2019-12-26 E-Edition

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And that’s a wrap

Photo by Matt JohnsonVolunteer Christina Hotchkin wraps a Razor scooter during the Kops for Kids event, which was held at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Saturday. Hundreds of toys were given away to local children in need, along with coats and other goods. Meals were also given out to families in need. The annual event is held each year by […]

Accused sex offender charged with trying to put out hits on two people

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A Mariposa County man accused of seven felony counts for having sex with a minor has now been charged with solicitation of murder. Christopher James Ortega, 34, was charged on Dec. 13 with solicitation of murder on top of the original seven counts. In the first seven counts, Ortega is charged with various sex-related crimes against a girl under the […]

County changes plans on some fees


It appears the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors listened when the public spoke up about a proposal to increase various fees in the county. At least partially, anyway. After a lengthy debate last week, only fees charged by the Mariposa County Building Department will be fully raised. Fees for the planning, public works and environmental health departments will be studied […]

I love me some me: Terrell Owens still possesses trademark swag — kind of

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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 company. Gazette assistant editor Matt Johnson had the opportunity to attend and to ask Owens questions. “T.O.” reflected on his career during a question and answer session. Owens played for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, […]

An ‘Eye’ for the news

 Inside this week’s newspaper is another edition of The Yosemite Eye. The front page is show above. The Eye is a collaboration between the Mariposa Gazette and Yosemite Valley School. There are more than 30 stories inside this edition. Another edition is planned in the spring. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To […]

Though a long shot, Williams has strong will in her campaign

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Kim Williams is a realist. But she’s also hopeful, something that comes in handy these days. Williams, who is the director of Mariposa County Human Resources by day, is a candidate for Congress by night and weekend and whenever she has some free time. “No matter how long of a shot, you have to show up,” said Williams. Williams, 48, […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Dec. 16 – Someone complained about a barking dog on Highway 140 in Mariposa. • Vandalism was reported on Highway 140 in Mariposa. • Stray cats were reported on St. Andrews and Triangle Park roads, both in Mariposa. • There was a report of fraud on Highway 41 in Fish Camp. • Petty theft was reported on […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Dec. 16-22 • EMS – 4 • Fires – 1 • 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 […]

Dr. Lynn Gill

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, Dr. Lynn Matthew Gill entered eternity into the loving presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Lynn was born on Jan. 21, 1945, in Pittsburgh, Pa., and moved to Southern California at an early age. In 1962 he graduated from Sunny Hills High School where he played football, ran track and was a yell […]