An Ace of a celebration

Monica Evans, left, and Melissa Swank, flanked by store owner Troy Foster (in hat), team up to cut the “ribbon” during the Foster Ace Hardware’s grand opening last Saturday. The ribbon was actually a chain, and after a few tries, the women got the job done. Those in attendance were treated to burgers and soda while the band Soul Galaxy […]

Forecasters say chance of El Niño now higher than ever

A boat ramp that goes nowhere is shown at Lake McClure earlier this year. A strong El Niño may bring some relief this winter to California, according to weather forecasters.While weather forecasters keep upping the chance that an El Niño will hit California this fall, residents of Mariposa County have suffered through record high temperatures for the past week. Temperatures […]

Community steps to the plate while Rudy recovers

Nurses call his recovery ‘a miracle’

Deputy Rudy MirelezAs residents of Mariposa County are trying to wrap their heads around the Oct. 1 shooting of Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputy Rudy Mirelez, the community is stepping up to the plate to help him and his family. Mirelez is still in a hospital in Modesto, according to Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies. “Rudy is continuing to heal in […]

Cathey’s Valley students exposed to whooping cough

County sends warning to families

The Mariposa County Department of Health sent letters to parents of students in Cathey’s Valley last week warning about whooping cough. Students who attend Sierra Foothill Charter School or Cathey’s Valley Preschool were exposed to the disease through a 19- month-old Merced child whose three older siblings attend the two schools. According to Mariposa County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert […]

Ballasch arraigned

Brian Ballasch, who allegedly shot Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputy Rudy Mirelez on Oct. 1, was arraigned in Mariposa Superior Court on Tuesday, Oct. 13. He has been charged with nine felony counts, including three counts of attempted murder, five counts of assault and one felony evading charge…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To […]

New airport manager takes flight after supervisors’ OK

Tony Borreson, owner of Airborrn Aviation Services, is the new manager of the Mariposa/Yosemite Airport after an agreement was signed by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors.Mariposa/Yosemite Airport has a new manager after the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors signed an agreement Oct. 6 with Airborrn Aviation Services. “I’m really looking forward to the future of the airport,” said Mariposa […]

Photo submissions sought

The MARIPOSA GAZETTE, 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 […]

Tarantulas busy looking for love

Tarantulas, like this one photographed off of Old Highway, are taking to the roads of Mariposa County. The spiders are males out looking for a mate.They come out when the weather cools, and when Halloween is just around the corner. They are pretty scary looking, but harmless. They aren’t little trickor treaters looking for candy — they are tarantulas looking […]


Oct. 5 • A residential panic alarm alert was received from Highway 49 South. • Suspicious circumstances reports were received from Alta Vista Way, Greeley Hill Road, and Banderilla Drive. • A verbal domestic dispute occurred on Triangle Road. • A tree was in the roadway on East Whitlock Road. Oct. 6 • A fraud report was taken on 10th […]

Republicans meet Tuesdays

The Mariposa County Republican Central Committee meets at 6 p.m. at Happy Burger on the third Tuesday of each month. … 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 here to order a subscription. Existing print subscribers receive free access to the online […]