Delaware North sues National Park Service

DNC claims it is owed millions for Park names

Earlier this year, after Delaware North Companies claimed it owned Yosemite National Park attractions and assets, most people said the claim was bogus. But after DNC lost the contract to the Park in July, it turned around and filed a lawsuit against the National Park Service to be paid for those names. The lawsuit was filed earlier this month, and […]

Barbecue lovers revel at Blazin’ Hog



Dale Knabe of Bootjack digs into some barbecue as his wife Murlene Knabe looks on during the 9th annual Blazin’ Hog BBQ Competition on Saturday at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Music was also part of the event, with The BlueBox Bayou Band, Glen Delpit and the Subterraneans and Colorado Road entertaining the crowd. Off the Hook BBQ was the most […]

Head-on collision injures pair

Tourist was on wrong side of the road

A head-on traffic accident Thursday, Sept. 17 on Highway 140 east of Colorado Road sent two people to area hospitals with major injuries. According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision occurred about 5:30 a.m. when Richie Nicol, 27, of Scotland was driving a 2014 Chevrolet rental vehicle west on Highway 140 in the wrong lane. Sterling Johnson, 77, of […]

Old trunk finally opened gives glimpse into life of young girl

Hazel Trabucco’s letters were hidden for 80 years

Hazel Trabucco, who died in 1908 at the age of 12, is shown here as a baby in Mt. Bullion.Gerry Westfall knew about the trunk that his mother had. It had ropes tied around it, and it sat unopened in the Westfall home, the contents hidden away since a bleak time in 1908. When Westfall’s mother died in 1984, the […]

Missing hiker’s body discovered



The body of missing hiker Timothy Nolan was spotted by Park visitors on the afternoon of Sept. 16 in the Park’s backcountry. Unfortunately, he was found deceased. Yosemite National Park Rangers had been searching extensively for him since he was reported overdue from his hike.Nolan is the third person found dead in the Park in September The investigation is ongoing […]

Cardoso resigns from MCUSD school board



Joe CardosoVeteran board of trustees member Joe Cardoso announced his resignation, effective immediately, at the Mariposa County Unified School District board meeting Thursday night. The following is his resignation letter: Dear fellow Board Members, Robin Hopper and Staff, I am formally informing you that I am resigning my position as District 4 Board of Trustee effective immediately. The decision was […]

McClard arrested after not showing up for court date

Four felony charges filed

Eric McClardThe husband of a Mariposa County Unified School District employee was arrested Sept. 16 for warrants that were made after he didn’t show up for court. Eric McClard, 33, was arrested on four felony charges and one misdemeanor. He was arrested on Tip Top Road in Mariposa. McClard and his wife, Amber, were arrested in July on charges of […]

Yosemite celebrating its 125th anniversary

Public invited to free event

President Benjamin Harrison signed legislation, thereby creating the nation ‘s third National Park 125 years ago. The establishment of Yosemite National Park preserved over 1,500 square miles of land, including Tuolumne Meadows, the park’s high country, Hetch Hetchy and lands surrounding Yosemite Valley.Yosemite National Park will be celebrating its 125th anniversary Thursday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to noon. The […]

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. … An online […]

CoyoteFest in Coulterville is one howl of a good time

Sept. 26 event includes parade

The Coulterville CoyoteFest, scheduled Saturday, Sept. 26, will feature a parade down Main Street starting at 10 a.m.The 30th annual Coulterville CoyoteFest will be held Saturday, Sept. 26. The event will include a parade, car show, the 30th annual coyote howl contest and live music. There will also be a petting zoo, a kids’ corner, a bounce house, food and […]