January 27, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Royal Grizzlies

MCHS seniors Bridget Wilson (left) and Brandon Kinalele were crowned winter homecoming queen and king during last Friday night’s basketball game. More...

Cann elected as RCRC officer

The statewide association that champions policies on behalf of California’s rural residents and their communities installed its 2011 officers last Wednesday at ceremonies held in Sacramento.  Elected as this year’s chair of the 30-co More...

Storytelling offers a technology break

Maybe it’s time to take a “tech break” and go back to that old-fashioned comfort zone of listening, and using the ability you have, to imagine! More...

Johnson receives the Hartzog Award

The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees announced last week that its executive council has awarded the Coalition’s 2011 George Hartzog Award to Yosemite Ranger Shelton Johnson.  More...

Festival seeks butterfly sponsors

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival is seeking individuals and groups to sponsor butterflies for the 2011 event to be held April 29 to May 1. Sponsors will receive approximately 25 butterfly eggs along with food, habitat, and instructions. More...

Odd Fellows install new officers

The public is invited to attend the 156th annual installation of officers of Mariposa Lodge No. 39, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. It will take place on Jan. 29 at the Odd Fellows Temple at the corner of Highway 140 and Sixth Street.  More...

Residents may qualify for tax credit

Mariposa County workers could be eligible for a special tax credit this year and not know it. As a result, they may overlook claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC, which can put anywhere from $2 to more than $5,600 into their pockets.  More...

BVFD serves breakfast

It’s time for the Bootjack Volunteer Fire Company pancake breakfast. The date is Saturday, Jan. 29 from 7 to 11 a.m. More...

Relay holds committee meeting

Walkers, cancer survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), community leaders, team captains and hard workers are all needed to make the American Cancer Society Relay For Life a reality in Mariposa. More...

Burlingame speaks at NARFE

The Feb. 7 meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will feature Flora Burlingame as the speaker. Burlingame made an unusual career change when she entered retirement - from paralegal to writer. More...

Reagan centennial celebrations planned

The 100th anniversary of the birth of President Ronald Reagan is in February. Congress formed a commission to plan the year-long celebrations that mark the occasion. The kick-off was the Reagan Centennial float in the Rose Parade. More...

From the Archives

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

Corrections

In last week’s edition of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE, the story about the new dog leash ordinance did not properly explain the law. 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...

MERCED COLLEGE

College offers customer service classes

In what has become a very successful 11-year tradition, the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce will partner with the Merced College Customer Service Academy to provide professional development training to the local community.  More...

St. Joseph’s plans its 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...

School board gets audit report and budget news

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees heard the 2009-2010 audit report at its regular meeting on Jan. 20. More...

Collison victim

Emergency response personnel treat Jack Segal, 69, of Mariposa following a two-car collision that caused a rollover on Highway 49 North last Wednesday. More...

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

County works on its hazard mitigation plan

Disasters, both natural and otherwise, happen. More...

4-H members serve Sweetheart Breakfast

Mariposa 4-H members and leaders have just what everyone needs to give their Valentine, a sweetheart pancake breakfast.  On Sunday, Feb. 13, from 7 a.m. More...

Pioneer seeks non-profit groups

Pioneer Market is now accepting sign-ups for this summer's (2011) tri-tip barbecue sales. There will be a total of 15 slots filled.  Groups must be non-profit to participate. Slots will be chosen by a drawing. More...

Tax aide made available

The 2010 tax filing year has arrived for all residents of California. The AARP Foundation continues to sponsor a free tax filing program through the IRS and Franchise Tax Board and assistance with filing taxes. The program is now in its 27th year. More...

Stompers begin square dance lessons

Square dance lessons for new dancers will begin at the Bootjack Stompers Hall across from the fairgrounds on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. and continue each Tuesday evening. The club caller is Rachel Phillips of Groveland.  More...

SBC hosts green skills workshops

The Sierra Business Council and Fourth Sector Strategies are launching the Green Prosperity Initiative to help local workers add green skills and pursue green careers. The 100-hour program offers a $480 stipend to area residents age 18 and up.  More...

Chamber installs new 2011 officers

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce has listed its 2011 slate of executive officers. These officers will serve a 12- month term expiring at the end of December. More...

Habitat moves forward

As Habitat for Humanity moves forward with its first construction project in Mariposa County, the local affiliate wants the community and potential applicants to understand its mission. More...

Crab feed is set for next weekend

The Mariposa Lions Crab Feed will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Mariposa Fairgrounds, Building A. A no-host bar opens at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. More...

UPCOMING EVENT

Rotary plans for seventh annual festival

The seventh annual Mariposa Rotary Art and Wine Festival is scheduled for June 11, on the Mariposa County Courthouse lawn. The Rotary Club invites artists to submit an image that will be used for a poster, postcards and general advertising.  More...

VOLUNTEERS MAKE IT HAPPEN

Youth sports: There is no such thing as the off season

Every spring, Mariposa youngsters take to the ball field, dressed in new baseball pants, with shiny new cleats. More...

Master Gardeners begin workshops

Mariposa County Master Gardeners Association will begin the Sustainable Gardening program with the first of its eight quarterly public workshops focusing on this theme, Saturday, Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. More...

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