Fifth suspect sought in museum robbery

Edward RushingWhen the four men accused of robbing the California State Mining and Mineral Museum sat in court on Tuesday morning, it was for a routine hearing. The foursome’s preliminary hearing was confirmed for Jan. 8, 2013, and one defendant got a new lawyer. The four men, Matthew Campbell, Jonathan Matis, Edward Rushing III and Christopher Sheffield entered the courtroom […]

Murder hearing delayed

Jeffery L. Clark, 51, of Midpines has made his second appearance in Mariposa County Superior Court. Clark, who is charged in the Dec. 1 murder of Gordon Crisp, had a new attorney appointed to him on Dec. 11. Clark was arrested at the Midpines home he shared with Crisp following an altercation on the evening of Dec. 1. When emergency […]


Coming flu season could be a big one

 Local health officials are bracing for what could be one of the bigger flu seasons of recent years. This week, flu viruses were hitting Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas hard. An early season in the south often portends a severe outbreak nationwide, Mariposa County health officer Dr. Charles Mosher said. “We are strongly suspicious” that it could be a bad […]

Mariposa County Health Department workers Margarita King (left) and Connie Ludolph administer a flu shot to Megan Harris

Mariposa County Health Department workers Margarita King (left) and Connie Ludolph administer a flu shot to Megan Harris at a vaccine clinic last October…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click here to order a subscription. Existing print subscribers receive free access […]

Scheme might keep Met open

Ryan and Michelle Hoagland and their children parade as movie characters to promote The Met theater in Oakhurst. A trio of young film buffs have come up with a monthly subscription plan to keep the movie house open.It’s a season of scrambling for area theater boosters. As Mariposa organizers hustle to keep Sixth Street Cinema running, three Oakhurst cinephiles are […]

Badger Pass Nordic ski center is open

Badger Pass was one of the nation’s first developed ski areas when it opened in 1936. With a base elevation of 7,200 feet, most of this autumn’s storms have fallen as rain at the location, however.Badger Pass’s Nordic ski center and trail system open for the season on Saturday, Dec. 15. With just a foot of snow on the ground, […]

Community backs Fair Foundation

 Just before fair time last August, the MARIPOSA GAZETTE put out a challenge to local businesses. If the businesses purchased an advertisement in the fair program, half of all proceeds would be given to the Mariposa County Friends of the Fair Foundation, Inc. Advertisers jumped at the chance to help save the fair. Now, the fair has come and gone, […]

GAZETTE lists holiday deadline schedule

The MARIPOSA GAZETTE has announced its deadline changes for the upcoming holidays. The editorial deadline for article submission into the Dec. 27 newspaper is Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. The classified deadline for that edition is Friday, Dec. 21 at noon. The editorial deadline for the Jan. 3, 2013, edition is Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 5 p.m. The classified […]

Habitat launches new toolbox fund

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County’s construction chair Dave Clayton shows off a new Dewalt roofing nailer that will become part of the organization’s permanent toolbox thanks to recent donations.Dr. Tim Barnes, who recently donated $500 for Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County’s new tool fund, is willing to donate another $500 if that total can be matched by other […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Dec. 3: A burglar alarm was sounding on Bullion Street. •Grand theft was reported on Highway 49 South. •There was a hit and run accident on Homestead Road. •An harassment report came in from Oakridge Road. Dec. 4: •There was an injured bear on Triangle Road. •Animals were loose on Penon Blanco Road. •Rocks were on Highway 49 North. •A […]