2019-12-19 E-Edition

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Celebrated arrival

Photo by Nicole W. LittleFor the young and old alike, last Saturday was a special evening as Santa himself arrived via fire truck in the annual Merry Mountain Christmas Parade sponsored by the Mariposa Chamber of Commerce. The parade featured a variety of entries, from the high school band to gymnastics performers. The audience enjoyed the event, which has been […]


FREE Receiver blended natural gifts, legendary work ethic to become hall of famer

Editor’s note: Retired National Football League legend Terrell Owens held a promotional event on Dec. 13 in Santa Monica for Bird, an electric scooter brand. Gazette assistant editor Matt Johnson was in attendance and had the opportunity to interact with Owens. “T.O.” elaborated on his career during a question and answer session. This is part one of a two-part series. […]

Local man faces murder charge in death of child

His son was 22 months old at time

Jesse AshtonA Mariposa County man has been charged with murder in the death of his 22 month old son. Jesse Ashton, 23, was arrested last week and placed in the Mariposa County Jail, accused of killing his son, Bradley. On Monday of this week, Ashton made an initial appearance in Mariposa County Superior Court and remains in jail on $1 […]

Emotions, and motions, run rampant in salary discussion


The department heads of Mariposa County government will be getting pay increases. But not before a lengthy discussion that included five separate votes by the board of supervisors and heated discussions between the board members. Ironically, the biggest argument was whether or not to give some of the department heads more money than had been recommended following a lengthy study […]

Supervisors approve measure to increase their own salaries

FREE Second vote on issue likely to happen in January

Supervisors in Mariposa County have voted to give themselves a pay increase. The board voted 4-1 last week to waive the first reading and pass the ordinance. It will have to be voted on again, likely in January, and if passed, would go into effect 60 days after passage. “I brought this forward,” said Kimberly Williams, director of human resources […]

Yosemite West water solutions remain unclear

Though Yosemite West is a private development, it does have a public water system and its future remains unclear. Submitted photoThe issue of water in Yosemite West brings out emotions, which were evident last week. However, what a solution might be for the decades old problem of having only one water source at the development in Mariposa County remains up […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Dec. 9 – There was a traffic accident on Highway 140 in Mariposa. • Petty theft was reported on Woodland Road, Highway 49 South and at PD Quick, all in Mariposa. • Someone had a phone service complaint on Old Toll Road in Mt. Bullion. • There was a dog vs. pig incident on Granite Dome Road […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Dec. 9-15 • EMS – 2 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto Collisions – 0 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 […]


Hayride date changed The Mariposa Kiwanis hayride will be on Sunday, Dec. 22 from 3-7 p.m. A fire will be available to roast hot dogs for $1, and marshmallows. Hot chocolate will also be provided at no charge. Santa will be there and available for pictures. The ride begins at Triangle Market, on Triangle Road. Rain will cancel. For questions, […]