Cottonwood Creek is a love story still in the making

A wedding and a move to Nashville is in cards for local couple

Maggie Watkins and Scott Little are shown on stage at the Gallo Center in Modesto.The story of Maggie Watkins and Scott Patrick Little has about everything you can imagine. From five guys in a red truck to a live television marriage proposal, their tale is a true love story that has turned into a music career. Watkins and Little make […]

Suit against County could have major impacts

Davis case likely will go to state Supreme Court

A lawsuit against Mariposa County brought by the former auditor continues winding through the court system. A final trial hearing was held on Wednesday of last week in the case filed by former Mariposa County Auditor William Davis along with Citizens for Constitutional Government which is made up of a group of local residents. A ruling is expected within three […]

Tip leads to pair of arrests in theft of mail incident



 A tip from a citizen led to the arrest of two Fresno residents suspected of stealing mail in Mariposa County. According to the California Highway Patrol, at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 1, a citizen alerted a CHP officer that mailboxes at the corner of Woodview Lane and Oak Grove Lane had been vandalized. The citizen also said she saw […]

Sky is the limit for Mariposa/Yosemite Airport

County officials hire consultant to plan for future


An airplane takes flight at the Mariposa/Yosemite Airport.The Mariposa/Yosemite Airport has exciting things in store — and it’s all thanks to two Tonys. Tony Stobbe, who arrived in his role as public works director in early 2015, has made airport improvement one of his top priorities. “When I got here, it was one of the first things I wanted to […]

Northern Mariposa History Center has various activities scheduled for this July



Many events are planned this month at the Northern Mariposa County History Center, which is located in Coulterville.The NMCHC Community Breakfast on Sunday, July 10 will have baked goods for raffle prizes as well as gift certificates valued at $25 to $40 for several restaurants. Raffle tickets are three for $1. Breakfast is served by a group of volunteers from […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log



June 27 – Vandalism was reported on Cloud’s Rest Road. • There was a harassment complaint investigated on Joe Howard Road. • A combative patient was reported at John C. Fremont Hospital. • A woman was in Smith Station Road in Greeley Hill. • An assault and battery was reported near the Merced River in El Portal. June 28 – […]

Weed management will be topic during workshop



Weeds will be the focus of an upcoming workshop in MariposaThe Mariposa County Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the University of California Cooperative Extension, will be presenting the 2016 Hot Topics in Integrated Weed Management Seminar on July 21, at McCay Hall in Cathey’s Valley. Are you interested in learning about pesticide residue monitoring and how to avoid illegal […]

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Mariposa County resident Eric Munyon took this photo of Mr. Ferret showing off his boogie boarding skills on the Merced River. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. Please include your name and a short description of the photo…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To […]

McGee family enjoys helping at fairgrounds




Shown is an aerial photo of the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, which annually hosts the County fair, one of the most popular events of the year.Any good community consists of those who enjoy giving back. Mariposa resident Alycia McGee is one of those people. McGee has been overseeing the home furnishings, textiles and arts and crafts at the Mariposa County Fair […]

Several local students hired to be docents at Mariposa Museum



Shown, from left, are Shirley Jo Miller (docent trainer) Grace Cassady, Madison Stitt, Cody Wilson, Michael Wilson and Price Little.The Mariposa Museum and History Center has begun its Summer Docent Program for 2016. Through donations from members, community, businesses and associations, the musuem has hired seven high school students to work as docents this summer. The students learn the history […]