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Veterans honored by MES at special ceremony



Greg Holt, a representative on behalf of Congressman Tom McClintock, is shown speaking last Friday.For 24 years, Mariposa Elementary School has been honoring veterans with a special ceremony held on the school’s campus. That tradition continued last Friday when the school welcomed veterans and community members to celebrate and honor the sacrifices made by servicemen and servicewomen throughout the years. […]

Falany family to host dinner

For over 25 years, the family of Henry and Grace Falany has opened their home to the Mariposa community and beyond for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Considering Grace’s sweet spirit of old fashion hospitality and great home-style cooking, and Henry’s experience of cooking on the river for many years, plus his heritage of being born less than 30 miles from […]

Holiday giving

Submitted photoManna House was the recipient of funds raised recently during two events. Above, Boy Scout Troop 94 held its “Scouting for Food” drive with lists of much needed non-perishable items given to patron at Pioneer Market. Shown, from left, are assistant Scout master Dean Adams along with Scouts Rysio Raucina, Colton Adams and Kelsea Coder. At left, the group […]

Making a connection

Photo by Matt JohnsonVeteran Mark Flanagan (left) speaks with Shayne Ovalles, RN, of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs during the Veterans Resource Fair held at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds last Friday. The free event, hosted by the Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency, was geared toward helping veterans connect with services they might be lacking. The Mariposa Lions […]

Black and white and read all over

Photo by Matt JohnsonThe clients and staff of Social Vocational Services in Mariposa visited the Gazette last Wednesday for a field trip. The group learned about how the newspaper is produced, how stories are written and much more relating to the publication of the newspaper. “Everyone enjoyed meeting the clients and answering their questions,” said newspaper publisher/owner Nicole W. Little. […]

New manager named for Tenaya Lodge properties

Dan LyleTenaya Lodge at Yosemite has named Dan Lyle as general manager. Lyle will manage the 352 room resort located at Yosemite National Park’s south gate. Tenaya Lodge is owned and operated by Delaware North and is set on 75 acres featuring a main lodge, cottages and new two-bedroom Explorer Cabins. “The opportunity to join the Tenaya team and return […]

Family literacy program to be subject of library open house

The Mariposa Library will hold an open house to introduce its new family literacy program on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 6-8 p.m. The program is designed to help families develop strategies for successful learning at home. Parents and other adult caregivers will have an opportunity to sign up for the six-month program, which will consist of a series of interactive […]

Youth essay contest offers chance to earn lifetime hunting license

across California who are passionate about the outdoors or wildlife can earn prize packages in a CDFW essay contest. CDFW photoThe California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the California Wildlife Officers Foundation are again co-sponsoring the annual “Passing on the Tradition” essay contest for young hunters. The California Wildlife Officers Foundation will recognize one grand-prize winner with a […]

Christmas Bird Count leaders sought

Christmas Bird Counts are held each year across the world. Locally, they are held by the Yosemite Area Audubon Society. They consist of censuses of all birds (all individuals and all species) found in a defined area on a given count day. The count provides population data for use in research and conservation efforts. A few bird counts are scheduled […]

Raptor surveys coming

Submitted photo by Megan RalphSince 2007, members of the Yosemite Area Audubon Society have been active participants in raptor surveys in the area covering parts of eastern Merced and Madera counties and western Mariposa County. On a regular schedule, in accordance with defined survey protocols, they follow prescribed routes and count the number of raptors and note the location, species […]


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