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Accused shooter’s hearing is delayed

Ballasch will be back in court on Jan. 4

The man accused of shooting a Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputy had his competency hearing delayed once again last week.  Brian Ballasch, 36, made a brief appearance in Mariposa County Superior Court last Thursday.  Ballasch fac More...

GIRL POWER

Lady Grizzlies breaking ground

“Boys will say the most disgusting things to you,” says Carmen Ortiz.  Ortiz, a member of the Lady Grizzlies wrestling team at Mariposa County High School, is shattering the stereotype of the sport of wrestling being a sport for male More...

Local News

Making Christmas brighter

Shantel Sojka, left, advertising director for the Mariposa Gazette, presents a check for $675 to Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Deputy Jeremy Day toward the annual Kops for Kids More...

Your photos

Reader Charlotte Brenner snapped this photo of hummingbirds. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Coarsegold man killed in Dec. 1 logging mishap

Account established to help family

A logging accident in northern Mariposa County killed an area man on Thursday, Dec. 1. Nash Mayer, 40, of Coarsegold, was killed as the result of the tree falling during felling operations, according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

We want to thank all who attended the Black & White Ball and generously donated funds to the Hospital Foundation. Thanks to the sponsors: Sierra Tel, TSM Insurance Services, Mercy Ambulance, Mariposa Gazette, Vicky Johnson, CFP, Principal, Dr. More...

Card of Thanks

The family of David Leon Ziegenfuss would like to sincerely thank CAL FIRE, Mercy Ambulance and the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office for your efforts on Oct. 25, 2016.  More...

Continued support

Mariposa County 4-H Coordinator Donna Wice, right, presents Mariposa County Farm Bureau President Elnora George with a plaque thanking the organization for 15 years of consecutive support. More...

Inside Education

Getting educated: Catalina Island style

Woodland students take aquatic-themed trip

If you went to public school as a child, it’s almost certain you’ve taken some field trips. More...

Gobbling up a contest

Each year, Mariposa Elementary School holds a Disguise Your Turkey contest to “help” all the turkeys around the world that would like to live past Thanksgiving. More...

Walkin’ the line

Woodland Elementary recently held a fall Walk-a-Thon to raise money for the school. More...

Building regulations set to change in January

December applications to be under current rules

Changes are coming to building codes in California.  Quickly.  “You build by the rules of the date of submission,” said Mike Kinslow, director of the Mariposa   County Building Department.  That is an important point f More...

In the Christmas spirit

Santa Claus was front and center on the Courthouse lawn Saturday night following the Christmas parade. More...

Local merchants seeing spike in holiday business

Black Friday sales left local merchants seeing green and feeling golden.  “On Black Friday, the County was absolutely swarming with shoppers,” said Dane Carlson, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce. More...

Letters

B&B group questions use of Roundup in eradication effort

GUEST OPINION

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to More...

Letter did disservice to hospital

Editor,  On Nov. 17 the Mariposa Gazette published a letter to the editor from Melvin Thompson regarding the financial condition of John C. Fremont Healthcare District (Hospital).  More...

Getting the most runs is the key

Editor,  Now that Donald Trump has proven false “There is no path to 270,” some people (two letters to the Mariposa Gazette last week) are touting the candidate with the most popular votes should win the election.  More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Christmas dinners to be distributed In conjunction with the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and its Kops for Kids program, Manna House will be distributing turkeys and all the trimmings for a festive Christmas dinner at the Fairgrounds on Fri More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Joan Radanovich

A lovely young lady, Joan Phillips from Inspiration, Ariz., then living in Berkeley and visiting a friend in San Francisco, looked on in wonder as the city erupted in jubilation at the announced end of the war in the Pacific and World War II.  More...

Sports

Grizzlies show strength

Grapplers handle Yosemite HS, hope to continue dominance of past few years

Several athletes got their first taste of varsity wrestling last week.  Mariposa County High School hosted Yosemite High School in the first match of the season for MCHS.  Although it was a scrimmage and the results were unofficial — More...

Section title still has a nice ‘ring’ to it for former Grizzlies

Say it out loud.  ‘The Mariposa Grizzlies will be remembered as section champions of boys basketball.”  From their standpoint, that phrase has a nice “ring” to it.  More...

Bears fundraiser set Friday

Mariposa Bears Youth Football and Cheer is teaming with Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe to host a fundraiser breakfast on Friday, Dec. 9 from 7-11 a.m. and Saturday, Dec. 20 from 8-11 a.m.   More...

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