Blue and Gray set to do battle

This aerial photo of the Civil War Days event in Mariposa County gives a birds-eye view of the grounds, encampments and a battle. Photo by Nicole W. LittleThe Civil War was fought close to 150 years ago, and fought thousands of miles from California. But for two days this month, it’ll feel like the battle is right in Mariposa’s backyard. […]

Settlement may be in the works in Jerry Cox case


It appears a settlement may be in the works in the controversial case involving a receivership in Mariposa County. The case, involving local resident and now District 3 supervisor candidate Jerry Cox, has been high-profile for months and involves hundreds of thousands of dollars spent by a court-appointed receiver for everything from property security to buying cat food. The matter […]

Yosemite to host Earth Day Festival April 21

 Yosemite National Park will be hosting an Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 21. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Valley Visitor Center in Yosemite Village. Park rangers and many park partners will be on hand to host interactive booths, live music, Junior Ranger Walks and more. The Yosemite Earth Day Festival […]

District 3 supervisor debate slated for April 26

 A political debate for the three candidates running for the Mariposa County District 3 supervisor position is just two weeks away. The event is being hosted by the Mariposa Gazette as well as KRYZ Radio in Mariposa. It will begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 26 at McCay Hall in Catheys Valley. It will feature incumbent Marshall Long and challengers […]

Heritage Rose tour is planned in Coulterville

Many varieties of roses will be on display. Submitted photoIt’s time to smell the roses. People in Mariposa County can celebrate Earth Day weekend by taking a few moments to smell the roses while experiencing a leisurely step back in history. The Coulterville Rose Rustlers will be holding their annual Heritage Rose Tour through the historic town of Coulterville. It […]

Second annual Clean Sweep to be held April 28

 It’s coming in just two weeks. Mariposa Clean Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, April 28 and will once again feature a grand prize of a riding lawn mower donated by Sierra Tel. Everyone is invited to participate in the event, which kicks off at 8 a.m. with registration at the County Park in Mariposa. All participants must register at the […]

Butterfly Festival set in early May

Classic cars will be a big feature in this year’s parade. Photo by Nicole W. Little The Mariposa Butterfly Festival will be a busy event May 5 and 6 on Mariposa’s “Main Street,” Highway 140. Little Miss Butterfly 2018 contest is underway. The winner and one of her parents will ride on a “turn of the Century” carriage during the […]

Housing woes

Planning commission holds off on vote about new plan

Housing in Mariposa County. That single issue draws a wide variety of opinions as well as some controversial subjects. So much so, last Friday the Mariposa County Planning Commission delayed a vote on a proposed resolution approving the 2018 Comprehensive Housing Program Implementation Study. The resolution will eventually go the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, but it looks like the […]

Yosemite fares well after storm

This photo shows Cooks Meadow underwater following heavy rain this past weekend. Submitted photo by National Park ServiceFor the most part, Yosemite National Park escaped major damage during last weekend’s storm. “We’re really thankful,” said Scott Gediman, public information officer for the park. Even though the park escaped major damage, officials did have to close the park last Friday afternoon […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Booking Report Here are some of the highlights from the recent booking reports at the Mariposa County Jail. April 2 – Justin Earl Higbee, 41, Catheys Valley, was arrested for driving with a suspended license, including a DUI violation. • Jammy Lou Stevens, 48, Mariposa, was arrested on Ben Hur Road on local bench warrants for driving without a […]