Carrier’s email blunder mars his bid for reelection

Supervisor tells DA it was mistake, information forwarded to state AG

John CarrierThe chairman of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors sent campaign-related materials from his County computer, a violation of state campaign law. But District 5 Supervisor John Carrier said it was a mistake and he reported the incident to Mariposa County District Attorney Thomas Cooke. Cooke, in turn, says he has turned the case over to the California Attorney […]

Naval enlistee shocks family with surprise trip back home

Cheyenne Farias, right, surprised her mother, Kelly, on Monday morning at Mariposa Elementary School. Cheyenne is on a three-week leave from the Navy and returned from Japan without her family knowing.To say that Kelly Farias was surprised this past Monday morning would be a major understatement. “I don’t like lies,” said Farias. “But this was a great one.” It was […]

MCHS softball team takes third straight section title

MCHS softball dynasty stands

The good times kept rolling for the Mariposa County High School softball team. The MCHS team is shown with their championship banner and hats after the game. In the back row, from left, are Violet Matlock, Leah Lafata, assistant coach Mark Edmundson, Elaina Mero, Milea Appling, Katie Vick, head coach Tony Williams, Taylor Vegely, Kiya Smith and Sam Matlock; front, […]

Residents choose Mariposa County’s ‘Best of the Best’

Hundreds of ballots cast for the MARIPOSA GAZETTE’S 2015 Best of the Best contest have been tabulated. Ballots were submitted both as hard copies and through the GAZETTE’S Web site, In the category for Best Breakfast, the Sugar Pine Restaurant outdistanced the competition with Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe taking second place. Savoury’s claimed top honors in the Best Restaurant class, […]

Yosemite visitation expected to be heavy this holiday weekend

 Yosemite National Park officials anticipate an extremely busy Memorial Day Weekend. Visitors in personal vehicles arriving late morning through midday should expect extensive delays getting into and moving about the park, particularly in Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point. Visitors are urged to enter the park before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m. in order to avoid traffic congestion and difficulty […]

Wine, art event will be Saturday at Courthouse

Vendors, artists to show wares during event

The annual fine art and wine tasting event sponsored by the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary will be this Saturday on the lawn at the Courthouse.The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary will feature an afternoon of fine art and wine tasting on Saturday, May 28. The historic Mariposa County Courthouse in the heart of Mariposa is a perfect setting in which to enjoy local […]

Ceremony slated to mark Memorial Day

A Memorial Day ceremony is scheduled in Mariposa. The event will take place on Saturday, May 28 starting at 10 a.m. It is being organized by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6042. The procession will begin at the intersection of Highways 140 and 49. It will then move to the Mariposa Cemetery across from Rite Aid where there will […]

Summer Sausage Fest tickets are now on sale

The 2016 Mariposa Summer Fest Sausage and Suds Sampler will be June 25 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The event will be from 4-7 p.m. It is sponsored by the Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation. This proven “great time” event is an evening of sampling 20 sausages, 100 varieties of beer and cheese, snacks and treats from local venders. […]

Man killed in fatal wreck is identified

Police have identified a man killed in a one-car crash near Cathey’s Valley on May 16. Ray Emery Potter, 83, died in the accident, which happened at around 4 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. According to the report, Potter was driving a 2002 Toyota eastbound on Highway 140 east of Hummingbird Land. The CHP estimated the speed of […]


May 16 - May 22

EMS – 6Fires – 2Public Assists – 1Auto Collisions -6 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 […]