A remarkable run

MCHS grabs section crown


The Mariposa County High School baseball team defeated Ripon Christian 11-7 to win the section on Monday afternoon. The game was played at Tony Zupo field in Lodi. Fans showed up in numbers for both sides, but MCHS endured the heat and a furious Ripon Christian comeback to come out on top. Team members are shown here celebrating after the […]

School enrollment up for first time in decade




 Enrollment in the Mariposa County Unified School District is up, it was revealed at the MCUSD board meeting on Thursday, May 19. Enrollment is up 63 students over last year within the district County-wide. There are currently 1,789 students enrolled, compared to last year’s total of 1,726 students. It is the first time the district has had increased enrollment in […]

Man gets 17-1/2 years for assaulting deputy



William ReedAn Oakhurst man was sentenced to 17-1/2 years in prison last week for assaulting a sheriff’s office deputy. William Shannon Reed, 47, was handed the sentence by Superior Court Judge Michael Fagalde. He had been convicted by a jury on Oct. 15, 2015. Reed was convicted of two counts of felony assault, one count of a felony fleeing, having […]

AG won’t pursue Carrier email case

DA confirms it was a violation of campaign law

The California Attorney General’s Office will not investigate an election-related email sent by the chairman of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. However, Mariposa County District Attorney Thomas Cooke says what chairman John Carrier did was a violation of state campaign law. “It’s clear it’s a violation,” said Cooke. Carrier sent an email to the Mariposa Gazette last Friday requesting […]

Gazette now has a new look and a new size



With this edition of your community newspaper, the Mariposa Gazette, we are introducing a new size and updated appearance. Almost one year ago, we introduced a much larger size of broadsheet (newspaper size) to highlight the historical significance of this 162-year old newspaper. Some readers liked the new format, others objected to its somewhat cumbersome size. The new size is […]

Untz Festival set at the fairgrounds



 If you are into underground electronic music, Mariposa is the place to be this week. The Untz Festival will kickoff Thursday at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds and will run through Saturday. Music begins at 4 p.m. on Thursday and runs through midnight. On Friday and Saturday, music will be from 9 a.m. to midnight. Electronic music is a relatively recent […]

Voters head to polls for Tuesday primary



Voters in Mariposa County will head to the polls on Tuesday where two contested races are on tap for county supervisor slots. In District 5, incumbent Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Chairman John Carrier will face off against newcomer Miles Menetrey. The other contested race for supervisor is in District 2, which is in the northern part of Mariposa County. […]

Your photos



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Selling her wares



Ann Harris was one of many who had tents set up at the Art and Wine event on Saturday afternoon at the Courthouse lawn in Mariposa. Harris was selling mugs which she had painted flowers onto. She said it typically takes her a day to complete each mug…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. […]

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. […]