A view from above



This aerial photo of Yosemite National Park was taken last week, before the weekend snowstorm. However, it still illustrates the amount of snow that is in the mountains in the Park, meaning a healthy snowpack in the region…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. […]

Supervisor says hammer may fall on those not paying taxes

Issue concerns collection of hotel and vacation rental fees

A Mariposa County supervisor says officials are about to get serious collecting taxes from hotel and vacation rental owners. Merlin Jones, District 2 supervisor, told the Yosemite-Mariposa Tourism Bureau Board of Directors last week a lot of money is not being paid to the County. He said plans are in the works to hire an outside firm “to go out […]

Violation of Brown Act is confirmed by County counsel

Incident happened during ‘all hands’ meeting about fire department matter

A violation of the state’s open meetings law happened recently involving a member of the Mariposa County board of supervisors. The violation took place during an “all hands” meeting two weeks ago that was called to discuss the current situation with the Mariposa County Fire Department. “It does appear that there was a Brown Act violation during the closed meeting […]

Yosemite attendance shatters records

More than 5.2 million people visit iconic Park in 2016

Attendance at Yosemite National Park broke an all-time record in 2016.It’s now official. Visitation at Yosemite National Park hit an all-time high in 2016. “By far,” said Scott Gediman, media relations specialist at the Park, talking about how many more people came to the Park. Gediman made the announcement last week during a meeting of the Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism […]

Anger expressed over loss of hospital doctor

Dr. Grace Ang tenders resignation


Dr. Grace Ang is shown during last week’s meeting of the hospital board. She resigned her position at the hospital.Several Mariposa County residents expressed their disapproval last week because a doctor is leaving John C. Fremont Hospital. During an emotional hour at the John C. Fremont ( JFC) Healthcare District Finance Committee meeting, residents expressed their concerns. A number of […]

Sheriff’s office reports scam, warns residents



The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has received three reports over the past week of residents receiving threatening scam phone calls demanding money in exchange for a family member or in exchange of a friend’s life. The calls are very aggressive in nature and in some cases a person yelling for help can be heard in the background. The scammers are […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

January 16 -22

 EMS – 7Fires – 0Public Assists – 4Auto Collisions – 2 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



Jan. 16 – Suspicious circumstances were investigated on Charles Street. • There was an abandoned canine on Hernandez Road in Lake Don Pedro. • Trespassing was reported on Mount Ophir Road. • There was a domestic dispute at Mountain Crisis Center. • A civil issue was investigated on Triangle Road. Jan. 17 – A loose calf was reported on Cole […]

Private forest land may qualify for assistance program



Bark beetle infestation from the drought has caused severe damage in Mariposa County. Because of that, nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) landowners suffering severe damage may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) that is administered by the Merced/Mariposa Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Office. Assistance can be provided if the damage is caused by a natural […]

Your photos



Reader Nancy Cordero submitted this picture of a sunny morning in Cathey’s Valley after recent storms. 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 continue reading please enter your […]