‘Long live Wahhoga’

Emotional event at Yosemite National Park cements future of village

Yosemite National Park Superintendent Mike Reynolds hugs American Indian Council of Mariposa County Chairman Bill Leonard during a ceremony last week in the park. At left, Leonard is shown signing the agreement. Photos by Greg LittleAs Yosemite Fall flowed in the background, there was groundbreaking business taking place last Friday. And it was emotional. Though emotions were raw all around, […]

County Fire: A storied past and a future of uncertainty

Shown from left are Keith Pearson, Ruby Pearson, Paul Lockwood and Dale Deem as they discuss the history of the Mariposa County Fire Department and look at old photos of the department. Photo by Greg LittleEditor’s note: This is the first in a four-part series about the Mariposa County Fire Department, including its past, the present and the future. Shown […]

MCHS grads ready to receive diplomas

FREE Seniors to walk stage on Friday

The 102nd Commencement of Mariposa County High School will be held Friday, June 8 in the Gold Bowl of the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The ceremony will start at 8 p.m., and 84 seniors are set to graduate. “The graduating class of 2018 is small but mighty,” said principal Celeste Azevedo. “What they lack in numbers, they make up for in […]

Caltrans officials say Highway 49 North will likely be closed until first of August

Broken pipes are just one of the many problems along Highway 49 North in Mariposa County. SubmittedphotoIt appears Highway 49 North between Bear Valley and Coulterville will be closed for another two months. That was the word last week from Caltrans officials, who made the announcement on Friday. Highway 49 North has been closed since March 22 when torrential rains […]

Burn ban in effect below 4,000 feet

Burning below 4,000 feet in Mariposa County is now banned. CAL FIRE implemented the burning ban last Friday morning. It was implemented by the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit of CAL FIRE and is for Madera County, as well. Open burning is still allowed above 4,000 feet with valid permits. Residents need to contact the burn day information line prior to burning. That […]

Newspaper has new look, some new features and continued local coverage


As you look through this edition of the Mariposa Gazette, you are likely going to notice some major changes. Beginning this week, we have a new format for the newspaper. The most noticeable difference is the size of the newspaper. “We made a business decision to change where we have the newspaper printed,” said Nicole W. Little, publisher and co-owner […]

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. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. May 29 – Frazier Alan Lewis, 42, Mariposa, was arrested for violating probation. • Ricardo Epps, 59, Castro Valley, was arrested for driving with a suspended license. • […]


All invited to LDS breakfast The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be holding a free pancake breakfast on July 4 from 8-10 a.m. It will be held at the church building located at 5546 Highway 49 North in Mariposa. It is open to anyone who wishes to attend. For more information, call (209) 966-5846. Women’s Bible study […]

Local authors will be at June 9 book signing

Shown from left are Sunnie Marie Baker, Sandra Masters and Vicki Thomas Submitted photoBranches Books & Gifts, located at 40044 Highway 49, Suite B-l (Old Mill Shopping Center), near Von’s Store, Oakhurst, will present three local authors at a book signing on June 9 from noon – 4 p.m. The public is welcome to come by, say hello, and ask […]

Harold Armogeda

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Harold Armogeda. Hal passed on May 8, 2018, after a long illness. Hal was born on July 3, 1930, to James Vincent Armogeda and Lillian Dentice in Brooklyn, N.Y. Hal moved with his family to Ventura, Calif., in 1943, where he […]