MCUSD schools to close until April 20


LATEST SCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATE — MCUSD TO EXTEND ITS CANCELLATION, PER NEWS RELEASE: We continue to approach the COVID-19 pandemic with a targeted calm, organized approach. At this time with updated guidance and in collaboration with our federal, state, and local partners, Mariposa County Unified School District will extend the cancelation of classes and all school-related activities from Monday, March […]

2020-03-19 E-Edition



FREE Covid-19 shutters schools, businesses and causes upheaval

It is almost certainly safe to say the reality of America this week is completely different than just a week earlier. And that reality is changing literally by the minute as officials from the local level all the way to the White House try to determine the best course of action when it comes to dealing with Covid-19, the coronavirus […]

Gazette offering free website, updated info


With the current national health crisis gripping the country, the Mariposa Gazette is working on providing as much information as possible to the public. Because of this ongoing situation, our website,, will be available to everyone free of charge for at least the next two weeks. “This is a national crisis and we want to do our part in […]

County schools closed, what future holds remains unclear


For Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent Jeff Aranguena, the handling of the response to COVID-19 has been an interesting situation, and one that has kept him on his toes. “This is a very fluid situation. It keeps changing what seems like hourly,” he said. “We have been in collaboration with our state and local officials, I would say consistently […]

Alliance remains open, services may be limited


UPDATE 3/20/20: According to Alison Tudor, executive director of Alliance for Community Transitions, Mariposa Heritage House is closed, but will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon for mail and meal pick up. Mountain Crisis Services’ offices are closed to the public, but its hotline — 1-888-966-2350 —is fully staffed. Counseling and legal aid are available […]

How to fix a beleaguered housing market isn’t easy


In many ways, trying to unpack the complicated issue of housing in Mariposa County is akin to herding cats. In fact, it may be easier to herd cats. Despite that, a lengthy discussion was held last week involving the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, the county’s housing specialist along with other officials and members of the public. The workshop was […]

It’s time again for our readers to choose the ‘Best of the Best’


It’s time again for local residents to cast their votes for the “Best Of” Mariposa County. This annual balloting is always popular among our readers as well as those who receive votes. This is the third year it is called the “Readers’ Choice Awards” because it is our readers who make the ultimate decision. Two top awards are “Mr. Mariposa […]

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. March 9 – Dollie Willie Teresa Lopez, 55, Mariposa, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. • Christine Anne Franklin, 49, Mariposa, was arrested […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

FREE March 9-15

• EMS – 3 • Fires – 2 • 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 […]