Vandalism cases at County fairgrounds remain unsolved

CHP seeking information from the public

A lot of things have happened in 2016. One troubling aspect of 2016 locally is the fact three crimes at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds remain unsolved. Lt. Becky Hagen, Mariposa Area Commander of the California Highway Patrol, is asking for assistance from the public in solving these crimes — all vandalism. The CHP is responsible for investigations at the fairgrounds […]

Helping the hungry

Manna House offers food, compassion to many in Mariposa County who need the assistance

Pastor Don Schulze of Hillside Baptist Church packs a grocery bag for a client at Manna House in Mariposa. Schulze has been volunteering at the organization for more than seven years.It’s an unassuming building on Charles Street in Mariposa. But Manna House is anything but unassuming for people in need. “There is a hunger problem in Mariposa,” said Laurie Kinslow, […]

County will say goodbye to weeds

New weed control program now has opt-out opportunity

County officials are preparing to begin a weed spraying program. The supervisors committed $75,000 for this year’s programWatch out weeds, Mariposa County is coming to get you. For the first time in many years, Mariposa County is going to implement a weed control project along its roadways. “The County has a responsibility to do road maintenance,” said Tony Stobbe, director […]

Cupp wins seat on school board

Measure L gains more than 1,000 votes in final tally

Jim CuppThe final election results are in. And nothing changed from the preliminary results announced just after the election. Mariposa County Clerk Keith Williams released the final results on Monday, after officials had to count both provisional and vote by mail ballots. The vote by mail ballots were those turned into various polling places during the Nov. 8 general election, […]

Kops for Kids organizers are now seeking donations



Randy Brower, left, presented deputy Will Atkinson with a check for $500 as a donation to the Kops for Kids event.It’s that time of year again. The Mariposa County Deputy Sheriff’s Association’s KOPS for KIDS program is beginning its 20th year in providing holiday cheer to children and families in need throughout Mariposa County. The KOPS for KIDS program has […]

Your photos



Reader Susan Thompson took this photo last week near West Whitlock Road. It highlights the changing landscape this time of year in the Sierras. 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 […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log



Nov. 14 – Illegal dumping was reported on Highway 132 in Coulterville. • Theft of mail was reported on Highway 132 in Coulterville. •There was an out of control juvenile on Park Circle Drive. • An arrest was made after a verbal disagreement on Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. • There was a transient issue on Highway 49 North. Nov. […]

The right m-o-o-ove?

Supervisors question request for cattle operation in County

The Williamson Act in California gives tax breaks for people who conduct agriculture-related businesses on their land.It appeared as a simple planning department item near the end of a long agenda last week. But appearances can sometimes be deceiving. Such was the case during a recent meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors when they considered a land zoning […]

Economic growth is target of effort

County supervisors hear update from consultants

How do you go about tackling economic development in Mariposa County? For sure, it’s not an easy task. In fact, it’s difficult. But the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors seems intent on starting the process and that was the subject at a recent meeting. The board recently hired the consulting firm of Craft Consulting Group of Lafayette to undertake the […]

Bazaar will benefit child care centers in Yosemite



This is an example of the work that will be for sale during a benefit for day care centers in Yosemite National Park. This photo, “Flights of Fancy,” is by photographer Tricia Nickerson.The Yosemite Holiday Craft Bazaar is a festive event that offers an opportunity to shop for handmade gifts from Yosemite area artists while raising funds for the Yosemite […]