Blue and gray warriors will clash

Reenactment takes place at Longs’ ranch

Civil War reenactors are shown at a previous event on the Longs’ Mariposa Ranch. This year’s event is scheduled for the weekend of April 18 and 19.Nine years ago, Dianne Fritz took a ride out on Frank Long’s property. The green, rolling hills and undeveloped area helped Fritz, and others in the area, to make the decision to host a […]

Merced drainage sees all-time low snowpack

This month’s 2% ‘is driest on record,’ Park confirms

Clouds billowed over a mostly-dry Red Peak and Clark Range prior to this week’s storm. On April 1, the Merced River drainage snowpack stood at just 2 percent of its norm, the California Department of Water Resources reported.Despite this week’s storms,which deposited just over an inch of rain in town, and snow in the Sierra, the water outlook remains dire—California […]

Workshop to focus on dead trees, beetles

Die-off is worse as drought enters year four

With hundreds of dead or dying pine trees dotting the hillsides of Mariposa County, residents are faced with the task of what to do with trees, which can be a huge fire hazard. The Forestry and Fuels Management Committee of the Mariposa County Resource Conservation District is sponsoring a free workshop on pine tree mortality on Saturday, April 18 from […]

Chamber contacts Google about lost-tourists issue

Visitors end up on remote roads—thanks to ‘technology’

Forest Service Road 4S04 includes numerous spur sections like this one. A family from the Stockton area ended up hopelessly lost on such a stretch last month—thanks to their reliance on GPS navigation.The latest in a long line of misdirected tourists required rescue last month when their GPS unit guided them to a remote spur road on Chowchilla Mountain. As […]

Problems plague SilverTip project

But Tuolumne County’s Rush Creek breaks ground

The county’s slow-moving SilverTip Village development may yet cross the finish line following its tortoise like progress over the past decade. Project developer Palm Springs Village–309 LLC was recently working towards satisfying 99 conditions that will let it break ground on the hotel, resort and conference center, county planning director Sarah Williams said. The project, which would add close to […]

Gazette office hours change



Effective today, Thursday, April 9, 2015, the office hours of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE have changed. The office at 5009 5th Street in Mariposa is now open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? […]

Butterfly Festival needs volunteers

Committee also seeks parade entries

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival, scheduled to start on May 1, is looking for entries for the parade.The Mariposa Butterfly Festival is celebrating its 10th year this spring. The event needs volunteers to help with Katerpillar Kids, butterfly releases, festival set-up, registration and more. Anyone who would like to volunteer should contact Kyle Stivers at the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce […]

Group thanks community

Friends of Fairgrounds hosts social

The Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation will hold a community appreciation social on Thursday, April 16 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in Building A. The event is free and open to the public. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments provided by local bakers. Brian Bullis, fairgrounds manager, will give a short presentation on the state of […]

Breakfast is on the menu in La Grange



The La Grange LaFayette Lodge #65 Odd Fellows will host its monthly breakfast on Sunday, April 12 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the hall in La Grange. The menu will include biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs any style including omelets, country-fried potatoes and French toast, along with complimentary coffee and orange juice. Cost for the meal is $6. The […]

Fishing derby will take place April 11, 12

Lake McSwain event offers prizes for catches

The Merced Irrigation District Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 20th annual Lake Mc- Swain Trout Derby on Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12. The event will be at Lake McSwain and will held starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday and will go through Sunday at noon. There will be planted trout, and 50 of the trout will […]