February 17, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Yosemite Renaissance celebrates its 26th year

Yosemite Renaissance is celebrating its 26th year with an exhibit of 42 paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures by 39 artists. More...

Correction

In last week’s edition of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE, the story about grizzly bears and local history ("Dates recall Mariposa grizzly fights") reported one fact incorrectly. More...

Koram continues tradition of stories

As a little boy, Baba Jamal Koram’s grandmother would say, “Bring me a cool glass of water and I’ll tell you a story.” Her grandson now carries on her Griotic tradition bringing alive the history, humor, people, music and lore More...

Mountain Riders revive rodeo queen contest

The Mariposa Mountain Riders (MMR) are bringing back a once popular contest linked to Mariposa County’s favorite event, the annual Mariposa County Fair and Homecoming.  The Miss Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Queen title will be bestowed on th More...

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...

Plans begin for Enchilada Dinner

The community preparations are underway for the celebration of the 62nd annual Hornitos Enchilada Dinner, to be held in historic Hornitos on Saturday, March 5 from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at the Golden Stag Hall.  More...

Fish and Game answers questions

Question: What is the law in regard to hunting "exotic ranch animals" on private lands? I see an advertisement for hunts (pigs, goats, etc.) with no tags or licenses required. These hunts are offered 24/7 year-round. How can this be legal?  More...

Republicans honor Reagan

This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Ronald Reagan. In his honor the Mariposa County Republican Central Committee is holding the "Reagan Ball." The evening is concentrated on honoring the life and contributions of Reagan. More...

Soroptimist honors Boyer with award

The recipient of Soroptimist International of Mariposa’s 2010 Women's Opportunity Award is Arlyne Boyer. The Women's Opportunity Awards program is Soroptimist's “major project.”  More...

Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is looking for volunteers. More...

Fall weekend will be a ‘Tomato Fest’

This fall’s Weekend in the Country will be a “Tomato Fest.” It is scheduled for Sept. 24 and 25. The organizing committee will buy local heirloom tomatoes for the event.  More...

Gallery issues call to area artists

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

MP/J Fire Safe Council will meet

The next Mariposa Pines/Jerseydale Fire Safe Committee regular membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Jerseydale Fire Service Station at 7 p.m.  More...

CVCP workshop set

The next board of supervisors’ public workshop on the draft Cathey’s Valley Community Plan will be conducted on Monday, March 14 at 9 a.m.  The meetings scheduled for Feb. 28 and March 7 have been cancelled.  More...

Loans and grants can help lower energy bills

Homeowners in Mariposa County are now invited to apply for a threepercent, fixed interest rate 15-year loan to make energy efficiency improvements to their home as part of the CHF Residential Energy Retrofit Program. More...

Jones wins Good Citizens Award

Mariposa County High School’s Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizens Award nominee was Carie Ann Jones. More...

College faces bugdget cuts

The bad news is that representatives of the Oakhurst Center of the State Community College District anticipate that California’s new budget plan may lead to cutbacks. More...

Relay plans first team captain 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...

Local woman strikes gold with romance novels

Kimberly Van Meter has deep roots in local soil. She was born at John C. Fremont Hospital and went on to graduate from Mariposa County High School in 1990. Van Meter is descended from the native Miwuk people of Yosemite on her mother’s side. More...

Home care workers rally

Last Saturday Mariposa County home care workers held a rally and bake sale to give back to the community. 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...

Williams serves Coulterville’s VFW Post

In 2010 Coulterville’s Veteran’s of Foreign War (VFW) Post 9454 made All American. More...

‘Tail Wagging Tutors’ assist young readers

A pair of friendly canines are assisting local youngsters with their reading skills at the Mariposa County Library.  “Mr. More...

Museum program features the Yosemite Valley Railroad

aTravelers going to Yosemite on Highway 140 often glance at the left bank of the Merced Canyon, wondering if there is another route on the other side of the river.  What seems to be an old road is actually the 1909 path of the historic Yosemite More...

County Fire offers safety tips

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) states that half of all U.S. home-heating fires occur in December, January and February and that the leading cause of these fires is heating equipment. More...

Miniature Show returns to gallery

The annual Miniatures in Mariposa Show is again coming to the Sierra Artists’ Gallery in Mariposa. Entries will be accepted until Feb. 25. 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...

Dog training classes offered in Mariposa

For the first time in may years, dog training classes will once again be offered in Mariposa by experienced dog trainer, Lynne Rosebrock.  Rosebrock served as the senior trainer for the Mariposa Dog Training Club for more than 20 year. More...

Rotary backs Career Day

Brian Moore (left) accepts a$200 check from Mariposa Rotary Club's Richard McInturff on behalf of Career Day. More...