Thursday, Jan. 6



Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Mariposa Rotary – meets at 7 a.m. at the Mariposa Senior Center. Information is available at www.mariposarotary. org. Writers’ Workshop – every Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Mariposa Senior Center. All genres: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, etc. Everyone welcome. […]

Breakfast just got Better



Breakfast Most people are familiar with the saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” However, many may not realize that what they choose to eat for breakfast is just as important as eating the meal itself. Now, breakfast lovers and skeptics alike can be good to themselves by eating a satisfying breakfast that’s full of the flavors […]

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log



Dec. 20: •There were rocks on Old Highway. •A drug violation was reported on Coakley Circle. •There was a traffic accident on Highway 41 in Fish Camp. •A possible dispute was reported on Elizabeth Lane. Dec. 21: •There were rocks on Highway 49 North. •A burglary report was taken in Greeley Hill. •Explosions and shots were heard on Ashworth Road. […]

County Fire Responses



Monday, Dec. 20 through Sunday, Dec. 26 EMS: 16 Fire: 0 Public assist: 1 Vehicle collision: 0 MCFD’s dedicated responders throughout the county were busy this past week with emergency medical calls ranging from difficulty breathing to diabetic emergencies. Responders in Mariposa County are required to undergo a minimum of 40 hours of medical training with a requirement to pass […]

Water, water everywhere



MORE THAN TWO AND A HALF INCHES OF RAIN FELL AROUND MARIPOSA COUNTY ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, FURTHER SWELLING THE ALREADY FULL MARIPOSA CREEK AND MANY OTHER SMALL CREEKS. WEEKS OF HEAVY RAIN HAVE THE GROUND SATURATED AND WATER EVERYWHERE. A FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINED IN PLACE ON WEDNESDAY MORNING, AND SNOW LEVELS WERE EXPECTED TO DROP TO 1,500. THE NATIONAL […]

Decade concludes with big headlines



THE LARGEST MARIJUANA GARDEN BUST IN MARIPOSA COUNTY HISTORY TOOK PLACE IN 2010. The year 2010 brought some notable headlines, many of which showed that Mariposa County was bucking statewide economic trends in terms of visitation. As the year ends, the GAZETTE takes a look back at the stories that made those headlines. Hard times force people back to living […]

Mariposa County has higher than average number of smokers



Fewer Californians are smoking than they were 20 years ago, but rates in Mariposa and neighboring counties remain higher than the state average. The California Tobacco Control Program released the data earlier this month. The smoking rate among California residents reached an all-time low of 13.1 percent in 2008, the year the last survey was conducted. That figure shows a […]

Monster’ arrested by Mariposa deputies



RICHARD DEMASI Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested an 80-yearold man for possession of child pornography and dozens of illegally possessed, fully automatic firearms and assault weapons. On Tuesday, officers served a search and arrest warrant on the Mariposa residence of Richard DeMasi, subsequently taking him into custody. According to Sheriff Doug Binnewies, officers located a large amount of ammunition […]

Gingold’s passion helps the children of CASA



PAM GINGOLD Pam Gingold, a Court Appointed Special Advocate CASA) of Mariposa County, has a master’s degree in human development with a specialization in leadership in education and human services. The path to her education was a long time coming and the passion for her specialty began when she was still a child. “On my 13th birthday my parents adopted […]

St. Andrew’s on the bandwagon



DR. PHILLIP SMITH, MCHS GRIZZLY BAND DIRECTOR, (LEFT) ACCEPTS A GENEROUS DONATION FROM SAINT ANDREWS ANGLICAN CHURCH AT THE LAST MARIPOSA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT. SAINT ANDREWS HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE HIGH SCHOOL BAND’S EFFORTS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE BAND’S TRIP TO NEW YORK NEXT YEAR, AND ENCOURAGES ALL OTHER MARIPOSA ORGANIZATIONS TO GET ON THE BANDWAGON…. An online subscription […]