Murder suspect cites ‘rage’ and self-defense

JEFFERY L. CLARKOn Saturday, Dec. 1, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a home on Rancheria Creek Road in Midpines. There, they found Gordon Crisp dead, and they arrested Jeffery L. Clark and charged him with murder. In an exclusive statement to the GAZETTE, Clark says he does not deserve to be charged with murder. In fact, he feels that […]

CSMMM hearing postponed

 The four men accused of the brazen, mid-day robbery of the California State Mining and Mineral Museum (CSMMM) on Sept. 28, 2012, will wait another month for their preliminary hearing. Originally, the hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence to hold them over for trial was set for Jan. 8. It was continued in Mariposa County Superior Court that […]

Expensive work remains for courthouse and clock

This view of the Mariposa County Courthouse was taken from the far side of 10th Street. The clock tower started to lean soon after it was installed—12 years after workers erected the main courthouse building in 1854.It’s been more than a year since the 247-pound bell that tops Mariposa’s courthouse rang out from the building’s clock tower. Towards the end […]


Local concern expressed about looming flu bug

Mariposa County is about to get hit by an especially nasty flu, local health experts said this week. With California one of just two states that haven’t experienced a widespread outbreak, there’s little mystery about what’s coming, county health officer Dr. Charles Mosher said. “It looks like we’re next,” he said. At John C. Fremont Hospital, employees have been preparing […]

Home values lag locally, but may be trending up

The real estate Web site created this chart showing Mariposa County’s average home value from 2008 through 2012. A chart released by the Mariposa County Board of Realtors shows a slightly lower decline— ending 2012 with an average home value of $171,969.Average home values continued to slide last year, according to figures from the Mariposa County Board of Realtors. […]

St. Joseph’s marks 150th

 Mariposa’s historic St. Joseph’s Church is celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary this week. This “little white church on the hill” is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and historic it is. Having been dedicated by Archbishop Joseph Alemany in 1863, St. Joseph’s is soon to be celebrating its 150th year beginning on Jan. 18. On Friday, St. Joseph’s will […]

Yosemite Lodge continues renovations

Yosemite Lodge is in the middle of a huge remodeling project. Above, one of the lodge’s “green rooms” is pictured.Yosemite Lodge is getting a facelift–and many in the community are benefitting from the changes. The project is in the middle of a renovation that is overhauling 102 rooms this winter. The lodge, which is favorite of many families seeking accommodations […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 7: Sick or injured puppies were at a home on Carter Road. •An inmate manufactured a weapon at the Mariposa County Jail. •Smoke was in a home on Meadow Lane. •Two horses were on Carleton Road. Jan. 8: •A suspicious person was arrested at Ethos. •An harassment complaint came in from St. Andrew’s Road. •Shots were heard on Highway […]

Watershed Council deals with starthistle

The Upper Merced River Watershed Council has reported over the years on work done to prevent yellow starthistle (YST) infestations from damaging the ecosystems of the Merced River Canyon, famous for the stunning wildflower displays that will appear soon. According to the California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) the spread of YST in California is also a threat to the water […]

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