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Rotary members hear details about local Fire Safe Council

Brittani Perez, right, is shown holding the Rotary Four Way Test pin, given to her by President Ophelia McInturff. Submitted photo by Ron IudiceThe Mariposa-Yosemite Rotary Club recently welcomed Brittani Perez, Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council, as its guest speaker during its weekly breakfast meeting. Perez addressed the club by presenting a timely (in […]

Stanley appointed to head Highway Patrol

Warren StanleyWarren Stanley, 56, of Sacramento has been appointed Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., where he has been serving as Acting Commissioner since 2017. Stanley has been employed with the CHP since 1982 and is one of the distinguished few to hold every position from Officer to Commissioner within the CHP. While […]

Your photos

Reader Frank Mock took this photo of the sunset with his iPhone in the Raymond area. Mock is a Sheriff’s Community Organized Policing Effort (SCOPE) unit member and took the photo while performing house checks. 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 […]

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Girl Scout Troop 132 learns about race cars from Cook Motorsports

Glen Cook is shown standing next to his race car while the local Girl Scouts look on. Submitted photoCook Motorsports got involved with community outreach as it helped local Girl Scout Troop 132 earn its “Get Moving” Journey Badge. The children used STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills to learn how race cars can go faster, with safety being […]

Safety focus of car seat check up scheduled for Feb. 24 by the CHP



Increasing the safety of young children will be the focus of a community event on Feb. 24. On that Saturday, Mariposa Safe Families, in partnership with the California Highway Patrol, will be holding a Car Seat Safety Check Up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at the former Frost Shop lot, located at 5087 Highway […]

Livermore business group comes to County for retreat

Shown are members of the group who traveled from Livermore and spent time in Mariposa County. The group is hoping to partner with Mariposa officials and business leaders to encourage travel between the two destinations. Submitted photoThe Livermore Downtown Main Street Program, Livermore Valley Winegrowers and City of Livermore Economic Development Leadership held their planning retreat recently in Mariposa County. […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Feb. 5 – A verbal dispute was reported on Indian Peak Road. • There was a report of vandalism on Ernst Road in Coulterville. • A neighbor dispute was reported on Coakley Circle. • There was a report of a suspicious vehicle on Jerseydale Road. • Lost property was reported in the area of Pioneer Market. Feb. 6 – A […]

Assessment for Bridalveil rehab to be topic of upcoming meeting

Shown is Bridalveil Fall, where officials are taking input from the public about proposed upgrades to the area. A public meeting will be held Feb. 28 in Mariposa. Photo by Greg LittleYosemite National Park has announced the release of the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment (Bridalveil Fall EA). The public comment period for the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment is […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Feb. 5-11

• EMS – 4 • Fires – 2 • 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 fire/medical and […]

School district ponders museum storage request



The Northern Mariposa County History Center recently acquired a building it will be restoring in Coulterville. Russell Barrett Shivley, daughter of Frank and Ila Barrett, gifted the NMCHC the building and the property that shares a wall with the existing museum. Frank and Ila were each descendants of early pioneer families who settled in Coulterville. Members of the organization are […]


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