Something old …

1800s Gazette press still cranking out cards for the history museum

Above, Dick Hutchinson is shown operating the old Chandler & Price press at the Gazette building at the Mariposa Museum and History Center. Below is the drawing of the Counts House which was done by Nia Bothwell from Mariposa County High School. Photo by Greg LittleThis time of year is filled with traditions. One of those centers around the Mariposa […]

Something new …

Pathos continues tradition — for youth

Angel Ortiz is shown operating a printing press at Pathos in Mariposa. Ortiz is the shop manager. Photo by Greg Little It wasn’t even on the radar screen not that long ago. But now, it’s a successful local organization that not only provides a needed service but, most importantly, gives local youth an opportunity to learn and grow. “For the […]

At odds

Ongoing dispute continues among county supervisors, further action is a possibility; Long issues a public apology


Members of the public weren’t shy about sharing their thoughts regarding the recent actions of a Mariposa County Supervisor. At the Dec. 4 meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, four community members — including Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies — chided Supervisor Marshall Long for comments he made recently which were directed toward a constituent. Long, responding to […]

Clash of the Titans

Local woman to be on upcoming show


Above is a promo for the new NBC show featuring The Rock. Below is Ayonna Procter, who will be featured in the competition. Submitted photosLife has had its share of challenges for Ayonna Procter. Procter, 32, is one of 64 competitors to be featured on the upcoming television series, “The Titan Games.” The show is hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Dec. 3 – There were ongoing loose dog issues on Mercado Drive in Lake Don Pedro. • A violation of the sex offender registration law was reported on 10th Street in Mariposa. • Fraud was reported at Westamerica Bank in Mariposa. • There was a dog vs. dog incident on Banderilla Drive in Lake Don Pedro. • […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Dec. 3-9

• EMS – 8 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 1 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 …

Chamber to host coffee event The next “Friday Coffee” gathering is set for Dec. 28. The monthly event, sponsored by Main Street Mariposa, will be at 8:30 a.m. at the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is located at 5158 Highway 140 which is on the southwest corner of the four-way stop in Mariposa. The event is for local […]

Progressive group sets Dec. 15 meeting, two speakers on agenda

 Progressive Mariposa will be hosting a meeting this week with two featured speakers. Chevon Kothari, Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency Director, and Alison Tudor, Alliance for Community Transformations Executive Director, will be the speakers. The focus will be how to help community members in need this holiday season. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, […]

Card of Thanks

Manna House thanks Brick Wall Boutique and The Alley for their help in raising over $3,000 for Manna House Mariposa County and Kops for Kids at the Brick Wall Boutique’s Fall Fashion Show the day before Thanksgiving. Even the rain couldn’t stop the generosity of this great community. We also want to thank the Mariposa Gazette for its donation of […]

Mariposa resident looks back on his time with former President George H.W. Bush



Mariposa’s Marvin Wells is shown holding a photo taken in 1988 when he met eventual President George H.W. Bush. Photo by Matt JohnsonUnless you live under a rock, you probably heard about the passing of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush recently. Bush passed away Nov. 30 at the age of 94. “41,” as he was referred to as the […]