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NatureBridge center in Yosemite will be only one in national park


Mariana X. Diaz, Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator for NatureBridge (left) and Kristina Rylands, NatureBridge Yosemite Regional Director, look at a model of The National Environmental Science Center, which will serve thousands of students each year at Henness Ridge.A unique project is underway in Yosemite National Park. Construction is ongoing to complete The National Environmental Science Center. Once complete, this center […]

The tradition of the CHP

Techniques of law enforcement continue to evolve

CHP Officer Rick Horrocks conducts a sobriety test on an “impaired driver” recently at the California Highway Patrol Academy in West Sacramento.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. This is the second in a three-part series about his experience. CHP Officer Landon Calhoun […]

Superintendent says upper football field is preferred by district




The Gold Bowl at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds is the location the MCHS football team currently holds its games. But the field has a few issues. In 2016, volunteers tried to remove water from a swampy sideline.Discussion has heated up recently about how to hold more high school football games in Mariposa. At a MCUSD school board meeting in October, […]

Christmas parade, local store all set for holiday season




The Grinch came to the parade last year. Many entries are expected this year, as well.Christmas spirit will be spread at the 20th annual Merry Mountain Christmas Parade and Festival. The parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 9 from 5:30-7 p.m. It is sponsored by the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce, Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino, Sierra Tel and Lions […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log



Nov. 13 – An assault and battery was reported on Indian Peak Road. • There was a verbal dispute on Watt Road. • A scam was investigated on Kokanee Road. • A verbal dispute was reported on Rainbow View Drive. Nov. 14 – Someone reported exposure to a skunk on Dogtown Road. • Child abuse was investigated on St. Andrews […]

Vehicle lands on side in wreck near El Portal



This 2005 Pontiac Vibe landed on its side following a wreck last week near El Portal.A man was not hurt after his car hit a rock embankment and ended up on its side last week. According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 12:55 p.m. on Nov. 17, Noe Velasco, 50, of Capitola was driving his 2005 Pontiac Vibe west […]

Your photos



Reader Susie Gordo submitted this photo. She said she was driving on Highway 49 South when she saw a fawn near the road. Gordo turned around to make sure the fawn got across safely and, to her surprise, she said it was more than just a fawn taking the opportunity to cross. Do you have a photo for this weekly […]

Meeting the Spartan challenge

Mariposans overcome grueling course


Youngster EZ Weiland is shown making it through a mud pit during the challenge.Close to 70 people from Mariposa County competed in a physical challenge Nov. 11-12. Jenni Kiser, owner of Mountain Fitness in Mariposa, recruited members of the community to take part in the Spartan Sacramento Sprint with the Mountain Fitness team to complete what is called a “Spartan […]

Some good news comes on tree issues



It was a lot of finagling, but in the end, residents of Mariposa County will be the beneficiaries. “It” was finding a way to get matching money from the state of California to help with the tree mortality issue in Mariposa County. Mariposa County Supervisor Kevin Cann is a member of the Governor’s Tree Mortality Task Force and last week, […]

Lincoln’s letter got it right



Editor, On this Veteran’s Day 2017, I offer a historical note that perhaps places into perspective recent losses of American military personnel in conflicts overseas, and in particular the enduring pain, suffering and sacrifice of Gold Star families. If a person of influence seeks an appropriate message for consoling the family of a fallen soldier, they might reasonably consider the […]