March 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Ready, set, pull!

Event raises more than $600

Over $600 was raised for the American Cancer Society this past Saturday during the inaugural “Pulling for a Cure” event in Mariposa.  The event featured five local teams of 10 people who pulled a Mariposa County Fire Engine. More...

Supes decline realtors’ request

The importance of agriculture in Mariposa County was on center stage last week. A lengthy discussion on March 15 between local realtors and the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors focused on an ordinance in the county which highlights agriculture. More...

Photo Submissions Sought

The MARIPOSA GAZETTE 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

Butterfly Festival parade, costume event seek entries

Mariposa Butterfly Festival organizers are seeking entrants for two major events.  One of the centerpieces of the festival is the parade and entrants are needed for 2016.  “We’re trying to get more entries,” said Bill Lowe More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

March 14 • A report of petty theft was taken on Pilot Peak Road. • Identity theft was reported from Colorado Road. • Unsafe shooting was reported from Indian Peak Road and Grist Road. • A suspicious person was on Indian Peak Road. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

March 14 - March 20

EMS - 3 Fire - 3 Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision - 0   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

James Jacob Allen

James “Big Jim” Allen was born on August 22, 1925 in Cleveland,  Ohio to James William and Amelia  Allen.  He passed away peacefully in his sleep in Gilbert, Ariz. on March 1,  2016 at the age of 90.  More...

Barbara Jean Croft

Barbara Jean Tanner was born on Sept. 10, 1936 to Ed and Mary Tanner, in Grosse Point (Detroit), Mich. She was the oldest of five children. While in third grade her family moved to Tucson, Ariz.  Barbara married Ron Croft on  June 1, 1957. More...

James D. Turner

Jim Turner passed away at the age of 84 on March 11, 2016, surrounded by his family.  He was born on Aug. 4, 1931 to  Dwight and Lucille (Elliott) Turner in Madera.  More...

Inside Education

Local Speech Trek winner will compete at the state level

Claire Gorham was the winner at the Mariposa Speech Trek, which was sponsored by the Mariposa chapter of the American Association of University Women.  Gorham spoke on gender bias and inequality. More...

Storyteller enthralls students

As part of its annual Storytelling Festival, the Mariposa County Arts Council provides the opportunity for local schools to afford storytelling assemblies for students. More...

New scholarship available to MCHS grads who enlist

The VFW Auxiliary to Keith Bertken Post No. 6042 recently announced two $250 scholarship opportunities to Mariposa County High School seniors who enlist in any branch of U.S. More...

Mariposa Rotary will introduce outhouse races

In what organizers hope will become a popular annual event, the Mariposa Rotary Club has announced it will host Mariposa’s first-ever Rotary Mother Load Outhouse Derby Race on July 2 at the historic Mariposa County Courthouse.  More...

County working toward possible log burning sites

Tree mortality in Mariposa County is an issue that is going to continue for years.  One of the biggest problems within that issue is what to do with the dead trees once they are felled.  One possible solution is to establish burning areas m More...

MSO to salute Park Service

What began as a simple thought at a meeting four years ago has morphed into a full-blown musical work that will be debuting next month in Mariposa.  “What can we do that no other gateway community can do?” was what Mariposa resident More...

Letters

Dismayed at county weed spraying

After having lived in the “big city” all my life, I moved up to this beautiful rural area more than 15 years ago to escape the hustle and bustle and stress of professional life in the city. More...

Stopped supporting SPCA

After reading the rebuttals regarding the local SPCA, I felt compelled to comment.  More...

Supports Jones for supervisor

Merlin Jones has been doing an outstanding job as Supervisor for District 2. He is a man of integrity and if he says he can make something happen; it will happen. He promised Greeley Hill residents a school and we have one. More...

Milestones

Area churches slate Easter events

Many of the churches in Mariposa County will be holding special services for Easter Week.  Mariposa Reformed Baptist Church, 4994 11th Street in Mariposa, will have Easter Sunday services at 10 a.m. More...

Rebekahs meet twice

The Coulterville Rebekahs meet at 9 a.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the IOOF Hall in Coulterville. Call Lynda Arnold for more information at 852-0143.   More...

Sports

Grizzlies drop non-league pair

Mariposa’s varsity baseball squad dropped a pair of non-league contests last week, falling to Riverbank, 8- 6, and stumbling at Chowchilla, 11-4. More...

Southern League coaches select All-League players

Members of Mariposa County High School’s championship boys’ and girls’ basketball teams dominated the All-Southern League selections made by the league’s coaches last week.  More...

Riverbank hands Lady Grizzlies first loss

The MCHS Lady Grizzlies softball team sustained its first loss of the season last week, dropping a hard-fought non-league match to Riverbank, 3-1.  Earlier in the week, Mariposa battled El Capitan High School of Merced to a 0-0 deadlock in a non More...

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