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Submitted photoReader Bob Edwards submitted this photo of his cat, Sal, who was keeping close watch on Christmas. “Sal boy says goodnight; all was okay here. No mice so far,” is what Edwards reported his feline as thinking. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. Please include your name and a short […]

Working with animals is topic of upcoming library program

Chrissy Tiner is shown with her German Shepherd, Haley, a search and rescue dog. Tiner will be in attendance at an upcoming presentation at the Mariposa Library. Submitted photoHow are search and rescue dogs trained? What does a veterinarian technician do? Who helps animals during natural disasters? What is involved in becoming a dog groomer? How easy is it to […]

CHP notes new safety laws

New laws approved by the California Legislature in 2018 will affect roadway safety in several ways, including helmet use on bicycles and motorized scooters, hit-and-run on bicycle paths, modified exhaust systems and enhanced safety for refuse collection vehicles. To support its mission of providing safety, service and security, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is highlighting several of these new laws. […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Dec. 17 – Assault and battery was reported on Hospital Road in Mariposa. • There was a water hazard reported on Yaqui Gulch Road in Mariposa. • Explosives were heard in the Bootjack area in Mariposa. • A firearm was found on Ben Hur Road in Mariposa. • Suspicious circumstances were reported on Guadalupe Creek Road in […]

Fishing opportunities abound despite hatchery issues in parts of the state

can be enjoyed by young and old. Specific plants of catchable trout are planned at 53 waters in 25 counties across California between now and Jan. 4. Submitted photoThe winter holidays are a popular time for people to enjoy recreational trout fishing, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) trout hatcheries plan to provide plenty of opportunities for […]

Government shutdown is impacting Yosemite

Various services curtailed at park

Though there were visitors on the trail to Lower Yosemite Fall on Sunday, as shown here, it was not as busy as normal. The park remains open with limited service. No rangers are at the entrance gates, so admission is free during the shutdown. Photo by Greg LittleThe partial federal government shutdown continues as members of Congress struggle to come […]

Sierra Natl. Forest plans temporary seasonal closure of hiking and OHV trails in Ferguson Fire burn area alongside the Merced River

Sierra National Forest officials announced a temporary trail closure order (Forest Order No. 05-15-51-18-15) on trail numbers 21E07 (Hite’s Cove Trail), 19E05 (Savage Lundy Trail) and 19E200 (Hite’s Cove OHV Trail) on the Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest. These trails are located within the Ferguson Fire burn area. The reasoning behind the closures is for safety […]

New CFO introduced at hospital meeting

JCF employee JoAnne Eskra (left) had a resolution declared in her honor as she is set to retire. Board member Linda Prible read the resolution.The search for a new chief financial officer has come to a close for the John C. Fremont Healthcare District. JCF Chief Executive Officer Matthew Matthiessen announced the hiring of Robert Reyes to fill the CFO […]

DSA thanks the Dulcichs

Submitted photoThe Mariposa County Deputy Sheriff’s Association thanks the Dulcich family and Coast Hardware for their donation of 14 new bicycles to the KOPS for KIDS Program. “Jim, Heidi and their family have been a huge part of the KOPS for KIDS program’s success for many years and we couldn’t be more grateful for their continued support!” said Deputy Will […]


MCHS attempting to eliminate vaping use

MCHS vice principal Tammi Richards addressed the MCUSD board recently about the prevalence of vaping and other drugs at MCHS. Photos by Matt JohnsonWhen Tammi Richards took the job as assistant principal at Mariposa County High School earlier this year, even she couldn’t have seen this coming. “This is new for all of us,” Richards said. She is talking about […]

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