2021-07-01 E-Edition

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Butterfly Festival set to go

  MBF. Is it a new technology term? A kind of wood? Some internet terminology? Nope. Mariposa Butterfly Festival. That’s the term the festival organizers are now using as their shorthand, so to speak. “We liked it,” said Bill Lowe, chairman of the Mariposa Butterfly Festival board, noting one of the board members came up with the term. The 2021 […]

The readers have spoken

Winners named in annual 'Readers' Choice' contest

 The people have decided. Each year, the Mariposa Gazette asks area readers to vote for the “Best of the Best” in the annual Readers’ Choice Awards. And each year, the public casts many ballots for everything from best burger to best local attraction. The two top awards for the past several years have been “Mr. Mariposa County” and “Ms. Mariposa […]

Delta variant continues to worry health officials

The Delta variant is becoming a bigger concern for health officials as it’s spreading throughout parts of California. The Covid-19 variant has been seen in areas like Southern California, prompting Los Angeles County health officials to start recommending facial coverings when inside buildings once again. “We’re in this pause where really we’re seeing far fewer cases but there’s this dread […]


Mariposa County Fair set to return

Guests and drivers congregate at Gold Bowl Arena for the 2019 Mariposa County Fair’s destruction derby. The derby — and all other events normally part of the annual fair — will return in early September. Gazette file photoThe Mariposa County Fair is coming back. Fairgrounds leadership was recently cleared by the Mariposa County Health Department to host a late-summer bash […]

Three groups receive $1,500 grants

Shown from left are Chris Allen, Mariposa History Museum; Heidi Estep, foundation treasurer; Rene La Roche, Marilyn Saunders of the foundation; Colin Constable of KRYZ Radio; Cindy and Ron Iudice; David Butler, foundation president; JeanneAnn Pine of KRYZ; Lester Bridges, foundation board member; Greg Little, of KRYZ; Chuck Mosher, foundation board member; in salmon next to him, Kim Tucker, foundation […]

Dems to host virtual gay pride talk

Katie HallKatie Hall, one of the leaders of the first gay pride event in Mariposa, will be the next special guest of the Mariposa Democratic Club. She will be the guest speaker on Saturday, July 10 at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Hall moved to Mariposa from San Jose with her parents while in high school and was a bit taken […]

Richard Hulbert

Richard Morton Hulbert was born on Nov. 9, 1939, in Southgate, Calif. He moved to Mariposa as a child and attended Mariposa County High School. He began his career with the U.S. Forest Service as a seasonal firefighter on the Sierra National Forest at the Jerseydale Work Center. His first engine was a 1949 Ford “Marmon Harrington,” also known as […]

Sheila Hill

Sheila Hill (Rushton) went home to be with theLord Jesus Christ on June 14, 2021, after experiencing complications from open heart surgery. Born in 1951 to Melvin and Lillian Rushton, Sheila resided in Mariposa for the majority of her life after graduating from Mariposa County High School in 1969. Sheila lovingly raised twin daughters, Misty and Mandy Jones, and served […]

A real cut up

Submitted photoAt the Mariposa Mountain Riders play day at Camp Creek Ranch on June 26, Chriso Lee, vice-president of Arborworks, pulled the winning ticket for the chainsaw that his company had donated for the fundraiser. Kathy Verdugo of Mariposa is pictured with her new saw and safety chaps. The Mariposa Mountain Riders thanks all who came out to support the […]