SPEAKING OUT

Sexual abuse victim talks about her ordeal


Trish Middleton, left, of the Mariposa County Victim Witness Program, gives Kaiyanna Baca a gift after a ceremony last week. Baca spoke about being a victim of abuse. Photo by Greg LittleKaiyanna Baca, a victim of sexual abuse, didn’t mince words last week as the keynote speaker during a local ceremony. “I’m kicking ass,” said Baca toward the end of […]

Fairgrounds picture is financially healthy



Stick horse racing is always a popular event at the Mariposa County Fair. Photo by Shantel WightBrian Bullis has learned how to make lemonade when given lemons. The manager of the Mariposa County Fairgrounds said last week that 2017 was “the most challenging year” he had ever faced in the fair business. “There were floods, fires, property damage, a host […]

Park entrance fees going up — but not a whole lot

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The Arch Rock entrance at Yosemite National Park is one of the busiest in the nation — and one of the most congested. Park officials are going to implement a new plan in an attempt to at least ease some of the bottleneck at the entrance. Submitted photo For many in Mariposa County — and around the nation — there […]

Arch Rock bypass planned

A big announcement was made last week by National Park Service officials concerning traffic entering Yosemite. It was about a new plan which is in place for an Arch Rock bypass. The bypass plan will help park employees who use Highway 140 and enter the park at the Arch Rock entrance get to work faster and more efficiently by bypassing […]

Debate to feature District 3 candidates

 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 […]

LDP fundraiser aims to aid families impacted by storm



Lake Don Pedro community members are coming together to help families in need. The Lake Don Pedro Elementary School Parents Club is holding a Helping Hands Raffle to benefit three families affected by the March 22 flooding in Mariposa County. “Don Pedro has become a family to all of us. In the time of crisis we all come together and […]

Some charges against Willey dropped



A few felony counts were dropped last week against a Mariposa County man accused of an act of violence, burglary and more in exchange for waiving his right to a preliminary hearing. Luke Willey, 38, who originally faced 10 felony counts in Mariposa County Superior Court, had several counts dropped in exchange for waiving his right to a preliminary hearing. […]

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 9 – Alonso Munoz Rodriguez, 36, Midpines, was arrested for failure to appear in court. • Pamela Suzanne Reason, 44, Mariposa, was arrested for a crime against an elder/dependent adult. April 11 – Casey McCready, 48, Mariposa, was arrested for […]

Your photos

Reader Codie Hart recently submitted this colorful photo. Hart said “spring is definitely here. I pass this gorgeous shrub on my walks along Brooks Road.” 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 is required to view […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

April 9-15• EMS – 8 • Fires – 0 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 0 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 […]