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VFW announces Voice of Democracy essay contest winners

From left, Cindy Stowell, Lou Cordero, DeDe Cordero, Emilee Cordero, Lauren Elmore, Brenda Elmore, John Elmore and Curtis Arebelo are shown (Coury Jones not pictured). Submitted photoOn Thursday, March 14, the VFW Keith M. Bertken Post 6042 and Auxiliary announced the winners of the VFW sponsored “Voice of Democracy” essay contest. This contest was open to all 9th through 12th […]

Public health week to be celebrated locally

Public health. It can mean many things and local officials are hoping to highlight its importance during two upcoming events during an open house. The open house will be on Friday, April 5 at the courthouse lawn on Bullion Street in Mariposa. “At the public health division of the Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency, we believe everyone deserves […]

County now pondering purchase of 187 acres



The 187 acre parcel of land in Mariposa which the county is considering purchasing is shown. Submitted graphicA wide ranging discussion regarding the potential purchase by the county of an 187 acre property in Mariposa was held last week. The item was part of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors weekly meeting. The land stretches from the Mariposa County Jail […]

Mariposa County gets national trail expertise


Only three of 60 applicants from across the nation were chosen to receive assistance for community development. And Mariposa was one of those communities. Smart Growth America was involved in reviewing the applications and in this case, it was for further development of the Creek Parkway in Mariposa. The other two locations were Buffalo, N.Y., and Bozeman, Mont. “Each had […]

Officials announce late season Yosemite openings for several of the park facilities

Damage from heavy winter snowpack has resulted in delayed openings

These photos show the damage to facilities in Half Dome Village and Upper Pines Campground. Both are located in Yosemite Valley. NPS photosYosemite National Park officials announced last week there will be late seasonal openings for facilities throughout the park. These late openings are due to the exceptionally heavy snowpack in Yosemite National Park and the subsequent extensive damage to […]

DOG DAYS

Service dogs play key role in helping veterans in this region


From left, Art Lehr, Joe Marks and Mikael Green of American Legion Post 567 and Guy Sheble of Silver Paw Ranch are shown with service dogs that are helping area veterans. Submitted photo There’s a reason dogs are referred to as “man’s best friend.” Dogs have been companions to humans for years upon years, providing comfort, protection and friendship. The […]

Haiku competition to be part of Creek Week

Are you a poet? Well, specialized poet? If so, local event organizers want to read your haiku, a specialized form of poetry. Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of three lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have five syllables and the middle line has seven syllables. The lines rarely rhyme. Local poets […]

Bass Lake springs into action with many available activities

With the weather getting warmer, Bass Lake is starting to “spring” into action. Submitted photoBass Lake is situated in the Sierra National Forest approximately 14 miles from the south entrance of Yosemite National Park, in California. Bass Lake is about to burst with activity Friday, March 29 as two popular local lakeside businesses, The Forks Resort open for their 72nd […]

Staying safe

Communication at schools improving


Shown is an example of the CatapultEMS software, which will be used by schools in the county. Submitted photoOne of the most important and pressing tasks for school districts in today’s world is to ensure the physical, social and emotional safety of its students. Lydia Lower, director of educational services for the Mariposa County Unified School District, provided an update […]

Former employee arrested after Majestic Hotel incident

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Officials are being tight-lipped about an incident involving a former employee of the Majestic Yosemite Hotel in Yosemite National Park. The facility, formerly known as the Ahwahnee Hotel, is located in Yosemite Valley. The Mariposa Gazette received an anonymous telephone message on Tuesday morning saying someone had allegedly threatened violence with a weapon at the hotel. However, exactly what happened […]


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