October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

New year brings new projects for 4-Hers

For the 2014-15 4-H program year there will be several new projects 4-H members can participate in. More...

Breakfast event helps volunteers

The Bootjack Volunteer Fire Company pancake breakfast and bake sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Bootjack Firehouse, 3883 Bootjack Lane. The all-you-can-eat breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for children. More...

Chukchansi Casino employees still in limbo

The closure of Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino will more than likely last at least several more weeks. On Wednesday, Oct. 15, a judge in Fresno ordered the Coarsegold casino to stay closed to customers. More...

What have experts learned about Ebola?

Press coverage of every twist and turn in the continuing outbreak of Ebola just seems to feed the accompanying outbreak of fear. More...

Two bad rides

A red 1970 Dodge Charger and a Green Dodge Dart owned by Tolley and Rachel Gorham cruised through Mariposa’s old historic downtown during last Friday’s prelude to the weekend car show at More...

Training center helps residents find jobs

Rotarians on Thursday, Oct. 16 were treated to a concise, thorough explanation of the mission, goals, resources and expectations of the Mother Lode Job Training (MLJT) organization. More...

Hospital readies for Black and White Ball

John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation’s 34th annual Black and White Ball will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mariposa Fairgrounds in the Sequoia Building. More...

Motown event benefits high school booster club

The second annual Savoury’s fundraiser for Mariposa County High School is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8. This year’s theme is “Motown Night.” The event is held from 6 to 10 p.m. More...

County hosts gardeners

Mariposa Master Gardeners Sherry Gorham, left, and Char Horning were among hundreds of Master Gardeners from throughout California who packed the Tenaya Lodge last week. More...

Coarsegold readies for Tarantula Festival

The town of Coarsegold will host the Tarantula Awareness Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25, starting at 10: 30 a.m. There will be tarantula races starting at 5 p.m. More...

Local church hosts holiday cooking class

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mariposa is hosting a free holiday cooking class, “Special Foods for the Holidays,” on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the church, 4994 11th St. in Mariposa. More...

Library painting has gone missing

An artist who recently showed his work at the Mariposa library has reported one of his works missing, the facility’s Lea Ann Nichols tells the GAZETTE. More...

In pink for a cause

Marchers, most affiliated with John C. Fremont Hospital, tromped across town on Friday to observe National Mammography Day. More...

Classes help families make good decisions

Mariposa Heritage House and Mariposa County are sponsoring Celebrating Families classes in December. The classes are a 16- week course designed to teach families torn by addiction or crime tools to make healthy family decisions. More...

Yosemite properties added to register

Fourteen properties in Yosemite National Park have recently been added to the National Register of Historic Places. More...

Honoring Janet Bibby

The Mariposa County Farm Bureau hosted its annual dinner and auction fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 13 • Vandalism was reported on Watt Road. • A caller reported loose bulls on Blue Spur Road. • A child custody dispute was reported on Deer Creek Road. • A bear was in the area of Cuneo Road in Coulterville. More...

County Fire Response Report

October 13 to October 19 EMS - 10Fire – 2 Structure, 1 VegetationPublic Assist - 1Auto Collision – 0 More...

Devouring blaze consumes single-wide mobile in minutes

A fast-moving structure fire that broke out on Saturday quickly leveled a home on Oak Road in Midpines. One male resident was displaced by the fire, said Deputy Chief Jim Middleton of the Mariposa County Fire Department. More...

Local man wins heat

County resident Steven Perry drove his ‘74 Chevy Cheyenne to victory over a truck with Wyoming plates in one heat at the Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds’ Mud Drags last Saturday after More...

First responders honored for valor

From left, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Sturm, California Highway Patrol Officer Steven Lewis, California Highway Patrol Officer Brian Casey and Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deput More...

Workshop looks at vertebrate pests

A continuing education workshop on vertebrate pest management will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at McCay Hall, 2820 Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. More...

4-Hers receive proclamation

Local 4-H members celebrated National 4-H week from Oct. 5 to Oct. 11. More...

Bazaar is kickoff to holiday season

The Northern Mariposa County History Center in Coulterville is getting ready for the holiday season with breakfast on Nov. 9 at the Old School House in Coulterville. More...

Trunk or Treat will host Halloween tykes

The Lake Don Pedro Elementary School Parents Club will host its annual Trunk or Treat on Halloween night, Friday, Oct. 31 from 7 to 9 p.m., or until the candy runs out. The event will take place at Lake Don Pedro Elementary School. More...

Christmas boutique set to kick off season

The Mountain Top Boutique will be held on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mariposa. The event is free and open to the public. More...

‘See’ rec staffers for sweet savings

For more than 20 years, Mariposa County’s Parks and Recreation Division has offered residents a chance to order See’s candy at a 25-percent-off rate for holiday gift giving. The deadline for this year’s orders is Monday, Nov. 17. More...

Hospital volunteers ring in Christmas

The John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers will hold their annual Santa’s Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at the Senior Activity Center on Spriggs Lane. More...

Taking a shot for health

Midpines resident Dale Deen rolled up his sleeve for an influenza innoculation on Oct. 16 at the county fairgrounds. Dispensing the dose was county Public Health Nurse Marti Fazio. More...

Crafters are ready for annual boutique

The Mariposa Crafters are hosting the 30th annual Crafters Christmas Boutique on Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Mariposa, at the corner of Highway 140 and Jones Street. Hours for the event are 9 a.m. More...

Class of ‘52 holds feed

Mariposa County High School’s Class of 1952 is hosting an anniversary-weekend breakfast at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Miners Inn restaurant in town. Late last week, organizers had filled just eight of 20 seats available for the event. More...

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