Autumn ‘gold rush’



Mariposa County is awash in fall color right now, as trees are turning brilliant shades of amber and gold. These oak trees in the Jerseydale area presented a stark contrast to the late afternoon sky last Saturday. It will be a while before the blue skies can be seen again, as rain is predicted to last throughout the weekend…. An […]

Preschool thief pleads




 The woman accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the Mariposa Preschool Co-op has pleaded no contest to the crime. She entered a plea agreement in Mariposa County Superior Court on Nov. 26. Candis Mayorga was charged in July, 2011, with felony grand theft by embezzlement and perjury by false affirmation for aid. She entered the no contest plea to […]

Closed campus promotes school culture but smites business





High school students cross Highway 140 at 8th Street during an October lunch. Due to misconduct, officials have closed the campus until January.Anyone waiting in line for lunch at one of Mariposa’s restaurants this week probably wasn’t there long. There is a noticeable difference this week that will last until at least until the first of the year. Just before […]

Turner honored as Veteran of the Year




STAFF SGT. KYLE TURNERMariposa County native, MCHS graduate and decorated soldier Kyle Finley Turner was recently honored for his service to country and community as the Tulare County Veteran of the Year. He received the accolades on Nov. 11 and again on Nov. 24 at Military Appreciation Day at the Fresno State football game. Turner, along with four former Bulldog […]

GAZETTE continues free updates




 The MARIPOSA GAZETTE’S Web site provides the community with daily updates about local happenings, breaking news and events. What many people may not know is that access to those daily updates is free. The GAZETTE made the switch to a paid online suscription earlier this year, but that is specific to the entire content of each week’s newspaper. The daily […]

ELECTIONS OFFICE

Revamp follows plea deal


 The board of supervisors on Tuesday approved a staff reorganization of the county’s Treasurer Tax Collector-County Clerk office that splits one hybrid position into two more specialized jobs. The change comes in the wake of a plea deal that will likely send former assistant treasurer, county clerk and tax collector Patricia “Koki” Moretti to state prison from six to 10 […]

LOCAL ECONOMY

Two stores poised for big expansion


Foster True Value Hardware received clearance from the county planning department on Nov. 16 to build this new warehouse and store between Fournier Street and Highway 49 North. The parcel is opposite Rite Aid.When it opens next year with close to 21,000 square feet, Foster True Value Hardware’s new home will be one of the biggest stores in town. The […]

Art is the focus in Yosemite



The Briceburg Visitors’ Center is shown during last year’s Art on the River event. It takes place this year on Dec. 15 and 16, right after the Holiday Craft Bazaar in Yosemite Valley on Dec. 14.This year along the Merced River corridor a weekend of art and local shopping is planned. The Yosemite Holiday Craft Bazaar, an annual fundraiser for […]

Tutors sought



The Mariposa County Library is looking for people who would like to share their love of reading and make a difference in someone’s life by volunteering as tutors in the Read and Succeed adult literacy program. Math tutors are also being sought. Tutors must be 18 years old or older, be English speaking, have graduated from high school or earned […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



Nov. 19: There was a dog versus goat incident on Highway 49 South. •Deputies took an assault report on Jones Street. •A horse was caught in a cattle guard on Allred Road. •There was a family disturbance on Ben Hur Road. Nov. 20: •A structure fire was burning on Meadow View Lane. •There was a traffic accident on Hornitos Road. […]