May 25, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Racing to donate

Ken Corallo and Marla Kertzman, owners of the Mariposa Event Center, held a Law Enforcement Appreciation Barrel Race on May 13 in La Grange. In total, $4,000 was raised. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

May 15 - Cattle were reported on Merced Falls Road in Lake Don Pedro • Fraud was investigated on 10th Street. • Trespassing was reported on Bullion Street. • Trespassing was investigated on Highway 49 South. More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

May 15 - May 21

• EMS - 10 • Fires - 2 • Public Assists - 5 • Auto Collisions - 4   More...

Grants available for food, shelter providers

Federal funding in the amount of $13,500 will be available in the upcoming fiscal year through Mariposa County Human Services.  The grant will be distributed to local nonprofit and public organizations that provide food and shelter assistance.&n More...

Officials still waiting on road funds

FEMA, OES must give approval before work can begin

Mariposa County Public Works Director Mike Healy admits he is frustrated.  His frustration stems from not being able to begin doing several major road projects related to the storms in February.  “We’ve been fighting the good fi More...

CCC members working to fell trees on national forest land

Chainsaws are buzzing up and down the Sierra where California Conservation Corps crews are chipping away at a fire and safety threat that’s easy to spot — the brown blight of dead and dying trees left by drought and bark beetle infestatio More...

Clampers to dedicate memorial

The historical organization E Clampus Vitus Matuca Chapter 1849, better known as “the Clampers,” will hold a public unveiling of their newest historical marker It will be on Saturday, June 3 at 9:18 a.m., at the public cemetery entrance o More...

Elder abuse seminar set

A community event focusing on preventing elder abuse is scheduled in June.  Elder Empowerment Against Abuse will be on Wednesday, June 7 at the Mariposa Senior Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa. It will be from 1:30-4:30 p.m.  More...

CoyoteFest organizers seeking vendors, volunteers and more

Organizers of the Coyote- Fest in Coulterville are seeking a wide variety of input for the event in 2017. More...

Latest tree mortality report shows massive die-off

The state of California this month released the latest information about tree mortality — and the numbers are not good.  The California Tree Mortality Task Force, formed after a formal emergency declaration by Gov. More...

Quest Counseling slates open house

Quest Counseling has scheduled an open house for this week.  It will be from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, May 25 at their offices at 5037 Bullion Street. More...

Locals honored by Rotary

Three local residents were honored for their donations made to the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club.  They were honored with a Paul Harris Fellow recognition. More...

Applications for big game tags due soon

Time is running out for California hunters to apply for the 2017 Big Game Drawing.  The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is accepting applications for elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep and deer tags as well as fundraising random dr More...

Your photos

Reader Leslie Brenner of Ponderosa Basin sent in this photo of a turkey trotting through her yard. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Closing shelter is bittersweet for pastor

You can see it in Pastor Ginger Foster’s eyes. It’s that look that she is about to leave something near and dear to her heart. More...

TRIP OF A LIFETIME

Kayakers paddle from Livingston to Benicia

Two local school teachers and some of their children recently completed a trip that they’ll remember for a lifetime.  More...

Yosemite officials are expecting a busy Memorial Day weekend

Yosemite National Park officials anticipate an extremely busy Memorial Day weekend. More...

County updates policy on purchasing, surplus items

Mariposa County officials are changing their purchasing methods following approval of an ordinance this week.  The new policy will allow for the Chief Administrative Office and department heads a certain level of purchasing authority and it will More...

Railroad display to be unveiled

In recognition of 60 years of community service, the Mariposa Museum and History Center will unveil a new diorama of the Yosemite Valley Railroad.  It will be on Saturday, June 3 from 11 a.m. More...

North County museum elects new board members for 2017

The annual meeting of the Northern Mariposa County History Center took place on April 30 at the new “event” barn at Big Table Ranch. More...

Breakfast set in Coulterville

Persons can enjoy eggs cooked to order, all-you-caneat pancakes, ham or sausage and fruit at the Northern Mariposa County History Center Community Breakfast on Sunday, June 11. More...

Senior moments

The sophomore class at Mariposa County High School held a Senior Citizen Prom on Thursday, May 18, at the Mariposa County Senior Center. More...

Paid nursing assistant training will be offered

John C. Fremont Healthcare District is offering a Nursing Assistant Training Program.  The start date of the training program is July 10 and it runs for eight weeks through Sept. 1. The application submittal deadline is June 12.  More...

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