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Board approves modified policy for public works

Work schedule changes proposed

Changes could be coming in the work schedule of employees at the Mariposa County Department of Public Works.  On Tuesday morning, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors approved a modified public works work schedule policy.  More...

Local News

Tour bus gets stuck going downhill, finally rescued by towing company

A Gold Coast Tours bus ran into trouble while attempting to drive down a steep street in Mariposa on Tuesday, Sept. More...

Lake fire still burning, prescribed burn planned

One fire is burning in Yosemite National Park and a prescribed burn is taking place this week, both in Mariposa County.  The Lakes Fire in the Chilnulna   Lakes area, between Turner Meadow and Buena Vista Peak, is a lightning caused fire th More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Sept. 5 - A found horse was reported on Windy Hollow Road. • There was a report of illegal dumping on Coakley Circle. • Shots were heard near Ponderosa Court. • Someone reported a missing mini-horse on Bronco Hollow. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

John R. Woolson

John Robert “Bob” Woolson, 85, of Mariposa, Calif., died on Sept. 4, 2016 in Ventura, Calif. after a short illness.  More...

Gazette obituary policy

At the Mariposa Gazette we continue a deep-seeded newspaper tradition no longer practiced by the majority of publications.  That tradition is publishing obituaries for free. More...

Inside Education

MCHS FFA attends Greenhand Conference

Conference provides hands-on instruction in agricultural education

Mariposa FFA recently took 22 students to the FFA Greenhand Conference in Modesto.  A greenhand is a first year ag or FFA student, usually a freshman. More...

Shake, rattle and roll

Academic Boosters hosting Speak Easy fundraiser at Savoury’s

An upcoming fundraiser will take those in attendance back a few eras in time.  The Mariposa County High School Academic Boosters Club (ABC) will be hosting a Speak Easy Fundraiser at Savoury’s, 5034 Highway 140 on Saturday, Oct. More...

Local teens receive greetings on 18th birthdays

Students at Mariposa and Coulterville High Schools will receive special greetings on their eighteenth birthdays this year from the Mariposa Branch of the American Association of University Women.  More...

Emotions high at log deck meeting

Residents say issue ramrodded by County

Emotions ran high Monday night during a meeting about log sorting operations in Mariposa County. The meeting was arranged by Mariposa County officials to address concerns voiced by residents near where the log sorting operation is proposed. More...

After 17 years, Silvertip project may happen

Fish Camp undertaking, at $36 million, would include 137 unit hotel

It began in 1999.  Seventeen years later, it looks as if a new resort may actually be built in Fish Camp.  SilverTip, a project that was formally approved by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors in 2003, is now closer than ever to actua More...

Leavin’ on a jet plane? Now you can at Mariposa airport

It’s been no secret that Mariposa/Yosemite airport manager Tony Borreson has been making an effort over the last several months to strengthen the airport by making improvements and attracting more customers.  More...

Letters

The zika poison pill

Editor, One kind of blame game is to insert elements into a bill that you know the other side will not accept and blame them for not supporting the bill. Those elements are called poison pills. That’s the case with funding for zika. More...

Where does corruption begin?

Editor,  First, the park service allows the trademark snafu to occur. Now it is an improper land acquisition.  It is very difficult to determine where incompetence leaves off and corruption begins.  Ron Kiser   More...

Supports Butler in election

Editor,  I am writing to endorse David Butler who is running to become a board member of the John C. Fremont Hospital District board. I have known David for 10 years and believe he is highly qualified to serve our community in this role.  More...

Milestones

Made in Mariposa subject during meeting of Rotary

The concept of promoting agricultural and other products made in Mariposa County has been discussed for a number of years.  More...

Thanks for voting

I want to thank everyone who voted for my painting at the Fair. It is such an honor to receive the “People’s Choice” ribbon.  Sincerely, Sarah Brewster   More...

Thanks for an enjoyable parade

The Mariposa Lions Club would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Mariposa County Department of Public Works, the California Highway Patrol, Caltrans, Mariposa Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, Fremont House, H&L Lumber, the businesses on 1 More...

Sports

Gridders show progress, roll behind Shelly and Land

Behind 156 rushing yards and four touchdowns from Josh Land, two of which came on passes from Colton Weidner, the Mariposa County High School football team demolished the Minarets Mustangs on Friday night, winning 42-23 on the road. More...

Grizzlies slow to rotate on defense, fall to Bret Harte

Team shows heart in comeback against Le Grand

Perhaps the team was still thinking about the Mariposa County Fair.  Whatever the reason, the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies fell 15-25, 16-25, 20-25 in volleyball action against Bret Harte on Tuesday night, Sept. 6.  More...

75-year-old plans to undergo physical feats for good cause

A local man is determined to help the Mariposa County High School football program raise funds.  Mike Rollinson, the volunteer strength coach for the MCHS Grizzlies since February, is holding a fundraiser with a goal of raising $15,000 to purcha More...

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