L Yes: Voters overwhelmingly pass school bond

Three new members elected to hospital board

Shown above is rotting fascia boards at Woodland Elementary School. This is just one example of the many facilities issues facing the district. Voters approved Measure L by a wide margin on Tuesday, which will give the district funding to fix these types of problems.History was made both nationally and locally on Tuesday night. On the national level, Donald J. […]

Overcoming the dogs of war

Vietnam had major impact, both good and bad, on local veteran

Vietnam War veteran Bill Yaley is shown at his home in Mariposa County. Yaley served as a platoon commander in Vietnam.The dogs of war don’t negotiateThe dogs of war won’t capitulate,They will take and you will give,And you must die so that they may liveYou can knock at any door,But wherever you go, you know they’ve been there beforeWell winners […]

Remembering those who have gone before

Hundreds of people attend annual All Souls Day in Hornitos


Youngster Harper Carey was one of many who had a painted face.A large crowd gathered last week to celebrate All Souls Day, which is recognized annually in Hornitos. Nov. 2 always marks the day for the event, which is recognized globally in the Catholic church. “We remember all those who have died, especially during the year,” said Rev. Steve Bulfer […]

Technology essential part of CAL FIRE preparedness



These two photos illustrate the extent of tree mortality in this region. The photos were taken looking east from Miami Mountain. The left photo was taken on March 21 of this year. The right photo was taken on Sept. 22 of this year.Technology. For most people, advancements in technology mean everything from having a connection to the outside world to […]

Officials answer burning permit questions



Though it has been in place for quite some time, it appears County officials are highlighting a burning permit that may be required for some debris. Last week, CAL FIRE officials opened burning once again in Mariposa County. For a CAL FIRE permit, persons must go to a fire station and get the permit. There is no fee. However, there […]

Your photos



Reader Rebecca Mock took this photo last summer at the Manzanar National Historical Site which is located between Kings Canyon and Death Valley national parks. It is a 48 star flag because that was what was flown at the time the internment camp was open during World War II. Mt. Whitney can be seen in the distance. Do you have […]

Newspaper posts holiday deadlines, classified ads needed earlier



The Mariposa Gazette will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be an early deadline for classified advertising for the Nov. 24 newspaper. The deadline will be noon on Monday, Nov. 21. All other deadlines for the newspaper will remain the same. Anyone who has questions about the deadlines should contact Nicole […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log



Oct. 31 – Theft of a donation box was reported on 5th Street. • There was a report of a dog bite from Northside Clinic officials in Greeley Hill. • Loose dogs were reported on French Camp Road. Nov. 1 – Officers investigated the theft of a book on Carter Road. • Vandalism to a fence was reported on Jones […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Oct. 31 - Nov. 6

EMS – 9Fires – 1Public Assists – 1Auto Collisions – 4 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 […]

Media Matters

Yearbook staff documents school year at MCHS


From front to back, Madison Stitt and Cameron Yancey work on yearbook pages with their classmates.It’s never too early to build skills for the future. Students at Mariposa County High School are doing that by working on the yearbook staff. The compilation of the yearbook teaches the students skills in communication, graphic design, photography and more. Each student in the […]