February 3, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Residents may qualify for tax credit

Mariposa County workers could be eligible for a special tax credit this year and not know it.  Anyone who earned $48,362 or less from wages, self-employment or farming in 2010 should see if they qualify. 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...

SBC offers course to help local workers

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...

Democrats will hear from MERG

The Mariposa Democratic Club has announced that John Brady from MERG (Mariposans for the Environment and Responsible Government) will be speaking at its meeting on Feb. 12 at 9:45 a.m. at Miner’s Inn Restaurant. More...

Gallery issues call

The Sierra Artists Gallery of Mariposa is accepting applications from artisans in the Sierra. More...

From the Archives

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

Ahwahnee Hotel closes for renovations

The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park will shut down for three weeks to allow uninterrupted work on a multitude of renovation projects. From Feb. More...

Sweetheart Breakfast set

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...

Guinness confirms Laity’s surfing record

It’s official. Mariposa County High School grad Bill Laity has the Guinness World Record for the longest surfing session.  More...

Denham expands influence on water

Rep. Jeff Denham expands his influence over the House debate on water issues and his ability to address California’s water crisis by joining the Subcommittee on Water and Power in the House Committee on Natural Resources. More...

Taxpayers can remember endangered species when filing

Californians can receive state income tax credit from the Franchise Tax Board for helping wildlife. More than 300 species of California wildlife are currently listed as endangered or threatened, and hundreds more are at risk. More...

MCF begins new strategic planning

The Mariposa Community Foundation (MCF) is a largely untapped resource for the community. Community foundations provide a vehicle for philanthropic giving and charitable contributions for groups and individuals in the community. More...

Habitat of Mariposa County hosts tour

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is currently building its first partner home and its resources are committed to that end. Habitat has no loan, so their home-building projects are dependent on continuous fundraising activities. 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...

Lions’ Crab Feed is this Saturday

Donations have been pouring in for the auction at the Mariposa Lions Crab Feed. 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...

Wall honored as prosecutor

Merced County Deputy District Attorney Walter Wall has been selected as the Central Valley Arson Investigators’ Association Prosecutor of the Year for his work in obtaining a conviction in the 2003 arson of Big Al’s Steakhouse and Cantina More...

Bass Lake Triathlon returns

Several people met last week to resurrect a very popular event from many years ago.  More...

Park renovates historic Post Office

The historic Yosemite Village Post Office, completed in 1925, is receiving new wood shingle siding as part of the Park’s efforts to maintain and restore historic buildings. More...

STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

Cook’s stories are louder than words

Peter Cook is an internationally recognized Deaf performing artist whose stories are a potpourri of American Sign Language, pantomime, storytelling, acting and movement. More...

MCS to present ‘Under Our Skin’

Mountain Crisis Services will present “Under Our Skin” on Feb. 11-12 at 8 p.m. inside the stage area at the Mariposa County Amphitheatre.  More...

Golden Agers host bingo

The Golden Agers invite anyone over the age of 18 to play bingo at the Senior Center on Spriggs Lane on the first Friday of each month.  Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. Bingo, pulltabs and big pots. More...

‘Dr. Phil’ gives a Grizzly Band update

Sometimes you don't have to look far to find treasure. Mariposa, long known for gold, has hit platinum. A musical platinum that is. An album gone through the roof.  More...

SUPERVISORS

Board mulls sign issue, fire station

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors had a short agenda on Tuesday morning, but a number of issues still took a little discussion. One was on the agenda, and the other was not.  More...

Local family mourns the tragic loss of a hero

The new year has not started easily for a local family. In fact, the horror began shortly after the year 2011 dawned. Just before 2 a.m. on Jan. 1, US Air Force veteran Robert Sickles was stabbed to death in Orange County.  More...

Audubon will host live birds of prey program

Few, if any, birds spark the human imagination more than birds of prey. More...

Realizing a dream

Mariposa County High School graduate Becca Kudela’s dream was to work for Roxy doing graphic design. More...

USDA to hold special forum

USDA Rural Development State Director Dr. Glenda Humiston announced, in partnership with the Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority, a county-wide public forum discussing regional economic development issues to be held on Tuesday, Feb. More...

Sierra Leadership Institute hosts climate program

A group of likeminded organizations are throwing down the gantlet to encourage Sierra Nevada community teams to take their percolating ideas to the next level at the Sierra Leadership Institute’s Energy and Climate Program 2011.  More...

Festival seeks costume contestants

Butterfly Festival organizers are looking for future Little Miss Butterflies and Captain Caterpillars for the 2011 festival. Entrants should be thinking about costumes, colors, butterfly wings, caterpillar antennas and talent contest ideas.  More...

Pest management workshop offered

The community is invited to attend, a Forest Pest Management Workshop on Wednesday, March 2, at McCay Hall, 2820 Highway 140, Cathey’s Valley.  More...

Fourth annual Career Day set

Mariposa County’s fourth annual Career Day will be hosted by New Life Christian Fellowship at 5089 Cole Road on Feb. More...

CAL FIRE marks 2011 Arbor Week

For the first time since 1872, when the first Arbor Day was celebrated in the United States, California will dedicate an entire week to Arbor Day. More...

Hat’s off for Butterfly Festival

Residents can start creating their decorative hats for the Mariposa Butterfly hat contest. This year’s contest will take place on April 29 at the Mariposa Masonic Hall, 5154 Jones Street, starting at 7 p.m. More...

St. Joseph’s plans 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...

UCD strengthens outreach for Native American clinics

UC Davis Cancer Center and the California Tribal Epidemiology Center (CTEC) of the California Rural Indian Health Board have signed an agreement to collaborate on various initiatives to strengthen cancer education, outreach and awareness among Americ More...

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