2021-09-09 E-Edition

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Flying high again

Photo by Christina ManuelThese youth were having a great time on one of the many rides at the Mariposa County Fair this past weekend. From all accounts, the fair was a success and well attended. Complete coverage of many of the fair events and happenings are included throughout this edition of the newspaper. … An online subscription is required to […]

Tragedy at sea

Oakhurst pilot is among the dead in Navy helicopter crash


Lt. Bradley A. Foster, 29, of Oakhurst, was one of five crewmembers killed when a Sea Hawk helicopter crashed Aug. 31 about 70 miles off the coast of San Diego, Calif., the U.S. Navy announced on Sept. 5. Photo courtesy U.S. Navy Tragedy struck home last week when the U.S. Navy released the names of crewmembers killed in a helicopter […]

Officials still seek answers in death of local family


It’s closing in on a month since three members of a Mariposa County family were found dead on a rugged trail near Jerseydale and there are no new updates about what may have caused the tragedy. “We have a lot of agencies wanting to work on this for us,” said Mariposa County Sheriff Jeremy Briese on Tuesday morning. Though that […]

Post-Labor Day will be real test for Covid



Since the increase in Covid-19 cases in Mariposa County over the past couple of months, cases are now beginning to slowly decrease. Based on state model predictions, case numbers were expected to peak in Mariposa County around Aug. 18-20, but actually peaked on Aug. 17, Dr. Eric Sergienko, the Mariposa County Health officer, told the Gazette. “In general our case […]

Reflecting on Sept. 11, 2001



The Mariposa VFW color guard marches down Highway 140 last Saturday ahead of all other floats in the annual Lions Club parade. This coming Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the Sept.11th attacks that claimed thousands of lives. Photo by Christina ManuelOne morning, nearly 20 years ago, Matthew Chance walked to his laundry room to grab clothes for the day […]

Recall election set for Tuesday, voting is steady


Gavin NewsomIt seems almost incredible, but the upcoming recall election in California is actually the second election during the Covid-19 pandemic. The first was in November 2020 during the presidential election. The next will be next Tuesday, Sept. 14. Though nobody wants to deal with the pandemic, it is something which has to be done and officials with the local […]

Mountain Crisis Services to host virtual fundraiser

Mountain Crisis Services is Mariposa County’s domestic violence and sexual assault agency and has been assisting survivors for 31 years. Every year, Mountain Crisis Services (MCS) holds an in-person fundraiser for survivors and their children. MCS provides support groups, confidential peer counseling, and legal advocacy/support. Additionally, MCS provides a confidential emergency safe house to men, women and children who are […]

Gadd to be speaker at Democrat meeting

Shannon GaddShannon Gadd, the Mariposa County Health and Human Services (HHS) director, is set to address the community on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Gadd arrived in Mariposa last fall from Kentucky and began overseeing the Covid response just as the winter surge began, in addition to all her other duties. Before her arrival, Gadd, a Fulbright […]

Alfred Bedard

Alfred Bedard was born on Dec. 11, 1941, in Central Falls, R.I., and died on Aug. 25 in Mariposa after a long illness. He was 79. He had lived in Mariposa for around 20 years. He worked in the pool service industry in the Los Angeles area for about 40 years before moving to Mariposa. He was a member of […]