PG&E to file for bankruptcy protection

Filing expected to happen by end of month; company claims service will remain same

This photo is from the 2017 Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County and shows PG&E crews working to restore power even as the fire was still burning. Massive wildfires, and liabilities, in California has forced the utility to file for bankruptcy. Photo by Nicole W. Little Facing the possibility of billions of dollars in liabilities, Pacific Gas & Electric will file […]

Closed for business

Many unknowns remain with shutdown

  The partial government shutdown is now well into its fourth week and there doesn’t seem to be any indication of when it might end. The shutdown is impacting a wide swath of federal government employees, including locally where workers are either furloughed or they are working without pay. Those include employees of the National Park Service, the Bureau of […]

Alliance operating normally, impacts possible


As the partial government shutdown drags on nationwide, the local impacts are being felt, though some remain uncertain. Such is the case for the Alliance for Community Transformations, the local group which provides shelters for victims of abuse among many other services. “Nobody is very clear,” said Alison Tudor, executive director of Alliance. At this point in time, Tudor said […]

Impacted federal workers can get unemployment benefits

Federal workers impacted by the government shutdown can apply for unemployment benefits in California. That was the announcement made last week by the California Employment Development Department (EDD). Unemployment insurance benefits will be made available to workers in the state who have been furloughed or are required to work without pay because of the shutdown. To access the funds, workers […]

UP A CREEK

Future of walkway in Mariposa coming into focus with public input sought and events being planned this year

Musical entertainment is just one of the many benefits for Mariposa that take place at the Art Park. The park is part of the overall Creek Walkway project and officials are hoping to expand it in the near future. File photoEditor’s note: This is the first of a five-part series over the next few months about the Creek Parkway in […]

Last call: Blue Ridge Services making final push on tree mortality


This massive tree shows an example of the removal work which has been performed by Blue Ridge Services. Submitted photosWith all of the natural disasters that have happened over the past couple of years, including fires and floods, one may have been somewhat forgotten, but it is still reality. Tree mortality. It was almost two years ago when officials from […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Jan. 7 – Deputies investigated a report of assault and battery on 10th Street in Mariposa. • There was a calf in the roadway on Old Highway South in Mariposa. Jan. 8 – Someone surrendered a firearm at Idle Wheels in Mariposa. • There was an aggressive dog reported on Bear Valley Road in Hornitos. Jan. 9 […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Jan. 7-Jan. 13

• EMS – 5 • Fires – 0 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 2 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 […]

Patrick Gerken

Patrick Earl Gerken died on Jan. 10, 2019 in Mariposa, Calif. Patrick was born in Mariposa on July 3, 1990. He loved ever y thing about the outdoors: hiking, fishing, camping and motorcycle riding. He was a lover of animals and his big, huge smile and love for life will be missed by many. He truly appreciated the beauty that […]