Bootjack Stompers hold rummage sale



The Bootjack Stompers Square Dance Club annual rummage sale will be held Nov. 4, 5 and 6 at the club’s hall on Highway 49 South, across from the fairgrounds. Bargain shopping begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 and continues through 8 p.m. that evening. Saturday, Nov. 5 brings a full day of opportunity for thrift shoppers from 9 […]

Two killed in pot farm shootings



FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Two brothers shot dead at a medical marijuana processing site near the small farming community of Pixley became the fourth and fifth pot-related homicides this year in rural Tulare County, known more for its prolific dairies. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether the operators of the site had the paperwork in place to make […]

CALIFORNIA POLITICS

Radanovich spearheads redistricting lawsuit


George Radanovich represented Mariposa in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2011.George Radanovich has been busy since his 15 years in Congress ended in January. Last week, however, the California Supreme Court gave one of his recent projects a thumbs-down. In a 7-0 decision, the court rejected the Mariposa resident’s petition to cancel redrawn boundaries for the U.S. […]

CHIMNEY SAFETY

Resin buildup poses annual fire danger


Local chimney sweep Mike Quinn is close to booked solid this time of year. Quinn is passionate about the risks posed by clogged stoves and chimneys. “We need to educate the population on the dangers,” he said.Chimney fires are like falling leaves and football— an annual rite of autumn. “When it starts to get cold, you can almost guarantee we’ll […]

School forms safety committee




In response to parent concerns about student safety during drop-off and pick-up times, Mariposa Elementary School has established a School Safety Committee. The committee was formed at the School Site Council (SSC) on Oct. 24. Last week, parents expressed concern that their children were in danger due to heavy traffic congestion, no crosswalks and narrow streets near the school. Parent […]

Grizzly Band wins at Selma again



The 47th annual Selma Rotary Marching Band Festival was Oct. 29. For the second year in a row, the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band and the MCHS drum major both won first place in their divisions. The band’s point total was the second highest in the entire competition (in all divisions). The drum major’s score of 88 beat her […]

16th Veterans’ Day ceremony planned



The children of Mariposa have grown up with memories of the traditional Veterans’ Day Ceremony that they plan each year to honor the veterans of their town. Each November for the last 16 years, on the Mariposa Elementary playground, students from various schools and the Mariposa County High School honor veterans with patriotic music and with their respect. Mariposa’s Keith […]

GAZETTE plans for upcoming holidays



The holiday season is quickly approaching, and the staff at the MARIPOSA GAZETTE is planning for deadline changes and closures. In November, deadlines will change the week preceding Thanksgiving. The editorial deadline for submission for the Nov. 24 edition will be Wednesday, Nov. 16 at noon. The classified deadline for that edition will be Friday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. […]

Ewing Wing residents prepare for Christmas



Above, residents of John C. Fremont Hospital’s Ewing Wing work on “Christmas Blessing Stockings.”Residents’ of the Ewing Wing skilled nursing unit at John C. Fremont Hospital have already begun making “Christmas Blessing Stockings.” This is the seventh year of this project. The first year of this project was 2005. The Ewing Wing residents wanted to do something for the children […]

Rotarians learn the value of water



Mark RowneyIt can be easy to take water for granted, and many of us do. For others water is a precious commodity from which life springs. Farmers and ranchers know its value far better that most. But shut off the faucet, well, or main and watch the horror begin. According to Mariposa Public Utility District General Manger, Mark Rowney, water […]