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MCHS valedictorians honored

There’s no shortage of excceptional students at Mariposa County High School. More...

Meth bust nets over 50 grams, local man jailed

More than 50 grams of methamphetamine were seized and a Mariposa man was arrested last week following a traffic stop. More...

Bagby boat ramp to remain closed

It might be one of the more popular boating options in this area, and the water is higher than it has been in the last few years, but as of now, the Bagby boat ramp at Lake McClure is not expected to be available this summer. More...

Local News

Some Sierra National Forest campgrounds remain closed

Because of tree mortality, some Sierra National Forest campgrounds are closed but others remain open.  According to officials from the U.S. Forest Service, various campgrounds are closed until tree removal projects can be completed.  More...

Breakfast event, more set at Odd Fellows in La Grange

Breakfast at the International Order of Odd Fellows Hall in La Grange is on the second Sunday of each month.  This month’s event will be June 12.  The menu includes biscuits and gravy, sausage, ham and cheese omelets and French toast, More...

Your photos

This rainbow photo was taken by reader William Alsup. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Rhonda Spaulding service is June 11

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...

Sports

THE BOYS OF SUMMER

Past meets present in alumni game

In a game featuring past and present legends of Mariposa County High School baseball, it was a current freshman who stole the show. More...

Hughes gives back by holding sports camps; JCF provides free physicals

A varsity sports star decided to give back to his town and school district on Saturday.  Morgan Hughes, who played both baseball and soccer this year, and who is set to graduate from Mariposa County High School, held youth sports camps at the hi More...

Freshmen surprise seniors in Powderpuff football tournament

In the battle for Powderpuff football supremacy, it was the Class of 2017 that came out on top.  The junior class defeated the freshmen class 16-0 in the championship round of the 2016 Powerpuff football playoffs at Mariposa County High School o More...

Menetrey marches to decisive victory

Merlin Jones avoids run-off with District 2 triumph

An incumbent and a newcomer prevailed in Tuesday’s primary election for two seats on the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors.  A third candidate ran unopposed.  Miles Menetrey was a big winner in the District 5 race for supervisor. More...

Quenching the flames

A tanker plane makes an aerial drop on the Dove Fire in Jerseydale on Tuesday. Fire officials said Wednesday morning the blaze was about 50 acres and 50 percent contained. More...

Graduation ceremony will be this Friday at the fairgrounds

The 100th Commencement of Mariposa County High School will be held Friday, June 10 at the Gold Bowl of the Mariposa Fairgrounds.  The ceremony will start at 8 p.m., and 132 seniors are set to graduate.  More...

Chappell lone board candidate

Following the resignation of District 1 Board Member Joe Rabon, Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) officials recently invited applications from eligible candidates for the vacant seat.  This lone application was from community membe More...

Commentary

Howard, What Have You Done for Me Lately?

California Commentary

Many of those under 50 do not remember tax revolt leader Howard Jarvis, who passed away 30 years ago, and yet, perhaps unknowingly, they are benefiting from his legacy. More...

Letters

Alt ed program given bad name

I have been employed by the Mariposa County School District since November of 1999, and prior to that served in two other California districts on the central coast for a combined 10 years.  More...

Milestones

Winners announced for ‘Live Your Dream’ awards

The winners of Soroptimist International of Mariposa’s 2016 Live Your Dream Award are Satara Mannes (first place) and Amanda Adams (second place).  More...

Sorority installs new officers, has luncheon with other area chapters

Xi Phi Upsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recently installed their officers for the coming year at the home of Barbara Peters.  Installed were Nancy Kyle, president; Ina Linderman, vice president; Clara Holly, recording/corresponding secretary; a More...

And the winner is ...

Marilyn Corral of Mariposa was the winner of the handmade quilt that was given away by the Mariposa Community Chorus at their spring concert. More...

Inside Education

Who let the dogs out? Mariposa school ‘paws’ed to hold a dog-themed musical

If anybody walking by Mariposa Elementary School on the morning of Thursday, June 2 happened to hear barking and woofing coming from the windows near the lunchroom, just know it wasn’t anything to worry about.  More...

Competing like Coyotes

Lake Don Pedro Elementary School’s after school program, the “Coyote Club,” has been offering a wrestling program to its attendees. More...

FFA gives helping hand

Mariposa FFA Students went to Woodland Elementary to help Mrs. More...

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