Korean War veteran hopes to take a ‘trip of a lifetime’

FREE Funds being sought to help Lancaster take Honor Flight

There’s one thing for sure about Kenneth Lancaster, he loves a good joke. That’s saying something for someone who is 86 years old, served his country in the Korean War and now has a chance to take the trip of a lifetime. “I’m excited,” said Ken, the name most people know. He added in his typical style, “And it takes […]

A new twist on an old tradition: Ownership changes at Gazette

FREE Littles take the helm at newspaper

This week marks a major change in a long-standing institution in Mariposa County — this newspaper. Last Friday, the Mariposa Gazette came under new ownership. Nicole W. Little and Greg Little purchased the newspaper from Marian and R.D. “Dan” Tucker. Dan Tucker purchased the paper more than 20 years ago. Nicole Little was named president and publisher of the newspaper. […]

Former bookkeeper at museum is charged with embezzlement


The former bookkeeper at the Mariposa Museum & History Center has been charged with embezzlement. Suzen E. Dyslin, 57, was arrested last week by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office following a lengthy investigation. She was released on $50,000 bail. Dyslin was also charged with grand theft, according to the documents filed by the sheriff’s office. The information has been turned […]

National Korean travel show helps promote this area

From left, Korean celebrities Jungwon Choi and Jihun Kim Kim take a moment to smile for the camera during filming of the popular Korean TV show, “Battle Trip.” Photo by Matt Johnson It’s no secret that celebrities often come to Mariposa County to visit Yosemite National Park. Some pass through unnoticed. Others are seen by quite a few people. Not […]

New event seeks help in form of volunteers

A new event will seek to make people aware of volunteer opportunities in Mariposa County. The Yosemite Mariposa Tourism Bureau will be holding Volunteer Expo 2018 on Thursday, March 8. It will be held from 3-6 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds Redbud Room. The idea behind the event is to encourage new volunteers to sign up for existing events […]

Your photos

Reader Shawnee Bowden shot this sunset photo at casa de Bowden on East Westfall Road in January. Bowden said her family recently moved to this area “and we feel very grateful.” She captioned this picture, “Capturing Bliss.” 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 […]

Court date postponed for man accused of 10 felonies


The court proceeding for a Mariposa County man charged with 10 felonies was postponed last week. The continuation of the preliminary hearing for Luke Willey, 38, was pushed to Tuesday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Mariposa County Courthouse. Willey faces the charges after he was arrested last November. Defense attorney Eugene Action, appearing on behalf Willey’s usual attorney, […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Feb. 12 – A loose black cow was reported on Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. • An arrest was made following a report of someone refusing to leave on Highway 140 in Mariposa. • There was vandalism reported on White Rock Road. • Shooting was reported on Gavilan Road. • An out of control burn pile was reported on Colorado […]


A recent letter to the editor by Jane Huffaker was mistakenly printed twice, once under the wrong name because of a computer error on our part. It might have given the impression that two similar letters were printed by two different authors. This was not the case and we apologize for the error. Editor’s note: We take accuracy in our […]

Mariposa Grove will reopen June 15

The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will be reopening this summer in Yosemite National Park. It has been closed for rehabilitation for nearly three years. Submitted photo by Keith Walklet, Yosemite ConservancyThe wait has seemingly been forever. But now, it’s going to happen. The long-anticipated reopening of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will be this June. Yosemite National Park […]