Good news: Landfill will last longer than thought

This aerial photo of the landfill in Mariposa shows the size of the facility as well as its contours. County officials announced last week the landfill should last well into the future, something that was in question over the past few years. Photo by Nicole W. LittleMariposa County received some good news last week. The news was about the landfill […]

Drivers, start your engines

FREE Tyler Dale will be judge during annual car show

It’s not an everyday occurrence that a famous television star shows up in Mariposa. But Tyler Dale, who gained fame through the History Channel television show “American Restoration,” will be in Mariposa Oct. 19-21 to host and judge the Mariposa Yosemite Hot Rod & Custom Car Show. The show is hosted by the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce. “It’s nice […]

Fake news: What is at stake and how to sort out the facts

Donald Barclay is shown this past weekend making a presentation to local residents about fake news. Photo by Greg LittleFake news. It’s a term that, ironically, is in the news frequently in this day and age. But what is it? What isn’t it? And how do you tell? That was the subject of a presentation held this past weekend in […]

Home is where the fun is

It’s hard to believe, but homecoming is already here for Mariposa County High School. The week features different themes each day: Monday was Generations Day, Tuesday was Tourist Day, Wednesday was Country vs. Country Club Day, Thursday is Class Color Day and Friday is Green and Gold Day. The homecoming royalty candidates were also announced, and the candidates posed for […]

Students can win cash in our holiday contest

Do you have a special holiday traditions story? If so, we at the Mariposa Gazette want to know — and you could earn a cash prize! We are seeking special holiday traditions stories from area youth. There are three categories: kindergarten to second grade; third to fifth grade; and sixth to eighth grade. In each category, the prizes are: First […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Oct. 8 – Stereo noise was reported on Coakley Circle in Mariposa. • A dog off a leash was reported at Idle Wheels in Mariposa. • An out of control juvenile was reported at Mariposa County High School. • There was a traffic accident on Wagner Ridge Road in Greeley Hill. Oct. 9 – There was an […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Oct. 8-14

• EMS – 2 • Fires – 3 • Public Assists – 3 • 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 […]


Lineage to be meeting topic The Merced County Genealogical Society will host its monthly meeting at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Merced County Library, 2100 O Street, in the Gracey Room. The program is on DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) and SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) genealogy. This is the study of tracing lines of descendancy […]

Kenneth Favretto

Ken Favretto was born Aug. 10, 1927 in San Francisco, Calif. He passed on Oct. 8, 2018, of natural causes. Ken lived a long and interesting life. As a child he was raised in an orphanage and then later by his aunt. His young life was not easy. At the age of 16, he had the opportunity to join a […]

Memorial set for Rosebrock

A celebration of life for Richard William Rosebrock, DVM, has been scheduled. It will be Saturday, Oct. 20 from 1-3 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. It will be in the Fiske Memorial barbecue area behind the Strathern Pavilion. Persons should drive up Fairgrounds Road to the rear parking lot and enter through the gate into the livestock area. Richard […]