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Art & Wine Festival is scheduled for May 26

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

 A popular event is back for another year. The 14th annual Mariposa-Yosemite Rotary Club’s Art and Wine Festival will be held May 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mariposa County Courthouse lawn. The courthouse is located at 5088 Bullion Street in Mariposa. It will be held rain or shine and is free to attend. The Mariposa-Yosemite Rotary […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

• EMS – 6 • Fires – 3 • Public Assists – 1 • 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 […]

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 […]

Tioga Road opens for the season

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

Crews have been working for many weeks getting Tioga Road open. Submitted photo Yosemite National Park announced that Tioga Road (Highway 120 East) has opened for the season to all vehicular traffic. It opened this past Monday. There will be limited services available along Tioga Road. All campgrounds along Tioga Road remain closed. There is no anticipated opening date for […]

AAUW to hold annual membership meeting on June 1, public welcome

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

The Mariposa branch of AAUW will hold its annual membership gathering. It will be held Friday, June 1, from 4-6 p.m. at the home of incoming co-President, Sandi Gabe. This traditional event brings members and potential members together to celebrate the year’s accomplishments and share ideas for the branch’s future activities and community projects. Community members who want to learn […]

Rattlesnakes on rise in El Portal

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

Yosemite National Park officials say there appears to be an increase in rattlesnake activity around El Portal this spring. Officials are urging people to use extra caution while recreating or working outside. Here are some tips: • Be alert. Like all reptiles, rattlesnakes are sensitive to the ambient temperature and will adjust their behavior accordingly. After a cold or cool […]

It’s official: Readers choose their ‘Best Of’

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

The readers have spoken. After counting hundreds of ballots, the “Readers’ Choice Awards 2018” are now official. The awards are organized each year by the Mariposa Gazette and give our readers a chance to choose the “best of the best” in Mariposa County. This year, the awards were expanded with several new categories. “These recognitions are a great way for […]

Memorial Day weekend means seat belt enforcement will be increased, CHP says

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

  As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day weekend is a busy time on California roadways. To help segue into summer safely, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will conduct a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP). Seat belt usage is the focus of the Memorial Day MEP, which will run from 6 p.m. on Friday, May 25, to midnight Monday, May […]

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 […]

Elderly empowerment event set June 7

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

The second annual Elder Empowerment community event will be held Thursday, June 7 in Mariposa. The event will be held at the Mariposa Senior Center, located at 5246 Spriggs Lane. It is being held in recognition of Elder Abuse Awareness Month in June and is sponsored by the Mariposa Senior Coalition for Elder Empowerment. The event will feature information about […]