Deputy Mirelez continues to improve

Alleged shooter held on $5M bail

Early last Thursday morning, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office vehicles along with CHP units lined Highway 49 South at the site of Mariposa County’s first-known officer shooting since the 1900s, according to the sheriff’s office. The highway was closed all day from Silva Road to Ben Hur Road as the investigation launched.The Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputy who was shot Thursday, Oct. […]

Gold mining company analyzing potential south of Bear Valley

Core holes being drilled for analysis

A drilling rig is shown in operation on the 3,350 acres owned by California Gold Mining, Inc. The site is about a mile north of Bear Valley off Highway 49 North.California Gold Mining Inc. is in the early stages of drilling core holes to find out if there is enough gold to go forward with plans for a mine on […]

Citizens committee offers suggestions on future transportation

Key issues id’ed after walking tour

The Citizens Advisory Committee met Sept. 30 at the Mariposa Board of Supervisors Chambers and offered up its findings regarding future transportation projects for the Mariposa Transportation Study. There were around 20 people at the meeting. “Phase 1 will wrap up by the end of April 2016. The county is writing a grant for Phase 2 right now and will […]

Yosemite celebrates its 125th

Crowd beams with joy over local treasure

Honorary Ranger Gabriel Lavan-Ying steps up to the podium during Yosemite National Park’s 125th anniversary Oct. 1 at the Visitor’s Center. Gabriel has a terminal illness and was granted his wish to be a park ranger by Make-AWish America.Around 1,500 people attended Yosemite National Park’s 125th anniversary Oct. 1 at the Park’s Visitor Center. A drizzle from the clouds couldn’t […]

Pioneer Market slates fundraiser for deputy

Jason Dubberke, owner of Pioneer Market in Mariposa, has announced that a fundraiser for wounded Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rudy Mirelez and his family will take place at Pioneer Market on Coakley Circle. On Friday, Oct. 23, the local market will hold the “Rudy Challenge,” and the Dubberke family will donate 10 percent of the entire day’s sales receipts […]

Benefit for Deputy Rudy Mirelez scheduled Oct. 24

The Mariposa community is rallying behind Deputy Rudy Mirelez, who was shot Oct.1 on Highway 49 South while making a traffic stop. The benefit barbecue dinner is planned at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Oct. 24. The doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. A silent auction, dessert and live music will be featured. Tickets can be […]

New owner of gym ready to help locals with fitness

Kiser offers variety of workouts

Jenni Kiser recently purchased Fitness Zone II in Mariposa, renaming the gym Mountain Fitness, and wants to help Mariposa residents be as healthy as possible.Jenni Kiser is a fitness fanatic. She works out every day, teaches others about being healthy and stays as fit as she can. But Kiser wasn’t always into working out. She said she has battled a […]


Sept. 28 • A suspicious vehicle was at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. • A vandalism report was taken on Highway 140. • A lost wallet was reported from Pioneer Market. • A caller from Fox Hollow Lane reported shooting in the area. • A verbal domestic dispute occurred on 5th Street. Sept. 29 • A bobcat versus chickens incident was […]


Sept. 28 to Oct. 4

EMS – 4Fire – 2Public Assist – 2Auto Collision – 0 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 […]


In the picture “AAUW assists Habitat” that ran on page A-6 in the Oct. 1, 2015 edition of the GAZETTE, the headline should have said Soroptimist, not AAUW. The GAZETTE regrets the error. … 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 […]