2019-10-03 E-Edition

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In the spirit

Photos by Al GolubJoy Goodwin (above) was one of the participants in the CoyoteFest howl contest this past weekend in Coulterville. The event is always one of the most popular of the festival. At right, MaryAnn Huff, one of the event organizers, announces the various parade entries to kick of the festivities. Organizers are already working on next year’s event. […]

Breast cancer awareness in spotlight this month


Those living in Mariposa who aren’t aware October is Breast Cancer Awareness month will definitely know it after three upcoming events are held by John C. Fremont Hospital. “It’s going to be a busy month for us, but a fun and exciting month,” said JCF Chief Executive Officer Matthew Matthiessen. “October is a big month for us.” The first event, […]

Public input is sought on Catheys Valley plan

Crucial meeting scheduled for Oct. 23

Residents of Catheys Valley are being asked to weigh in on the potential of changing the community plan in the community. The Catheys Valley Community Plan (CVCP) was developed over a long period of time and was contentious from start to finish. It was finalized in 2012 and there were some 40 points of contention that had to be reviewed […]

County seeks more liquor licenses

Mariposa County is one of the premiere tourist destinations in the United States, and perhaps even in the world, for obvious reasons. Millions of people visit Yosemite National Park each year, with a large percentage of them coming through Mariposa County. Top notch eating and lodging establishments are, of course, vital for Mariposa to thrive as a community. But if […]

Big events set this weekend


Mariposa County residents and visitors alike cannot say there’s nothing to do this weekend. In fact, it might be the fullest weekend of the year with events of all sorts around the county. A major event for art lovers is the annual Sierra Art Trails, which is in its 17th year. The event runs Friday through Sunday, Oct. 4-7. The […]

Dyslin matter continued again

Museum theft case now scheduled for Oct. 21

The case against a woman accused of stealing more than $30,000 from the Mariposa Museum and History Center was continued once again on Monday. Suzen Elizabeth Dyslin, 58, entered a not guilty plea in the case in August with a pre-preliminary hearing set for Monday before Mariposa County Superior Court Judge Michael Fagalde. She has been out on bond of […]

Chamber, county ponder funding

The visitors center in Mariposa is one of the busiest places in the county. The county is now considering future funding for the facility. Submitted photoFunding of the Mariposa Visitor Center, which is under the auspices of the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce, was one of the major points of discussion last week at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors […]

What are you doing, Johnson?

FREE Gazette participates in California Highway Patrol Media Boot Camp

Editor’s note: Matt Johnson, assistant editor of the Mariposa Gazette, spent a day recently at the California Highway Patrol “Media Bootcamp” in West Sacramento. This is the first in a two-part series about his experience. As I made my way to Sacramento at 3:30 a.m., accompanied by California Highway Patrol Officer Matthew Chance, I had an inkling about what the […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Sept. 23 – A fire was reported on Hilltop Road in Mariposa. • There was a suspicious vehicle reported on Grosjean Road in Mariposa. • Disturbing the peace was reported on 8th Street in Mariposa. • Someone complained about a barking dog on Dogtown Road in Greeley Hill. • A dog bite was reported on Nevada Falls […]