McClintock, Uppal to lock horns

Tom McClintock | Contributed U.S. Congressman Tom McClintock has been active in California politics since the 1980s.Tom McClintock, the conservative Republican who has held office in California since age 26, is running to become Mariposa’s next Congressman. McClintock, who lives in the Sacramento suburb of Elk Grove, currently represents California’s 4th Congressional District. The 4th district currently stretches from El […]


Killing of Mt. Rainier ranger felt servicewide

Margaret AndersonServing as a law enforcement ranger for the National Park Service is more dangerous than working as an FBI agent. That reality was driven home on New Year’s Day when 34- year-old ranger Margaret Anderson fell in the line of duty at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington State. Over the past 22 years, eight FBI agents have paid […]

Honor Guard salutes new year

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard presented the colors and led the Pledge of Allegiance at the first meeting of the Mariposa County Supervisors for 2012. The group is the department’s first-ever, and is shown during the presentation of colors on Tuesday morning. Pictured, from left, are Deputy Will Atkinson, Sergeant Justin Reeder and Patrol Sergeant Chris Ramirez. Not […]

MCHS grad dies in ATV accident

Mariposa County High School graduate Paul Downs, 39, was killed in an ATV rollover near Jack Creek, near Elko, Nev. Mariposa County Fire Chief Jim Wilson said Downs was a 1990 graduate of MCHS and was a very popular student. According to published reports, Downs was with a group of friends scouting for cats in the area. His body was […]

Kasey Holladay-Raber

Kasey Jean Holladay-Raber of Mariposa was born Nov. 12, 1984, and went home to her Lord and savior on Dec. 30, 2011, in Merced. She was 27. She was surrounded by family and friends. Known as “Mean, mean Kasey Jean,” by her loved ones, she brought so much love and spunk into their lives. She was a loving mother, daughter, […]

Vincent John ‘Dutch’ Walz

And the Walz come tumbling down… It is with deep sorrow that the family of Vincent John “Dutch” Walz announces the passing of its beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He is at peace now and the family members are grateful for that, but it was too soon. Dutch was born May 12, 1928, and died the morning […]


A remarkable life

He was born in 1916 and was called Shorty. He said he never minded as he could accomplish most any task he set for himself. He grew up in Little Sioux, Iowa where he and his brother, Joe, fished and ice skated on the Little Sioux River. His father was mayor of the town and owned a small trucking business. […]

Thank you

Manna House Volunteers want to thank many people for helping us to provide 300 Christmas dinners to the needy folks in our community. Our thanks go to the MARIPOSAGAZETTE and Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce for the publicity covering this annual event, and to the many clubs, organizations, schools, churches, businesses and individuals who helped in one way or another. […]


In the engagement announcement for Anna Marie Carpenter and Matthew Alan Hutson, Anna’s paternal grandparents, George and Mary Carpenter of Mariposa were incorrectly listed as her maternal grandparents. The bride-to-be is a descendant of the pioneer Elliott and Westfall families. The GAZETTE regrets the error. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue […]

Skinners celebrate 60 years

Chet and Barbara Skinner were classmates in their junior high school days in Riverside. They met in 1946 and were married on Dec. 23, 1951. They were joined in their anniversary celebration by many friends at the New Life Christian Fellowship in Mariposa on Dec. 25. They have five children: Edward, Joel, Julia, Andy and Melissa; 12 grandchildren, and 34 […]