Friday storm hits with wind blasts



The sign in front of the Mariposa County Visitor Center on Highway 49 came down in the early hours of Friday, Feb. 28 as winds neared 30 miles per hour. Greg Knight | THE GAZETTEFriday, Feb. 28, 2014, 2:20 p.m. – Strong winds took down the sign at the Mariposa County Visitor Center at the intersection of Highways 140 and […]

Ranchers cry foul, supervisors fold

Cann’s Proposal kicked down the road


Rancher and District 3 Supervisor candidate Marshall Long makes a point at Tuesday’s discussion of proposed limitations on Williamson Act tax breaks for local agricultural producers.The board of supervisors on Tuesday heard close to two hours of impassioned pleas asking it to keep full Williamson Act protection in place for the county’s agricultural landowners. After more than a dozen residents […]

FFA students win big



Mariposa student Savannah Rauch smiles big after stealing the ball from a competitor during the annual FFA Donkey Basketball fundraising event on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The FFA team beat the Mariposa County Unified School District staff by a final score of 20-14…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your […]

Layla: finally finds a home




Thanks to the efforts of a young man, who can now tout himself as somewhat of a “dog whisperer,” the shepardmix female dog Layla, that had been surviving along Yaqui Gulch Road for the better part of two years has a new, caring home. Area residents that traveled that road regularly had become accustomed to seeing the dog, often times […]

Welcome storms won’t do much to quench state’s thirst




Mariposa County was expected to pick up between two and three inches of rain (in yellow here) by the time storms exit the region on Sunday. Two to three feet of snow were forecast for higher elevations.This week’s forecast two-shot of moisture may keep hillsides green, but won’t in itself reverse the region’s ongoing drought, water watchers say. What’s more, […]

Tourism employment shows stability




During the slow season of winter months, Mother Lode Lodge owner Lisa Green and her family run the business in downtown Mariposa with only one employee. In the summer months, however, Green consistently hires a number of positions to help with the tourists traveling to Yosemite National Park.The most recent data released by the California Employment Development Department is showing […]

Corippo job description, salary package approved




The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously during their Thursday, Feb. 20 regular meeting to reinstate the job description and set a salary schedule for the position of assistant superintendent, a post currently held by curriculum director Jon Corippo. The board appointed Corippo to the position in December and tasked him with assisting in the transition […]

Hornitos event is long on tradition



Two of the original members of the Hornitos Patrons Club are Zeora Butterfield Womach and Dorothy Bauer. The club is hosting its 65th enchilada dinner on March 1 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at the Golden Stag Hall in Hornitos.The Hornitos enchilada dinner, scheduled for this Saturday, March 1, has an extensive history. The first event was held in 1949. […]

Pancake breakfast helps firefighters



Volunteer Fire Company No. 32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club are hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday March 15 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Ponderosa Basin Fire Station, 5618 Creel Road, in Ponderosa Basin. The breakfast is free and includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. Donations are welcome. In 2013, the CMWC held four fundraisers. They […]

Scouts selling cookies



Girl Scout Troop 3083 and Troop 138 recently made Valentine’s Day cards for senior citizens of Mariposa. The troops have been selling Girl Scout cookies. The girls will be selling cookies at Pioneer Market on Feb. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m., on March 1 from 1 to 4 p.m., on March 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and […]