2020-01-23 E-Edition

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Growing opportunities abound at Wasuma Elementary School

Mariposa Master Gardeners help students in green program


Arlette Garcia and Queztali Cervantes Rosas debate the merits of asparagus at Wasuma School in Aawahnee. Photos by Kellie Flanagan You may not think “photosynthesis” is a word most 5-year-olds can relate to, but at Wasuma Elementary School in Ahwahnee the way plants grow is part of the curriculum, starting at an early age. For the second year, each of […]

Fate of museum thief reset for Monday


Suzen DyslinThe fate of the woman who stole money from the Mariposa Museum and History Center has been delayed until next Monday. Suzen Dyslin, 59, pleaded guilty to three counts of grand theft of personal property, all felonies. Dyslin stole nearly $28,000 from the museum, which operates financially on community donations, entrance fees, funding from the taxpayers through the county […]

Changes being proposed for county landfill

Public works officials seek public input on new ideas


There was a lot of trash talk going on at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting last Tuesday. No, nobody was badmouthing anyone. Rather, the board heard a presentation from Mariposa County Public Works Director Mike Healy regarding the landfill . Healy was there to discuss a few possible changes to the landfill, including a traffic re-route, change of […]

Sports Stars returns: Top MCHS athletes to be honored during ceremony scheduled for June 1

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The second annual Mariposa Gazette Grizzly Sports Stars event will return this June. It will be held Monday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m. on the campus of Mariposa County High School. The event was held for the first time last year, and it honors the top varsity athletes at MCHS. Male and female athletes from each sport receive a trophy […]

Helen Coats to be a part of upcoming Miwuk movie

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The upcoming “Miwuk” documentary to be screened on Feb. 8 at the Mariposa County High School Auditorium, features seven tribe members and their stories of growing up in Mariposa County. Some of them were born and grew up in Yosemite National Park, including Helen Hogan Coats. Helen was born May 31, 1927, in the old Indian village of Yosemite Valley. […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Jan. 13 – Sexual assault was reported on Blanchard Road in Coulterville. • Grand theft was reported on Cole Road in Mariposa. • There was a report of target practice in the dispatch lobby in Mariposa. • A scam was reported on Coakley Circle in Mariposa. • A suspicious vehicle was reported on Alta Vista Road in […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Jan. 13-19

• EMS -17 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 8 • 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 fire/medical and various […]

Arthur Leon Dressel

Family and friends mourn the passing of Arthur Leon Dressel on Jan. 14, 2020. He was a native Californian born during a blackout on Sept. 5, 1945. He had numerous adventures during his life from being a sporting goods store owner, diving/sport fishing boat operator. Computers were always part of his life from being a user to being a buyer […]

IN BRIEF …

BHB meets monthly The Mariposa County Behavioral Health Board meets every first Wednesday of the month from 12:30 to 2 p.m., in the Health and Human Services Center in the Mariposa Room. The building is located at 5362 Lemee Lane. Call Donya Evans at (209) 966-2000 for more information. Pow Wow Committee meets The Mariposa Pow Wow committee will be […]