September 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

As fair gets underway, County approves $150,000 in funding

With the Mariposa County Fair starting this Friday, some good news came to fair officials last week.  During a final budget hearing on Thursday of last week, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors gave the green light to give $150,000 to the f More...

Tears flow as Hodson has final budget session

A big loss is coming to Mariposa County.  Chief Administrative Officer Mary Hodson has announced she will be retiring at the end of the year.  During last Thursday’s budget hearing — the last for Hodson — there were tears More...

Local News

NMCHC pays honor to pair of valued members

The late Lane and Ahlqvist honored

This past year has seen the loss of two of the Northern Mariposa County History Center museum’s most energetic and supportive members, Bill Lane and Lennart Ahlqvist.  More...

Your photos

This photo of a Russian Mammoth Sunflower was taken by reader Shirley Kennedy. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

CAL FIRE announces a new round of grants

CAL FIRE announced last week it will be awarding nearly $16 million for fire prevention grants to local fire departments and fire safe councils to reduce the threat of large wildfires.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Stephen Addis

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he die yet shall he live, and whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die.” John 11:25, 26   More...

Courtney Roberts

Courtney Roberts passed away peacefully and unexpectedly on Aug. 8, 2016. Courtney was born in Huntington, W.V., on Aug. 23, 1942. Courtney is remembered for her engaging smile, her positive energy, and love for life, family and friends. More...

Rollin ‘Doc’ Wright

Rollin Adair Wright, affectionately known as Doc, passed away on Aug. 24, 2016. He was born on April 15, 1931 in Sulphur, Ind., to parents Samuel D. More...

Yosemite to begin major road construction projects, parking will be impacted  Free Access 

Yosemite National Park will close a day use parking area in Yosemite Valley on the evening of Monday, Sept. 5 to improve parking and traffic circulation.  More...

DUI checkpoint will be Sunday in Mariposa  Free Access 

A DUI checkpoint will be conducted in Mariposa on Sunday. More...

Cathey’s Valley couple gets back to their roots

To say that Lauren and Andrew Gilkin are down to earth is an understatement. But how a New Jersey girl and a Maryland boy became farmers in Cathey’s Valley is a tale of its own that even involves the board game Scrabble. More...

Ballasch enters dual not guilty pleas in deputy shooting case

The man accused of shooting a Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputy in 2015 has entered a plea of not guilty.  Brian Joseph Ballasch, 36, of Merced, actually entered dual pleas on Monday in Mariposa County Superior Court. More...

Letters

Thanks to victim for telling truth

Editor,  To the victims of the crimes reported last week in the Appling case ...  I am proud of you for telling what happened to you and for standing up for yourselves and each other. I’m sure it was not an easy decision. More...

Be aware of what BOS has allowed

Alert! More...

Decision was for greater good

Editor,  More...

Sports

Friday night lights will shine once again

MCHS coaching staff will seek to replace lost talent at key positions this football season

The high school football season in California lasts from August to November. That’s about four months, or one third of a year. For the other eight months of the year, fans and players are deprived of the game they love. More...

Familiar faces gone, team moves forward

When graduation rolled around this summer, the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies lost quite a bit in terms of talent from the depths of their football team.  Jake Mayberry, last season’s quarterback, safety and punter, went on to gradu More...

Williams will test himself, play baseball at Merced College

It may have taken longer than he planned to make a decision, but Jake Williams thinks he made the correct one about his future.  The 2016 Mariposa County High School graduate decided to play college baseball at Merced College this coming season. More...

Inside Education

Students are excited about criminal justice class

Students in the new criminal justice course at Mariposa County High School are excited about the opportunities it brings.  More...

AAUW gives back with backpacks

Several members of the Mariposa AAUW (American Association of University Women) recently gathered at Mariposa Elementary School to fill 46 backpacks with school supplies donated by AAUW members and from funds donated by the community.  That incl More...

Joseph graduates from Chapman with honors

Grace Joseph, Mariposa County High School class of 2012, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts where she majored in screenwriting and minored in television.  More...

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