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Grizzlies hold off Le Grand to close out football season  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Grizzlies hung on to defeat Le Grand 21-20 in a high school football thriller. More...

County offered land for log sorting area

Couple says they won’t lease to PG&E but would give five acres to the County

A new twist has arisen concerning the property on East Westfall Road that was proposed to be used as a log sorting operation by Pacific Gas & Electric.  The owner of the property says he is now offering to donate some land to Mariposa County More...

New contract given to CEO at John C. Fremont Hospital

MacPhee will receive $225,000 annual salary

The CEO at John C. Fremont Healthcare District has a new contract. By a unanimous vote at Monday’s board meeting, Alan MacPhee was given a three-year contract by the board. More...

El Portal Market should be back in business this week

New owner hopes to retain workforce

The El Portal Market should be open this week.  Some concern was raised in the community because a new concessionaire was taking over the market this week.  Earlier this year, the National Park Service announced that Kirstie Dunbar Kari, wh More...

Local News

Measure L to fund schools appears to have overwhelmingly passed  Free Access 

It looks like Mariposa County voters have overwhelmingly chosen to fund school facilities improvements. More...

Burn ban lifted, officials urge caution, outline requirements

Permits, burn day status must be confirmed

With the recent moisture that has fallen in the region, the burn ban in Mariposa County has been lifted.  However, officials from CAL FIRE say there are strict rules that must be followed and persons must confirm each day if burning is allowed.& More...

Your photos

Reader Howard Skinner sent in this photo that was taken in October at McCabe Flats. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Priscilla Ann Verceles

Priscilla Ann Verceles was born Sept. 30, 1952. She married her high school sweetheart Ted Verceles in March 1969. Priscilla and Ted had three children: Christina, Kelly and Pike. In 1979 they moved from Moss Beach, Calif., to Mariposa, Calif. More...

David Leon Ziegenfuss

David (Uncle Buck) Leon Ziegenfuss was born on May 24, 1948 in Healdsburg, Calif. and passed away at his home in Cathey’s Valley on Oct. 25, 2016. More...

Paul Simmons

Paul H. Simmons, C.P.A., age 80, passed away peacefully at his home in Mariposa, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016.  He was born Jan. 2, 1936 in Los Angeles, Calif., to Henry and Eva Simmons. More...

Inside Education

Rocks, hard places and a life mission

Local man serves as mentor to students

Students at Spring Hill High School received a special visit recently.  Ron Kauk, one of the most notable figures in rock climbing history, visited the students to share with them life lessons he’s gained from rock climbing.  More...

Donald ‘Trumpkin’ for president?

Students at Mariposa Elementary School participated in the Spooktacular Pumpkin Decorating Contest on Friday, Oct. 28. The pumpkins were on display for all at the school to see. More...

SFCS talking about tarantulas

Ms. Contreras’ seventh and eighth graders at Sierra Foothill Charter School recently visited their first and second grade buddies’ classroom. More...

Measure L to fund schools appears to have overwhelmingly passed  Free Access 

It looks like Mariposa County voters have overwhelmingly chosen to fund school facilities improvements. More...

L Yes: Voters overwhelmingly pass school bond  Free Access 

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PG&E reverses course on debris removal rules

The criteria for how Pacific Gas & Electric removes debris from the property of their customers appears to have changed.  When PG&E announced a couple of months ago their debris management program, they had specific criteria for how they More...

Getting the royal treatment

Homecoming was celebrated at Mariposa County High School on Friday, Oct. 28. At halftime of the football game, Gage Bazinet (left) and Leah Lafata were honored as the homecoming king and queen. More...

At long last, the 2016 general election is here

Many people may be breathing a sigh of relief next week.  The reason?  The 2016 general election will be in the history books.  The final chapter in the long saga of the presidential election comes to a close when voters across America More...

Falling boulders block Highway 140 into Park

Several large boulders fell on Highway 140 near El Portal this week, closing the road into Yosemite National Park.  According to the National Park Service, the boulders fell on Monday afternoon just east of El Portal. More...

Letters

Political spending, crime and the death penalty all on statewide election ballot

Editor’s note: There are 17 propositions on the More...

For whom the bell tolls

Editor,  Friday, 11 p.m. I think that I hear the Courthouse clock but I can’t be certain. Modern dual pane windows tend to muffle outside sounds and the Sandman has almost bagged me.  Saturday, 4 a.m. Yep. It’s the clock.  More...

Elected Officials

GOVERNOR Jerry Brown (916) 445-2841 1st Floor State Capitol Sacramento, CA 95814  STATE SENATOR 14th District Tom Berryhill (916) 651-4008 State Capitol Room 3076 Sacramento, CA 95814   More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

The board of directors of the Northern Mariposa County History Center extends a heart-felt thank you to all those that came out to enjoy the 2016 Coulterville CoyoteFest. More...

Card of Thanks

Thanks to our community’s generous donations and support, Soroptimist International of Mariposa delivered bags of candy, each weighing over 15 pounds, to 40 houses in our local neighborhoods to distribute to the children of Mariposa on Hallowee More...

Soroptimist welcomes new members

Soroptimist International of Mariposa has installed into its club Arin Debber and Christy Wall as new members. Shown from left are Debber, Soroptimist Dee Carr and Wall. More...

Sports

Bearing down on opponents

Bears notch some of their finest seasons in memory

‘Twas the week before playoffs, and all through the houses of Mariposa Bears players, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.  The cleats were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that a Super Bowl title soon would appear.  More...

Miller Jensen continues to cheer on Griz

Injuries are part of football, but that doesn’t mean they’re easy to deal with. Especially when they occur during a player’s senior year. Miller Jensen knows what that feels like. More...

Tip A Cop event set for Friday

On Friday, Nov. 4 from 4-8 p.m., officers from the Mariposa Sheriff’s Office will be serving meals at Steve’s Sportsman Cafe. More...

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