Stroming building auction postponed to July 26



 Agents for a lender owed more than $742,280 have rescheduled an auction sale for the Stroming Road building rented by the National Park Service. The sale is now scheduled for 10 a.m. on July 26 at the Mariposa County Courthouse.As reported in THE GAZETTE in June, any change of ownership will have a negligible impact on NPS employees at the […]

Yosemite implements water conservation measures




Visitors cool off in the Merced River in Yosemite Valley. The river is so low that visitors are able to walk from one side to the other in many places. Its levels also have Park officials implementing water conservation measures.Water levels in the South Fork of the Merced and Tuolumne Rivers have continued to decline since Yosemite National Park officials […]

MCUSD waits for state to pull the trigger

SCHOOLS IN CRISIS


School is out, and for the first time in years, California has a state budget in place. That does not mean, however, that funding for public education is secure. In fact, Mariposa County Unified and other school districts all over California, are waiting for the potential bullet that could shoot down their budgets midyear. According to School Services of California, […]

Olsen’s bill on Brown’s desk



On July 13, Assembly Bill 1973 by Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, was signed by Governor Jerry Brown. AB 1973 will help restore full access to State Route 140 (SR 140) in Mariposa County through the Ferguson Slide that leads to Yosemite National Park. “Reconstruction of SR 140 is essential to the health and stability of Mariposa county’s economy,” said Olsen. […]

Community rallies to save fair parade




 The Mariposa Lions Labor Day Parade, affectionately known as the fair parade, will go on as planned this year. Community volunteers answered the call when it looked threatened, and organizers now say they show will go on. Just weeks ago, the Mariposa Lions Club said they would not be putting on the annual Mariposa County Fair Parade over Labor Day […]

County Service Area fees will stay same for 2012-13




There was some good news for property owners in three special fee areas this week—no new taxes. The board of supervisors on Tuesday endorsed leaving annual fees unchanged for the 2012-13 fiscal year. Residents in the three County Service Areas (CSAs) in effect pay special property taxes that pay for things like road maintenance, snow removal and fire protection. CSA […]

2011-12 Grand Jury report focuses on LDPCSD




The Mariposa County Grand Jury has released its final report for 2011-12, and its appears much of its time was focused on the troubled Lake Don Pedro Community Services District (LDPCSD). The jury received 12 complaints during the year. Two did not fall under the jury’s jurisdiction, one was a request for investigation by a county agency, and eight of […]

Brewmaster visits Mariposa Rotarians




Terry EvansMariposa Rotary members heard from Terry Evans, managing partner of the new LLC, Prospectors Brewing Company. Joining the new interest in and growing industry of American Craft Brewers, this company hopes to open its taproom on Seventh Street in Mariposa soon. The neighborhood craft brewing movement can be compared to the small specialty wineries that help to broaden the […]

BVFD breakfast set



It’s again time for the Bootjack Volunteer Fire Company pancake breakfast and bake sale. The date is Saturday, July 28, from 7 to 11 a.m. The fundraiser will be held at the Bootjack Firehouse on Bootjack Lane. The price of the breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for children and includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice, coffee and milk. […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



July 9: Two horses were loose on Buckeye CreekRoad. •A donkey was being neglected at Eighth andBullion Streets. •Shots were heard in the Greeley HillRoad area. •There was a disturbance on Smith Road.July 10: •Unsafe shooting was reported on WagnerRoad. •Mail was stolen on River Haven Drive.•There was a verbal dispute on Mariposa Street.•The smell of smoke was reported on […]