September 15, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

Tour bus gets stuck going downhill, finally rescued by towing company

A Gold Coast Tours bus ran into trouble while attempting to drive down a steep street in Mariposa on Tuesday, Sept. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Sept. 5 - A found horse was reported on Windy Hollow Road. • There was a report of illegal dumping on Coakley Circle. • Shots were heard near Ponderosa Court. • Someone reported a missing mini-horse on Bronco Hollow. More...

Casting votes by mail in County starts Oct. 11

Even though the general election isn’t until November, voting in Mariposa County will start in less than a month.  According to the Mariposa County Registrar of Voters, the first day to receive vote by mail ballots is Oct. 11. More...

Upgrade to Mariposa County Jail progressing

New structure to house prisoners will be first of its kind in state of California

The Mariposa County Jail will be changing in the near future. An 1,800 square foot structure will be added to the existing jail compound. The structure is the solution to concerns about mixing lowrisk inmates with high-risk inmates in the same jail. More...

Remembering... the fallen of 9/11

A gathering at the Mariposa Art Park paid tribute to those affected by the terrorist events of Sept. More...

Rodeo queen contest was family affair

Wall sisters come up big during ceremony at fair

Moments after the photos had all been taken, the crowd had cheered and her family soaked in the moment, Analise Wall paused to catch her breath.  She had just been crowned the new 2016-17 Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Queen.  More...

Annual CASA gala set for Oct. 1 at fairgrounds

A gala event is coming to Mariposa County.  The 5th annual ‘Night of the Child’ Gala is Saturday, Oct. More...

4-H members will once again represent Mariposa County during Ironstone event

The five foothill 4-H counties will once again have 4-H members representing their county at the Ironstone Concours D’Elegance slated for Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.  More...

National 4-H Week kicks off with rigatoni dinner fundraiser

Mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct.1 at the Senior Center on Spriggs Lane. 4-H Council is having a rigatoni dinner fundraiser along with a dessert silent auction. The dinner will be held from 5-8p.m. More...

Painted pretty

Gabriella Lavezzo was a happy fair-goer during the recent Mariposa County Fair. Her grandmother snapped this photo. More...

Annual Hornitos flea market set for Oct. 2

The 30th annual Hornitos Flea Market is coming soon. The event will be on Sunday, Oct. 2 in Hornitos. Gates open to the public at 7 a.m. Officials said no dogs are allowed in the sale area. Spaces are available for the event. More...

Yosemite to host annual Facelift event

Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in the Yosemite Facelift, an annual event held to clean up trash and debris from around the park after the busy summer season.  More...

Lake fire still burning, prescribed burn planned

One fire is burning in Yosemite National Park and a prescribed burn is taking place this week, both in Mariposa County.  The Lakes Fire in the Chilnulna   Lakes area, between Turner Meadow and Buena Vista Peak, is a lightning caused fire th More...

Your photos

Reader Jim Allen took this photo of Ashton, was checking out some kittens. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Sept. 5 - 11

EMS - 11 Fires - 2 Public Assists - 1 Auto Collisions - 1   More...

Tourism bureau ‘bears’ its new logo for this fall

Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau released a new brand for the organization this week in preparation for their fall campaign. More...

14th Annual Sierra Art Trails will be held soon, features several Mariposa artists

The 14th Annual Sierra Art Trails Yosemite Foothills Open Studio Tour will be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. More...

Mariposa County Flashback

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

Winners of parade announced

The Mariposa Lions Club Parade was held on Saturday, Sept 3. More...

A clue could lead to a prize for CASA event

CASA of Mariposa County has something missing.  “The Secret Garden” has been the ongoing theme for CASA the past few months and will be featured at the gala. (See related story.)  More...

Enrollment for County 4-H is Sept. 17

The Mariposa 4-H Youth Development Program will have a 4-H enrollment day on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the 4-H office, 5009 Fairgrounds Road in Mariposa. More...

IN BRIEF...

River cleanup events slated   The Great Sierra River Cleanup is slated for Saturday, Sept. 17, at both the Mariposa Creek Parkway at the Arts Park, as well as the Merced River.  More...

Alberta Garrett will serve as grand marshal at CoyoteFest

A woman with a rich history in Mariposa County will be the grand marshal of the annual CoyoteFest in Coulterville. Alberta Jeffery Garrett has been named grand marshal for the parade, which will be Saturday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. More...

A different garden

Darden Gilbert and her son, Jim, have a straw bale garden this year. It is the first time they have done this project. Jim is shown standing holding a 16 pound watermelon. More...

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