Group of local students visit Nepal over holidays

I think I’m going to Kathmandu


One of the fun parts of the trip, although it could be chilly at times, was rafting on the Trisuli River. Submitted photo When people think of education, they typically think of math, science, geography and language studies. And while all of those are critical elements to a well-rounded education, traveling the world and being exposed to a new culture […]

Shutdown could impact Yosemite fire season

Chief says biggest issue is current lack of ability to hire firefighters

Kelly Martin There is no doubt Kelly Martin knows a thing or two about wildfires. She’s pretty much a walking encyclopedia about the subject. Martin is the Chief of Fire and Aviation at Yosemite National Park. She’s also working without pay during the government shutdown. As of Tuesday, the partial government shutdown was more than a month old with workers […]

Supervisors vote to raise utility rates in town of Coulterville


The third time was the charm. If raising utility rates is charm, that is. That’s exactly what happened last week when the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to raise both water and wastewater rates in Coulterville. “This has been a long road,” said District 3 Supervisor Merlin Jones, who represents Coulterville. Indeed. This was the third public hearing […]

Middle school concept is put on shelf for now



The potential reopening of a middle school in Mariposa County will not happen, at least for the time being. The decision was announced at last Thursday’s Mariposa County Unified School District board meeting. The decision was reached after considering the results of a community survey as well as looking at the financial costs of opening a middle school. “A lot […]

North County gala set Feb. 2

 The Northern Mariposa County History Center, located in the heart of Coulterville at the intersection of Highway 49 and 132, will celebrate its re-opening with a gala reception and fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 2. The theme of the reception will be “Travel Through Time on Highway 49!” Just 100 years ago, Highway 49 did not exist other than as a […]

First-ever Sports Stars awards ceremony slated


Mariposa County might be small, but it churns out quite a few talented athletes. The standout athletes of Mariposa County High School will be honored for the first time through a new event, the Mariposa Gazette Grizzly Sports Stars awards show. It is planned for Monday, June 3 at MCHS’s Croft Court. It is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Jan. 14 – A low branch was reported on Highway 41 in Fish Camp. • There was a loose steer on Old Highway in Mariposa. • Dead alpacas or llamas were reported on East Westfall Road in Mariposa. Jan. 15 – Mail theft was reported on Smithers Road in Mariposa. • ID theft was reported on Darrah […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Jan. 14-20

• EMS – 12 • Fires – 0 • Public Assists – 4 • 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 […]

Dawn Carry

Dawn Louise Carry (Haviland), 81, left this world peacefully on Jan. 7 to join her husband Patrick Carry, two of their children, William and Lynnette Carry (Wetmore), her parents and her Lord and Savior. She was born March 28, 1937 in Eugene, Ore., to William and Dorothy Haviland. She attended high school in Eugene prior to her marriage to the […]

Dorothy Saunders

Dorothy Terese (Rhatigan) Saunders, a longtime resident of Mariposa, passed away at the age of 88 on Jan. 15, 2019 in Oakhurst, Calif. Dorothy was born on May 16, 1930 to Joseph Thomas Rhatigan and Margaret Mary McGrath in Brooklyn, N.Y. Dorothy is the number eight child of 12 children. She met and married George John Saunders on Sept. 1, […]