Smallcombe’s log deck plan placed on ice

Supervisors don’t act on idea for wood storage area

A plan brought in front of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors on Dec. 15 to store downed wood was cut down by supervisors and will be brought up at a later date after more discussion. The reason that the plan was introduced is due to the “tree mortality disaster that is confronting Mariposa County,” said District 1 Supervisor Rosemarie […]

Long time coming



Mariposa Creek was flowing at a brisk pace Tuesday at 10 a.m. off Miller Road about a half mile south of downtown Mariposa. Rainfall from Sunday to Tuesday at noon totaled around five inches…. 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 […]

Investigation launched on fundraising

Texas company reported to be soliciting funds

What may be a case of misunderstanding or misrepresentation by an overzealous salesperson is being investigated by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office as a possible scam. The issue stems from local businesses being approached to purchase advertising from ASF Direct, a San Antonio, Texas-based school fundraising company. According to the sheriff’s office report, the company is promoting the advertising sales […]

Petition signatures need verification from County Clerk

Signatures being checked on hot-button mining issue

Wendy Brown informs the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors on Dec. 15 that she had more than 700 signatures on a petition in an effort to block the conditional use permit on mining that was passed by the board.The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors was informed at its meeting Dec. 15 that a petition against it amending the General Plan […]

GAZETTE announces holiday hours



The MARIPOSA GAZETTE will close its office at noon Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and will also be closed Christmas Day. The office will reopen at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28. The GAZETTE will also be closed on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 in observance of New Year’s Day. We wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. … An […]

Tragedy averted



A section of Highway 49 South was shut down Dec. 16 for an elderly suicidal person on the William Sell Bridge over the Chowchilla River. Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies, along with CHP, fire and EMS, responded to the area and three deputies were able to grab the man and pull him to safety. The uninjured man, apparently suffering from dementia, […]

Mashiri leads advisory meetings for ranchers

Goals and more to be discussed

Fadzayi Mashiri, the University Of California Cooperative Extension county director for Mariposa and the livestock and natural resources farm advisor for Madera, Mariposa and Merced counties, is hosting two succession planning and peer advisory meetings for area ranchers. The first meeting will be held in Madera at the Madera County Government building Wednesday., Jan. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 […]

SHERIFFS’ REPORT



Dec. 14 • A suspicious person was on Joe Howard Road. • A traffic accident was reported on Triangle Road. • A verbal domestic dispute occurred on 6th Street. • Suspicious circumstances were reported at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. • A pedestrian was causing traffic issues on Highway 49 South. Dec. 15 • A suspicious person was on Tip Top […]

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

Dec. 14 to Dec.20

EMS -10Fire – 2Public Assist – 2Auto Collision – 2 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 – […]

Coast Hardware steps up for children



From left, Heidi, Maryetta and Jim Dulcich, owners of Coast Hardware Do It Best in Mariposa, Will Atkinson, Mariposa County Deputy Sheriff’s Association’s KOPS for KIDS coordinator, and Wesley Smith, Deputy Sheriff’s Association president, stand with the 14 bicycles and balls and mitts donated by Coast Hardware on Dec. 15…. An online subscription is required to view news content on […]