Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Jan. 29 – An arrest was made following a report of malicious mischief on Jessie Street. • There was a report of a loose white rooster on Joe Howard Street. • A malnourished dog was reported on Pine Crest Drive. • Shooting was reported in the area of Silva Road. Jan. 30 – There was a report of a chimney […]

Birdwalk set Feb. 17

The Sierra Foothill Conservancy and Yosemite Area Audubon Society will be holding a guided birding walk on the Stockton Creek Preserve, led by local biologist Melissa Odell. All levels of hikers are welcome to enjoy. It will be held Saturday, Feb. 17 at 9 a.m. Those interested should meet at the Highway 140 preserve entrance. For questions, call (209) 742-5556. […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Jan. 22-28 • EMS – 6 • Fires – 0 • 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 […]


Newlyweds both fight fires, face challenge of not seeing one another

Dean and Elizabeth Mullis are shown above during the firefighting season, which was a challenge for the newlyweds. At left, the couple is shown at their wedding. Submitted photosEditor’s note: In the Jan. 25 edition of the Gazette, a story centered around the challenges which spouses and children of firefighters face. This follow-up story focuses on the challenges of couples […]

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Storytelling event is scheduled two days in March in Mariposa

Anne Rutherford and Norm BreckeKeeping storytelling alive is the goal of a local group which has planned an upcoming event. Produced by the Keeping Storytelling in Mariposa Schools SIG, the Story Slam! Competition will take place at the United Methodist Church, 6th and Bullion streets, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9. People can sign up to tell their five-minute story […]

Fireside Chat slated Feb. 18 at museum

A Fireside Chat is scheduled at the Mariposa Museum and History Center. It will be Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. at the history center, 5119 Jessie Street in Mariposa. Admission is free. The subject will be “Historic and Archeological Research at Fish Camp/Summerdale, California.” The talk will summarize the preliminary findings of Dr. John Pryor, his students and Native […]

Beekeepers group sets monthly meeting Feb. 19

Bees will be the subject of a Feb. 19 meeting.Wannabees, newbees and anyone else interested in backyard beekeeping in Mariposa is invited to Sierra Foothill Beekeepers Association’s monthly meeting. It will be on Feb. 19 at the Mariposa County Library at 7 p.m. The meetings take place every third Monday of the month, from February through October. The Sierra Foothill […]

Local ranchers invited to attend area workshop

University of California, Cooperative Extension’s Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor for Fresno and Madera Counties, Rebecca Ozeran, is hosting a workshop for local ranchers. It will be at McCay Hall in Cathey’s Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 1-5:30 p.m., and again at Kearney Ag Research and Extension Center, Parlier on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 2-6:30 p.m. The presentations will […]

A donation from the heart

Local artist Ocean Jones created over 70 handmade paper hearts which are combined with a mixture of California wildflower seeds. The hearts were sold over recent months to raise money for Detwiler Fire relief. The hearts can be planted in the ground or in pots. Jones (right) donated $250 to the Mariposa Community Foundation. The money will go toward helping […]

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