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May 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

DUI numbers on rise in 2017

Driving under the influence has been a problem across the United States for years.  That’s no different in Mariposa County, where, despite optimism over the fact that DUI arrests were down last year, numbers are now rising.  More...

Art, wine festival set to go for 2017

The 13th Annual Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club Art and Wine Festival is back for another year.  It will be held Saturday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mariposa Courthouse Lawn, 5088 Bullion Street. More...

Local News

Vehicle strikes and kills horse on Highway 140

A horse was killed last week when it was struck by a vehicle on Highway 140 near Mt. More...

Your photos

Reader Silas Upton took this photo of an oriole on his deck in Bootjack. Upton said the birds come to his property every year. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? More...

Kelsey to graduate from U. S. Air Force Academy

Kahleb I. Kelsey will be graduating from the United States Air Force Academy on May 24, with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and a minor in French.  Kelsey will commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. More...

Milestones

Career advancement

A graduation ceremony was held recently for three students of John C. Fremont Healthcare District’s most recent nursing assistant training program. More...

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa Clean Sweep Committee would like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors who helped make our event a success in its first year. More...

Card of Thanks

This was the third year Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe has hosted a free cancer survivor’s breakfast and all-day fundraiser. More...

Sports

It’s the final countdown for track seniors

Southern League meet serves as one of last high school events for soon-to-be graduates

They saved some of their best for the last league competition.  The Mariposa County High School track team set 37 personal records and qualified several athletes for this week’s section divisional round at last Friday’s Southern Leag More...

Cody Wichmann enjoying chance to play at the highest level of football

Editor’s note: This is part two of a series about Cody Wichmann. The 2017 NFL Draft recently concluded. More...

Swimmers see season come to conclusion

Two swimmers from Mariposa County High School competed on a big stage last week.  Patricia Flanagan and Parker Jones competed in the San Joaquin CIF Sectional Championship meet on Thursday afternoon, which was held at Tokay High School in Lodi.& More...

Mariposa man dies in head-on collision  Free Access 

A 31-year-old Mariposa resident was killed in a head-on traffic collision on Wednesday night, May 17. More...

Tourism economy continues to grow in Mariposa County

Transient Occupancy Taxes top $14.3 million in 2016

It might not seem like much.  A foreign tourist takes out a camera and snaps a shot of a historic building in downtown Mariposa.  Almost everyone who lives in Mariposa County has seen this, sometimes on an almost daily basis.  But what More...

Horisons files for bankruptcy

Horisons Unlimited Health Care, which operates a clinic in Mariposa, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.  But the Los Angeles-based lawyer who represents the company says it is not a step toward closing the company’s clinics, r More...

Fire season quickly approaching; officials urge people to be ready

Editor’s note: With fire season fast approaching, thi More...

Man arrested for multiple child molestation counts  Free Access 

A Mariposa man was arrested without incident last week on a Ramey warrant alleging lewd and lascivious acts upon a child under 14 years of age. More...

Letters

Sometimes kids need a little help

GUEST OPINION

Little pre-kindergarten student Sonya is tiny with dark brown eyes, and she already knows how to read and add.  She came to the afternoon tutoring program, and when I asked her if she would rather read a book or work on “homework,” s More...

Live tree mortality webinar is slated

BLUE RIDGE UPDATE

Welcome to the Mariposa County Tree Mortality Weekly Update. More...

Come perform at Ewing Wing

Editor,  Everyone is invited to visit the Ewing Wing at John C. Fremont Hospital in Mariposa and share their talents.  Bring along a guitar, violin, ukulele, puppets or any other talents. More...

Datebook

IN BRIEF...

Alumni picnic set June 17   The annual Mariposa County High School Alumni Picnic is set for June 17.  It will begin at 10 a.m. at the picnic stage area of the fairgrounds. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Patricia Ann Ball

Patricia Ann Ball was called to be with her Lord, whom she loved and served, on May 11, 2017.  More...

Charlotte Horning

Charlotte D. Horning (Char) passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon, May 7, 2017 at her home in Lushmeadows. Char was born in Central City, Iowa on Aug, 24, 1932. More...

Obituary Policy

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

Dacanay impresses at MathCON

Jonah Dacanay went to a national math contest wearing a Woodland Elementary sweatshirt to represent his school, a Golden State Warriors beanie to represent Northern California and a Metallica shirt for good luck and to represent rock-and-roll.  More...

Rotary awards $26,000 to scholarship winners

The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club has awarded $26,000 in scholarships to Mariposa County High School seniors this year.  The scholarships are awarded to high achieving students at the school. More...

Happy to donate

Gage Bazinet, a senior at Mariposa County High School, is shown accepting gift certificates from Greg Fritz, owner of Happy Burger Diner, for Sober Grad Night 2017. More...

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