MCHS wrestling team clinches another league title

Grapplers dominate Big Valley Christian

 The Mariposa County High School wrestling team won the league title tonight by defeating Big Valley Christian, 57-18. MCHS won 10 of 14 matches. Next up, MCHS will compete for a section title crown this weekend.More details will be available in the upcoming edition of the Gazette. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. […]

Hospital CEO responds to doctor’s exit




A week after Dr. Grace Ang publicly announced her resignation at a board meeting of the John C. Fremont Healthcare District, hospital CEO Alan MacPhee addressed the issue. Speaking at the Jan. 25 board meeting, MacPhee apologized to the community members in attendance and said he did everything he could to retain Ang. Ang, who was under a three-year contract, […]

Having a ball



Hudson Bissmeyer, 15 months old, plays with a soccer ball at Mariposa County High School’s match against Gustine on Monday, Jan. 30. His parents are Eric and Kass Bissmeyer. The weather in Mariposa has been sunny and warm, but rain is predicted in the forecast…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading […]

Former school employee jailed after sentencing

Judge admonishes Oswald for preying on teenage girl

Timothy OswaldA visiting judge made a statement last week when sentencing a former school teacher and coach who pleaded guilty to a sex-related crime. Superior Court Judge H.N. Papadakis sentenced Timothy Oswald, 26, to jail time even though the case had been pleaded down to a misdemeanor. Oswald was originally charged with oral copulation with a person under 18 years […]

Supervisors give go ahead for changes in work hours

Issue involves Department of Public Works

Despite a labor union protest, work hours for some members of the Mariposa County Public Works Department will change in April. At issue is the work hours of the fleet department which provides maintenance for the County’s many vehicles. The issue was presented to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors last week. The supervisors agreed with the changes, voting 5-0. […]

Large crowd talks health care with McClintock rep



Michael Bilodeau, right, makes a presentation about the Affordable Care Act in front of a large crowd as well as Rocky Deal, seated front, the representative of Rep. Tom McClintock, during a meeting last week at the government center.Dr. Mimi Carter believes people deserve an answer on the future of health care in America. Carter, who treats 1,600 patients from […]

Man placed under $500,000 bond in drug-related matter

Arrest made after search warrant served in Coulterville

Randall BlickA Mariposa man was arrested and placed under $500,000 bond for drug-related charges. Randall Keith Blick, 38, was arrested on Jan. 24 following the execution of a search warrant at a Coulterville residence. Blick was arrested by deputies from the Mariposa County Sheriff ’s Office and placed in the County jail. He was charged with manufacturing of a controlled […]

Your photos



Reader Randy Fong submitted this photo of a “sea of fog” that formed over the central valley and reached into the foothills. The photo was taken from his property in Lushmeadows looking south toward Stumpfield and Paloni mountains with Potter Ridge and Deadwood Peak in the distance. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log



Jan. 23 – Rocks were reported on Incline Road in El Portal. • There was a report of a tree in Ernst Road in Greeley Hill. • Suspicious circumstances were reported at the Stage Stop gas station in Mariposa. •There was a report of fraud on Highway 140 in Mariposa. Jan. 24 – Credit card theft was reported on Highway […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log



Jan. 23 – 29 • EMS – 7 • Fires – 4 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto 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 […]