Burns and ‘Circus’ to perform at Art Park



Bootstrap Circus features fiddler and vocalist Kristen Ramsey, bassist Greg Archer, drummer Mark Albosta and guitarist and vocalist Adam Burns.This weekend’s performers at the Mariposa Art Park are Adam Burns’ Beat Harvest on Friday, Aug. 15 and Bootstrap Circus on Saturday, Aug. 16. Both bands are led by frontman Adam Burns. Bootstrap Circus was known as The Adam Burns Band […]

Price earns certificate



Cliff Price of Mariposa’s Foster True Value hardware store has been recognized with a Basic Training in Hardware Retailing certificate issued by the National Retail Hardware Association. Pictured with Price is store manager Monica Evans…. 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? […]

Computer workshop is free for residents



Free computer workshops are continuing this month at Mother Lode Job Training. A three-day basic Microsoft Excel 2010 workshop will be held for three days on Aug. 26, 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. The workshops will be held at the job training office at 5362 Lemee Lane in Mariposa. For more information, call 966-3643. … An online […]

Tax dollars misspent



In closed session on Tuesday, Aug. 5, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors made two incredible moves. It accepted the resignation of Peter Rei as public works director effective Nov. 16, 2014. They then put him on “paid” administrative leave effective Aug. 16, 2014. We will be paying a man who is not working for three months. It gets better. […]

Heat and smoke are stressful



Just a reminder that we are all under stress with the heat and the smoke. We are all worried, and on edge. So please take a moment to realize that this affects all of us, and be kind, be patient and be understanding. It will make this all a whole lot easier. It won’t go on forever, and all will […]

Reasons to attend the fair



Here are three reasons to attend the 2014 Mariposa County Fair and Homecoming. First, the exhibitors. Mariposa people all over the county, young and old, have been working for a year on exhibits for the fair. For the 4-H and FFA youth, the fair’s junior livestock auction provides funds for their future. Artists have been painting and taking photographs to […]

Renaming mountain is wrong



Rep. McClintock’s bill to rename Mammoth Peak to Mt. Jessie Benton Frémont was passed by the House of Representatives on July 14. Regrettably, this bill is based on fiction and not on historical fact. The bill states that Jessie Benton Frémont “urged (Horace Greeley, Thomas Starr King, and United States Senator Edward Baker) to begin a process that ultimately led […]

A call for caution



As California Gold Mining Inc. (CGM) continues to evaluate the Pine Tree/Josephine property in Bear Valley for gold sufficient to warrant hard rock mining, it is collecting data from a number of side-by-side holes taken next to the old Golden Bell holes drilled in 1985-87. Stock activity shows CGM hovering around $.05—down from a year high of $.10 a share. […]

In defense of bats



Although I agree that public safety always needs to be considered when addressing wildlife issues, I was concerned about the alarmist attitude taken regarding “Bizarre bat discovery sparks rabies routine” in the Aug. 7 MARIPOSA GAZETTE. Bats are extremely beneficial creatures that consume vast amounts of insects— including those that carry more common diseases than rabies—and agricultural pests. Yes, rabies […]

PUBLIC HEALTH NOTES

Ebola has world’s attention



During our everyday routines it doesn’t usually cross our minds that something happening in another country on a separate continent on the other side of the world could affect us. Through international trade and travel, however, the rest of the world is less than 48 hours away. For this reason, the public health and medical fields have been dedicated to […]