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Road fixes underway; more rain expected

Reader Brett Baumann of Catheys Valley submitted this photo of damage done to a bridge approach on Hornitos Road following last month’s storm. The epic rainfall that dumped on Mariposa County two weeks ago is still creating havoc for local travelers. And this area could be in store for even more heavy rain starting Friday, according to the National Weather […]

Options for a new hospital are being mulled by local officials

From left, Jeff Christmann (ADAMS Management Services CEO) and Travis Pigott (ADAMS Director) are shown speaking to the JCF hospital board last week. Photo by Matt JohnsonWith every minute that passes, the importance of constructing a new hospital in Mariposa County increases. John C. Fremont Hospital has served the people of Mariposa County for many years, but an upgraded hospital […]

Candidate debate for District 3 supervisor slot scheduled April 26

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


Flooding, a convict and impassable roads, oh my

Catheys Valley resident Brett Baumann took this photo of the flooding on Hornitos Road at Bear Creek last Thursday. Crews are working around the clock to repair damage throughout Mariposa County. Brett Baumann was on his way to Modesto last Thursday afternoon. He never made it and the ensuing days would prove to be both trying and rewarding following a […]

County officials now in process of cleaning up mess

Local resident Eric Munyon submitted this photo of a raging creek during last week’s flooding. This photo was taken in Mariposa. Creeks and streams throughout the county overflowed during the flood and officials are still assessing the damage.It came seemingly out of nowhere and lasted for just a couple of hours. But the damage last week’s massive storm left behind […]

Highways 49, 132 to be closed at least six weeks

Shown is the collapsed section of Highway 132 near Piney Creek in northern Mariposa County. The roadway will be closed from six to eight weeks, according to Caltrans officials. Submitted photoLast week’s storms have had a major impact on many aspects of Mariposa County. Besides displaced residents, torn up roads and bridges and more, there is a long-term impact, as […]

Two people remain missing after flood

There was flooding throughout the county, including in the area near Stumpfield Mountain Road, as shown in this photo. This is the middle fork of the Chowchilla River. Photo by John Mabon Two area residents remain missing following the storm and flooding from March 22. Carol Brown, 72, of Catheys Valley and John Honesto, 67, of Don Pedro, have still […]

New Yosemite chief brings local roots back to park

Mike Reynolds takes over command of crown jewel in the national system

Mike Reynolds is the new superintendent at Yosemite National Park. He understands many challenges face Yosemite, but hopes to address them as quickly as possible. Photos by Nicole W. Little Editor’s note: Last week, Mike Reynolds, the new — and permanent — superintendent at Yosemite National Park, sat down for nearly an hour for an exclusive interview with the Mariposa […]

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