January 26, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Sheriff’s office reports scam, warns residents

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has received three reports over the past week of residents receiving threatening scam phone calls demanding money in exchange for a family member or in exchange of a friend’s life.  More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Jan. 16 - Suspicious circumstances were investigated on Charles Street. • There was an abandoned canine on Hernandez Road in Lake Don Pedro. • Trespassing was reported on Mount Ophir Road. More...

Your photos

Reader Nancy Cordero submitted this picture of a sunny morning in Cathey’s Valley after recent storms. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Flu shots are available at County health department

During the last several weeks there has been an increase in clinic visits and hospitalizations for influenza throughout California.  Influenza activity is at higher-than-expected levels in California, and elevated activity is being reported from More...

Alternative energy is focus of Makerspace workshop

Sun, wind, water, geothermal, biomass — even rain — are all sources of renewable energy, which, by 2050, could generate as much as 80 percent of U.S. electricity, according to a study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  More...

Vets welcome at Legion meetings

All veterans are welcome at meetings of the local American Legion Post 567, according to post commander Scott Cummings.  The post now holds its meeting at 6 p.m. More...

Tourism website winner of four national awards

The Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau website, which serves as the key resource for tourism trip-planning for Mariposa County, has won four industry awards in the past year, including a MobileWebAward and a Davey Award. More...

Dedicated servant

Kathy Rhoan, the supervising custodian for Mariposa County, was honored recently by the board. Rhoan is retiring after more than 32 years with the County. More...

Heartbreaking crisis

Audrey Davis of Mountain Crisis Services was recently presented a proclamation by Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Marshall Long declaring January 2017 as “Human Trafficking Awaren More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

January 16 -22

EMS - 7 Fires - 0 Public Assists - 4 Auto Collisions - 2   More...

Private forest land may qualify for assistance program

Bark beetle infestation from the drought has caused severe damage in Mariposa County. More...

Standing room only

A huge crowd turned out on a rainy Sunday at Miner’s Roadhouse in Mariposa at the album debut party for Cottonwood Creek. More...

Fire Safe Council offers help with defensible space

The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council has several programs in place to help residents with maintaining their 100-foot defensible space around homes.  The council offers chipping and properly piled and cut woody debris within that space.  More...

Lepp is coming back for final Storytelling Festival

The “Master of the Tall Tale,” Bil Lepp, will be telling his tales in Mariposa once again.  Lepp will be one of six nationally recognized storytellers at the 30th Mariposa Storytelling Festival Grand Finale Celebration, set for March More...

Credit card ‘skimming’ now under investigation

Law enforcement officials are investigating a credit card “skimming” scam that has apparently happened in Mariposa County.  More...

Trucking history topic at meeting of Rotary Club

The most recent meeting of the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club was well attended by members and guests.  Some usual activities included the auction by Dr. Tony Roberts of pork chops and a shoulder roast. More...

Elegant Dress Closet event set

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is hosting the Elegant Dress Closet Tea and Fashion Show on Saturday, Jan. 28, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa Senior Center at 5246 Spriggs Lane.  More...

Put on your dancing shoes at the annual SnowBall event

Get your dancing shoes ready for Yosemite Winter Club’s annual fundraiser at The SnowBall at The Majestic Yosemite Hotel, Friday, Feb. More...

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