Bulldog standout Wichmann is drafted by St. Louis Rams

Grizzly grad follows Mankins’ path, picked in the sixth round

Former Grizzly and Fresno State lineman Cody Wichmann (left) trained with local player Jacob Leuchner (right) at a skills clinic at Mariposa County High School last year. Wichmann graduated from the school in 2010.Cody Wichmann will become the second Grizzly to join an NFL squad in county history when the St. Louis Rams kick off the team’s 2015 season this […]

Chenot gets 23 years for arson

Act sparked fire that razed home

Kimberly ChenotKimberly Chenot, convicted in February of setting a fire that destroyed a Midpines home last summer, was sentenced last Thursday to more than 25 years in state prison. A local jury convicted Chenot on two counts this past winter—arson and making a criminal threat. She was 29 years old when the crimes were committed. The arson charge brought Chenot […]

Elders mark time by newspapers’ arrival

Some abilities fade, but GAZETTE sessions spark vivid memories, discussion, debate

Residents of John C. Fremont Hospital’s Ewing Wing Skilled Nursing Facility enjoyed coffee along with the MARIPOSA GAZETTE last Thursday. Seated at the table, from left, are Pat Wildt, Florence Appling, Sandra Davis and former GAZETTE publisher Dalmar Campbell.There’s a buzz in the air each Thursday morning in John C. Fremont Hospital’s Ewing Wing, facility supervisor Katrina Anderson said last […]

Graduation rate climbs at MCHS

Students get personalized attention

A student who is not on track to graduate from Mariposa County High School doesn’t fall by the wayside, as so many students in California do. That’s because it’s personal to people like Candace Mason. She is a counselor at the high school, and she knows all the students. She knows who is at risk of not graduating, and, along […]

Exchequer Bike Park comes closer to completion

Facility is in the running for grant

Members of the Exchequer Riders Club, some of whom are seen here, have created a functional mountain bike park at Lake McClure using their own labor. A $100,000 grant would add extreme trails to the facility, making it a destination for bikers from across the state, proponents say.The Exchequer Bike Park, 700 acres dedicated to mountain bikers, has been slowly […]

Budweiser in Park is nothing to be ‘Proud’ of, residents say

Rewarding brewer for $2.5 million gift has critics foaming at mouths

“Let’s grab a beer” and a Statue of Liberty logo are both used in current Anheuser-Busch marketing campaigns. While no ads featuring Yosemite National Park have appeared, the concept is possible in theory, given an agreement between the brewer and the Park Service.A deal that grants brewer Anheuser-Busch an exception to a longtime National Park Service rule banning alcohol or […]

Butterfly festival



Mariposa Elementary School first-graders Jillian Davis (at right) released a painted lady butterfly with classmate Nathan Horvath during the Butterfly Festival’s opening day on Friday, May 1. See story on page A2…. 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? Please click here to order […]

Butterfly Festival shatters records

Event publicity draws abundant out-of-towners

Blessed with perfect weather, this year’s 10th-annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival may have been the most successful ever in terms of turnout. Seen here, crowds filled the 5th Street parking area to near-capacity on Saturday, May 2.Perfect weather combined with a boost in marketing to make last weekend’s 10th-annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival the best and biggest in the event’s decade-long run. […]

SHERIFFS’ REPORT



April 27 • A caller reported “dumped kittens” from Chicarra Way in Lake Don Pedro. • A neighbor dispute occurred on Mercado Drive. • A report of a goat bite was taken on Whispering Pines Road. • A domestic dispute occurred on Triangle Road. • A suspicious vehicle was on Yaqui Gulch Road. April 28 • A loose goat was […]

Reprinted from January 24, 1914



Owing to high water the Le Grand stage was not able to reach Mariposa last Saturday night. It arrived here about noon Sunday. Owing to the swollen condition of Mariposa creek the Le Grand stage was unable to leave on schedule time on Thursday morning. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue […]