2019-05-30 E-Edition

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MCHS baseball team comes up just short

Diamond disappointment

MCHS baseball coach Justin Kleinsmith (left) receives a second place plaque from CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Director of Communications Will De- Board (right). The baseball team finished up its 2019 season as runner-up to Waterford in the Division VI playoffs. Photo by Matt JohnsonWhat could be more American than playing two championship baseball games on Memorial Day? Fans were treated to […]

Lots of rain = tall grass and fire danger

CAL FIRE officials emphasize importance of preparing for wildfire

Though everyone hopes scenes like this helicopter taking on water from the Merced River aren’t repeated this year, the tall grass is a lurking danger in the county. CAL FIRE officials are asking everyone to be prepared for fire season. File photoThere’s little argument the weather in Mariposa County has been wet and cooler this spring. But just because there […]

Hopper arrested for failure to appear

FREE New court date is set in Merced

Mariposa County Superintendent of Schools Robin Hopper was arrested last week by Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputies after she failed to appear in Merced Superior Court at a scheduled court appearance on May 15. Following her failure to appear, a warrant was issued by a Merced County Superior Court judge. Hopper was booked into Mariposa County Jail on Wednesday. Now […]

Only a few days remain until Sports Stars

Only a few more days remain until the first ever Gazette Sports Stars event will be held. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 3. Its purpose is to highlight the top athletes at Mariposa County High School. It will be held at MCHS’s Croft Court. It is free to attend, and the public is invited . […]

Step taken for more affordable housing


A first step was taken last week in an effort to construct an affordable housing complex in Mariposa. By a unanimous vote, the Mariposa County Planning Commission approved a zoning amendment so the developer can proceed with trying to secure funding for the project. The proposal is to construct a 42-unit complex on Fournier Road in Mariposa. It would be […]

Fund is set up for victim of fatal wreck

A fund has been established to help the family of a woman who was killed recently when her car plunged into the Merced River. Jennifer “Jenny” Clarissa Victoriano-Manzanares, 26, of Midpines, died following the incident. She has a 3-year-old son, Isaac, who was recently diagnosed with autism and he will begin seeing a specialist in the near future. The fund […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log May 20 – Multiple concerns were reported on Paso Pass Road in Mariposa. • There was an injured owl on Tip Top Road in Mariposa. • Deputies investigated a call about suspicious circumstances on 10th Street in Mariposa. • There was a vegetation fire on Old Highway South in Catheys Valley. May 21 – A scam was […]

IN BRIEF …

Ice Cream Social this weekend The Lushmeadows Engine Co. 29 invites the community to its annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, June 1 from 1-4 p.m. The event will be located at the fire station at the corner of Triangle Road and Monte Vista Drive in Lushmeadows. Methodists welcome players Sunday, June 2, the Mariposa United Methodist Church will welcome […]

Marie Theresa Hall

Marie Theresa Hall, 66, of Mariposa, Calif. passed away on May 11, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born to George and Florence Ernst, on Oct. 3, 1952, in Bakersfield, Calif. Marie graduated from Mariposa County High School with the class of 1971. She was married to Martin (Butch) Jay Hall Sr. on July 28, 1973. Marie is proceeded […]