December 16, 2010 RSS feed / Local News

Merced Fair wins international award

The Merced County Fair has received two first place Agricultural Awards of Excellence from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE), headquartered in Springfield, Mo.   More...

Yosemite Medical Clinic closing for transition

The Yosemite Medical Clinic building will be closed for approximately one month in order for the National Park Service to renovate the building. More...

The giving tree

PONY ESPRESSO ONCE AGAIN IS HOME TO THE GIVING TREE. THE COFFEE HOUSE HAS A CHRISTMAS TREE WITH LABELS OF CHILDREN WHO NEED CHRISTMAS GIFTS. More...

CASA has SHARES

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mariposa County has enrolled in the Save Mart SHARES program. The program provides cards that are swiped at purchase points earn money for the CASA program. More...

4-H sells trees

Triangle 4-H is selling Christmas trees with prices starting at $20. The trees are five feet and up. The club has douglas firs, grand firs and noble firs.   Trees are being sold at the BootJack Feed Store from 9 a.m. to closing each day. More...

Walsh will serve as MC choir director

Merced College’s Community Services Department has announced that Lorraine Walsh will serve as director of the Merced Children’s Choir.   More...

Study determines TOPS is effective

Recent findings from what is believed to be the largest study of a weight loss program in the United States indicates that TOPS Club, Inc. More...

Baggett talks water at Rotary

Rotarians learned about the various water rights effecting all Californians and much about the origins of those rights from Arthur Baggett, member of the California Water Board (CWB) at their last meeting. More...

Park releases Invasive Plant Management Plan

Yosemite National Park has announced the release of the Invasive Plant Management Plan Update (IPMP Update) Environmental Assessment (EA) for a 45-day public review, ending Jan. 30, 2011. More...

Oakhurst Best Western honored

The Best Western Yosemite Gateway Inn, located in Oakhurst, recently put up new signs proclaiming it as a Best Western Plus property. More...

Christmas lights can be recycled

The Mariposa County Recycling Center at the landfill is now accepting strings of Christmas lights that are no longer working. More...

MCRCD plans plant sale

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District is holding its big tree and plant sale this Saturday, Dec. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District office at 9751 Merced Falls Road in La Grange.   More...

Caroling set in CV

The community can join friends and neighbors for caroling at the Little Schoolhouse of Cathey’s Valley at the Community Park near McCay Hall this Friday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. More...

Mariposa dogs fare well at national show

A number of local dogs took top honors at the 10th annual Eukanuba Invitational Classic Dog Show in Long Beach at the beginning of the month. Toni and Lyle Killpatrick and Anthony and Courtney Roberts came home with champions.   More...

Yosemite prepares to count birds

Joining tens of thousands of volunteers from across the country, Yosemite National Park is participating in the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) to be held this Sunday, Dec. 19. More...

CMWC brightens Christmas

GAZETTE PHOTO BY MIKE MATHENEY SHERRY NYE (LEFT) OF THE CHOWCHILLA MOUNTAIN WOMEN’S CLUB PRESENTS SHERIFF’S DEPUTY WES SMITH WITH A $250 DONATION FOR THE KOPS FOR KIDS PROGRAM TO HELP WITH More...

Kiwanis reset hay ride

The annual Kiwanis Hayride has been rescheduled for this Saturday, Dec. 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Triangle Market on Triangle Road. There will be free hot chocolate and a marshmallow roast. Hot dogs will be sold for $1. There will also be a bonfire. More...

Mariposa Properties backs programs

THE RENTAL NETWORK AND MARIPOSA PROPERTIES PRESENTED CHECKS OF $250 TO MANNA HOUSE, MOUNTAIN CRISIS SERVICES, KOPS FOR KIDS AND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY. More...

Gardeners begin work in Coulterville

On Saturday, Dec. 4 several Mariposa County Master Gardeners joined forces with the Coulterville Fire Brigade to begin work on the Coulterville Firehouse Creek Side Garden. More...

Toys for Tots locations listed

Donation boxes for the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Toys for Tots drive can be found in several locations around Mariposa. More...

Wawona Road rehabilitation ends

In May of this year, Yosemite National Park initiated an extensive project to repair and repave approximately 25 miles of road within Yosemite National Park. More...

Click here for digital edition
2010-12-16 digital edition