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Area Fishing Forecast

By ohtadmin | January 02, 2020

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January 2020 CDFW calendar shared

By ohtadmin | January 02, 2020

All kinds of opportunities exist this month to get out and see wildlife in the state. Submitted photo The January 2020 California Department of Fish and Wildlife calendar was made available to the public. The following activities were listed: • Various days — Guided Wetland Tours by Reservation at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley. A wildlife naturalist […]

We want to hear your outdoors stories, see photos

By ohtadmin | January 02, 2020

The Mariposa Gazette wants to hear your outdoor stories or see your outdoor photos. There is fishing, hunting, climbing, hiking, skiing, and so much more in Mariposa County. The Gazette staff hopes to highlight the area’s outdoors and wildlife in this Outdoors section. Community members are invited to send in photos — perhaps of the latest large fish caught on […]

And that’s a wrap

By ohtadmin | December 26, 2019

Photo by Matt JohnsonVolunteer Christina Hotchkin wraps a Razor scooter during the Kops for Kids event, which was held at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Saturday. Hundreds of toys were given away to local children in need, along with coats and other goods. Meals were also given out to families in need. The annual event is held each year by […]

Accused sex offender charged with trying to put out hits on two people

By ohtadmin | December 26, 2019

A Mariposa County man accused of seven felony counts for having sex with a minor has now been charged with solicitation of murder. Christopher James Ortega, 34, was charged on Dec. 13 with solicitation of murder on top of the original seven counts. In the first seven counts, Ortega is charged with various sex-related crimes against a girl under the […]

County changes plans on some fees

By ohtadmin | December 26, 2019

It appears the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors listened when the public spoke up about a proposal to increase various fees in the county. At least partially, anyway. After a lengthy debate last week, only fees charged by the Mariposa County Building Department will be fully raised. Fees for the planning, public works and environmental health departments will be studied […]

I love me some me: Terrell Owens still possesses trademark swag — kind of

By ohtadmin | December 26, 2019

Terrell Owens (left) is shown being inducted into the San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame. Shown next to Owens is legendary receiver Jerry Rice, who was teammates with Owens at one point. Photo by John MabonEditor’s note: Retired National Football League legend Terrell Owens held a promotional event on Dec. 13 in Santa Monica for Bird, an electric scooter company. […]

An ‘Eye’ for the news

By ohtadmin | December 26, 2019

 Inside this week’s newspaper is another edition of The Yosemite Eye. The front page is show above. The Eye is a collaboration between the Mariposa Gazette and Yosemite Valley School. There are more than 30 stories inside this edition. Another edition is planned in the spring. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To […]

Though a long shot, Williams has strong will in her campaign

By ohtadmin | December 26, 2019

Kim Williams is a realist. But she’s also hopeful, something that comes in handy these days. Williams, who is the director of Mariposa County Human Resources by day, is a candidate for Congress by night and weekend and whenever she has some free time. “No matter how long of a shot, you have to show up,” said Williams. Williams, 48, […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

By ohtadmin | December 26, 2019

Sheriff’s Daily Log Dec. 16 – Someone complained about a barking dog on Highway 140 in Mariposa. • Vandalism was reported on Highway 140 in Mariposa. • Stray cats were reported on St. Andrews and Triangle Park roads, both in Mariposa. • There was a report of fraud on Highway 41 in Fish Camp. • Petty theft was reported on […]