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Rodeo Royalty complete competition, ready for 2017 Mariposa County Fair

On Saturday Aug. More...

South Fork Fire battle continues

Crews continue to battle the South Fork Fire in Yosemite National Park. The fire forced the evacuation of Wawona, a small town located within Park boundaries and Mariposa County. As of press time on Tuesday, the fire was at 3,820 acres. More...

Local News

Mariposa Open Arms to celebrate its history with closing potluck Aug. 31  Free Access 

Mariposa Open Arms (MOA) is a ministry of the Mariposa United Methodist Church, St.  More...

Man dies after falling off of roof in Lushmeadows  Free Access 

A Mariposa County man died last week after falling off of a roof in Lushmeadows. Steven Holt, 63, died after emergency personnel attempted to revive him. According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, at around 8:02 a.m. on Aug. More...

Your photos

Reader Damarias Chance submitted this photo of Ethel earlier this year following a rainstorm. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Darla Castro

Darla May Castro left this earth on Aug. 12, 2017 in the loving embrace of her family. Darla had just turned 80 years old in July. More...

William Christopher Lawrence

1/1/1980 - 8/13/2017  William was born in Albuquerque, N.M., but grew up mostly in California.  More...

Alexander Trujillo

On July 18, Alexander P. Trujillo left this world and was united with his Lord and Savior Jesus, and his dear wife Jenny. Al, as people knew him, had many interests such as photography, Asian cuisine and music. Al was born in Redwood City.  More...

Inside Education

Teachers, just like students, must adjust at start of new school year

Just like the students they teach, sometimes teachers have an adjustment period when it comes to going back to school.  The summer vacation just ended for the Mariposa County Unified School District. More...

Pearson hired as new alternative ed principal

A new principal is bringing a wealth of experience to the school district.  Kathy Pearson was hired at the start of August to take over the duties of principal at the Mariposa County Unified School District’s alternative education program, More...

Two named among Simpson University dean’s list

Simpson University named almost 200 students to the Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester.  To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have a semester grade-point average of 3.50 or higher.  The following local studen More...

Tree mortality contributing to issues with Railroad Fire  Free Access 

Community meeting set for Thursday evening in Oakhurst

The Railroad Fire burning in the Sierra National Forest has grown to 1,900 acres.In addition, forest officials are saying tree mortality in the area is making conditions difficult. More...

Detwiler — from above  Free Access 

Flight gives new perspective on damage from fire

There’s little doubt that, so far, the Detwiler Fire has been the biggest news in Mariposa County in 2017. More...

Swank faces 14 years in prison after guilty plea

A Mariposa woman faces 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to 29 embezzlement counts this week.  Melissa Swank, 45, was originally charged with 87 felony counts in connection with stealing nearly $1 million from Foster Ace Hardware in Marip More...

New group works to reopen Hotel Jeffery

The Hotel Jeffery has been described as “the heartbeat” of Coulterville.  And soon that heart will start beating again. More...

Letters

Climate denial is for billionaires

Editor,  It seems to me that Rep. Tom McClintock cares more about billionaires getting richer than he does about our grandchildren having a habitable planet.  More...

Stop target shooting in fire season

Editor,  I am not a gun owner, but I grew up in a household of hunters and hunted with my family while growing up. I have absolutely nothing against gun ownership.  More...

Wants weed eating ordinance

Editor,  I was concerned when reading about the family that lost their home due to fire because the neighbor didn’t clean up or weed eat the perimeter of their property.  I think our supervisors should create an ordinance that homeown More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Group to give shoe vouchers   Manna House of Mariposa will give shoe vouchers to school children in need.  The vouchers are now available for children entering the Head Start Program through those entering their senior year of high school.& More...

Sports

Grizzly girls aiming to spike their league foes

Editor’s note: See next week’s Gazette for JV sports previews. More...

Gridders poised to improve with more experience this season

It’s the moment fans have been waiting for. Football season has returned. The Mariposa County High School Grizzly gridders are hoping to improve on the 4-6 season they posted last year. More...

Matlock couldn’t pass up volleyball this season

Local sports fans are sure to know who Violet Matlock is.  The Mariposa County High School senior is a standout softball player. More...

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