January 13, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Winter’s reflection

Yosemite Falls is reflected in the Merced River in this serene winter scene in Yosemite Valley. After a very wet and snowy December, sunshine is predicted for at least the next week. More...

Arthritis is focus of wellness forum

What is arthritis? What causes arthritis? Is arthritis preventable? What treatments for arthtritis are available? Can it be managed?  More...

Board gets update on road conditions

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors got an update on the status of some local roads damaged by late December storms on Tuesday. More...

Flaherty lauded

Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim Allen (right) presents Victim Witness Services Supervisor Bill Flaherty with a resolution and tile plaque marking his retirement on Tuesday. More...

From the Archives

(The following were taken from the archived files of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE & MINER.)   10 Years Ago  More...

YOSEMITE

Park reviews 2010 rock falls

Although not as newsworthy as those of recent years, many significant rock falls occurred in Yosemite in 2010. The largest occurred on Oct. 11 from the southeast face of El Capitan, midway up the cliff and along the path of Horsetail Falls.  More...

Sweetheart Ball slated for Feb. 12

The annual Sweetheart Ball benefiting Lake Don Pedro Volunteer Fire Department will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Lake Don Pedro Owners Association ballroom. More...

Lions set date for annual crab feed

The table decorating contest at the 2010 Mariposa Lions Club Annual Crab Feed was brought to new heights. The winning entry, submitted by Foster’s True Value, stood almost five feet tall and literally stood above everything. More...

Short story class offered

The first sentence of a short story should catch the reader's attention with the unusual, the unexpected, an action, or a conflict. The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Short Story Writing class will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. More...

Sorority focuses on Ewing Wing

Members of Delta Nu Iota, a local chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, had so many reasons to welcome the holidays. More...

AAUW talks recycling

AAUW will present a program about the County landfill and the unique composting process, since there are only two in the country. Dr. More...

Columbia Hotel reopens with Twain

In celebration of the reopening of the Columbia City Hotel restaurant, a special dinner, featuring legendary 19th-century American writer and humorist Mark Twain, will be at 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 15, at 22678 Main Street, Columbia.  More...

St. Joseph’s plans its annual rummage sale

St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild is sponsoring its annual rummage sale on Friday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

PERS retirees set meeting

The next regular meeting of the Public Employees Retirees Association (PERS) will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at the senior center on Spriggs Lane at noon.  Lunch will be free for those attending. More...

Estep’s retirement marked

Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim Allen (right) laughs with retiring District Attorney Investigator Harry Estep as the board honored him on Tuesday. More...

Sheriff adds road conditions to Web

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has announced another feature on its Web site to assist the public. More...

Law enforcement adds anonymous tip line

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has announced the availability of a new service. More...

New Year’s Day turns tragic

By Nathan Denny

An Ahwahnee teenager survived a car accident on New Year’s Day, only to die of electrocution just moments later.  According to California Highway Patrol Sergeant Ed Greene, it was “a non-injury, solo vehicle accident” that led More...

Datebook

Friday, Jan. 14   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Park receives grant to engage Central Valley youth

An organization that hopes to counteract the physical, economic and cultural barriers many urban youth experience, a Bay Area city’s first naturalistic bay front park, a safe play area in a urban area, and an environmental curriculum to engage More...

BLM announces BOF open house

The Bureau of Land Management will hold an open house for the residents of Big Oak Flat, Groveland and surrounding communities on Thursday, Feb. More...

FISH & GAME

Warden helps clear a man for murder   More...

POLITICS

Olsen urges Amgen to return

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, recently sent a letter to Tour of California organizers encouraging the race planners to route the upcoming 2011 race through the Sierra Nevada foothills. More...

The Senior Horse

Advancements in equine veterinary care have allowed horses to live much longer and to enjoy active athletic careers far later into life than ever before. More...

Microenterprise loans are available

The Mariposa County Office of Economic Development has funding available for a Microenterprise Business Assistance Program that provides low-interest loans and training for small businesses in Mariposa County. More...

ON THE ROAD

“Ask George” expert answers to common DMV questions

Do you have questions about general driving related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answers. More...

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