Mariposa County Fire Response Log

July 4- July 10

EMS – 4Fires – 0Public Assists – 3Auto Collisions – 1 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 […]


Mary Hodson holds steady reins over horse events at the County fairgrounds

Mary Hodson, center, chair of the horse show committee for the Mariposa County Fair, is shown at the fairgrounds in the judging booth with announcer Randy Hamill and assistant Tammi Richards.Mary Hodson is always horsin’ around. And that’s a good thing. Hodson is chairman of the horse committee for the Mariposa County Fair. “I’ll do it for as long as […]

AAUW planning eighth annual backpack project

Will benefit seventh and eighth grade students

Local AAUW members are shown above. AAUW is a national organization dedicated to lifelong learning and advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. To learn more, visit August, the Mariposa Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women’s) eighth annual backpack project, led by co-chairs Cathy Owens and Anita Starchman Bryant, plans to provide […]


Mariposa woman pens book about hiking in area

 Mariposa County is recognized far and wide for its beautiful scenery and landscape. One Mariposa resident enjoys that beauty on a weekly basis and wanted to do something to encapsulate it. Chery Davis, who goes hiking around the County with a group of friends every week, is set to release her book, “Mariposa Hiking Adventures: Day Hikes in the Foothills […]

County resident publishes book about humans, wildlife coexisting

Midpines woman explores unique relationships, tracks mountain lions

Beth Pratt-Bergstrom poses at her book signing, which was held on Saturday, July 9 at the local library. She is standing behind a near-lifesize cutout of P-22, the famous mountain lion.Humans and wildlife can exist in California, a new book written by a Mariposa County resident explains. “When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors: People and Wildlife Working it Out in California,” […]

Don’t ignore God’s law

Editor, On June 8, 2016, I was called to meet with a Mariposa elected official and others regarding the issue of the marijuana resolution from the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. My challenge to them was to prove me wrong on my May 5, 2016, Gazette letter to the editor titled “B.O.S. needs to challenge pot stance.” They all agreed […]

Please help us keep the fairgrounds

Editor, In 2011 the State of California cut funding to all of the California fairs. In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Mariposa County had large wildfires of which some of those fire camps were staged at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. These fire camps provided unanticipated income for the fairgrounds which in turn helps them to pay their bills. In 2015 we did […]

Guns are necessary in society

Editor, The recent opinion letter by Mariposa’s “devoted critic” of Congressman Mc- Clintock may have evoked some of her long time memories but it was definitely devoid of the cause and effect of the unrest and insecurity much of our country is currently experiencing. America is and has been one of the safest and most generous havens in the world. […]

Where did road repair money go?

Editor, As I was catching up on past issues of the Gazette, I noticed the May 26, 2016 issue story about road fund cuts and I was shocked to read that the two mile resurfacing project for Ben Hur Road had been cut. Where did the federal funds for this project go? Federal funds were given to Mariposa County following […]

Crucial biomass meeting scheduled

Editor, At 2 p.m. on Tuesday July 19, a very important discussion is scheduled to take place that may well determine the direction our County will take to bring it into the 21st Century and quite possibly better the living conditions of all our residents as well as providing employment direction into the future. The location of this presentation is […]