School board hears test results



The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees got a detailed report on student standardized test results at its regular meeting last Thursday. That, however, didn’t happen until the board recognized a valuable employee. Fernando Palacio, a longtime member of the district’s custodial staff who now works at Lake Don Pedro Elementary, was honored for his hard work. Superintendent […]

Fugitive nabbed in LA



A Mariposa County resident, James Dean Robbins, who was fleeing from fugitive recovery agents last week, was apprehended in Los Angeles last Thursday, according to bounty hunter J. Rocha. Robbins, who was being sought after jumping bail on a $250,000 bond for first degree burglary and possession of a controlled substance, was spotted by a local resident last Monday morning. […]

Hornitos prepares for traditional All Souls’ Day



THE HISTORIC HORNITOS CEMETERY AND ST. CATHERINE’S CHURCH ARE PICTURED DURING LAST YEAR’S ALL SOULS’ DAY CELEBRATION. IT WILL BE MARKED AGAIN THIS YEAR ON NOV. 2. Hornitos, once a lively gold town of 12,000 souls, now drowses in the foothills, a reminder of when the town was full of gold miners seeking their fortunes. Once a year on Nov. […]

Promotional pinnings



  GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN TUCKER ABOVE, NEW MARIPOSA COUNTY SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN STERLING CRAMER IS PINNED BY HIS CHILDREN DURING A SWEARING-IN CERMONY LAST WEEK. BELOW, NEW PATROL SERGEANT JOE WILLIAMS IS PINNED BY HIS WIFE. BOTH LONG-TIME MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT RECEIVED PROMOTIONS BY SHERIFF DOUG BINNEWIES.  … An online subscription is required to view news content on this […]

Friday, Oct. 22



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, Oct. 23



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, Oct. 24



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 – $5 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Snelling. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and […]

Monday, Oct. 25



Canteen Coffee Time – every Monday at Happy Burger Diner from 6 to 10 a.m. for veterans and their spouses. Free coffee or tea. Narcotics Anonymous – 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Prayer and support […]

Tuesday, Oct. 26



Take Off Pounds Sensibly – Methodist Church Parish Hall on Sixth Street at 9:30 to 11 a.m. For information call 966-6061 or 374- 3280. Senior Center – Bridge at 9 a.m. Bootjack Stompers: Square and line dance workshop at Bootjack Stompers Hall. Line dance class with George Morrell begins at 6 p.m. Square dance class for new dancers from 7 […]

Wednesday, Oct. 27



Community Connections – meets for coffee, visiting, soup, or to play games from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meets at Old Schoolhouse at the corner of Dexter and Cuneo, Greeley Hill. Everyone is welcome. Narcotics Anonymous – 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). Upper Room Community Women’s Bible Study – meets at the senior center in […]