November 17, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

Woman hurt when car overturns on highway

A woman suffered major injuries after her car overturned during an accident last week.  According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 12:35 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, a 1995 Ford Taurus being driven by Sarah J. More...

Your photos

Reader Robin Long submitted this photo of a butterfly, quite appropriate for Mariposa County. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Nov. 7 - A civil dispute was investigated on Darrah Road. •There was a report of a dog and goat incident on Elizabeth Lane in Cathey’s Valley. • Threats were reported at Moonbow Espresso in Mariposa.  More...

Mariposa Elementary School honors veterans

On Thursday, Nov. 10, Mariposa Elementary School held its annual Veterans Day Commemoration. The event was well attended, with around 80 veterans, some from World War II. More...

Unearthing history one result of tree removal in County

Artifacts, historical sites are unexpected consequence, including recent incident in Midpines area

With dead trees being removed everywhere in Mariposa County, there is one consequence many people may have not considered.  Historically significant artifacts.  “With these logging operations around here, things are getting uncovered More...

Race for school board seat still not determined

Apparently, the election isn’t over. Well, at least one local race. According to Mariposa County Clerk Keith Williams, the race for a seat on the County school board remains in question. More...

From little acorns grow great oaks

Sierra Foothill Conservancy gathers acorns to plant at Stockton Creek

Maybe the refrigerator at your office workplace is full of leftovers.  The refrigerator at the Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC) is full of acorns. More...

Sheriff’s officials discuss dangers of two new drugs

On Nov. More...

Field of Service concludes, deemed highly successful

Veterans Day was observed on Friday, Nov. 11, but the honoring of veterans continued into Saturday in Mariposa.  The second annual Field of Service: Past and Present event concluded. More...

County smoking ban: One year later

Perhaps you’ve walked by some of the County buildings in Mariposa and noticed “No Smoking” signs posted. To many people, those signs might not be something they notice on a day-to-day basis. More...

Two injured after being hit by vehicle in Mariposa

Two pedestrians were hurt last week when they were struck by a vehicle outside of a Mariposa restaurant.  According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 5:35 p.m. on Friday, Nov. More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Oct. 31 - Nov. 6

EMS - 10 Fires - 2 Public Assists - 0 Auto Collisions - 1   More...

Newspaper posts holiday deadlines, classified ads needed earlier

The Mariposa Gazette will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  There will be an early deadline for classified advertising for the Nov. More...

Special ed funding to be slashed in district

Funding for special education in the Mariposa Unified School District will be slashed.  The news was reaffirmed at the Thursday, Nov. 10 Mariposa County Unified School District board meeting. More...

Tourism funding levels discussed by supervisors

Mariposa County supervisors will consider different formula for next year

It’s no secret that tourism is the driving economic force in Mariposa County.  But how should the Yosemite-Mariposa Tourism Bureau be funded?  For many years, the bureau has received a set amount from the Mariposa County Board of Supe More...

Mariposa County Flashback

“Mariposa County Flashback” is a collaboration between the newspaper and the Mariposa County Museum and History Center. This photo was taken in January 1961 by local resident Ray Warren. More...

Officials investigating gun rumor at school

A situation involving the threat of a gun Monday at Mariposa County High School is being investigated by authorities.  According to school officials, a student at Mariposa County High School made a statement in a text message to another student More...

Storytelling festival will mark final event in 2017

The 2017 Mariposa Storytelling Festival will be the final event.  That was the word last week from the Mariposa County Arts Council, which annually sponsors the event.  More...

Theme is needed for the 2017 Mariposa County Fair

Did you enjoy the 2016 Mariposa County Fair?  For most, it was, as always, a memorable weekend. More...

Holiday home tour scheduled

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is planning a one-day-only Christmas home tour for Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This tour combines a mix of traditional, contemporary and unique homes. More...

Deer hunters must report their results

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds all deer tag holders they must report their hunting results, even if they did not hunt or harvest a deer.  Hunters must report within 30 days of harvesting a deer or by Jan. More...

Honoring veterans

On Thursday, Nov. 10, a ceremony was held at the Senior Center in Mariposa to honor three local veterans. More...

Mariposa County Fire Safe Council assists local veteran

The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council celebrated Veterans Day on Nov. More...

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