Light rain dampens county



The morning sun peeked through a layer of fog that hugged the county on Wednesday, Nov. 12. (Erik Skindrud | The GAZETTE)Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 – 8:45 a.m. – Close to a quarter inch of rain had dampened Mariposa as of 8 a.m. this morning. The latter part of the week could see fog return to the area, however.The weak […]

Kjeldergaard is arrested for attempted murder on Halloween



 What was already a spooky situation turned almost deadly on Halloween night as a young woman’s vehicle was riddled with bullets and she was struck in the back during a violent attack in the 3300 block of Triangle Road near Lushmeadows. Days later, after hiding in an adjacent county, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office alerted the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office […]

Report shows how county schools rank in education




In a report recently released by Children Now, the state of education in Mariposa County came out looking pretty good. The Children’s Well- Being Scorecard, compiled by Children Now, looked at several areas of education and then rated counties. Children Now is a non-partisan, umbrella research, policy development and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting children’s health and education in California. […]

Red, white and blue spirit



Second-grader Kylee Morrow, front, shows off patriotic hair accessories while signing the lyrics to the Lee Greenwood song “God Bless the U.S.A” with other students at Monday’s Veterans Day observance at Mariposa Elementary School. More than a dozen local veterans also attended…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your […]

Gas prices down, but poised to rise




Jowellen McCulley, left, and Stacey Patterson, both of Mariposa, enjoyed a fillup at some of the lowest fuel prices the town has seen since 2010 last week. The rate for regular hit $3.19 at Triangle Market— and nudged below $3 in Merced.County residents are enjoying the nation’s lowest gas prices since 2010, but drivers had better savor the phenomena now, […]

Study on homelessness will launch this evening




A $25,000 study designed to take the pulse of the county’s homeless population starts at the Mariposa Open Arms shelter this evening. “Intensive interviews” with local people who use the facility will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Mariposa United Methodist Church, 4991 6th Street, project coordinator Janet Gass of the county’s Human Services Department said. Conducted by the Bay Area’s […]

Historic hotel burns



Early Wednesday morning firefighters responded to the historic Hotel Jeffery in Coulterville. At around 1 a.m. a patron at the hotel called 911 to report the smell of smoke. Around 75 firefighters and emergency response personnel responded to the blaze, but the historic structure was seriously damaged. The Jeffery Hotel was constructed in 1851. It has burned down three times […]

Grizzly band takes first at Selma event



On Oct. 25, the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band took a first place at the Selma Band Festival. It was the band’s fifth gold medal out of the last six years.On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Grammy-winning Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band took first place at the Selma Band Festival. This was the band’s fifth gold medal out of […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



Nov. 3 • A call reporting a structure fire was received from Highway 49 South. • Identity theft was reported from Guadalupe Mountain Fire Road. • Loose cattle were on Bear Valley Road. • A report of assault and battery on Hospital Road resulted in an arrest. Nov. 4 • Theft of medication was reported from Mariposa Lodge on Highway […]

County results look like a mirror image of state’s




County Registrar of Voters Keith M. Williams and Chief Deputy of Elections Courtney Morrow use a votecounting machine during the state’s June primary election. Republican voters outnumber Democrats by 46 percent to 30 percent, respectively, in the county.The county’s 46-percent Republican and 30-percent Democrat voter ratio is almost the opposite of California’s statewide ratio—which has 43.4 percent Democrats and 30.8 […]