August 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Budget proposal shows $100,000 for fairgrounds

Public hearing set for Monday

It’s budget time in Mariposa County. The recommended 2016-17 budget is now available for public review on the County’s website, mariposacounty.org. More...

Successful destruction derby is no accident

Popular fair event set again this year

It’s only fitting that John Borba built WGAS Motorsports into a well-known extreme sport entertainment company in California.  Born and raised in Turlock, and a frequent visitor to Mariposa, Borba has been involved in motorsports for decad More...

Local News

Crews working to remove dead trees at Darrah Park, pre-school will open

Officials are working to remove dead trees from Darrah Park in Mariposa County.  Russ Marks from the Mariposa County Department of Public Works said a contractor has been hired to fell the trees in the park. More...

Hospital board to have races; one race for school board post

Two incumbents did not file for the J.C. Fremont Hospital District board of directors and as of Monday, four candidates had filed for three open seats.  More...

Quest Diagnostics still open, providing service

A local medical diagnostics clinic isn’t going anywhere.  Quest Diagnostics, which has been in Mariposa since 1999, is staying in its current location, despite the recent relocation of Mariposa Family Medicine Associates.  More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

George and Angela Heiss and their family would like say “thank you” to all of our extended family and our friends for the love and support following Claire Goldman’s death. More...

Sports

A new ‘skate’ of mind

Mariposa native’s skateboarding company is thriving

Sometimes, our wildest dreams do come true. Such was the case for former Mariposa resident Derek Sego. Sego, 28, no longer lives in Mariposa, but the dreams he formed as a youngster in Mariposa have expanded more than he likely ever dreamed. More...

A YOUTH MOVEMENT

MCHS netters young, but hungry

The Mariposa County High School Grizzlies are coming off a volleyball season in which they earned a share of the league title before going on to lose to Turlock Christian in the playoffs, 3-1. More...

Kari, Quinn hope to add depth to football team

The success of football teams often boils down to the depth of the roster. The sport is physically taxing, and the season is a long one, meaning players will be injured or tire down. More...

Accused shooter of deputy is likely to plead not guilty by reason of insanity

Made court appearance last week, another one set Aug. 29

All indications are the man accused of shooting a Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputy will plead not guilty by reason of insanity. Though that has not been determined yet, during a preliminary hearing in the case on Wednesday, Aug. More...

Crunch time

Classic car crinkled in crash

A Mariposa man’s classic car was damaged in a two-vehicle accident last week. According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. More...

Supervisors respond to recent report from County grand jury

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors has officially responded to a report released by the Mariposa County Grand Jury. More...

Letters

Here’s what Trump will really do

Editor,  I read with interest Lana Luczy’s letter in the Aug. 5 Gazette endorsing Donald Trump. It listed many things we can expect Mr. More...

Area lucky to be getting acclaimed pianist

Editor,  Mariposa will be fortunate to have John Nilsen, an award winning pianist, in concert next Saturday.  John is from Oregon and has performed at the Mariposa United Methodist Church for the last four years.  More...

Stands behind her marijuana letter

Editor,  The questions about the legalization of marijuana for recreational use (Prop. 64) are serious ones. Marijuana has been used for many years medically for valid reasons, as any medical doctor will attest to.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Elizabeth McDaniel

Elizabeth McDaniel passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 28, 2016, surrounded by her beloved husband Jim and loved ones at her home near Raymond, Calif., following her courageous battle with cancer.  More...

Claire Goldman

Claire Kathleen Daniels  Goldman died recently at  98 years old. She had lived in Mariposa since 2002.  More...

David Miller

David “Larry” Miller passed away at home on  Sunday, July 31, 2016 at the age of 81.  More...

Inside Education

‘We Are MCUSD’ urges leadership, service

It might be hard to believe, but school is back in session across the district.  To usher in the new school year, the Mariposa County Unified School District held “We Are MCUSD” on Friday morning at Mariposa County High School. More...

Making new student orientation as easy as ‘ABC’

Mariposa Academic Boosters Club, Inc. (ABC) was happy to be part of new student orientation at Mariposa County High School on Thursday night. More...

Sheriff urges safe driving as school resumes

With school back in session, law enforcement officials are reminding the public to drive safely, especially around school locations.  “We do want to get the word out to remind our commuters in the morning and afternoon we’ll have kid More...

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