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FFA Boosters call off major event

Many were wondering, and now the answer has arrived. After serious consideration and many conversations, FFA officials said last week they were “deeply saddened” to announce the 25th annual Mariposa FFA Boosters Dinner Dance and Auction will not be held this year. The fundraising event was supposed to be held in April, and was then pushed to late May. But […]

County approves money move for creek parkway

Mariposa County is getting closer to expanding the Mariposa Creek Parkway. There is a parkway in Mariposa today, and it is enjoyed by the community, but county officials have been eyeing expansion of the path for years now. The finalized parkway could one day provide a corridor for pedestrians and link together a number of tourist facilities and destinations in […]

Wait and see approach being taken now by Parks and Rec

There is still hope for the massively popular summer day camp program in Mariposa. Despite Covid-19 continuing to keep many aspects of every day life under wraps, there is the potential to continue reopening various aspects of the community — and that could include the day camp. ““We’re not ruling anything out,” said Mariposa County Public Works Director Mike Healy. […]

Structure fire on Triangle Road snuffed out

On Saturday, May 9, Mariposa County Fire and CAL FIRE personnel were dispatched to a structure fire on the 3500 block of Triangle Road. According to John Morgan, the battalion chief for CAL FIRE and the Mariposa County Fire Department, deputies from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office arrived prior to fire department resources and requested an ambulance to respond to […]

Covid has thrown major wrench into fire of area lodging business


Just over eight weeks ago, Reid Spice was preparing for something he loves: another live concert at Sierra Meadows in Ahwahnee, where Spice and Charlie Sheldon run a lodging business with 25 cabins set comfortably on the sprawling grounds of a former golf course. They were anticipating a good summer, with solid bookings on the cabins that comprise the bulk […]

Crash leads to DUI arrest

A man was arrested over the weekend after crashing his vehicle into a tree near Coulterville. According to California Highway Patrol officials, on Sunday, May 10, at approximately 3:52 p.m., 46-year-old Michael Ramsey III was driving his Nissan SUV eastbound on Highway 132 west of Horseshoe Bend Recreation Area at a high rate of speed. Officials said he was observed […]

Officials warn current state is no license to speed

Caltrans has announced efforts with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to urge drivers in the state to slow down, given a recent 87 percent increase in citations for speeding in excess of 100 mph that coincides with decreased traffic volumes during the Covid-19 pandemic. From March 19 when the state’s stay-at-home order […]

Clinic reopens doors with varying levels of conditions set in place

Shown is the waiting room at the clinic at John C. Fremont Healthcare District. Many chairs have been removed from the room. The clinic reopened this week. Submitted photoThe John C. Fremont Healthcare District clinic is back open — with conditions. “We are doing this with caution being our guide,” said Dr. Mimi Carter, chief of staff at John C. […]

Ewing Wing drawing praise for response to virus

The skilled nursing unit of the John C. Fremont Hospital — known as the Ewing Wing — has taken many precautions to keep its residents safe throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Thus far, it is one long term care facility which hasn’t been impacted with any confirmed cases of the virus. In order to protect the very vulnerable residents of the […]

Spring has sprung in Yosemite

Gazette owners Nicole W. Little and Greg Little gained special access into Yosemite National Park recently. The park has been closed for several weeks due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We thought our readers would enjoy a few more photos from inside or near the park. This photo of Yosemite Falls looming behind a National Park Service vehicle was taken from […]

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