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1800s Gazette press still cranking out cards for the history museum

Above, Dick Hutchinson is shown operating the old Chandler & Price press at the Gazette building at the Mariposa Museum and History Center. Below is the drawing of the Counts House which was done by Nia Bothwell from Mariposa County High School. Photo by Greg LittleThis time of year is filled with traditions. One of those centers around the Mariposa […]

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Pathos continues tradition — for youth

Angel Ortiz is shown operating a printing press at Pathos in Mariposa. Ortiz is the shop manager. Photo by Greg Little It wasn’t even on the radar screen not that long ago. But now, it’s a successful local organization that not only provides a needed service but, most importantly, gives local youth an opportunity to learn and grow. “For the […]

At odds

Ongoing dispute continues among county supervisors, further action is a possibility; Long issues a public apology

Members of the public weren’t shy about sharing their thoughts regarding the recent actions of a Mariposa County Supervisor. At the Dec. 4 meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, four community members — including Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies — chided Supervisor Marshall Long for comments he made recently which were directed toward a constituent. Long, responding to […]

Clash of the Titans

Local woman to be on upcoming show

Above is a promo for the new NBC show featuring The Rock. Below is Ayonna Procter, who will be featured in the competition. Submitted photosLife has had its share of challenges for Ayonna Procter. Procter, 32, is one of 64 competitors to be featured on the upcoming television series, “The Titan Games.” The show is hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” […]


Temporary homeless shelter is operational

Mark Comton, left, and David Vanderpool of the Mariposa County Heath and Human Service Department, rake rocks on the floor of one of the tents at the temporary homeless shelter. They were preparing it for the new flooring installation that happened last week. Photo by Greg LittleMany times, the pace of government can be painstaking slow. But other times, when […]

New museum fence is going up despite the Rail Grinch incident

Sam Bolton, right, swings a sledgehammer on Monday while John Saucedo secures a cedar rail at the Mariposa Museum and History Center. Photo by Greg LittleIn spite of a Christmas Grinch, the Mariposa Museum and History Center is getting a new cedar fence. “We had a long day yesterday,” said Sam Bolton of Blue Ridge Services. He was talking about […]

Christmas parade is Saturday, other events set


The annual Merry Mountain Christmas Parade is set for this Saturday in Mariposa. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. and will proceed down Highway 140. The theme this year is “Christmas Carols.” Following the parade, there will be the annual Lion’s Club tree lighting ceremony at the courthouse. At that event, there will also be free cocoa, hot dogs, popcorn […]

There’s no place like this home for holidays

From left, Brady Martin, Katie Martin and Eli Martin are shown in their home in Mariposa. They are one of the families taking part in this year’s Soroptimist Christmas Home Tour. Not pictured is Katie’s husband, Blair. Photo by Matt JohnsonChristmas and the holiday season leading up to it are all about friends and family. One local family had quite […]

Yosemite West plaque honors fallen firemen

Shown are members of the U.S. Forest Service Arrowhead Strike Team who lost Captain Brian Hughes during the Ferguson Fire. Shown, from from left, are Eric Galvan, Joe Suarez, Isaac Garcia and Antonio Vargas; back, Martin Rodriguez, Brian Valle, Thomas Chavez, Adrian Encinia, Fabian Lorena, Andrew Encinia, Juan Martinez, Andrew Vogel, Edwin Diaz, Charles Veavea and Tyson Moya. Submitted photoIt’s […]


Local man had instrumental role in developing the Hubble Telescope and so much more related to space

Above, Cliff and Mary Lou Gardner look over some of the honors he received for being a part of the Hubble Space Telescope program. He worked on the project for 13 years and was at Cape Kennedy when it finally launched aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. Below is the Hubble after it was deployed into space. The telescope continues to send […]

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