Merchants mull homeless crisis

Longtime Mariposa resident draws fire for habits on streets


Mariposa County Human Services Director Chevon Kothari (standing) delivers an update on the county’s work with local homeless people at last week’s Mariposa County Business Association meeting. Also joining the discussion were (from left) Fr. Steve Bulfer, District 4 Supervisor Kevin Cann, local property owner Ron Iudice, Sheriff Doug Binnewies and CHP Commander Becky Hagen.Walter Brooks, a town fixture who […]

Sewer spill prompts can-do spirit

Employees, patrons, pulled together when sewage engulfed shipping shop


Mariposa Shipping Co. owner Kathleen Leavitt (right) oversaw cleanup operations with employees Evie Gowdy (center) and Rhonda Matthews (left) after an obstructed sewer line flooded the business on Feb. 17.Marcy Port had the pleasure of visiting Mariposa Shipping Co. the morning an epic sewer spill hit the business on Feb. 17. “It was gnarly,” the customer recalled last week. “Toilet […]

Man arrested, stolen goods are recovered

Property belonging to as many as eight victims recovered in bust

Ryan OsteenLast Thursday, 35-year old Ryan Osteen, a local resident with an extensive arrest history, was busted by Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies. A search warrant executed at a residence on Hites Cove Road in Jerseydale where law enforcement officers uncovered a cache of pilfered property and arrested Osteen on a charge of possession of stolen property. According to the sheriff’s […]

Storytelling Festival grabs listeners’ ears




For 28 years, storytellers have made their way from all over the country to participate in the Mariposa County Arts Council’s Storytelling Festival. And it isn’t just the storytellers who come from far away. “We have people coming from all over California and the Western United States,” said Cara Goger, the arts council director. The event got its start in […]

Voters pick the county’s ‘Best of the Best’



After tabulating hundreds of ballots, the results of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE’S Best of the Best of Mariposa County have been revealed. In the best breakfast category, Sugar Pine Restaurant was the big winner, followed closely by Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe. Once again, Savoury’s was voted as the best restaurant, but 1850 and Charles Street Dinner House were within one vote of […]

Steppin’ lightly



One of the majestic Rancho Valencia Spanish dancing horses prances to the beat of the music as Mexican dancers twirl their skirts during last Saturday’s 66th annual Hornitos enchilada dinner. The event is one of the Hornitos Patrons Club’s largest fundraisers of the year…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please […]

Book signing set to be held at Mining Museum

Authors Freely, Workman look at plight of musuems

The California State Mining and Mineral Museum will be the site of a book signing this weekend, March 14 and 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the museum, located at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Authors Roger Freely and Ivan Workman will give a 20-minute talk about the plight of museums in California and how those museums can be saved. […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



March 2 • A call reporting a prowler on Highway 140 resulted in an arrest. • A grand theft report was taken on Stumpfield Mountain Road. • A report of fraud was received from Cornett’s Entrance Road. • A domestic dispute on Grist Road resulted in an arrest. • A vandalism report was taken on Joya Court. March 3 • […]

County Fire Response Report



Mar. 2 to Mar. 8EMS — 20Fire – 1Public Assist — 1Auto Collision – 0 Now is the time to take advantage of the last of our “Winter Weather” (or lack thereof) and get started on your defendable space. With the lack of snow and rainfall this year, things are going to dry out rather quickly so everyone needs to […]

Dalmation preparation



Makeup artist Lily Fluharty (center) worked on a lengthy makeup procedure for Andrew Chenowith’s Cruella de Vil character during last weekend’s run for “101 Dalmations” at Mariposa County High School. Looking on at right was Italian exchange student Andrea Morgante, who played the character Patch in the production…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. […]