100-plus year old home razed

Historic Mariposa home catches fire, electrical wiring determined as cause

It didn take long for the roof of this historic house on Bullion Street in Mariposa to catch fire last week. The home is considered a total loss by fire officials.A historic Mariposa home was razed by fire last week. The house, located at 5038 Bullion Street, burned when the fire broke out shortly after noon on Thursday, Oct. 13. […]

PG&E moves ahead with tree removal

Landowner of proposed log sorting site says deal still being negotiated

Removal of dead trees is well underway in Mariposa County. Officials from Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) say felling and removal of trees in Ponderosa Basin has started, with the logs being hauled to Oakhurst. “We’re still going to do the work,” said Corey Peters of PG&E, the person coordinating the effort in Mariposa County . But how quickly it […]

House destroyed by blaze has long history in Mariposa



The historic home which burned down last week was one of the older structures in Mariposa. The Schlageter House, located at 5038 Bullion Street, dates back to 1860, according to official records from the California Department of Parks and Recreation. According to the records, the front portion of the house is dated to around 1860 but most of the structure […]

Dispatchers play a big role in CAL FIRE response effort

Protocols, working together are crucial in managing assets

Dispatcher Tori Keith works a case at the center, located at the CAL FIRE complex in Mariposa. She is known as a “Mariposa Legend” by her fellow dispatchers.Editor’s note: This is the second in a threepart series that delves into the inner workings of CAL FIRE. It’s an unassuming building on the grounds of the CAL FIRE unit in Mariposa. […]

Mail-in ballots will need more postage

Tax bills have also been mailed

Residents who vote by mail in Mariposa County will need to use extra postage to return their ballots. That was the word Tuesday morning from Mariposa County Clerk and Registrar of Voters Keith Williams. Because of the weight of the ballots, he said they are more than one ounce, which requires more postage. Williams made the announcement during a meeting […]

SUV and semi collide on Highway 140 last week



A semi rear-ended an SUV on Highway 140 last week, but there were no serious injuries. According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 11:48 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, Carrie Dobson, 39, Coarsegold, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet SUV west on Highway 140 near Yaqui Gulch Road. According to the CHP, Dobson came to a stop and was preparing […]

Sex crime case delayed



The sentencing of a former Mariposa County School District student teacher accused of sex crimes has been delayed. Richard Timothy Oswald, 26, was supposed to be sentenced on Monday of this week in Mariposa County Superior Court. However, lawyers for both parties agreed to delay the sentencing until Nov. 10. Oswald was in court on Monday. Oswald, who was doing […]

Agriculture seminar set in Cathey’s Valley



The Mariposa County Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the University of California Cooperative Extension, will host the 2016 Hot Topics in Forest Pest Management Seminar. It will be Nov. 17, at McCay Hall in Cathey’s Valley. Topics include: Identification and Management of Forest Insects associated with recent tree mortality in the Sierra Nevada; Emerging Forest Pest Issues; and The […]

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Reader Jon Robbins of Mariposa submitted this photo taken of the American flag that flies near the west entrance of Mariposa. 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 […]

Eastern part of County receives heaviest rainfall



Steady rain blanketed Mariposa County most of last weekend. It was the first rain of any significance for many months. According to the National Weather Service in Hanford, the eastern portion of the County received the heaviest rain. Statistics show that Jerseydale received nearly four inches of rainfall during the weekend. Conversely, the weather service said a little over a […]