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Sheriff Briese, Undersheriff Cramer both injected with Moderna Vaccine

Above, Mariposa County Sheriff Jeremy Briese receives his vaccine from Public Health Nurse Marti Fazio. Below, Undersheriff Sterling Cramer also received his vaccine. Cramer admitted he didn’t feel a thing, with Briese saying the only thing he felt was some of the weight of Covid-19 lifted off of him. Photos by Christina ManuelDoing their part to fight the spread of […]

Sheriff focusing on North County



It was just another night for Jeremy Briese. On the evening of Jan. 2, Mariposa County’s newly appointed sheriff cruised through northern stretches of his office’s coverage area, shooing away partiers from a valley lookout in Lake Don Pedro and backing up a domestic violence call in the area of Greeley Hill. Pulling double duty is no issue for the […]

Vaccinations rise along with case numbers



Continuing to see the aftermath of both holiday celebrations and travel, Mariposa County reported a total of 54 positive Covid-19 cases last week, with 10 cases reported this week as of Monday at 10 a.m. There are 39 active cases out of the total 328 in the county, representing a 2.64 percent positivity rate. There is currently one hospitalization, with […]

Militia group gathers locally

State group says it has no affiliation


In what seemed to be a visit from a California State Militia at the Airport Inn Bar and Grill for a “meet and greet,” the reality was the unit present on Jan. 10 is not associated with the official California State Militia Volunteers. “Unfortunately, we disassociated with the unit that was responsible for that area as a result of militant, […]

Cox case remains in limbo after local hearing


Unprovable rape allegations. More than 100 code violations. Years of hearings. The high-profile murder of a lawyer. It sounds like something right out of the pages of a mystery novel. But it is not. All of those things, and many more, are part of the ongoing Jerry Cox case in Mariposa County — a matter which has been in court […]

Submit a romantic story, no matter the tale, and win prizes

 Love is an interesting thing. For some, it is “at first sight,” while for others, it takes years and even some convincing. But no matter the circumstances, finding true love is a story unique to each person. And for Valentine’s Day, we at the Mariposa Gazette want to hear your stories. For the winning couple, there will be prizes, as […]

Schools dealing with ever-changing circumstances



As the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise in Mariposa County, local leaders are urging parents and students to prepare for changes that could disrupt routines. Earlier this week, the Mariposa County Unified School District implemented changes to its contact tracing system — a move that Superintendent Jeff Aranguena predicted will “probably have the most impact on our students […]

Kiser aims to connect community, schools



Jenni KiserJenni Kiser is a connector. The Mariposa County woman spends much of her busy life finding the positives in tough situations, hard conversations and disagreements. She listens. She collaborates. And then she acts. Tonight, Kiser will serve in her first meeting as the newest member of the Mariposa County Unified School Board. Her goal is to help bridge the […]

Lions Crab Feed set for Feb. 6

The 31st annual Mariposa Lions Club Crab Feed is set for Feb. 6. The event, held at Building A at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, will feature drive-thru meals this year. Takeout and drive-thru meals will be served from 3-6 p.m. Orders are due by 5 p.m. on Jan. 21. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now by calling Earl at 966-6852, […]