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Thousands of distracted drivers caught in act

Despite a statewide public education campaign about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) issued 19,850 citations during the month of April to drivers who violated California’s hands-free cell phone laws. This total represents a 3.6 percent increase from April 2018. As part of the campaign, the CHP identified two statewide, zero-tolerance enforcement days, April 4 and […]

Serving as a resource family can change lives

Goal is to keep local youth in the community to provide more support to them


These pieces of artwork represent a collection of youth voices identifying what they need. These foster youth listed things such as: love me, teach me, believe in me, be committed, let me explore my identity, show up, be genuine and more. Photo by Matt Johnson Editor’s note: The names of resource family members in this article have been changed for […]

PG&E equipment to blame for Camp Fire

PG&E equipment has been determined as the cause of the Camp Fire in northern California. The Camp Fire in Butte County started the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, and burned a total of 153,336 acres, destroying 18,804 structures and resulting in 85 civilian fatalities and several firefighter injuries. The Camp Fire is the deadliest and most destructive fire in California […]

Your photos

Submitted photoReader Charlotte Brenner submitted this photo, calling it simply, “Spring in Mariposa.” 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 […]

Hazardous waste disposal event set

A free household hazardous waste event is scheduled for June 4 in Mariposa County. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (by appointment only) at the Mariposa County Landfill, 5593 Highway 49 North. It is being presented by the Mariposa County Public Works Department. A wide variety of items will be accepted. That includes oven and drain […]

Family affair

Photo by Nicole W. LittleRaw Roots Farm was one of the vendors at this year’s opening day at the Mariposa Farmers Market last week. Andrew and Lauren Gilken and their children are shown helping customers at the event. The market is held each Wednesday starting at 5 p.m. on Stroming Road at 6th Street. It runs the end of October. […]

County Government Month contest winners announced recently

County Government Month was celebrated locally through essay, poster and coloring contests held for youth. From left, Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Clerk Rene LaRoche is shown with Kaydence Walker, Kylee Walker, Margaret Wall and supervisor Miles Menetrey. Kaydence Walker was the second place essay winner, while Kylee Walker was the first place poster contest winner. Wall won first place […]

Beneath the Wide Oak Tree


Editor’s note: The following is the winning essay in the recent county-sponsored essay contest. In Mariposa we have beautiful trees, called the Great Oaks. They stand proud and majestic on a hillside, with a perfect arc of branches. It has a root system below the earth which provides strength and stability to the whole tree. Some say it is as […]

Counties Bridge the Gap in Society by Connecting the Unconnected


Editor’s note: The following is the second place essay in the recent county-sponsored essay contest. A county performs a wide variety of types and extents of work for its residents, however, the goal is the same for nearly all of the tasks the county performs for its people: connecting the unconnected. Many of the resources which a county provides include […]

County Helps its Citizens — Including Myself — in Variety of Ways


Editor’s note: The following is the third place essay in the recent county-sponsored essay contest. Mariposa County services have helped me and my family with the struggle of our everyday life. We use County assistance with housing, food and transportation. The people at the Mariposa County Office do so much for everyone both human and animals in my household. They […]


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