January 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Hotel Jeffery could be open by this spring

Owner says historic hotel is nearly ready to go after devastating fire

The new year could bring a fresh start for the Hotel Jeffery.  The hotel has sat idle for two years after a devastating fire damaged it in late 2014. More...

Local News

Child seats, DUI laws change along with other traffic rules

Many new traffic laws are now in effect this year in California.  One of the most notable is new regulations about child safety seats, which was effective on Jan. 1.  More...

Your photos

Reader Rebecca Mock shot this photo of the Merced River from Swinging Bridge in Yosemite Valley a few days before Christmas. More...

You can ‘bank’ on it

On Dec. 7, 2016, Yosemite Bank vice president, Matt Foraker (left), presented a donation from the bank to Dane Carlson, board member of the Mariposa Community Foundation. More...

Milestones

Uganda wildlife to be Audubon topic

Mariposa resident to lead discussion

Sierra foothill residents who have enjoyed Mariposan Matthew Matthiessen’s slide programs for the Yosemite Area Audubon Society or other local organizations know the John C. More...

Card of Thanks

Manna House of Mariposa County would like to thank all that helped make our yearly Christmas Dinner giveaway a success.  On Dec. 16 we gave away 250 Christmas dinner boxes which included a turkey and all the fixings. More...

January dates slated for Brush Bar events

The Mariposa County Arts Council has announced the dates for the next Brush Bar @ 1850 events.  They are Jan. 19 and Jan. 23.  Brush Bar is a painting workshop, with step-by-step instruction and wine. More...

Inside Education

They’ll be master chefs very soon

School district receives grant to upgrade old home economics room at alt ed site

There’s a lot cooking for some students in Mariposa County.  Students will soon have the chance to enhance their skills in the kitchen. More...

Krystal Robinson named to Dean’s List at Biola

Krystal Robinson was named to Biola University’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for fall 2016.  More...

Making the holidays brighter

Sierra Foothill Charter School’s holiday food and toy drive, coordinated by Andres Contreras’ class, was a success. More...

Long arm of the law grabs wanted fugitive Swank at grandma’s house

Investigation unwraps almost $1 million embezzlement

Last Thursday, deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Melissa Ann Swank, 45, a former Mariposa County resident, at her grandmother’s home in Gold Hill, Oregon. More...

An old west tradition is alive and well in Mariposa County

Most people in this country think of California as glitz, glitter, Hollywood stars and Disneyland.  Though all of those things are, indeed, part of California, there is much more.  The state’s leading industry isn’t Hollywood or More...

Planting new seeds of life

Sierra Foothill Conservancy to plant 1,000 Ponderosa pines at Stockton Creek

In an effort to combat the pine tree mortality issue in Mariposa County, one local conservation group is stepping up.  Sierra Foothill Conservancy is holding a Ponderosa pine tree planting event on Saturday, Jan. 14. More...

Commentary

A Happy New Year for State workers

CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY

In a recent column, I commented on how joyous the holiday season would be for members of the state legislature and our constitutional officers who are seeing a four percent increase in their pay. More...

Letters

Mariposa County Flashback

“Mariposa County Flashback” is a collaboration between the newspaper and the Mariposa County Museum and History Center. This week, we feature a photo sent in by reader Gary Williams. More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Press release seminar set A seminar about how to write a press release is scheduled in February. The seminar is being sponsored by Mariposa County and the Mariposa Gazette. It will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Beulah Frisbie

Beulah ( Jo) Frisbie, 75, was born May 11, 1941, in Nebraska to Darleen and Short Tilton.  She died on Dec. More...

Jerry McPherson

December 1940 – December 2016 Jerry McPherson began his forever journey on Dec. 27, 2016. He was born in 1940. More...

Sports

A year to remember

The Gazette looks back on the last year of area sports action

Over the course of 2016, several notable achievements took place across the sports landscape in Mariposa County. Here are some of the major happenings. More...

They don’t make them much tougher

Bob Robinson battles through rib injury for MCHS wrestling team

Bob Robinson isn’t a heavyweight wrestler.  He’s certainly not a large person. More...

Smooth sailing

MCHS girls use 23-0 run to shut down, sprint past Livingston

It’s no longer much of a secret. The Mariposa County High School girls basketball team has a two-headed monster in the form of Kirsten Dubberke and Milea Appling. More...

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