August 4, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Small town Saturday night

Mike Hammar and The Nails (at left) performed to a huge crowd at the Mariposa Art Park on Saturday evening, as part of the Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings series that continue through the summe More...

Denham sponsors bill for veterans

Representative Jeff Denham, member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, co-sponsored comprehensive legislation to help stem the rising unemployment rate among America’s veteran population, which stands at nearly one million. More...

DFG grant will expand state hunting and fishing opportunities

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) secured a $500,000 federal grant to support the creation of additional public hunting and fishing opportunities. More...

Coloring contest winners announced

The winners of the 20th annnual Smokey Bear Coloring Contest have been named. More...

IOOF visits USS Hornet Museum

On July 23, Mariposa Lodge #39, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, hosted a bus trip to see the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda. Over 40 members of the Lodge and community participated in the trip. More...

Survey assesses local healthcare

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...

Museum seeks volunteers

The California State Mining and Mineral Museum (CSMMM) in Mariposa needs to grow its family of dedicated volunteers. 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...

Piece of 9/11 rolls into town

Volunteer firefighters Lorie and Ron Setterberg roll by the Gazette with a 125-pound chunk of I-beam recovered from the remains of New York’s World Trade Center buildings. More...

Grand Jury makes oversight recommendations

When the Mariposa County Grand Jury issued its final report for 2010-11 last month, it included recommendations about 10 county departments and agencies. Eight of those were visited during the jury’s tenure.  More...

Group works to save the Mariposa County Fair

The potential closure of the Mariposa County Fair is on the horizon because of state budget cuts. Now a group of citizens has rallied together to try to spare Mariposa’s most favorite event.  More...

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

Bear protection is Park goal for apple-pick day

Yosemite’s annual apple picking day is a Park tradition. This year’s event takes place on Wednesday, Aug. 10.  Picking day dates to 1998, when wildlife managers sought new ways to deal with problem bears. More...

Swim team follies raise over $8,000

The results are in. The Mariposa Men’s Synchronized Swim Team performed with such precision they fueled an already party atmosphere to new heights and helped to raise $8,000 for the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band. More...

Yosemite visitors can experience new tram tours

Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Yosemite is offering a new way to explore and learn about Yosemite National Park through Immersion Excursion open-air tram tours. More...

Tours scheduled at compost facility

Does the Mariposa County Compost Facility work the way it was intended? Why are customers sometimes directed to dump their loads of trash on the landfill rather than in the facility? More...

Sierra shuttle successor?

Sierra Nevada Corporation of Sparks, Nev. is designing a small space shuttle that may one day boost American astronauts to the International Space Station. 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...

Local 4-H members prepare for fair

It almost time for the Mariposa County Fair and the 4-H members from around the County are getting their animals ready for show, entering items from the many 4-H projects like cake decorating, rockets, cooking, crafts and more. More...

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...

Best Downtown Beautification Award

The Butterfly Garden Club has announced its 2011-12 selection for Best Downtown Beautification Award. The winner is Wisteria Arbor Apartments. More...

Hospital Foundation has new grant program

The John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation announced a new grantmaking program this week. More...

Hoedown benefits Mt. Crisis

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...

USAF band will perform

A free community concert by the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West Concert Band is scheduled to be held at the Mariposa Amphitheater, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. More...

North County home consumed by blaze

At 12:30 a.m. Monday morning, firefighters were alerted to a structure fire at 10961 Smith Station Road near Greeley Hill, but just inside Tuolumne County.  More...

Fire razes 15 acres

CAL FIRE responded to a wildland fire on Monday at 6:22 p.m. The fire was reported in the area between White Rock Road and the Van Ness fire control road south of Cathey's Valley.  More...

‘Evenings’ welcomes Green Machine and The Well

The Mariposa County Arts Council’s “Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings” continues with The Green Machine on Friday, Aug. 5 and The Well on Saturday, Aug. 6.  More...

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