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A tiny aircraft is a lot to be thankful about

The next time you look up into our vast California blue sky and see a small airplane flying overhead, it could be Dave Lombard piloting a passenger to receive medical treatment. Rotary Club of Mariposa Yosemite was fortunate to host Dave and hear about his selfless contribution to many in our rural communities. It is a story to remember this […]


Electorate overwhelmingly chooses new school board member

Bob Morse ran for the Mariposa County Unified School District school board District 3 trustee seat. The official results will be certified on Nov. 28, but the current numbers reflect his nomination for the role. Morse currently holds 4,564 votes while his only opponent, Kelly Salonen, has gathered 2,227. Morse sat down and had a conversation with the Mariposa Gazette […]

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. Nov. 14 – No bookings. Nov. 15 – Dustin Lee Lemaster, 31, no hometown given, was arrested for failure to appear and being under the influence of a […]

Hospital board meeting features clinics, CEO, future of the facilities and final meeting for trio

Last week’s John C. Fremont Healthcare District board meeting was a big one with the funding for the new hospital (see related story), CEO report and the future of the hospital among the big topics discussed. It was the last meeting for board members Linda Pribyl, Candy O’Donel Browne and Teresa Johnson as they all lost reelection bids. Staff reports […]

Planning Commission meeting covers land conservation contract, general plan

At last week’s Mariposa County Planning Commission meeting a Land Conservation Act (LCA) Contract for Ollimac Land and Cattle Limited Partnership was discussed. Its applicant is Robert Morelli and the parcels are used for grazing. Zoning Amendment Application No. 2022-175 and LCA Application No. 2022-174 propose rezoning Assessor Parcel Numbers (APNs) 001-030-038, 001-030-039 and 001-030-042 for a new three parcel […]

Code processes discussed by committee

Informing the public, current situations and much more are topics for citizens’ group

Even despite some technical difficulties, the Mariposa County Code Compliance Advisory Committee (CCAC) was able to have a discussion about current code compliance procedures. Mariposa County Planning Director Sarah Williams said this information was provided based on a request from a previous meeting. She said, “I recognize we all come to this table with different perspectives” and this is from […]

Strike up the band!

Oakhurst musical group is all-inclusive, sets Dec. 11 concert

If you’ve ever experienced the Oakhurst Community Concert Band in person and had the pleasure of surrounding yourself with the sounds produced by this local gem of a group, we know you’re excited the band is back in business after a two-year absence. And if you haven’t seen the Oakhurst Community Concert Band (OCCB), here’s your chance. The free Winter […]

Macaulay ekes out supervisor victory

Contentious race separated by just over 200 votes

Some ballots were still being counted in Madera County at press time following the Nov. 8 general election. But it appeared as if most of the conclusions were forgone. The Madera County Registrar’s Office provided an update on Friday, Nov. 18 and, with that, the contentious race for District 5 Supervisor between Robert “Bobby” Macaulay and Mark Reed appeared to […]

Prescribed burning group sets Dec. 8 meeting in Oakhurst

The community is invited to learn more about a hot-button topic while convening in a comfy location, as a fire info meeting is held at the only brewery in Oakhurst. University of California Cooperative Extension plans an informational session about the local prescribed burn association (PBA) at South Gate Brewing Co. (40233 Enterprise Drive) on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 5:30-7:30 […]

Cowboy up — for Christmas

Renowned musicians to perform holiday concert on Dec. 4

Looking for a great “only in Oakhurst” way to start the holiday season? Saddle on over to Oakhurst Lutheran Church on Sunday, Dec. 4, for a Cowboy Christmas concert featuring The Cowboy Band of Tim Johnson, Keith Johnson, Cliff Neufield, Candy Cobb, Cheryl Bilieu, Lamar Leathers and Mark Campos, joined by special guest Bobby Black. Pastor Dave said Tim Johnson […]

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