July 14, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Lippizaner Stallions return

The “World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions presents their 41st anniversary exhinition of the “Dancing White Stallions.” Over the years, more than 26 million people throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia and Hawaii More...

Yosemite Park holds Community Safety Day

Yosemite National Park invites the public to participate in Community Safety Day in Yosemite National Park on Friday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Yosemite Village mall (in front of the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center).  More...

Bark for Life comes to Mariposa

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is coming to Mariposa on Sunday, Aug. More...

John Muir Day reset for July 16

The June 4 Coulterville Park event for the John Muir Festival was canceled due to rain. The new date for the park festival is Saturday, July 16. More...

Playhouse plans for first performance

Mariposa Playhouse has been busy rehearsing, building sets and costumes and preparing for the DreamFaire. This will be the first performance to come from the local drama troupe.   More...

PERS retirees set meeting

The next regular meeting of the Public Employees Retirees Association (PERS) will be held on Tuesday, July 19, at the senior center on Spriggs Lane at noon.  The speaker will be Brian Bullis from the Mariposa Fair. More...

Photo Club hosts workshop

The Mariposa Photo Club, in conjunction with Mariposa County Fair, will host a free workshop for those wishing to enter the photography division of the county fair.  Club members will be demonstrating the proper way to mount fair entries, and be More...

University study looks at clean technologies

A cap-and-trade system is more likely than a carbon tax system to trigger the adoption of clean energy technologies, according to a study by Professor Yihsu Chen at the University of California, Merced.  More...

Program focuses on summer safety

Everyone is invited to attend the upcoming Community Wellness Program. Participants will hear information that will help them be healthy and safe during the summer, and learn what to do in medical emergencies.  More...

Tom Hanks donates to Grizzly Band

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Event will raise funds for band

A fundraiser for the High School Grizzly Band will be held Saturday, July 16, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Mt. Bullion Vineyard.  Those attending can enjoy a fabulous evening with dinner and dancing to Electric Blue. More...

Hydropower means more cost-efficient power

Plentiful rain and snow this past winter not only ended California’s drought, it gave a healthy boost to PG&E’s hydroelectric power. More...

Sonora mill cranks up, adds 100 jobs

In a joint announcement last week, Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) and the Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority (TCEDA) announced that production has begun on SPI’s retooled Sonora sawmill – employing 100 workers. More...

Adopt-a-Plot holds second sign-up event

The Mariposa Cemetery’s Adopt-a-Plot program is holding a second round of sign-ups after bad weather hampered the first one. Even though it rained on June 5, orgranizers were able to get 30 gravesites adopted.  More...

Mariposa Evenings lists summer line-up

The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings are in full swing at the Art Park in downtown Mariposa. Concerts continue on Friday and Saturday nights until Aug. 27.  More...

Got Milk? offers cool summer drink recipes

Summer is here, and Californians are already thinking about how they can beat the heat, while also indulging in fun, tasty treats. More...

Tomato Fest seeks participants

The "Weekend in the Country Tomato Fest" will be the last weekend of September (Sept. 24 and 25) in downtown Mariposa. More...

Pioneer announces barbecue schedule

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

Rotarians learn about Adopt-a-Plot

Local Rotarians last Thursday heard from Ron Loya, who, along with Assistant Directors Mike Wenrich and Pat Samora have undertaken an Adopt-A-Plot program at Mariposa's cemetery. Loya has long be an aficionado of history and photography. More...

Vegetable judging workshop planned

Mariposa County Master Gardeners Association in coordination with the Tomato Fest and in support of the Mariposa County Fair will sponsor a workshop by Mr. Richard Dobson on Saturday, July 23, on judging vegetables.  More...

Sixth Street Cinema presents ‘Vincent’

The Sixth Street Cinema will present, ""Vincent, A Life in Color," on July 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. The director, Jennifer Burns, and subject of this award-winning documentary, Vincent Falk, will be leading an audience discussion after the film. More...

Friends of NRA hold annual dinner

The Mariposa Friends of National Rifle Association (NRA) presents the second annual banquet, dinner and auction on Saturday, July 30, at the Mariposa Fairgrounds in Building A. Tickets are $45 each. No tickets will be sold at the door.  More...

Program focuses on Highway 49

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Department of Fish & Game urges bear caution

The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) reminds people enjoying the Lake Tahoe Basin to take precautions to avoid black bear encounters. The same rules of caution apply to area of Mariposa County and Yosemite National Park.  More...

Invasive weed workshop planned

The Mariposa County Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the University of California Cooperative Extension, will be offering an Invasive Weed Workshop on Wednesday, July 20, at McCay Hall, 2820 Highway 140, in Cathey’s Valley.  More...

LOCAL ECONOMY

Recyclables lure cash-short locals

There’s gold in them thar trash cans.  For some, its a way to make a few extra dollars while lightening the burden on the county landfill off Highway 49 North.  More...

Clarification

The rodent treatments described in the July 7 edition of the GAZETTE are not currently banned, nor are merchants who sell them violating any laws or guidelines. More...

BUSINESS

Study shows small newspapers doing better than dailies

Walk in to a town council meeting in Pinedale, Wyo., and you're likely to find as many as three local reporters scribbling notes and asking questions. More...

New docent party planned at NMCHC

The efforts of the Northern Mariposa County History Center’s (NMCHC’s) Docent Committee have paid off. More...

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