Man could face life for eight sex-related charges

Michael ApplingA man could face life in prison on sex-related charges. Michael Lawrence Appling, 24, who lives in Monterey but reportedly was raised and attended school in Mariposa, made an appearance Monday in Mariposa Superior Court. He was arrested on April 21 by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. He faces eight counts and Mariposa County District Attorney Thomas Cooke said […]

Inferno consumes Fed Ex truck after crash on Indian Peak Road

A Federal Express truck crashed and burst into flames last week on Indian Creek Road. The accident is still under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.If you were expecting a Fed Ex package on Thusday, April 21, there’s a chance it wasn’t delivered — and will never be. According to the California Highway Patrol, Fed Ex driver Jeffrey Jenson, 45, […]

Traffic stop yields bales of marijuana

Lakeport man held on $100,000 bond

This vehicle transporting processed marijuana and hash was stopped on Old Toll Road early Sunday morning by a Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputy. The driver, Ryan Sees of Lakeport, posted $100,000 bond and was released after his arrest.In the wee hours of last Sunday morning, a Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputy made a routine traffic enforcement stop on Old Toll […]

Dillon Harsh is an inspiration to all

High school senior is 13-year cancer survivor

Dillon HarshEditor’s note: This is the first in a four-part series of stories leading to the annual Mariposa Relay for Life event. Relay for Life will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at the upper fields at Mariposa County High School. Dillon Harsh may have been dealt a tough hand in life, but his attitude is better than most. […]

Butterfly Festival set to take flight this weekend

Parade, butterfly releases, music and more will be featured

More than 5,000 butterflies will be released this weekend during the annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival.If you are ready to spread your wings, this weekend is your chance. The annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival is set for this Friday through Sunday. “I feel good about it,” said Scott Nady, owner of the Mariposa Company Store and chairman of the festival board. The […]

GAZETTE office moving April 29

We’re moving. The offices of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE will be relocating to 5108 Highway 140, Suite B in Mariposa. It’s in the former Sierra Telephone building. Our offices will be officially opening tomorrow, April 29 in the new location. If you have any questions about the move, give us a call at 966-2500. … An online subscription is required to […]

Chris, Kathy Chase honored for their community service

Sheriff Doug Binnewiese, center, presents Chris and Kathy Chase with a sheriff’s office flag during a ceremony held Saturday evening.A local couple has been honored as the 2015 Sheriff’s Citizens of the Year. Chris and Kathy Chase were presented with the award last Saturday during the annual Mariposa County Search and Rescue (SAR) dinner. Each received a plaque and were […]

Preparedness will be topic during meeting

Disaster preparation will be the topic of an upcoming meeting in Mariposa. The meeting will feature a presentation by Mariposa County Emergency Planner Don Florence. It will be from 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1 at the Fellowship Hall in the Seventh day Adventist Church, 4994 11th Street. One of the main topics will be tree mortality and the emergency problems […]

Writers gather on Thursdays

The Mariposa Writers meet every Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa. All types of writing, including life stories, poetry, fiction, humor, science fiction and children’s stories, are discussed. The class is free, and everyone is invited to attend. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To […]


April 18 • An unattended burn pile was reported on Harris Cut Off Road. • Officers took a report of trespassing on Joe Howard Road. • A landlord/tenant dispute report was taken on Ben Hur Road. • Deputies responded to a report of animal abuse on Joe Howard Road. • An out-of-control juvenile was on Rainbow Falls Road. April 19 […]