October 13, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Cathey’s Valley crash

The vehicle pictured above was involved in a traffic accident in Cathey’s Valley Sunday evening. More...

FUNDING SOLUTIONS

‘Friends’ give library a badly-needed boost

Enter the library at 10th and Bullion streets on Tuesdays and Fridays and you’ll see Books Galore.  The Friends of the Library volunteer group offers 1,000 books for sale twice a week.  That’s a lot of books. More...

CAL FIRE lifts burn suspension

Effective Tuesday, Oct. 11, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) lifted the suspension of burning on private lands within Mariposa County. More...

From the Archives

(The following items are taken from the archived files of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE & MINER.)   10 Years Ago  More...

Santa’s Bazaar returns

The John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers are making preparations for their annual Santa’s Bazaar on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5 at the senior center on Spriggs Lane. More...

Defensible space projects continue

The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council continues its defensible space projects. The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council is offering defensible space programs geared toward keeping Mariposa County residents fire safe.  More...

SNF provides ‘The People’s Christmas Tree’

For only the fourth time in history, California will supply “The People’s Christmas Tree,” which is erected in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.  More...

MCRCD holds its annual plant sale

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District is holding its native tree and plant sale on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa Fairgrounds, in front of the ag building. A second sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. More...

Park begins burning

Yosemite National Park began debris pile burning in early October. Pile burning locations initially included the communities of Foresta, El Portal, and Wawona. More...

Park honors the volunteers

The second annual Yosemite Volunteer Awards ceremony took place on Saturday, Sept. 24, in Yosemite Valley. The ceremony was conducted to recognize outstanding volunteers who have donated their time, talent, and skills to help improve the Park. More...

Yosemite plans Mariposa Grove visit

Yosemite National Park has scheduled a public site visit for the Mariposa Grove Restoration Project on Friday, Oct. 14, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. More...

Women’s firearms training planned

There will be a women’s only forum for personal protection awareness and firearms training on Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fish and Game Protective Association range. It is located at 4443 Old Highway.  More...

CMWC hosts dinner

Volunteer Fire Company #32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women's Club are hosting a tri-tip dinner on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The dinner will be held at the Ponderosa Basin Fire Station at 5618 Creel Road.  More...

Fall Hill Climb set

The Foresta Fall Hill Climb, a seven-mile bike, run or walk, is set for Saturday, Oct. 16. Registrations begins at 8 a.m. at the El Portal Market. More...

The Ahwahnee plans for Chefs’ Holidays

The Ahwahnee, a recently renovated, fullservice, AAA Four-Diamond hotel located in Yosemite National Park has announced its 2012 season lineup for the 27th annual Chefs’ Holidays event series. More...

YOSEMITE

Half Dome survivors wish they had packed caution

FRESNO, Calif. — Armando Castillo knew he should not attempt the last treacherous stretch up Half Dome with storm clouds looming. More...

Miller named as Yosemite Conservancy’s general manager

Yosemite Conservancy has named Roger Miller as general manager of its El Portal office to oversee the nonprofit organization’s wide range of popular volunteer, outdoor, education, arts and wilderness programs in Yosemite National Park.  More...

VOLUNTEER EFFORTS

Habitat program makes clean sweep

Alone with an overgrown yard, and recovering from an injury, Vicky Collins didn’t know where to turn.  The 49er Mobile Home Park resident called the Area 12 Agency on Aging office in Sonora looking for help.  She was surprised when th More...

Butterfly Garden Club meets

Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 12:30 p.m. at the senior center. There will be a short business meeting, followed by a field trip to the Mariposa Loofa and Redwood Creek Botanicals. More...

MSO marks 10th anniversary

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra is on the brink of an important milestone: the beginning of its 10th anniversary season. More...

Denham representatives set office hours

A member of Congressman Jeff Denham’s staff will be holding mobile office hours in Mariposa this month. More...

Master Gardeners hold soil workshop

Mariposa Master Gardeners will be presenting 2011’s fourth Sustainable Gardening workshop, Nurturing the Soil, on Saturday, Oct. 22. More...

Red Ribbon Week set

Red Ribbon Week is one of the most well known drug prevention efforts. However, the reason for Red Ribbon Week is often unknown. Red Ribbon Week began to commemorate the death of Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. More...

Black and White Ball tickets are on sale now

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. More...

Fire Prevention Week activities teach safety

What’s the best way to protect your family from fire? Be ahead of the game, of course. When it comes to fire, your best defense is a good offense. More...

Holiday fair and lunch set in Le Grand

On Saturday, Oct. 22 the Le Grand United Methodist Church will hold its annual Country Holiday vendor fair and luncheon from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More...

Garden Club awards

The Cathey’s Valley Garden Club outgoing President Becky Tilton congratulates Dave Helzer (pictured at top) for being voted by the club to receive a “Pennies for Pines” award, and Sheila Roger (pictured at center) who also recieved More...

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