Storm slams Yosemite’s doors

PG&E workers looked more like acrobats as they worked to restore power lines in El Portal on Tuesday. Power is not expected to be back on in Yosemite and El Portal until Saturday.Yosemite National Park remains closed after Sunday and Monday’s powerful winter storm knocked down trees and power lines and made travel into the Merced River Canyon and the […]


The Ahwahnee reopens after renovations

The Great Lounge at the Ahwahnee Hotel has a fresh, new look after the hotel underwent extensive renovations.The Ahwahnee, a fullservice, AAA Four-Diamond property that opened in 1927, recently reopened after completion of a multi-million upgrade to the fire, life and safety systems and a remodel of its guest rooms, public spaces and exterior areas. This project was a joint […]

Weather doesn’t hamper band’s plan

Lacy J. Dalton autographs Devon Hammer’s mandolinMariposa’s local bluegrass group, the Mountain Outlaw Band, anticipated a great adventure when they were invited to open for country music singer-songwriter Lacy J. Dalton in Reno last weekend. But they had no idea as to what adventures the Sierra-Nevadas had in store for them. Departing after school on Friday afternoon they caught the […]

From the Archives

(The following items were taken from the archived files of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE & MINER.) 10 Years Ago The California Highway Patrol and Mariposa County emergency services personnel had a busy weekend responding to three serious motorcycle crashes, one of which resulted in the death of Robert “Bo” Lovell, 45, of Mariposa. The beautiful, prespring weather made a day of […]

School board approves controversial expense

Members of the Mariposa County Teachers’ Association (MCTA) and concerned parents voiced some strong opionins about the Mariposa County Unified School District spending $51,000 on a consultant at last Thursday’s meeting. The consultant is helping the district implement the Response to Intervention (RTI) program districtwide. The program was originally implemented to help the district lower its skyrocketing special education population. […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

March 14: •Dogs were loose on Cornett’s Entrance Road. •A horse panel was stolen on El Toro Drive. •Someone challenged another person to a fight on East Whitlock Road. •Tractor parts were stolen on Mt. Bullion Cutoff. March 15: •Petty theft was reported in Mariposa. •Deputies impounded a cat after it bit someone on Bull Creek Road. •There was a […]

Dinner benefits Search and Rescue

The first annual fund raiser dinner to benefit Mariposa County Search and Rescue (SAR) will be held Saturday, April 2 at 6 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in Building A. Dinner includes chicken and ribs for $20 per person. The bar will be hosted by the Mariposa Lions Club. All food is being donated and prepared by the Lions […]

Civil War battles return to Mariposa

A battle scene from last year’s Civil War presentation is shown above. The event takes place on April 16 and 17 this year.Civil War battles are coming to Mariposa, real cannons, cavalry soldiers of both Union and Confederate armies will clash on the hills of the Long Ranch near Mariposa on April 16 and 17. With over 200 infantry and […]

Crunch time

There were some 65 incidents of trees into power lines in Mariposa County on Sunday and Monday, and some of trees into houses like the one shown above in Lushmeadows. The black oak branch pierced the roof and ceiling of the home around 5 a.m. on Monday, and damaged the home’s siding…. An online subscription is required to view news […]


District begins looking at school consolidation

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees made the difficult decision to start looking at school consolidations at its meeting on March 17. The board directed Superintendent Aaron Rosander to develop a committee to study the issue. Rosander went on the record early, noting that the administration had made absolutely no recommendation to close any schools in Mariposa […]