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Mariposa man dies in head-on collision  Free Access 

A Mariposa man was killed in a head-on traffic collision on Wednesday night, May 17. Robert Shaw, 32, died in the accident. More...

And the winners are ...

Coming next week, we’ll have the winners in our annual Best of the Best competition.  Find out who our readers selected in the various categories, including the new “Mr. Mariposa County” and “Ms. More...

Local News

Racing to donate

Ken Corallo and Marla Kertzman, owners of the Mariposa Event Center, held a Law Enforcement Appreciation Barrel Race on May 13 in La Grange. In total, $4,000 was raised. More...

Applications for big game tags due soon

Time is running out for California hunters to apply for the 2017 Big Game Drawing.  The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is accepting applications for elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep and deer tags as well as fundraising random dr More...

Your photos

Reader Leslie Brenner of Ponderosa Basin sent in this photo of a turkey trotting through her yard. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Memorial Day ceremony set   The annual Mariposa County Memorial Day ceremony is set for Saturday, May 27.  It will begin at 10 a.m. at the Keith M. Bertken Post #6042, located behind the visitor's center. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Charlotte Horning

Charlotte D. Horning (Char) passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon, May 7, 2017 at her home in Lushmeadows.  Char was born in Central City, Iowa on Aug, 24, 1932. More...

Sports

Tough sledding

MCHS struggling to repeat as section champions

Mariposa County High School received two fortuitous occurrences last week on the softball diamond. For starters, they had the chance to host a home playoff game. More...

Mitchell Green leads the way for youth trap team

Mariposa youth trap shooting team member Mitchell Green posted one of the top scores at a competition in Kingsburg last Saturday.  Competing in the varsity division, Green shot a 98 out of 100 and then shot 25 straight in a tiebreaker to win sec More...

Diamondmen aim to stun Bradshaw again

MCHS came back from hole last year

Their backs are against the wall, but they aren’t going to back down.  MCHS lost 10-0 to Bradshaw Christian in five innings of play on Saturday, May 20, in the second round of the Sac Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs. More...

Funding to stay for FFA

Public pressure appears to have stopped governor’s proposal

Supporters of high school Career Technical Education (CTE) programs, such as the National FFA Organization, breathed a collective sigh of relief last Friday.  More...

Tree removal costs are still a big question

Editor’s note: This is the second in a More...

Art, wine event slated

Those hoping to enjoy weekend sunshine will be able to do so at one of the biggest events of the early summer in Mariposa.  More...

New web-based program helps track bears in Yosemite National Park and Mariposa County

In early April, Yosemite National Park and Yosemite Conservancy announced the launch of KeepBearsWild.org, a website dedicated to protecting the Park’s black bears. More...

Letters

Church pinwheels are inappropriate

Editor, Three very large, fancifully decorated pinwheels have been installed on the southwest bank at St. Joseph’s Church overlooking nearby highways. More...

Gilger working on tree mortality grants

BLUE RIDGE UPDATE

Welcome to the Mariposa County Tree Mortality Weekly Update. More...

Many issues juggled in operation of the County

DISTRICT 2 UPDATE

I’m sitting here looking out the window as the clouds are building up and there is more rain in the forecast. In Greeley Hill the average rainfall is about 40 inches and we are now over 70 inches, which has really helped the trees.  More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa Girls Youth Softball League (MGYSL) would like to thank the following local businesses for sponsoring teams and making it possible for another great season of girls softball: Century 21 Rebecca Hatcher, Beery’s Physical Therapy, Co More...

Card of Thanks

Mariposa Event Center would like to thank all the contestants, supporters, donors and vendors who came out to our Law Enforcement Appreciation Barrel Race. It is with your support that we were able to raise $4,000.  More...

Card of Thanks

Thank you Mariposa County for another great Butterfly Festival.  The festival committee would like to thank all of you who supported us this year, without you it would not have been possible to do this event.  More...

Inside Education

Local teacher nominated for prestigious award

Debbie Bird has only ever wanted to serve.  She’s not one to seek accolades. More...

Many MCHS students honored at annual FFA banquet

The Mariposa FFA held its annual awards banquet on Wednesday, May 10 to honor student achievement in the agriculture pathway, give out scholarships and honor those in the community who have supported the FFA.  More...

Butler, Holt honored for efforts as peacemakers during school

This is the 12th spring that Mariposa Elementary School has honored fifth and sixth grade students for receiving the Connie Rothell Peacemaker Award.  More...

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