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Former Super Bowl champ will be featured speaker at Sports Stars event

By ohtadmin | February 14, 2019

Tim CollierA special event deserves a special speaker. The first ever Mariposa Gazette Grizzly Sports Stars awards show will be held Monday, June 3 at Mariposa County High School’s Croft Court. Super Bowl champion Tim Collier will be in attendance to address the youth who will be honored at the event. Collier played 10 years in the National Football League, […]

Organizers now in full gear for May pow-wow

By ohtadmin | February 14, 2019

This is a scene from last year’s event at the fairgrounds in Mariposa. Photo by Kristin StewardIt’s a few months away, but the Mariposa Indian Council is already working hard to plan the 26th annual Chi-tock-nonkote u-pu (spring celebration). “We’ve been holding several meetings,” said Pam Martinez Darcy, one of the event’s organizers. “There is a lot of planning. We […]

Coulterville Museum opens for 2019, schedule announced

By ohtadmin | February 14, 2019

The Northern Mariposa County History Center, located in the heart of Coulterville at the intersection of Highway 49 and 132, reopened to the public last week on Thursday, Feb. 7. On the heels of a successful gala reopening held on Feb. 2, the museum resumed its regular hours and is open every Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., […]

North from Briceberg

By ohtadmin | February 14, 2019

Leroy RadanovichThe new highway reached the Merced River at Briceberg crossing Bear Creek, turning right to follow the Merced River to the real pot of gold. The completion of the project to El Portal in 1926 changed the economic base of Mariposa County from that time until the present day and beyond. With the closure of the major mines on […]

That humbling feeling within me

By ohtadmin | February 14, 2019

Greg LittleOnce in a while, life can be humbling. That was the case for me last week while at a conference in Sacramento. I was at the California News Publishers Association as part of a panel discussing wildfires in California. That was humbling enough because though we have been devastated by wildfires, the guy sitting next to me covered the […]

Fire funding major issue for officials

By ohtadmin | February 14, 2019

Last November, voters in Mariposa County gave the green light to increase the transient occupancy tax, which is collected from visitors who rent rooms, houses and other accommodations in the county. Now, county officials are starting discussions on how to spend the approximately $3 million which is anticipated from those funds on an annual basis. Measure M was passed under […]

Final chance given for Don Pedro sewer rates

By ohtadmin | February 14, 2019

Residents in Lake Don Pedro will have one more chance to approve wastewater rate increases, or the county may have to take matters into its own hands. At issue is the aging wastewater system and how much it will cost to get that system into compliance. Mariposa County Department of Public Works Director Mike Healy said the system is in […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

By ohtadmin | February 14, 2019

• EMS – 7 • Fires – 0 • Public Assists – 7 • Auto Collisions – 2 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 […]

PATH OF DESTRUCTION

By ohtadmin | February 14, 2019

This photo shows a tent cabin that was destroyed by tree that fell during the recent winter storm at Yosemite National Park. Many concessions employees have been displaced because of the storm damage. Photo courtesy National Park ServiceThe recent severe winter weather in Yosemite National Park is taking its toll on buildings and workers. The storm last week caused considerable […]

Courtroom ‘do’s and ‘dont’s’

By ohtadmin | February 14, 2019

Anita Starchman-BryantWhether you are fighting a traffic ticket, appearing in an eviction proceeding or suing your neighbor in small claims court, you should be aware of some basic courtroom “do’s and don’ts” before you show up at the courthouse. Do: Watch a similar type of proceeding Appearing in court can be a nerve-wracking experience for so many reasons. Knowing what […]