National spotlight shines on MCHS

Theatre department receives major grant from NBC Television

MCHS was awarded a $10,000 grant from NBC to improve its theatre department. Shown holding a check for the award are, from left, MCHS students Dylan Richardson, Caitlyn Johnson, Flint McGrath, Aero Collins, Alex Johnson, Carmen Ortiz, Daniel Gilger, Sarah Hull, Reece Radanovich, Dawn Canapary and teacher Bryan Starchman. Photo by Matt Johnson When teacher Bryan Starchman submitted an application […]

Could a driverless car navigate Highway 49N?

  It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, but driverless vehicles could become a widespread reality in the near future. Fully driverless vehicles will begin testing on California’s public roads after the state approved new regulations last week. The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced that the Office of Administrative Law established new rules that will go […]

Rehab proposed at Bridalveil Fall

Various upgrades on the table

R. Brad Lewis of the National Park Service discusses the proposed rehabilitation project at Bridalveil Fall during a meeting last week in Mariposa. Photo by Greg Little Officials at Yosemite National Park are hoping to improve the visitor experience at a popular attraction. “It has kind of been overlooked for years,” said R. Brad Lewis, landscape architect and the National […]

Gazette earns top laurels at annual Gruner Awards event


The Mariposa Gazette was the winner of three first place awards last week during a ceremony in Fresno. The 29th annual George F. Gruner Awards was held at the Fresno Art Museum. The awards annually highlight journalism throughout the Central Valley. The awards were for journalism work in 2017. Editor Greg Little won first place in the “Public Service” category, […]

Paige’s future up to expert


A Mariposa County man might avoid prison time for alleged sexual crimes against children. Michael Thomas Paige, 18, faces three felony counts and two misdemeanor charges related to sex charges against two minors. Paige made an appearance Tuesday in Mariposa County Superior Court, where it was determined he would be evaluated by a psychiatrist to determine whether he should be […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Feb. 26 – There was a loose cow on Hornitos Road in Hornitos • An unattended fire was reported on Cuneo Road in Greeley Hill • A dead cow was found on Sierra Vista Drive in Mariposa • A domestic abuse report was investigated on Indian Peak Road. Feb. 27 – Identity theft was reported on Banderilla Drive in La […]

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Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Feb. 26 to March 4

• EMS – 8 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto Collisions – 3 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 and […]

Three key county departments could consolidate

Consolidation of three major county departments could lead to better effectiveness, according to county officials. At the Feb. 27 meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, a presentation focused on how combining the county’s Human Services Department, Health Department and Community Services Department would be beneficial. The proposal would meld the three departments into a Health and Human Services […]

Lions Club welcomes pair of new members

Shown, from left, are Buz Arnold, Garret Rowley, Anthony Leard and Wayne Forsythe. Submitted photoThe Mariposa Lions Club welcomed two new members during their official new member induction last week. They Lions Club welcomed Anthony Leard and Garret Rowley to the club. New members were sponsored by Wayne Forsythe and Buz Arnold. In the community in February, the Mariposa Lions […]