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Caltrans completes work on highway in river canyon

Caltrans crews replaced culverts, removed hazardous trees and worked on the steep slopes in the Merced River canyon during a rehabilitation project following the Ferguson Fire. Photo courtesy CaltransCaltrans recently completed a $5.4 million project rehabilitating eastbound and westbound State Route 140 in the Ferguson Fire scar of Mariposa County. The work was needed after the Ferguson Fire burned through […]

Two strong acts set to perform this weekend

Soul GalaxyFriday, July 26 marks the return of Soul Galaxy to Music on the Green. Soul Galaxy is a blues rock band based out of Mariposa featuring Northern California guitarist Tim Hagar and Los Angeles session percussionist Jon Kidd. This group will be performing blues/rock based originals, along with guitar-centric, deep cut covers. Soul Galaxy is one of the most […]

Under control

Photo courtesy National Forest ServiceThis is a scene from the Fish Fire, which broke out on July 15 in the Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest. Officials said it was burning entirely inside the perimeter of the 2014 French Fire. It was burning near the Fish Creek Campground, which was closed for precautionary reasons. The fire was […]

UC Master Gardeners help local residents at the Farmers Market



UC Master Gardener Michele Minniear is shown at the Mariposa Farmers Market. Submitted photoOne of the best things about small town living is shopping locally, and it doesn’t get any more local than the Mariposa Farmers Market. People can get an iced coffee and fresh scone to enjoy while filling baskets with delicious, locally grown fruit, veggies and nuts. Everyone […]

Ukulele event to be held July 31 at library

Community member Gail Dreifus is shown. She helped organize a new ukulele program at the Mariposa Library. Her group, the Ukuladies & Gents, right, will be on hand to provide instruction on how to use a tuner, how to read a chord chart, hold a uke, and a sing along with several easy songs. Submitted photosWhen Gail Dreifus read an […]

‘Crazy for Crafts’ workshop series now at county library

This is an example of acrylic pour painting. Submitted photoCrazy for Crafts, a new series of Makerspace workshops at the Mariposa Library, kicks off Saturday, July 27 with acrylic pour painting on canvas, a technique so simple even beginners can create a work of art. The series, taught by local artisan Nancy Francis, is free and open to anyone 16 […]

Julia Parker to be at museum

Julia ParkerA Mariposa County icon will be giving a demonstration at a local museum. Julia Parker will be giving the demonstration at the Mariposa Museum on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. Parker is well known throughout California as a cultural icon, basket weaver and storyteller, particularly in Yosemite National Park where she worked for 57 years as an interpretive […]

Your photos

Submitted photoReader Nancy Cordero of Catheys Valley submitted this photo of flowers blooming in the summertime. 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 on this website. To continue reading please enter […]

Entries being sought for Labor Day Parade

Entries are now being accepted for the annual Labor Day Parade in Mariposa. The event is presented annually by the Mariposa Lions Club. The theme for this year’s parade is “Simple Life/ Country Life.” That is the same theme of the Mariposa County Fair, which also takes place that weekend. The parade will be on Saturday, Aug 31 at 11 […]

Evening networking

Photo by Matt JohnsonOn Wednesday, July 17, the latest Mariposa County Network at Night event was held. It was held at the Gazette building on Highway 140. The event was well attended, with close to 40 people showing up. Drinks and hors d’oeuvre were served. The events are held monthly and offer those in the community the opportunity to interact, […]


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