision injures pair

Tourist was on wrong side of the road

A head-on traffic accident Thursday, Sept. 17 on Highway 140 east of Colorado Road sent two people to area hospitals with major injuries.  According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision occurred about 5:30 a.m. More...

Old trunk finally opened gives glimpse into life of young girl

Hazel Trabucco’s letters were hidden for 80 years

Gerry Westfall knew about the trunk that his mother had. More...

McClard arrested after not showing up for court date

Four felony charges filed

The husband of a Mariposa County Unified School District employee was arrested Sept. 16 for warrants that were made after he didn’t show up for court.  Eric McClard, 33, was arrested on four felony charges and one misdemeanor. More...

Photo submissions sought

The MARIPOSAGAZETTE, 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

CoyoteFest in Coulterville is one howl of a good time

Sept. 26 event includes parade

The 30th annual Coulterville CoyoteFest will be held Saturday, Sept. More...

Bookstore is open twice weekly

Books Galore!, a twiceweekly book sale offered by the Mariposa Friends of the Library, is open for business from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Friday and Tuesday.  The location is Merle’s Room at the Mariposa Library, 4978 10th Street in town. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Sept. 14 • Vandalism to a lock was reported from the Mariposa rest stop. • Suspicious circumstances were reported from Scrubby Oak Road. • A scam and harassment report was taken on Terrace View Lane. More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

Mariposa Girls Youth Softball League would like to thank our wonderful team and league sponsors from this past season. We couldn’t have done it without you. All your help is much appreciated.  More...

Card of Thanks

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mariposa, and the community yard sale and its vendors, wish to thank the community of Mariposa for the support you have given us. More...

Sports

Defense shuts down Wolves

Land, Smith score for MCHS in13-9 victory

The Grizzlies earned a hard-fought 13-9 victory over Livingston on Friday night at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  “We played great defense all night. The coaching staff really challenged our defense after the Summerville game. More...

Devlin earns black belt

Clara Devlin, 12, will earn her First Degree Junior Black Belt at Mariposa Martial Arts Academy. More...

Lady Grizzlies rip Coyotes in league opener

Mariposa County High School volleyball squad whipped Denair, 3-0, Sept. More...

Incorrect flu shot times listed  Free Access 

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 - 9:50 a.m.- An article in the Gazette states that flu shots through the Mariposa County Health Dept. would be available today at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. More...

Highway 49 S. closed due to law enforcement activity  Free Access 

7:45 a.m. - Highway 49 South has been closed due to law enforcement activity Thursday morning. More...

MCHS soccer team trounced by Waterford  Free Access 

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, 2:10 - Mariposa County High School was shut out by Waterford 10-0 on Tuesday afternoon in Mariposa. More...

Man dies after hanging himself at Mariposa County Jail  Free Access 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 3:45 p.m. - Armando Vargas, 48, an inmate at the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office Adult Detention Facility, hanged himself Sept. 15 in a secured jail cell. More...

Yosemite to celebrate its 125th anniversary  Free Access 

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 - Yosemite National Park will hold a ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to noon in front of the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. More...

Delaware North sues National Park Service

DNC claims it is owed millions for Park names

Earlier this year, after Delaware North Companies claimed it owned Yosemite National Park attractions and assets, most people said the claim was bogus.  But after DNC lost the contract to the Park in July, it turned around and filed a lawsuit ag More...

Barbecue lovers revel at Blazin' Hog

Dale Knabe of Bootjack digs into some barbecue as his wife Murlene Knabe looks on during the 9th annual Blazin' Hog BBQ Competition on Saturday at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Missing hiker’s body discovered

The body of missing hiker Timothy Nolan was spotted by Park visitors on the afternoon of Sept. 16 in the Park’s backcountry. More...

Cardoso resigns from MCUSD school board

Veteran board of trustees member Joe Cardoso announced his resignation, effective immediately, at the Mariposa County Unified School District board meeting Thursday night.  The following is his resignation letter:  Dear fellow Board Members More...

Yosemite celebrating its 125th anniversary

Public invited to free event

Yosemite National Park will be celebrating its 125th anniversary Thursday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. More...

Commentary

Beware the temporary tax

California Commentary

A coalition of government employee unions has filed an initiative that would extend the temporary income tax hikes that were contained in Proposition 30 and approved by voters in 2012.   More...

Letters

Community needs doctors willing to stay and work

I read the article on the John C. Fremont Hospital in the Sept. 10, 2015 Mariposa Gazette, and was horrified by the blatant disrespect shown for Dr. Rogers. More...

Board of supervisors needs to look at pot cultivation

Marijuana addictiveness destroys one’s soul and shamefully leads to a lot of problems and a weaker nation, similar to a malignant cancer.  More...

Datebook

CalWatchdog.com

Marking the end of one era and the start of a new one, Sacramento lawmakers recently sent legislation to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk that would revolutionize California’s approach to legal medical marijuana.   More...

More from CalWatchdog.com

Donations to special interests on behalf of statewide officeholders have grown from $250,000 in 2000 to $4.9 million so far this year, records show.  The donations, which can be solicited by the charity or the officeholder, are unlimited and nee More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Vivian McQuarrie

Vivian McQuarrie died Sept. 20 after a long struggle with Alzheimers. She was  94 years old.  More...

Francis Cavagnaro Jr.

Franny Cavagnaro, a Bear Valley resident for 53 years, was born April 10,  1962 at John C. Fremont Hospital. He passed away Sept. More...

George Augustus Thomas

George Thomas passed away at his Mariposa residence on Sept. 7, 2015.  He was born July 12, 1951 in Madera County and grew up in the mountain area.  More...

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