2019-12-05 E-Edition

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This company will ‘rub’ you the right way — and it is quite tasty

‘Tis the seasoning

Above, Dave Mandeville is shown cooking on a grill with his company’s seasonings. The company has been expanding in the last couple of years and they are hoping that continues in a big way. Below are some of the products offered. Submitted photo Miners Mix has been a 10-year venture; expansion may be close What do Australia, Mexican food and […]

Company sits atop sales charts at Amazon

For the second year in a row, a tiny spice company, Miners Mix, located in Mariposa, has captured the number one spot on Amazon for spice blends and rubs. The company’s Poultry Perfection Rub beat out all comers to gain the coveted best seller slot at the online giant Amazon.com. Last year, Miners Mix set a record for sales leading […]

Let it grow?

County moves forward with possible ordinance for industrial hemp farms

Shown is an industrial hemp field in the Bakersfield area. Officials have left open the possibility of devising an industrial hemp ordinance in Mariposa County. Submitted photo They didn’t say yes. But they didn’t say no, either. In fact, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors last week took no action on how to move forward with possible industrial hemp production. […]

Questions remain in move to update Catheys Valley plan

Agricultural land is a central part of the debate over the community plan in Catheys Valley. Submitted photoSome small steps were taken last week concerning land designations in the Catheys Valley area, but other issues remain. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors last week heard discussion about changing the Catheys Valley Community Plan (CVCP), an issue which resulted in a […]

El Portal man dies after accident in river canyon

An El Portal man died last weekend after being ejected from his vehicle in the Merced River canyon. Robert Yates, 55, was pronounced dead at the scene following the incident, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP report stated that at around 5:20 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 1, a report was received of a single-vehicle accident on Highway 140 […]

Early deadlines slated for holiday newspapers

With Christmas and New Year’s Day fast approaching, that means the Mariposa Gazette will have earlier deadlines for those two editions. In order to get the paper to our customers before Christmas, the paper will be printed on Monday of that week, which is Dec. 23. That means it will be delivered to our customers a day early. The same […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Nov. 25 – Deputies were asked to follow up on a dog bite in Yosemite. • Petty theft was reported on Wilburs Way in Mariposa. • Someone complained about a barking dog on Violetta Way in Coulterville. • A vehicle fire was reported on Highway 140 in Mariposa. • There was a loose, aggressive dog on Meadow […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Nov. 25-Dec. 1

• EMS – 6 • Fires – 3 • Public Assists – 4 • Auto Collisions – 3 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 and […]


Christmas dinner give away slated Manna House will be holding a Christmas Dinner Giveaway in conjunction with the Kops for Kids annual event. The dinner giveaway — and Kops for Kids toy/clothing giveaway — will be held Saturday, Dec. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. To sign up for the meal, do so at […]