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Bargains available at Habitat Resale Store sale this week

Pictured is Roger Powell, Executive Director of HFH of Mariposa County at Habitat’s ReSale Store. Submitted photoThe public is invited to a special event at the Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County Resale Store. It will be held at the Resale Store at 5320 Highway 49 North, on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On […]

Census workers gearing up for survey of county



The U.S. Census only comes around every 10 years, but it’s vital for so many different reasons. “The census provides statistical information for the nation. That information is used to determine the kind of funding that goes back into communities,” said Maria Gonzalez, a partnership specialist with the Los Angeles Regional Census Center. “That’s one of the biggest things. It’s […]

4-H honored

Photo by Matt JohnsonDuring its meeting last week, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to proclaim the week of Oct. 6-12 as National 4-H Week. Shown, from left, are Mariposa County Supervisor Marshall Long (a former 4-H member), Kim Smick-Sullivan, CAL FIRE’s Bernie Quinn (also a former 4-H member), Monica Nielsen, Melissa Takahashi, Niarja Marchand, Donna Wice (4-H […]

Cash prizes available for students who enter holiday writing contest

Do you have a special holiday memories story? If so, we at the Mariposa Gazette want to know — and you could earn a cash prize! We are seeking special holiday memories stories from area youth. There are three categories: kindergarten to second grade; third to fifth grade; and sixth to eighth grade. In each category, the prizes are: First […]

Key Catheys Valley meeting scheduled for Oct. 24

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Residents of Catheys Valley are being asked to weigh in on the potential of changing the community plan in the community. A crucial meeting about the plan is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at McCay Hall in Catheys Valley. All interested residents are encouraged to attend. The Catheys Valley Community Plan (CVCP) was developed over a long […]

Victim witness services plans to utilize dogs to help victims



Dogs are often described as man’s best friend. They’ll be of great value and comfort to those in need through an upcoming plan to use them in the courtroom. That program is expected to be provided by a victim services grant through the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES). The opportunity was discussed at last week’s Mariposa County Board of […]

Concierge Real Estate officially opens second office in Merced

From left, Kori Smith (owner of Concierge Real Estate), Dawn Sweet (business development for Placer Title in Merced) and David Putonen (employee of Concierge Real Estate) are shown in conversation at a recent grand opening event held in Merced. Submitted photoConcierge Real Estate Services, Fine Homes, Ranches and Estates, one of the fastest growing real estate brokerages in the Central […]

Inaugural Nut Festival to showcase regional talent

The first-ever Merced County Nut Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 26. The event celebrates growers of almonds, walnuts and pistachios. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is free to the public. It will be held at the Merced County Fairgrounds, located at 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. The main goal of the Nut […]

Grant will help CHP with street racing, bad driving

Speed and aggressive driving continue to be a major cause of death and injury on California roadways. With federal funding, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is embarking on a lifesaving endeavor to reduce crashes caused by speed and aggressive driving. The CHP received a $1.5 million grant for the Regulate Aggressive Driving and Reduce Speed (RADARS) IV program. The goal […]

Field of Service salutes those who serve

Annual event taken over by high school junior; dates are scheduled


The Mariposa Museum and History Center is the site of the annual Field of Service event, which is scheduled in November. Photo by Matt JohnsonMariposa County has no shortage of outstanding youth. One of those is Jack Bertram, a 16-year-old high school junior. Bertram is a seven year member of the Don Pedro 4-H Club, and is an eighth generation […]


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