Photo show is open to artists

The Sierra Artists’ Gallery of Mariposa is hosting its second annual Photography Fest. The exhibit is a new addition to the Gold Rush Art Show and the Mariposa Miniatures, which have been hosted by the gallery for many years. The event will open on July 13 and run through July 26. Awards will be given in two categories: color photographs […]

Don Pedro Lake is still open for business

Events planned despite drought

In spite of the dry conditions in California, Don Pedro Lake is open for business with 6,700 acres of surface area. Four years of drought have taken their toll on California, and Don Pedro Lake is no exception. Although the water level is lower than it has been in years, there are still plenty of opportunities for locals and visitors […]

Reprinted from October 26, 1878

On Sunday last Dr. Ward was called to attend the son of Andrew Zinkard, who resides near Princeton. The boy had been thrown from a horse and received a terrible shock, causing concussion of the brain. He is but 12 or 14 years old, and, like many other boys, will necessarily have to be bucked off several times at the […]


Mariposa County Parks and Recreation’s Day Camp Scholarship Program recenty received a $500 donation from Soroptimist International of Mariposa. Shown here, from left, are day camp supervisor Garrett Simpson, day campers Annie and Davis Bryant, Mariposa County Parks and Recreation Program Manager Shannon Hansen and Soroptimist board member Anita Starchman Bryant. The day camp is for children ages 7 to […]

Mariposa County Fire Member of the Month

Steve SulaEach month, the Mariposa County Fire Department introduces the community to one of its members. Steve Sula, Battalion Chief 7111 is June’s Mariposa County Fire Department member of the month. Sula has served 14 years with Tuolumne County Fire and 15 years with the Mariposa County department. Outside of the department, Sula works in route sales for Bimbo Bakeries. […]

Photos needed for recycling calendar

Entries due by June 18

The Mariposa County Public Works Solid Waste and Recycling Division is looking for photographs for the annual recycling calendar for the 2015-16 edition. Photos of nature, landscapes, historical buildings and other aspects of Mariposa County will be accepted for consideration. Photos must be in by Thursday, June 18. Selected photos will be featured in the calendar that is distributed at […]

Officials ratchet up fire restrictions

While campfires in most designated campgrounds are still allowed, a June 15 CAL FIRE order bans all other outdoor fires until significant rainfall alters wildfire risk. (Roseanna Robles | CONTRIBUTED)Tuesday, June 16, 2015 – 9:15 a.m. – Area CAL FIRE officials this week issued stricter fire rules that limit campfires and outdoor smoking.“Due to the extreme menace of life by […]

Aramark snags Yosemite concession contract

A sign supporting Unite Here Local 19 adorned an employee’s window in Yosemite National Park in February. (Erik Skindrud | The GAZETTE)Wednesday, June 17, 2015 – 11 a.m. – The National Park Service has selected food and service giant Aramark to replace Delaware North Companies as Yosemite’s prime contract holder, the Park said today. “Wow,” said Unite Here Local 19 union […]

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