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Plenty of bargains to be found at library book sale

The Mariposa County Friends of the Library’s semiannual book sale is once again happening the first weekend in October. The sale starts on Thursday, Oct. 4, beginning at 1 p.m. and closing at 6 p.m. The sale is open to the public, but members of the Friends of the Library (FoL) will be able to buy one book and get […]

Wildlife officer cadet application deadline nears

Do you have a love of the outdoors and a passion for fish and wildlife conservation? The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Law Enforcement Division (LED) is currently accepting applications for wildlife officer (warden) cadet. All prospective applicants must submit a warden cadet application by Sept. 30 to be considered for the 2020 law enforcement academy. CDFW has […]

Harmful effects of e-cigarettes discussed at Dem Club meeting



What exactly is vaping? It’s a word that has gained notoriety over the last few years, but parents might not be aware of what it is and how it can end up in the hands of children. Information regarding the harmful effects of vaping was shared by Kim Keith and Ginnie Day of the Mariposa County Health Department Tobacco Education […]

We want to hear from you!

Perhaps you’ve been hunting and ended up taking an unusually large animal, or maybe you’ve gone fishing and reeled in a real monster of a fish. The Gazette wants to hear about it. Show us and we’ll share it. Send photos with a short description to matt@mariposagazette.com for inclusion in our Outdoors section. To ask questions, send an email to […]

ICES Children’s Fair is slated for Sept. 29 at Mariposa County Park

The 29th annual Children’s Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park. The event is sponsored by Infant/ Child Enrichment Services, Inc. (ICES), which, along with other agencies, organizations, child care centers and licensed family child care providers, will be offering free activities. A few highlights of this year’s […]

General deer season now open

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding deer hunters to check for wildfire-related closures before heading to their favorite hunting spots for the general deer season, which opened in many parts of the state on Saturday, Sept. 15. Deer season is already underway in California’s A and B4 zones along the coast and many coastal deer hunters […]

Supervisors honor patriots, others who sacrifice



Mariposa County Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe (right) is shown presenting Judith Huffman of the Merced River Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution with a resolution declaring Sept. 11 Patriot Day in the county. Photo by Matt JohnsonEach year when Sept. 11 rolls around, it’s a time to pause and reflect. It’s a time to think […]

Four ways gardening is good for you


Submitted photoIn this increasingly digital world, there’s an app for just about everything. People are glued to their smartphones, texting instead of talking, and, in general, interacting with technology more than they do with the living, breathing world around them. But there’s a cure for tech overload: Gardening. Whether you’re creating a vegetable garden in your backyard or planting flowers […]

Insurance rates will go up — a little less

The 2019 Covered California rates and plans have been announced. Though a press release said “there is plenty of good news for consumers in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Mariposa and Tulare counties,” it still will mean rate hikes for consumers. The average overall rate increase for existing consumers in these counties who renew the plan they have now is 6.5 […]


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