September 1, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Canyon inferno

Smoke filled the Merced River Canyon on the evening of Aug. 25, as the Motor Fire raged out of control. Additional photographs of the blaze and related images are on Page A-7. More...

Motor Fire roars through river canyon

The fire that closed Highway 140 for four days and forced almost 300 El Portal residents to evacuate flared to life a week ago when an overheated motor home ignited near Cedar Lodge. More...

Pioneer announces barbecue schedule

Pioneer Market has announced its summer barbecue schedule that supports fund raising efforts for local organizations.  The following is the schedule: Sept. 2-3, Marlin Swim Team.   More...

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST

Stage Coach bridge gets fixed

Replacement of a bridge currently deemed unsafe for Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) was completed recently through collaboration with the Sierra National Forest Trailshots, trail crew and volunteers from the Stewards of the Sierra National Forest.  More...

La Grange plans for several events

The Rebekahs of La Grange Lodge #323 are hosting a Cowboy Poetry Dinner Show and Raffle Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Odd Fellows Hall in La Grange.  Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and the poetry and music start at 7 p.m. More...

Adventists host Flickinger

Eric Flickinger, a veteran of more than 50 prophecy conferences, will be visiting Mariposa on Saturday, Sept. 3.  He will be speaking at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mariposa from 9:30 a.m. to noon. All are welcome to attend.   More...

UC Merced’s impact grows as new school year begins

With student enrollment expected to top the 5,000 mark this fall, faculty research projects winning major new grants and making national headlines, and intercollegiate athletics about to begin, the University of California, Merced, officially begins More...

Wawona fountain springs back to life

With its white wooden buildings, verandas and sprawling green lawns, Yosemite’s Wawona Hotel cradles its visitors in Victorian elegance. More...

Sierra Telephone marks Patriot Day

Sierra Telephone, located in Oakhurst, invites the public to its annual Patriot Day event on Friday Sept. 9, at 49150 Road 426 in Oakhurst.  More...

Breakfast served in Coultervile

The community can enjoy pancakes and eggs at the Old School House in Coulterville, located at the corner of Broadway and Cemetery Streets. Breakfast will be served on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 8 to 11 a.m. New members get a free breakfast.  More...

Networkers host Forrest as speaker

Mariposa Networkers, a local business networking group, has invited Lorinda Forrest of Launch Point Consulting, to speak to area business owners. Back by popular demand, Forrest will focus on the use of social media in business.  More...

Wii bowling league opens

The Mariposa Library is hosting a multigenerational Wii Bowling league every second Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

On the trail of a forgotten bear tale

Driving south over the Grapevine, the traveller passes an exit sign that bears the name Lebec.  Unlike other historical characters, no one knows who Lebec was. More...

History Center welcomes new docents

A cadre of new hosts and hostesses, also known as docents, are now prepped and on board to welcome visitors to the Northern Mariposa County History Center (NMCHC). More...

Theater presents ‘Orphan’ this fall

Oakhurst's Golden Chain Theatre hardly pauses to catch its breath during the summer season. More...

Festival looks for tomato winners

The Weekend in the Country: A Tomato Fest is looking for people who want to make their tomatoes winners.  September is tomato harvest time. Residents may have an award-winning tomato right outside your door. More...

Breakfast benefits 9/11 memorial fund

American Legion Post 567 will host a special pancake breakfast on Sept. 10 from 8 to 11 a.m. in honor of the tenth anniversary of 9/11. More...

Thank you

On Dec. 9, 2010, I had a near fatal collision with a big rig truck. It’s a miracle that I had survived. Throughout the long months of recovery people in the community have reached out to help my wife and I. More...

Legion post wins public relations award

The Mariposa American Legion Post 567 was recently presented the Area 3 Public Relations Award for 2010-11. Post Commander, Andrea Summerlin, accepted the award given by District 12 1st Vice Commander, Jodi Griffin. More...

Construction delays expected

The Mariposa County Department of Public Works will begin road work on Silver Bar Road on Sept. 6, and work is expected to conclude on Oct. 20.  Construction will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. More...

Sudden impact

Dan Tucker | The Gazette Rescuers transport Darlene Parrish, 42, of Carson City, NV. out of Bear Creek at the bottom of the Briceburg Grade last Thursday afternoon. More...

Woman of the Year honored

Delta Nu Iota sorority chapter recently selected its “Woman of the Year,” an honor based on service to the sorority, Beta Sigma Phi. More...

Rummage sale set

Friends of Hospice will hold the 17th annual rummage sale on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24. It will be open on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. More...

Golden Agers host bingo District governor visits local Rotary club

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...

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