Blue and Gray rattle sabres

Members of the Union Army are shown loading a cannon during last year’s Civil War Days event in Mariposa. The event will be held at the Long Ranch east of Mariposa.For the 10th straight year, Mariposa will be host to a Civil War reenactment along with many other events. Las Mariposas Civil War Days is scheduled for April 16-17 at […]

Annual mineral show was a gem of an event

Despite rain, participation was strong this past weekend

Gary Gooch of Rainbow Designs visits with a customer this past weekend at the annual Mariposa Gem and Mineral Show held at the fairgrounds. Below are some of the rings that were for sale at the Mariposa Gem and Mineral Show.Rain didn’t dampen spirits at the annual Mariposa Gem and Mineral Show this past weekend. The event was held at […]

Rocking for a good cause

MCHS senior organizing concert to honor father and help fight ALS

John DeVillires is shown with his daughter, Calista.John DeVillires sighs. “For this to hit me, it’s like…” His voice trails off as he thinks about how to describe the situation he’s facing. “I get really, really tired these days,” DeVillires says. “Just a trip to the store to go grocery shopping — if I go to two stores, I’m done. […]

Butterfly releases popular at festival

Around 5,000 butterflies will be set free

 From 50 to 5,000. In a little over a decade, that’s how many more butterflies are released each year at the Mariposa Butterfly Festival. “It is really interesting,” said Jeanetta Phillips, coordinator of the butterfly releases. The release of butterflies has become one of the highlights of the annual festival, which is scheduled April 30-May 1 this year. Phillips said […]

Cast your vote for the County’s ‘Best’

 Where can you get that perfect, juicy cheeseburger? How about a great haircut? These categories, and many more, are part of the annual “The Best of the Best in Mariposa County” contest sponsored by the MARIPOSA GAZETTE. The contest is now open and ballots appear on page A-7 of this week’s newspaper. You can also vote online at There […]

New assistant DA is enjoying his profession and Mariposa

Philip Dodgen is a new assistant district attorney in Mariposa County. He was raised in the Bay Area, but enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking, and said he likes living in this region.A new assistant district attorney is now on duty in Mariposa County. Philip Dodgen recently joined the Office of the District Attorney. “I like the structured environment,” said Dodgen. […]

Exploitation of children topic of upcoming training session in area

Commercial sexual exploitation of children will be the subject of a upcoming meeting. On Wednesday, April 27, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mariposa County Social Services along with the Central California Training Academy will offer training to raise awareness and improve identification of children affected by commercial sexual exploitation. The training is free and includes lunch. It will be at the […]


April 4 • Petty theft was reported from El Portal. • A cow was in the roadway on Old Highway. • Petty theft was reported from Bootjack area. • Possible illegal hunting was reported on Ben Hur Road. • Credit card fraud was reported from Dawn Road. • A missing person report was received from Mt. Bullion. April 5 • […]


April 4 - April 10

EMS – 5Fires – 2Public Assists – 2Auto Collisions – 2 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 […]

Two killed in wreck were County residents

Two people were killed in a head-on collision on Hihway 140 in the Merced River canyon on Tuesday, April 5. The California Highway Patrol said both people who died were from Mariposa County. Melissa Anne Carter, 47, from El Portal and Tony Lane Record, 56, Midpines, were both killed in the accident. A third victim, Tim Todd Hartley, 47, Midpines, […]