One injured in two-car crash



ONE PERSON WAS INJURED, HOWEVER NOT SERIOUSLY, IN A TWO-CAR CRASH ON HIGHWAY 140 AT ALLRED ROAD FRIDAY MORNING. THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE REPORTEDLY GOT CONFUSED IN THE CALTRANS CONSTRUCTION ZONE AND COLLIDED…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please¬†click […]

DEA hosts first drug ‘take back’ day



The Drug Enforcement Administration and government, community, public health and law enforcement partners today announced a nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. DEA will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at sites nationwide on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. The […]

Mariposa Miners celebrate sweepstakes award



THE MARIPOSA MINERS SPECIAL OLYMPICS TEAM CELEBRATED WINNING THE SWEEPSTAKES AWARD IN THE MARIPOSA LABOR DAY PARADE ON SEPT. 4. THE TEAM GATHERED AT THE PIZZA FACTORY TO MARK THE OCCASION WITH A PARTY…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please¬†click […]

Wawona Road construction extended



Road construction on the Wawona Road in Yosemite National Park began in May 2010. In an effort to complete this project by November 2010, roadwork will expand to include Friday and Saturday nights. New hours went into effect Sept. 10. Visitors traveling into Yosemite via Highway 41/Wawona Road will experience up to 30 minute delays Monday through Thursday from 6 […]

Wilson talks smoke detectors at Rotary



JIM WILSON Mariposa County Fire Chief Jim Wilson last Thursday spoke of the importance of having and maintaining smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and of Mariposa County’s efforts to insure residents are equipped with working detectors available under a grant program aimed at those who may not have the means to maintain operable units. Smoke detectors save lives. While most […]

2010 Junior Livestock Auction



4-H champion lamb THE 4-H CHAMPION LAMB, EXHIBITED BY CLAIRE BULLIS OF CATHEY’S VALLEY 4-H CLUB, WAS PURCHASED BY PIONEER MARKET FOR $4 PER POUND.4-H reserve champion lamb Reserve champion meat pigeons THE RESERVE CHAMPION PAIR OF MEAT PIGEONS, EXHIBITED BY BOBBI EDMUNDSON OF THE TRIANGLE 4-H CLUB, WAS PURCHASED BY ROCKSLIDE MATERIALS FOR $400.4-H reserve champion chevon THE 4-H RESERVE […]

Jackson brings home state and national gold



KEVIN JACKSON Mariposa’s Kevin Jackson has been prospecting for gold since 1981. His first gold piece hangs in a necklace around his wife’s neck. Since that time, he certainly hasn’t struck the mother lode, but his recent payoff comes pretty close. What started as a hobby spawned by a geology class in college has turned into quite a pastime for […]

CHP to conduct sobriety checkpoint



The Mariposa office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will conduct a sobriety/ driver’s license checkpoint on Saturday, Sept. 18, somewhere within Mariposa County. “All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by intoxicated or unlicensed drivers,” said Lieutenant Mike Troxell, Mariposa area commander. The goal of the CHP is to ensure the […]

Correction



In the Sept. 9 edition of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE, the Commander of the American Legion, Andrea Summerlin, was incorrectly identified as being the commander of the local VFW Post. The GAZETTE regrets the error. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? […]

Volunteers needed for annual clean-up



The Kim Evans Memorial Merced River Clean-up will take place Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon in the El Portal and Merced River Canyon areas. Organizers hope to draw more volunteers this year. Everyone is invited to join the effort. Volunteers will be teamed together to each walk a one-mile section of the wild and scenic river during […]