August 3, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Elderly woman dies in golf cart accident

An elderly woman from Snelling was killed in a golf cart accident this past weekend.  According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 5:35 Saturday, July 29, the 98-year-old woman, who was not identified by the CHP, was driving a 2004 Yama More...

Your photos

Reader Beth Tomsick sent in this photo of turkey vultures catching the sun in the early morning hours near Smith Road and Highway 49. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

July 24 - July 30

• EMS - 8 • Fires - 4 • Public Assists - 2 • Auto Collisions - 1   More...

Out of the chaos, fire assistance was fulfilled at Greeley Hill True Value

When Shelly Texeira of Greeley Hill was evacuated during the Detwiler Fire, she didn’t go to a shelter, instead, she stayed to help operate the town’s True Value hardware and grocery store.  “When the area was evacuated, the sh More...

Two groups are ready for stage this weekend

Music on the Green will continue its outdoor summer concert series by featuring two local bands this weekend.  Meltwater Bridge will perform Friday, Aug. 4, and on Saturday, Aug. 5, The Jespersons will perform.  More...

SBA loans available to fire victims; two offices established in County

Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to California businesses and residents affected by the Detwiler Fire that began July 16, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator has announced.  More...

Public hearing scheduled about PG&E rate hike

The California Pubic Utilities Commission has scheduled two meetings this month to take public comment about a proposed rate increase by PG&E.  The meeting will be at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. More...

Midpines resident plays key role in construction of unique wildlife crossing in Southern California

Ever since she was a child, Beth Pratt-Bergstrom has had a love for wildlife. More...

Bagby rec area to serve as PG&E staging point

Lake McClure’s Bagby Recreation Area will support Detwiler Fire restoration.  As PG&E works to restore power poles damaged from the Detwiler Fire, the Bagby Recreation Area on Highway 49 North will serve as a staging point for utility More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

July 24 - A physical altercation was reported on Dexter Lane in Greeley Hill. • Deputies conducted a vehicle check at the rest stop in Mariposa. More...

Corrections

Two corrections need to be made to information provided in the July 27, 2016 issue of the Mariposa Gazette.  In a story on page A-8 entitled “Company donates hay to fire victims,” the story describes the donation of a truck and trail More...

Summer Fun Street Fair still set for Aug. 11

Disneyland tickets as well as airline tickets to be given away during event

If you thought the aftereffects of the Detwiler Fire would break the spirit of Mariposa, think again.  The Summer Fun Street Fair is scheduled Friday, Aug. 11 in downtown Mariposa. More...

Special Music on the Green raises funds for Detwiler victims, pays tribute to responders

Recovery efforts in the aftermath of the Detwiler Fire are sure to go on for several months across Mariposa County.  On Saturday evening, those efforts continued with a special fundraiser in the Mariposa Art Park. More...

‘Substantial’ loss of rangeland, livestock reported following fire

It’s no question the Detwiler Fire had a devastating impact on Mariposa County.  It burned down houses, wiped out rangeland and even killed livestock.  But exactly how damaging has it been to the ranchers and other rangeland property More...

Man accused of stealing fire equipment is nabbed by CHP

On the night of Sunday, July 23, six fire trucks were burglarized at multiple motels in Merced County while the fire fighters slept inside their motel rooms.  The firefighters battling the Detwiler Fire were being housed at hotels in Merced.&nbs More...

The Detwiler Fire as witnessed by newspaper readers  Free Access 

  This photo was submitted by a reader and is at Hunters Valley Mountain. The bulldozer was cutting a fire line. More...

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