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Hospital may establish advisory board from community members

A community advisory board may soon be coming to the John C. Fremont Healthcare District. More...

Board considers options in filling assessor post

Position will be opened for applications for two weeks

How Mariposa County will replace the position of assessor/recorder should be determined within the next month. More...

Local News

CAL FIRE officials outline how annual state fire fee is utilized

With bills about to go out for the annual State Fire Prevention Fee, officials from CAL FIRE released information about the use of those fees.  The local fees fund CAL FIRE in Mariposa and eastern Madera counties. More...

Your photos

Reader Rebecca Mock shot this photo of a woodpecker near their bird feeder recently. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

March 27 - An assault and battery report was taken from the emergency room at John C. Fremont Hospital. • Squatters were reported on Alta Vista Road. • A dog fight was reported on Jackass Creek Road in Greeley Hill. More...

Milestones

Don’t be afraid by the news events of the world

RELIGIOUS VIEW

Trust Me and Don’t Be Afraid. Do not be frightened by world events or news reports. These reports are biased — presented as if I do not exist.  More...

Card of Thanks

The local Mariposa veterans and veterans families would like to thank Mariposa Gazette staff for identifying and honoring each veteran by placing the American Flag with the veteran’s obituary.  Richard C. More...

Planned Parenthood officials to speak locally

A meeting about the services offered from Planned Parenthood is set for Saturday in Mariposa.  Guest speakers will be in Mariposa on Saturday, April 8 at 9:30 a.m., at the Miner’s Roadhouse Meeting Room. More...

Sports

Smith’s home run sparks MCHS softball team

Baseball team relies on arm of Leo Kari, who comes up big against Denair, throwing five scoreless innings

It was a slow start but an explosive finish for the Mariposa County High School softball team. More...

Swim team dominates with ease

The Mariposa County High School Grizzlies swim team made a clean sweep at their WAC league tri-meet against Central Valley High School and Pacheco High School.  On Thursday, March 30, Patricia Flanagan placed first in her 50 free and 100 free ev More...

Trio honored by league for soccer skills

A few Mariposa County High School boys soccer players were named Southern League All-League.  Leo Zanoni was named a First Team selection. Zanoni is a foreign exchange student from Italy. More...

County lands federal disaster declaration

MPUD wastewater also discussed; County Fire issue to be on next board agenda

A federal disaster declaration has been issued for Mariposa County.  President Donald Trump signed the declaration on Tuesday, according to a news release from the White House.  The declaration is to help repair damages from severe storms t More...

Teaming up against tree mortality

Greeley Hill resident Jack Love recently helped in obtaining a $500,000 grant to combat tree mortality in his neighborhood (see story from March 16 edition of the Gazette). More...

Assembly bill could have huge impact on local removal of trees

Proposed legislation would require prevailing wages be paid for labor

A Mariposa County supervisor asked his fellow board members last week to oppose a bill currently in the California State Assembly.  Supervisor Kevin Cann said he is opposed to Assembly Bill 1066, introduced by Rep. More...

Letters

County needs pot dispensary

Editor,  I am so sorry the Board of Supervisors (except for Supervisor Smallcombe) have so quickly voted against commercialization of marijuana at this point in time. Perhaps none of the supervisors have had a need for medical marijuana.  More...

No need for ‘Safe Haven’ status

Editor,  The Mariposa County Republican Central Committee (MCRCC) is the official body of the Mariposa Republican Party and provides representation of Mariposa Republicans to the California GOP. More...

Party ideology has flipped

Editor,  As my wife and I crossed the parking lot to enter the market, I noticed a Confederate flag proudly displayed in the back window of a parked truck. More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Gold mining open house 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. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Lois May Pierce

Lois May Pierce was born Sept. 4, 1937 to Francis Ray Mac and Ella Mae McCormick. She left this world to be in Heaven on March 17, 2017.  More...

Frances Bibby

Frances Mae Bibby, 91, passed away peacefully and went to her heavenly home on March 26, 2017, surrounded by her family. Her devotion and faith in God supported her and ultimately gave her peace.  More...

Becky Crafts

Becky Sue Crafts, 56, of Mariposa, Calif., went home to be with her Lord on March 23, 2017 following a valiant 5-½ year battle with cancer. She entered eternity at home, surrounded by her family whom she loved with all her heart.  More...

Inside Education

Spring Hill High School makes science relevant

Students learn about life cycle of trout

Ryan Ballinger didn’t need to “fish” for compliments about his lesson plans from his students.  Like other students in classrooms around Mariposa County Unified School District, Spring Hill High School students also had the op More...

Summit Christian School to close down at end of school year

A private Christian school in Mariposa County will close its doors at the end of this 2016-17 school year.  Summit Christian School will no longer be in operation after being founded in 2008.  More...

Soroptimist, ASB to hold annual Prom Faire and Spa Day

Soroptimist International of Mariposa and the Mariposa County High School Associated Student Body are holding the Fifth Annual Prom Faire and Spa Day.  It will be held Friday, April 7 during the school lunch period and from 3-6 p.m., and Saturda More...

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