March 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Jenkins will take over at Yosemite

A new interim superintendent of Yosemite National Park will be in place this month. Chip Jenkins will replace current interim Superintendent Woody Smeck, who was put into the position following the resignation of Don Neubacher last year. More...

‘Mariposa Clean Sweep’ event will target local beautification  Free Access 

Participants will be eligible to win grand prize of $1,500 riding lawn mower

A new event aimed at sprucing up Mariposa is scheduled in April. “Mariposa Clean Sweep” will be held on Saturday, April 22, which is Earth MARIPOSA Day. More...

Local News

SAR stars

The annual fundraising event for Mariposa Search and Rescue (SAR) was held this past Saturday night at the fairgrounds. A large turnout of County residents helped make the event a success. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Feb. 27 - A sink hole was reported at the Park and Ride in Mariposa. • A welfare check was completed on Greeley Hill Road in Greeley Hill. • Petty theft was investigated on Sierra Pine Drive. More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Feb. 27 - March 5

• EMS - 6 • Fires - 0 • Public Assists - 4 • Auto Collisions - 0   More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa County High School administration and girls varsity basketball coaches wish to send our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Jason Dubberke for fully sponsoring a “rooter bus” to the Lady Grizzly’s Varsity Basketball p More...

Sports

They only play for section title banners

MCHS girls will try to add another softball championship this season

The Mariposa County High School softball girls are coming off a season in which they captured their third consecutive section championship.  Last spring, MCHS (which finished 24-2-1) defeated the Millennium Falcons (26-2 record) 9-1 in the CIF S More...

Diamondmen will swing for the fences in attempt to repeat sucess of last year

It’s time for baseball fans to break out their lawn chairs, rip open their sunflower seed bags and start warming up their voices for “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”  But as exciting as it is for a new year of baseball, for the M More...

Pilcher ends run as Grapplers’ coach

Seasoned wrestling instructor leaves behind a lasting legacy with program

Wrestling requires dedication, toughness, discipline and a love for the sport out of its athletes. It’s no different for those who coach the sport. More...

The longest three hours  Free Access 

Mother of boy who was missing recounts incident, has high praise for everyone who helped in search

It was just another Thursday. “It started out as a typical workday,” said Amy Harper, who lives on Oak Grove Road southeast of Mariposa. But Thursday, March 2 would be anything but typical. More...

New airport contract is agreed upon

Airborrn Aviation will continue as the lead operator at facility

The company currently responsible for operations of the Yosemite Mariposa Airport will remain in place.  Airborrn Aviation owner Tony Borreson has signed a new contract with Mariposa County to continue operations of the airport — with some More...

‘Best of the Best’ contest now open; new feature for 2017 is ‘Mr. and Ms.’ Mariposa County  Free Access 

Where is that must stop place for breakfast? Who do you call to remove a dead tree? What local event is a must? More...

Letters

Ang says it’s time to move on

Editor,  I would like to take this opportunity to respond to comments regarding earlier issues of the Gazette.  More...

Respects McClintock’s positions

Editor,  Thank you for reporting on the recent Mariposa town hall meeting hosted by our local U.S. Representative, Tom McClintock.  I did not attend the meeting, but from your report I was struck by several things. Rep. More...

CAL FIRE proposition a bad idea

Editor,  The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors is planning on taking a serious look at a CAL FIRE proposal to assume command and control of Mariposa County Fire Department.  I am acquainted with many credible people who have told me that More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Gold mining event set An open house at Fremont Gold Mining is set for Saturday, April 29. It will be at company headquarters at 7585 Highway 49 North in Bear Valley. The time is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

William Trompeter

William (Bill) Edward Trompeter, 66, of Midpines, Calif., left us on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s and Cortical Basal Disease. More...

Isabel West

On March 2, 2017, Isabel West passed away with her son and daughter-in-law at her side. She was 83.  Born Nov. More...

Inside Education

Unleashing their inner animal: Students, faculty take part in FFA’s donkey basketball

Everybody has that animal in them.  But what about being one with the animal?  Such was the case last week when the popular sport of donkey basketball came to Mariposa County High School.  More...

MCHS’s Chad Brossard named FFA Central Region treasurer

First time in 13 years MCHS has had a representative at that level

Mariposa County High School student Chad Brossard has been selected as the 2017-18 FFA Central Region treasurer.  Brossard, 17, a junior, was selected at the recent Central Region Future Farmers of America (FFA) Spring Meeting, which is a meetin More...

Spring Into Art spotlight: Makinna Dulcich

ABC’s seventh annual event showcasing arts education at Mariposa County High School is taking a new direction this year.  This year’s “Spring Into Art” is happening Friday, March 24, starting at 7 p.m. More...

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