County gives approval to begin remodeling project at DA’s office

The Mariposa County District Attorney’s Office is getting new digs. But before that can happen, work has to be done to renovate the former office of the county health department. That department recently moved into the former Rose Medical Clinic on Highway 49 North in Mariposa. Last week, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors approved spending up to $65,000 to […]

Borgeas will have mobile office hours in Mariposa

Representatives from the office of State Sen. Andreas Borgeas will be in Mariposa next week. The “mobile office hours” are hosted regularly by the office of Borgeas and provides expanded constituent services for residents of the 8th Senate District. Representatives will be at Pony Expresso, 5182 Highway 49 North in Mariposa, on Monday, Dec. 9. They will be there from […]

Annual home tour is set for Dec. 14

Guests are often stunned by the beauty seen on the Soroptimist Christmas Home Tour. Submitted photo by Anita Starchman Bryant Soroptimist International of Mariposa organizers are planning a one-day-only Christmas home tour for Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This tour combines a mix of traditional, contemporary and unique homes. A soup lunch is included in the […]

YARTS awarded grant for six electric coaches

The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) has been awarded $4.3 million by the Federal Transit Authority for the purchase of six electric coaches. These zero-emission vehicles will operate on YARTS routes by the end of 2020, making YARTS the first public transit agency to utilize battery-operated vehicles for service into a national park. “This is such an exciting moment […]

Never forget Pearl Harbor and its impact


 This Saturday marks one of the most significant days in American history. It was Dec. 7, 1941, when America was attacked at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Empire. Until that time, America had been reluctant to enter World War II. But the attack changed everything — including world history. It’s hard to believe the attack was 78 years ago this […]

We may be too late to change uncle Joe, but what of ourselves?


 Ah, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, the NFL season is heating up and we’re just a couple of months away from the Daytona 500. Oh wait, maybe that’s not what the saying means. I guess it’s about Christmas and family and all of that wonderful stuff, huh? For those who know me, it’s true, Christmas is […]

Economic restructuring needed

Editor, During his State of the Union address of 2018, President Trump predicted an additional $4,000 of income to all workers would result due to the tax cut. After 22 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that wages for nonsupervisory workers, 80 percent of all workers, have increased by $1,145 after 22 months, since January 2018, an increase of […]

Ah, the memories

 Reader Dan Michael found this old clipping from the Mariposa Gazette in 1946 which highlights when various business changes were happening in Mariposa. Dan is shown in the lower left photo and at the time, was just 5 years old. Also shown are his siblings, including Gar,y who was 11, Gail, who was 8 and Ilene was 7. Michael said […]

Find strength in the Lord


Ray WestmorelandTrust Me and don’t be afraid Do not be frightened by world events or news reports. These reports are biased — presented as if I do not exist. News clips show tiny bits of world events from which the most important factor has been carefully removed: My Presence in the world. As journalists sift through massive amounts of information, […]

Getting your perennial veggies through winter


Asparagus is a good example of a vegetable that can thrive during the winter months.Perennial vegetables like artichokes, asparagus, rhubar, and horseradish need protection to survive the freezing temperatures of winter that occur in our area. Artichokes may be hardy down to USDA zone 6 and asparagus down to zone 4, but they do need care before cold winter temperatures […]