November 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

A whale of a tale

School district personnel are having a whale of a time figuring out where to put a donation which was received years ago.  More...

A glimpse from within the CHP Academy  Free Access 

Editor’s note: Greg Little, editor of the Mariposa More...

Local News

Yosemite announces summer job openings

Yosemite National Park has approximately 300 seasonal job openings for the summer of 2018. There are positions open in all areas of the park. More...

Your photos

Reader Bob Edwards submitted this photo of his feline taking a “cat nap” near the computer. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Nov. 6 - There was a suspicious person on Dexter Road in Greeley Hill. • Unsafe shooting was reported on Smith Road. • Deputies investigated a burglary on Serpentine Road. More...

Milestones

Thanksgiving should be easy to celebrate  Free Access 

PASTOR’S CORNER

This is the month with the forgotten holiday — Thanksgiving. Our culture seems to be skipping over it more and more. I saw my first Christmas commercials in mid-October. As soon as Halloween is over, the stores put out Christmas decorations. More...

League has strong first season

The Mariposa Youth Soccer League (MYSL) is a partnership between Mariposa Fire FC (a local soccer club) and Mariposa County Parks and Recreation. More...

Rotarians hear about local Habitat program

The CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County, Roger Powell, spoke to Rotarians recently.  He noted that Habitat for Humanity (HFH) brings people together to build homes, community and hope. More...

Inside Education

High schoolers collecting canned goods to support the Manna House  Free Access 

The holidays always seem to bring out the best in people. That’s the case with students at Mariposa County High School, who are currently collecting canned and nonperishable food items to donate to those in need in Mariposa County. More...

Greeley Hill Elementary seeking to help hungry students

A special program at Greeley Hill Elementary is working to reduce hunger among students and community members.  The Friday Backpacks program is dedicated to filling up backpacks with food to send home with students each weekend, when they don&rs More...

FFA poinsettia sale ongoing

A Mariposa tradition is continuing.  The ninth annual Mariposa FFA Poinsettia Fundraiser is currently being held. More...

AmeriCorps comes to Mariposa

Group of young adults helping with many projects in County

Perhaps you’ve seen them. The people in gray shirts with work gloves. They are all over Mariposa, usually doing some kind of manual labor. They might be pulling weeds. They might be painting a mural. They’re here to help. More...

School board violated open meetings law, attorney says  Free Access 

A legal expert says the Mariposa County Unified School District violated the state’s open meetings law. More...

Early deadline is set for next week’s edition

Because of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we will be printing our newspaper that week a day early.  The newspaper will be printed on Monday of that week and will be in mailboxes on Wednesday, Nov. More...

Letters

Public needs to help fire department

GUEST OPINION

Yes, what a shame to hear about all the homes that burned in Detwiler Fire.  Not only homes but outbuildings and don’t forget all the wild animals that died from the fire as well, live stock from some of the ranches and those that were jus More...

Supervisors ignoring target shooting danger

Editor,  Last August, I made an appearance at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting requesting the board to pass legislation prohibiting target shooting on public land in Mariposa County during fire season. More...

Fall care of perennial vegetables

OVER THE GARDEN FENCE

Assuming you planted an annual fall and/ or winter garden back in the waning summer months (or even if you didn’t), it is now time to address the fall care of perennial vegetables such as artichokes, asparagus, horseradish, Jerusalem artichokes More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Titchenal to speak at GOP meeting Dave Titchenal, founder and leader of the State of Jefferson movement in Tuolumne County, will be the guest speaker at an upcoming meeting. More...

Sports

Matlock makes it official  Free Access 

Athlete signs letter of intent to play softball at Bucknell

Violet Matlock sat behind a table in the gymnasium at Mariposa County High School on Wednesday afternoon and signed one of the most important documents of her life. More...

Four Grizzly netters receive league honors

This year’s volleyball season didn’t end up the way the Mariposa County High School Grizzlies wanted, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t positives throughout the season.  More...

JV football program continues to get stronger under Stein

Each year since coach Don Stein took over, the junior varsity football team at Mariposa County High School has improved.  The first year MCHS won just one game. Last year, the team went 5-5. More...

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