May 12, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Colors of the Pow Wow

Mariposa Pow Wow Princess Sydnee Brown, right, dances in an inter-tribal dance at the annual Mariposa Pow Wow last weekend. More...

Southern California Edison gives UCM research grant

Dozens of students at the University of California, Merced, will be able to research new ways of increasing energy efficiency and protecting environmental resources thanks to a $250,000 gift to the campus from Southern California Edison (SCE).   More...

DFG offers bear safety tips

The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) reminds campers, anglers and hikers enjoying the outdoors to take precautions to limit black bear encounters. More...

Clothing, linens can be recycled in Mariposa

The Mariposa County Landfill, Compost Facility and Recycling Center has contracted with 7th Generation Recycling to take used clothing and linens for recycling. More...

Denham introduces property realignment bill

Representative Jeff Denham, Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management, today introduced his Civilian Property Realignment Act (CPRA), common sense legislation to reduce the federal footprint and save More...

Olsen authors job creation measure

Assembly Bill 830, a job creation measure authored by Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, was defeated on a party-line vote in the Assembly Labor and Employment committee. More...

Master Gardeners graduate fourth class

McCay Hall in Cathey’s Valley was the setting for the celebration and luncheon recognizing the achievements of the fourth graduating class of Master Gardeners in Mariposa County. More...

Sheriff takes part in Take Back Day

On Saturday, April 30, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the DEA in the second annual National Take Back Initiative Day. More...

EAA hosts Learn to Fly Day event

The world of flight offers fun, freedom and experiences unlike anything else in the world. More...

TV crews converge on the Park early

Every year, dozens of television news and documentary crews visit Yosemite National Park. Some come for breaking news stories like fires, floods or government shutdowns. More...

Plant prospecting

Dozens of area residents attended the annual Master Gardeners’ plant sale last Saturday at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

From the Archives

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

Stark inducted into Soroptimist

Soroptimist International of Mariposa has inducted into its club new member Jenni Stark. More...

SNC seeks input

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) is seeking public input on proposed modifications to its next round of grant solicitations.  More...

Mariposa Troop joins 30th bridging

More than 5,400 Girl Scouts from 13 states walked across one of the country’s most famous bridges to commemorate their advancement through Girl Scouting at the 30th annual Golden Gate Bridging, and Girl Scouts from Mariposa were a part of this More...

Yosemite tops app download list for parks

Chimani LLC, a mobile app developer for the outdoors, has announced that 100,395 copies of its national park apps were downloaded for free during National Park Week, which ran from April 16- 24. More...

Denham backs veterans programs

Representative Jeff Denham, member of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, voted to report four bills to the full House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. More...

Thank you

The MCHS Grizzly Football Program would like to thank the Mariposa VFW for their help in allowing us to hold our spaghetti feed fund raiser in its hall as well as for the years of support they have given us by hosting us in their hall for the our pre More...

4-H needs a bear or mountain lion

The 4-H State Fair Exhibit committee is looking for a taxidermy full size bear or mountain lion that is in good condition to put in the Mariposa County State Fair Exhibit booth at the State Fair. More...

Ahwahnee’s Padua is best in the west

Paul John Padua, executive pastry chef at The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park, received the American Culinary Federation, Inc. More...

PERS retirees set meeting

The next regular meeting of the Public Employees Retirees Association (PERS) will be held on Tuesday, May 17 at the senior center on Spriggs Lane at noon.  Lunch will be free for those attending. More...

ROAD House celebrates two years

R.O.A.D. House Wellness Center is celebrating its two-year anniversary. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, R.O.A.D. House will host a celebration party on Thursday, May 19.  The barbecue will begin at 11 a.m. More...

Rebekahs hold their rummage sale

The La Grange Rebekah Lodge #323 is holding a rummage sale the weekend of May 14- 15 at the IOOF Hall, on Main Street in La Grange from 8 a.m. More...

Butterfly Garden Club meets

The Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, May 19 at 1 p.m. at the senior center. Ann Shelton will give a talk and demonstration on decorative gourds. More...

Library offers free tutoring for adults

The Mariposa County Library is offering free tutoring for Mariposa County residents age 18 or older who are able to communicate in English.  More...

Rotary hears from weight loss coach

"In these days of indigestion, often there comes a question, of what to eat and what to leave alone" goes a line from a 19th century ballad, but as Kathy Thomas reminded Rotarians on Thursday, breakfast should never be left alone.  More...

Highway 132 closes for event

State Route 132 will be intermittently closed from the west point of the Tuolumne River Bridge in Stanislaus County to Marvilla Drive in Mariposa County.  The closure will begin on Friday, May 13, through Saturday, May 14, from 5 a.m. More...

Heavy snow may delay spring openings

Yosemite National Park is currently seeing the effects of a very heavy winter snow. More...

Board considers using private firm for dump

Several years ago, Mariposa County contracted with a private company for operation of the landfill. The condition of the facility became so bad that the County took over its operation.  More...

Blood drive features Battle of the Badges

The 10th anniversary North Valley Battle of the Badges Blood Drive challenges agencies in a friendly competition to see which agency brings in the most blood donors.  The event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, at the Mariposa County Fairgroun More...

Fire Safe conducts survey in Jerseydale

Each year, the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council in collaboration with the US Forest Service, CAL FIRE and Mariposa County Fire conduct a Wildfire Risk Assessment Survey. More...

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