2020-03-05 E-Edition

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From Peru with love: Students enjoy work program at area resort

In this selfie are Lu, Elsa and Marie, three of nine Peruvian students currently working at The Redwoods in Yosemite. Submitted photoOf the millions who visit Yosemite National Park each year, it’s been estimated that about 25 percent are international visitors. And once inside the park, some of these travelers from abroad aren’t just visiting — they’re young students living […]

Coronavirus concerns addressed

FREE Local officials say they are taking steps for public safety

Everywhere you look, whether it’s the nightly TV news report, social media or even just by taking a look at the shelves at many stores, the coronavirus seems to be on everyone’s minds. And with the confirmation last week of the first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in the general public in California, as well as continued cases emerging […]

Detwiler Fire victims outraged by county

FREE Letter from code enforcement officer says victims have to vacate trailers by mid-July

For many, the Detwiler Fire is a fading memory from 2017. But for some, the pain and loss of the fire continues to this day and they say Mariposa County officials will not listen to their concerns as they face losing the trailers they were given following the fire. The Detwiler Fire broke out in July 2017 and the Mariposa […]

County responds to Detwiler situation


With several victims of the Detwiler Fire facing the possibility of losing their homes, officials in Mariposa County were contacted by the Mariposa Gazette for a response. Sarah Williams, director of the planning department, contacted the newspaper early Monday morning after receiving an email over the weekend asking for a response from the county. Williams, in the email, said she […]

Weed spraying program will be resuming; opt out possible

The Mariposa County Public Works Department is in the process of beginning its contracted weed spraying program along county maintained roads, except for designated roads referred to by the agriculture commissioner as open range areas. The start of the spraying was announced by Public Works Director Mike Healy at last week’s Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting. Residents can choose […]

New options emerge for JCF Northside Clinic

It’s been close to a year since a fire in Greeley Hill closed the clinic. Officials are trying to find a way to reopen the facility. Submitted photo Two new options have emerged for a potential site for the John C. Fremont Hospital’s Northside Clinic. “It seems like months and months of no movement at all, but we have a […]

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. 24 – Brandi Lynn Willey, 36, Merced, was arrested for vehicle theft. Feb. 25 – Troy Wayne Roland, 63, Mariposa, was arrested on a post-release revocation. Feb. […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Feb. 24-March 1

• EMS – 4 • Fires – 3 • Public Assists – 2 • Auto Collisions – 1 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 […]

Grant funding hoped to pay for aquatic center is not approved

There was some good news and some bad news received by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors last week. The good news is that the county just saved 15 percent by switching to Geico. In all seriousness, first, the bad news: The bad news is the county was not approved for grant funding which it had sought in order to […]