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In spite of evacuation, Greeley Hill resident found positives at a shelter

The Detwiler Fire, though a chaotic disaster with harrowing effects to many, provides an example of how people can come together to help those in need.  Many shelters went into place during the fire for those who were evacuated from their homes. More...

Fire operations are winding down as assessment begins

Though a few hot spots remain and are being handled, the Detwiler Fire operations are winding down.  However, there will be fire crews on the scene for quite some time, according to Bernie Quinn, division chief for the CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-M More...

Tourism bureau, County are crafting Grand Jury responses

The financial trail of the Yosemite Mariposa Tourism Bureau was the subject of one section of the recent report by the 2016-17 Mariposa County Grand Jury.  And from that, officials with the County and the tourism bureau are now working on how to More...

Local News

Elderly woman dies in golf cart accident

An elderly woman from Snelling was killed in a golf cart accident this past weekend.  According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 5:35 Saturday, July 29, the 98-year-old woman, who was not identified by the CHP, was driving a 2004 Yama More...

Bagby rec area to serve as PG&E staging point

Lake McClure’s Bagby Recreation Area will support Detwiler Fire restoration.  As PG&E works to restore power poles damaged from the Detwiler Fire, the Bagby Recreation Area on Highway 49 North will serve as a staging point for utility More...

Your photos

Reader Beth Tomsick sent in this photo of turkey vultures catching the sun in the early morning hours near Smith Road and Highway 49. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? More...

Milestones

Events, fundraisers set for Detwiler Fire relief  Free Access 

Several businesses and organizations around Mariposa County are holding events and fundraisers to raise money or supplies for those affected by the Detwiler Fire. Others have already made donations. More...

New Life donation hours are updated  Free Access 

New Life Christian Fellowship in Mariposa has updated its donation center hours. The center will be open Monday through Friday from 1-7 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The donation center will not be open Sunday. More...

Sports

Coach ‘Elmo’ had positive influence on many athletes

Friends, family share memories of Jeffrey Ellis

Super Bowl winning coach Pete Carroll once said “each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. More...

Coming together for a special cause

Drew Pritchard, an athlete from Denair, donated items last week to those in need in Mariposa. He decided to present the donation to the MCHS basketball team. More...

Denair athlete decides to aid Mariposa rivals in a big way

A student-athlete from Denair High School decided to help Mariposa in a big way.  Drew Pritchard, 16, saw the impact the Detwiler Fire was having on Mariposa and decided to do something about it.  More...

PG&E workers done using Bagby as utility resoration base of operation  Free Access 

PG&E workers are no longer using Lake McClure’s Bagby Recreation Area as a staging ground to support Detwiler Fire restoration. More...

Detwiler: The road to recovery  Free Access 

Opinions differ concerning North County response

If there is one thing for certain, the Detwiler Fire brought out high emotions in almost everyone. More...

‘Put me in coach’ attitude was key for County response to fire

Little did Dallin Kimble know what the first seven months of being in charge of Mariposa County would be like. Kimble, the Chief Administrative Officer, was in the assistant’s role last year before the retirement of former CAO Mary Hodson. More...

Thirteen local students are displaced by the fire

It’s hard to think of many parts of the community the Detwiler Fire didn’t have an impact on.  More...

Letters

Who will you really trust?

Editor,  Regarding to Kevin Barry’s “Greens are ruining the planet” response in the July 6 issue of the Gazette.  More...

Get your chopsticks ready

Editor,  I read about how about how Terry Selk from the Tourist Bureau is meeting with officials from other travel groups who target Asians, with the hopes of getting more of those groups to stay in Mariposa rather than Fresno.  More...

Coming home

Editor,  Strange, returning home after seven days evacuated.  With only one hour to prepare - what to take - what to leave behind.  Then two more moves before finding a welcoming nest for five nights straight.  Three days of not More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Group to give shoe vouchers Manna House of Mariposa will give shoe vouchers to school children in need. 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...

Fred Silva

Fred James Silva passed away and was greeted in Heaven by his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the age of 91.  Fred was born to John Freitas Silva and Mary Isabel (De Neves) Silva on Jan. 19, 1926 in Planada, Calif. More...

Inside Education

MCUSD 2017-18 bus route changes

The following changes have been made to the Mariposa County Unified School District’s school bus routes for the 2017-18 school year. More...

Mariposa Elementary School

TK-Kindgerarten — A backpack large enough to carry a 9-1/2” x 11-1/2” homework folder • 1 large pack of glue sticks • 1 box of medium to large crayons •1 box of Crayola Washable Markers (8) pk • 1 pack of fine po More...

El Portal Elementary

The supply list for El Portal Elementary was not received by press time. We apologize for the inconvenience.   More...

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