Meeting covers permit process for hosting events

From left, Mariposa County Public Works Director Mike Healy and engineering survey department employee James Steed answer questions from the audience during a meeting held last week at the Mariposa Gazette office. Close to 20 people were in attendance. Photo by Matt Johnson Mariposa County is known for its unique events held each year. Events like the Mariposa Butterfly Festival, […]

Happy ‘trail’ on the Merced River?

The Merced River is one of the draws of Mariposa County. It already offers plenty of recreational opportunities, but a plan to extend a trail alongside the Merced River is hoped to make it even better. Photos by Matt JohnsonIt’s been a work in progress for quite some time now, but steps are being taken toward the development of the […]

Mariposa County Safe Families organization continues to work toward a stronger, healthier community

You may have heard about Mariposa County Safe Families. Representatives from Safe Families are often out in the community and involved at many events. But what is it? Safe Families is the county’s Child Abuse Prevention Council. It strives to promote safe and healthy families and prevent child abuse in Mariposa County. “It is the vision of Mariposa Safe Families […]

You can be a hero for bats

Annual week marked

Some people might be fearful of bats, but they actually offer many benefits to the ecosystem. Courtesy photoOct. 24-31 was Bat Week, an annual, international celebration of the role bats play in the natural world. Bats are unique creatures. There are more than 1,400 species of bats in the world, about 20 percent of all mammal species. About two-thirds of […]

Local author pens book about veteran

The cover of Mariposan George Tuthill’s book is shown. It is entitled “The One Twenty” and is about a former veteran who returns to the United States after serving overseas. Courtesy photoIt took George Tuthill over 10 years to publish his book, but he couldn’t be more proud. “The One Twenty,” a 396 page novel, details life for fictional character […]

CDFW offering 60 apprentice pheasant hunts across the state

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is hosting 60 special pheasant hunts this fall and winter to serve new hunters, youth hunters, mobility impaired hunters, families and others with limited experience or opportunity to hunt. The hunts take place from November through February in almost every part of the state from Siskiyou and Plumas counties in the north […]

CHP gives lane splitting tips

Lane splitting is a privilege enjoyed by California motorcyclists. With this freedom comes a greater responsibility for motorcyclists and drivers to share the road and create a safer highway environment. In 2016, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed California Assembly Bill 51, which defined motorcycle lane splitting and authorized the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to develop educational safety tips. Through […]

Sierra National Forest plans to continue prescribed burning in the Bass Lake Ranger District

Sierra National Forest Fire Managers plan implementation of the 2018/19 fall/winter/spring burning program within the Bass Lake Ranger District. The projects will consist of two activities: pile burning and understory burning. These burn projects are widely dispersed throughout the ranger district, with many of the projects located at the higher elevations of the district. Some locations are near populated areas […]

Vehicle spirals into restrooms at visitor center in Mariposa

This Mitsubishi Outlander plunged into the restroom facility at the Mariposa Visitor Center, ending up flush against the wall, but only minimal damage to both the vehicle and restroom was apparent. Photo by Matt JohnsonA vehicle collided with the restrooms at the Mariposa County Visitor Center on Sunday afternoon. At approximately noon, Wasim Khan, 63, of Parsippany, New Jersey, was […]

Outdoor yoga class is slated

Are you interested in yoga or the outdoors? If so, there’s an organization just for you. The Sierra Foothill Conservancy, an environmental conservation organization, is hosting an outdoor yoga event. This outdoor flow class and short hike is for all levels. It will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. The class will meet at the Mariposa […]

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