Mariposa County Fire Response Log

May 14-May 20

• EMS – 6 • Fires – 3 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto Collisions – 1 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 […]

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

A pet parade was held at Mariposa County High School last Saturday, and community members are shown in it. The parade was open to anyone in the community to bring their pets, weighing less than 140 pounds, and march them around the Mariposa County Courthouse and back to the high school. The MCHS band played in the parade and community […]

Highway 132 now open in northern Mariposa County

Estimates put cost of repairs over $7 million

Above is the newly paved portion of Highway 132 in northern Mariposa County. The road was closed in March following heavy rains. At left is a photo of some of the materials which have been used to fix the area. Photos by Thomas Lawrence, CaltransIn spite of the magnitude of the issue, officials from Caltrans have managed to reopen Highway […]

Lifting spirits

All year, Teena Starchman’s third and fourth graders and Chelsea Stillwell’s transitional kindergarten and kindergarten students have been getting together to create decorations and cards for the residents of the Ewing Wing, John C. Fremont Healthcare District’s long term care facility in Mariposa. Recently, they got together to make spring decorations. The students went on a field trip to the […]

Kris Casto honored by tourism bureau as its 2018 ‘champion’

Kris Casto (left) is shown with the Yosemite-Mariposa Tourism Bureau director Terry Selk. Selk presented Casto with two gifts last week at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting. Photo by Matt JohnsonIt’s hard to name an organization or committee in Mariposa County that Kris Casto isn’t involved with in some capacity. Casto was honored for her involvement in the […]

Brushing up on their skills

French 2 students, shown in their classroom at Mariposa County High School, went shopping this month to practice using different food-related vocabulary and conversational skills. The school year is almost over, and graduation at MCHS is scheduled for Friday, June 8 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds Gold Bowl. More details will be printed in a future edition of the Gazette. […]

Memorial Day service scheduled for May 26

 Mariposa’s annual Memorial Day procession will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 26 at the intersection of Highways 140 and 49 North. It will be led by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6042. After stepping off from the VFW Hall at the corner, the procession will head to the Mariposa Cemetery opposite the Rite Aid store for a […]

25th Annual Mariposa Pow Wow

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Booking Report Here are some of the highlights from the recent booking reports at the Mariposa County Jail. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. May 7 – Jose Inez Favel Palafox, 48, Atwater, was arrested for driving without a license. • Stephanie Jean Scholl, 27, Mariposa, was arrested for driving without a […]

Habitat has wall raising for home

Pictured is the Palacio family: Clara, Santiago and Cielo, at the site of their new home on Stroming Road. Submitted photo by Brent DeShazer of Sierra PortraitsOn Tuesday, May 8, the first wall of Habitat for Humanity’s fourth home went up on Stroming Road. An enthusiastic group attended the event in support of the Santiago Palacio family who will receive […]

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