A vision pays off

Lions Club helps area school children with new technology


Lions Club member Earl Crutchfield (second from right) takes a turn using the device to examine youngster Kett Allison’s (left) eyes. Also shown, from left, are school board member Judy Eppler, Lions president Miles Menetrey, Kent Christensen and Wayne Forsythe. Photo by Matt Johnson The Lions Club has been renowned for years for the work it does to solve vision […]

Reservoir levels are healthy

Precipitation and snowpack running well above annual averages

 Rain, snow, sleet, hail. No, it’s not the call for delivering mail. It’s the reality of what has been happening for the last two months in California. The precipitation this year has been well above normal levels and that means area reservoirs are on the way to being full — meaning a hearty season on the water. The latest reporting […]

Signs of spring: Many upcoming events

Creek Week, Clean Sweep are scheduled

Two upcoming events in Mariposa will focus on the outdoors and keeping the area clean. Creek Week is a new event launching this year and is focused on the Mariposa Creek MARIPOSA Parkway. Various events are being planned for Creek Week, including one focusing on youth. Creek Week will be held April 11-13 along the parkway. That event will be […]

Tickets now on sale for Taste of Mariposa

Are you ready to get a “taste of Mariposa?” If so, the time is quickly approaching. The annual “Taste of Mariposa” is scheduled for Saturday, April 6 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Many Mariposa restaurants will be providing appetizers and desserts. A tri-tip dinner is on the menu for the event. Also, organizers said […]

Entries are open for Butterfly Parade

Team Fastrax will be performing during the Mariposa Butterfly Festival. Submitted photo It’s time once again to start thinking about those parade entries. The annual Mariposa Butterfly Parade is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 through the streets of downtown Mariposa. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. This year, an added highlight will be a group of skydivers who will […]

Youth are sought for Butterfly contest

 It’s a Mariposa tradition with a new twist. Organizers of the Mariposa Butterfly Festival are reviving its event featuring young people with the “Little Miss Butterfly and Little Mr. Monarch” showcase. There is a new twist to the showcase — nominations from the public. Event organizers Tarah Eastwood and Lisa Carisio said they are seeking nominations from throughout the county. […]

Program set to honor MCHS sports stars

Tim Collier is shown during his playing days with the San Francisco 49ers. Submitted photoThere are only three more months until the first ever Mariposa Gazette Grizzly Sports Stars ceremony, scheduled Monday, June 3. It is set for 5:30 p.m. at Mariposa County High School’s Croft Court. The event will honor the top male and female athletes in each sport […]

Event information now sought for upcoming travel publication

There are many events in Mariposa County and we want to find out when and where they are happening. The reason? The Mariposa Gazette is in the process of producing a new visitor’s guide, called “Discover Mariposa County.” This will be a full-color publication on slick paper packed with information about Mariposa County. Part of the guide will include an […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log March 4 – Deputies responded to a burglary in progress on Highway 140 in Mariposa. • Damage to a fuel pump was reported on Woodland Drive in Mariposa. March 5 – There was a Toyota ablaze on Triangle Road in Mariposa. • A multi-vehicle accident was reported on Darrah Road in Mariposa. • Deputies responded to a […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

March 4-10

• EMS – 6 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 3 • 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 […]