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Smallcombe’s log deck plan placed on ice

Supervisors don’t act on idea for wood storage area

A plan brought in front of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors on Dec. More...

Investigation launched on fundraising

Texas company reported to be soliciting funds

What may be a case of misunderstanding or misrepresentation by an overzealous salesperson is being investigated by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office as a possible scam. More...

GAZETTE announces holiday hours

The MARIPOSA GAZETTE will close its office at noon Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and will also be closed Christmas Day. The office will reopen at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28.  The GAZETTE will also be closed on Friday, Jan. More...

Local News

Tragedy averted

A section of Highway 49 South was shut down Dec. 16 for an elderly suicidal person on the William Sell Bridge over the Chowchilla River. More...

Mashiri leads advisory meetings for ranchers

Goals and more to be discussed

Fadzayi Mashiri, the University Of California Cooperative Extension county director for Mariposa and the livestock and natural resources farm advisor for Madera, Mariposa and Merced counties, is hosting two succession planning and peer advisory meeti More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Dec. 14 • A suspicious person was on Joe Howard Road. • A traffic accident was reported on Triangle Road. • A verbal domestic dispute occurred on 6th Street. • Suspicious circumstances were reported at St. More...

Milestones

In the Military

Airman Kristen N. Montgomery, who is in the United States Air Force, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas, on Nov. 25, 2015. More...

Bible study offered

Second Chance Ministries is offering a Bible study and worship services that began on Dec. 23 at the Mariposa County Library meeting room.  Bible study will run from 6 to 7 p.m. and the worship service will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. More...

Dementia, Alzheimer’s are topic of discussion

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease will be the topic at the Fellowship Hall of the Seventhday Adventist Church on Sunday, Jan. 4 at 3:30 p.m.  The topics will be discussed by Dr. More...

Sports

Lady Grizzlies fall short in title tilt at Hilmar Tournament

The Mariposa girls’ varsity basketball team was three minutes away from capturing the Hilmar Tournament championship on Saturday. Leading for most of the game, Mariposa let a sixpoint lead evaporate as Los Banos came away with a 41-37 victory. More...

Collins sworn

Mariposa resident Robert Collins, at left, was sworn in by Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent Robin Hopper at last week’s school board meeting. More...

Christmas lights, trees can be recycled

Old or broken strings of Christmas lights can be recycled by bringing them to the Mariposa County Recycling Center.  Wires will be recycled for their metal content. More...

Lady Grizzlies lose close one to Minarets in hoops  Free Access 

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, 2:45 p.m. - Mariposa's Lady Grizzlies lost a heartbreaker to Minarets on Monday 54-52. More...

Grizzlies basketball squad squashes Minarets  Free Access 

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, 2:05 p.m. - Mariposa County High School's hoop team destroys Minarets 73-50 at Loyd Hobby Gymnasium on Monday evening. More...

Long time coming

Mariposa Creek was flowing at a brisk pace Tuesday at 10 a.m. off Miller Road about a half mile south of downtown Mariposa. Rainfall from Sunday to Tuesday at noon totaled around five inches. More...

Petition signatures need verification from County Clerk

Signatures being checked on hot-button mining issue

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors was informed at its meeting Dec. More...

Commentary

What taxpayers want from Santa

California Commentary

A time-tested Christmas joke describes the four stages of life: First, you believe in Santa Claus. Second, you don’t believe in Santa Claus. Third, you are Santa Claus. Fourth, you look like Santa Claus.  More...

Letters

Boosters get scammed

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band Boosters is in the beginning stages of fundraising for its “75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor” trip.  More...

More Evie Wilsons needed

Evie Wilson has been a frequent contributor to these pages and I have often disagreed in whole or in part with her. Nevertheless, her letters are thoughtful and to the point.  More...

A lump of coal

On Dec. 17, 2015, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued their final rule defining what it means to be actively engaged in farming, and thereby eligible to receive federal farm payments.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ralph Walker

Ralph Walker passed away peacefully Dec. 14, 2015. He was 93.  He was born to Charles Walker and May Walker-Ballantyne on  March 26, 1922 at home in Mariposa. More...

Katherine “Kay” Frances Bodnar

Katherine “Kay” Frances Bodnar of Mariposa, beloved wife, sister and aunt, passed away on Oct. More...

Norman E. Mabon

Norman Eugene Mabon, a longtime resident of Atwater, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 at home, surrounded by his family. He was 86.  More...

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