‘Chief’ book signing is this Friday


A local author has scheduled a book signing for this Friday, Oct. 19. Steve Kuryala, known to most as “Chief,” will be at the Mariposa Gazette from noon to 5 p.m. that day. He is the author of “Six Days to Zeus: Alive Day,” a compelling story about his harrowing experience in the desert of the Middle East. His story […]

Ask a climber: Yosemite experts share thoughts

A Yosemite Climber Steward conducts a climbing patrol on Lamb Dome. Courtesy photo by NPS/Eric BissellWhat does it feel like to be suspended a hundred or a thousand feet above the ground? How do rock climbers get down from the top of a wall? What do terms like send, pitch, beta and bivy mean? Whether you’re an avid climber, or […]

CASA pumpkin patch set Oct. 27

A pumpkin patch is coming to Mariposa County — and it’s for a good cause. Everyone is invited to the CASA of Mariposa County Pumpkin Patch on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the outside fenced area located at 4990 6th Street in downtown Mariposa. This event was made possible by Thatcher Performance Technologies, Smart Billing […]

Prepare backyards now to create safe haven for birds in bad weather

Ready or not, bad weather is on its way. Before the heavy rain and possibly even snow starts falling, take some time to transform your backyard into a safe refuge for winter-weary birds before unpredictable, harsh weather begins. The experts at Cole’s Wild Bird Products suggest timely tips to encourage birds to seek sustenance and shelter in your backyard this […]

Be fire aware

At the Oct. 9 Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting, the board declared Oct. 7-13 as National Fire Prevention Week. On hand to accept the resolution was CAL FIRE Chief Steve Leonard (left). Presenting the resolution was board chairperson Rosemarie Smallcombe. CAL FIRE, along with Mariposa County Fire, Mariposa Public Utility District and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urge […]

Organization works to keep pets safe during disasters

Volunteer Beth Kellner is shown next to one of the dogs the CCADT sheltered during a disaster. Submitted photoFor some people, pets are literally members of the family. And when disaster strikes, you can be sure those owners will do everything they can to keep their pets safe. One organization in the region works to set up emergency animal shelters […]

Good news: Landfill will last longer than thought

This aerial photo of the landfill in Mariposa shows the size of the facility as well as its contours. County officials announced last week the landfill should last well into the future, something that was in question over the past few years. Photo by Nicole W. LittleMariposa County received some good news last week. The news was about the landfill […]

Many ‘Go West’ during weekend event

Bob Edwards of Nature’s Amazing Rocks chats with some youngsters interested in his items during Saturday afternoon. Edwards’ shop is located in Mt. Bullion and sells a variety of minerals and assorted souvenirs.The third annual Mariposa Go West Festival was held this past weekend, with various activities from gun fighting to cornhole. Event organizers felt it was a success. This […]

Drivers, start your engines

FREE Tyler Dale will be judge during annual car show

It’s not an everyday occurrence that a famous television star shows up in Mariposa. But Tyler Dale, who gained fame through the History Channel television show “American Restoration,” will be in Mariposa Oct. 19-21 to host and judge the Mariposa Yosemite Hot Rod & Custom Car Show. The show is hosted by the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce. “It’s nice […]

County unveils new website

Shown is a screenshot of the new county website. Submitted photo The design and the usability of a website can make a major difference in whether people want to utilize it. Mariposa County officials realized this, so over the past several months, they worked toward a new website for the county. On Thursday of last week, the website was officially […]

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