Two main highways into Yosemite remain closed

Highway 140 through Mariposa now the only access

Caltrans crews are working around the clock in an effort to get Highway 41 open near Fish Camp. For now, however, the road that leads to the southern entrance of Yosemite National Park remains closed.Though recent rain has been beneficial in many ways to this region, there are also the pitfalls. One of those is crumbling roadways all across Mariposa […]

Hertz will be remembered as legendary figure in Mariposa sports landscape




Diana HertzMariposa has lost a sports legend. With the passing of Diana Hertz (April 28, 1941 to Feb. 2, 2017), Mariposa lost one of the most influential supporters of female athletics in the community’s history. Hertz was a native of Santa Ana and graduated from San Jose State in 1962. Hertz started her career in education at Sierra Joint Union […]

County getting serious about collection of unreported TOT

Agency hired to track possible violators

Mariposa County is getting serious about collecting taxes from vacation rental property owners. “This is our first serious coordinated attempt,” said Supervisor Kevin Cann. During last week’s meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, an outside company was hired to begin the process of finding business owners who are not collecting the taxes and then paying them to the […]

CHP warns of man using spotlights, amber lights on personally-owned car

Man is on state sex offender registry

Local police officials are warning motorists about someone who recently used a spotlight and amber lights in aiding a motorist, giving the appearance he may be a peace officer. It was also revealed this week the man, who was not charged, is on the state’s sex offender registry. California Highway Patrol Mariposa Area Commander Lt. Becky Hagen said on Feb. […]

Arts council offering wide variety of exhibits, shows

Final Storytelling Festival scheduled next week

Julie Kendit, a trainer for the Mariposa County Arts Council’s “Artist in the Schools” program, is shown with local artist Trowzers Akimbo, who works with fifth graders in the County.It doesn’t take long to realize Cara Goger loves her job. Goger is the executive director of the Mariposa County Arts Council — and she couldn’t be happier. “This is my […]

Mariposa woman charged with DUI following recent accident

Two ice-related accidents reported on Highway 49 South last week

This 2003 Toyota Tacoma landed on its side following an accident on Friday, Feb. 24, on the Woodland Grade on Highway 49 South. The driver sustained cuts to his hands.A Mariposa woman was charged with felony driving under the influence of alcohol following a wreck last weekend. According to the California Highway Patrol, Robin Jeanette Brown, 56, was charged with […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log



Feb. 20 – Trespassing was investigated on Jones Street. • An arrest was made following a verbal domestic dispute on Coronado Drive in Coulterville. • Petty theft was alleged on Ben Hur Road. • Shooting was reported in the area of Chowchilla Mountain Road. Feb. 21 – There was a suspicious person reported at the rest area in Mariposa. •False […]

‘Pineapple’ unites town of Coulterville

Residents come together, serve roles in production of thriller show


Arkasha Stevenson, a graduate of the American Film Institute and a former reporter for the Los Angeles Times, found Coulterville while driving through California. She was in search of a mining town to shoot the film at.Editor’s note: This is the second of two stories in a series about “Pineapple,” a TV pilot episode filmed in Coulterville. During the filming, […]

Gazette winner of three awards at Gruner journalism ceremony



Matt Johnson, left, and Greg Little were both winners at the annual Gruner Awards for journalism last week in Fresno.The Mariposa Gazette was the recipient of three journalism awards during a ceremony last week. The awards were presented during the ceremony at the Fresno Art Museum hosted by the Fresno State Department of Media, Communications and Journalism. Entries were from […]

More County offices will be offering use of credit and debit cards

Landfill included in program

 In the near future, paying for some County services is going to get easier. By the first of April, at the latest, residents of Mariposa County will be able to use credit cards, debit cards and e-checks at the landfill, planning department and building department. “This is way overdue,” said Keith Williams, County clerk/tax collector, who is coordinating the effort. […]