Gettin’ a leg up

Mariposa resident Tom Hays (left) and Dave Bart of Bart’s Blazin’ Q in Livermore tend to their spread of chicken legs during last Saturday’s Blazin’ Hog Barbecue and Zydeco Music Festival at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The event, the largest fundraiser for the John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation, was a resounding hit as attendees sampled a wide variety of barbecued […]

Residents cry foul over fire fee

 Mariposa County residents have been receiving the advanced notice that their state fire prevention fees are coming, and they are not pleased. Most folks are left scratching their heads at the expense the state incurred by sending the fullcolor, glossy postcard. That irritation, however, is minor compared to how many feel about the fee itself. The state established the new […]

Weekend brings all things ‘fest’

 The first full weekend of fall is bringing summer-like temperatures and a host of things to do in Mariposa County. There are three events with “fest” in their titles, indicating that it might be a countywide party. The Tomato Fest takes place all weekend long at various locations, including several downtown. Small family farms are alive and well in Mariposa. […]


St. Joseph’s plan goes back to drawing board

An artist’s rendering shows realigned steps heading to the driveway at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. A recent revision also added mountain ash trees and set a proposed pavillion (between the church and rectory) back five feet from the front of the church.A widely-discussed renovation plan for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church’s grounds will be revised and resubmitted to the county again, […]

CFSA: Fair is ‘small but mighty’

 Most local residents already know the importance of the Mariposa County Fair and its grounds, but some officials with the California Fair Services Authority (CFSA) got to experience that first hand this year, too. And to say they were impressed is an understatement. Rebecca Desmond, the CFSA deputy director and some colleagues visited the Mariposa County Fair earlier this month. […]


Recession in Europe dings local business

Erik Skindrud | The Gazette Otto the bear has beckoned customers to Mariposa Fruit & Nut Co. this summer—but fewer have responded to his call. “The economy in Europe has meant fewer visitors in town,” shop owner Ingrid Sulzmann said.The European debt crisis delivered fallout an ocean and a continent away with reduced tourism in Mariposa County this summer. Statistics […]

MCCA Home and Garden Show scheduled for Oct. 6

 The 23rd annual Mariposa County Contractors’ Association (MCCA) Home and Garden Show at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6 with free admission and parking for all those attending. In conjunction with the MCCA show, the Mariposa Friends of the Fair are holding their first annual flea market in the main fairgrounds’ parking lot. There will literally […]

Tomato Fest 2012 arrives this weekend

The Mariposa Tomato Festival is this weekend, Sept. 29 and 30. Organizers are busy putting the finishing touches on the event. Last year the heirloom tomato tasting was a big hit. “I didn’t know you could grow all these types of tomatoes in Mariposa;” “Look at all the different colors;” “The tomatoes have so much flavor;” “I am going to […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Sept. 17: Potholes and missing asphalt were reported on Old Highway. •People were chasingbears on Henness Circle. •An assault with a vehiclewas attempted on Darrah Road. •There was a verbal dispute on West Whitlock Road.Sept. 18: •Shooting was reported on Carter Road.•Fluid was spilled on Highway 140. •A vegetationfire was seen on Triangle Road. •Deputies responded to a neighbor dispute […]

Catnip seeks return of traps

Anyone who has borrowed a trap or carrier from the Catnip Society and forgot to return it, can bring it to Sherri’s Frame Shop at 4994 Seventh Street or call 966-3170. … 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 here to order […]