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March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Dealing with dead trees is no easy task but process begins

Persons encouraged to learn about how the County-led effort will work

Mariposa County has certainly had a lot of rain this winter. However, that has done nothing to diminish the tree mortality disaster still gripping this County. In fact, it remains one of the biggest issues facing residents of the County. More...

Local News

Your photos

Reader Karen McClure said she “walked out my back door and this guy was right there.” The photo was taken in the Silver Bar area. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? More...

Hospital sets free seminars

In recognition of National Healthcare Decision Day on April 16, John C. Fremont Hospital is offering two free informational programs on Advance Health Care Directives.  More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

March 13 - A forgery was reported on Hillside Drive. • Threats were investigated on Memory Lane. • An arrest was made after a request for information on Cuneo Road in Coulterville. More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Gold mining open house set   An open house at Fremont Gold Mining is set for Saturday, April 29.  It will be at company headquarters at 7585 Highway 49 North in Bear Valley. The time is 10 a.m. More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

Mariposa County 4-H Club Council, members and leaders would like to thank the community for supporting our Valentine Pancake Breakfast at the Senior Center in February.  We hope you enjoyed your breakfast! More...

Card of Thanks

The Lake Don Pedro Elementary School Parent’s Club would like to thank all of its sponsors as well as our community members and parents for all of their donations, support and hard work. More...

Sports

Freitas, Medinas lift MCHS in title rematch

Matlock helps Lady Griz lock down Livingston, Riverbank, RC

It may have been a regular season game on Monday, March 20, but coach Justin Kleinsmith knew how important it was.  More...

JV baseball team has plenty of versatility, depth this year

The Mariposa County High School JV baseball team is full of players who are versatile. A number of athletes could play in many different positions, which affords coach Jerry Burgess some flexibility. More...

70th annual La Grange Rodeo set for April 2

The first rodeo of the spring season will be held Sunday, April 2 in La Grange.  The event will feature bull riding, bareback and saddle bronc riding, team roping and calf roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing. More...

Going for the GOLD

Prospectors hoping wet winter will pan out in search for elusive nuggets

You’d probably have to live under a rock to live in this part of California and not know at least a bit about the California Gold Rush. More...

County starts road to nixing marijuana commercialization

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors have taken the first step to prohibit any commercialization of marijuana.  After a lengthy discussion Tuesday morning, the board voted 4-1 to pass an “Interim Urgency Ordinance” targeting the More...

How to grow economy wisely focus of recent public meeting

Housing woes become central focal point for many people

When it comes to the future of economic development in Mariposa County, one thing is clear.  And that is nothing is clear.  However, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors is trying to change that and part of that effort was on display la More...

Letters

Leach will be reaching out to County residents

BLUE RIDE UPDATE

The Blue Ridge Services team is currently working on prioritizing the highest hazard zones (HHZ) for tree mortality in Mariposa County, based on access (ingress/egress), traffic load, tree density and population served. More...

From drought to flood, the fire danger remains

NEWS FROM DISTRICT 2

I enjoy writing this article every month because it gives me a chance to reflect back on all the events and activities that took place. With the time change I now get home before dark. More...

Cleanup effort is appreciated

Editor’s note: The following letter was written to More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Michael McGinnis

Michael George McGinnis, 63, of Concord, N.C., father, husband and superb photographer, died on Nov. 15, 2016 after a six-year battle with cancer. He died peacefully, surrounded by his family at Tucker Hospice House.  More...

Carl Wiberg

Carl Edwin Wiberg was born on March 30, 1946.  On March 4, 2017, Carl peacefully passed away at St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, Wash., surrounded by family. More...

Obituary Policy

At the Mariposa Gazette we continue a deepseeded newspaper tradition no longer practiced by the majority of publications. That tradition is publishing obituaries for free. More...

Inside Education

Seventh grader headed to national math contest

Lordelyn del Rosario’s phone was ringing repeatedly, and notifications on her Facebook account were adding up. That’s because someone important was trying to reach her. More...

SFCS students create living wax museum, exhibit of historic figures

The multipurpose room at Sierra Foothill Charter School was host to a number of historical figures on Wednesday, March 8.  More...

Honoring their memories through the years

Scholarships continue to be awarded by Rotary in honor of loved ones passed away, amounts grow

Bill Yaley cherishes the chance to pay tribute to his daughter.  Yaley’s daughter, Mollie Suh Yaley, who was adopted by Bill and his wife, Arlene Yaley, passed away in a scuba diving accident in Monterey on July 4, 2002.  More...

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