Back to the books



This mother comforts her daughter Wednesday morning at Woodland Elementary School as she begins her first-ever day in school. Hundreds of students all over Mariposa County went back to school Wednesday morning, marking the start of the 2013 school year…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and […]

Exotic deer and lice prompt more study




The GAZETTE reader who submitted this photo of an adult European fallow deer said the image was taken near Agua Fria Road around March 1. A younger fallow deer was euthanized by state wildlife officials on July 22 in the Mt. Bullion area.There is no campaign to ferret out and terminate exotic deer in Mariposa County, a top scientist with […]

Burglars ransack two residences, flee with valuables



Within a period of 48 hours, brazen burglars struck two homes and absconded with multiple firearms, cash, jewelry and many personal valuables. Last Tuesday thieves broke into a home in the 7000 block of Hites Cove Road and stole three hand guns, two rifles, cash, jewelry and a digital camera along with other personal valuables. The homeowner told investigators that […]

Park and county to trade trash




Mariposa County has won the right to recover two valuable commodities from the tons of refuse generated by Yosemite employees and visitors each year. While it costs money to dispose of garbage, cans, bottles, paper and plastics have value as recyclables. Sludge, an end product of wastewater treatment, can also find use as fertilizer—or as soil to cover refuse pits. […]

August cooler than average




Temperatures warmed up this week, but the state’s overall trend this month has been cooler than normal. As of press time on Tuesday, the county has been spared any scorching hot weather in August. This year’s peak occurred in late June and early July, when the county opened cooling centers to give residents lacking air-conditioning places of refuge. El Portal’s […]

MCTA and MCUSD at odds over benefits




The Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) board meeting last Thursday night opened with the Mariposa County Teachers Association President Georgia Gallagher petitioning the district to pay for the teachers’ health insurance cost increase for the 2013-14 school year. Approximately 35 MCUSD teachers were present at the meeting to demonstrate support for the request. The increase in cost for their […]

Flames scorch Ponderosa Basin



A CAL FIRE bomber drops retardant on a wildland blaze that erupted off of East Westfall Road in Ponderosa Basin Tuesday afternoon. The fire consumed six acres, but thanks to a rapid response by firefighters no structures or homes were lost in the densely populated subdivision.Tuesday afternoon a wildland fire on East Westfall Road off of Chowchilla Mountain Road erupted […]

American Legion Post installs officers



Pictured above are members Mariposa American Legion Post 567 that were installed as officers of the organization during a recent event.American Legion Post 567 in Mariposa held its annual installation dinner in July, at which time the slate of officers for 2013/2014 for sworn in. The officers are as follows: Scott Cummings, Commander; Stu Tanner, 1st Vice Commander; Al Handy, […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



August 12: • A missing steer was reported from French Camp Road. • A call reporting harassment was received from Woodview Lane. • Theft of wood was reported on Echo Hill Drive. • A call regarding a recovered firearm was received from 10th Street. • Petty theft was reported from Mariposa County High School. August 13: • Someone reported a […]

JCF team wins national program notice



Nurses and staff at John C. Fremont Hospital were recently recognized for meeting top patient-care standards. From left to right are Rebecca Bosworth, Laura Donahue, Betty Massey, Gay Cullison, Rebecca Swisher and Theresa Loya.On July 31, John C. Fremont Hospital received a Certificate of Recognition and Achievement from the California Hospital Engagement Network. Back in August of 2012, the hospital […]