Window on Coulterville’s world

This old window at the Northern Mariposa County History Center provides a perfect frame for a Sunday afternoon in Coulterville. Last weekend’s beautiful weather brought droves of people to Coulterville to enjoy a little bit of Gold Rush history…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password […]

Man busted by US Marshals

 A Mariposa man is behind bars after US Marshals arrested him on a warrant out of McHenry County, Ill. Michael David Mc- Cutcheon, 43, was arrested on the afternoon of March 13 near his Triangle Park Road home. He is charged with conspiracy to traffic marijuana, possession with intent to traffic and conspiracy to possess more than 5,000 grams of […]

Dismal budget prompts more teacher layoffs

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees held a second special meeting in less than a week on March 13. At that meeting, it approved layoffs of 11.45 full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers–a resolution that had failed a week earlier. The County Office of Education eliminated 5.50 FTE last week. The district has eliminated a total of 16.95 FTE […]

Road gets more bang for the bucks

When Mariposa County started planning for the road work on Mt. Bullion Cutoff, it expected the first phase of the construction to cost about $1 million. The bid for the project, however, came in at around $650,000. Rather than return the state road funding, Public Works Director Peter Rei worked with the engineers to make the project even better and […]

Businesses back TBID

More than 40 travel writers from Australia and New Zealand made a trip to Mariposa on Monday, where they enjoyed dinner and drinks provided by River Rock Inn and Prospectors Brewery. The trip was organized by the Yosemite-Mariposa Tourism Bureau.Five years ago, a group of local lodging owners came together with the Yosemite-Mariposa County Tourism Bureau to get a Tourism […]

Two arrested in pot bust

Spring Lawrence, 35, and Sergio Magallanes, 44, of Mariposa were arrested on March 19 after law enforcement busted this pot garden on Lookout Mountain. Both were charged with a number of felonies relating to possession and sale of marijuana…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password […]

GAZETTE closes

for Good Friday The office of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE will be closed on Friday, March 29, in observance of Good Friday. Regular hours will resume on Monday, April 1. There will be no changes in deadlines due to the closure. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username […]


Fire victim family is seeking critical help

Patti and Kelly McGowan stand with granddaughter Amira McGowan, who is perched on a suitcase. The family has been staying with friends since a Feb. 26 fire destroyed their Ponderosa Basin home.Kelly and Patti McGrew, their daughter and two grandchildren came home on the evening of Feb. 26 to find their home in flames. They had been away from their […]

Mariposa Habitat group hits fundraising mark

The Pure Sweat team has displaced CAL FIRE from its two-year winner’s perch at the Tour de Habitat fundraiser. From left, Michelle Earling, Hannah Jay, Courtney Twiss, Syrena Knauf, Shane Stewart (co-owner of Pure Training Studio), Tracy Jay (team captain), Sean De Avila (with the most competitive miles for the second year) and Charlotte Heitzmann (the event organizer, presenting the […]

Bigelow introduces new livestock legislation

Assemblymember and long-time rancher Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) introduced AB 924, The Livestock Theft Prevention Act of 2013. Members of the California Cattlemen’s Association are pleased to sponsor and support Assembly Bill 924 to increase penalties for livestock theft. As California’s livestock owners have experienced for decades, the financial loss from animal theft can impact a family ranching operation tremendously and […]