Dead and distressed trees are a danger to residents of the Sierra

Committee will try to find funding

Seth Noble, an employee at Bob Evans Tree Service, stands next a 200-year-old sugar pine that was cut down after it died from bark beetle infestation.Millions of dead trees. That’s the reality of the Sierra Nevada foothills, especially the area that runs from Porterville in the south to Placerville in the northern part of the state. The massive drought that […]

Hit-and-run driver kills bicyclist on Highway 49 North

Mariposa man arrested after fleeing the scene

Wayne Harrison RuportA Mariposa man struck and killed a bicyclist on Sunday, Aug. 23 about 12:30 p.m. According to the California Highway Patrol, Wayne Harrison Ruport, 72, of Mariposa, was driving his 2000 Ford F-150 north on Highway 49 North about 12:30 p.m., south of French Camp Road. A 61-year-old Merced man, Ronald Johnston, was riding a bicycle north on […]

Local youth’s 4-H project to create ‘Field of Service’

Proceeds from project to help fund museum

Jaq Quinn, member of Hornitos 4-H Club, unfurls a flag that he hopes will be one of hundreds flying the week of Nov. 8-14 outside of the Mariposa Museum and History Center.A local 4-H member is undertaking a project to pay tribute to all military, law enforcement, fire fighting personnel, first responders, and other special people, while at the same […]

Labor Day Parade honors Robinson

Long-time resident is grand marshal

Phil Robinson, shown here with his late wife, Lynne, is the grand marshal for this year’s Labor Day Parade, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5 at 11 a.m. in Mariposa. The parade is the traditional launching point of the annual Mariposa County Fair and Homecoming.Since 1946, Phil Robinson has been a fixture in Mariposa County. Robinson is a member of the […]

Foster Ace Hardware’s huge expansion targets selection

Grand opening scheduled for October 10

Owner Troy Foster and his daughter, Melissa, both at left, smooth out the check-out process in their new facility. Foster has moved the store, Foster Ace Hardware, into the completely remodeled old 49er Market space at the corner of Highways 140 and 49 North. The move boosts the store size and selection from 3,500 square feet to almost 15,000 square […]

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 […]

AAUW fills backpacks for students

Group helps kids prepare for classes

Mariposa AAUW members gathered recently to fill backpacks which were given to seventh grade students in Mariposa. Shown here with school supplies that were put into the backpacks are, from left, Anne Dolchanczky, Dina Lambert, Carol Sill, Mary Anne Dvorak, Carolyn Baker, Cathy Owens, Joan McCammon, Reva Colliver, Peggy Shainberg, Dawn Johnson, Anita Starchman Bryant and Gary Colliver.Several members of […]

SHERIFFS’ REPORT



August 17 • Two missing lambs were reported from Highway 49 South. • A caller from Carter Road reported a deer in distress. • Reports of dead bats were received from Old Yosemite Road in Coulterville and Kimberly Drive in Mariposa. • A barking dog complaint was taken on Bullion Street. August 18 • A report of a scam was […]

Reprinted from May 7, 1921



E.V. Givens of Lingard, who owns a placer property in Indian Gulch, returned Monday from his property in the mountains, bringing with him a sack of the yellow stuff. Mr. Givens has been doing several weeks’ work on the property and has a nice little collection of dust and nuggets for his labors. One nugget in the collection weighs $18. […]

Bookstore is available twice weekly



Books Galore!, a twiceweekly book sale offered by the Mariposa Friends of the Library, is open for business from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Friday and Tuesday. The location is Merle’s Room at the Mariposa Library, 4978 10th Street in town. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter […]