April 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Rocking for a good cause

MCHS senior organizing concert to honor father and help fight ALS

John DeVillires sighs. "For this to hit me, it's like…" His voice trails off as he thinks about how to describe the situation he's facing. "I get really, really tired these days," DeVillires says. More...

Cast your vote for the County’s ‘Best’

Where can you get that perfect, juicy cheeseburger? How about a great haircut?  These categories, and many more, are part of the annual “The Best of the Best in Mariposa County” contest sponsored by the MARIPOSA GAZETTE.  More...

Local News

New assistant DA is enjoying his profession and Mariposa

A new assistant district attorney is now on duty in Mariposa County.  Philip Dodgen recently joined the Office of the District Attorney.  “I like the structured environment,” said Dodgen. More...

Exploitation of children topic of upcoming training session in area

Commercial sexual exploitation of children will be the subject of a upcoming meeting. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

April 4 • Petty theft was reported from El Portal. • A cow was in the roadway on Old Highway. • Petty theft was reported from Bootjack area. • Possible illegal hunting was reported on Ben Hur Road. More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

The family of Robert “Bobby” Rhoan wishes to thank everyone for all the donations, food, money, prayers, well wishes and condolences, which was very much appreciated.  The family would especially like to thank the following business More...

Card of Thanks

The family of Georgiana “Georgie” Lewis would like to thank hospice, family and friends for all of their help and support.  Steve and Karen Lewis Art and Nancy Lewis   More...

Card of Thanks

I wanted to thank Dr. Mero and the Catnip Society for their continuing services to this community. Catnip and Dr. Mero neuter cast on the first and third Wednesdays for $25. This is a great service to the community.  Ellie McQuarrie   More...

Sports

Williams provides power and leadership for MCHS baseball

Along with Quinn Horvath, he helps Mariposa edge Ripon Christian

High school sports can often boil down to which teams have the most experience and talent in their upperclassmen levels.  If that's true, the Mariposa County High School baseball team should be in good shape. More...

Man with area ties wins rodeo contest

Professional rodeo athlete Kevin Lozares may not have dreamt of all the success he'd achieve in rodeo, but it's certainly happened — and a lot of that success he attributes to his time spent in the Sierra Foothills. More...

Parks & Rec holding summer swim lessons

Mariposa Parks and Recreation will be holding summer swim lessons soon. Classes are Monday-Thursday. The cost is $20 per child, per session. Registration opens May 16, 2016. More...

Blue and Gray rattle sabres

For the 10th straight year, Mariposa will be host to a Civil War reenactment along with many other events.  Las Mariposas Civil War Days is scheduled for April 16-17 at the historic Long’s Mariposa Ranch.  There is a full schedule of More...

Annual mineral show was a gem of an event

Despite rain, participation was strong this past weekend

Rain didn’t dampen spirits at the annual Mariposa Gem and Mineral Show this past weekend.  The event was held at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds and despite constant rain, organizers said attendance was steady.  More...

Butterfly releases popular at festival

Around 5,000 butterflies will be set free

From 50 to 5,000. In a little over a decade, that’s how many more butterflies are released each year at the Mariposa Butterfly Festival. More...

Commentary

New Ways to Spend 'OPM' (Other People's Money)

California Commentary

An earlier edition of this column focused on government waste due to gross mismanagement and fraud on the part of California state and local governments. More...

Letters

Thanks for help with benefit

There are a lot of people I want to thank who helped with the “Jerry Lynch Heart Benefit.” More...

Thankful for first responders

I want to thank each and everyone of you for coming to my assisistance on March 16, 2016 in Mariposa after I had a seizure (due to epidermoid cyst on my brain) which caused me to pass out then fall off of my bicycle. More...

Support 4-H Fashion Show

The Community is invited to attend the annual Mariposa County 4-H Fashion Revue and Style Show. Last year I had the pleasure of participating in this fun event for the first time. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Tony Record

Tony Lane Record, 56, was born  July 26, 1959, in Fontana, Calif.  A 28 year resident of Mariposa  County, the Good Lord called him away on April 4, 2015, near his home in Midpines.  He was a loving and honorable father and brothe More...

Kathleen Callahan

Kathleen Anne Callahan was born  Sept. 12, 1940 in San Diego to parents James and Marybeth Kalstrom.  She passed away on April 2, 2016.  Kathy grew up in Fresno, attending Roosevelt High School. More...

Melissa Carter

On Tuesday, April 5 the world lost a beautiful person and a child of  Yosemite.  Melissa Anne (Missy) Carter lost her life in a car accident. She was born in her beloved Yosemite Valley on Nov. More...

Inside Education

MCHS band will make first trip to Raymond Parade

The award-winning Mariposa County High School marching band will be performing in the Raymond Parade for the first time ever on Saturday, April 16 at noon. More...

Students earn awards for prose at area competition

Mariposa County High School students who submitted their writing for consideration in being published in the anthology, Spectrum, attended the 36th Annual Young Writers’ Conference at Fresno State.  More...

Yosemite Winter Club offers Summer Camp scholarships for winter sports

Yosemite Winter Club is inviting all youth (18 and under) winter sport enthusiasts to apply for a Summer Camp Scholarship in their favorite winter sport.  More...

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