Every Fifteen Minutes

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Blyth Jay prepares to assist an “injured” student involved in a fatal DUI accident dramatization at Mariposa County High School on Monday, May 5 known as “Every Fifteen Minutes.” The presentation, which was seen by the entire student body of the high school, was a production of the California Office of Traffic Safety, in conjunction […]

China Station owner arrested in pot sweeps

Art LeeArthur Tak Yan Lee, 52, owner and operator of China Station, a Chinese food restaurant located in Pioneer Village in Mariposa at the intersection of Highway 49 South and Highway 140, was arrested for an illegal marijuana grow operation on April 30 at his home on Sebastopol Road. Lee is charged with felony cultivation of marijuana, conspiracy to sell […]

Missing Sehmsdorf is found

Rescuers last Friday located 78-year-old Folker “Karl” Sehmsdorf after the county resident spent close to three days wandering a remote area about a mile from Highway 49 South. With temperatures topping 80 degrees during the days Sehmsdorf was out, sheriff’s and search and rescue personnel felt mounting concern as the search stretched past two days. “This is a great ending, […]

Tourism outlook is rosy for summer, less certain for long term

Roger Biery of the county’s Economic Development Corporation addressed the board of supervisors on Tuesday.A number of indicators suggest that business will nudge up over the coming season—but the longer-term scenario for county tourism remained murky this week. Lodging reservations are now “well ahead of where they were last year,” Executive Director Terry Selk of the Yosemite/ Mariposa Tourism Bureau […]

Supervisor candidates share experience


Part IV The June 3 primary election is less than a month away. Voters in two of the county’s five districts will select new representation on the board of supervisors, with possible runoffs happening alongside the statewide general election on Nov. 4. To help voters decide, the MARIPOSA GAZETTE has asked candidates five key questions on important county issues. This […]

Rotary hears Arts Council success story

Cara GogerAccording to Executive Director Cara Goger, Mariposa County Arts Council, the council has recovered from the devastating fire of almost two years ago that ended up landing the organization, quite happily, in the Treetop Gallery above Chocolate Soup. At the May 1 meeting of the Mariposa Rotary Club, members of the club heard from Goger about how the gallery […]

Workshop details county microclimates

Mariposa County Master Gardeners will have a free workshop on year-round gardening on Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the senior citizen hall, 10340 Greeley Hill Road in Greeley Hill. The workshop will feature Betty Massey, president of the organization. She will cover which plants grow best in cool weather and which do best in warm weather. […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 28: • A burglary report was taken on Old Highway North. • Vandalism was reported from Chicharra Way. • A grant theft report was received from Dogtown Road. • A report of fraud was received from Woodland Market. • A domestic dispute at Mariposa Lodge resulted in an arrest. • A report of a scam was taken on Darrah […]

County Fire Response Report

April 28 to May 4 EMS – 14 Fire – 3 Vegetation, 0 Structure Public Assist – 0 Auto Collision – 1 Come join us on May 7 for the “Battle of the Badges Blood Drive” where Mariposa County’s CHP, sheriff, and fire agencies will compete for top honors. Mariposa County Fire encourages everyone in the community to come down […]

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