2020-01-16 E-Edition

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NFL playoffs: A drill team member’s perspective

Photographer Al Golub, left, of Greeley Hill, is shown this past Saturday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara with Scott Gediman, public information officer at Yosemite National Park and a resident of El Portal. The two were on the field during the NFC divisional playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Minnesota Vikings. Golub has been photographing 49ers […]

Supervisors vote to up own salaries

By 4-1 voting margin, measure means salaries will jump from $54,000 to $82,000

It took some courage, but the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors voted last week to implement a major pay increase for board members. After nearly three hours of discussion — and plenty of opposition from the public — the board voted 4-1 to increase their salaries from around $54,000 a year to $82,000 a year. Supervisor Marshall Long was the […]

Ashton pleads not guilty in case of death of his son

The trial of a man accused of murdering his young son is set for March. Jesse Ashton, 23, Mariposa, entered a not guilty plea Monday morning in Mariposa County Superior Court during his arraignment. He is accused of killing his 22-month-old son, Bradley Reynolds, in April 2018. Ashton remains in the Mariposa County Jail under $1 million bond. Judge Michael […]

New Miwuk film to be shown on Feb. 8

The new “Miwuk” documentary, about the Southern Sierra Miwuk Tribe whose ancestors date back thousands of years in Mariposa County, will be screened publicly next month. It will be at the Mariposa County High School Auditorium at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. Seven members of the Southern Sierra Miwuk Tribe tell their stories of growing up in Mariposa and […]

Flanagan newest addition to Gazette

Kellie FlanaganA new writer has joined the team at the Mariposa Gazette. Kellie Flanagan is now a correspondent with the newspaper and will be writing stories from around Mariposa County as well as eastern Madera County. “We are thrilled to have Kellie with us,” said Nicole W. Little, publisher of the newspaper. Flanagan will be contributing various feature stories about […]

Two men found dead in houseboat at lake

Local authorities are waiting on autopsies of two men found dead in a houseboat on Lake McClure. Roger Dennis, 68, of La Grange and Myles Correia, 63, Merced, were both found dead aboard a boat last week. According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, on Jan. 11, a friend of Dennis contacted the sheriff’s office saying he had not heard […]

Newsom homeless concept draws ire from head of fair

Brian Bullis A plan from Governor Gavin Newsom to utilize state-owned fairgrounds and other state-owned property as homeless shelters on a short-term basis has been met with some blowback locally. “Housing these folks here would really ruin our existing business,” said Mariposa County Fairgrounds director Brian Bullis. “I can’t imagine how this is going to work.” Newsom signed an executive […]

Proposed electric vehicle park still in the early stages

Shown is an example of an electric rally vehicle.A social media post last week about a possible major new development nearly went viral with interest. But before anyone gets too excited, there are a lot of steps that would have to be taken before it comes to fruition. The concept is called EV Park, and it could encompass everything from […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Jan. 6 – There was a report of loose ducks, a chicken and a goat on Buckeye Creek Road in Mariposa. • Neglected horses were reported on Ranchito Drive in Lake Don Pedro. • There was a neighbor dispute on Rock Springs Lane in Mariposa. • A hazard was reported in Fish Camp. • Someone found a […]