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Pair are arrested for Pedro area burglary

Two people were arrested this week after being accused of breaking into a home in Lake Don Pedro.  Katherine Lilly Womak, 24, no hometown given, and Joseph Lee Willis, 31, Waterford, were both booked into the Mariposa County Jail after being ar More...

Local News

Gap in story, resisting leads to arrest of man

An Elk Grove man who said he swallowed five grams of methamphetamine was arrested for obstruction of a peace officer.  Julian Bailey, 33, was eventually nabbed by authorities and taken to John C. Fremont Hospital.  More...

Your photos

Reader Linda Shepler of Ahwahnee sent in this photo of the Yosemite Valley Chapel. It was taken in December. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

‘24 Hour Plays’ are set

Project Big Top and the Yosemite Bug Mountain Resort will present a production of the “24 Hour Plays.”  It will be on Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Milestones

Tierneys welcome two grandchildren

Mariposa grandparents Patrick (Smiley) and Lori Tierney are pleased to welcome their first two grandchildren into their lives and circle of love. More...

Sports

Slip slidin’ away

Wet weather leads to mixed results for MCHS soccer teams

Though water polo isn’t an official sport at Mariposa County High School, it certainly seemed like it last Wednesday, Jan. 4. The MCHS boys soccer team had to slosh its way through rainy and muddy conditions and the team fell 11-2 to Delhi. More...

Hoopsters handle the pressure on hardwood

Boys win nailbiters, girls blast competition

Coming off a boys basketball season in which they finished as league and section champions, the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies know they will have a target on their backs. More...

Smith on his way to big things

Being a small mountain community, Mariposa is often overlooked — especially when it comes to sports. But that doesn’t mean this isn’t a special place that produces talented individuals. One of those individuals is Zack Smith. More...

A REAL GULLY WASHER

Rain pounds Mariposa County, Yosemite; major flooding avoided

Though Noah and his Ark have not been needed, heavy rains have been pounding Mariposa County.  The biggest concern in the region was the Merced River and if it would reach record levels.  That has not happened, though it exceeded flood stag More...

Ballasch pleas; to get 27 years in state prison

Case involves shooting of Mariposa County deputy

The man who shot a Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputy will spend at least the next 20 years in prison.  Brian Ballasch, 36, of Merced, entered four guilty pleas during a hearing last week in Mariposa County Superior Court.  Balla More...

CAL FIRE chief addresses concerns about criticisms

Supervisors sworn into office during meeting

A swearing-in ceremony and some strong words from the chief of the regional CAL FIRE unit highlighted Tuesday’s meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors.  The meeting began with the official seating of the new supervisors.  More...

Letters

Trails can be big area asset

Editor,  I look forward to welcoming Miles Menetrey as my new District 5 supervisor. I support his vision of developing more trails in Mariposa County, and more importantly maintaining and keeping the trails we have now, accessible.  More...

Old-fashioned is the best way

Editor,  May I remind readers of Mr. Warren’s interview with the Gazette ( July 14, 2016)? He strongly suggested that we are entering a cycle of increased precipitation, based on over a century of local tabulations.  More...

Hospital information misleading

Editor,  This letter is in response to a letter in your earlier edition from Matthew Matthiessen of John C. Fremont Hospital. More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Press release seminar slated 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 

Richard L. Rodrigues

Richard L. Rodrigues left this earth on Dec. 20, 2016 at home with family present .  He was born on Nov. 8, 1938 in South Gate, Calif. to Lloyd and Naomi Rodrigues. Richard entered the Navy in 1956 to serve his country. More...

Roy Roberts

Roy was born Aug. 27, 1921, in Cantril, Iowa to Roy and Lottie McElroy Roberts. He passed away at his home in Merced, Calif., with family at his side on Jan. More...

D. Arvin Burlingame

D. Arvin Burlingame, a resident of Mariposa County for 23 years, died peacefully in Kirkland, Wash., on Dec. 28, 2016, after a long illness. More...

Inside Education

Say yes to the dress — Mariposa style

Soroptimist group continues several year tradition of gathering donated dresses to disperse to girls for prom

It’s a large undertaking, but they’re happy to do it.  Soroptimist International of Mariposa will host the Elegant Dress Closet Tea and Fashion Show on Saturday, Jan. 28, from noon to 2 p.m. More...

Weaver hired on interim basis at Lake Don Pedro Elementary

Lake Don Pedro Elementary might be on the far end of Mariposa County, but it doesn’t make it any less important. More...

FFA members compete in natural resource contest

FFA members from Mariposa County High School recently competed at Reedley College in a natural resource contest. More...

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