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Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Sept. 3-9

• EMS – 5 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 2 • Auto Collisions – 0 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 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 […]

‘Sip, Shop and Stroll’ sets first event for Sept. 22

 The first “Sip, Shop and Stroll” event is coming to Mariposa. The event will be on Saturday, Sept. 22. The event will allow participants to sample adult beverages, munch on appetizers, have a chance to win prizes and support local businesses. It will also benefit the John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation, which is the sponsor. A ticket gives participants a […]

Teen dies in plunge from atop Nevada Fall

An Israeli teenager died at Yosemite National Park last week. But details of his death remain sketchy and park officials are only confirming that someone died. Confirmation of the death came from the Israel’s Foreign Ministry which identified the person as Tomer Frankfurther, 18. Jamie Richards of the Yosemite public information office, said the incident “remains under investigation” and that […]

A ‘SAFE’ bet: program works to help those with special health needs during disasters



 A special program has been developed to identify the needs of county residents in the event of an emergency or disaster. The SAFE program (Support and Aid For Everyone) offers assistance in a variety of ways when a disaster breaks out. “It identifies individuals in the county whose health or medical needs could be impacted in a disaster,” said Marti […]

Your photos

Reader Nancy Cordero took this photo in Mariposa County. She took it on her first day volunteering for the SCOPE program operated by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. Please include your name and a short description of the photo. Submitted photo… An online subscription is […]

Fruit workshop slated for Sept. 26 in Catheys Valley

A workshop focusing on fruit is set this month in Catheys Valley. The workshop, “Fruit: Preserve It, Serve It,” will be on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at McCay Hall. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop starts at 9. The fee is $15 and includes a light lunch. The University of California Cooperative Extension office is sponsoring the event, which […]

Three local artists to be featured at Treetop Gallery, reception scheduled

Shown is a copper piece created by artist Leonard J. Bullock. Submitted photo The Mariposa County Arts Council invites the public to the opening reception recognizing the work of three local artists. The reception for Leonard Bullock (metal crafting), Phyllis McAdams (painter) and Jeannetta Phillips (photographer) will be on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Treetop Gallery located […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Aug. 27 – There was a bear in someone’s yard on Triangle Road in Mariposa. • There was a feral cat issue on Highway 140 in Catheys Valley. • Child abuse was reported on Highway 140 in Mariposa. • There was a report of loose goats on Crystal Aire Drive in Midpines. • Knives were surrendered on […]

Yosemite Songwriting Retreat brings talent to area

Back by popular demand, the Yosemite Songwriting Retreat will feature a strong lineup for its 2018 weekend event. Songwriter and musician Laura Love will be joined by internationally acclaimed songwriter/musician/ educator Joe Craven, award-winning songwriter David Jacobs-Strain and six more highly skilled staff members for an educational weekend of music. The retreat is scheduled Oct. 5-8 at the Yosemite Bug […]

Field of Service returning for another year



This was the scene at the 2017 Field of Service event. Photo by Matt JohnsonAn event that honors military members, first responders and law enforcement will be held for the fourth consecutive year in Mariposa. The Field of Service: Past and Present, will coincide with Veterans Day and will be held Nov. 11-18 at the Mariposa Museum and History Center, […]


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