2020-01-02 E-Edition

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Making a difference

Tenaya Lodge partners with Mariposa County to make major improvements in fire and emergency services

Jonathan Morris cleans the window of a firetruck at the Fish Camp station. A new arrangement has greatly improved fire and emergency services in Fish Camp. Photos by Kellie Flanagan What began as a requirement to offset the impact of a local resort’s new development has flourished into a ground-breaking partnership between Mariposa County and Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. As […]

Details emerge in case of man charged in the death of his son


A Mariposa man remains under $1 million bail, accused of murdering his 22-month-old son in 2018. Jesse Ashton, 23, faces one count of murder and one count of assault of a child resulting in death, both felonies. Ashton was in Mariposa County Superior Court on Monday before Judge Dana Walton during his preliminary hearing. The hearing included testimony from three […]

Ballinger keeping busy with new post at alternative ed site

Ryan Ballinger is shown in the kitchen at the school. He’s enjoying his new role with the school district. Photo by Matt JohnsonTalk to Ryan Ballinger for a few minutes, and it’s easy to see his passion for educating and helping kids. Ballinger has been working at the Mariposa County Unified School District’s alternative education site on Silva Road since […]

Have a romantic story? We want to know and you can win $200


Some are serious. Some are funny. Some are bizarre. Some are just plain fun. No matter the circumstances, finding true love is a story unique to each person. And for Valentine’s Day, we at the Mariposa Gazette want to hear your stories. Oh, and did we mention there is a cash prize for the winner? We are looking for true […]

Discover Mariposa County to be printed again in 2020


The new year brings many new things, including the planned second edition of a travel magazine featuring Mariposa County. Discover Mariposa County is a travel magazine which was first published last year by the Mariposa Gazette. Plans are already in the works for the second edition, scheduled to be published in May of this year. “We had such an outpouring […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Dec. 23 – Deputies were asked to check on the welfare of an animal at Pioneer Market in Mariposa. • Harassment was reported on Usona Road in Mariposa. • There was a report of a dog bite on Darrah Road in Mariposa. • Missing cats were reported on Sebastopol Road in Mariposa and on Salamander Road in […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Dec. 23-29 • EMS – 10 • Fires – 2 • HazMat – 2 • Public Assists – 1 • 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! […]


Get your thrift on at St. Joe’s The St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild is sponsoring its annual rummage sale on Friday, Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall at 4985 Bullion Street in Mariposa. The sale, often touted as the “best rummage sale in the West,” […]

Low light, long exposure to be focus of photo club

Group to meet next on Jan. 8, public encouraged to join club

This is an example of the photography of Denice Loria Woyski, who will be the featured speaker at the next local photography club meeting.The long nights of winter provide new opportunities for low light and long exposure photographs and the topic will be explained at the next Mariposa Photo Club meeting. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. […]