March 31, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Traffic delays planned

Traffic delays are scheduled to begin on the El Portal Road (via Highway 140 through Mariposa) in Yosemite National Park on Monday, April 4, in order to stabilize a rockslide area. More...

Helping hands

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department’s Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers have been delivering firewood to area residents who were strapped or stranded by the recent disabling winter stor More...

La Grange serves rodeo breakfasts

It's time for the La Grange Rodeo, the first official rodeo of the season. The La Grange Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge #65 will be serving a double header, breakfast and lunch two days in a row, April 2 and 3. More...

BLM seeks nominations

The Bureau of Land Management in is seeking public nominations for three open positions on its Central California District Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues. More...

Balance walking class set at the fairgrounds

A class on balance walking is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

ROTARY

Service history heard

There are many service clubs, including but certainly not limited to Lions, Kiwanis, Elks, Soroptimists, Masons, and Rotary.  More...

Home is a total loss

This home on Guadalupe Mountain Fire Road was a total loss after a March 22 fire burned it to the ground. A neighbor saw a bright orange glow on the horizon and called the fire in. More...

Soggy field, errors sink Grizzlies, 5-3

Mariposa dropped its first Southern Athletic League diamond contest at Waterford last Friday, 5-3.  More...

MCHS boys finish fourth

Mariposa’s varsity boys’ track team finished in fourth place at last Friday’s Southern Athletic League meet in Turlock. Waterford dominated the meet with 161 points. More...

MYF signs up players for fall

Mariposa Youth Football will hold sign-ups for football players and cheerleaders for the 2011 season on April 9 and 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Mariposa.  More...

MCHS blanks Eagles

With the help of Katie Montgomery’s hat trick, Mariposa’s varsity girls’ soccer squad downed Turlock Christian Tuesday afternoon, 4-0.  Jocelynn Barrington added Mariposa’s other goal.  No further details were receiv More...

Marlins plan for registration

The Mariposa Marlins will begin their 22nd season as a youth competitive recreational swim team this year. More...

Zip-line attraction on course for summer opening

If plans materialize, local residents and visitors will be zooming down the county’s first zip-line attraction by the end of July.  More...

Dinner benefits Search and Rescue

The first annual fund raiser dinner to benefit Mariposa County Search and Rescue (SAR) will be held Saturday, April 2 at 6 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in Building A.  Dinner includes chicken and ribs for $20 per person. More...

JCF volunteers purchase equipment

Anyone who has supported the John C. More...

Man arrested for arson in Lushmeadows

Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man in Lushmeadows on March 24 at about 2 p.m. after he allegedly tried to set his family’s home on fire. Charles Shiff was taken into custody, and no one was injured in the fire.  More...

Firewood cutting season opens Friday

“Beginning Friday, April 1, firewood cutting and gathering season will open on the Sierra National Forest,” announced Forest Supervisor Scott Armentrout.  More...

Manna House gives Easter groceries

It is time to celebrate. Manna House wants to help those in need by providing a bag of Easter groceries.  Sign ups began on March 21 at Manna House, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day. More...

Mariposa develops its own CYC chapter

California Youth Connection (CYC) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the participation of foster youth in policy development and legislative change to improve the foster care system. More...

4-H lists winners

The 4-H 2011 Presentation/Favorite Foods Day was a fun event. There were demonstrations, cultural arts, interpretive readings and food presentations. Gold medals, and blue seals were awarded to enthusiastic 4-H participants. More...

Puppeteer will perform

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival has announced that puppeteer Robert Skegg of “Pawpets West” will be performing at the Little Miss Butterfly and Captain Caterpillar Contest on Sunday, April 17 starting at around 1:30 p.m. More...

Wash out

A vehicle accident at around 8:35 p.m. Monday evening broke loose this fire hydrant and released thousand of gallons of water around the Coakley Building on Highway 140 in Mariposa. More...

Ostrander: When ‘tour’ turns into an ‘ordeal’

Approaching today’s Point Reyes, Marin County, English explorer and privateer Sir Francis Drake saw an odd sight in the summer of 1579. “Though it were June, (the hills were) covered with snow,” he wrote in the log. More...

Guenthart’s triple keeps MCHS perfect

A towering triple by Mariposa’s Haley Guenthart proved to be the only run the Lady Grizzlies would need Tuesday afternoon against Turlock Christian. More...

Discount cards are available

The Mariposa County High School track and field team is selling discount cards for businesses in Mariposa and the surrounding area.  The cards are $10 each and can be purchased from any MCHS team member, or call coach Doug Johnson at 742- 6394. More...

STORM LOSS

PG&E offers residents outage reimbursement

For Mariposa County residents who poured $4 a gallon gasoline into generators, and lost hundreds of dollars of food in refrigerators and freezers to spoilage, Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E) reimbursement plan may seem a bit paltry. More...

From the Archives

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

Chief attends landmark event

Mariposa County Fire Chief Jim Wilson served as a national representative to the National Volunteer Fire Service Summit hosted by the International Association of Fire Chief’s Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) in Washington DC o More...

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