April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Rebekahs meet Sunday

The Snelling Rebekahs meet for a monthly breakfast on the fourth Sunday of each month. The cost is $5, and the gathering begins at 11 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Snelling. More...

Santi fundraiser happens Monday

Melissa Land, a chef at Mariposa’s 1850 restaurant, recently shared the story of Tom Santi with her coworkers. More...

Reprinted from June 16, 1906

Souvenir postal cards showing excellent views of the San Francisco fire can be had at the Mariposa Drug Store. Price is 25 cents per dozen. More...

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Woodland Elementary School students showed off their talents to a full house of families, teachers and students at the talent show, which was held in March. More...

Mariposa Musuem sets fireside chat

The Mariposa Museum and History Center will host a fireside chat on Sunday, April 26 at 2 p.m. at the museum, 5119 Jessie Street in Mariposa. Jean and Carolyn Werly will host a presentation on the Harlow Fire, which happened in July of 1961. More...

Music marathon is taking over History Center

Saturday event features Grizzly Band and more

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band will host the Dr. Phillip M. Smith Band Marathon on Saturday, April 25 at the Mariposa Museum and History Center. The event will kick off at 9 a.m. with the Grammywinning Grizzly Band playing. More...

Reprinted from July 19, 1872

Adam Volk, Roadmaster of the Mariposa District, was thrown from a bucking mule last Sunday, near Dubois Store, on the Colorado road. More...

Reprinted from September 23, 1876

The sporting season has now fairly commenced and several of our citizens daily indulge in the pastime of shooting. Quail have not been so abundant for many years. More...

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This young Civil War reenactor stoked the fire in the Confederate camp during last weekend's huge Civil War Reenactment held on the sprawling Long Ranch in Mariposa. More...

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Mariposa Fair Manager Brian Bullis, left, and Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation board member Kevin Shelton, hang a banner last Thursday in preparation for the group's social event held at the fai More...

Kelsey seeks names of local veterans

Student is working on Scout project

Genevieve Kelsey, a student at Mariposa County High School, is working on her Gold Award Project, which is similar to an Eagle Scout project, for Girl Scouts. More...

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The John C. Fremont Hospital nursing assistant training program graduated four students on April 3. More...

Four Seasons Dinner nourishes Ewing Wing

The annual Four Seasons benefit dinner for the Ewing Wing at John C. Fremont Hospital will be held on Saturday, April 25. The dinner will take place at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane. Doors open at 5 p.m. More...

Reprinted from August 1, 1914

The meeting called last Tuesday for the purpose of arranging a district fair met at the Court House. It was decided to hold the fair at the old grounds in Jerseydale. More...

Library book sale has large selection

Sale set for first weekend in May

The Mariposa County Friends of the Library will hold its semi-annual book sale on the first weekend in May. The sale starts on Thursday, April 30, from 1 to 6 p.m. On Friday, May 1, the sale is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

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There was plenty of traffic at last Saturday's Mariposa Relay for Life fundraising yard sale held at a vacant lot on Highway 140 in Mariposa. More...

Endurance ride will be held in May

Jerseydale is site of horseback event

The third annual Rich Theodore Memorial Mariposa “Run for the Gold” Endurance Ride is set for May 28-31, the weekend after Memorial Day. More...

Smith is memorialized in Saturday marathon

Grizzly Band, others featured in day of music

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band will host the Dr. Phillip M. Smith Band Marathon on Saturday, April 25 at the Mariposa Museum and History Center. The event will kick off at 9 a.m. with the Grammywinning Grizzly Band playing. More...

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Participants at last Sunday's Mariposa County 4-H Citizenship project, its fourth annual bike-a-thon, are pictured at the end of the race in the Hornitos Park. More...

Fuelwood permits available for forest

Are on sale until Nov. 30

Personal use fuelwood permits are now available for purchase at the Stanislaus National Forest office and will remain on sale until Nov. 30. More...

Plants, garden art focus of local sale

Master Gardeners plan for May 2 event

The Master Gardeners of Mariposa County will hold their annual plant and garden art sale on Saturday, May 2, at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in the Amigo picnic area from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Western themed dinner will be hosted at D&D Ranch

Sierra Foothill Conservancy puts on fundraiser

Sierra Foothill Conservancy will be hosting a Western-themed fundraising dinner at D & D Ranch in Madera on May 9 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Western attire is encouraged. More...

Reprinted from July 11, 1896

Last Saturday night some contemptible wretch, whose sense of decency and patriotism is about on a par with the depraved intellect, tore two large American flags into pieces. More...

Reprinted from March 5, 1861

Dr. King and Mr. Calhoun, who had a fight at La Grange last week, as reported in our last issue, are both dead from wounds received. They were, from the first, thought to be mortally wounded. More...

Hazardous waste event will be held at Don Pedro

Reservations must be made

A household hazardous waste (HHW) collection event cosponsored by the Mariposa County Department of Public Works and the Tuolumne County Solid Waste Division will be held at the Lake Don Pedro Transfer Station on Friday, April 24 from 9 a.m. More...

Support groups address Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome

Two Monday support groups are available to help families cope with Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome. Both begin at 9 a.m. at the Senior Activity Center of Spriggs Lane. Call Sam for more information at 742-5736. More...

Young composer deadline is May 15

Musicians 8 to18 can enter

The Mariposa County Arts Council Inc. and the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra are hosting the Young Master Composers Celebration for 2015. More...

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The Mariposa Grizzly Boosters Club recently received a donation of $500 from Delaware North Companies to go towards Sober Grad Night 2015. More...

Hospital will present audit at April meeting

The presentation of the John C. Fremont Healthcare District’s 2014 annual audit, prepared by K Coe & Isom, LLP, will be made at the district’s board of directors meeting to be held on Wednesday, April 29 at 4:30 p.m. More...

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County human resources director Steve Johnson (left) greeted county fire department worker Cathy Garrett (right) at an employee-appreciation luncheon held on April 16. More...

Low-cost gelding clinic is scheduled

Clinic will be held in Angels Camp

A low-cost gelding clinic for male horses will be held on Sunday, April 26 at Angels Camp Veterinary Hospital, 1997 Deer Creek Road in Angels Camp. More...

School will hold family festival

Seventh-day Adventists plan for May 3 event

Mariposa Seventh-day Adventist Christian Elementary School is hosting a family festival on Sunday, May 3. Everyone is invited to bring their children to the event, which will feature many things geared towards youngsters. More...

Fremont earns lung cancer screening nod

JCF methods deemed safe

John C. Fremont Hospital has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). More...

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Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a $1,000 donation to the Mountain Crisis Services domestic violence group. More...

Rotary Club hears homeless issue

Kothari briefs Rotary on issue

As a recent MARIPOSA GAZETTE article drove home, the problem of homelessness in the county, and the town of Mariposa, is growing. More...

Founder’s Day will be celebrated by Beta Sigma Phi in Merced

Luncheon is held at The Branding Iron Restaurant

Members of the Merced Area Council of Beta Sigma Phi will celebrate the organization’s Founder’s Day on April 26 with a luncheon at The Branding Iron Restaurant in Merced. More...

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Mariposa Grizzly Booster Club President Brenda Hartsog, left, receives a check for $100 from Glenda Cooper of Merco Credit Union for Sober Grad 2015. More...

Radanovich will sign books at museum

History of local citizens is focus

Local author Leroy Radanovich will be signing his new book, “Legendary Locals of Yosemite National Park and Mariposa County,” at the Mariposa Museum and History Center on Saturday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Mountain Crisis supports ‘denim day’

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and everyone is encouraged to wear denim on Wednesday, April 29. Mountain Crisis Services has also prepared a sticker to let people show support for the organization’s community awareness effort. More...

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Sierra Foothill Charter School students spent the month of March focused on the Character Counts! character trait of responsibility. More...

Reprinted from May 7, 1864

Dr. Tildon, for many years a resident of this county and the first nominee of the Republican party for County Judge, was killed Friday last at Horse Shoe Bend by the caving of a drift in which he was working. A Mr. More...

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Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club recently donated $300 to the Mariposa County High School Grizzly band for its trip to Washington, D.C. More...

Local bike park is in the running for grant

Votes must be in by April 26

Exchequer Bike Park, located near Lake McClure, is in a semi-finalist to receive a $100,000 Bell Helmets Built Grant. The grant would be used to construct a “Double- Black-Diamond” gravity trail at the new bike park. More...

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Boy Scouts of America Troop 94 held a fundraiser for summer camp by selling beef, chicken and vegetable kabobs from the troop's new barbecue at the Las Mariposas Civil War Days on the Long Ranch, whi More...

Creole Jazz Kings will play in Art Park

Concert is free to the public

Music of Tom Hoffmann will celebrate International Jazz Day 2015 on April 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mariposa Art Park. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

April 13 • A report of fraud was received from Highway 140. • A scam was reported from Peg Leg Road. • A runaway juvenile was reported from Boyer Road. • A caller from Granite Springs Road reported a neglected dog. More...

MyIP to co-host student conference

Mariposa Youth Impact Project (MyIP) is partnering with UC Merced to offer Mariposa County Unified School District high school students the opportunity to participate in the student leadership and empowerment conference, scheduled for Saturday, April More...

Concert will feature music from Disney

MCHS chorus will sing on April 30

The Mariposa County High School advanced chorus will present a choir concert featuring music from the Disney Anthology on Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m. in the Richard D. Fiester Auditorium at the school. More...

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Optometrist Neil Nebeker and his staff recently donated their time and expertise to Sierra Foothill Charter School, performing vision screenings on all students. More...

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Dressed in bunny ears and holding Easter baskets they made and decorated in class, Woodland Elementary School students Hailey Nelson, left, and Kaleb Stewart get ready for a big Easter egg hunt on th More...

Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Yosemite

Firefall will be honored

When the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra premieres conductor Les Marsden’s half-hour symphonic piece “Yosemite!” on April 25 and 26, there’ll be a connection for one of the MSO’s musicians. More...

Butterfly bash is one week away

May event has booths available

The annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival is scheduled for May 2 and 3 this year. The festival committee is inviting local artists and crafters to apply for a booth space to sell their works. More...

Pancake breakfast benefits Bootjack Volunteers

The Bootjack Volunteer Fire Department is holding a pancake breakfast and yard sale on Saturday, April 25 at the Bootjack Firehouse, 3883 Bootjack Lane. The meal will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice and coffee. More...

$55,000 up for grabs at fishing derby

Bass Lake will host 35th event

The 35th annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby will give anglers a shot at $55,000 total in prize money at the event, scheduled for May 2 and 3. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

April 13 to April 19 EMS - 4 Fire - 6 Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision - 2 Smoke was found in classroom No. 5 at the Sierra Foothill Charter School in Cathey’s Valley. All of the students were out when the fire department arrived on scene. More...

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Brenda Hartsog, left, president of the Mariposa Grizzly Boosters Club, recently received a check from Trent Williams, right, of Trent's Stying for Men & Women, for Sober Grad 2015. More...

Sierra Rep will host ‘Honky Tonk Angels’

Group performs at Fallon House

Sierra Repertory’s Fallon House Theatre will present the play “Honky Tonk Angels” in April and May. The play was first staged by Sierra Rep in 2004. More...

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The annual Kids First June Jubilee is scheduled for June 6. Part of the jubilee will be a Chef for the Night auction item. More...

North County center is planning May events

Coulter family is subject of presentation

The Northern Mariposa County History Center recently held its annual meeting. The recipient of this year’s President’s Award was Pam Henderson. More...

Reprinted from December 24, 1921

The orange crop in Cathay is about ripe and the Mariposa customers of the growers of the delicious fruit are anxiously waiting for their allotments. More...

Hat contest set for Butterfly Festival

Deadline is May 1 for entries

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival’s hat contest will be held on Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in Building A. The deadline for entries is May 1. More...

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Mariposa Yosemite Rotary recently donated $150 to the Butterfly Festival, scheduled for May. More...

Short story class offered

Mosher will head group

A short story class will be taught by C.B. Mosher in the fall. Cost for the class is $50 for six weeks of instruction and practice. Yosemite Foothill Authors, a group that started a few years ago, will participate in the class. More...

Reprinted from February 26, 1921

Supervisor McCay has a force of men repairing the road between Mt. Bullion and Bear Valley. They are using the new county truck to haul rock from the mining dumps near Bear Valley. More...

Reprinted from June 16, 1906

Two weeks hence we will have within four miles of this place the Yosemite Valley railroad. Pleasant Valley will be the terminus for at least several months. More...

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Lake Don Pedro Elementary School recently honored its latest students of the month with a ceremony at the school. Parents were invited to celebrate with the students at the ceremony. More...

Medusahead management clinic is scheduled

UC Cooperative is hosting two field days

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) will be hosting two field days to discuss different methods of controlling medusahead, an invasive weed that affects local pasturelands. More...

Griefshare invites all

All people who have lost a loved one today, yesterday or years ago, are invited to the Griefshare support group. It meets the second and fourth Sundays of each month at New Life Christian Fellowship church at 5089 Cole Road in Bootjack. More...

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Grace Joseph, Mariposa County High School class of 2012, is studying abroad at College International de Cannes, in Cannes, France. More...

Butterfly Festival will feature local music

Art Park will be site for tunes

This year’s music and entertainment lineup for the Mariposa Butterfly Festival was recently announced. The festival, scheduled for May 1 and 2 in Mariposa, will bring a variety of groups to Mariposa. More...

Coulterville gets ready for CoyoteFest

Nonprofits urged to join

Coulterville’s CoyoteFest, scheduled for Sept. 26, is in the planning stage, and is looking for people and organizations to get involved. More...

Homelessness event is April 29

Book may move readers to action

Mariposa County residents are invited to participate in a hands-on learning experience that is funded by a $2,400 grant from the California State Library and the California Center for the Book that was awarded to the Mariposa County Library. More...

Methodist Church helps with spring cleaning

Shred personal papers at church

The Mariposa United Methodist Church is holding its annual spring cleaning event on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot behind the church at 6th and Bullion Streets in Mariposa. More...

Gardens are on tour in May

Master Gardeners host event

The annual Mariposa County Master Gardener Spring Garden Tour will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For the first time, this year’s garden sites are located in the historic communities of Coulterville and Greeley Hill. More...

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Jennifer Wilson, left and Lori Mertens, center, both of Westamerica Bank in Mariposa, present a check for $500 from the bank's corporate charitable giving program to Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa More...

May 15 deadline to sign up for Tweety

Event will be held in June

Camp Tweety, put on by Mariposa County 4-H, will be held June 5 to 7 at the Lions Camp Pacifica in Ahwahnee. More...

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Hundreds of county residents packed Building A at the Mariposa Fairgrounds last Saturday for the Mariposa County Resource Conservation District's presentation on pine tree mortality and oak morbidity More...

Pet group offers 30 vouchers for spaying

North County residents are offered discount

Northside Pet Connection is offering 30 vouchers each month for North County residents to get a dog or cat spayed or neutered. The voucher entitles the holder to spay or neuter at a reduced cost. More...

SCOPE seeks volunteers

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office community policing effort, known as SCOPE, is looking for volunteers to join the group. More...

Apply now for deer, pig hunt permits

Limited number available for Merced County

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting applications for a limited number of deer and pig hunt access permits on opening weekend, Aug. 8 and 9, in Zone A for the general season. More...

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Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a donation to the Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation. More...

State opens trout season on April 25

Fish will be stocked in some areas

The general trout opener in many counties throughout California will start on Saturday, April 25, one hour before sunrise. More...

Reprinted from August 1, 1914

Last Monday a destructive brush fire started from unknown causes in the vicinity of the old Chase ranch, about three miles north of town, and after persistent work by the combined forces of fire-fighters which responded from the surround country and More...

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