Board designates how MID settlement money will be spent

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last week to use money from a Merced Irrigation District Settlement Fund for various desired projects. Close to two years ago, Mariposa County officials settled a longstanding legal dispute with the Merced Irrigation District that had been many years in the making. Mariposa County Chief Administrative Officer Dallin Kimble said the settlement […]

New phone book features the history of Golden Chain Theater in Oakhurst

Those who participated in the unveiling are, front from left, Steve Montalto (board member), Jennifer Janine (artistic director), Jennifer Olsen (board member), Miranda Simonich (board vice president); back, Dave Norman (Sierra Tel customer care manager), James Mierkey (music director and board member), Michael Niewohner (board member), Al Baumgarner (Sierra Tel finance director), Michael van Buren (board president), Ruthann van Burena […]

Safe Families provides update on latest initiatives

Mariposa Safe Families continues to work to improve the lives of community members — and particularly children — in the county. Safe Families Chairman Lester Bridges shared the latest initiatives of the organization with the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors earlier this month. Safe Families was founded in 2003 as the Child Abuse Prevention Council for Mariposa County. “It’s a […]

Tenaya Lodge tops list of best hotels for the holidays

There’s still time to book a holiday stay at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, recently named a top two “Best Hotel for the Holidays” by USA TODAY’s 2019 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel awards contest. Nominated hotels were made by 10 Best’s expert panel, and the public voted to award this honor. “We want to say thank you to all the […]

In the news

Photo by Nicole W. LittleMelissa Rust, center, from Manna House, accepts a check for $500 from the Mariposa Gazette last week. Laura Phillips, left, and Ruth Fissel, are representing the newspaper. The donation is part of the net proceeds from the newspaper’s recent “Home for the Holidays” special publication. Below, Christene Scott, left, branch manager at Westamerica Bank, presents a […]

JCF Foundation gala coming, tickets on sale

From left, retiring JCF employee Laura Donahue is shown with hospital board chair Candy O’Donel-Brown. Donahue was honored as she is set to retire. Photo by Matt JohnsonAn exciting winter event which is held for a good cause is coming in January. The Winter Wonderland Fundraiser Gala for the John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11 […]

SFC to partner with county in creek parkway effort

Development of the Mariposa Creek Parkway has been a major focus for county officials in recent months. The parkway exists currently, but there are plans to greatly expand it someday. At the moment, it begins west of the Art Park and ends near the low-water crossing on Stroming Road. The vision for the parkway is for it to stretch from […]

Public works employee Gary Brown earns Engineer of Year award

Gary Brown is shown out and about in Mariposa, explaining a project. Photo by Matt JohnsonAn engineer from the Mariposa County Public Works department has been named the recipient of a prestigious award. Gary Brown was named the County Engineer of the Year at a recent conference. “We’re very proud and happy to announce that Gary Brown was honored as […]

The dos and don’ts of clamming in California


Pismo clams (Tivela stultorum) in Ventura are shown. CDFW photoQuestion: I am interested in clamming at some beaches in Santa Cruz County. I have seen clams on Sunset State Beach. Where can I find rules and regulations on clamming in Santa Cruz County or Monterey County? (Romeo) Answer: Clamming is generally done from November to April during minus tide events. […]

Conservation Corps to aid county

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an agreement last week with the California Conservation Corps (CCC) to provide on-call services related to trail building and maintenance, landscape enhancements and other similar activities. The CCC provides job skills training, educational opportunities and an increasing awareness of the state’s natural resources to young adults. As a result, the CCC is […]

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