Park claims changes won’t affect tourism



The Wawona Hotel in Yosemite National Park, shown here, will see a name change March 1 to Big Trees Lodge because of a lawsuit concerning intellectual property in the Park.On March 1, a lot of things will change in Yosemite National Park. The Park’s concessions will be switched from Delaware North Companies Yosemite to Yosemite Hospitality, LLC, a subsidiary of […]

Funding fair may offer solutions on dead tree issues

Event to bring stakeholders together for answers

Don Florence, the emergency planner for Mariposa County, has scheduled an informational meeting Feb. 27 for the public on tree mortality that will highlight resources available to property owners.A meeting scheduled Feb. 27 by the Mariposa County Office of Emergency Services will connect land/homeowners with vital resources to assist in the mitigation of dead or dying trees. The free Tree […]

State gives John C. Fremont Hospital good grades on infection control

Following guidelines a priority

Jay Knight, LVN, right, reads the MARIPOSA GAZETTE on Feb. 11 to Orie Mangan, middle, and John Mendes at Fremont Hospital’s Ewing Wing. Patients in elder care are often more susceptible to infections, and staff at Fremont have kept infection rates down by following certain protocol. The hospital has good grades in fighting infections from several hospital oversight organizations.It’s a […]

El Niño rain takes a break



While it’s still possible to snowshoe in Yosemite, the recent warm weather has melted plenty of the snow.What happened to the El Niño? For the past few months, weather forecasters have said there is a strong El Niño that should bring precipitation-laden storms to California, and the state could see record rains. But instead of those rainclouds in the sky, […]

Enjoy it while it lasts



On Tuesday, Feb. 16, gas at the Triangle Store in Mariposa was below $2 a gallon. Other stations in the area have also dropped their prices. In some states, mostly in the Midwest, gas is at or below $1.15 a gallon. According to AAA, that’s less than half of the average national price for the entire years of 2011, 2012 […]

AAUW high school Speech Trek scheduled for Feb. 24 at MCHS



The 2015 AAUW Speech Trek winners are, from left, Claire Gorham, first place; Leah LaForte, second place; and Natalie Marquez-Solorzano, third place. This year’s competition will be Wednesday, Feb. 24.The Speech Trek contest will be held Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. at Mariposa County High School’s Fiester Auditorium. The contest is sponsored by the American Association of University Women, […]

County offers free dental exams to kids under age 6



The Mariposa County Health Department and First 5 of Mariposa County are offering dental exams, education and follow up appointments for children under the age of six. To see if a child qualifies to be seen, call the health department at 966-3689 or toll-free at (800) 459-4466. Parents can also visit the department Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to […]

SHERIFFS’ REPORT



Feb. 8 • A burglary report was taken on Highway 49 North. • Theft of a credit card was reported from Coulterville. • A suspicious vehicle was on Alta Vista Road. • A person refused to leave Burger King on Highway 140. • A suspicious person was on Old Highway. • A report of threats was received from 6th Street. […]

Workshop at UC Merced helps gardeners design and install a drought-tolerant landscape



A workshop at UC Merced will show gardeners how to use drought-tolerant plants, such as the ones shown here, to replace a water-thirsty lawn.The California Native Grasslands Association, partnering with the California Department of Water Resources will host “California’s New Front Yard: Creating a Low- Water Landscape,” a workshop to be held Thursday, March 10 at the California Room in […]

Tourism bureau enjoys $1.8 million budget to attract tourists, visitors

Mariposa County chips in $500,000

The Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Bureau was founded more than 20 years ago as a County department under the oversight of the Tourism Advisory Council and answered to the board of supervisors. In 2009, a Tourism Business Improvement District Assessment (TBID) was implemented by Leroy Radanovich, the tourism bureau executive director at the time. A TBID is a voluntary assessment that […]