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Fairgrounds dealt blow following theft

The already financially-strapped Mariposa County Fairgrounds was dealt another blow last week.  “We have no clue on the suspects,” said Brian Bullis, general manager of the fairgrounds.  He’s talking about the theft of sev More...

Shelia Rogers stays positive despite her battle with cancer

Editor’s note: This is the third in a More...

Local News

RPEA to meet May 17  Free Access 

The Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA) will hold its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, May 17. The meeting will be at the Mariposa County Senior Center on Spriggs Lane. Lunch will be free for those in attendance.  The spea More...

‘Flag retirement’ set June 14 at Sportsmans

American Legion Post 567 will host a Flag Retirement Ceremony on June 14 in honor of Flag Day, which falls within National Flag Week.  The ceremony will start at 6 p.m. More...

Mental wellness will be focus of local forum

Hope and recovery will be the theme of an upcoming event in Mariposa.  “Mariposa Minds Matter” will be Saturday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Tammy Lawhon

Tammy Lynn Lawhon was born in Mariposa on Dec. 11, 1970, to Tim Myers and Beverly (Bolton) Myers. She crossed over on May 2, 2016 at the age of 45. More...

Sports

SPEED DEMON

Local drag racer Dave Lawson wins season opener

Dave Lawson, 62, owner of Lawson Construction, took top honors Sunday, April 24, at the ANRA (American Nostalgia Racing Association) season opener at the Auto Club Famoso Raceway just north of Bakersfield. More...

Medema plans to don the jersey of the Wooster Fighting Scots

Anna Medema has always loved the sport of volleyball, but she wasn’t ever sure she’d be playing it at the college level. More...

Maddox named MVP, leads the way for MCHS golf section title

It’s been a fantastic golf season for Mariposa County High School junior Mark Maddox.  More...

Public works and union lock horns

Board votes in support of department head

The head of the Mariposa County Department of Public Works wants some changes made.  But, members of the Service Employees International Union, public works employees, are objecting.  Mariposa County Board of Supervisors say the changes sho More...

Special delivery

The Mariposa Miners hosted the Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) Regional Track and Field Meet at Mariposa County High School’s upper track on Saturday. More...

Alcohol was factor in double-fatal wreck

Alcohol was a factor in a March head-on collision that killed two Mariposa County residents.  According to the California Highway Patrol, Melissa Anne Carter, 47, had a blood-alcohol level over the state’s legal limit. More...

Hospital officials hoping to change restrictive legislation

Pair of bills now making way through California Legislature

Government regulations are nothing new to Californians. Two regulations now in place have major ramifications for John C. Fremont Healthcare District, and there are now pending bills that could change those laws. More...

Letters

‘Green Groups’ have no clue about forest health

GUEST OPINION

Thank you Mary Carpenter for your response to Monica Bond’s letter to the Editor in the April 7 issue of the Mariposa Gazette.  More...

Reject New York values

Democrat Party leadership believes that people should trust government for all their needs. They also believe that until people are denuded of their guns, control cannot be imposed on them. More...

Look within for economic vitality

Almost 30 years ago, a retired architect and resident of Mariposa County submitted a design for our Government Center to the presiding board of supervisors. More...

Milestones

Happy 80th birthday

Ron Ritchie turned 80 on May 10. Ron, you are loved by so many of Mariposa’s students. You have faithfully volunteered to tutor students at MES for more than 15 years. More...

Couple announce birth of baby son

Jenna Landy and DJ Huskey are proud to announced the birth of their son, David Dewitt Huskey III (Jr.). He was born Jan. 1, 2016, weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. More...

Card of Thanks

Mariposa Piece Makers wishes to thank all who helped make our outdoor quilt show on April 30 a huge success. More...

Inside Education

Emotions high as MCHS wraps up Every 15 Minutes program

The Loyd Hobby gymnasium at Mariposa County High School was filled with many people with wet eyes during an assembly on Tuesday, May 3. More...

Hundreds turn out to support FFA program at dinner dance & auction

Hundreds of supporters showed up to the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Dinner Dance and Auction held at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 30.  “The dinner was very successful,” said Buz Arnold, one of the FFA adviso More...

Woodland recognized by state again

Woodland Elementary School has received yet another honor.  It was announced by California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson that Woodland Elementary has received Academic Achieving Award School status. More...

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