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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 […]

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. […]

Butterfly Festival set in early May


Classic cars will be a big feature in this year’s parade. Photo by Nicole W. Little The Mariposa Butterfly Festival will be a busy event May 5 and 6 on Mariposa’s “Main Street,” Highway 140. Little Miss Butterfly 2018 contest is underway. The winner and one of her parents will ride on a “turn of the Century” carriage during the […]

Housing woes

Planning commission holds off on vote about new plan

Housing in Mariposa County. That single issue draws a wide variety of opinions as well as some controversial subjects. So much so, last Friday the Mariposa County Planning Commission delayed a vote on a proposed resolution approving the 2018 Comprehensive Housing Program Implementation Study. The resolution will eventually go the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, but it looks like the […]

Yosemite fares well after storm


This photo shows Cooks Meadow underwater following heavy rain this past weekend. Submitted photo by National Park ServiceFor the most part, Yosemite National Park escaped major damage during last weekend’s storm. “We’re really thankful,” said Scott Gediman, public information officer for the park. Even though the park escaped major damage, officials did have to close the park last Friday afternoon […]

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. […]


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