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News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office


Jail Booking Report Here are some of the highlights from the recent booking reports at the Mariposa County Jail. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. March 23 – No bookings.March 24 – No bookings.March 25 – No bookings.March 26 – No bookings.March 27 – Larry Wilburn McCall, 53, Mariposa,was arrested for disorderly conduct […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

FREE March 23-29

• EMS – 7 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 0 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 13 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you! Positions are available for fire/medical and […]

Protecting the protectors: First responders taking precautions


There’s no question so many different healthcare professionals as well as emergency responders have emerged as heroes in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many of them are working long hours and risking their health and safety by caring for those who have contracted the virus. But those same professionals are also risking their health and safety any time they […]

Closures, changes continue for various groups in the county


Due to California governor Gavin Newsom’s “shelter in place” order on March 19 to slow the spread of Covid-19, the following events in and around Mariposa County have been canceled or postponed as of the Gazette’s press time on Tuesday. If an event is not on this list, persons are urged to call and confirm if it is happening. If […]

Supervisors support keeping fairgrounds financially whole


The Mariposa County Fairgrounds are important to the county as a gathering place, community hub and entertainment venue. No one would debate that. Several major events held locally each year are held at the fairgrounds. Mariposa County Fairgrounds Chief Executive Officer Brian Bullis was in attendance at a recent Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting to share an update on […]

Portugal: No tourists, no money, no answers


José Dominguez is still not sure if he will keep his cafe and restaurant afloat. In his home country Portugal — in the far southwestern corner of Europe — everything is shut down due to the coronavirus but there are no clear messages from the government to the companies. An aid package to avoid mass layoffs has so far been […]

Gazette continues free website, updated info

With the current national health crisis gripping the country, the Mariposa Gazette is working on providing as much information as possible to the public. Because of this ongoing situation, our website, mariposagazette.com, will be available to everyone free of charge. We have various links available for people to access, including Mariposa County, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the […]

Major changes made to local court system

Editor’s note: Following is the latest order from the Mariposa County Superior Court, which is adhering to the guidelines as outlined by the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court. The order below is in its entirety, as outlined by Mariposa County Superior Court Presiding Judge Dana Walton. THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA Because of the COVID-19 […]

Virus impacts are immense, including at lodging facilities

As the Covid-19 virus continues to grip the nation, its ramifications are vast, including the devastation to the economy in Mariposa County. Worldwide, the travel and tourism is being decimated by the pandemic and Mariposa County’s economy depends on tourism. For Rob Fox, he is seeing first-hand the economic impacts of the virus. Fox, along with his wife, Mariana, owns […]

Shuttered inside? Try a throwback: local radio

In many ways, having to stay at home for extended period of time is almost like a step back in time. How would our Founding Fathers have endured such time? What about Abe Lincoln, as a small child, reading books by candlelight in his Kentucky home? Even during the world wars, people had time at home when they were not […]

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