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Local Dems to pick candidate at next meeting

The next meeting of the Mariposa Democratic Club will be pivotal in the upcoming congressional race. Local Democrats are encouraged to attend the meeting on Jan. 13 at the Miner’s Roadhouse at 9:45 a.m. People who are new to the club are being asked to arrive at 9 a.m., as well as people who want to order breakfast before the […]

PG&E to begin implementation of new rate plan

Will be based on customer usage

Starting this month, PG&E will begin notifying residential electric customers of a new Time-of-Use rate plan. Approximately 150,000 customers have been selected from across the service area as part of the first phase of a multi-year, statewide effort to promote more efficient energy usage, increase the state’s use of clean energy, and create a healthier environment while balancing the need […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Jan. 1 – A bomb threat was investigated in the bar at Miner’s Roadhouse 140. •There was a loose emu reported on East Westfall Road. • A noise complaint was reported on Yellowpine Hill Drive. • There was a report of a suspicious vehicle on Grist Road. Jan. 2 – There was an attempted phone scam reported on Doe Run […]

Only the best for Christmas

The winners of the annual Merry Mountain Christmas Parade were announced recently by the Mariposa Chamber of Commerce, and group photos were taken with their awards. Top, Best in show went to Gymnastics By Diane, which is based in Oakhurst. Shown in the front row are: Kaia Ressler, Chelsea Linn and Cadence Williams; middle row, Lottie Messick, Hazel Messick, Sydney […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Dec. 11-17• EMS – 13 • Fires – 3 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto Collisions – 3 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you! Positions are available for fire/ […]

Ballroom dancing to be offered by local troupe

Ballroom dancing is coming to Mariposa. The Bootjack Stompers Round Dance group will be starting a new session of choreographed ballroom waltz. It begins on Thursday, Jan. 11 at the Bootjack Stompers Hall at 4662 Mormon Bar Crossing on Highway 49 South across from the fairgrounds. Choreographed ballroom, or couple dancing, is performed with all couples dancing the same figures […]

Your photos

Reader Mike Brenner shot this photo near his home on Harris Road. Brenner said what caught his eye was the unusual cloud formations. “Almost like a funnel cloud dipping out of the hole in the cloud ceiling,” he said. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. Please include your name and a […]

Public asked to aid in County’s health assessment

Local officials will be conducting a community health assessment this month. Two meetings have been scheduled by the Mariposa County Health Department. The first is from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18 at the Mariposa County Government Center, supervisors’ chambers, 5100 Bullion Street, Mariposa. The second will be from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 19 at the Greeley Hill Community […]

Toys from TOPS

The home of Elaine and Wayne Parrish was the setting for the Mariposa TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensible) annual Christmas potluck last month. Each member brought a toy to donate to the Kops For Kids toy drive. This group has been active in Mariposa for more than 40 years. For more information, call (209) 966-6061. Submitted photo… An online subscription […]

New Yosemite Renaissance director excited to be part of annual art show



Jon BockJon Bock is a busy man, that’s for sure. As the new director of Yosemite Renaissance, he has been busy preparing the annual competition and traveling exhibition. He is also the manager of Sierra Art Trails, a show in Eastern Madera and Mariposa counties. Bock has more than 30 years experience as an artist and art director and 20 […]


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