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Sheriff’s office looks to grow online crimes unit



In this day and age, crimes committed online are certainly an issue. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office is working toward the creation of a technology crimes unit, sheriff Doug Binnewies revealed last week. “These crimes are serious and really impact our community tremendously,” said Binnewies. Binnewies said that close to a decade ago, just prior to the recession of 2008, […]

Registration open for NatureBridge summer backpacking programs

NatureBridge — a nonprofit educational company — is inviting youth to take advantage of backpacking. Submitted photoNatureBridge, the largest nonprofit educational partner of the National Park Service, leads backpacking programs for middle and high school students in Yosemite and Olympic National Parks each summer. These one- and two-week programs offer a mix of backpacking, science and adventure and give participants […]

Luck ‘O the Irish

The John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation held its annual St. Patrick’s Day party last Saturday night at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The event featured a wide variety of activities, from a photo booth to a corned beef dinner. Silent and live auctions helped the foundation raise money, as well. Above, Michael Alberts of the Bootjack Stompers showed off his best […]

Employment program helps vets



The American Legion is an organization many people have heard of, but don’t know much about. But it plays a major role in assisting veterans. The Legion is a nonprofit organization which advocates for veteran issues including dealing with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), homelessness, education, employment, job training, benefits and family support. The local Legion post also promotes youth […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log March 11 – A harassing phone call was reported on Indian Gulch Road in Catheys Valley. • There was a multiple animals issue on Highway 140 in Catheys Valley. March 12 – Loose brown cows were reported on Lazo Way in Lake Don Pedro. • Deputies investigated a civil horse issue on Lake View in Mariposa. March […]

Legion turkey shoot set April 28

The American Legion Post 567 will be holding its annual Turkey Shoot event on Sunday, April 28. It will be held at the Mariposa Fish and Game range located at 4443 Old Highway in Mariposa. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The shoot runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fee is a $20 admission at the […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

March 11-17 • EMS – 9 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 3 • 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 […]

Your photos

Submitted photoReader Garrison Edwards submitted this photo of a bluebird in Yaqui Gulch. 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. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and […]

Chamber of Commerce director won’t pursue vacant school site to station multi-purpose facility



Scott FiesterThe Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce won’t continue to pursue the possibility of stationing a facility for tourists at a vacant school site. That was the word from Scott Fiester, executive director of the chamber. Speaking at last week’s Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting, Fiester told the supervisors the idea of utilizing the old Spring Hill school site […]

Treetop Gallery slates reception for ‘Spring’

The Mariposa County Arts Council invites the public to the opening reception of Spring, an exhibition featuring work from Sierra Nevada painters Moira Donohoe and Vicki Thomas. It will be on Thursday, March 28 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Treetop Gallery located in historic downtown Mariposa at 5009 Highway 140. As a special highlight, the Arts Council will […]


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