Newest member of public works announced

The newest member of the Mariposa County Public Works Department was introduced to the public at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting on July 21. Ahmad Alkhayyat was introduced as the new roads and bridge manager, following the retirement of Cheryl Jay from that position. He was introduced by Mariposa County Public Works Director Mike Healy. “Ahmad is a […]

In pursuit of justice

Photo by Laura PhillipsSarah Ullrich, Sarah Murphy-Cook and Laura Lynn DelRoss are part of a group which is gathering outside the Midpines post office in support of racial justice. The group, which has ranged from one person to 30, and is open to anyone who wants to join them, has been meeting every night since the beginning of June. According […]

Jenni, Jenni

Kiser is humbled by selection as 2020 Ms. Mariposa County

This photo is of Jenni Kiser during a much-deserved getaway she took with her family recently. She said it was on the “east side” of Yosemite, where she daily did some scaling of mountains. Submitted photoIf you can’t warm up to Jenni Kiser, you might want to check your pulse. Or maybe visit the undertaker. Kiser is one of the […]

Mr. Mariposa County Randy Brower does a lot for his community

Randy Brower Randy Brower is a household name in Mariposa County. He’s one of the top contractors in the area and is involved in a wide array of community organizations. That’s probably one of the reasons he was voted “Mr. Mariposa County” in the 2020 version of this newspaper’s Readers’ Choice Awards. He was also voted “best contractor” by the […]

Finney honored to be named Mariposa’s top coach

Soccer savant reflects on sport locally and nationally

Adam Finney is shown with his Best Coach certificate from the Gazette’s annual reader vote. Finney has been involved in soccer for many years and currently coaches the MCHS girls program, and oversees the Mariposa Fire FC club. Photo by Matt Johnson Adam Finney is the Mariposa Gazette’s annual Readers’ Choice “Best Of ” Coach of the Year. “It’s a […]

The Butler did it

Standout wrester wants back on the mat

A familiar sight for Grizzly wrestling: Skylee Butler with her hand up, victorious. Photo by Matt JohnsonSkylee Butler doesn’t say much. But she lets her wrestling do the talking for her. Butler, 17, is entering her senior year of high school. She was chosen by county voters as the Gazette “Reader’s Choice” Female Athlete of the Year. “It was a […]

Well-rounded Bryant winner of Best Male Student

Davis Bryant (right) is shown with his sister, Annie. Courtesy photoIf anyone ever says kids these days aren’t well-rounded enough, just point them in the direction of Davis Bryant. Bryant, 15 going on 16, is entering his junior year at Mariposa County High School. He was voted by readers as the Best Male Student in the Gazette’s annual “Reader’s Choice” […]

Davies was the ultimate teammate at MCHS

JC Davies (left) proudly displays his Top Male Athlete award from this year’s “Readers’ Choice” award voting. Photo by Matt JohnsonAn upbeat voice answers the phone. I really don’t need to ask if it’s JC Davies on the other end. I can tell just by the enthusiasm in his voice. And sure enough, it was indeed JC who I was […]

Big Mac attack

Arnold well suited to be voted top female student in county

Mackenzie Arnold is shown holding a plaque in recognition of her outstanding job as an FFA student. Photo by Matt Johnson Looking at the workload Mackenzie Arnold had in high school could make a grown man cry. It’s safe to say she was involved in quite a few activities prior to graduating this summer. Here are just a few: FFA […]

And the 2020 Readers’ Choice winners are …

Here is a complete list of all the winners, as voted by newspaper readers, in the 2020 Readers Choice contest: • Mr. Mariposa County — Randy Brower• Ms. Mariposa County — Jenni Kiser• Best Community Volunteer, male — Bill Lowe• Best Community Volunteer, female — KrisCasto• Best Service Club — Mariposa Lions Club• Best Elected Official — Judge Michael Fagalde• […]

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