Election all set for next Tuesday


 It’s probably safe to assume most people will be relieved when next Wednesday arrives. That’s because the midterm election will be in the history books. That election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 6 across the nation and in Mariposa County. Polls in the county will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. In addition, mail ballots have been […]

Now playing

Photo by Matt JohnsonDisney’s popular tale, “The Lion King,” is coming to Mariposa County High School. The play will be held Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. It will be performed in the Richard D. Fiester Auditorium on the school’s campus. Shown are MCHS students Diego Naranjo […]

BE PREPARED

Potential landslides focus during meeting


Kris Mattarochia, science and operations officer of the National Weather Services, is shown addressing the audience at a meeting held last week regarding disaster preparations this winter. Photo by Matt Johnson It’s no secret that the likelihood of mudslides or rockslides occurring in the region this winter is extremely high. That means road closures in Mariposa County and potentially life-threatening […]

Election results will be available online

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Because of our printing schedule, the results from the Nov. 6 midterm election will not be printed in our Nov. 8 edition. Our newspaper goes to press each Tuesday afternoon. We will be covering the local results and will post those on our website at mariposagazette.com as well as our Facebook page once the results are finalized on Tuesday night. […]

Pair who fell from Taft Point identified

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Two people who died last week after falling 800 feet in Yosemite National Park have been identified. The two fell from Taft Point, a popular spot in the park. They have been identified as Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30. According to Jamie Richards, public information officer for Yosemite, they were both citizens of India who were living in […]

On the ground with Operation Rainbow



Jordy and his mother are shown in the recuperation room after a successful surgery. Submitted photo Editors note: The John C. Fremont Healthcare District was represented in Ecuador recently when Dr. Charles Mosher accompanied several other medical professionals for an intense week of surgery. This photo shows the X-rays of Jordy’s legs post-surgery. The group, called Operation Rainbow, performs orthopedic […]

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News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Oct. 22 – A water leak was reported on Spriggs Lane in Mariposa. • There was a loose calf on Old Highway in Mariposa. • Two loose dogs were reported on Silver Bar Road in Mariposa. • Illegal hunting was reported on Gusano Way in Mariposa. • Deputies investigated a report of cyber bullying on Stockton Creek […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Oct. 22-28

• EMS – 5 • Fires – 0 • Public Assists – 0 • 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 […]

IN BRIEF …

Illumination Ceremony slated The Mariposa Friends of Hospice has slated their annual Illumination Ceremony for Nov. 11 from 1-3 p.m. at the Jerseydale Ranch at 6584 Jerseydale Road in Mariposa. The public is invited to participate in this non-denominational event to honor loved ones who have passed in the last year, whether or not they were John C. Fremont Hospice […]