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School board testing waters for possible bond measure

County could share in funds from statewide initiative

There’s little question Mariposa County schools are in almost desparate need of repair. How to get that done remains to be seen. More...

Bill introduced in legislature to help fund rural fairgrounds

A new bill introduced in the California Legislature could help county fair funding, but how much remains to be seen.  Brian Bullis, general manager of the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, said he supports the legislation, though how much it will hel More...

Local News

Cowboy poetry will be featured at library  Free Access 

Cowboy poetry will be featured this Saturday at the library in Mariposa.Local cowboy poet Wendy Brown-Barry will be reciting original and traditional cowboy poetry at the Mariposa County Library, 4978 10th Street, starting at 11 a.m. More...

Fill the boot  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Fire Team will be at the four-way stop Saturday in Mariposa for Fill the Boot starting at 9 a.m. and visit the old Frost Shop lot for the annual Relay For Life yard sale starting at 8 am. More...

‘Lisa Project’ event coming to Mariposa

The Lisa Project is coming to Mariposa.  The program focuses on child abuse and is a 10- minute interactive experience.  The exhibit will be open three times at the Mariposa County High School gymnasium.  • April 7, 3-5 p.m.  More...

Datebook

Datebook

Legion meets on Wednesday All veterans are welcome at meetings of the local American Legion Post 567, according to post commander Scott Cummings. The post holds its meeting at 6:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Glenn Robinson

Glenn Howard Robinson of Mariposa passed away peacefully at home  Wednesday, April 30 in the arms of his wife of 73 years, Betty Robinson.  More...

William Shadish, Jr.

William Raymond Shadish, Jr. passed on Easter Sunday, March 27, leaving his love, support and mentoring to family, students and colleagues. More...

Barry Mortenson

Barry “Bear” Walter Mortenson was taken home to rest in peace with his Heavenly Father on March 28, 2016.  He was born Sept. 10, 1956. Bear worked in the construction field as an electrician and was also a ranch hand. More...

Inside Education

Classic fairy tale to come alive

Cinderella to be performed at Mariposa County High School

She was the belle of the ball — until midnight struck.  “Cinderella,” the classic “rags to riches” fairly tale will come alive on the stage at Mariposa County High School.  The show will be performed by the dra More...

First in Math at MES

Mariposa Elementary School recently awarded First in Math Awards. The math program involves games and math problems. More...

The ‘state’ of FFA

The Mariposa FFA Parliamentary Procedure teams advanced to the state Parliamentary Procedure Contest this month. More...

Two killed in canyon crash

Two people died following this two-car head-on collision early Tuesday afternoon in the Merced River Canyon. More...

Scenic Yosemite flights to be offered at airport

When Tony Borreson says “the sky is the limit,” he can back that up.  Borreson, manager of the Mariposa/Yosemite Airport, is going to be expanding the skies later this month by offering scenic flights over Yosemite National Park.&nbs More...

History on display at dedication

The rich history of Mariposa was on display Saturday morning.  At 9 a.m. More...

Commentary

Why Average Citizens Don’t Count in Sacramento

California Commentary

For average Californians, the news out of Sacramento is seldom good.   More...

Letters

Thanks to Happy Burger

The Mariposa Miners Special Olympics team would like to thank Greg and Diana Fritz and staff for the use of their Happy Burger Restaurant to hold a Tip A Cop event on March 18. The Fritz’s have always supported our team in so many ways! More...

Dead trees don’t increase fire risk

Regarding two articles in the March 31, 2016 Mariposa Gazette, “McClintock challenges environmental policies,” and “Federal disaster declaration for tree crisis is sought by officials,” the claim that drought- and beetle-kille More...

Three great letters to the editor

Thank you Christine and Gariel Baritz for “Dismayed at County Weed Spraying,” Ken Pritchett for, “Economic Development or Economic Life,” and Roger Warren for, “Solving Problems of Schools.” These three articles ar More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

Mariposa Special Olympics would like to say thank you to Happy Burger Diner for holding our recent, and very successful, Tip-A-Cop fundraiser March 18.  Greg and Dianne Fritz are such wonderful assets to our community, their staff was wonderful, More...

Sports

Diamondmen drop two of three games over the last week

Playing at the Hilmar tournament, the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies baseball team lost two of three games last week.  Mariposa lost 4-1 to Gustine in the tournament opener, before defeating Pacheco 6-3 and losing to Hilmar 9-8 on Thursda More...

Softball team takes fifth in Nor Cal Classic event

The Mariposa County High School Grizzlies softball team was in action Thursday through Saturday at the 12th Annual Nor Cal Classic Tournament in Tracy, and ended up finishing fifth place in the gold bracket. More...

Special Olympics to be held locally

Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) is changing the lives of thousands of athletes. One of their mottos is: “Preparing for life through sports.” More...

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