Judge grants 60 more days in matter involving receivership

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A controversial land case has been extended 60 more days following a hearing on Monday. The case involving JDC Land Company and its owner, Jerry Cox, took place in Mariposa County Superior Court with a large gallery in attendance. The high-profile matter involves the 430-plus acre property being put into receivership by a court order last year. That receivership was […]

The life of a firefighter spouse means loneliness and insecurity

This past fire season was especially difficult for many in County

Jason and Malina Bondshu are shown. Submitted photos Firefighters and other first responders worked courageously last summer in Mariposa County. They saved countless properties and lives and eventually snuffed out the Detwiler Fire, one of the worst fires in the history of Mariposa County. There are still signs along the highways thanking the firefighters for their bravery. While their acts […]

INSIDE HAITI

Local PA helps with relief in poverty-stricken nation


Melissa Heyer (left) is a local physician assistant. She recently traveled to Haiti to provide medical relief to the people there, including many children. Submitted photoIt’s easy to take life in America for granted. Although there is certainly poverty here, most people have a roof over their head, clean water to drink and food to eat. A nation like Haiti, […]

Yosemite operations back to normal after government shutdown


Iconic views, like from this aerial photo from last year, were never lost during the three-day government shutdown. Yosemite is now back into normal operations. Photo by Nicole W. Little All services at Yosemite National Park are now back in operation. After three days during which the federal government shuttered operations, a compromise was reached on Monday, meaning services at […]

Housing woes at forefront in general plan discussion


It seems no matter what group gathers for a discussion in Mariposa County, one topic almost always tops the list. Housing. More specifically, the lack thereof. That was the case last week when the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors held their second workshop about implementation of the County’s general plan. The general plan has been a laborious task for the […]

Your photos

Reader Jerry Price shot this photo of what he called a “perfect rainbow” from Harvest Drive in Grape Patch Estates. The photo was taken looking northwest toward Mt. Bullion. 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. Submitted photo… An online subscription […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Jan. 15 – An unattended brush pile was reported on Carleton Road. • A report was taken about an assault and battery on Indian Peak Road. • Squatters were reported on Highway 49 North. • There was a suspicious person on Silva Road. Jan. 16 – A verbal dispute was investigated at The Hideout. • Grand theft was investigated on […]

Burning permits no longer required

On Monday, the CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) lifted the burn permit requirement in Mariposa County. CAL FIRE burn permits are not required. Open burning will be allowed on “Permissive Burn Days” as established by Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District. CAL FIRE officials remind residents that creating and maintaining 100 feet of defensible space is essential for increasing a […]

Changing of the guard

Lt. Becky Hagen, left, of the Mariposa Unit of the California Highway Patrol, introduces Sgt. Rick Lindgren, who will be taking over command of the local unit. Hagen has been promoted to captain and will be commander of the Merced Unit of the CHP beginning on Feb. 1. Lindgren will be promoted to lieutenant on Feb. 1. Hagen presented Lindgren […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Jan. 15-21• EMS – 4 • Fires – 0 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto Collisions – 0 … 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; […]