Clark convicted of voluntary manslaughter




Jeffrey Lee Clark is shown above in a booking photo after being arrested on suspicion of murder.A Mariposa jury on Tuesday delivered a verdict of voluntary manslaughter in the murder trial of Jeffrey Lee Clark. Clark had been charged with murder in the killing of Gordon Crisp. Crisp’s death occurred in an alcohol-fuelled brawl off Rancheria Creek Road in Midpines […]

Storm arrives with surprises



A cold, early-season storm lashed the county with thunder, lightning, rain and hail on Monday. Precipitation amounts were widely varied. Total rainfall recorded at Mariposa’s automated station off Highway 49 North was .68 inches. An amateur gauge at Midpines recorded 1.12 inches. Another guage at Lushmeadows totaled just half an inch. Weatherwatcher Henry Falany of Ashworth Road said his gauge […]

Time changed last Sunday



 At 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, Daylight Savings Time expires and Standard Time begins, which means setting the clocks back an hour. Residents are urged to take this opportunity to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, while catching an extra 40 winks. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading […]

Williams runs for re-election





County Clerk Keith WilliamsMariposa County Treasurer, Tax Collector and County Clerk Keith M. Williams has announced his bid for re-election. Williams was first elected in 2006. Prior to that he held the position of Assistant Treasurer, Tax Collector and County Clerk. He began his career with Mariposa County in the Auditor’s Office 22 years ago. As Treasurer-Tax Collector, Williams is […]

Interim hospital CEO is now fully on board




Alan MacPheeAlan MacPhee, John C. Fremont Hospital’s interim chief executive officer since July, has accepted the position on a permanent basis, the hospital has announced. MacPhee is an experienced hospital administrator who recently served as interim chief financial officer at a hospital in Corcoran (King’s County). MacPhee replaces former Fremont CEO David Hill, who cited salary issues in his resignation […]

Mercury runoff is charted in Sierra




Terraces formed from hydraulic mining on the Yuba River contain mercury that washes to the Central Valley during storm events. Similar processes may be occuring in the Merced River Canyon, Prof. Michael Singer tells the GAZETTE.It’s long been known that Gold Rush miners used the toxic element mercury to extract gold from ore. The patterns, levels and continued risk from […]

Accident victim?



It’s just a stuffed dummy laying under Janet Blackburn’s 1980svintage Toyota Tercel, the Mariposa resident said. Blackburn got into the Halloween spirit recently, decorating her old, grape-vine-covered vehicle at the Mountain Automotive yard by Mariposa Creek…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a […]

Families are needed to host exchange students



Nacel Open Door, Inc. is seeking families to host exchange students during the school year. The organization will welcome nearly 2,000 international high school students from more than 25 countries for the upcoming school year. Applications are now being accepted for families interested in hosting a student. Students who stay with local families will have their own health insurance and […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



Oct. 21: • Trespassing was reported on Joe Howard Street. • A call reporting theft of gasoline was received from Gold Leaf Drive. • Dogs were chasing horses on Red Hawk Lane. • Grand theft was reported from Highway 49 South. • Abandoned horses were reported on Allred Road. Oct. 22: • A report of suspicious circumstances was received from […]

County Fire Response Report



Oct. 21 through Oct. 27, 2013 EMS – 9Fire – 1Public Assist – 0Auto Collision – 3 It’s the time of year when people are starting to use their furnaces, space heaters, fireplaces and woodstoves to keep them warm as the temperatures start to drop. Poorly maintained furnaces and alternative forms of heat are major causes of house fires and […]