A salute to veterans

Field of Service honors many Week-long event concludes on Sunday



 Above, a field of flags is on display at the Mariposa Museum and History Center. Right, CAL FIRE Madera- Mariposa-Merced Unit Chief Nancy Koerperich addressed the audience at a ceremony last weekend. If you’ve driven or walked past the Mariposa Museum and History Center and wondered why there are dozens of flags posted on its lawn, wonder no more. It’s […]

County and MID come to terms on water rights at Lake McClure



It’s an agreement 50 years in the making. And after years and years of negotiations, a settlement has finally been reached between Mariposa County and the Merced Irrigation District (MID). The agreement deals with the water that flows into, and out of, Lake McClure, which is located in Mariposa County. MID is the agency that oversees operations of the reservoir […]

Local man recalls his time in the military during 1950s



Shown above is Les James — then and now. At left is a photo taken of James while he was serving in Korea. It’s the only photo he has because the family home was destroyed by a fire. At right is James today, at age 82.Being a military veteran means different experiences for those who serve. For Les James of […]

Tourism board opposes fee hike proposed by feds



Terry SelkThe Yosemite Mariposa Tourism Board of Directors came out against a proposed entry fee increase at 17 national parks, including Yosemite. The board met last week after the fee increase proposal was announced by the United States Department of the Interior. Fee increases are proposed both for vehicle traffic and commercial traffic in the Park. The vehicle proposal is […]

Detwiler recovery to be topic of Nov. 13 meeting



A meeting to discuss the many aspects of recovery from the Detwiler Fire is set for Monday. The meeting, organized by Mariposa County Human Services, will be Monday, Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors board room, 5100 Bullion Street. There will be many agencies and organizations at the meeting to update […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log



Oct. 30 – Deputies responded to a neighbor dispute on Dogtown Road in Greeley Hill. • Lost property was reported at Yosemite National Park. • Trespassing was reported on Whispering Pines Road. • A child abuse allegation was investigated on Jones Street. • Follow-up information was taken following a dog attack on Piney Creek Road in Coulterville. Oct. 31 – […]

Oakhurst man injured in accident on Highway 49



An Oakhurst man suffered major injuries in a traffic accident this past Sunday in Mariposa County. According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 8:35 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5, Ronald A. McBride, 63, was driving a 2007 Jeep Wrangler northbound on Highway 49 South just north of Triangle Road. The CHP said they could not determine his speed. For […]

Your photos



Reader Barb Myers took this photo near Carleton Road in Mariposa County. 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 username and password below. […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Oct. 30 - Nov. 5

• EMS – 0 • Fires – 3 • Public Assists – 2 • Auto Collisions – 3 … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click here to order a subscription. Existing print subscribers receive free access to the online edition; current […]

Live explosives found near Midpines, matter is under investigation



Shown are the explosive materials found last week in Midpines.Suspected live explosives were found near Midpines last week and wide variety of emergency personnel were brought in to handle the situation. According to Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies, on Tuesday, Oct. 31 a citizen reported “some suspected live explosives” just inside of a mine entrance near the 7000 block of […]