2019-06-27 E-Edition

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A ‘Prince’ly visit

FREE Son of one of world’s most famous celebrities takes the big plunge during visit to Mariposa

It would probably be mind-boggling if local residents knew how many celebrities come to the Mariposa area. With Yosemite National Park as our backyard, the area draws a lot of famous people seeking a getaway. That scenario was true this week, as well, when the son of one of the most famous celebrities in the history of the planet came […]

McClintock on board with weed rules

Co-sponsors amendment limiting role of federal government

Tom McClintockRep. Tom McClintock was the co-author of a key amendment last week that focuses on marijuana and the role of the federal government. McClintock, a Republican who represents the Fourth Congressional District that includes Mariposa County, joined with Democrats in a measure that would prevent the Department of Justice from interfering with state marijuana laws, including those allowing recreational […]

Yosemite gets high ranking as vacation destination


When it comes to the best places to visit, a new study conducted by a national magazine puts Yosemite National Park way up the list. The list was released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report and lists Yosemite as second in two crucial categories. Yosemite National Park was listed number two in the “Best Places to Visit in the […]

Deadline for July 4 paper will be early

Because of the July 4 holiday, we will have early deadlines and an early publication for that week. The holiday falls on a Thursday, meaning we have to print our newspaper a day early so it can be in the mail the day before the holiday. That means some of our deadlines will change. For classified advertising, copy must be […]

Fagalde announces intent for reelection

Michael Fagalde Mariposa County Superior Court Judge Michael Fagalde has announced his plan to seek reelection at the primary to be held in March 2020. Fagalde was originally elected in 2014. Superior Court judges sit for six-year terms. With over 36 years of combined experience as a judge and as an attorney, Fagalde believes his experience in handling thousands of […]

Mariposa Gazette price will be going to $1 starting in August

Beginning in August, the price of the Mariposa Gazette will increase to $1 for customers who purchase it in stores or newspaper machines. It’s the first price increase in many years. “We have worked hard to provide a quality newspaper which has all local news,” said Nicole W. Little, publisher of the Gazette. “And we make a concerted effort to […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log June 17 – A mare was reported as missing on Hunters Valley Road in Bear Valley. • There was a dog locked in a vehicle on Bootjack Lane in Mariposa. • Dogs were locked in a vehicle at Rite Aid in Mariposa. • There was a jet ski accident on Lake Don Pedro in Lake Don Pedro. […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

June 17-23

• EMS – 5 • Fires – 3 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 2 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 13 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 […]

Helicopter staged in Mariposa is fighting fires in region



The Mariposa-Yosemite Airport has been flooded over the last week with phone calls from concerned community members. Those calls are regarding the helicopter which has been flying over the county. Many callers see the helicopter and become concerned there is fire in the area. But the CH-47D Chinook helicopter is only using the airport as a staging ground to fight […]