AmeriCorps comes to Mariposa

Group of young adults helping with many projects in County

AmeriCorps volunteers Jessianne Koehl (left) and Sarah McMann help touch up the butterfly mural on Highway 140 in Mariposa.Perhaps you’ve seen them. The people in gray shirts with work gloves. They are all over Mariposa, usually doing some kind of manual labor. They might be pulling weeds. They might be painting a mural. They’re here to help. AmeriCorps National Civilian […]

School board violated open meetings law, attorney says

Dave Wise of Natural Environments was honored, along with other employees, for work done on the new weight room which is nearly finished at MCHS. Wise and his crew have donated much of their time. “It’s been a pleasure to work with Dave,” said Superintendent Robin Hopper. Wise said “we’ve been happy to do this.”A legal expert says the Mariposa […]

A whale of a tale

  The whale sculpture, along with the book that inspired it, are shown. The book received a 4.3 out of 5 star rating on Goodreads, a popular book review website. School district personnel are having a whale of a time figuring out where to put a donation which was received years ago. Before Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent Robin […]

Early deadline is set for next week’s edition

Because of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we will be printing our newspaper that week a day early. The newspaper will be printed on Monday of that week and will be in mailboxes on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Our advertising and news deadlines will be moved up for that week’s edition. Classified advertising must be at our office no later than 11 […]

A glimpse from within the CHP Academy

Shown are California Highway Patrol cadets doing marching drills at the academy in West Sacramento. Marching drills are part of a complicated routine at the academy that includes everything from intense classroom work to intense physical requirements.Editor’s note: Greg Little, editor of the Mariposa Gazette, spent a day recently at the California Highway Patrol “Media Boot Camp” in West Sacramento. […]

Yosemite announces summer job openings

Yosemite National Park has approximately 300 seasonal job openings for the summer of 2018. There are positions open in all areas of the park. In addition to Yosemite, there are seasonal job opportunities at many of the over 400 National Park Service units across the country. The Park will be filling a wide variety of positions, including backcountry rangers, entrance […]

Your photos

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Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Nov. 6 – There was a suspicious person on Dexter Road in Greeley Hill. • Unsafe shooting was reported on Smith Road. • Deputies investigated a burglary on Serpentine Road. • There was a report of a stolen boat in the Lake Don Pedro area. • An arrest was made after a report of suspicious circumstances on Hospital Road. Nov. […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Nov. 6-12• EMS – 5 • Fires – 3 • Public Assists – 0• Auto 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 […]

Recovery from the Detwiler Fire is a long road, say officials from Mariposa County

This photo was taken in the Corbett Creek area of Mariposa County while the Detwiler Fire was still burning in some areas. It shows how the community came together during the fire. Officials say the community continues to come together to help the victims of the fire.It has been four months, but the effects will last for years. The Detwiler […]