County lands federal disaster declaration

MPUD wastewater also discussed; County Fire issue to be on next board agenda

Ahwahnee Street in Lushmeadows is one of the roads targeted for federal disaster funding.A federal disaster declaration has been issued for Mariposa County. President Donald Trump signed the declaration on Tuesday, according to a news release from the White House. The declaration is to help repair damages from severe storms that struck California in February. Mike Healy, interim public works […]

Teaming up against tree mortality

Greeley Hill resident Jack Love recently helped in obtaining a $500,000 grant to combat tree mortality in his neighborhood (see story from March 16 edition of the Gazette). The grant was recently approved and recommended for funding by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, the funding agent for the grant. Love, along with other landowners in the area, will be utilizing the […]

Hospital may establish advisory board from community members

Candy O’Donel-Browne, board chair, honors Adrianne Beas as the April Employee of the Month.A community advisory board may soon be coming to the John C. Fremont Healthcare District. The board of directors for the district voted unanimously to approve the “concept” of an advisory board at the March 29 board meeting. What this means is the district will begin to […]

Assembly bill could have huge impact on local removal of trees

Proposed legislation would require prevailing wages be paid for labor

Crews from all around the country are removing dead trees throughout Mariposa County. This crew was working near East Westfall Road. A bill now in the California Senate could put some of that work in jeopardy.A Mariposa County supervisor asked his fellow board members last week to oppose a bill currently in the California State Assembly. Supervisor Kevin Cann said […]

Board considers options in filling assessor post

Position will be opened for applications for two weeks

How Mariposa County will replace the position of assessor/recorder should be determined within the next month. The issue was discussed last week following the death of Becky Crafts, who retired from the position on March 1 and then died on March 23 after a battle with cancer. (Her obituary appears on page 13-A of today’s newspaper.) The term for the […]

CAL FIRE officials outline how annual state fire fee is utilized

With bills about to go out for the annual State Fire Prevention Fee, officials from CAL FIRE released information about the use of those fees. The local fees fund CAL FIRE in Mariposa and eastern Madera counties. Following are several points made by CAL FIRE officials. • What is the Fire Prevention Fee? The Fire Prevention Fee is an annual […]

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Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

March 27 – An assault and battery report was taken from the emergency room at John C. Fremont Hospital. • Squatters were reported on Alta Vista Road. • A dog fight was reported on Jackass Creek Road in Greeley Hill. • There was a domestic dispute on Indian Peak Road. • Shooting was reported in the area of Valley Oak […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

March 27 -April 2

EMS – 11Fires – 1Public Assists – 5Auto 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 […]

1850 on tap to release craft beer

Popular Mariposa restaurant delving into the world of ale

Jake Wackerman stands in the garage where he brews the beer for 1850. A variety of brews will be unveiled to the public within the next month.Jake Wackerman grew up in Mariposa, a town he calls a “Coors Light, Keystone, Budweiser drinking town.” Jake, who owns 1850 Restaurant along with his wife Hanna, is bringing a new option to Mariposa. […]