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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 […]

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 […]

A County: Much More Than Defined

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

Editor’s note: The following is the winning essay in the recent county-sponsored contest. A county, as defined by a generic internet search, is “a political and administrative division of a state, providing certain local governmental services.” This definition is indeed accurate, however a county is, and does, much more than this small definition explains: a county provides information and resources […]

Tickets still on sale for Hall of Fame

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

Pencil it in on your calendars. The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Hall of Fame induction ceremony is back for another year. It will be held Saturday, June 16 in Sequoia Hall at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The event honors some of the most successful athletes, student-athletes and teams in the history of MCHS. The event was started to honor […]

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 […]

Trio of local Girl Scouts earn Bronze awards

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

Raegan Yancey (left), Lillie Cook (center) and Holly Beavers (top right) each earned their Girl Scouts Bronze Award this year. Submitted photoThree Mariposa County Girl Scouts from Troop 132 earned their Bronze Award this scouting year. Raegan Yancey, Lillie Cook and Holly Beavers each earned the award. The Bronze Award is the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can earn. […]

Your photos

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

Reader Janet Burnside of Catheys Valley submitted this photo. She said there were “two patriotic pups celebrating America in Catheys Valley.” The photo was taken along Owens Creek Road. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. Please include your name and a short description of the photo. Submitted photo… An online subscription […]

Card of Thanks

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

The members of Mariposa County Fire Department Company 29 Lushmeadows Fire Station would like to thank everyone who either came to the ice cream social, or who donated a raffle prize. We greatly appreciate the generous support of our local businesses owners and patrons who came to partake and also donate to help us to be of better service to […]

Officials addressing error on primary election ballot

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

An error on the ballot and in the voter information pamphlet for the upcoming primary election is being addressed by local officials. The error is in the listing of candidates for U.S. Representative in the 4th Congressional District. Candidate Mitchell White’s party preference was listed as Democrat but it should have been Republican. Officials from the Mariposa County Elections Office […]

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 […]