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Grieving mom runs through 50 national parks including Yosemite

Gil Schaenzle (left) is shown with her daughter Anna Rose, who passed away from a cancer called Neuroendocrine tumors. Submitted photoWhen Gil Schaenzle lost her only child, 21-year-old daughter Anna Rose on March 26, 2017 to a form of cancer called Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), she came up with a way that would not only help heal her broken heart, but […]

Brew crew honored

1850 Restaurant and Brewing Company was honored by California 8th District Senator Tom Berryhill’s office as the April Small Business of the Month. Berryhill’s Outreach Coordinator Jenna Welch (right) presented owners Hanna Wackerman (middle) and Jake Wackerman (left) with the resolution at the restaurant in Mariposa. “We are honored to be chosen,” said Hanna Wackerman. “We are lucky and grateful […]

Volunteers are now sought to serve on the next Grand Jury

Volunteers for the 2018- 2019 Mariposa County Grand Jury are now being sought. The request was announced recently by F. Dana Walton, Assistant Presiding Judge of the Superior Court. The court encourages applications from citizens representing a broad cross section of the Mariposa County community. Successful applicants will serve as Grand Jurors for the period beginning July 1, 2018 and […]

May Audubon programs will highlight bird behaviors

Clark’s Grebes “rush” across the water, pattering their feet up to 20 times per second, is shown in a distinctive courtship display. Submitted photo by Barry BoultonBirdwatching, or birding, has been soaring in popularity in recent years, becoming one of the fastest-growing pastimes in North America. Among the reasons for its widespread appeal across demographic as well as geographic boundaries […]

Little Miss Butterfly winners announced

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival announced the winners of The Little Miss Butterfly 2018 contest. They are, left, Josslyn Eastwood and Dori Palo. Josslyn is the daughter of Tarah Eastwood and Dori, right, is the daughter of Lisa Carisio. The two winners will ride on The Little Miss Butterfly carriage in the Mariposa Butterfly Festival parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Booking Report Here are some of the highlights from the recent booking reports at the Mariposa County Jail. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law April 23 – Gerardo Juarez-Mozo, 35, Merced, was arrested for driving on a suspended license. • Marvin Ray Glover, 49, Catheys Valley, was arrested for possession of a […]

Important dates set for upcoming election


The election season has been heating up lately, and some important dates are upcoming. The Mariposa County Registrar of Voters Office has announced several key dates. May 21 is the last day to register to vote. Persons who have not registered can do so at the Mariposa County Clerk’s Office located in the government center complex in Mariposa. To check […]

Your photos

Reader Beth Kellner of Bootjack said she frequents the “Wild Merced River” near Briceburg on a regular basis. She took this photo of a beaver, the first one she has spotted this spring in the river. 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 […]

Help for Habitat

Westamerica Bank recently donated $500 to help sponsor Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County’s Birdhouse and Garden Art Auction. The April 21 event at Sierra Cider was well attended and raised funding for Habitat’s mission of building homes, community and hope. Another recent donation of nearly $700 came to Habitat from Miner’s Roadhouse 140 from their December 2017 month-long benefit […]

Advisory council idea in limbo, JC Fremont Hospital board says

The status of a community advisory council was examined once again at the most recent John C. Fremont Healthcare District board meeting. The meeting was held April 25 in Mariposa. A patient family advisory council has been an idea the hospital board members have been looking into implementing over the past year. An advisory council is intended to be a […]

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