Grizzlies dispatch Hughes Academy

MCHS host second round on Friday night

Mariposa’s Kama’re Bailey stuffs in two points in Wednesday night’s playoff win over Hughes Academy. (Jeff Zuilgen | The Gazette)Thursday, Fed. 26, 2015 – 8:52 a.m. – Mariposa’s Grizzlies handily whipped Hughes Academy, 85-31, in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs Wednesday night at MCHS.The Grizzlies will now host Delta Charter, Friday night at 7 p.m. […]

Future farmers?



Mariposa Elementary School students stretch through the stock panels to touch a steer on Tuesday as the Mariposa County High School Future Farmers of America group brought their celebration of National FFA Week to the school campus. Students got to experience many different farm practices and animals including a horse, steer, chickens, and others. MCHS FFA brought the same experience […]

Remaining winter outlook looks like a flip of the coin

Garden plants, trees respond differently to continued drought


Gardener Barbara Odegaard looked over new growth and blooms on her south-facing property near the county airport on Monday. The rose variety pictured is Tropicana, which has grown in this spot since 1985.With the disappearance of a weak El Nino, it’s anyone’s guess how the rest of this rainy season shakes out, a long-range forecast released last week says. A […]

Stobbe to start job on March 2

New public works director is a Coast Guard veteran

Tony StobbeCoast Guard veteran Tony Stobbe, recently of Kodiak, Alaska, has been selected to serve as the county’s next director of public works. Stobbe’s last name is pronounced “STO-bee” department of human resources staffer Donna Wass said. He will start his duties on Monday, March 2. Stobbe takes over from interim Public Works Director Doug Wilson. The county’s public works […]

Jury delivers guilty verdict in arson trial

Woman unhooked propane line–explosion, fire followed

Kimberly ChenotA Mariposa County jury has found Kimberly Chenot guilty of a June 22 arson that destroyed the Midpines home of her children’s grandmother. Following its deliberation on Feb. 20, the jury also found Chenot guilty of making a criminal threat. She will be sentenced at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 30 in Mariposa County Superior Court. The evidence showed […]

Mammoth project taking on Ferguson Slide starts Monday

District 3 Supervisor Long voices concerns on safety


The long-awaited Ferguson Project, which will restore a two-way highway in the slide zone west of El Portal, launches on Monday. Motorists aren’t likely to notice any new delays in the work zone, Caltrans officials pledged this week, however. If weather conditions allow, crews will start placing fencing, safety signage and a “ground probe” to monitor the slope for any […]

Real estate prices make a comeback




After years of sagging real estate prices, Mariposa County homes and land are seeing a steady increase in both price and availability. In 2008, the real estate market crashed across the country, bringing prices down everywhere. Falling prices helped fuel the recession, and many areas saw stagnant sales. That’s changing. In Mariposa County, sales are up. “The trend is getting […]

Milkweed helps save butterflies

Conservation district is selling bags of seeds

Narrow leaf milkweed is one of the monarch butterfly’s favorite foods. The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District is selling seeds of the plant.The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) is aware of the declining monarch butterfly populations and is helping the insect. The narrow leaf milkweed, Asclepias fascicularis, is a vital part of the monarch butterflies’ life cycle. By ingesting […]

Habitat for Humanity Tour gets new sponsor

Sierra Tel will be major donor for annual event

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County recently announced Sierra Tel as a new sponsor for its fifth annual Tour de Habitat, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 28 at New Life Christian Fellowship, 5089 Cole Road in Mariposa. Teams from churches, civic groups, fitness centers and yoga studios are planning to ride and donate to Habitat’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Monies […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



Feb. 16 • A welfare check at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds resulted in an arrest. • Burglary to a vehicle was reported on Hospital Road. • A domestic dispute occurred on Indian Peak Road. • Petty theft was reported from Highway 49 North. • A cat was stuck in a vent at Mariposa County High School. • A family domestic […]