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Still no new leads about how county family died


There are still no new leads about how a local family died along a remote hiking trail a month ago. Mariposa County Sheriff Jeremy Briese said on Tuesday morning they continue to wait for official results from various experts around the country in an effort to solve the mystery. Jonathan Gerrish, 45, Ellen Chung, 31, and one-year-old Aurelia Miju, were […]

Bullis happy with how fair turned out



Ron Ritchie is shown dressed as iconic cartoon caveman Fred Flintstone during the fair parade — and turned his motorized wheelchair into Bedrock’s Flintmobile. See the parade results on page A-9. Submitted photoGold Bowl Arena dirt has settled, the carnival rides have closed and another Mariposa County Fair has officially come to an end. This year’s event — which ran […]

Cox is pleased about his Dr. Phil Show appearance


Jerry Cox and his fiance, Krystal Mongeon, are shown on the set of the Dr. Phil Show in Hollywood. Submitted photo Two weeks ago, Mariposa County made the national spotlight — some may say in a good way, others in a bad way. It happened when Jerry Cox, whose vast ranch was taken away from him by a local court, […]

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 […]

Reigning supreme

FREE Parade grand marshals reflect on fulfilling lives in Mariposa County


The past 65 years the Mariposa County Fair has been held, Duane “Bo” and Joann (Williams) Beaudoin could be found in the same place, doing the same thing: relaxing at the fairgrounds and catching up with old friends. Fairgoers will see them in a new place this year. Bo and Joann will ride in the grand marshals’ car during the […]


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