Rock hounds meet at state mining museum

The Mariposa Gem & Mineral Club meets at 4 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at the California State Mining and Mineral Museum at the county fairgrounds. Visitors are welcome. Information: 742-7625. … 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 […]


Oct. 26 to Nov. 1

EMS – 13Fire – 0Public Assist – 0Auto Collision – 1 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 13 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you. Positions are available for fire, medical, and various support duties. No experience necessary […]

New CT scanner helps patients

Machine uses less x-rays and is much faster

Bill Eberly, the lead CT technologist at John C. Fremont Hospital in Mariposa, utilizes the new CT scanner the hospital recently purchased.In a county with only 18,000 residents, sometimes health care can be difficult to find. Doctors and hospitals don’t have the money to buy the latest technology, and in some cases patients end up going out of town for […]

Council’s ‘In Uniform’ show begins Nov. 7

The Mariposa County Arts Council and the Keith M. Bertken Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6042 is hosting a special exhibition of art titled “In Uniform.” The exhibit opens Saturday, Nov. 7, and there will be a get-together from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at the Mariposa County Arts Council’s Treetop Gallery. Curated by Arts Council Director Cara Goger, “In […]

GAZETTE contributes

MARIPOSA GAZETTE Advertising Director Shantel Sojka, at right, presents a GAZETTE check for $6,780 to Buz Arnold, president of the Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation. The proceeds were generated from advertising sales in the official fair program. Four years ago, the GAZETTE partnered with the foundation in producing the program. That partnership has now generated more than $25,000 for […]

Residents now have another option for internet service

Jason Niedens knows about communications. Since he was about 15, 33-year-old Niedens has been interested in computers since the days of the Nintendo 64. He started working in networking and decided that was what he wanted to do with his life. And now Niedens offers Mariposa County residents another option for high-speed internet. Conifer Communications is up and running in […]

Restaurants donate to Habitat

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County recently received close to $3,000 from its dining out event. The 11 participating restaurants agreed to donate 10 percent of their proceeds made during one day to Habitat’s A Brush With Kindness program. Three of the restaurants — Steve’s Sportsman Cafe, Castillo’s Restaurant and Miner’s Roadhouse 140 — offered to participate on two days. […]

Mariposa Community Foundation announces grant cycle for 2015

The Mariposa Community Foundation recently announced a new Community Enrichment Grant Cycle for 2015. A limited number of grants up to $1,000 each are available for nonprofit organizations in Mariposa County. Successful grant applications will meet one or more of the following: Fund projects that contribute to the growth of the organization, or support a project that will increase the […]

Fair looks for 2016 theme

Entries are being taken for the 2016 Mariposa County Fair and Homecoming theme contest. The contest is limited to Mariposa County residents of any age. There is no limit on the number of entries that can be submitted, and they can all be put on the same piece of paper. Entries must be identified with the name and address of […]

County programs aimed at assisting tenants, landlords

Mariposa County Human Services is developing a variety of programs to help community members get in and stay in safe and affordable housing. The Housing Authority will soon be releasing housing choice vouchers, which was formerly known as Section 8. Mariposa County Human Services would like to support and help guide landlords through the Section 8 process, as well as […]