A new lease on life

Regan Smith marks five years since brain tumor diagnosis


Regan Smith (10) cheers on her MCHS teammates Monday night. Smith is doing well after battling a brain tumor five years ago.Imagine twirling around dozens of times. Now imagine the dizziness that would result. That was exactly the feeling Regan Smith lived with for 12 years of her life. Smith, 17, is a senior at Mariposa County High School. Smith […]

Fire prevention is a daily routine for CAL FIRE unit

Firefighters train constantly in area where fire risk is enormous

Firefighters Louis Hernandez and Darrel Roberts conduct a training exercise at the CAL FIRE campus in Mariposa. Training is a major part of being a firefighter.Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series that delves into the inner workings of CAL FIRE. This is Fire Prevention Week, which is observed each year in October. But in Mariposa County, […]

PG&E says log sorting move will be costly

Will ultimately come out of pockets of ratepayers

With the proposed log sorting operation in Mariposa County out the window, many questions are now being asked. The proposed location was scrapped last week when, according to County officials, the landowner and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) officials could not reach an agreement. The proposed site was on 10 acres on East Westfall Road. A landowner had agreed to […]

Housing crisis is focus at meeting



The stories are almost endless. Professionals who want to live in Mariposa County. Tourism industry workers sleeping on couches. People sleeping in RVs. Yosemite National Park workers sleeping in cargo boxes. The homeless. It all adds up to a housing crisis in Mariposa County. And that was the topic of discussion last Friday during a meeting of the Mariposa County […]

Congress may issue subpoenas in probe



A U.S. House committee may subpoena records to find out information regarding alleged sexual harassment and misconduct at Yosemite National Park. Members of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter to the National Park Service (NPS) last week demanding information from an ongoing investigation about Yosemite and other park service locations, including Yellowstone National Park. Yosemite and […]

Your photos



Reader Caylynn Young of Mariposa submitted this photo taken last fall when she first moved to Mariposa. It was taken with a Nikon D3300 camera. 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 […]

Rotary hears update by director of public works



Tony StobbeThe Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club heard an update of activities from Mariposa County Public Works Director Tony Stobbe during breakfast on Oct. 6. As a former naval ship captain, Stobbe apologized in advance, saying: “My language may get a bit technical and I may be prone to ramble slightly.” In his defense, Stobbe has a degree in engineering and […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log



Oct. 3 – Cows were reported in Ben Hur Road. • A harassment claim was investigated on St. Andrews Road. • Suspicious circumstances were reported on Wild Horse Lane. • Deputies investigated a suspicious person report in Bear Valley. Oct. 4 – Petty theft was alleged on Meadow Lane. • Found mail was reported on Jones Creek Road. • Suspicious […]

Ten arrested following drug raid in the County



Ten people were arrested during a drug raid last week in Mariposa County. All ten were charged with possession of marijuana for sale. All were placed under $100,000 bond. According to the booking report from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, the arrests took place in the 4000 block of Gavilan Road. Those arrested were Erasmo Noriega Pacheo, 27, no address; […]

FFA Tractor Pull time changed



Due to possible inclement weather, the time for the first annual FFA Truck and Tractor Pull has changed.The event will now be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds grandstands.   A truck and tractor pull is when a truck or tractor hooks up to a complex “sled” trailer where there are no wheels […]