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SHUTDOWN SHOWDOWN

FREE Sides remain at impasse, others scramble to provide help

As the partial federal government shutdown continues into a third week, many questions remain about when the impasse may end and how it is impacting Yosemite National Park. The shutdown has set in motion various moves by elected officials, agencies and others in order to combat the negative impacts, especially concerning national park areas. That includes a decision by the […]

County officials take oath of office during ceremony

New year, new (and familiar) faces

Elected officials from Mariposa County were sworn in to office on Tuesday morning at the government center. The ceremony was conducted by Mariposa County Superior Court Judge Michael Fagalde, left. Shown, from left, are Rosemarie Smallcombe, Luis Mercado, Keith Williams, Marshall Long, Vince Kehoe, Walter Wall and Doug Binnewies. Photo by Nicole W. LittleWith a new year comes some new, […]

Area man charged in death of ‘Bubba’ Lang

Sean Lambert-Diaz A man has been arrested in connection with the death of Joe “Bubba” Lang, a well-known thrift store owner in Mariposa County. According to the Merced County Sheriff’s Office, Sean Ryan Lambert-Diaz, 29, was arrested last week in connection with the May 2018 incident that took Lang’s life. Lang, 68, died on May 13, 2018, when police were […]

Bus drivers frustrated by disobeying drivers



 When it comes to important jobs in Mariposa County, there’s one that might not get the credit it deserves. School bus driving. Each day, Mariposa County Unified School District bus drivers awake early to transport children — sometimes great distances — all across the county, making sure they arrive at school safely. It’s a big responsibility. In a county with […]

Cox might be heading home: with conditions


Jerry Cox may be going home soon. But for how long, whether his ranch will be sold and what will happen in the future remains sketchy, at best. Cox is the owner of JDC Land Company, a tract of more than 400 acres located on CYA Road north of the airport in Mariposa. That land, and its contents, were placed […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Dec. 31 – A missing horse was located on Coronado Road in Lake Don Pedro. • A vehicle was reported as stolen on Highway 49 North in Mariposa. • There were neighbor issues reported on Shetland Lane in Coulterville. Jan. 1 – Fireworks were reported as seen on Hill Top Drive and as heard on Woodland Drive, […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Dec. 31-Jan. 6

• EMS – 5 • Fires – 4 • 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 and […]

IN BRIEF …

Gazette to be closed Jan. 21 The offices of the Mariposa Gazette will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. All deadlines for the newspaper remain the same, including classified advertising, which will be due by noon on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Also, any obituary information can be delivered to the newspaper by 10 […]

Marian Clark

Marian “Meg” Gould Clark of Mariposa died at the Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno on Dec. 23, 2018, after a short respiratory illness. She was 81. Meg was born on July 9, 1937, in Monterey, Calif., to William and Ruth Gould. She graduated from San Jose State University with Masters Degrees in education and music in 1969. Meg taught […]