Living history



  GAZETTE PHOTOS BY DAN TUCKER PICTURED ABOVE ARE 28 DECSENDANTS OF THE LATE GEORGE COUNTS ON THE STEPS OF THE HISTORIC COUNTS’ HOUSE AT THE MARIPOSA MUSEUM AND HISTORY CENTER. DON AND SHARON FAIRCLAUGH OF GRASS VALLEY ARRANGED A REUNION, HOSTING FAMILY MEMBERS FROM AS FAR AWAY AS BOSTON, NEW YORK AND WISCONSIN. THE GROUP TOURED THE MUSEUM GROUNDS […]

FCC’s broadband plan may leave rural users behind digital divide



Residents in rural areas like Mariposa County and its surrounding neighbors may be left in a technological black hole when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) implements its National Broadband Plan (NBP). By virtue of the Obama Administration’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 (better known as the stimulus package), the FCC was tasked to provide 100 million American […]

Comment period closing on river’s ORVs



The public scoping period which allows for public comment on the developing Merced River Plan and the Outstandingly Remarkable Values (ORVs) of the Merced River corridor will close on July 31. In June, the National Park Service released a Draft 2010 Outstandingly Remarkable Value (ORVs) Report for the Merced Wild and Scenic River. The report states, “There are several criteria […]

Traffic sting nets seven arrests



A stepped-up traffic enforcement on Highway 140 landed seven people in jail on July 16. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office conducted the operation. According to Sheriff Brian Muller, the enforcement action took place in the Midpines and El Portal areas. During the operation, seven drivers were arrested for traffic-related violations. Arrested during the operation were Carlos Ortiz-Zuniga of Mariposa, Francisco […]

Butler fund raiser set for this Saturday



The fund raiser for Mike Butler, who was injured in a hang gliding crash in June, will be held Saturday, July 24 at 1 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. There will live music in the Amigo Stage area. “Killin’ Time” and the Redding Brothers Band will perform. Line dancing with Sue will also take place. A meal ticket for […]

Fiorina faces fund raising challenge



SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is at a fund raising disadvantage in many parts of California, including her home turf in the Silicon Valley, as she tries to unseat three-term incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer, an Associated Press review of campaign finance data shows. That means the former Hewlett-Packard Co. chief executive will have to look […]

Digital movie locker ‘UltraViolet’ nears launch



LOS ANGELES (AP) — A group of media and electronics companies will soon start testing a system that will let you watch the movies you buy wherever you are, regardless of formats and other technical hurdles. Like ATMs, your account would follow you, no matter what brand of machine you use. The group has also come up with a name […]

Friday, July 23



Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reformers Unanimous – a free addictions program held at the corner of 12th and Jones Street (next to the old First Baptist Church), every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 966-5780 or 966-5542. Narcotics Anonymous […]

Saturday, July 24



Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Narcotics Anonymous – 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please click […]

Sunday, July 25



Alcoholics Anonymous – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Snelling Rebekah Breakfast – 7 to 11 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, downtown Snelling. Motherload Pistol Club – steel challenge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the range at 4443 Old Highway. Bring a centerfire or .22 […]