Young storytellers ready to spin tales



On Saturday, Nov. 20, thousands of people around the world will gather in small towns and major cities to enjoy an evening of storytelling. In Mariposa, 20 of Mariposa’s young kindergarten through sixth grade storytellers will be spinning their original stories at the Mariposa County Arts Council’s 15th annual Youth Tellabration! This program is a worldwide storytelling event which is […]

Decoration central



GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN TUCKER TRENT WILLIAMS (LEFT) AND ORALEE PHILLIPS PREPARE THE TABLE FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS IN ADVANCE OF THE BLACK AND WHITE BALL AT THE MARIPOSA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS LAST SATURDAY. THE EVENT IS ONE OF THE LARGEST FUND RAISERS OF THE YEAR FOR THE JOHN C. FREMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT…. An online subscription is required to view news content on […]

County follows state trends in propositions



Mariposa County’s typically conservative electorate followed the statewide results in proposition decisions in the Nov. 2 general election. In all but one category, Mariposa County matched the selections made by voters statewide. On controversial Proposition 19, which would have allowed the legalization of marijuana and provide regulation and taxation, the state turned thumbs down, 54 to 46 percent. Mariposa County […]

American Indian Heritage honored



GAZETTE PHOTO BY JILL BALLINGER THE MARIPOSA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS PROCLAIMED NOVEMBER, 2010 AS “NATIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH” AT ITS NOV. 9 MEETING. THE PROCLAMATION HONORED AMERICAN INDIANS FOR “MAINTAINING OUR NATION’S STRENGTH AND PROSPERITY” AND NOTED THAT NEARLY HALF OF ALL OF AMERICA’S NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBAL LEADERS HAVE SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES. PICTURED ARE […]

Yard sale rescheduled



The Bootjack Volunteer Fire Department has rescheduled its previously rained-out yard sale to the weekend of Nov. 20 and 21. Beginning at 7 a.m. on both days the sale will be held inside the Bootjack Firehouse on Bootjack Lane. Community members are urged to attend the fund raising event. Anyone with questions or wishing to make donations can call 966-2491 […]

MCFD has free home smoke alarms



Word is spreading about Mariposa County Fire Department’s (MCFD) and the “Install. Inspect. Protect.” Smoke Alarm Campaign. If you haven’t heard, you could be missing out on the perfect opportunity to receive a free smoke alarm and installation. Perhaps you just need a free inspection or replacement batteries. MCFD is ready to assist you. Why is MCFD offering this program? […]

Turkey shoot benefits Laam family



There will be a turkey shoot to benefit the family of Velma Laam on Saturday, Nov. 13 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Miner’s Inn lounge. There will also be a potluck and raffle. For information, call Bob at 966-2364. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your […]

Workshops get WISE



Anyone who is receiving Social Security disability benefits and who is interested in exploring work options can get assistance from the Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE). The workshop will answer questions about how to keep benefits and still work, help participants understand how working will affect their benefits and explain who can help them find a job. Space is limited, […]

NRA dinner planned



The first annual Friends of the NRA (National Rifle Association) fund raising banquet and auction will be hosted by the Mariposa County Fish and Game Protective Association. It will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 each (all ages) Tickets are pre-sale only. No tickets will be sold […]

Friday, Nov. 12



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 […]