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MCHS grads set to walk on stage

Annual ceremony scheduled June 9

The 101st Commencement of Mariposa County High School will be held Friday, June 9 in the Gold Bowl at the Mariposa Fairgrounds.  The ceremony will start at 8 p.m., and 109 seniors are set to graduate.  More...

Advances in technology help with tree mortality, firefighting and more

Drones keeping an eye in the sky

Editor’s note: This story (and the accompanying More...

Local News

Your photos

Reader Eric Munyon took this photo of a baby turkey testing its wings and landing on its mother’s back. It was taken a few miles north of Mariposa. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? More...

VBS scheduled at Basin Chapel

A Vacation Bible School is scheduled at the Ponderosa Basin Chapel.  It will be June 19-23 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

May 22 - A burglary was reported on Horseshoe Bend in Coulterville. • There was a vandalism report taken on Silva Road. • An attempted burglary was investigated on Dogtown Road. More...

Milestones

LaRoche earns state credentials

René LaRoche, the Mariposa County Clerk of the Board, has been awarded the California County Senior Executive Credential from the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Institute for Excellence.  More...

Card of Thanks

Thank you to the following people for all their hard work in making the Four Seasons Dinner benefit for the Ewing Wing Garden fantastic: To all those who decorated tables, they were beautiful; and all the people who attended the dinner. More...

Card of Thanks

We wanted to say thank you to all who loved and supported us during the passing of Jon. Thank you for the phone calls, the cards, the food, the prayers and the love shown to us as we dealt with the loss of someone we loved so much. More...

Inside Education

HERO Week provides disability awareness

Students gain knowledge of challenges posed

Elementary school students throughout Mariposa County were able to experience firsthand the obstacles that those with disabilities overcome.  More...

Students honored at MCHS Achievement Night  Free Access 

Mariposa County High School held its annual Achievement Night on May 23. Several awards were given out for the freshmen through junior classes, including awards in attendance, athletics, citizenship, studies and more. More...

Robyn Williams earns Walsh Scholarship

The 2017 St. Joseph’s Msgr. Francis E. Walsh Scholarship has been awarded to Robyn Williams from Mariposa County High School.  More...

Beware of scam associated with Best of the Best  Free Access 

A company is trying to solicit money from the businesses and individuals in our Best of the Best competition. More...

The votes are in ... Best of the Best selections made by County citizens  Free Access 

And the winners are ...

The people of Mariposa County have spoken. In the annual “Best of the Best” competition by the Mariposa Gazette, the public has chosen their top picks in various categories. More...

Be snake aware, take precautions

Living in California means a lot of things. Sometimes it means dealing with heavy traffic. Sometimes it’s putting up with scorching hot temperatures. Sometimes, it means coming across a rattlesnake. More...

CAL FIRE using new set of tools

Making better decisions.  In just about any occupation, that is crucial.  When it comes to saving people’s lives, there is nothing more important.  For Frank Bigelow, pre-fire engineer for the CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit More...

Letters

Golf course is not the great outdoors

Editor,  I recently received an email from Representative Tom Mc- Clintock once again denying the science of climate change.  Here is my response to him:  More...

Pinwheels are fun, imaginative

Editor,  I was driving by the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Thursday morning and admired the new artwork. The pinwheels are so unexpected and fun. I got a big smile all by myself in the car. More...

Keep dogs on a leash

Editor,  More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Alumni picnic set June 17   The annual Mariposa County High School Alumni Picnic is set for June 17.  It will begin at 10 a.m. at the picnic stage area of the fairgrounds. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Betty Boykin

Betty Farrier Boykin died May 18, 2017 at age 95 from complications of a stroke.  She had been a resident of Mariposa County over 60 years, part time while employed as a public health nurse and school nurse in the Bay Area, and full time when sh More...

Sports

Title runs come to end

Softball team comes close but falls to end title streak at three after 5-2 loss

It was a familiar setting, but a different result.  The Mariposa County High School softball team found itself in the championship round of the postseason yet again, but the result was different from the last three seasons. More...

No reason for softball team to hang heads

There’s no room for disappointment in the mind of Tony Williams.  Williams, the softball coach at Mariposa County High School, nearly guided his team to a fourth consecutive section title. More...

Diamondmen denied: MCHS eliminated by Bradshaw Christian

The season is officially over for the Mariposa County High School baseball team, but coach Justin Kleinsmith still feels like his team should have been the one to advance to the section title game.  More...

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