DNC loses Park contract

Decision stuns many, some worry about impact on workers

A pair of Delaware North Companies employees staffed The Ahwahnee hotel’s concierge desk in this undated photo. During the Park’s summer high season, more than 1,200 workers are employed by Yosemite’s concession operator.The National Park Service last week selected food and service giant Aramark to replace Delaware North Companies as Yosemite National Park’s prime concession contract holder. “Wow,” said Unite […]

Fires devour land, demolish house, spark health alert

CAL FIRE: Conditions are ‘worst ever’

Around 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 18, this house in the 4000 block of Usona Road caught fire and was a total loss. The resident wasn’t home, but several pets died in the inferno.Fire season ignited in a blazing fury last Thursday, when two wildland fires broke out in the county, a house burned to the ground on Usona Road […]

Sausage and Suds is vital for fairgrounds



Shown above is last year’s Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds dedicated workers prepping for the Summerfest Sausage and Suds Sampler fundraiser. Over 20 different sausages and 100 beers will be provided to sample at this Saturday’s event.The Summerfest Sausage and Suds Sampler fundraiser, scheduled for Saturday, June 27, is a good way for residents to cool off on a hot […]

‘Greatest generation’ warrior reaches 100

Hanna recalls bitter urban warfare in Battle of Manila

Lt. Col. Patrick T. Hanna (Ret.) displayed a World War II M1 Garand rifle at his home off Silva Road last week. The photo at right shows Hanna as a young cavalryman in the late 1930s, when he patrolled the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas and New Mexico.This Tuesday, June 23 is a landmark for Pat Hanna, a lean and aging […]

Photo submissions sought



The MARIPOSAGAZETTE, is featuring a photograph at the top of the front page each week portraying locations, events, scenery or other subjects, historical or current, that are representative of Mariposa County. Community members are invited to submit high resolution digital photographs of locations, weather, sunsets, wildlife or other subjects that represent Mariposa County via email to editor@mariposagazette.com. Each submission will […]

Jespersons take the stage at next Mariposa Evenings

Redding Bros. are second act

On Friday, June 26, The Jespersons, an accoustic folk duo will perform at Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings. Pictured above Kaye and Jared Jesperson.Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings, sponsored by the Mariposa Arts Council, continues into the fourth weekend of 13 on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27. On Friday, June 26, The Jespersons will perform neo/world folk Americana music. The […]

SHERIFFS’ REPORT



June 15 • A noise report was taken at Bootjack Tire. • A harassment report was taken on Highway 49 North. • Petty theft was reported from Coakley Circle. • A landlord/tenant issue occurred on Fiske Road. • A grand theft report from 10th Street resulted in an arrest. • A vandalism report was taken on Darrah Road. June 16 […]

Class of ‘85 meets in July



The Mariposa County High School Class of 1985 is planning its 30-year reunion. The reunion, which is open to all classmates who were in the 1985 class, will be held on Saturday, July 25 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds picnic area. The cost is $30 per person, and RSVPs should be in by July 13. […]

California hunters told to get lead out

Ban brings higher prices for ammo

A smoldering ponderosa pine sent out jets of smoke during the latter stages of 2008’s Telegraph Fire. A Merced resident, 29 at the time, was later convicted of starting the blaze by target shooting between Mosher Road and the Merced River. The man told authorities he was unaware he was using steel-jacketed ammunition—which can be prone to starting fires.A ban […]

Tramp, Rough Rider, take stage together

Arts Council sponsors local production

The production “The Tramp and the Rough Rider” will be performed at Mariposa County High School’s Fiester Auditorium on Saturday, July 11 at 7 p.m. Starring in the production are Alan Sutterfield, left, as President Theodore Roosevelt and Lee Stetson, right, as John Muir.The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Theatre Alliance is hosting the production “The Tramp and the Rough Rider” […]