Mariposa Rotary will introduce outhouse races

Pictured above competitors prepare for their heat in the outhouse races sponsored by the Twain Harte Rotary Club. The Mariposa Rotary Club is staging its own event on July 2 at the Mariposa County Courthouse.In what organizers hope will become a popular annual event, the Mariposa Rotary Club has announced it will host Mariposa’s first-ever Rotary Mother Load Outhouse Derby […]

County working toward possible log burning sites

Shown are areas identified as possible sites for open burning of logs in Mariposa County. The issue was discussed Tuesday during the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors’ meeting.Tree mortality in Mariposa County is an issue that is going to continue for years. One of the biggest problems within that issue is what to do with the dead trees once they […]

Ready, set, pull!

Event raises more than $600

Team Posa Kids attempt to pull a Mariposa fire truck at the “Pulling for a Cure” event in Mariposa last Saturday.Over $600 was raised for the American Cancer Society this past Saturday during the inaugural “Pulling for a Cure” event in Mariposa. The event featured five local teams of 10 people who pulled a Mariposa County Fire Engine. It was […]

MSO to salute Park Service

Shown are members of the Mariposa Symphany Orchestra performing last season. This year, the orchestra will be doing a tour of the gateway communities of Yosemite National Park.What began as a simple thought at a meeting four years ago has morphed into a full-blown musical work that will be debuting next month in Mariposa. “What can we do that no […]

Supes decline realtors’ request

The importance of agriculture in Mariposa County was on center stage last week. A lengthy discussion on March 15 between local realtors and the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors focused on an ordinance in the county which highlights agriculture. The Right to Agricultural Activity Ordinance was enacted by the County in 1995. The gist of the ordinance is that agricultural […]

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 […]

Butterfly Festival parade, costume event seek entries

There are always colorful entries in the Mariposa Butterfly Festival parade. Organizers are seeking entrants for the 2016 parade, which will be Saturday, April 30.Mariposa Butterfly Festival organizers are seeking entrants for two major events. One of the centerpieces of the festival is the parade and entrants are needed for 2016. “We’re trying to get more entries,” said Bill Lowe, […]


March 14 • A report of petty theft was taken on Pilot Peak Road. • Identity theft was reported from Colorado Road. • Unsafe shooting was reported from Indian Peak Road and Grist Road. • A suspicious person was on Indian Peak Road. March 15 • A domestic dispute occurred on Creek View Road. • A suspicious person was on […]


March 14 - March 20

EMS – 3Fire – 3Public Assist – 1Auto Collision – 0 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 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 […]


Mariposa County District IV Supervisor Kevin Cann will not have a challenger in the June primary election. In the GAZETTE’S March 17 edition, it was incorrectly reported he would be challenged by Jennifer Canter. Though Canter did pull paperwork to file for the office, she did not submit the documentation to the eledtions office office to formally file. THE GAZETTE […]