July 28, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Billowing blaze

Jill Ballinger | The Gazette Smoke billows from a wildland fire on French Camp Road, just outside of Mariposa, Monday afternoon. More...

Services open at Tuolumne Meadows

The Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, grill and store are finally up and running for the season. More...

Park opens EA on Ansel Adams Gallery

Yosemite National Park has announced the opening of public scoping for the Ansel Adams Gallery Buildings Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment (EA).  More...

Odd Fellows confer degrees

Mariposa Lodge of Odd Fellows conferred first degrees to two of its members on July 18. After initiation, Odd Fellows proceed through three degrees to complete their journey into the fellowship. More...

Lodge initiates new members

Coulterville Lodge of Odd Fellows #104, brought in three new members to its fold on July 16. A Three Degree day was put on by Deputy District Grand Master Les Weir, at the Coulterville Lodge. More...

AAUW hosts barbecue

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be hosting the Pioneer Market barbecue on July 29 and 30. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, and from 10 a.m. More...

Rotary learns about shelter boxes

Passion is his message, and he delivers it enthusiastically. Shelter boxes are the magic and possibly Rotary International's biggest partner project in its century-long history. More...

Hoedown benefits Mt. Crisis Services

Mountain Crisis Services, Inc. and The Tap Room of Cathey’s Valley will host the first annual Cathey’s Valley Hoedown on Aug. 13 from noon to midnight.  More...

Mariposa Fair parade needs participants

The Mariposa Lions Club is looking for fair parade participants. This year's theme is "Blue Jeans and Fair Dreams."  The parade is Sept. 3, at 11 a.m. More...

LOCAL BUSINESS

Plant nurseries hide out on county fringes

A minor crisis developed this month when vegetable plants sold out at Mariposa Feed & Supply Company.  Without warning, it seemed, locals could not purchase tomato plants. More...

Blues are featured at ‘Evenings’

A weekend of blues music will be featured at the Mariposa County Art Council’s Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings with Steve Johnson and Those Bobtones on Friday, July 29, and Mike Hammar and the Nails on Saturday, July 30.  More...

Pests can affect tomatoes

It is a good idea to take a walk in the garden every day. It is good for the gardener and the plants. Observing plants on a regular basis can help control pests that may be beginning to enjoy tomatoes. More...

Cinema shows ‘Trust’

The Sixth Street Cinema will present "Trust" on July 29 and 30, at 7:30 p.m. "Trust" is rated "R" and runs for 104 minutes.  A suburban family is torn apart when 14-yearold Annie (Liana Liberato) meets her first boyfriend online. More...

Odd Fellows fry catfish in La Grange

It's finally summertime and the catfish are jumpin' in La Grange. It's time for the fourth annual Catfish Dinner, Saturday Aug. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Workshop scheduled

Mariposa County Master Gardeners Association will continue the Sustainable Gardening program on Saturday, July 30, with the third of its eight quarterly public workshops focusing on this theme. More...

Park opens comment on Ahwahnee Hotel

Yosemite National Park has announced the release of The Ahwahnee Comprehensive Rehabilitation Plan Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA is available for public review and comment from July 21 to Aug. 23. More...

PG&E gives $5,000

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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...

Winters uses CASA to show her concern for kids

Kip Winters, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), possesses the top prerequisite for her volunteer job: she genuinely cares about kids. More...

UC Merced announces first class of medical students

The University of California, Merced, and UC Davis School of Medicine announced today the first cohort of students who are expected to enroll this fall in the UC Merced San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education (PRIME).  More...

Bootjack Volunteers serve pancake breakfast

It’s time for another Bootjack Volunteer Fire Company pancake breakfast. The date is Saturday, July 30, from 7 to 11 a.m. The fundraiser will be held at the Bootjack Firehouse on Bootjack Lane. More...

MPUD addresses contamination issue

The Mariposa Public Utility (MPUD) water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, customers have the right to know what happened, what they should do and what MPUD is doing to correct the situation.  More...

Bolt speaks in Oakhurst

On Aug. 12 at 5:30 p.m. More...

Survey helps future of local health care

The community can help determine what healthcare services and senior services will be available in the future in Mariposa County by completing the 2011 Mariposa Community Health Assessment survey.  More...

Playhouse cast to perform first-ever Shakespeare show

This Friday and Saturday, Shakespeare rules the park.  The volunteer cast has put in weeks of practice. The group is poised, and ready to exceed expectations.  A Midsummer Night’s Dream may be The Bard’s most offbeat offering. More...

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