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LDP fundraiser aims to aid families impacted by storm

Lake Don Pedro community members are coming together to help families in need. The Lake Don Pedro Elementary School Parents Club is holding a Helping Hands Raffle to benefit three families affected by the March 22 flooding in Mariposa County. “Don Pedro has become a family to all of us. In the time of crisis we all come together and […]

Some charges against Willey dropped

A few felony counts were dropped last week against a Mariposa County man accused of an act of violence, burglary and more in exchange for waiving his right to a preliminary hearing. Luke Willey, 38, who originally faced 10 felony counts in Mariposa County Superior Court, had several counts dropped in exchange for waiving his right to a preliminary hearing. […]


Sexual abuse victim talks about her ordeal

Trish Middleton, left, of the Mariposa County Victim Witness Program, gives Kaiyanna Baca a gift after a ceremony last week. Baca spoke about being a victim of abuse. Photo by Greg LittleKaiyanna Baca, a victim of sexual abuse, didn’t mince words last week as the keynote speaker during a local ceremony. “I’m kicking ass,” said Baca toward the end of […]

Fairgrounds picture is financially healthy

Stick horse racing is always a popular event at the Mariposa County Fair. Photo by Shantel WightBrian Bullis has learned how to make lemonade when given lemons. The manager of the Mariposa County Fairgrounds said last week that 2017 was “the most challenging year” he had ever faced in the fair business. “There were floods, fires, property damage, a host […]

Park entrance fees going up — but not a whole lot

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The Arch Rock entrance at Yosemite National Park is one of the busiest in the nation — and one of the most congested. Park officials are going to implement a new plan in an attempt to at least ease some of the bottleneck at the entrance. Submitted photo For many in Mariposa County — and around the nation — there […]

Arch Rock bypass planned

A big announcement was made last week by National Park Service officials concerning traffic entering Yosemite. It was about a new plan which is in place for an Arch Rock bypass. The bypass plan will help park employees who use Highway 140 and enter the park at the Arch Rock entrance get to work faster and more efficiently by bypassing […]

Debate to feature District 3 candidates

 A political debate for the three candidates running for the Mariposa County District 3 supervisor position is just two weeks away. The event is being hosted by the Mariposa Gazette as well as KRYZ Radio in Mariposa. It will begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 26 at McCay Hall in Catheys Valley. It will feature incumbent Marshall Long and challengers […]

Blue and Gray set to do battle

This aerial photo of the Civil War Days event in Mariposa County gives a birds-eye view of the grounds, encampments and a battle. Photo by Nicole W. LittleThe Civil War was fought close to 150 years ago, and fought thousands of miles from California. But for two days this month, it’ll feel like the battle is right in Mariposa’s backyard. […]

Settlement may be in the works in Jerry Cox case


It appears a settlement may be in the works in the controversial case involving a receivership in Mariposa County. The case, involving local resident and now District 3 supervisor candidate Jerry Cox, has been high-profile for months and involves hundreds of thousands of dollars spent by a court-appointed receiver for everything from property security to buying cat food. The matter […]

Yosemite to host Earth Day Festival April 21

 Yosemite National Park will be hosting an Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 21. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Valley Visitor Center in Yosemite Village. Park rangers and many park partners will be on hand to host interactive booths, live music, Junior Ranger Walks and more. The Yosemite Earth Day Festival […]

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