September 22, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

PG&E awards Fire Safe Council grant

Megan Atkinson, executive director of the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council recently accepted a check from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in the amount of $750 to cover costs for fire safety educational programs. More...

Mice head for high country in Yosemite

An intrepid band of mice have pulled up their tent stakes and headed for the high country of Yosemite National Park.  Long-eared pinyon mice, known by the Latin name Peromyscus truei, were thought until recently to stay in the pinyon-juniper zon More...

Correction

In the Sept. 15 edition of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE, one of the businesses honored by the Junior Livestock Auction was incorrectly identified. More...

Forest recreation boosts economies

Outdoor recreation activities in California’s national forests contributed $2 billion dollars to local economies and helped sustain an estimated 38,000 jobs in 2010.  More...

Sierra Art Trails opens next weekend

Sierra Art Trails welcomes visitors to its ninth annual open studios tour.  More...

Haiku winners anounced

Nine-year-old Annabelle Gilger took the top honors in the Tomato Fest/Windows on the World Haiku contest and won the $40 gift certificate to Windows on the World – Books and Art.  The runners-up were Dana Tafoya and Barbara Eicker.   More...

Spiffin’ up

Autumn Hutchings (right) and her friend, Connor Wackerman, clean up debris at the Mariposa County Art Park last Saturday. More...

Arts and crafts show planned in La Grange

The Lake Don Pedro Christmas Arts and Craft Show will be held on Nov. 12 and 13 at the Hacienda in LaGrange. This year the group will will be hosting a Minute to Win It Contest.  More...

Gallery seeks entries

Sierra Artists’ Gallery is putting out the call to all artists in the foothills and valley to get ready for the gallery’s annual Gold Rush Art Show. Entries will be accepted at the gallery on Oct. 7, 8, 9, and 10. More...

Photo

Ron Willey (center), owner of the Mariposa Pizza Factory, gives instructions to staff member Lucy Woo (right), as his son, the local manager, Luke Willey, scans the crowd during last Saturday’s More...

Yale singing group performs in Merced

The Whiffenpoofs, Yale University’s world-famous a cappella singing group, will make history when it performs this fall at the University of California, Merced. More...

Wassama hosts Gathering Days

The Wassama Roundhouse Association and California State Parks invites the public to the 24th Annual Gathering Days on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Wassama Roundhouse State Historic Park. More...

Rotary continues fight against polio

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DNC honored by NPS for Greenpath composting program

Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts has received a top 2011 environmental achievement award from the National Park Service (NPS) for initiating a comprehensive composting program for Yosemite National Park.  More...

Yosemite entrance fee lifted this Saturday

On Saturday, Sept. 24, Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Public Lands Day. In commemoration of this special day, the park will waive Park entrance fees for all visitors.  More...

From the Archives

(The following items are taken from the archived files of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE & MINER.)   More...

Gold fell to Earth from the skies, scientists say

Almost all of the gold in Earth’s crust arrived in a shower of meteorites around 3.9 billion years ago, a team of scientists reported earlier this month.  The study by scientists at the University of Bristol in the U.K. More...

Fly-in features MCHS Grizzly Band

Want to look at antique, home-built and modern airplanes, helicopters and automobiles up close and personal? Interested in radio-controlled model airplanes? Do your kids want to take a free plane ride with a local pilot as a Young Eagles flyer? More...

Forest Service lifts fire restrictions

The Forest Service has announced that due to shorter days, cooler weather, and higher humidity, fire restrictions in effect by Forest Order since Aug. 25 were lifted effective Sept. More...

Smith brings home award from ride

Jane Smith of Mariposa and her horse My Anna participated in a five-day, 50-mile per day, 250 mile XP endurance ride put on by David Nicholson, DVM, in Bryce Canyon, Utah, Sept. More...

Comment opens on Mariposa Grove plan

Yosemite National Park announces the opening of public scoping for the Mariposa Grove Restoration Plan Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The scoping period began Aug. 31, and extends through Saturday, Oct. 15. More...

Yosemite Facelift continues till Sunday

Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in the “Yosemite Facelift” which continues through Sunday, Sept. 25. More...

Tomato seeds can be saved

As the tomato season ends, gardeners might consider saving the seeds from their favorite varieties. More...

CSMMM still welcomes volunteers

The California State Mining and Mineral Museum (CSMMM), at the Mariposa Fairgrounds, needs to grow its family of dedicated volunteers. The first training meeting was on Sept. More...

New citizens take the oath in Yosemite

  Romina Pasten, from Chile, receives her citizenship certificate from Lori Scialabba, U.S. More...

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