2019-07-11 E-Edition

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Millions spent on fixing roads damaged by storms and fires

This flooding from 2017 on Ben Hur Road is an example of the kind of damage that has happened over the past two years. Local officials have been working ever since to secure funding to fix roadways in the county. File photoIf there’s one issue that can get people fired up, it’s roads. In Mariposa County, the issue of roads […]

Local man captures bodybuilding event

Body ... and soul

Community member Rudy Sandoval took first place in the heavyweight division of the Body Building Championships in San Jose this summer. He credited local gym Mountain Fitness for keeping him in tip top condition. “I’m blessed to have this gym here which is a good little hardcore gym. All the muscle I’ve built has been at Jenni Kiser’s gym,” he […]


FREE Little League bases stolen, home run fence vandalized and taken

Officials from Mariposa County Little League discovered last week they had fallen victim to theft. The league’s home run fence at the Woodland ballfield was vandalized and four of the league’s bases from one field were stolen. The home run fence was first cut in half, and half of it was then stolen. “We found out Saturday morning when myself […]

Re-dedication of plaque for fallen firefighters set

This is a photo of the plaque from a newspaper article in 1992. The plaque has since badly deteriorated.The United States Forest Service is re-dedicating a plaque honoring firefighters who died in 1962. The Timberlodge Fire resulted in the deaths of six firefighters, four of them killed at the fire and two others who died later. The four who died […]

Fundraising event slated for Navy vet with cancer


A fundraiser is scheduled for a Mariposa woman who has been diagnosed with cancer. Shay Farias, 24, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, has been diagnosed with cervical cancer. A fundraising event is set for Wednesday, July 17 at The Hitching Post in Ahwahnee. It will be at 6 p.m. Farias is a direct care staff member for First Step […]

Network at Night set for Wednesday at Gazette

The next Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce “Network at Night” is set for next week. The event will be held at the Mariposa Gazette, located at 5108 Highway 140, Suite B in Mariposa. It will be Wednesday, July 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served, including beer and wine offered for sale by the chamber. Everyone is invited to […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log July 1 – Vandalism was reported at Woodland Field in Mariposa. • There was a fire reported on Merced Falls Road in Lake Don Pedro. • There was a report of suspicious circumstances on Oak Grove Road in Mariposa. • Deputies responded to a report of threats on Highway 140 in Midpines. • There was a report […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

July 1-7

• EMS – 9 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 2 • Auto Collisions – 1 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 […]

Sign up now for emergency notifications

With the summer heat back, the fire danger in Mariposa County grows with each day. The lessons over the past two years with the Detwiler and Ferguson fires have shown the importance of getting emergency alerts. The Mariposa County Sheriff ’s Office has an emergency alert system in place and everyone is encouraged to sign up for the service. The […]