October 6, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Treasure seekers

Dan Tucker | The Gazette Hundreds of residents and visitors flooded the grounds of the annual Hornitos Flea Market last Sunday morning in the historic town. More...

RADIATION CONCERNS

Fukushima fallout fell here in March

A week after an earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, fallout from the crippled reactor rained down on Mariposa County.  That’s the conclusion of nuclear physicist Eric B. More...

Fall preparation sparks house fire

The weather forecast calls for cooler temperatures as the fall season kicks in. Homeowners countywide are preparing their homes for winter. One of those preparations sparked a house fire on Monday afternoon.  More...

YOSEMITE

Climber’s thumb is recovered, reattached

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. More...

UCM researchers look at prevention programs

Researchers with the University of California, San Francisco, and UC Merced will examine the effectiveness of state and local antismoking programs across the United States in an effort to make sure health authorities are able to use their increasingl More...

Vision assistance

Erik Skindrud | The Gazette Mary Jane Keyes of the California State Library in Sacramento (right) stopped by last Friday to tell residents about the state’s Braille and Talking Book Library. More...

Park starts fire

Yosemite National Park Fire Managers started a prescribed fire in the southern portion of the Park near Bishop Creek along the Wawona Road, on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. The total prescribed burn area will include 5,224 acres. More...

Application deadline nears for game warden academy class

Applications are now being accepted for the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) Warden Academy at Butte College in Oroville. More...

YNP finds no impact

Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher has announced that the Invasive Plant Management Plan Update Environmental Assessment (IPMP Update) Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is available for public review. More...

Fall plant sale set

Saturday, Oct. 15 is the date set for the Master Gardeners’ Fall Plant Sale to be held in Coulterville next to the Fire Station at the corner of Highways 132 and 49. Hours for the sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Fire safety event planned in Coulterville

“Protect Your Family From Fire” is this year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week. A special event will begin at 10 a.m. at Coulterville Station 26 at the corner of Highways 49/132 on Saturday, Oct. 15. More...

Fall burning planned

“Sierra National Forest, is preparing to implement the fall/winter burning program,” said District Ranger Dave Martin. More...

Golden Chain opens new production

Lady Fenster of Houndstooth Manor has been having disturbing dreams again, but this time it's not the one where she's submersed in olives with a gaggle of Italians or strapped to a mast with a singing albatross round her neck. More...

Mariposa man attends Peace Corps reunion

Mariposa resident, Charles R. Rowe, attended the Peace Corps' 50th Anniversary events in Washington DC last week. Rowe served two years in the Peace Corps from 1963-65 in Colombia, South America.  More...

Conservancy provides $9.3 million to Park

Yosemite Conservancy provided $9.3 million in support to Yosemite National Park during the last year to fund projects and programs ranging from trail restoration and wildlife protection to art, youth, and educational programming.  More...

UC Merced researchers receive $2 million grant for water study

Researchers with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI) at the University of California, Merced, have received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to expand on a prototype system that uses a network of wireless sensors to tra More...

UCM grows to over 5,000 students

The University of California, Merced, today announced total enrollment for the fall 2011 semester is 5,198, exceeding 5,000 students for the first time thanks to the largest freshman class in the campus’ history.  More...

Park renews DNC services contract

The National Park Service (NPS) has continued the contract with DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. to provide visitor services within the park from Oct. 1, through Jan. 31, 2015. The previous contract extension expired on Sept. 30. More...

Black and White Ball plans begin

John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation’s Annual Black and White Ball will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Gold Rush Gala.”  More...

Senior Wood Program begins

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa Merced Unit has announced the 2011 Senior Firewood Program. More...

Soroptimist plans fall rummage sale

Soroptimist International of Mariposa will be holding its fall rummage sale on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the VFW Hall. The VFW Hall is located at the corner of Bullion and Jones Streets.  More...

EMT class planned

Thanks to the efforts of Kathi and Phil Whitson, an opportunity to be certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) has returned to Mariposa. The 176-hour course is scheduled to begin on Jan. More...

COM Rose wins 9/11 raffle

Sierra Artists Gallery | Contributed Pictured above are Ralph Rose and Lorie Setterberg. Rose won the painting of a fire scene painted by Setterberg. More...

Red Cross offers course

The American Red Cross Central Valley Region office is offering an emergency prepareness course on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Oakhurst Community Center. More...

Audubon program will feature prolific bird-bander

The name Audubon is virtually synonymous with birds. 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...

Brown shares his knife collection with Rotary

Over the centuries, in the hell of war, man has devised a plethora of devices to defeat his enemy, conquer empires, and defend one's self From early javelins, to bows and crossbows, to dreaded trebuchets, and on to unthinkable bombs and terror invoki More...

VFW forms new Ladies’ Auxiliary

Nellie McClung once said “Never underestimate the power of a woman” when she was helping women obtain the right to vote in the USA. On Aug. 19, a small group of women met at the Keith M. More...

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