Vacation units grab huge slice of rental pie

Those seeking long-term rentals find slim pickins

Mariposa County is seeing a spike in vacation rentals. A look at the Transient Occupancy Tax certificates shows there are about 520 units that fall under the category. This year, 65 TOT certificates were issued. Back in 1983, only two were issued. It wasn’t until 1993 when it reached double digits (15). Since 2002, there has been a steady climb, […]

Vintage vehicles cruise historic highway



On a balmy Friday evening in downtown Mariposa, these shiny vintage cars drew a crowd during the Mariposa Yosemite Hot Rod and Custom Car Show Cruise Night. The event was presented by the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce. Vehicles entered in the car show at the Mariposa Fairgroundscruised historic Highway 140 the evening prior to the event…. An online subscription […]

Two visitors’ trip goes up in smoke following arrests

Deputy finds hash oil, pot, report says

 Two visitors to Mariposa from San Jose were arrested after a Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputy pulled over their Honda on Oct. 12 about 5:30 p.m. in the Sugar Pine restaurant parking lot for an inoperable brake light and found marijuana and hash oil inside the vehicle, according to a MCSO arrest report. Annette Lynn Owens, 54, was booked into […]

Allison resigns from school board position, leaving two openings



Kim AllisonFor the second time in less than a month, a board member of the Mariposa County Unified School District has resigned. Kim Allison, the District 5 board member, resigned Oct. 16, effective immediately. Allison, who served on the board for six and a half years, tendered her resignation just weeks after veteran board member Joe Cardoso resigned. Cardoso also […]

Mariposa’s Charlie Johnston honored as Cowboy of the Year

Dinner slated November 6 in Coarsegold

Charlie Johnston of Mariposa was named Cowboy of the Year by the Madera County Cattlemen’s Association. A steak dinner in his honor will be held Friday, Nov. 6 in Coarsegold.Charlie Johnston of Mariposa has been named Cowboy of the Year by the Madera County Cattlemen’s Association (MCCA). Johnston has lived in Mariposa since 2007. “I have had the honor of […]

MCHS royalty crowned



McKenna Pierson and Kyle King were named Mariposa County High School Homecoming Queen and King during the home football game against Delhi at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Friday…. 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 […]

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 editor@mariposagazette.com. Each submission […]

Volunteer appreciation



Scott Turpin, a volunteer fireman with Company 26 in Coulterville, devours a burger during the Mariposa County Fire Department’s Volunteer Appreciation Picnic on Sunday at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. On the right is Michelle Turpin…. 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? […]

State awards grants to help fight meth



California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently announced that the California Department of Justice has been awarded more than $2 million in federal grants to fight gang activity and the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine throughout the state. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office. California DOJ received $1,499,814 from the […]

SHERIFFS’ REPORT



Oct. 12 • A report of harassment was received from Darrah Road. • A child abuse report was taken on Old Highway. • A report of possible fraud was received from Yosemite West. • A kitten was in a tree on Hites Cove Road. • Vandalism to a vehicle was reported from Highway 49 North. Oct. 13 • Possible forgery […]