May 26, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

King and queen for the day

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Minarets hosts Mountain Fair

Minarets High School in O’Neals will host the Minarets Mountain Fair Friday, June 3 to Sunday, June 5.  The Mountain Fair will feature a dozen real carnival rides, and opens Friday, June 3 at 4 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. More...

Rotary plans art festival

The seventh annual Mariposa Rotary Art and Wine Festival is scheduled for June 11, on the Mariposa County Courthouse lawn. The Rotary Club invites artists to submit an image that will be used for a poster, postcards and general advertising.  More...

Fair Queen deadline extended

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The Mariposa Mountain Riders has announced that the Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Queen Contest deadline has been extended to Monday, June 20, with an introductory meeting for the contestants scheduled for Sunday, June 26 at 3 p.m. 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...

Visitors Bureau debuts new Web site

The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau (YSVB) unveiled a new Web site during its recent board of directors meeting.  More...

DMV sells vets license plates

The State of California’s specialized veteran’s license plates are now available for purchase online. More...

Coulterville lodge members receive pins

Ed Fielding was presented with a 25-year membership pin and Louie Bickford a 20-year pin from Coulterville Lodge # 104, Independent Order of Odd Fellows at the April 27 meeting. More...

Bass Lake bald eagles fare well, scientists say

In this day of seemingly constant celebrity break-ups, Bass Lake residents are happy to see one celebrity couple is doing quite well: The Bass Lake bald eagles.  While one of the two mating pair of bald eagles seems to have left the area after s More...

Farmers Market opens June 1

The annual Mariposa Certified Farmer’s Market is set to begin Wednesday, June 1, and run to Wednesday, Nov. 2.  The market will be held at the Sixth Street parking lot on Stroming Road adjacent to the Creek Parkway. More...

Park makes Tenaya Lake FONSI available to public

Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher has announced the Tenaya Lake Area Plan Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is available for public review. More...

Event offers peek at history treasures

A brave but reluctant Jessie Benton Fremont arrived in Mariposa County in the spring of 1858. Her husband, Colonel John C. More...

Spring Garden Tour scheduled

Saturday, June 4, 2011 is the date set for the sixth annual Master Gardeners Association of Mariposa County’s Spring Garden Tour. More...

Artists open their studios in Greeley Hill

Memorial Day Weekend will bring a bevy of activity all over Mariposa County, but those visiting Northern Mariposa County are in store for a special experience.  More...

UCM professor receives a Fulbright fellowship

Andrea Joyce, an assistant research scientist with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI) at the University of California, Merced, was recently awarded a Fulbright fellowship to study beneficial insects in El Salvador.  More...

CV Fire serves tri-tip

The Cathey’s Valley Volunteer Fire Company #23 is offering a tri-tip dinner on Saturday, June 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cathey’s Valley Fire Station at the Cathey’s Valley Park. More...

Rotarians hear about county property values and appraisal

Don't like the appraisal on the home you're selling? Less than satisfied with the value assigned the home you're buying? Just get a second opinion... Get another appraisal! More...

HELPING HANDS

Kiwanis grant helps family

A family has moved into a Lushmeadows home with the help of Mariposa’s Kiwanis chapter. The group heard an emotional report from the family at last week’s meeting.  More...

Nature Trail seeks artists

Mariposa Agri-Nature Trails is seeking artists for the Sept. 24 to 25 Tomato Fest. Applications and information are available online at www.MariposaAgTour.c om or by contacting Jeanetta Phillips at rural- netta@aol.com. More...

Health fair planned at Lake Don Pedro

The Lake Don Pedro Health Fair, sponsored by the Don Pedro Owner’s Association and the Gold Chain Lions Club, will be held on Friday, May 29, at Don Pedro High School gym on Merced Falls Road from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Library holds annual meeting

The Friends of the Library (FoL) Board of Directors are holding their annual meeting on Monday, June 6, at 9:30 a.m. in the meeting room of the Mariposa Library, next to the County courthouse. Everyone is welcome to attend.  More...

June... or January?

Erik Skindrud | Gazette Photo A skier crosses Yosemite’s Badger Pass ski area on Sunday. More...

No butts about it

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‘Young Eagles’ soar at airport event

Saturday’s Young Eagles event at Mariposa- Yosemite Airport was about the exuberance of flight, but it had a practical side as well.  The volunteer effort launched a total of 41 children skyward aboard privately-owned aircraft.  &ldqu More...

From the Archives

(The following items are taken from the archived files of the MARIPOSAGAZETTE & MINER.)  10 Years Ago  More...

Howlin’

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