Joe “Bubba” Lang


Graveside Services for Joe “Bubba” Lang will be held 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 at the Mariposa County Cemetary, where he will be laid to rest with his late son Byron A. Walker. All are welcome to come and share memories of our dear Bubba, as we finally lay him to rest.

Biomass hearing sparks emotions

Editor’s note: A crucial appeal hearing was held Tuesday about the proposed biomass project in Mariposa. Because this newspaper is printed at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays coverage of the entire meeting was not possible. Following is the first part of the meeting. The next part of the discussion, as well as a decision by the board of supervisors, will appear […]

After long career in Hollywood, Lowe stays busy contributing to Mariposa

Bill Lowe has a unique property in Mariposa County. In his front yard, Lowe has a village, of sorts, complete with a train, stop light and much more. Photo by Matt JohnsonSit with Bill Lowe for an hour, and you won’t get bored. The Mariposa County resident can regale you with tales of his time in Hollywood as an editor […]

County prevails in lawsuit about SilverTip Resort

Mariposa County has prevailed in a case involving the SilverTip Resort — a project that has been in the works since 1999. The case involves Mariposa County and the Yosemite Alpine Community Services District (YACSD), which provides water to the residents of Fish Camp, where the proposed resort will be located. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, last December, gave […]

County man charged with child molestation


A Mariposa County man has been arrested and charged with child molestation. John Leonard Appling, 45, was arrested on July 6. According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office booking report, Appling was arrested at 10 p.m. at Highway 49 South and Harris Road. That location is near the Mariposa County-Madera County line. Appling was charged under California Penal Code 288(A), […]

Military members can obtain free e-editions of the Mariposa Gazette

 Is a member of your family serving in active duty military? If so, that person would probably enjoy reading the news from Mariposa County. We at the Mariposa Gazette want to make sure that happens. All active duty military members from Mariposa County can get a free online edition of the newspaper by simply letting us know. “The least we […]

Mark your calendars!

New concept aims to let citizens know about area happenings

This screen shot illustrates the new calendar and how it looks online. Local people are encouraged to submit event information for the calendar. It’s a concept that has been attempted in the past. But it has never really came to fruition. Now, a core group of people in Mariposa County are putting forth a new effort to develop a comprehensive […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log July 2 – Online harassment was reported on Stumpfield Mountain Road in Mariposa. • A missing goat was reported on East Westfall Road in Mariposa. • Deputies investigated a report of a snake on Darrah Road in Mariposa. • Animal cruelty was reported on Indian Peak Road in Mariposa. • A stolen license plate was reported on […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

July 2-8

• EMS – 9 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto Collisions – 1 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 […]

William ‘Doc’ Harris

William Wayne “Doc” Harris was born on Aug. 22, 1981 and passed away on June 11, 2018 at the age of 36. An Afghanistan combat veteran, he was an avid catch and release fly fisherman, a loving brother, friend, dad and a true American hero. “Billy” grew up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Mariposa County with his parents, Ed […]