2020-02-20 E-Edition

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Serviceman dies of stroke, fundraiser is ongoing

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Editor’s note: This was submitted to the Gazette by Fallon Sarazin, close friend to Tabitha and Salome Williams. Salome — a graduate of Mariposa County High School — passed away recently after suffering a stroke. He was a military member. Many in the community knew him well. A fundraiser is being held for his family. I grew up with Tabitha […]

History abounds at famous camp in the heart of Wawona



Manager Margina Jones and third generation owner Garth May are shown at Camp Chilnualna Cabins in 2020. Eighteen miles east of Mariposa as the crow flies, inside Yosemite National Park, is the town of Wawona: once a busy stage stop en route to the valley floor and beyond. Famously known as home to one of the oldest mountain resorts in […]

Man nabbed after shooting in north county; now jailed

Jeron RobertsA Mariposa County man has been charged with attempted murder following an incident last week. Jeron Daniel Roberts, 41, is now in the Mariposa County Jail after being arrested while on the run following the incident. According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, at around 3:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, a 911 call came into the dispatch center […]

North County museum reopens with gala event

Jonathan Farrington, Executive Director, Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau, presents a $3,000 sponsorship check to NMCHC president Judy Stafford. Submitted photoThe Northern Mariposa County History Center reopened Feb. 1 with its annual gala celebration. The museum, located in the heart of Coulterville at the intersection of Highways 49 and 132, also resumed regular hours, Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. […]

Hornitos enchilada feed all set to go for March 7

Preparations are underway for the 71st annual Hornitos Enchilada Dinner. The dinner will be held in historic Hornitos on Saturday, March 7, from 3:30 to 8 p.m., at the Golden Stag Hall. The menu consists of the famous enchiladas or chicken pie, along with cole slaw, beans, salsa, garlic bread, a beverage and dessert. The cost is $15 for adults […]

Master Gardener program is growing in both substance and in local activities


Master Gardeners, from left, Jeanne Anne Pine, Helen Willoughby-Peck and Francoise Upton are shown doing a show on KRYZ Radio.Editor’s note: This is the third in a four-part series about the UC Master Gardeners of Mariposa County, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Master Gardeners Kris Randal, right, and Betty Massey are shown in this photo. Submitted photosTo […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Booking Report Here are some of the highlights from the recent booking reports at the Mariposa County Jail. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Feb. 10 – Gerardo Munoz Vargas, 33, Coulterville, was arrested for threatening with the intent to terrorize. Feb. 11 – Tyler Hudson Rhoton, 29, Merced, was arrested on […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Feb. 10-17

• EMS – 5 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto Collisions – 3 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 […]

Frame to be guest speaker at Progressive meeting

Sean FrameSean Frame, co-founder of El Dorado Progressives and The Six PAC, will be the guest speaker at the next Progressive Mariposa meeting. The meeting will be on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. in the Mariposa County Library Community Room, 4978 10th St., Mariposa. Frame will discuss The Six PAC and what he learned during his recent campaign for […]