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Swiecki repeats as poetry champion



From left, Tyson Wellcome, Laura-Lynn LaNotte-Hays, Mackenzie Arnold, Hannah Swiecki, Daisy Wellcome and Laura Phillips are shown onstage during last week’s Poetry Out Loud contest. Swiecki placed first for the second straight year, while Arnold finished as runner-up. Tyson Wellcome and LaNotte-Hays were judges for the event, while Daisy Wellcome and Phillips organized the event. Not pictured was judge Angela […]

Coulterville Museum opens for 2019, schedule announced

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., […]

Chamber interested in vacant Spring Hill school site



Many people have asked over the years what the Mariposa County Unified School District plans to do with its vacant Spring Hill school site. During the public comment portion of Monday night’s MCUSD board meeting, Scott Fiester, the new executive director of the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce, revealed the chamber has interest in utilizing the Spring Hill site. The […]

Gazette owners to speak at meeting

Greg and Nicole LittleProgressive Mariposa will feature co-owners of the Mariposa Gazette, Nicole and Greg Little, at its next general meeting. It will be on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Miner’s Roadhouse 140 in Mariposa at 10 a.m. The Littles purchased the newspaper on Feb. 16, 2018 — a year ago from the date of the meeting. Nicole is president and […]

Local arts council announces two opportunities for young and old(er)

  The Mariposa County Arts Council announced the continuation of two of their flagship visual arts programs: the F/STOP photography program serving those age 55 years and older, and the Young Masters Youth Exhibition, serving youth ages 5 to 18. The F/STOP program, developed by Cara Goger, director of the Mariposa County Arts Council, is a series of free, five-week […]

For this author, writing book was a labor of love



Lori Oliver-Tierney is shown holding her book, “Trudge: A Midlife Crisis on the John Muir Trail.” It is available on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com as well as the Mariposa Visitor Center. Photo by Matt JohnsonDespite many hours of writing and editing, publishing a book was a labor of love for local author Lori Oliver Tierney. Oliver-Tierney, 65, published her 296 page […]

Allen to wed Gamboa

Randa Marie Allen and Stephen GamboaRanda Marie Allen said yes to a knelt Michael Stephen Gamboa last September at Balboa Park, with friends included in the happy moment for that photo shot. They first met while both attended San Diego State. Randa is the daughter of Jim and Lee Ann Allen of Mariposa. She graduated from Mariposa County High School […]

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Submitted photoReader Dan Ingram of Catheys Valley submitted this photo, which he called, “Biker chick in pink. Harley Davidson and pretty pony hats.” 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. … An online subscription is required to view news content on […]

Gallery sets annual miniature show

The Sierra Artists’ Gallery is inviting local artists to enter its annual miniature show. This is the 17th year of the show and it is typically the best attended of the gallery shows. There have been entries from all over the world each year, including ones from Pakistan, South Africa, Australia, England and many of the states across the country. […]

Wildfires focus of two newspaper forums

Norman Pearlstine, executive editor of the Los Angeles Times, is shown at the conference in Sacramento. Photo by Greg Little Wildfire in California was the subject of two forums last week in Sacramento. The forums were hosted by the California News Publishers Association (CNPA) and held at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel. It was one segment of a three-day “The State […]


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