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Over-eaters group to have local meetings

Compulsive over-eaters are invited to a new weekly meeting of Overeaters Anonymous beginning the first Monday in February. The first meeting is Feb. 4 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Mariposa Fellowship, 4034 Darrah Road, Mariposa. Overeaters Anonymous is not a diet club. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating […]

Your photos

Submitted photoReader Victoria Sanchez submitted this photo she took recently of a mule deer in Yosemite Valley. 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 […]


Daredevils take to pool for New Year’s

Walter Wall, the new district attorney for Mariposa County, leaps into the Mariposa pool during last week’s Polar Plunge, a first year event held on New Year’s Day. Photos by Matt JohnsonFor those who weren’t still sleeping on the morning of New Year’s Day, a unique event was taking place at the Mariposa County Pool. The first-ever Mariposa Polar Plunge […]

Author sets signing event Jan. 12

Above is author Jennifer Fosgate and below her newest book is shown. Submitted photo A local author will be hosting a book signing event on Saturday. Jennifer Fosgate, author of the new book “When Cow Pies Bloom,” will hold the event from 1-3 p.m. at the Mariposa County Library, located at 4978 10th Street. The novel will be for sale […]

Plenty to see on Merced River Trail hike

Cross this suspension bridge at Briceburg and drive about five miles to begin the hike along the Merced River. Photo by Matt JohnsonIf you’re looking for a way to be more active in 2019, look no further than one of the hidden gems located not far from Mariposa. I’m referring to the Merced River Trail in the Briceburg area. Almost […]

Your outdoor photos, tales are sought by Gazette

Mariposa County is known for its unique geography, scenery and wildlife. The Gazette staff hopes to highlight those qualities in this Outdoors section. We are hoping community members will send in photos — perhaps of a large fish caught or a deer taken — or suggest stories for the section. We believe the community would enjoy seeing some of the […]

Area Fishing Forecast

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News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Dec. 31 – A missing horse was located on Coronado Road in Lake Don Pedro. • A vehicle was reported as stolen on Highway 49 North in Mariposa. • There were neighbor issues reported on Shetland Lane in Coulterville. Jan. 1 – Fireworks were reported as seen on Hill Top Drive and as heard on Woodland Drive, […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Dec. 31-Jan. 6

• EMS – 5 • Fires – 4 • Public Assists – 0 • 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 […]

Quinn to address fire issue

Bernie QuinnA recap of state fires and how to prepare for the future will be addressed for the public at an upcoming gathering. It will be on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 9:45 a.m. at the Miners Roadhouse. The meeting is being presented by the Mariposa Democratic Club. With California still reeling from the last few years of catastrophic fires, including […]

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