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Mark Wellman and the first paraplegic ascent of El Capitan



Mark Wellman is shown on El Capitan. He became the first paraplegic to climb the famed monolith. Photo courtesy Jay Mather It was early evening in August of 1982 when Mark Wellman and his climbing partner Peter Enzinger reached the summit of Seven Gables in the John Muir Wilderness. A spectacular view from the top rewarded their 20 mile hike […]

Bigelow supports bill to hold utilities accountable

Assemblyman Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) voted last week to support AB 1054, which will ensure rural Californians have the necessary resources to mitigate the threat of catastrophic wildfires, and facilitate a smoother recovery should they fall victim. AB 1054 dramatically enhances wildfire safety standards by holding California’s electrical companies accountable while protecting consumers from skyrocketing rate increases. This legislation creates a […]

Golub to display photos at Spectrum in Fresno

Renowned news photographer Al Golub will be displaying his work at the Spectrum Art Gallery this summer. It will be part of an “art hop” event in Fresno, in which art lovers can bounce from location to location to view art. The show will last from Aug. 1 to Sept. 1, with a reception on Aug. 16 from 5-7 p.m. […]

Two shows set for Music on the Green

Bodie 601On Friday, July 19 the Mariposa County Arts Council presents the progressive rock fusion act Grok Rock for Music on the Green. The band is led by Mariposa local and guitar player Cary Greenamyer. Greenamyer has been immersed in the cutting edge of the Mariposa and Los Angeles music scene for many years. His band consists of musicians from […]

Your photos

Submitted photoReader Jerry Price said he “managed to get close enough” to get this photo of a male quail. The photo was taken at Grape Patch Estates in Mariposa County. 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 […]

Progressive Mariposa meeting set July 21

Progressive Mariposa’s next general meeting will be held at the Mariposa County Library Community Room (aka “Merle’s Room”) at 4978 10th Street in Mariposa. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 21. Topics of discussion will include a review of the bylaws, planning for future guests and the upcoming Candidates Forum to be held on Sept. 21. […]

It’s a small world: local families cross paths on vacation in Hawaii

It’s a small world. Two local families, the Baumann and Vegely families, ran into each other on summer vacation. Shown in the back, from left, are Lori Vegely, Bruce Vegely and Brett Baumann; front, Wendy Baumann and Spencer Baumann. Submitted photoWhat are the chances that two families from a small county like Mariposa would come across one another while on […]

Shaw earns top award at Farmers conference

Jeff and Laura Shaw are shown at an insurance conference in Denver. He was given a top award from Farmers Insurance. Shaw moved to Mariposa two years ago and took over the local Farmers Insurance Agency. He is involved in various community events and organizations, including being a board member on the Mariposa Chamber of Commerce. Submitted photoA local insurance […]

Many locals cruise to Alaska

Shown are the many local people who took a Fourth of July cruise to Alaska. Submitted photo“North to Alaska” was the theme of a recent cruise taken by many area residents. The cruises are organized regularly by local resident Trent Williams, and special deals are offered. It was the 35th annual Fourth of July cruise organized by the group. It […]

Nebraska artist wins the 2019 state duck stamp art contest

First place in the 2019 California Duck Stamp Art Contest went to Frank Dolphens, Jr. of Omaha, Neb. CDFW photosA painting of northern pintails by Frank Dolphens, Jr. of Omaha, Neb. has been chosen as the winner of the 2019 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. The image will be the official design for the 2019-2020 stamp. The contest judges praised […]


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