April 13, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Four hurt after vehicle plunges off Highway 49

Four people were injured last week when a car they were riding in plunged off of Highway 49 North near Coulterville.  According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 11 a.m., Ricardo Gonzalez, 28, was driving a 2004 Toyota Camry southbound More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

April 3 - There was a report of a sign obstructing traffic on Highway 140. • Unsafe shooting was reported on Triangle Road. • There was a suspicious person on Varain Road. • A domestic dispute was investigated on Bullion Street.  More...

Hospital touts various improvement projects

Over the course of the last few months, a number of improvements have been made at John C. Fremont Hospital ( JCF).  These improvements are aimed at improving customer experience and care, said Matthew Matthiessen, chief financial officer. More...

Master Gardeners scheduled annual plant sale for April 29 at fairgrounds

The annual Mariposa Master Gardeners spring plant sale is coming soon.  It will be Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Entry fees will be waived two weekends at Yosemite

Entry fees to Yosemite National Park will be waived the next two weekends.  Fees will not be charged on April 15-16 and April 22-23 as part of National Park Week.  The same is true of all national parks across the United States.  The w More...

Former Brit to speak at County GOP meeting

The speaker for the Mariposa County Republican Central Committee’s April 18 meeting is Norma Elizabeth Brundage. Brundage is a former British resident and now a citizen of the USA. More...

Shredding of documents set at April 29 event

The Mariposa United Methodist Church has scheduled its annual “Spring Cleaning Event.”  It will be Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot behind the church at 6th and Bullion streets.  More...

Summer camp scholarships available now for youth winter sport enthusiasts

Yosemite Winter Club is inviting all youth (18 and under) winter sport enthusiasts to apply for a Summer Camp Scholarship in their favorite winter sport.  Would you like an opportunity to improve your skiing, ice skating, snowboarding, or ice ho More...

Band marathon, docent fair is slated at museum

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band’s 7th Annual Band Marathon will be held at the Mariposa Museum and History Center in conjunction with the museum’s annual docent fair. It will be on Saturday, April 29. More...

First ‘Mariposa Clean Sweep’ is slated for April 22 —Earth Day

“Mariposa Clean Sweep” is set for Saturday, April 22, which is Earth Day. Everyone is invited to participate in the event, during which volunteers will be picking up trash and debris throughout the town of Mariposa. More...

Man crashes truck, flees and later arrested for DUI

A Mariposa man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol following an accident early Sunday morning.  More...

Your photos

Reader Ron Loya submitted this photo of flowers in the Pea Ridge Cemetery on Ben Hur Road. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Deputy who was shot keynote speaker at crime victims’ event

Rudy Mirelez tells audience he will become better officer after incident

A law enforcement officer who became a crime victim was the featured speaker at a ceremony last week.  Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rudy Mirelez was the guest speaker during the Mariposa County Victims’ Rights ceremony and More...

Feds find no evidence of bias or favoritism after Yosemite probe

A 23-page report about allegations of a hostile work environment at Yosemite National Park was released this week.  And though the report does say former Yosemite Superintendent Don Neubacher allegedly talked down to employees, it concluded ther More...

Financial health of fairgrounds improving

Things are looking better for the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  Just a couple of years ago, the possibility existed the fairgrounds could close because the state funding dried up during the budget crisis in California.  And though the state More...

Entries being sought for Butterfly Festival parade

Downtown event scheduled for May 6

Plans are in the works for the annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival Parade.  The parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 6 on Highway 140 through Mariposa. Last year’s parade had over 120 participants.  More...

Vernal pools will be topic at seminar

Vernal pool ecosystems and their management will be the subject of an upcoming seminar. More...

Gem and mineral show features wide variety of vendors, activities

Like the year prior, a little rain didn’t stop the Mariposa Gem and Mineral Show, the annual fundraiser for the California State Mining and Mineral Museum. More...

Sidewalk project near high school is being redesigned

Setback means construction will be delayed until 2018

Plans to update sidewalks and curbs around Mariposa County High School have been delayed until next year. More...

Armies battle it out at Las Mariposas Civil War Days

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Vendors sought for Butterfly Festival

Vendors for the Mariposa Butterfly Festival are being sought by organizers.  Applications are being sought from art and artisans vendors as well as food vendors. The festival is May 6-7.  Booths are $65 for artists and $70 for vendors. More...

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