Air Fair attracts huge crowd

The Mariposa Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association hosted its annual Mariposa Air Fair and Family Adventure Day 2013 at the Mariposa Airport last Saturday, and it was a big success. Above, a pilot talks to youngsters about his plane…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and […]

Museum robbers came ‘to get the gold’

JONATHAN MATISThe five men who robbed the California State Mining and Mineral Museum last September had one goal in mind: to get the Fricot nugget. The two men who have admitted to trying to bust its display case have entered plea deals, as have two others involved in the heist. So far, only one of the five men accused of […]

GAZETTE lands top honor for excellence

GAZETTE co-editor Erik Skindrud accepts the California Newspaper Publishers Association General Excellence award for the newspaper’s circulation category on April 27 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los AngelesEvery week, the staff at the MARIPOSA GAZETTE works at producing the best possible news product for Mariposa County. Some may think it an easy task, given the rural nature of the […]

Park signals flexibility on retaining amenities


Yosemite National Park’s former superintendent’s residence was damaged by the great flood of 1997—and has been uninhabited since. The draft Merced River Plan would move the structure from its location by the river at Yosemite Lodge.As Yosemite planners wrapped up a long comment period this week, some participants sensed that the final Merced River Plan will include significant revisions when […]

Butterfly Festival swoops into town

The first weekend in May will be a busy one in Mariposa County. The ninth annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival is this weekend, and a full array of events are planned. The festivities begin on Friday with butterfly releases from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. by local school children. From 6 to 9 p.m., the Butterfly Festival Reception takes place at […]

Swift water creates close call on river

Above normal spring temperatures have many people flocking to local water ways. Last weekend, one such outing nearly turned tragic. On Sunday, April 28 at about 1 p.m. the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a female swimmer in distress. Reportedly, the woman was part of a group enjoying the Merced River in the area of the McCabe […]

Program focuses on healthy food

Brenda Ostrom is pictured, at far right, introducing children to a turkey she raised on her farm.Everyone knows that what they eat affects health and well-being. Poor nutrition can contribute to the onset of several serious diseases. While good nutrition helps to prevent many diseases. For many with a disease such as diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. changing ones diet […]

Butterfly Garden Club sells plants

In participation with the Butterfly Days celebration, the Butterfly Garden Club is scheduling its annual plant sale for Saturday, May 4. The location will be along the route of the Butterfly Days parade on Highway 140, next to Savoury’s commencing at 8 a.m. A wide variety of locally grown plants are offered, all proven to grow with success throughout Mariposa’s […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 22: •There was a traffic accident on Greeley Hill Road. •A tree was blocking Wass Road. •A dog was attacking a goose on Pine Drive. •A child abuse report came in from Wildcat Springs Road. April 23: •A battery was stolen on Coakley Circle. •Two geese were missing on Sierra Drive. •There was a verbal dispute at the county […]

Bills renew drive to add acres to Yosemite Park


Close to 1,600 acres of land (in shades of pink here) would be added to Yosemite National Park around Yosemite West if legislation introduced last week in both houses of Congress is approved. The area is west of Chinquapin and Badger Pass Ski Area.Yosemite National Park would grow by two and a half square miles if legislation introduced by California […]