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Commission delays decision on parking for proposed new hotel

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

Members of the Mariposa County Planning Commission were split last week on whether to continue a public hearing relating to the location of a parking lot for a proposed 20-room boutique hotel. By a 3-2 vote, the commissioners decided to continue the matter until June 1 when more information will be presented. At issue was a decision made by Mariposa […]

Spit and polish order of the day at CHP ceremony

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

It was spit and polish at its finest last week at the California Highway Patrol office in Mariposa. “There is a sense of personal pride,” said CHP Officer Adrian Perez, the public information officer for the local office. What took place was a formal inspection ceremony because the local office now has a new commander. Lt. Commander Rick Lindgren took […]

Highway 132 now open in northern Mariposa County

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

Above is the newly paved portion of Highway 132 in northern Mariposa County. The road was closed in March following heavy rains. At left is a photo of some of the materials which have been used to fix the area. Photos by Thomas Lawrence, CaltransIn spite of the magnitude of the issue, officials from Caltrans have managed to reopen Highway […]

Shortage of bus drivers could mean big problems

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

“I need bus drivers really badly.” Those words from transportation coordinator Charlotte Kelsey might sum up the situation facing the Mariposa County Unified School District more than any statistic could. Simply put, the school district is in dire need of hiring additional bus drivers. “Right now, with the information we have, I’d say we are looking for four bus drivers […]

Voter information poorly crafted

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

Editor, I just opened my June 5, 2018, voter information plus ballots envelope and without reading hardly anything, I immediately have two complaints. 1) On the front page of the voter pamphlet is the URL “for voter information and election results” and it is wrong. The front page says, www.mariposacounty.org/elections but when you try to go to that URL, you […]

Brushing up on their skills

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

French 2 students, shown in their classroom at Mariposa County High School, went shopping this month to practice using different food-related vocabulary and conversational skills. The school year is almost over, and graduation at MCHS is scheduled for Friday, June 8 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds Gold Bowl. More details will be printed in a future edition of the Gazette. […]

Will not ask chamber to help again

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

Editor, Thank you, Mariposa. I would like to thank everyone who helped make the Butterfly Festival a success this year, the merchants, sponsors, volunteers, visitors and the many local residents who put up with the traffic and people who crowd our little town. I know most of you know why this festival was started many years ago, but for those […]

David Letterman would be quite appreciative of this list

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

 I did my Doctor of Ministry work at a seminary just outside Washington, D. C. Most of my time was occupied with classes and papers, but there were a couple of times that I was able to get into our nation’s capital and do some sightseeing. One day, I took one of those hop-on-hopoff tours that goes by the major […]

IN BRIEF …

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

Art Around Town kicks off Mariposa/Yosemite Artists (MYA) announced a new event, Art Around Town, to be held on the first Friday of June, July and August from 4-8 p.m. Downtown Mariposa merchants will host local artists to promote art in Mariposa. To learn more the event, go to the Art Around Town Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mariposaartaroundtown/ Artists of all […]

America will remain strong even when we are all dust in the wind

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

 Memorial Day weekend. The weekend means many things to many people. For me, it is always an interesting time of the year. First and foremost, Nicole and I will celebrate 17 years of marriage this Saturday. It seems like only yesterday when we stood at the overlook at Flaming Gorge Dam in Vernal, Utah, and shared our vows. What a […]