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McClintock challenges environmental policies

Blames 40 years of laws for devastation of forests

The man who represents Mariposa County in the U.S. Congress says 40 years of environmental laws are to blame for the ongoing tree mortality issue in this region.  Though Republican Rep. More...

Drinking binge lands transient in county jail

A two-day drinking binge and back-to-back arrests landed 48-year-old James Samuel Lee, Jr. in the Mariposa County Jail last Saturday on felony charges of making terrorist threats. More...

Local News

Clampers keep history alive

Group carries on traditions of Gold Rush

They wear red longjohn shirts and call their leader the Noble Grand Humbug. They wear badges made from tin, and their motto is “Credo Quia Absurdum,” which means “I believe it because it is absurd.”  More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

March 21 • A suspicious vehicle was on East Westfall Road. • A child custody issue was reported from Rancheria Creek in Midpines. • Suspicious circumstances were reported from Holtzel Road in Greeley Hill. More...

Wood assistance program sets record, still available

If there is any upside to the tree mortality crisis in Mariposa County, it’s helping senior citizens in need of firewood.  “There is a big need,” said Terri Peresan, director of the Mariposa County Department of Community Servi More...

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Bible study held Monday A gentleman’s Bible study is held every Monday morning at 6:30 a.m. at Happy Burger Diner. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jack Leroy Coats, Jr.

Jack Leroy Coats, Jr. passed away suddenly at his home on March 16,  2016.  Born to Jack Sr. and Helen Coats on June 23, 1954 in Yosemite, Jack was educated in Mariposa up to his junior year of high school. More...

Bobby Rhoan

Bobby Rhoan was born May 17,  1965, in Fresno, and passed away on  March 22, 2016, at Doctors Hospital in Modesto.  More...

David Richard Skelton

David Richard Skelton was born July 10, 1960 in Northridge. He passed away March 23, 2016 in Fresno. He was a resident of Mariposa.  More...

Inside Education

Emergency response education

Wendy Baumann’s first and second grade class at Sierra Foothill Charter School went on a field trip March 22, visiting both Riggs Emergency Medical Services and a Merced City Fire and Rescue De More...

Putting STEM to work

Hannah Wilde’s first and second grade class at El Portal Elementary School recently explored how geometric forms create stability in structures during a STEM (science, technology, engineering a More...

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Breaking News - 4/6/2016 1:41 PM

Two County residents killed in wreck identified  Free Access 

April 6, 2016 2:40 p.m. - A head-on collision on Highway 140 Tuesday afternoon left two people dead. Both were residents of Mariposa County, according to the California Highway Patrol. More...

Man arrested on multiple charges  Free Access 

This is a press release from the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office More...

Core group of local residents help poor, disabled in Mexico receive wheelchairs

Many might not think of Mariposa as the hub of an organization that has a big impact on poor and disabled people in Mexico. More...

Mariposa goods have it ‘Made’

County now has official trademark, seeking businesses to participate

Wine. Beef. Wind chimes. Artwork. Photography. And much more.  What do all of these have in common?  They are “Made in Mariposa.”  For generations, local people have been making and growing various goods. More...

Yosemite sees a record number of visitors in 2015

4.2 million tourists make trip to Park

With snow in the high country and the waterfalls in the Valley going great guns, tourists are making Yosemite National Park a must see this year. More...

Commentary

Three Ways to 'Fix' Government

California Commentary

HOWARD JARVIS TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION Three recent news stories illustrate why, to those not drawing a check from taxpayers, government has become about as popular as a swarm of mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus. More...

Letters

Phony name, phony allegations

In regards to the “Kitty Hawkins” poison-pen letter in the March 24 edition of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE.  I have donated hundreds of hours to the Mariposa SPCA without regret and I invite you to come and work beside me or any of our othe More...

Spraying weed killer is a bad idea

Christine and Gabriel Baritz’s letter to the editor about the County spraying Roundup on their property line was very moving to me.  More...

Noma Moore gave much to Mariposa

The Mariposa County community has lost a very important and nurturing volunteer who has given so much to all of us. Noma Moore.  More...

Milestones

Friends of Hospice will hold an illumination ceremony on Sunday, April 24

Illumination: A Community Memorial and Celebration of Life, will be held at the Jerseydale Ranch, on Sunday, April 24, from 1 to 3 p.m.  The Mariposa Friends of Hospice and the staff of John C. More...

100th Birthday

It’s a surprise! Come help Dorothy Bauer celebrate her 100th birthday on April 2, 2016. A party will be held at Stagg Hall in Hornitos at 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided. More...

Sports

Mariposa bats come alive in 8-6 comeback victory

Completes two-game sweep over conference rival Waterford

It was a rough start for the Mariposa Grizzlies’ baseball team last Friday.  But back-to-back jacks in the fourth inning started the comeback and the Grizzlies pulled out an 8-6 Southern League win over Waterford.  It was the second More...

Lady Grizzlies nip Wildcats for first league victory, 1-0

In a pitcher’s duel that went down to the wire, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies posted their first Southern League softball win last Thursday afternoon, edging Waterford’s Wildcats, 1-0.  More...

Soccer squad splits SL pair

Mariposa’s Lady Grizzly soccer squad split their first two Southern League matches last week.  MCHS stormed past Gustine, 6-1, before dropping a narrow 2-1 match to Waterford last Thursday.  More...

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