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News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Oct. 7 – Power poles were down on Silva Road in Mariposa. • There was an injured fawn in the road on Highway 49 North in Mariposa. • Loose llamas and sheep were reported on Kemble Road in Mariposa. • Misplaced cats were reported on Allen Court in Mariposa. • There was a vehicle fire on Stonecrest […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Oct. 7-13

• EMS – 7 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 2 • Auto Collisions – 1 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 […]

Go West, car show all set for this weekend

The eighth annual Mariposa-Yosemite Hot Rod and Custom Car Show will be happening this week. In addition, the annual Mariposa Go West Festival is also taking place. At one point, officials had canceled the car show because of the Briceburg Fire, however, it will be held from Oct. 18-20. Event coordinator Scott Fiester of the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce […]

County on the path toward enhancing creek parkway

Officials on track to having final plan by end of the year

What is the Mariposa Creek Parkway? It’s talked about from time to time in the community, but what does it encompass? What is the status of it? Those details were discussed last week at a Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting. The parkway has been a vision held by many officials in Mariposa County for a long time. The parkway […]

Bargains available at Habitat Resale Store sale this week

Pictured is Roger Powell, Executive Director of HFH of Mariposa County at Habitat’s ReSale Store. Submitted photoThe public is invited to a special event at the Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County Resale Store. It will be held at the Resale Store at 5320 Highway 49 North, on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On […]

Census workers gearing up for survey of county

The U.S. Census only comes around every 10 years, but it’s vital for so many different reasons. “The census provides statistical information for the nation. That information is used to determine the kind of funding that goes back into communities,” said Maria Gonzalez, a partnership specialist with the Los Angeles Regional Census Center. “That’s one of the biggest things. It’s […]

4-H honored

Photo by Matt JohnsonDuring its meeting last week, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to proclaim the week of Oct. 6-12 as National 4-H Week. Shown, from left, are Mariposa County Supervisor Marshall Long (a former 4-H member), Kim Smick-Sullivan, CAL FIRE’s Bernie Quinn (also a former 4-H member), Monica Nielsen, Melissa Takahashi, Niarja Marchand, Donna Wice (4-H […]

Cash prizes available for students who enter holiday writing contest

Do you have a special holiday memories story? If so, we at the Mariposa Gazette want to know — and you could earn a cash prize! We are seeking special holiday memories stories from area youth. There are three categories: kindergarten to second grade; third to fifth grade; and sixth to eighth grade. In each category, the prizes are: First […]

Key Catheys Valley meeting scheduled for Oct. 24


Residents of Catheys Valley are being asked to weigh in on the potential of changing the community plan in the community. A crucial meeting about the plan is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at McCay Hall in Catheys Valley. All interested residents are encouraged to attend. The Catheys Valley Community Plan (CVCP) was developed over a long […]

Victim witness services plans to utilize dogs to help victims

Dogs are often described as man’s best friend. They’ll be of great value and comfort to those in need through an upcoming plan to use them in the courtroom. That program is expected to be provided by a victim services grant through the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES). The opportunity was discussed at last week’s Mariposa County Board of […]

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