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Alleged abuse of special ed student under investigation

Law enforcement officials recently opened an investigation into an alleged physical assault of a special education student in the Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD). More...

Local News

Your photos

Reader Corinne Dedini of Cathey’s Valley submitted this photo of a recent sunset. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Radanovich earns title of Marine officer

Mariposa native Ryland Radanovich recently earned the title of Marine officer.  Second Lieutenant Radanovich, 23, is a 2017 graduate from Saint Mary’s College of California.  More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

July 10 - Two loose pit bulls were reported on Panchito Way in Lake Don Pedro. • A domestic dispute was investigated in Yosemite National Park. • A raccoon in a cat house was reported on Coakley Circle. More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

Mariposa County High School Grizzly Cheer would like to give a huge thank you to Steve Knauf and his staff at Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe for hosting a very successful pancake fundraiser.  The funds raised helped pay for a big portion for all More...

Card of Thanks

The members of Mariposa County Fire Department Lushmeadows Fire Station Co. 29 would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who donated raffle prizes to the ice cream social and raffle that was held on June 24.  More...

Sports

Appling catches eyes of Fresno State coach

DeSandres thinks Appling has D-I potential

Milea Appling certainly showed what she is capable of on the basketball court last season.  But this summer, the Mariposa County High School junior showed what she is capable of while playing in front of a Division I coach. More...

Appling takes over, leads MCHS past Chowchilla

You might think a summer basketball scrimmage is supposed to be a bit more laid back than a regular season game.  But last Tuesday’s scrimmage held in Mariposa between Mariposa County High School and Chowchilla turned into a barn burner, w More...

Lafata named MaxPreps All-American

Even as talented as she is, Leah Lafata surely couldn’t have imagined her latest honor. Lafata was named to the 2017 MaxPreps Small Schools Softball All-American First Team. More...

Landfill to open Saturday and be open Monday; spoiled food can be dropped off in Mariposa  Free Access 

The landfill in Mariposa County will be open on Saturday, July 22. More...

DETWILER DEVOURS COUNTY

Fire swells after starting in Bear Valley and spreading throughout the County

A massive fire is sweeping through Mariposa County. The Detwiler Fire began around 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 16 near Detwiler Road and Hunters Valley Road. More...

Letters

Road closure rules need to be followed during fire events

LAW ENFORCEMENT VIEW

In our mountain community, in the summer months, we live with the constant threat of fire.  More...

Not happy with dump situation

Editor,  In response to Hope Morton’s letter to the editor on July 13, I too am not happy with the new policy of the landfill and how all of us, especially seniors and handicapped people, have to dump one or two bags of household trash.&nb More...

Disbelief over alleged school assault

Editor,  This letter was sent to Robin Hopper, Superintendent, Mariposa County Unified School District/Mariposa County Office of Education.  More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Class of '97 schedules reunion   The Mariposa County High School Class of 1997 will have a reunion on July 29.  It begins at 4 p.m. at The Alley in downtown Mariposa. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

David Gray

David Nelson Gray was called home to his eternal rest with Jesus on Sunday, July 9, 2017.  He was born in Lewiston, N.Y. More...

Joshua Lombard

Joshua Wayne Lombard was taken home to live with his Lord Jesus on July 6, 2017 after a hard fought battle with a prolonged illness.  More...

Inside Education

District looking at gym, culvert repairs

Repairs could be coming to the Mariposa County High School gymnasium.  The gym floor was damaged by flooding in the late winter of this year. The flooding warped the flooring and created “dead spots.”  More...

Soroptimists make donation to AAUW Backpack Project

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a $200 donation to the Mariposa American Association of University of Women (AAUW) annual Backpack Project.  Mariposa AAUW is once again preparing backpacks filled with school supplies for desi More...

Greeley Hill Elementary grade levels now shuffled

In other business, Hopper receives raise, Azevedo is interim assistant superintendent

At the Mariposa County Unified School District’s board of trustee meeting last Thursday, an additional teaching position was approved for Greeley Hill Elementary.  It might seem like a small footnote from the meeting, but it will have sign More...

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