June 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Two fires erupt in County, crews still battling one blaze  Free Access 

Two wildfires erupted in Mariposa County on Tuesday afternoon. One is currently still burning while the other was contained quickly. More...

School enrollment up for first time in decade

Enrollment in the Mariposa County Unified School District is up, it was revealed at the MCUSD board meeting on Thursday, May 19. Enrollment is up 63 students over last year within the district County-wide. More...

AG won’t pursue Carrier email case

DA confirms it was a violation of campaign law

The California Attorney General’s Office will not investigate an election-related email sent by the chairman of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors.  However, Mariposa County District Attorney Thomas Cooke says what chairman John Carr More...

Untz Festival set at the fairgrounds

If you are into underground electronic music, Mariposa is the place to be this week.  The Untz Festival will kickoff Thursday at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds and will run through Saturday.  Music begins at 4 p.m. More...

Local News

Voters head to polls for Tuesday primary

Voters in Mariposa County will head to the polls on Tuesday where two contested races are on tap for county supervisor slots.  In District 5, incumbent Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Chairman John Carrier will face off against newcomer Mil More...

Your photos

This colorful photo was submitted by reader Leslie Brenner. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Selling her wares

Ann Harris was one of many who had tents set up at the Art and Wine event on Saturday afternoon at the Courthouse lawn in Mariposa. Harris was selling mugs which she had painted flowers onto. More...

Milestones

Assisting the church

Pioneer Market donated $107 to New Life Christian Fellowship for its missionary fund. Church members have been saving the Pioneer Market receipts to return to the store. More...

Local sorority elects officers, plans sale

Delta Nu Iota, local chapter of the world-wide sorority Beta Sigma Phi, recently voted five officeholders.  Their installation took place at the home of Fran Goss. More...

Celebration set for Spaulding

A celebration of life for Rhonda Wagner Spaulding is set for June 11. Spaulding passed away on May 6.  The celebration will be from 2-4 p.m. More...

Inside Education

MCHS Achievement Night award winners announced  Free Access 

 Mariposa County High School held its Achievement Night on Monday, May 23 at the high school.   The ceremony honored standout students in grades 9-11, and several awards in various categories were given out. More...

Interns work with healthcare providers in effort to help improve public health

Area health officials were thrilled with work of UC-Merced students

John C. Fremont Hospital and Mariposa Public Health recently received some help from our neighbors in Merced.  More...

Standout students

The Sierra Tel Scholarship recipients, from left, are: Lukas Hart, Anna Medema, Miranda Norman, Noah Rockwood and Zackary Smith. More...

Connecting Waters Charter School inviting parents to learn more  Free Access 

Connecting Waters Charter School is coming to Mariposa.  More...

Menetrey has commanding lead in District 5 race; Jones leads in District 2  Free Access 

Miles Menetrey took a commanding lead Tuesday night as the first returns came in for the election for District 5 supervisor in Mariposa County. More...

A remarkable run

MCHS grabs section crown

It wasn’t as comfortable of a finish as they would have liked, but the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies came away with an 11-7 victory over the Ripon Christian Knights in Monday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI championship game at More...

Man gets 17-1/2 years for assaulting deputy

An Oakhurst man was sentenced to 17-1/2 years in prison last week for assaulting a sheriff’s office deputy. William Shannon Reed, 47, was handed the sentence by Superior Court Judge Michael Fagalde. He had been convicted by a jury on Oct. More...

Gazette now has a new look and a new size

With this edition of your community newspaper, the Mariposa Gazette, we are introducing a new size and updated appearance.  More...

Club president was born to ride

Mariposa event allows Rowe to endulge in his passion

For some people, motorcyles are something to dust off and ride once a month on a weekend. For others, it’s a hobby. For Dan Rowe, it’s a passion. More...

Commentary

TAXPORTATION PART 2: Response to Will Kempton

California Commentary

Last week’s column presented the case for strong opposition to any new transportation taxes in California. More...

HONORING the FALLEN

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6042 hosted a Memorial Day ceremony this past Saturday at the Mariposa Cemetery.  The group marched through town before conducting the ceremony at the cemetery. More...

Letters

Help needed for man hurt in wreck

Editor:  I have some young friends who are in a dire situation.  My friend was the only survivor of a head-on crash in the Merced River Canyon in early April. More...

A grumpy mason has an idea

Guest Opinion

Thank you, Lucille Apcar, for the thoughtful letter about the need for a new “home-thought” central attraction for Mariposa. It so happens I have some ideas along the same line. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ray Potter

Ray was born Sept. 21, 1932 in Marshall, Ark., to Emery and Wilburie (Ray)  More...

Sports

Hughes risks further injury, provides amazing ‘Hollywood’ ending for MCHS

Hollywood couldn’t have written a better ending. More...

MCHS diamondmen dig deep, vanquish Bradshaw Christian

Better late than never.  That’s the line of thinking for the No. 4-seeded Mariposa County High School baseball team, which knocked off No. More...

FOLLOWING THEIR DREAMS: Tucker, Vegely headed to Reedley College to continue playing sport they love

Small town Mariposa continues to churn out college athletes.  Nellie Tucker and Jessie Vegely, two key members of the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies softball team, reached verbal agreements to join the Reedley College Tigers to play softb More...

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