Youth and leaders celebrate 4-H week

Local clubs offer variety of programs

4-Hers in Mariposa County can be involved in programs such as nutrition.Across the country, 4-H will celebrate National 4-H Week 2015 from Sunday, Oct. 4 to Saturday, Oct. 10. National 4-H Week provides recognition to youth and leaders involved in 4-H programs. With an expansive network reaching every corner of the country, 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. […]

State releases test results for local students

District right on track with rest of state

Last spring, students in Mariposa County took state tests that were unlike any that the kids had taken before. The tests, known as the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, require students to not only figure out answers, but to show how they got the answer, and even write a little paragraph about the answer. Not only […]

Teacher shortage smacks state; MCUSD is okay

California ranked last in student-toteacher ratio

A teacher shortage in California is hitting home for the Mariposa County Unified School District. In the state, more than 300,000 teachers are employed to teach about 6.3 million students. In the Mariposa school district, 109 teachers are working in classrooms. And like the rest of the state, the district has had problems making sure there are enough of those […]

Alleged domestic violence leads to arrest of local man

Four guns found at residence

Jordan InmanAn argument between a man and woman escalated to an alleged assault with a deadly weapon on Sunday, Sept. 13 in Midpines, according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. Lorien Boomer and Jordan Inman, both of Midpines, were arguing at Inman’s residence on Rancheria Creek Road. Inman told Boomer to leave but she wouldn’t. Inman went into a motor […]

Blazin’ Hog brings Zydeco music, barbecue to town

Cindy Stowell, left, and Keith Stowell of Bootjack spent extra time on their tri-tip entry at the 2014 Blazin’ Hog fundraiser. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Mariposa County Fairgroundes.The John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation is hosting the Blazin’ Hog BBQ Competition and Zydeco Music Festival from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 […]

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 Each submission will […]

Stompin’ the grapes

Ophelia McInturff stomps away Saturday at Casto Oaks Winery’s 4th annual Grape Stomp. Her helper below is Richard McInturff. 1850 Restaurant catered the event while the band Soul Galaxy entertained the 80 to 100 people in attendance. “This was the earliest harvest ever recorded,” said winemaker Jason Smith. Owner Kris Casto added, “We’re groing to pick the rest of the […]

CASA celebrates ‘Night of the Child’

Vintage circus is event theme

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mariposa’s fourth annual “Night of the Child” Gala will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in Building A. The event will have a theme of a magical vintage circus. Local artists and artisans will be at the venue, and all proceeds from the event will […]

TEDx announces speaker lineup

Event will be held on Nov. 14

Speakers have been announced for the inaugural TEDxYosemite event taking place Nov. 14 at the historic Richard D. Fiester Auditorium at the Mariposa County High School. The 2015 event brings together dynamic speakers and performers from a broad spectrum of disciplines — from sustainable ranching to pioneering wildlife protection techniques and groundbreaking vertical dance. Among the speakers are local community […]


Aug. 31 to Sept. 6

EMS – 12Fire – 5Public Assist – 1Auto Collision – 1 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 13 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you. Positions are available for fire, medical, and various support duties. No experience necessary […]