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December 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Paper or... paper?

Californians vote to ban single-use plastic bags, reaction from local community mixed

It’s in the bag — or not. California became the nation’s first state to ban single-use plastic bags with the passage of Proposition 67. More...

Parade, festivities slated for Saturday

The 18th Annual Merry Mountain Christmas Parade will be held this Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5:15 p.m. in Mariposa.  The parade will start in Mariposa along Highway 140, with entries lining up at Coakley Circle and ending at 5th Street. More...

Local News

Mariposa County FIRE RESPONSE LOG

Nov. 21-27

EMS - 3 Fires - 1 Public Assists - 2 Auto Collisions - 1   More...

Your photos

Reader Eric Munyon sent in this photo of a praying mantis he took recently. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Habitat Challenge is on, donations to be matched

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County will again hold its end-of-the-year Habitat Challenge.  The challenge is offered this year by the Habitat Board of Directors who will match donations amounting to $2,000 during the end-of-the-year fundrais More...

Milestones

Card of Thanks

I want to thank all friends and parishioners who came for the service for my son, Richard Silva.  Especially my niece and her husband who came from out of town. More...

Card of Thanks

So many helped to make the Honor Ceremony held on Nov. 10 at the Ewing Wing truly memorable for three World War II veterans and one Korean War veteran. More...

Sports

Lady hoopsters have potential for title run

Coach Trace DeSandres says he has never been so excited to begin season

Just like his signature locks of hair, Trace De- Sandres is flowing.  He is flowing with optimism.  That’s because the girls basketball coach at Mariposa County High School has high hopes for this season.  More...

New look boys team will attempt to make its own history

Grizzlies open season by shutting down Turlock Christian, rolling to win

The Mariposa County High School boys basketball team demonstrated last season that it had the heart of a champion. Head coach Bob Jaekle was named the Southern League Coach of the Year. More...

Volleyball coach already looking forward to next year

MCHS volleyball team awards released; coach lauds progress

This volleyball season was like getting on a roller coaster for coach Debbie Leonard.  Leonard and her Mariposa County High School Grizzlies had plenty of ups and downs, as many young teams will often experience.  MCHS narrowly missed the More...

Breaking News - 12/2/2016 2:45 PM

Coarsegold man dies in tree-related accident  Free Access 

A logging accident killed an area man on Thursday, Dec. 1. More...

Supervisors okay raises for department heads

Department heads in Mariposa County will be receiving salary increases starting in January. However, some of that increase will be offset as employees will pay their entire portion into the state’s public retirement system. More...

Tough talk and threats part of appeal hearing about SilverTip

Allegations of being overtly discourteous, the enemy and even threats were all part of a discussion last week about the proposed SilverTip Resort in Fish Camp.  All of that, and more, happened at a hearing conducted by the Mariposa County Board More...

Letters

Sadly, people believed the lies

Editor,  Reading Mr. Collier’s letter on “why Trump won,” I was surprised that he had “bought into” so many myths about Clinton and the election. More...

Still time for election justice

Editor,  Diana Agabeg Apcar (my grandmother), in her final manuscript, wrote the following:   More...

Mariposa County Flashback

“Mariposa County Flashback” is a collaboration between the newspaper and the Mariposa County Museum and History Center. More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Sight loss group to help local residents   The Center of Vision Enhancement (COVE) will be making its presence known more in Mariposa.  The first event will be on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Robert Bondshu

Robert Eugene “Bob” Bondshu of Mariposa, Calif., passed away on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. Bob was 87 years old. He was born on May 28, 1929 to Harold Bondshu and Anita McGregor. More...

Thomas Kirn

Thomas Michael Kirn was born Sept. 29, 1933, on the family farm near Solomon, Kan., to Louis and Irene Shanahan Kirn.  He passed away peacefully on Nov. 24, 2016, surrounded by family. More...

Our obituary policy for submission to Gazette

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

Inside Education

MCHS band to be part of something special

Group preparing for 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attacks

It’s been busy of late for the Mariposa County High School band — and it’s about to get busier.  In addition to a fall concert and playing in the upcoming Merry Mountain Christmas Parade, the band is set to take off to Hawaii t More...

Voters-in-training

On Election Day, students at Yosemite Valley School signed in with a poll worker. Then, students went into a voting booth and cast their secret ballot. More...

Keeton named band member of month for October

Gail Vanderslik, director of the Mariposa County High School band, announced that Liam Keeton was selected as student of the month for October 2016. He is the son of Alex and Kathleen Keeton. More...

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