May 5, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Shining examples

The Mariposa Lions Car Show brought out some shining examples of classic cars on Saturday. The vehicles were on display at the Mariposa County Courthouse. More...

Parade excitement

Dan Tucker | The Gazette This young lady spotted something or someone in the crowd during last Saturday’s “Winged Wonders Parade,” through downtown Mariposa. More...

IOOF backs SLA

Above, Ron Wilson, past grand of the Mariposa Lodge #39, Independent Order of Odd Fellows presents a check to Donna Lowrimore of the Mariposa Student Loan Association. More...

Business workshop series comes to town

The Mariposa County Office of Economic Development and the Alliance Small Business Development Center have partnered to bring two workshop series to the small business community in Mariposa beginning in May.  More...

Odd Fellows helps

Bill elliott | Contributed Mariposa Lodge #39, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, helps Mariposa’s American Legion Post 567 send youth to “Boys State” in Sacramento. More...

Program will explore the state’s forgotten landscapes

Living in a state with an estimated population of more than 37 million people, most of them clustered in towns and cities, few Californians are mindful of prehistoric California and the dramatic changes humans have exacted on its landscape and ecolog More...

GSC hosts social media conference

Golden State Cellular announces “140 Characters Conference - Central Sierra” as a sponsor, participant and co-producer. More...

Habitat program helps local families

A Brush With Kindness is a new HFH of Mariposa County program, using volunteers to work with low-income families or individuals who are struggling to maintain their own homes. More...

Burn permits are now required

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa Merced Unit has declared that a burn permit was required for all hazard reduction burning in Mariposa County as of Saturday, May 1.  More...

GOVERNMENT

Board recognizes military services

The timing couldn’t have been better as the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors issued a proclamation recognizing May as “National Military Appreciation Month” at its meeting on Tuesday. More...

Sonora Pass opens

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has removed the snow, cleared the debris and made the necessary repairs to open State Route 108/Sonora Pass to Kennedy Meadows on Thursday, April 28, at 3 p.m.  The work of Caltrans crews en More...

County appreciates its child care providers

Every day in Mariposa County, harried parents try to get out the door to work or school. Their children are left in the care of others, professionals who welcome them to their homes or programs as if they were there own.  More...

ROTARY

Rotary learns about ‘results driven marketing’

Rotarians heard from Kathryn Martinez and Veronica Mendoza of the United States Postal Service on marketing and advertising and the effects on business in both good and poor economies. More...

JCF offers CNA training program

John C. Fremont Healthcare District is offering a nursing assistant training program. The anticipated start date is June 13. This is a paid, on-the-job training program in which trainees are hired as temporary employees. More...

Free tire disposal continues in May

The Mariposa County Department of Public Works (MCDPW) is offering free tire disposal for Mariposa County residents through Monday, May 23 at the Mariposa County Landfill and Recycling Center and the Don Pedro Transfer Station.  Reservations for 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...

Beaded lady

Jill Ballinger | The Gazette This young girl was completely decked out for the Butterfly Festival, with face paint and wings. She took advantage of a beading activity in the Caterpillar Kids area. More...

Grand Jury seeks new volunteers

Volunteers for the 2011-2012 Mariposa County Grand Jury are being requested, announced F. Dana Walton, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court. More...

Golden Agers host bingo

All residents at least 18 years of age are invited to Golden Agers bingo on the first Friday of each month at the Senior Center on Spriggs Lane.  Doors open at 5 p.m., and games start at 6:30 p.m. More...

CMWC serves spaghetti

Volunteer Fire Company #32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women's Club are offering an Italian spaghetti and meatball dinner on Saturday, May 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ponderosa Basin Fire Station at 5618 Creel Road.  More...

Ross teaches how to write children’s books

Michael Ross will help students understand what it takes to write a children’s book. Writing books for children is very different than other genres, because the ultimate audience is kids.  More...

Rotary selects Hoffman art

Rotary has selected a pastel by Charlotte Hoffman as the featured piece of art depicting our Sierra Foothills. More...

Cann speaks at Democratic Club

The Mariposa Democratic Club has announced that Kevin Cann, Mariposa County Supervisor for District IV, will be speaking at its meeting on May 14, at 9:45 a.m. at Miner’s Inn Restaurant. More...

LDP fire station breaks ground

Mariposa County officials broke ground on the Lake Don Pedro fire station on Tuesday afternoon. More...

Community backs FFA again

About 500 people attended the 16th annual Mariposa FFA Boosters dinner, dance and auction. Above, the crowd gathered for the live auction following a prime rib dinner. More...

Springtime gets busy in La Grange

Spring is heating up, and another busy season is commencing for the La Grange Odd Fellows and Rebekahs.  More...

Senior Expo set for May 6

The annual Senior Expo and Health Fair is scheduled for Friday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.   More...

Habitat salutes businesses

Beth Tomsick | Contributed Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County salutes the many local businesses that have supported the organization in its goal to build safe, decent, affordable housing. More...

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