McClintock, Morse square off at debate

Differing views are obvious at forum


Rep. Tom McClintock and challenger Jessica Morse are shown on the stage this past Sunday in the auditorium at Mariposa County High School. The candidates shared their views on a wide variety of issues, from Yosemite National Park to the news media. Photo by Matt Johnson It was democracy in its purest form. The Mariposa Gazette hosted what will possibly […]

COMING SOON

Contractor’s show to offer something for all


The annual Mariposa County Contractor’s Association Outdoor Home and Garden Show will have something for just about everyone this year. It is scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is held at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The show is free to attend. There will, of course, be a variety of local contractors available to consult […]

Good deals coming at two flea markets



If you love a good bargain, you’ll enjoy two events scheduled for Oct. 6 and 7 in Mariposa County. One is the 32nd annual Hornitos Flea Market, which is slated Sunday, Oct. 7 in the historic setting of Hornitos. Gates open at 7 a.m. and the event lasts until 3 p.m. Admission is free. Organizers stress that no dogs are […]

Fake news to be subject of planned event

Author of recent book to give keynote address

Donald Barclay Fake news. Enemy of the people. Propaganda. It almost seems unreal these terms are making headlines in the 21st century, but that’s the current climate. “Some people don’t realize the news they get is biased,” said Mariposa County Librarian Janet Chase-Williams, referring to non-credible news sources and social media sites. Because of that, and since the library deals […]

Come fly away at event slated for airport

A new event is coming to the Mariposa-Yosemite Airport in October. Wings and Wheels Fest is slated for Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission is offered to the public. “Bring the whole family,” said airport manager Tony Borreson. It will also feature a pancake breakfast starting at 7 a.m. for those who wish to attend. […]

Go West Festival set to return Oct. 13-14



  Get your cowboy boots and hats on, and get ready to experience life in the old west. The third annual Go West Festival is set to return to Mariposa on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14. It will offer a wide variety of free activities, including gunfighting demonstrations, gold panning, live music, cornhole tournament and much more. “It’s […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Sept. 17 – A fire was reported on Sharp Lane in Mariposa. • Trespassing was reported on Darrah Road in Mariposa. • A goat was in distress on Lookout Mountain Road in Mariposa. Sept. 18 – There was a car vs. stop sign incident at the intersection of Highways 140 and 49 North in Mariposa. • There […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Sept. 17-23

• EMS – 6 • Fires – 0 • Public Assists – 3 • Auto Collisions – 3 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 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 […]

IN BRIEF …

4H hosts Color Me Green run Mariposa County 4-H will host the inaugural Color Me Green 5k/2.5k run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 13. The walk/run will start and finish at the historic Mariposa Courthouse. The theme, “Color Me Green” refers to the green powder used to splash runners who complete the run, in the spirit of “color runs.” Registration begins at […]

Jean Dewey

Jean Dewey, born Beverly Jean Crowell, passed away peacefully, at home, in the care of her family, on July 29, 2018, at the age of 91, after a short battle with cancer. Jean was born Jan. 9, 1927 to Harold M. and Beatrice (Greenwood) Crowell, in Everett, Wash. Her father worked for the railroad there and later for the Army […]