February 9, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Two injured following head-on wreck on 49

Two people were injured in a wreck last week at the intersection of Highway 49 South and Darrah Road.  According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 11:30 a.m. on Feb. More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Jan. 30 - Feb. 5  • EMS - 9 • Fires - 2 • Public Assists - 5 • Auto Collisions - 3   More...

New emergency planner already put to test

County emergency services now under direction of sheriff’s office

What would happen if a major earthquake rocked Mariposa?  How about if a mudslide took place? What if the County government center was destroyed by a fire or an earthquake?  These are just a few possible scenarios Sgt. More...

Hearing is scheduled about proposed Sierra-Tel increase

Sierra Telephone is proposing several rate increases — and the public has a chance to make comments.  The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will conduct a public hearing next week about the proposed rate increases.  The me More...

School project eligibility to be focus at meeting

How local businesses can meet qualifications will be discussed

Contractors interested in bidding on projects related to school improvements in the County are urged to attend a meeting next week.  Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent Robin Hopper said local officials are interested in hirin More...

Proper speech

Mariposa Yosemite Rotary president Mike McCreary presents a check for $125 to the 2017 Mariposa Yosemite Rotary speech contest winner, Bernadette Wall. More...

Snowpack levels bring sense of optimism

Lake McClure now reported at 75 percent, boat ramp is open

Recent statewide snowpack readings paint a “very bright picture,” according to Ted Thomas, an official with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR).  More...

Bigelow to keynote at Lincoln/Reagan dinner

The annual Lincoln/Reagan Dinner hosted by the Mariposa County Republican Central Committee will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. More...

History in the making

A season kickoff and fundraising event was held at the Northern Mariposa County History Center in Coulterville last Saturday afternoon. More...

Incidents of crime in County drop in 2016

Crime in Mariposa County is on the decline. That’s the conclusion from a report recently released by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. “We are currently in a good place,” said Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Jan. 30 - A debris fire was reported on Chowchilla Mountain Road. • There was a report of a lost purse at Triangle Road and Highway 140. • Grand theft was reported on Incline Road in El Portal. More...

Your photos

Reader Melissa Takahashi submitted this photo taken near the Briceburg Bridge. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Smoke causes major damage to area store

The market in Midpines received extensive smoke damage during a fire last week.  The Midpines Country Market had around $25,000 in damages, according to Mariposa County Assistant Fire Chief Curtis Jackson.  The fire was reported at 7:23 a.m More...

Yosemite Bank donates to Habitat Challenge fund

More than $7,000 raised in drive

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County recently received a $500 donation from Yosemite Bank toward its end-of-the-year 2016 Habitat Challenge.  More...

Company begins the task of tackling tree mortality

Welcome to the first edition of the Mariposa County Tree Mortality Weekly Update.  Our company, Blue Ridge Services, was selected by Mariposa County to oversee and manage their tree mortality mitigation project.  More...

Funds needed to continue docent program at Museum

The Mariposa Museum and History Center, in conjunction with Richard Radanovich and the Christopher Radanovich Scholarship fund, began the “Summer Docent Program” during the summer of 2015.  This program allows the History Center to h More...

Dems will be hosting three groups at gathering

Three new groups have formed in Mariposa and information about them will be available on Saturday, Feb. More...

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