Victim detains two pot pirates



On Saturday, Nov. 6, a resident on Indian Peak Road managed to detain two alleged pot pirates who were attempting to stick their hands in his cookie, or in this case, brownie jar. At around 1 p.m., Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department deputies were dispatched to an Indian Peak residence, responding to a report of two male subjects who were detained […]

Sunday sunset



GAZETTE PHOTO BY JILL BALLINGER THE CLOUDS MADE FOR A SPECTACULAR SUNSET ON SUNDAY EVENING. MARIPOSA COUNTY HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING NEARLY PERFECT WEATHER, WITH HIGHS IN THE 70S THIS WEEK. THAT IS ALL EXPECTED TO CHANGE THIS WEEKEND, AS A COLD, WET WEATHER SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BRING RAIN AND LOW ELEVATION SNOW TO THE COUNTY FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY…. […]

Bear Valley pair arrested for burglary



On Friday, Nov. 5, Mariposa County Sheriff Deputies responded to the area of the Bear Valley Market to investigate a reported residential burglary that was in progress. The responding officers contacted David Trabucco, 68, and Shalmaria Jones, 44, at the location. It was found by officers that Trabucco and Jones were involved in removing items such as old bottles and […]

Local couple gets stuck at sea when outage hits cruise ship



STACEY AND JOEY NORIEGA ARE INTERVIEWED BY A NEWS CREW AS THEY PREPARED TO LEAVE TO NEW YORK, WHERE THEY APPEARED ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA. When newlyweds Stacey and Joey Noriega embarked on their honeymoon on the Carnival cruise ship “Splendor,” they likely had visions of good food, sunny skies and a restful week. They got anything but that. Carnival’s […]

Friday, Nov. 19



Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reformers Unanimous – a free addictions program held at the corner of 12th and Jones Street (next to the old First Baptist Church), every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 966-5780 or 966-5542. Narcotics Anonymous […]

Saturday, Nov. 20



Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Narcotics Anonymous – 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church downstairs). Trap/5-Stand – at 10 a.m. at the Fish and Game range on Old Highway. Contact Stan Rothfuss at 769- 4324 for information. … An online subscription is […]

Sunday, Nov. 21



Alcoholics Anonymous – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Rifle/Pistol Range – at the Fish and Game range on Old Highway at 9 a.m. Contact Jeff Ransom at 966- 7222. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter […]

Monday, Nov. 22



Canteen Coffee Time – every Monday at Happy Burger Diner from 6 to 10 a.m. for veterans and their spouses. Free coffee or tea. Narcotics Anonymous – 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Prayer and support […]

Tuesday, Nov. 23



Take Off Pounds Sensibly – Methodist Church Parish Hall on Sixth Street at 9:30 to 11 a.m. For information call 966-6061 or 374-3280. Senior Center – Bridge at 9 a.m. Bootjack Stompers: Square and line dance workshop at Bootjack Stompers Hall. Line dance class with Cheri Ridenhour begins at 6 p.m. Square dance class for new dancers from 7 to […]

Wednesday, Nov. 24



Community Connections – meets for coffee, visiting, soup, or to play games from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meets at Old Schoolhouse at the corner of Dexter and Cuneo, Greeley Hill. Everyone is welcome. Narcotics Anonymous – 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). Upper Room Community Women’s Bible Study – meets at the senior center in […]