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Cooke, Joseph honored for service

Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe presents Mariposa County Assessor/Recorder Brent Joseph with a plaque during a ceremony last week. Photo by Greg LittleTwo retiring Mariposa County employees were honored last week. Mariposa County District Attorney Tom Cooke and Mariposa County Assessor/Recorder Brent Joseph were both recognized during a ceremony by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. “Your work here has been exemplary,” […]

Another successful event

 Steve Knauf and his staff at Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe hosted yet another successful fundraiser in support of the Mariposa County Deputy Sheriff’s Association’s Kops for Kids program. The fundraiser at Steve’s on Dec. 15 raised a total of $5,000 to benefit local families this holiday season. The program assists local families in need each holiday season by providing toys, warm […]

Take a cold plunge on New Year’s

What better way to start out the new year than by… jumping into freezing cold water? A new event is set from 9-11 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, in Mariposa. The first-ever Polar Bear Plunge is being hosted by Mariposa County Parks and Recreation. Daring thrill seekers are being invited to jump into the ice cold Mariposa pool […]

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Submitted photoReader Daniel Ingram sent in this photo with the following comment: “The view from Guadalupe Grade reminds us why we left the valley.” 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 […]


Parachute group plans to land in Mariposa at 2019 Butterfly Festival

Shown is an example of a Team Fastrax jump. Team Fastrax photoAn idea that will certainly add some flair to the Mariposa Butterfly Festival appears ready to take flight. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors lent its support to a plan to have professional skydivers featured at the start of the 2019 parade, which is planned for May 4. Organizers […]

Pickers are now looking for California treasures

Frank Fritz, left, and Mike Wolfe are shown. The picking duo is planning a California trip in March and American Pickers producers are looking for treasures. Submitted photoMike and Frank are coming back to California. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the region in March 2019. The show is a […]

Make recycled paper at library on Dec. 27

Ring out the old year and welcome the new by turning old paper scraps into colorful recycled paper art. The activity takes place at the Mariposa Library on Thursday, Dec. 27 at 3 p.m. This easy project is an activity suitable for all ages, and everyone is welcome to participate. Children aged 9 and younger must be accompanied by an […]

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