March 9, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

SAR stars

The annual fundraising event for Mariposa Search and Rescue (SAR) was held this past Saturday night at the fairgrounds. A large turnout of County residents helped make the event a success. More...

Correction

A man who was investigated for using spotlights and a light bar on his car while helping a motorist is not on the Megan’s Law list of sex offenders.  More...

Community meeting set for north County

Event to highlight available services

People living in northern Mariposa County may sometimes feel like they are a long way from their County government.  And rightly so, as the County seat of Mariposa lies far to the south with the famed winding Highway 49 as the route to travel.&n More...

Two residents are winners of Live Your Dream awards

The winners of Soroptimist International of Mariposa’s 2017 Live Your Dream Award have been announced.  They are Jennifer Rider (first place) and Laura Phillips (second place).  More...

Affordable Care Act addressed by hospital board

Discussion continues over the departure of Dr. Grace Ang; JCF considering Studer Group to study issues

The Affordable Care Act has been a hot topic not just in Mariposa but across the United States.  It’s been a controversial subject ever since being signed into law. More...

Woman killed by falling tree in Park

A woman was killed in Yosemite National Park after a tree fell on her last weekend.  Destiny Rose Texeria Borges, 20, from Ceres, died at around 10 a.m. More...

PG&E and pot: Growers can get agriculture rate

While recreational marijuana cannot be sold in California until January 2018, existing medical marijuana growers and future recreational marijuana growers will be eligible as of March 1 for an agricultural energy rate from Pacific Gas & Electric More...

McPhie to appear at final Mariposa Storytelling Festival

Making her fourth appearance at the Mariposa Storytelling Festival will be San Diego storyteller Marilyn McPhie, who will be one of six master tellers performing at the event.  The Mariposa County Arts Council’s 30th Mariposa Storytelling More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Feb. 27 - A sink hole was reported at the Park and Ride in Mariposa. • A welfare check was completed on Greeley Hill Road in Greeley Hill. • Petty theft was investigated on Sierra Pine Drive. More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Feb. 27 - March 5

• EMS - 6 • Fires - 0 • Public Assists - 4 • Auto Collisions - 0   More...

School board adds assistant superintendent position

Board also moves forward with various budget cuts; Measure L committee formed

Changes are coming to the structure of the Mariposa County Unified School District.  At the Thursday, March 2 MCUSD board meeting, a completely new leadership structure was approved. More...

County weed spraying program is canceled, should resume in 2018

The planned weed spraying program in Mariposa County has been put on hold for this year.  It was announced by Mike Healy, interim director of the Mariposa County Department of Public Works, that the program has been put on hold.  More...

Dems set meeting Saturday

The Mariposa County Democratic Club will be hosting a “salon” event this Saturday.  The event will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Miner’s Roadhouse. Anyone is invited to attend the meeting.  More...

Low-interest SBA loans available as a result of recent heavy rainfall

Small non-farm businesses in 32 California counties, including Mariposa County, and neighboring Arizona and Nevada counties are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. More...

Food, fun and good times at Hornitos Enchilada Feed

The annual Hornitos Enchilada Feed took place last Saturday in Hornitos.  The event featured food, fun and musical entertainment, which this year included local favorites Cottonwood Creek.   More...

Your photos

Reader Allison Strickland took this photo of an eagle on Feb. 8 at the big pond on Indian Creek Road. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Rotary hears about ‘skimmers’

The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club recently learned about trends in internet and electronic security from Jon Wurl of MariPress Web Designs.  Wurl explained how skimmers can obtain information from credit and debit cards, and warned the audience More...

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