April 14, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Gold fever

Hundreds of residents and visitors took in the annual gem and mineral show at the Mariposa Mining and Mineral Museum at the Mariposa Fairgrounds over the weekend. More...

Buttefly Garden Club meets

The Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, April 21 at 1 p.m. at the senior center. There will be a presentation and slide show on local butterflies by retired entemologist Jim Mori. More...

Happy Burger helps festival funds

Greg and Diane Fritz, the owners of Happy Burger in Mariposa, are supporting the Butterfly Festival by donating 10 percent of all pre-tax sales on April 20 to the Mariposa Butterfly Festival. The fund raiser starts at 5:30 a.m. More...

La Grange Rebekahs serve April breakfast

The La Grange Rebekah breakfast is Sunday, April 17. The menu is ham and cheese omelette, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, with coffee and juice included. Breakfast is $5, and is served from 7 to 11 a.m. More...

ENVIRONMENT

Earth Day celebration scheduled

“Reducing Your Waste” will be the theme of the fourth annual Earth Day celebration at the Mariposa Landfill, Recycling Center and Compost Facility. The event will take place Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Car show joins the Butterfly Festival

The Mariposa Lions Club will present a custom car show and barbecue on Saturday, April 30, in support of the Mariposa Butterfly Festival. The show will be held at the historic Mariposa County Courthouse. More...

Butterflies and caterpillars compete

Soon children of Mariposa will be fluttering like butterflies and winding around like giant caterpillars during the Little Miss Caterpillar and Captain Caterpillar Costume Contest on stage at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheater. More...

Festival adds block party to its line-up

This year’s annual Butterfly Festival will include a musical block party. More...

First responders complete training

The first responder course consists of approximately 56 hours of classroom lecture and skills practice, several tests and a final exam/skills test where students must demonstrate their ability to put to use what they have learned.  Upon completi More...

Forrest speaks to networking group

Mariposa Networkers, local networking group, has invited Lorinda Forrest, a consultant with the Small Business Development Center and Launch Point Consulting, to speak to local businesses. More...

Raymond event marks 25 years of celebration

The weather promises to be great for revelers in Raymond, as the community marks 25 years of celebrating community. The tiny, Eastern Madera County town will hold its annual parade and family fun day on April 16.  The day begins at 9 a.m. More...

Yosemite averts closure

Yosemite National Park remains open and fully operational due to an agreement reached on the federal budget late last Friday evening. More...

Correction

The article in last week's GAZETTE about Master Gardener Coordinator Kris Randal's recent presentation to the Rotary Club contained an inaccuracy. Ag Commissioner Cathi Boze is the primary contact in the ag department.   More...

Master Gardeners offer tomato tips

If you have been perusing the seed catalogs or have visited a nursery or big box store recently in anticipation of starting vegetable seeds, you may think that starting tomatoes from seed at home is an expensive proposition. It’s really not. More...

Cowboy poet to perform at library

Local poet Wendy Brown-Barry has been performing cowboy poetry since 1996. More...

Free tire disposal set for county residents

The Mariposa County Department of Public Works (MCDPW) is offering free tire disposal for Mariposa County residents from Saturday, April 23 to Monday, May 23 at the Mariposa County Landfill and Recycling Center and the Don Pedro Transfer Station.&nbs More...

Chowchilla bus survives in Le Grand museum

In 1976, three young men from the San Francisco Bay Area hatched a scheme to kidnap a bus full of children and collect $5 million in ransom. For some reason, they picked a school bus on a road near Chowchilla.  More...

Fair collects e-waste and scrap metal free

The Mariposa County Fairgrounds will host a free e-waste recycling and scrap metal collection event on April 22 and 23 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  More...

Olsen visits Mariposa

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen will be in Mariposa for a community coffee on Thursday, June 23. Citizens can hear what’s happening in Sacramento and share their views on important legislative issues with Olsen.  More...

Museum resets slide presentation

Tony Krizan will give a slide presentation and program about some of the P-40 airplanes that crashed in the Sierra Nevada on Oct 24, 1942.  Though several of the wrecks were located after five of them went down, Krizan's last excursion into the More...

Docent training program planned

The John Muir Highway Geotourism project was established to honor the legendary naturalist John Muir and to support the natural and human communities along the Highway 132 corridor. More...

Festival deadlines near

Applications for the Butterfly Hat Contest, Little Miss Butterfly and Captain Caterpillar Contest, The Winged Wonders Butterfly Parade, Caterpillars Kids Area, and the Butterfly Arts Contest can be delivered to the Company Store at 5022B Highway 140 More...

Soroptimists back Heritage House

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a donation to Mariposa Heritage House (“MHH”), an addiction support service facility for the community of Mariposa. More...

Turkey shoot set as Wildt fund raiser

A turkey shoot fund raiser will be held on Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. for Starrla Wildt.  The event will take place at the Airport Inn in Mt. More...

ROTARY

CONTRIBUTED BY T. Foster   More...

Pioneer announces barbecue schedule

Pioneer Market has announced its summer barbecue schedule that supports fund raising efforts for local organizations.  More...

From the Archives

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

Yosemite and UCM team up to think big

E.O. Wilson’s ideas are some of the most influential in environmental science, but they grew out of a small subject: ants.  More...

Fosters will lead the parade

Troy and Shirley Foster, owners of Foster True Value Hardware, have been selected as the grand marshals of the 2011 Mariposa Butterfly Festival “Winged Wonders” parade.  More...

‘Roving Mars’

Erik Skindrud | The Gazette Mars lander team member Nagin Cox (left) stands with Heather Bernikoff at a special lecture on Friday at Sixth Street Cinema in Mariposa. More...

Parade registration begins

Organizers are looking for organizations, groups, clubs, businesses, individuals and their pets to enter in this year’s “Winged Wonders” Butterfly Festival parade on Saturday, April More...

CALFIRE issues warning against tree scam artists

Communities and homeowners throughout California have experienced serious damage to trees due to harsh winter weather and very heavy snow fall. More...

CHIP program expands

The Yosemite Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council (Y/S RC&D) was recently awarded additional funding to further expand its free chipping program to qualified applicants in the foothill communities of Fresno, Madera, Mariposa and More...