April 21, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Kickin’ it for fitness

The littlest member of the Mariposa Martial Arts Academy kicked it up during the group’s presentation at the Fitness and Wellness Fair at the Mariposa Art Park on Saturday. More...

Defensible space emphasized

Madera- Mariposa- Merced CAL FIRE Unit Chief Bill Hodson reminds all residents living in the foothill and rural areas of California that it provides them with a very special responsibility.  More...

BVFD raises funds

Antoher Bootjack Volunteer Fire Company pancake breakfast, bake and yard sale will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 7 to 11 a.m. (for the bake sale and breakfast) and the yard sale begins at 7 a.m.  More...

Butterfly Garden Club holds annual plant sale

In participation with the Butterfly Days celebration, the Butterfly Garden Club is scheduling its annual plant sale for Saturday, April 30. More...

Dinner raises funds for Ethos program

Ethos Youth Center, a program of Mountain Crisis Services, is meeting the rising demand for youth programs in Mariposa. Ethos provides violence prevention, mentoring, informal counseling, food and a safe environment for art, music and tutoring.  More...

Mariposa Grove Road opens for the season

The Mariposa Grove Road in Yosemite National Park opened for the season on April 15. The road provides visitor access to the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees, the largest grove of Giant Sequoia in Yosemite National Park. More...

Duke exhibits at Wawona Library

Wawona’s Larry Duke is displaying his artwork in the Wawona Bassett Memorial Library. More...

Van Meter’s novel is a RITA finalist

Romance Writers of America® has announced that Kimberly Van Meter’s novel To Catch A Killer has been named as a finalist in the Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure category of the 2011 RITA® awards. More...

Bass Lake Lions host classic boat show

The 21st annual Antique and Classic Boat Show will be held at Bass Lake on Saturday, May 14. Sponsored by the Bass Lake Lions Club, the show will feature over 50 of the finest preserved and restored watercraft to be found on the west coast. More...

Park sets spring river workshops

Yosemite National Park is currently working on the Comprehensive Management Plan for the Merced Wild and Scenic River (MRP). More...

3-D chalk art featured at festival

A colossal 3-D chalk art presentation will be added as a part of the 2011 Mariposa Butterfly Festival. This type of chalk art is the kind that has been made popular through the internet.  More...

Habitat encourages donation of autos

America Recycles Day and Earth Day is Saturday, April 23, and Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County encourages residents to participate in the Cars for Homes™ program.  More...

Saluting Raymond’s history

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Johnson receives environmental award

Yosemite National Park Ranger Shelton Johnson received the Environmental Leadership Award from the Ecology Law Quarterly Journal on Thursday, April 7. More...

Mariposa First 5 honors heroes

Mariposa County First 5 was part of a regional First 5 effort to recognize volunteers who serve children 0 to 5 years of age as “heroes.” The region is made up of Fresno, Mariposa, Madera, Merced, San Luis Obispo and Tulare Counties. More...

Seminar planned at Butterfly Festival

Alicia Baylor, owner of Buena Vista Butterfly Farm, will be presenting a seminar at the Butterfly Festival to help attendees create a sustaining butterfly garden. More...

Gardening program continues this month

The Mariposa County Master Gardeners Association will continue the sustainable gardening program on Saturday, April 30, with the second of eight quarterly public workshops focusing on this theme. More...

VFW forms Ladies’ Auxiliary program

In many places around the world today, America’s men and women are fighting to preserve freedom and helping others who also want to live in a free country. More...

Wawona Road construction resumes

Road construction on the Wawona Road in Yosemite National Park resumed on Monday, April 18. The construction, which began in May 2010, was suspended in November due to snow and ice on the road.  More...

Arts Council offers short story classes

The Mariposa County Arts Council is offering a short story writing class May 11 through June 15.  In this course, participants will learn how to support their words with such craft elements as character, plot, description, and dialogue. More...

SFC offers hikes and classes

Sierra Foothill Conservancy is offering a number of hikes and classes on conservation easements in the Mariposa region. More...

Soroptimist gives to Ethos youth program

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a donation to Ethos, a drop-in facility for the youth of Mariposa. This March, Mountain Crisis Services, a human services organization in Mariposa, agreed to provide program sponsorship to Ethos. More...

Cannon speaks to Mariposa Kiwanis

Local resident, Cate Cannon recently gave a presentation to the Kiwanis Club of Mariposa regarding her dreams of creating ongoing uses of the Mariposa County Amphitheatre. More...

Archer named GM at The Ahwahnee

DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, an authorized National Park Service concessionaire providing stewardship and hospitality in Yosemite, has announced the appointment of Brett Archer as general manager for The Ahwahnee, a full-service, AAA Four-Dia More...

YWC’s big adventure

Members of the Yosemite Winter Club’s 2011 Trans-Sierra ski expedition prepare to depart Mariposa Yosemite Airport last Thursday for Lee Vining. More...

Firefighters finish instructional period

Approximately 15 volunteers received education with hours ranging from eight to 76, over a four-week instructional period. More...

From the Archives

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

MCUSD recognizes school bus drivers

Everyday, hundreds of children board Mariposa County’s largest public transportation system. They are greeted by the friendly faces of their school bus drivers who take them sometimes long distances to and from school.  More...

Yosemite Medical Clinic phases in its reopening

The Yosemite Medical Clinic (YMC) began a phased reopening the week of April 18. Individuals were able to schedule medical appointments via phone on that date.  More...

Merced River bike path appears on plan

It’s a 20-year-old dream—restoring the abandoned Yosemite Valley Railroad grade into a trail suitable for hiking and biking from Merced to Yosemite National Park.  More...

Forrest speaks at networking meeting

Mariposa Networkers, a local networking group, has invited Lorinda Forrest, a consultant with the Small Business Development Center and Launch Point Consulting, to speak to local businesses.  Her goal is to give business owners information that More...

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Club communicates

People may take communication for granted, however communications of any kind can lose their meaning and emphasis a number of ways. More...

BVFD seeks items

The Bootjack volunteers fire fighters are asking for the community’s help in collecting yard sale items to be sold at the Saturday, April 30, pancake breakfast, bake and yard sale which will be held at the Bootjack Firehouse from 7 a.m. More...

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