December 14, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

El Portal Travel Series kicks off winter season

The 98th annual El Portal Travel Series (EPTS) has kicked off this winter season.  It is a series of evenings in which slides and stories are shared which feature local travelers and their adventures. More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Dec. 4-10

• EMS - 6 • Fires - 2 • Public Assists - 3 • Auto Collisions - 3   More...

Board honors Wells for years of service

He’s affectionately known as “Mr. More...

Santa will be at museum this Saturday

Santa Claus is coming to the Mariposa Museum and History Center.  Santa will be at the museum on Saturday, Dec. 16 at a special open house event. More...

County focuses on TOT fees

Vacation rentals continue to be a popular business in Mariposa County.  However, in some cases, getting owners to comply with County regulations is a challenge.  That was the subject of an agenda item for the Mariposa County Board of Superv More...

Group removes trees, helps veterans

Some people still haven’t heard of it.  But Team Rubicon is quickly being recognized among other major service organizations across the world. More...

Showing appreciation

The Mariposa County Library held an appreciation night on Dec. 7 in celebration of its tutoring program. Here, librarians Karen Dusek (left) and Rebecca Adams are shown. More...

Community chorus to spread cheer with Dec. 18 concert

As the song says, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.  One way for Mariposa County to celebrate is to attend the Mariposa Community Chorus Christmas concert on Monday, Dec. 18. It begins at 7 p.m. More...

AmeriCorps volunteers turn focus to erosion control

Like so many visitors to this area, the AmeriCorps volunteers have fallen in love with Mariposa County. “I love it,” said Marcus Gillespie, one of the volunteers. “I love the landscape. The people here are great.” More...

One of first-ever patrol vehicles displayed

Mariposa County is rich in history, that’s for sure.  A piece of that history was on display over the weekend. One of the first-ever official patrol vehicles for the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office was on display.  More...

Your photos

Reader Rebecca Mock submitted this photo of a fawn exploring a drainage ditch at Idle Wheels. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Dec. 4 - Threats were reported on 10th Street. • There was a mountain lion sighting on Hidalgo Street in Lake Don Pedro. • A raccoon bite was reported on Highway 140 in El Portal. • Theft of paperwork was investigated on 10th Street. More...

It was a Merry Mountain celebration in Mariposa

The annual Merry Mountain Christmas Parade was held Saturday in Mariposa. Several holiday themed entries made their way down Highway 140. More...

True life heroes spend time at El Portal inn  Free Access 

Two truly amazing real life fire rescue heroes visited our area recently. We were honored to host Robert and Carole Nicholas at our business, Yosemite Blue Butterfly Bed and Breakfast in El Portal. More...

Pollinators are dying off worldwide, wildlife expert says

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series featuring Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, the California director of the National Wildlife Federation. Pratt-Bergstrom lives in Midpines. More...

Habitat Challenge now on in County

The Habitat For Humanity of Mariposa County Challenge is now on.  Members of the Habitat Board of Directors are challenging supporters to match the board’s donation of $2,500 in their year-end giving. More...

Making memories

Members of the Mariposa Masonic Lodge recently made a donation to the Kops for Kids program, which helps provide presents to underprivileged children in the County. More...

Sheriff’s Office unveils new-look vehicle

Those who drove by the Mariposa County Courthouse on Saturday afternoon may have done a double take.  That’s because a new Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle was unveiled in front of the courthouse, and it looks much dif More...

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