Wichmann preps for second season with NFL’s Rams

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  Editor’s note: The Gazette conducted an interview on July 26 with National Football League player Cody Wichmann, a graduate of Mariposa County High School, as Wichmann prepared for training camp, which started July 30 in Irvine. C ody Wichmann, an offensive guard for the Los Angeles Rams, often thinks of his hometown of Mariposa. “I still love the town,” […]

County looks at new step in tree removal



In an effort to somehow address the overwhelming problem of tree mortality, Mariposa County officials are moving forward with a plan to have one person in charge. The board of supervisors recently gave the green light to begin the process of hiring a tree mortality operations manager. The proposal came from Mariposa County Administrative Officer Mary Hodson during a meeting […]

Quick turnaround accomplished for local medical group



Originally it was going to take about two months. But then, things changed. “We thought we had a couple of months,” said Alan MacPhee, CEO of John C. Fremont Hospital. MacPhee is referring to the relocation of Mariposa Family Medicine Associates. It was announced last week by MFA Medical Group that it was disassociating with the practice, leaving the future […]

Courthouse hosts swearing in ceremony for new citizens




Lily Phillips receives a hug from Superior Court Judge Michael Fagalde after Phillips became a United States Citizen. Phillips moved from the Phillipines to the U.S. in the early 2000s.America gained 15 new citizens last week. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fresno Field Office director Lynn Feldman administered the Oath of Allegiance to 15 local immigrants during a special naturalization […]

CostaLivos will host local event for Habitat



Shown are Don and Kim Costa.The public is invited to taste Mariposa’s own Mountain Gold Olive Oil on Thursday, Aug. 11, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at CostaLivos. Located at 5029 Highway 140 in downtown Mariposa, CostaLivos offers olive oil and balsamic vinegar combinations simply for tasting or for salad dressings and marinades. Don and Kim […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

July 25 – July 31

EMS – 10Fires – 4Public Assists – 2Auto Collisions – 0 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 […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log



July 25 – A domestic dispute was reported on Meadow Lane. • There was a report of a kidnapping on Greeley Hill Road in Coulterville. • A dog was locked in a car on Highway 140 in Mariposa. • Threats were investigated on Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. • There was a petty theft reported at Tuolumne Meadows. • A […]

Darrah School and park closed because of danger from trees, reopening date unknown



Tree mortality is impacting almost every aspect of life in Mariposa County. Because of the hazard associated with dead trees, officials announced this week the closing of Darrah School and Park until further notice. Officials from the Mariposa County Department of Public Works made the announcement, saying it will be closed until the hazard can be mitigated. Mariposa County officials […]

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New doctor putting down roots in Mariposa

Kelly Sharrar joins Horisons


Kelly Sharrar and his wife, Hilary Sharrar, pose outside of their family home with their five daughters.Kelly Sharrar, M.D., didn’t choose his profession in medicine because of his faith, but he realizes that he has a unique opportunity to help the members of this community. “I think that (faith) had nothing to do with me choosing medicine as a profession,” […]