Lady Grizzlies fall to Waterford, 4-2



Shea Williams (No. 8) goes for the steal against Waterford on Wednesday, April 16. Williams ended the game batting .1000 on four plate appearances and hit for an RBI in the 4-2 loss. Greg Knight | The GAZETTEThursday, April 17, 2014 – 10:20 a.m. – For the four seniors on the Lady Grizzlies’ softball team—Shea Williams, Claire Bullis, Victoria Thorpe and […]

Fallen but undaunted



A front-line infantry soldier for the Confederacy falls to the ground after being mortally wounded by Union fire during the eighth annual Las Mariposas Civil War Days on Saturday, April 12. The two-day event, which ran through Sunday, April 13 at Longs’ Mariposa Ranch, drew nearly 1,000 attendees and featured approximately 400 re-enactors from California, Nevada and Washington…. An online […]

Candidates identify their top concerns




The June 3 election is a little more than six weeks away. With that in mind, the MARIPOSA GAZETTE asked candidates vying for seats on the county board of supervisors a set of questions. Over the next few weeks, Mariposa County’s official newspaper will run candidates’s responses to one question per week. This week’s question asks prospective supervisors what they […]

Long’s residency issue is resolved




Late last week, two vocal community activists, one an ardent supporter of opposing candidate Ronika Johnson, filed an investigation request with Mariposa County District Attorney Thomas Cooke regarding the residency of District 3 supervisor candidate Marshall Long. Cooke requested an immediate investigation by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. For weeks during the current campaign, rumors alleging Long was not in […]

Two arrested at gunpoint in marijuana bust



 Monday morning a pair of men with roots in the Bay Area were arrested at gun point in Ponderosa Basin after law enforcement officers served search warrants at two homes on a single parcel on Harris Road. Wei Huang, 54, and Jimmy Lee, 53, both of San Francisco, were booked into the Mariposa County Jail on charges of cultivation of […]

Pilot, tennis player perishes in crash




Don CornDon Corn, a part-time county resident who pursued the twin passions of aviation and tennis, died last Friday, April 11 while flying near the Mariposa Yosemite Airport. Corn, who flew for many years for the U.S. Forest Service, was flying a 1960s homebuilt design called a Bowers Fly Baby when the aircraft apparently lost power and hit a hillside […]

Merced is called part of most-threatened river




The Merced River has been named part of the most-threatened river system in the country by the Washington, D.C.- based group American Rivers. Central California’s continuing drought, along with excessive diversion of water, combine to make the San Joaquin River system, which includes the Merced, Stanislaus and Tuolumne rivers, the most threatened river in the country for 2014, the group […]

Growth seen in construction, existing sales




The market for land, as well as existing homes and new construction, is seeing an uptick in Mariposa County.Applications for new residential and commercial construction in Mariposa County have seen a steady increase in the last three years, with a high of 543 permits issued in 2013. According to Mariposa County Building Department Director Michael Kinslow, that is a sizeable […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



April 7: • A call reporting suspicious circumstances was received from Chowchilla Mountain Road. • Grand theft was reported from Mariposa County High School. • A call reporting a scam was received from Triangle Road. • A domestic dispute response on St. Andrews Road resulted in an arrest. April 8: • A domestic dispute occurred on Colorado Road. • Suspicious […]

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