Recycling concerns discussed by board

Changes in China’s trade import policies have officials in the United States scrambling to figure out how to adjust. That stress has even reached Mariposa County. The changes have significantly disrupted recycling efforts by restricting foreign imports of recyclable materials and requiring reduced contamination levels in recycling streams. “There has been a great change in how the main buyer of […]

Area Fishing Forecast

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Teen dating violence issue addressed by supervisors

It’s a problem all across the nation, and if not addressed, it can turn into more serious issues in the future. Teen dating violence includes physical, verbal and emotional abuse, sexual assault, and harassment via texting, email or instant messaging. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors proclaimed the Month of February 2019 as “Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month” […]

Swiecki repeats as poetry champion

From left, Tyson Wellcome, Laura-Lynn LaNotte-Hays, Mackenzie Arnold, Hannah Swiecki, Daisy Wellcome and Laura Phillips are shown onstage during last week’s Poetry Out Loud contest. Swiecki placed first for the second straight year, while Arnold finished as runner-up. Tyson Wellcome and LaNotte-Hays were judges for the event, while Daisy Wellcome and Phillips organized the event. Not pictured was judge Angela […]

Coulterville Museum opens for 2019, schedule announced

The Northern Mariposa County History Center, located in the heart of Coulterville at the intersection of Highway 49 and 132, reopened to the public last week on Thursday, Feb. 7. On the heels of a successful gala reopening held on Feb. 2, the museum resumed its regular hours and is open every Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., […]

Chamber interested in vacant Spring Hill school site

Many people have asked over the years what the Mariposa County Unified School District plans to do with its vacant Spring Hill school site. During the public comment portion of Monday night’s MCUSD board meeting, Scott Fiester, the new executive director of the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce, revealed the chamber has interest in utilizing the Spring Hill site. The […]

Gazette owners to speak at meeting

Greg and Nicole LittleProgressive Mariposa will feature co-owners of the Mariposa Gazette, Nicole and Greg Little, at its next general meeting. It will be on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Miner’s Roadhouse 140 in Mariposa at 10 a.m. The Littles purchased the newspaper on Feb. 16, 2018 — a year ago from the date of the meeting. Nicole is president and […]


Winter storm smacks Yosemite, displaces workers; more bad weather being predicted

This photo shows a tent cabin that was destroyed by tree that fell during the recent winter storm at Yosemite National Park. Many concessions employees have been displaced because of the storm damage. Photo courtesy National Park ServiceThe recent severe winter weather in Yosemite National Park is taking its toll on buildings and workers. The storm last week caused considerable […]

Local arts council announces two opportunities for young and old(er)

  The Mariposa County Arts Council announced the continuation of two of their flagship visual arts programs: the F/STOP photography program serving those age 55 years and older, and the Young Masters Youth Exhibition, serving youth ages 5 to 18. The F/STOP program, developed by Cara Goger, director of the Mariposa County Arts Council, is a series of free, five-week […]

Grizzly sports teams just keep winning

As former Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Mora would say, “Playoffs? Are you kidding me? Playoffs?” Yes, the playoffs are here and each winter sports team at Mariposa County High School qualified for postseason play. This school year might be reminiscent to some Grizzly fans of 2016, when Mariposa won a handful of section titles. The various Grizzly sports teams […]

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