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Local news about Mariposa County and Yosemite Valley

Measure K opponents may nudge electorate

By Erik Skindrud GAZETTE EDITOR The last transient occupancy tax, or TOT, increase was embraced by 64 percent of county voters back in 1996. Also called bed tax, TOT is added to overnight room charges. Perhaps because it weighs on tourists’ wallets, the tax enjoyed a hearty margin of support …

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Candidates unveil campaign finances

By Carol Reiter GAZETTE CORRESPONDENT As the two candidates for Mariposa County Supervisor for District 3 come down to the final weeks before the election, Marshall Long has raised more than twice as much in campaign funding as Kris Casto. read more

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Fire-prevention council racks up another grant

By Erik Skindrud GAZETTE EDITOR The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council is on a roll, this week receiving its fifth fire-prevention grant from the region’s PG&E utility in recent months. The award, in excess of $89,000, will be put to work next week to create a Hunters Valley Fuel Break …

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Season is no obstacle to ice cream shop launch

By Erik Skindrud GAZETTE EDITOR For a new business, ice cream is a pretty safe bet, Morgan Beesley said last week. “We’ve done our research,” the home-grown Mariposan said. “People eat ice cream all year long. Ice cream shops have always done well—even during the Depression.” read more

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