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Rotarians dedicate pair of plaques in downtown Mariposa


Marion Lafler, chairman of the local Rotary’s historic plaque committee, stands next to the new plaque located on the outside of the Mariposa Hotel. Photos by Matt JohnsonTwo new plaques along Highway 140 will provide historical information about Mariposa to both locals and tourists. The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Historic Plaque Committee dedicated two plaques last Thursday in downtown Mariposa. The […]

Alas, dentist joins Barnes’ practice

From left, Dr. Tim Barnes and Dr. Andy Alas stand outside of the Barnes and Miller dental office in Mariposa. Alas recently joined Barnes at the practice. Photo by Matt JohnsonDr. Tim Barnes announced this month that Dr. Andy Alas will join him as an associate dentist at the Barnes and Miller Mariposa office. Alas is a graduate of UCLA […]

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Reader Mary Davis took this photo of flowers near Yosemite National Park. 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. Submitted photo… An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and […]

Final primary election results are released

FREE Additional ballots didn’t change outcome

The final tabulations are now official from the recent primary election in Mariposa County. Keith Williams, county clerk and registrar of voters, released the official results on Tuesday of this week. A total of 5,177 ballots were cast, or 49 percent of registered voters. Williams said there were additional ballots collected at the polls the night of the June 5 […]

Supervisors may consider receivership for situation with north county utilities

County, Coulterville advisory group to continue discussions about situation


A discussion on how to proceed in regard to utility rates in northern Mariposa County was held at last week’s Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting. “I’m here before you, looking for your thoughts and your ideas,” said Mike Healy, Mariposa County Public Works director. “I’m running out of cards to play.” Ratepayers voted twice earlier this year to reject […]

CAL FIRE to enforce ban against fireworks

 CAL FIRE officials are reminding Mariposa County residents of fire danger and the ban of illegal fireworks. All fireworks, including “safe and sane,” are illegal in Mariposa County as well as all areas east of the Madera Canal in Madera County. Public displays will be available at Lake McClure on June 30 at 9 p.m. and at Bass Lake on […]

Few details emerge after Catheys Valley man killed in hit-and-run

Details remain scarce in the death of a 68-year-old Catheys Valley man who was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Merced. Joe “Bubba” Lang was killed by a motorist in the area of R Street and Buena Vista Drive on May 13. According to police personnel, Lang was struck close to 2 a.m. that day. The driver fled the scene […]

Main Street, CHP to team up at June 29 coffee event

Two local organizations are teaming up to have a cup of coffee and visit with the public. Main Street Mariposa and the California Highway Patrol will be hosting an event on Friday, June 29. Each month, Main Street Mariposa hosts a “Friday Coffee” gathering on the final Friday. This month, the group is partnering with the CHP, which periodically hosts […]

MSO gears up for Independence Day concert

Leslie StewartOn June 10, the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s Founding Music Director and Conductor Les Marsden guest-conducted the Health and Wellness Community Orchestra in Fort Collins, Colorado. He had been asked to lead that orchestra in a performance of his “Wilderness — Our Necessary Refuge” from his “Our Nation’s Nature” cycle, heard throughout the Yosemite region in 2016. While being introduced […]

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Reader Kelly Skultety took this photo of dusk on Best Road in Jerseydale. 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. Submitted photo… An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username […]


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