July 6, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Work to repair section of Triangle Road slated soon

Deterioration of new asphalt is blamed for issue

Travelers on Triangle Road in Mariposa County may experience road construction this week or next.  Mariposa County Department of Public Works Director Mike Healy said there was a surface failure on the road since it was reconstructed last year.& More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

June 26 - There was a report of a stranded swimmer at Briceburg in Midpines. • Trespassing was reported on Indian Peak Road. • Someone locked their keys in the car on Highway 140.  More...

Study reveals health impacts of drought and tree mortality

Most people understand the obvious impacts of tree mortality. Fire danger. Damage from falling trees. The cost of removal. But what about the health impacts? More...

Summer play days offered for children

The Mariposa Local Child Care Planning Council in collaboration with Mariposa Parks and Recreation is offering free summer play days for children of all ages.  Two play days are planned for July to be held at the Cathey’s Valley Park. More...

AAUW prepares students for back to school, donating many supplies

Mariposa American Association of University Women (AAUW) is hard at work preparing backpacks filled with school supplies for designated middle school students who need assistance throughout Mariposa County.  More...

Rodeo royalty contest scheduled for Aug. 12

On Sunday, June 4 at Silver Valley Ranch, the current Mariposa rodeo royalty welcomed the contestants for this year’s contest.  There was an open discussion about the contest regarding what to expect, packets of information went out and pa More...

A fresh start ­— for a hairdresser and a building

In a small town, it’s not hard to know what your options are for shopping, eating or other services.  When it comes to barbers and hairdressers, Natalya Babintseva has been one of the options for over a decade in Mariposa.  More...

Justice is served

In May, Judge Dana Walton swore in two new members, Elaine Vastbinder (left) and Katelyn Strickland (right), to serve on the Mariposa County Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC). More...

Panelists selected to serve on Grand Jury

On July 7, 2017, at the Mariposa County Courthouse, the Honorable Michael A. More...

Your photos

Reader Eric Munyon took this photo of a gopher snake in Mariposa County. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Photo club workshop to focus on fair

The Mariposa Photo Club will hold two fair photo entry workshops this year.  The club will instruct photographers on how to mount an entry, and will also be selling mounting boards for entries. More...

Sausage and Suds event helps benefit fairgrounds

The 2017 Sausage and Suds Sampler Summerfest was held Saturday, June 24 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  A wide variety of beer and sausages were available for guests to sample. More...

Hospital board assesses itself with survey

Self-assessment is sometimes not an easy thing to accomplish.  Members of the John C. More...

Hospital strikes deal to have medical helicopter that is based in Mariposa

Air ambulance service is coming to John C. Fremont Hospital.  The John C. Fremont Healthcare District Board of Directors voted 5-0 last week to allow Riggs Ambulance Service of Merced to base a helicopter in Mariposa.  More...

Tioga Road now open

The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park (Highway 120 through the Park) opened for the season to all vehicular traffic last week.  There will be limited visitor services available from the Tioga Pass Entrance Station to Crane Flat. More...

Blues, jazz on tap this week during Music on the Green

Music on the Green continues this weekend in Mariposa.  The Blue Skies Trio (featuring vocalist Sunny Wright) will perform on Friday, July 7, and The Danny Millsap Band on Saturday, July 8.  More...

Volunteer tutors sought for adult literacy program

The Mariposa County Library is looking for people who would like to share their love of reading and make a difference in someone’s life by volunteering as tutors in the library’s adult literacy program.  More...

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