Auditor sues supes




In what appears to be an unprecedented action, Mariposa County Auditor William (Bill) Davis has joined with Citizens for Constitutional Government in a lawsuit against the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, and an unidentified number of other county officials listed as “does one to 40, inclusive.” The action asks the Superior Court of California in Mariposa County to overturn the […]

Thanksgiving bounty



First Baptist Church of Mariposa served as many as 400 people at its annual community Thanksgiving dinner last Friday, Nov. 22. Seen here, Alice Yates (from left) Janice Mitchell and Laurie Kinslow made a team effort of plating pie slices. This year’s event was the church’s 27th annual charity dinner…. An online subscription is required to view news content on […]

Infant on board in high speed chase, man jailed



Vincent GuzzettaIn the wee hours of last Saturday morning, Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies made an arrest after a high speed chase down Yaqui Gulch Road of a vehicle containing the suspect, his young girlfriend, and their 3-month-old infant. According to the sheriff’s department report, deputies were responding to a physical domestic dispute at a residence on Buckeye Road. As they […]

Post office struggles to explain GAZETTE delays




The U.S. Postal Service is investigating service delays that are slowing delivery of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE by a day or more to outlying areas of the county. Over the past year, multiple subscribers have said that the paper they used to receive on Friday or Saturday is showing up the following week. Getting the paper days late limits readers’ ability […]

Three dogs survive Bear Valley poisoning



Dogs Paco (from left), Sam and Bentley were given a 50-50-percent chance of survival after an apparent poisoning on Bear Valley Road on Nov. 19. All survived, however. An investigation is continuing.Three dogs at a Bear Valley home were found near death in an apparent poisoning last week. After hovering near death, foaming at the mouth and enduring convulsions, the […]

Concealed pistol, meth pipes, prompt arrest



Gaelen JonesA Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputy found guns, marijuana and meth pipes in a parked vehicle early last Saturday. The discovery earned a young man a trip to the county jail. The incident unfolded after midnight on Nov. 23, when a patrolling deputy saw a vehicle with fogged windows, indicating somebody was inside. The location was the 5000 block of […]

McClintock proposal draws fiery response




Rep. Tom McClintock’s plan to exempt salvage logging in the Rim Fire burn zone from the usual environmental review process is “irrelevant,” and will do little to create jobs in the region, an expert on Sierra timber issues said last week. McClintock said his proposal could free up more than a billion board feet of lumber from regulations backed by […]

Art takes center stage at Merced River event



Two events along the Merced River will feature local artists and their work on Dec. 6 and 7. In her jewelry studio at right, is LothLorien Stewart. Dona Thomas, a knitter, is shown with some of her crafted items.clothing, mosaic tile objects, woodwork and more. On Friday, in Yosemite Valley, a silent auction, a raffle and shopping will be available. […]

Soroptomist makes donation to CASA



Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a donation to CASA of Mariposa County. CASA is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers who advocate in dependency court on behalf of children who are in foster care. Each CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is assigned by the local county’s Superior Court Dependency Judge to work on behalf of a […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



Nov. 18: • A deer-versus-mountain-lion incident was reported from Dexter Lane. • A domestic dispute was reported on Circle Drive. • A report of vandalism was taken on Mt. Ophir Road. • A call reporting suspicious circumstances from Princeton Way resulted in an arrest. • A burglary report was taken on Banderilla Drive. Nov. 19: • A call reporting a […]