Close call with pedestrians prompted Caltrans study


This pole-like device is a video camera designed to record data on traffic. Operated by Caltrans, the local traffic study was prompted by a county staffer’s close call with a group of pedestrians in January.Driving home from a yoga class on a January evening, county employee Cheryl Jay narrowly missed a group of pedestrians. The walkers, at the intersection of […]

Grizzlies are section champs

The MCHS varsity baseball team claimed the Sac-Joaquin Division 6 section championship on Memorial Day, with a 4-3 victory over Bradshaw Christian. This is the second Grizzly team to do so this year. Pictured, front row, from left, are James Palmer, Nick Brocchini, Ryland Radanovich, Josh Collins and Jimmy Neri; and back row, from left, Caleb Kelsey, coach Trace DeSandres, […]

State’s outlook casts gloomy budget shadow

Mariposa County, and all other counties in California, are bracing for a tough budget year in 2012-13. The governor’s most recent budget forecast is even more bleak than originally feared. The state had anticipated a $9.2 billion deficit, and now it seems hard to believe, but that sounds like good news. Governor Brown announced two weeks ago that the deficit […]

Deputies investigate homicide

Last Friday, an out of state visitor made a surprising discovery along Triangle Road. A stop at roadside for a “travel break” yielded a badly decomposed body. Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies said the body was found in some shubbery in the 4000 block of Triangle Road. The remains appear to be those of an adult male. Few details about […]

Vote-by-mail ballots are due at county on Tuesday

Vote-by-mail ballots are due at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 at the county Registrar of Voters office on 10th Street. Ballots that are postmarked on election day will arrive too late to be counted in Tuesday’s election, elections clerk Courtney Progner told the GAZETTE. Voters can hand-deliver mail ballots at 4982 10th Street. Call 966-2007 for more information. Of the […]

Dr. Mosher retires after 24 years of taking care of Mariposa

Recently, Dr. Charles Mosher looked in the mirror and laughed to himself, “Just how old am I?” At 68, he decided there is no reason to be decrepit, but knows he is ready for the next stage of his life. Mariposa County’s long-time public health officer has officially announced his retirement. It was 1988 when Mosher was first offered a […]

Holiday crowds flock to Yosemite

 Memorial Day Weekend is typically the busiest holiday weekend of the year in Yosemite National Park. This year, so many people came to the area that it took about two hours to get from the Arch Rock entrance to Yosemite Village on Sunday, May 27. Yosemite National Park spokesperson Kari Cobb said that Sunday was the Park’s busiest day of […]

SFCS becomes an official school

For the better part of this school year, parents and community members in Cathey’s Valley have been working to establish Sierra Foothill Charter School (SFCS). They began their quest after the Mariposa County Unified School District closed Cathey’s Valley Elementary. On May 17, SFCS got its final approval from MCUSD. The decision was monumental for SFCS supporters. “It means we […]

Warmer weather poses hazards


Proper equipment is critical to enjoying the river safely.Swift-water rescue pros showed off their skills in Yosemite National Park last week to raise safety awareness as folks head to the Merced River this season. “When you get warm days, people are excited to be near the water,” said Moose Mutlow, a swift-water trainer for Yosemite’s search-and-rescue team. “But then people […]


Sitting pretty

Maggie lives with Larry, Carol and Steve Williams on Hites Cove Road. She is 7 years old and has a joyful and loving heart. The family brought Maggie home from Harmony Mastiffs, a rescue group in Placerville.Unlike some dogs, these loyal pooches seem to have mastered the trick of sitting and staying. The pet feature is continuing. Staff will attempt […]