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Youth are sought for Butterfly contest

 It’s a Mariposa tradition with a new twist. Organizers of the Mariposa Butterfly Festival are reviving its event featuring young people with the “Little Miss Butterfly and Little Mr. Monarch” showcase. There is a new twist to the showcase — nominations from the public. Event organizers Tarah Eastwood and Lisa Carisio said they are seeking nominations from throughout the county. […]

Program set to honor MCHS sports stars

Tim Collier is shown during his playing days with the San Francisco 49ers. Submitted photoThere are only three more months until the first ever Mariposa Gazette Grizzly Sports Stars ceremony, scheduled Monday, June 3. It is set for 5:30 p.m. at Mariposa County High School’s Croft Court. The event will honor the top male and female athletes in each sport […]

Event information now sought for upcoming travel publication

There are many events in Mariposa County and we want to find out when and where they are happening. The reason? The Mariposa Gazette is in the process of producing a new visitor’s guide, called “Discover Mariposa County.” This will be a full-color publication on slick paper packed with information about Mariposa County. Part of the guide will include an […]

A vision pays off

Lions Club helps area school children with new technology


Lions Club member Earl Crutchfield (second from right) takes a turn using the device to examine youngster Kett Allison’s (left) eyes. Also shown, from left, are school board member Judy Eppler, Lions president Miles Menetrey, Kent Christensen and Wayne Forsythe. Photo by Matt Johnson The Lions Club has been renowned for years for the work it does to solve vision […]

Reservoir levels are healthy

Precipitation and snowpack running well above annual averages

 Rain, snow, sleet, hail. No, it’s not the call for delivering mail. It’s the reality of what has been happening for the last two months in California. The precipitation this year has been well above normal levels and that means area reservoirs are on the way to being full — meaning a hearty season on the water. The latest reporting […]

Mail-in voting likely in county

Work progressing toward changing system


County officials are moving toward a mail-in system for submitting election ballots, which they say would be a more secure form of voting. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors discussed last week the implementation of the Voters Choice Act (VCA), which would allow for all mail-in voting. In 2016, Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB450 in law in California, allowing six […]

Sunday, March 10

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MCHS students reach out and serve meals to area homeless



MCHS student Emma Newman (left) opens an oven for Kim Monson to put enchiladas in on Monday evening. A few months ago, Monson heard about a need for community members to help serve the homeless. As a former teacher, she thought it would be beneficial to enlist the help of the area’s youth. Photo by Matt JohnsonWhen community member Kim […]

Officials hope to find new piece of land for cemetery


The burial of the dead has been a custom for humans since they first walked on earth. It is a rite of passage to honor the dead; a tradition that continues to this day. In Mariposa County, the tradition of burials is a tradition unlike many other places because getting a plot in the county cemetery is virtually free. But […]

Controversial Methodist vote addressed by pastor


Allison Byerley The controversy surrounding the United Methodist Church should not have much of an impact locally, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t concerns. At issue is a vote by the church’s general conference last week which prohibits same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy. The vote came in spite of a recommendation from a specially-formed panel to adopt the “One Church […]


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