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Burn permit suspension lifted by CAL FIRE  Free Access 

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, 9:30 a.m. - Effective Monday, Nov. 23, CAL FIRE will lift the burn permit suspension in Mariposa, Madera and Merced counties. More...

Yellowjackets sting Grizzlies in football playoffs  Free Access 

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2015, 12:30 p.m. The Mariposa County High School football team was blasted 51-22 Friday night by Hilmar in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Div. 5 playoffs in Hilmar. More...

Hiker, 26, dies in Yosemite National Park  Free Access 

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, 9:40 p.m. - A 26-year-old California woman died in a rock climbing accident last weekend in Yosemite National Park. More...

Gov. Brown seeks federal aid for tree crisis

Smallcombe: Multifaceted solutions needed now

California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency as a result of enormous problems created by dead and dying trees in Mariposa County and throughout the state.  He seeks federal action to help mobilize additional resources for th More...

Supes stick with shakes

Balancing historic preservation with safety issues, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors decided to replace the roof of the historic Mariposa County Courthouse with cedar shingles by a vote of 3-2 after a lengthly discussion at its weekly meeting More...

Burn ban lifted, fire danger remains

A week after Mariposa County was drenched by three inches of rain, CAL FIRE lifted the burn permit suspension in the state responsibility areas in Mariposa, Merced and Mariposa counties.  More...

Rainfall totals bounce

Another storm dumped three-quarters of an inch of rain on Mariposa County earlier this week.  The welcome wet weather came Sunday evening into Monday, with some areas in the county seeing about an inch of rain.  That brings Mariposa’s More...

Local News

Yorkie mix lucky to be alive after attack by two coyotes

‘Jax’ lured by his attackers from hole in a fence

Carolyn Werly is quite happy these days, but it wasn’t that way around a month ago when her Yorkshire terrier mix, a rescue dog, was mauled by two coyotes in the Bailey Flats area.  “Never let them (your pets) out unattended,” More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Nov. 2 • A coyote sighting was reported from Jones Street. • Suspicious circumstances were reported from Meadow Lane. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

Nov. 2 through Nov. 8, 2015

EMS - 2 Fire - 5 Public Assist - 2 Auto Collision - 0   More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa Crafters would like to express our appreciation for the community’s support for the past 30 years. We will no longer be holding our annual Christmas Boutique at the Mariposa VFW Hall due to circumstances beyond our control. More...

Card of Thanks

I am writing to express my gratitude to the Mariposa Grizzlies Fire Department, Mariposa County Fire, Mariposa Public Utility District and CAL FIRE.  More...

Card of Thanks

Once again, Pioneer Market has generously donated to the Mariposa Miners Special Olympics team. Last Saturday, the organization held a bocce ball tournament with guest athletes from the Stanislaus team. More...

Sports

Grizzlies crush Le Grand, 58-12

MCHS makes playoffs, will battle Hilmar on Friday

The Mariposa County High School football team punched its ticket to the Sac Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs by spanking Le Grand’s Bulldogs, 58-12, last Friday at Le Grand.  The No. More...

Sierra Golden Grapplers preparing for new season

The Sierra Golden Grapplers wrestling season will be starting Nov. 17. The team would like to invite all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls to come out for another season. Those who have never wrestled before are encouraged to join. More...

Lady Grizzlies romp

Jessie Vegely, center, executes a dig as Megan Snyder, left, and Laurynn Leonard look on as Mariposa County High School whipped Rio Vista, 3-0, on Tuesday night before a raucous crowd in Loyd Hobby G More...

New rock slide at Ferguson Project reported  Free Access 

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, 9:40 a.m. - A new rock slide occurred last night at the Ferguson Project on Highway 140 on the eastern part of the project. More...

Mining now under conditional use permit  Free Access 

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, 9:40 a.m. - Mariposa County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 on Nov. 17 to amend the General Plan, making most mining subject to a discretionary, conditional use permit. More...

Bridges will be closed Nov. 24 near Coulterville  Free Access 

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, 10:35 p.m. - Mariposa County Department of Public Works is closing the Dogtown and Bondurant bridges Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Free skiing at Badger Pass for fourth-graders  Free Access 

Friday, Nov. 3, 2015, 3:15 p.m. More...

Lady Grizzlies volleyball team ousted from playoffs  Free Access 

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, 8:30 p.m. - The Mariposa County High Grizzlies volleyball team lost Thursday's playoff match against Turlock Christian by a score of 3-1. More...

Veterans saluted

Bodi Conklin, a kindergartener at Mariposa Elementary School, hands a memento to Bob Stonum, 91, right, and Stu Tanner, 90, both World War II veterans, during the 20th annual Veterans Day Commemorati More...

Pair arrested after stop reveals stolen vehicle and dope

Two Merced residents were arrested Nov. More...

Mosher out, Rose fills County post

When Dr. Robert Ryder resigned as health officer for Mariposa County on Oct. 16, Dr. More...

Commentary

Tax raisers are in love with non-voters

California Commentary

Did you know that there was an election last Tuesday? Not many voters did, and the tax-and-spend crowd likes it that way. In this little publicized election, 29 out of 40 local tax increase measures passed.   More...

Letters

It’s KOPS for KIDS time

It’s hard to believe this time of year has come around, and the KOPS for KIDS program is beginning its 19th year of providing holiday cheer to the children and families of the community of Mariposa County.  More...

Supervisors should vote no on conditional use permit

Dear Mariposa County Board of Supervisors:  More...

Forests do better if thinned

I am writing in regards to Deanna Lynn Wulff’s reply, in the Oct. 22 issue of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE, to Kevin Barry’s letter that addresses turning our national forests into a national monument.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Kenneth L. Dobbs

Kenneth L. Dobbs was born Feb. 28, 1937 in Shawnee, Okla. He passed away Oct. 30, at the age of 78, in Merced after a long and valiant battle with Parkinson’s Disease.  More...

Bernard “Frenchy” Antoine Fournier

Bernard “Frenchy” Antoine Fournier, the beloved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, left this world to be with our Lord on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. More...

Heinz Emil Betat

Heinz Emil Betat passed away  Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 4, at home in Ahwahnee at the age of 80.  Heinz was born to George and Helen Betat Oct. 21, 1935, in East Prussia, Germany. More...

Inside Education

Woodland 8th-graders visit Catalina Island

Eighth-grade students at Woodland Elementary School recently took a week-long science and adventure trip to Catalina Island.  From Oct. 26 to 30, the students stayed at Fox Landing, a remote camp on Catalina Island. More...

Students of the month

The Greeley Hill Elementary School students of the month are, from left, Andrew Debolt, Titus Seal, Sophia Seaman and Haley Calabrese. More...

Mariposa graduate will perform in college play

Alex Waitinas, a senior at the University at Mount Union in Ohio, will perform as the university’s department of theatre presents “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, 20 and 21 and at 2 p.m. Nov. More...

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