Electrical problem on shuttle delays launch



WEDNESDAY’S LAUNCH OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY WAS SCRUBBED DUE TO AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The final launch of space shuttle Discovery has been delayed again, this time because of an electrical problem. NASA decided early Tuesday evening to bump the liftoff until at least Thursday. The decision came less than 24 hours before the scheduled […]

CCC holds fund raising dinner



The Coulterville Community Club is holding a fund raising dinner on Saturday night, Nov. 6. It will be in the rear meeting room of the VFW, 5019 Main Street, Coulterville from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. There is a choice of french dip beef sandwich or barbecued chicken sandwich with cole slaw and home-made dessert, and beverage (iced tea or coffee) […]

NYC bedbugs scaring off NYC tourists



BED BUGS LIKE THE ONE PICTURED ABOVE ARE NEGATIVELY AFFECTING THE TOURISM INDUSTRY IN NEW YORK CITY. NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s bedbugs have climbed out of bed and marched into landmarks like the Empire State Building, Bloomingdale’s and Lincoln Center, causing fresh anxiety among tourists who are canceling Big Apple vacations planned for the height of the […]

An eye on art



GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN TUCKER A NUMBER OF LOCAL RESIDENTS ATTENDED AN ART AUCTION AT SAVOURY’S RESTAURANT IN DOWNTOWN MARIPOSA LAST WEDNESDAY. THE EVENT WAS HELD BY THE MARIPOSA BRANCH OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IN A FUND RAISING EFFORT FOR BUILDING MATERIALS FOR THE GROUP’S FIRST LOCAL HOME…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. […]

Home Tour hopes to avoid cancellation



Perhaps it’s a sign of the times, but the Mariposa County Friends of the Library Christmas Home Tour is in jeopardy of being cancelled. While the Friends of the Library (FoL) have lined up some exceptional homes for this year, there just may not be enough of them. The FoL are in need of homes, and they are putting out […]

Annual Veterans’ Day ceremony set



The children of Mariposa have grown up with memories of the traditional Veterans’ Day Ceremony which they plan each year for the veterans of their town. Each November for the last 15 years, on the Mariposa Elementary playground, students from various schools and Mariposa County High School honor veterans with patriotic music and with their respect. Mariposa’s Keith M. Bertken […]

Celebrating 40 years



GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN TUCKER RICK AND GAIL PIOSKI CHECK THE SNACK SUPPLY AT THEIR MARIPOSA COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MIXER LAST TUESDAY. THE EVENT MARKED THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF MARIPOSA TV, WHICH THEY OWN AND OPERATE…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not […]

Checking the damage



GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN TUCKER GENE MICKEL REPORTS THE DAMAGE TO HIS HOME ON SMITH ROAD LAST THURSDAY MORNING. AT AROUND 4 A.M., SPENCER MEACHAM, 24, OF MARIPOSA PLOWED THROUGH THE LANDSCAPING ON THE EDGE OF THE CORNER LOT AND SMASHED INTO THE MICKEL’S HOME. FORTUNATELY, MEACHAM’S GMC PICK-UP STRUCK THE GARAGE. HE WAS UNINJURED AND WAS ARRESTED FOR DRIVING […]

Restaurant proposed at Mariposa airport



The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors has approved, in concept, the proposal to build a restaurant at the Mariposa-Yosemite Airport. The action took place at the board’s Oct. 26 meeting. Steve Stuhmer made the pitch to the board. His proposal includes building a private hangar and restaurant on airport property that is currently vacant. The airport’s fixed-based operator (FBO), KMPI, […]

Friday, Nov. 5



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 […]