Department heads roll after supes’ employee reviews




 Mariposa County Fire Department Chief Len DeJoria tendered his resignation following a July 22 closed-session performance review with the board of supervisors. It had been DeJoria’s second closed-session review with the board in five weeks. Also on July 22, the five-person board held performance reviews with Public Works Director Peter Rei and County Administrative Officer Rick Benson. Following his review, […]

Little Fuller, Rymer, take Art Park stage



The Little Fuller Band (pictured above) performs at the Mariposa County Art Park on Friday, Aug. 1.The Little Fuller Band will perform at the Mariposa Art Park on Friday, Aug. 1, and J. J. Rymer will perform on Saturday, Aug. 2. Both shows are part of the Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings free concert series. The shows are put on by […]

Ehler and family are Habitat’s pick



Amanda EhlerAmanda Ehler, a local businessowner and mother, has been chosen by Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County to occupy the group’s third partner home. The local affiliate’s Family Selection Committee announced the selection of the partner family last week. On July 10, the group‘s board of directors approved Ehler’s selection. “The Ehler family includes two charming children, Khalil, 8, […]

Applications are available for parade



The 2014 Labor Day parade in Mariposa is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 30. The parade, sponsored by the Mariposa Lions Club, shares this year’s Mariposa County Fair theme of “Boots, Buckles and Barrels of Fun.” Applications for the parade are available at the Mariposa Visitors Center and at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds Office. This year’s grand marshalls will be Elna […]

Mentors needed for families



Friends, I bet most of you have never heard of the Community Partner Program, which is funded by a grant from the Calaveras-Mariposa Community Action Agency. Volunteers drawn from our community act as mentors helping families and individuals in need of working out their situations and learning self-sustaining abilities. Under the guidance of the Bridges Advisory Commission, the mentors help […]

Supreme Court is right



My letter is in response to Jim Evans “seeks response” letter in the July 17 MARIPOSA GAZETTE complaining about the recent Supreme Court ruling concerning Hobby Lobby. U.S. courts have extended certain constitutional protections to corporations. The basis for this is that they are organizations of people and these people should not be deprived of their constitutional rights when they […]

Kudos to teacher



The GAZETTE’S account of eighth-grade teacher Danielle Grate’s balloon project highlighted a fine example of imaginative and dedicated teaching. All participants should be highly commended for an inspirational and outstanding achievement. It’s a wonderful story. Fred Bottino … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. […]

McClintock has right idea



I am one of the thousands of constituents who Congressman Tom McClintock represents. He listened when we spoke out in opposition to Yosemite National Park’s Merced River Plan. We far outnumbered the small group of “so-called” environmentalists who used their unconstitutional sue-andsettle tactic to push their green agenda. He called this to the attention of the Subcommittee on Public Lands […]

Implores MCUSD board



This letter is being written by three of many senior citizens who are active participants at the Pure Training Facility at Spring Hill High School. After six months of classes at this location, we understand that the Mariposa County Board of Education has decided not to renew Pure’s lease. We beg you to reconsider. Not only has Pure spent time […]

Hospital does a great job



I was reminded recently of the utter importance and necessity of John C. Fremont Hospital. On July 6, I was admitted to the hospital, via the emergency room, due to an unexpected, serious and potentially life-threatening medical condition. I was filled with anxiety and fear, but the hospital staff took immediate action and I will be forever grateful. Specifically, doctors […]