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Teaming up

Justin Allison, front, and Jason Swift are shown during the team roping event at the Mariposa County Fair last weekend. More...

9/11: Then and now

Local young adults share memories of fateful day

The terrorist events of Sept. 11, 2001 will live in infamy in American history.  More...

Get your howl on for CoyoteFest on Sept. 23

Those who attend the 32nd CoyoteFest are sure to have so much fun they might even feel like howling.  The annual Coulterville event will feature all of the same activities people have come to enjoy, plus a few new ones. More...

Local News

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Aug. 28 - Petty theft of mail was reported on 10th Street. • A propane tank was reported venting on Pegleg Road. • There was a suspicious person on Fiske Road. • A runaway juvenile was reported from 10th Street.  More...

No horsin’ around

Members of the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office utilized horse power this past Saturday during the annual Mariposa County Fair Parade. More...

Your photos

Reader Jim Leitzell of Greeley Hill submitted this photo of White-Lined Sphinx Moths. He said every evening, the primroses in the front yard bloom, attracting the moths. More...

Milestones

Segale crowned new Mariposa Rodeo Queen

It’s the dream of many young ladies, but on Sunday, it became reality for Jessica Segale.  Segale was named the 2017 Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Queen.  “This is my third time trying, not for this title, but in general, and this More...

Wreaths to be laid at cemetery for veterans

Cathey’s Valley group seeks funding

Wreaths Across America is coming to Cathey’s Valley.  It will be on “Wreath Day,” which is Dec. More...

Inside Education

SFCS receives propane powered bus

On Wednesday, Aug. More...

ABC to ramp up Season of Giving campaign

Typically, the Mariposa County High School Academic Boosters Club holds a fall fundraiser at Savoury’s, including dinner, dancing, blackjack and a silent auction.  But this is not a typical year.  More...

Bus drivers being sought in midst of district shortage

It takes a lot to make sure a school district runs smoothly.  One of the most important things districts are faced with every year is making sure there are enough bus drivers. More...

MCHS pounds Minarets in first home football game of 2017  Free Access 

The Mariposa County High School football team shellacked the Minarets Mustangs tonight, winning 35-14. More...

Fire, smoke continue to swallow Mariposa County

This past Sunday was almost surreal in Mariposa County. More...

Aftermath of Detwiler Fire could mean high runoff, possible landslides for Mariposa County this winter

There’s no doubt the impacts of the Detwiler Fire will last for years.  But what about the immediate future of this winter? More...

Pair of 9/11 ceremonies slated

Two local ceremonies will be held on Monday, Sept. 11 to remember the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 which occurred in New York City and across the United States.  One ceremony will be held at the Mariposa Art Park at 12:30 p.m.  More...

Letters

The real gun lobby motives

Editor,  Majority rule is the bedrock principle of our democracy. For 240 years, Americans have agreed that policy supported by a majority of voters becomes the law of the land. More...

County has wrong approach on pot

Editor,  This letter is written in response to the Aug. 24 story in the Mariposa Gazette concerning the commercial growing of cannabis in Mariposa County. More...

County doing disservice to citizens

Editor,  Last year California legalized the use of recreational marijuana, effective in 2018, and the citizens of Mariposa County voted in favor of this law. More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Jewish holiday celebrations slated   The Mother Lode Jewish Community (MLJC) will be conducting a Leil Selichot service and Shabbat Shuvah service.  The Selichot gathering is at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 in Columbia. More...

Sports

MCHS pounds Minarets in first home football game of 2017  Free Access 

The Mariposa County High School football team shellacked the Minarets Mustangs tonight, winning 35-14. More...

A crash course in destruction

Popular demo derby returns to Fair, offers spectators smashing good time

Those who waited a year to hear tires grinding and cars crunching definitely got their fill on Saturday night.  Smashing and crashing was back at the Mariposa County Fair, and it was all part of an epic demolition derby, hosted by Moon- Dog Moto More...

Runners overcome smoke at Amigo races

Conditions weren’t ideal for running on Sunday morning, but that didn’t stop several competitors from taking part in the Amigo de Oro races.  The races are annually held the Sunday morning of the Mariposa County Fair. More...

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