COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Budget calls for ‘significant reductions’

When the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors begin deliberations on the 2011-12 fiscal year budget on Thursday morning, they are likely in a for a wild ride. County Administrative Officer (CAO) Rick Benson’s proposed budget calls for “significant reductions” including employee furloughs and layoffs. Board Chairman Jim Allen addressed the opening of the budget process briefly during Tuesday’s meeting. “This […]

Cathey’s Valley crash kills one



The after effects of this Saturday morning crash are pictured above. According to the California Highway Patrol, 20-year-old Mickey Freeman of Mariposa was traveling westbound on Highway 140, preparing to make a left turn into the Tap Room. At the same time, 54-year-old Julio Gomes, Jr. of Merced was traveling eastbound on the highway. Freeman did not see Gomes’ vehicle […]

Scorched earth



A lone stump continues to burn as a hand crew from the Mt. Bullion CDC camp cuts a fire line during a wildland response on Pendola Garden Road last Friday afternoon. The blaze, which scorched around three acres and destroyed a trailer, was started by sparks from the saw that was being used to cut an automobile frame for recycled […]

State and local vote maps are redrawn, landscape changes



Mariposa County | Contributed Mariposa County’s nre district boundaries keep Yosemite National Park in two county districts—1 and 5. The current District 1 supervisor is Lee Stetson. Jim Allen represents District 5.The hills look the same, but the county’s political landscape changed this week. On Monday, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission approved maps that will alter the way Mariposa County […]

LOCAL INDUSTRY

Concerns vented in mining plan hearing, officials argue points

Erik Skindrud | The Gazette Property owner Jack Bankhead and wife Ann listen to proceedings in last week’s reclamation plan appeal hearing for the Mt. Gaines Mine.Property owner Jack Bankhead wants to supply builders with gravel and crushed stone from the Mt. Gaines Mine between Bear Valley and Hornitos. Supporters say the plan would generate jobs. Opponents see dust, noise […]

MANKINS

Mariposa’s favorite son lands huge NFL pact

Logan MankinsLast Wednesday, Mariposa County’s favorite NFL (National Football League) son, Logan Mankins, inked the largest contract in NFL history for an interior lineman with the New England Patriots. Mankins, who hails from Cathey’s Valley and was a first round draft pick by the Pats from Fresno State, is an All-Pro guard, and arguably possibly the best in the NFL. […]

Back to the future



An installer finishes hanging the Gold Coin sign in downtown Mariposa last Thursday. The sign, the tavern’s original from 1937, was restored by Gary Williams and took its rightful place on the historic building once again…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



Aug. 8: •Deputies recovered an abandoned stolen vehicle on Merced Falls Road. •There was a verbal dispute at the Texaco station. •Someone was arrested on a warrant on Colorado Road. •There was a bear problem on Totokon Road. Aug. 9: •There was a wild boar on Hornitos Road. •Deputies responded to a fight on Hite’s Cove Road. •A coyote was […]

Most Wanted



 Name: Richard Henley II Race: White Sex: Male Age: 29 Height: 6-0 Weight:163 Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue Tattoo: Marijuana Leaf left arm “4:20” Warrant: Felony *Office Safety* Crime:Unlawful Detention,Contempt Of Court, Obstruct Public Official Please call the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office at (209) 966-3615 to report any information. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this […]

Farm fresh at the market



The Mariposa Certified Farmers Market continues to draw big crowds each Wednesday evening. Local and regional growers have plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, and some artisans have handmade soap and lotions. The market is open from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot on Stroming Road…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. […]