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Ag and art

Two distinct disciplines with one common goal in Mariposa County

Editor’s note: This is the seventh in an eight-part series about the Mariposa County Arts Council. The last story in the series will be in our Dec. 29 edition. Art. Agriculture. It’s probably safe to assume most people would not see a connection between these two quite different subjects. But that’s just not the case. “The moment you are coming […]

Mariposa gearing up for Christmas parade

An annual Christmas tradition is returning to Mariposa County. The Merry Mountain Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting will take place on Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. on Highway 140 in downtown Mariposa and at the Mariposa County Courthouse. This year’s theme is Santa’s Village, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mariposa Yosemite. After the parade, which will be emceed by […]

UPDATED Nov. 17 – Leads hold in election, but one race is still close


By MADISON KIRKPATRICK Staff Writer Over a week after the Mariposa County midterm election, votes are still being counted but some races have been decided even before official certification that comes 28 days after the election. Interviews with the hospital board winners were in the Nov. 17 edition of the paper with the supervisor and school board interviews coming at […]


Owner of Mariposa Coffee Co. reflects on his 30 years of ownership — and how he got here

Who would have thought that a bicycle ride in Belgium was the reason Gerry Caputo got into brewing coffee? Caputo is the man behind the scenes at Mariposa Coffee Company. The Mariposa-based business has been brewing in the area for 30 years. “I began to reflect on everybody in the community that participated in this business lasting 30 years,” said […]


FREE Yosemite officials announce no ticketing required in summer 2023

No reservations required. That’s the word handed down this week from officials at Yosemite National Park concerning an issue near and dear to the hearts of many people in Mariposa County. In the summer of 2023, there will be no reservations required to enter the park — a change from the last three years consumed by a pandemic as well […]

Hospital board winners look to what’s in future

With the 2022 Mariposa County midterm election having come and gone, the Gazette reached out to the four people elected to the John C. Fremont Healthcare District board and the leading candidate for Mariposa County District 2 Supervisor. An interview with the District 2 supervisor winner will be in a later edition of the paper. Shannon Poe was leading the […]

County election results unchanged since Friday

The Mariposa County midterm election results remained unchanged on Tuesday morning, though the elections office was working hard to count votes. It will take 28 days before all results are certified. District 2 supervisor For the supervisor role, Shannon Poe held the lead with 518 votes. Al Golub was second with 400 votes and Larry Hein had 287 votes. The […]

‘Christmas In Coulterville’ set

Parade, booths, food and more will be on Dec. 3

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Well, you can also attend the upcoming “Christmas in Coulterville” on Dec. 3 to spread some of that cheer. The Merchant’s sidewalk sale, starting at noon, has 17 vendors (so far) planning on joining Coulterville’s merchants with an array of special holiday merchandise. Four will offer […]

Election results feature big gaps, one lead change


By MADISON KIRKPATRICK Staff Writer On Friday morning, gaps in races for the Mariposa County midterm elections widened with one candidate taking the lead after being in second place during the initial counts. It will take 28 days before the results are certified.  District 2 supervisor Shannon Poe held the lead for the role with 518 votes. Al Golub remained […]

Never-ending honeymoon

HoneyTrek couple makes their way through Mariposa County and beyond

The journey for something called HoneyTrek began as Mike and Anne Howard’s honeymoon. They were deciding where to go after they officially tied the knot and that decision became something more. “We had very normal lives. We both were working full-time jobs in New York City and saving for, whatever. A house, kids, the normal stuff,” said Anne. As they […]

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