March 30, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Area man arrested on gun, drug charges

A Coulterville man was jailed last week after he was found in possession of guns and drugs.  According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, on March 22, deputies executed a search warrant during an investigation about a felon in posses More...

Your photos

Reader Dewey Parvin took this rainbow photo from the Stumpfield Mountain Road area. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

March 6 - March 12

• EMS - 9 • Fires -2 • Public Assists - 4 • Auto Collisions - 3   More...

Serving their fellow man: Mariposans plan mission trips around the world

Mariposa County citizens are known for their generosity and compassion, their neighborly mentality. But this isn’t a courtesy only extended to fellow citizens of the County. More...

Right of Entry forms crucial for tree removal

BLUE RIDGE UPDATE

This is the Mariposa County Tree Mortality weekly update from Blue Ridge Services (BRS), the company overseeing tree mortality issues in the County.  More...

The Civil War from an artist’s viewpoint

It began when Jim Leitzell was just a young boy.  “I’ve always been interested in the Civil War, since I was a kid,” said Leitzell, who lives in Greeley Hill. More...

Wet winter fails to solve forest woes in the state

Farm Bureau officials say effective forest management is key to future

Despite the wet winter and far-above-average Sierra Nevada snowpack, California forests remain at risk from tree mortality, bark beetle infestations and overgrown landscapes, according to presentations at the 2017 California Farm Bureau Federation Le More...

Visitor Center sign for churches is restored

A new look for an old sign should benefit area churches. A sign which has been prominently displayed for many years near the Mariposa Visitor Center, has been restored. More...

Homeowners asked to take fire insurance survey

The issue of fire insurance, or lack thereof, is a major issue in Mariposa County.  Though local elected officials are trying to work on a solution, the situation remains up in the air.  Mariposa County Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe has b More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

March 20 - A break-in was investigated on Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. • Petty theft was reported on Owl Creek Road. • Grand theft was investigated on Dogtown Road in Greeley Hill. More...

Victims’ rights ceremony is scheduled for April 5

A ceremony is scheduled for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.  The ceremony will be at noon on Wednesday, April 5 in the courtyard at the County government center in Mariposa.  It is being hosted by the Mariposa County District Att More...

Honoring America

Claire Cleary awarded for her VFW Patriot’s Pen essay

A local seventh grader used writing skills to express her viewpoints about America.  It also happened to win her some awards.  Claire Cleary, 13, a seventh grader at Mariposa Elementary School, earned awards in the Veterans of Foreign Wars More...

A ‘mission’ to help

John Clark (right) of Pioneer Market, presents a check to Jessica Milazzo of New Life Christian Fellowship. More...

Allison steps down from school board

The Mariposa County Unified School District is losing a long-time school board member.  Board president and District 4 member Kim Allison has stepped down from her position to apply for an employment opportunity within the district.  Alliso More...

Teams are forming for Relay for Life event in Oakhurst; local fundraisers are now scheduled

Even though the annual Relay for Life in Mariposa will not take place this year, local organizers are planning to participate in Oakhurst.  They will be joining the Eastern Madera Relay for Life, set for May 20 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. More...

Wide variety of wildflowers found at Stockton Creek

Open preserve day slated for early May; Stockton Creek Preserve to add 200 acres

Mariposa County is known for its beauty.  The diversity of the landscape, wildlife and flora are even the reasons some people live here. More...

Dairy producers begin search for royalty

The local dairy industry is now accepting applications from young women wishing to compete for the District 6 (Alameda, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties) Dairy More...

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