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A momentous change on an island in the Philippines


A youngster is shown on the streets of Limasawa where satellite dishes sit on top of primitive huts. Submitted photo by Dr. Joseph RogersEditor’s note: Dr. Joseph Rogers, a local physician and member of the John C. Fremont Hospital Board, traveled to Limasawa, an island in the in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. He is sharing his experience with […]

Dangers of substance abuse focus of two local programs



Two programs offered locally are making youth aware of the dangers of substance abuse. Friday Night Live (offered for high school students) and Club Live (offered for middle school students) are youth development and substance abuse prevention programs. Through a partnership with the state of California, Mariposa Safe Families works with students at those age levels to empower them in […]

Funds for Friends

For the sixth consecutive year, the Mariposa Gazette has donated a portion of the net advertising proceeds for the Official Mariposa County Fair Program to the Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds (F of F) organization. Above, F of F President Buz Arnold accepts a check from Gazette Publisher Dan Tucker, bringing the six-year total to better than $45,000. Photo by […]

Storytelling returning to area with concert, school programs

Ann RutherfordThe art of storytelling is returning to Mariposa. Storytelling will be featured for community members as well as students in the Mariposa County Unified School District. It will take place starting the second weekend of March. Featured storytellers will be Ann Rutherford and her husband, Norman Brecke along with Angela Heiss. Organized by the group Keeping Storytelling in Mariposa […]

Salvation Army donations are up over the holidays


The numbers are in and it’s impressive. Each Christmas season, local volunteers man the Salvation Army collection pot at Pioneer Market. Led by local volunteer Linda Brown, donations are collected for 30 days beginning in late November. This year, Brown reported $8,160.89 was collected from the community. “I am totally impressed with the community and the people who pitched in,” […]

Improvements being made at Bagby


Getting the Bagby Recreation Area up and running has been a struggle the past few years for the Merced Irrigation District. MID is responsible for operating and maintaining the area. Bagby is the closest boat launch and recreation area to the town of Mariposa, but the campgrounds at that site have remained closed over the past few years due to […]

New manager named at Merced Mall; remodel set

Max C. WhitleyMax C. Whitley has been named the new property manager of Merced Mall. He will manage the property along with assisting in overseeing the mall’s upcoming renovation under the direction of Codding Enterprises, owners of Merced Mall LP and Codding Construction. “Max brings a lot of seasoned experience, ideas and positivity to the table,” stated Kathy Andrade who, […]

Your photos

Reader Dolores Gomez said she shot this photo last year when she looked out her window and, startled, saw this “majestic beauty.” She said they “stared at each other and he slowly walked off.” She took the photo with her cell phone. “I never saw him again,” said Gomez. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, […]

In the spirit

The holiday season is a time of giving and the employees of John C. Fremont Hospital District did just that, providing funds or items to three community organizations. This was the seventh year that the Employees’ Association sponsored a wreath contest and silent auction. The auction and donations raised $440 that was donated to Manna House. The JCF Home Health […]

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 […]


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