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James P. Hunter

By ohtadmin | October 17, 2019

James P. Hunter peacefully passed away in Merced, Calif. on Oct. 10, 2019. He was 92 years old. Jim was born and raised in Douglasville, Ga. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp and served in Okinawa in World War II. After the war he was stationed at Castle Air Force Base. While there, he met his wife […]

County on the path toward enhancing creek parkway

By ohtadmin | October 17, 2019

What is the Mariposa Creek Parkway? It’s talked about from time to time in the community, but what does it encompass? What is the status of it? Those details were discussed last week at a Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting. The parkway has been a vision held by many officials in Mariposa County for a long time. The parkway […]

Bargains available at Habitat Resale Store sale this week

By ohtadmin | October 17, 2019

Pictured is Roger Powell, Executive Director of HFH of Mariposa County at Habitat’s ReSale Store. Submitted photoThe public is invited to a special event at the Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County Resale Store. It will be held at the Resale Store at 5320 Highway 49 North, on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On […]

Census workers gearing up for survey of county

By ohtadmin | October 17, 2019

The U.S. Census only comes around every 10 years, but it’s vital for so many different reasons. “The census provides statistical information for the nation. That information is used to determine the kind of funding that goes back into communities,” said Maria Gonzalez, a partnership specialist with the Los Angeles Regional Census Center. “That’s one of the biggest things. It’s […]

4-H honored

By ohtadmin | October 17, 2019

Photo by Matt JohnsonDuring its meeting last week, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to proclaim the week of Oct. 6-12 as National 4-H Week. Shown, from left, are Mariposa County Supervisor Marshall Long (a former 4-H member), Kim Smick-Sullivan, CAL FIRE’s Bernie Quinn (also a former 4-H member), Monica Nielsen, Melissa Takahashi, Niarja Marchand, Donna Wice (4-H […]

Cash prizes available for students who enter holiday writing contest

By ohtadmin | October 17, 2019

Do you have a special holiday memories story? If so, we at the Mariposa Gazette want to know — and you could earn a cash prize! We are seeking special holiday memories stories from area youth. There are three categories: kindergarten to second grade; third to fifth grade; and sixth to eighth grade. In each category, the prizes are: First […]

PG&E shutoffs don’t solve any problems

By ohtadmin | October 17, 2019

The power shutoff program initiated by Pacific Gas & Electric has been discussed ad nauseam by state residents, the news media, politicians and just about everyone else. The issue at hand is about safety, or so say PG&E officials. Though that is likely true, it’s hard not to see another huge reason — liability. PG&E is in bankruptcy and the […]

Commercial hemp issue needs serious local consideration

By ohtadmin | October 17, 2019

 Last Friday, the Mariposa County Planning Commission took comments and then voted on the possibility of allowing hemp to be grown in Mariposa County. To be clear, this is non-intoxicating hemp; the kind you can make rope out of as was the practice in our world wars. There are hundreds of legitimate other products that can be made from hemp. […]

PG&E needs some common sense

By ohtadmin | October 17, 2019

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to PG&E by one of our readers. Editor, I am one of your customers up in Greeley Hill, which is seven miles up the mountain from Coulterville, approximately 25 miles from the south end of Yosemite. According to your weather monitor on one of your poles about 100 feet from my property, our […]

The dream of helping others still alive

By ohtadmin | October 17, 2019

Editor, There’s a reason why most kids dream of being firefighters when they grow up: they are brave, they get to wear cools stuff and every day they go out and help people who they don’t even know. As we grow older, values and choices change. So as the firetrucks rolled up the driveway to save my home, you can […]