Petition against CUP on mining now circulating

Referendum effort needs 654 signatures

A referendum petition, against a General Plan ammendment regarding mining recently passed by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, is being circulated. “Part of my argument here is they (board of supervisors) did a sloppy job with this, and we’re going to get sued. That’s coming out of the pockets of the taxpayers,” said Bob Borchard, a petition backer and […]

Domestic violence mars traditional Thanksgiving Day

 Two separate incidents of apparent domestic violence on Thanksgiving Day resulted in the arrest of two men. Just after 10 p.m. on Nov. 26, Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the United Methodist Church at 6th and Bullion streets after a call reporting a domestic dispute. It is believed that the suspect and his wife were participating in the Open […]

Christmas ‘Wonderland’ will raise funds for Valley Children’s

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand

Pedaling away on her Donner bike, a competitor from last year’s Reindeer Ride at the Wonderland event is shown. The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Mariposa County Courthouse.When Holly and Shane Stewart’s little girl Neilya Claire Stewart got sick in 2013, the couple basically lived at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera. Neilya had a very rare […]

Soroptimist fills fairgrounds with Christmas crafters

75 vendors to sell handmade items, foods

Mariposa residents who are looking for a special gift, or are looking for Christmas items that don’t come from a big box store, can probably find something they like at this week’s Soroptimist International of Mariposa craft fair. The two-day event, which runs Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will see […]

Brocchini pleads guilty

Former Mariposa County resident Charity Brocchini pleaded guilty to embezzlement charges Monday, Nov. 30. According to United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner, Brocchini worked as the director of the Yosemite National Park Child Care Center and the Yosemite Child Care Center. Brocchini embezzled more than $42,000 from the non-profit organization that operated the child care facilities in the Park. She […]

Holidays in Mariposa mean parade, crafts and Santa’s arrival

It’s Christmas time in Mariposa, and residents who want to celebrate the holidays have a big selection of events to attend. Kicking off December is the two-day craft show sponsored by Soroptimist International of Mariposa. The event takes place on Dec. 5 and 6 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. […]

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 […]

Soroptimist holds Christmas home tour

A number of homes decorated for the holidays, like the one shown here, will be open for a Christmas home tour sponsored by Soroptimist International of Mariposa on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Soroptimist International of Mariposa is busy planning a one-day-only Christmas home tour for Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This tour […]

Spaghetti feed helps fund KOPS for KIDS

The Mariposa Deputy Sheriff’s Association is hosting a spaghetti feed Dec. 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the New Life Christian Church, 5089 Cole Road in Bootjack. Tickets are $12 for an adult plate and $6 for a child’s plate. The menu includes spaghetti, green salad, garlic bread, dessert and a choice of soft drinks. There are also orders […]


Nov. 23 • A burglary report was taken on Illouette Falls Road. • Theft of mail reports were received from Triangle Road and Highway 140. • Petty theft was reported from 5th Street. • A trespassing report was received from Guadalupe Creek Road. • Suspicious circumstances were reported from Valley View Road. • A domestic dispute occurred on Indian Peak […]