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Smoke-free outdoor dining is being considered by board of supervisors



Ginnie Day is shown sharing information about smoke-free outdoor dining with the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors on June 12. Although it’s no secret secondhand smoke is a hazard to health, sometimes that has to be driven home. That was the role last week of Ginnie Day, Mariposa County public health educator. Day spoke to the Mariposa County Board of […]

Library workshops set

The Mariposa County Library will hold a free two-day, hands-on filmmaking workshop on Saturday, June 23 and June 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop is for anyone age 12 and older interested in creating short films using video cameras. Topics that will be covered include: • Use of video cameras, lights and reflectors • Writing treatments, storyboards, […]

Rebecca Hatcher humbled by ‘Ms. Mariposa County’ award

Best of 2018

In the above photo, there are seven “Readers’ Choice” Awards between these four people. At left is Rebecca Hatcher, who won the honor of “Ms. Mariposa County.” In the middle are Jake and Hanna Wackerman, owners of 1850 Restaurant. The restaurant was the winner of four awards: “Best Restaurant,” “Best Burger,” “Best Fries” and “Best Lunch.” At right is Mariposa […]

Elder abuse awareness is target of action by Mariposa County Board of Supervisors



County supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe (right) is shown handing a proclamation to Sheila Baker (middle) and Baljit Hundal (left) of Mariposa County Human Services. Photo by Matt JohnsonThe elderly population is one of the most vulnerable groups in Mariposa County. In fact, in California, as many as 50,000 cases of elder and dependent adult abuse go unreported every month. For every […]

Jaekle’s success derives from work he demands from players



Coach Bob Jaekle is shown explaining a concept to his team during a practice session at the start of the 2017-18 season. Photo by Matt JohnsonIt’s impossible to know exactly how many young lives Bob Jaekle has helped. The varsity boys basketball coach at Mariposa County High School has coached dozens of young athletes over the last 17 years. In […]

Main Street, CHP to team up for 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. It will begin at 8:30 a.m., at the office of the Mariposa Gazette, 5108 Highway 140, Suite B in Mariposa. (Next to 1850 Restaurant.) The CHP […]

Atkins a well-rounded student



Blake Atkins, the top male student according to Mariposa County voters, is shown. Photo by Matt JohnsonBlake Atkins has been featured in this newspaper dozens of times, whether in stories or photos. There’s a reason for that. Atkins is one of the most well-rounded athletes and students in Mariposa County. He was recently voted by community members as the “Best […]

Cottonwood Creek and chamber music are on tap for this weekend

Installation for the new slate of officers for Mariposa chapter of Delta Nu Iota took place recently at the Mariposa Hotel, which is under the proprietorship of member Mary Foster. The new cabinet was voted on and unanimously approved at a prior meeting at the home of Ann Shedivy. Each officer will fulfill the job for a minimum of one […]

Canapary loves to learn



Dawn Canapary was one of the top students at MCHS this year, earning valedictorian status.Dawn Canapary was one of the top students at Mariposa County High School throughout her time there. But you wouldn’t know it, because the recent graduate doesn’t give the credit to herself. She gives it to those who helped shape her. “I think my parents raised […]

Larry and Jeannie Roach mark 50th anniversary at special lunch

Larry and Jeannie RoachLarry and Jeannie Roach celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 15, 2018. They had a special lunch at the Bumguardner Ranch. Family enjoyed the celebration with them. Their children and grandchildren were all there: Lisa and Mark Woods, Cathy and Ché Robbins, Brooke (Robbins) and Casey Wass, Austin and Laney Robbins, and Courtney Woods and her […]


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