October 20, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Community blood drive set in El Portal

The Yosemite Park Lions invite the community to help save lives at a blood drive on Wednesday, Oct. 26. New and returning donors are invited to give at the Carroll Clark Community Hall in El Portal between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. More...

Symphony marks 10th anniversary

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

Totten honored by MADD

Deputy Jeff Totten, a seasoned patrol and field training officer for the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, was recognized by the California Office of Traffic Safety, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Central Valley Law Enforcement Recognitio More...

MCFD awards 2011 honors

Mariposa County Fire Department (MCFD) sponsored the 18th annual appreciation barbecue to thank its volunteer members for another successful year of serving their communities’ emergency service needs. More...

The Ahwahnee Hotel plans for Chefs’ Holidays

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

Board welcomes Turpin back to work

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors is a full house once again. District 2 Supervisor Lyle Turpin returned to work officially on Tuesday for the first time since he was injured in an accident at his home last June.  More...

Coulterville plans for Halloween party

On Saturday, Oct. 29, a kid friendly event is being organized by the Coulterville merchants. A hay ride will start off the fun followed by a “Trunk or Treat” in the town square (parking lot). More...

Rotary learns of security to the stars

The back alleys of Hollywood are a place where aspiring actors seek shelter waiting for their big break. Transients of every sort panhandling. Wealthy movie stars meeting their bodyguards. More...

Black and White Ball date is approaching

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...

Ewing Wing opens on Halloween

The Ewing Wing at John C. Fremont Hospital will hold a Halloween open house on Oct. 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. There will be treats for the children.   More...

AAUW talks election

The Mariposa chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will present a panel discussion Thursday evening Oct. 20, at 5 p.m. at the government center on the procedure of running for public office.  More...

Denham sets office hours

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

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...

Grizzly Band wins again

For the first time in the history of the event, the Big Fresno Fair staged a marching band review on Wednesday, Oct. 12. More...

PARAMEDIC SERVICES

In medical emergencies County depends on ‘Mercy’

Residents may be more familiar with Mariposa’s Takeand Bake Pizza and Blue Heron Sports than the business that occupies the floor above.  But upstairs, Mercy Ambulance Service is a lifeline whenever vehicle accidents or other emergencies a More...

From the Archives

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

FIRE STATIONS

Supervisors reject Fish Camp bids

The ground work on the new Fish Camp fire station will be put off until the spring. The decision followed the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors’ rejections of all bids submitted for the site.  More...

Mystery boxes

Many folks are wondering what these black boxes attached to traffic signs are doing in the county. With no cords, they don’t look like traditional traffic counting equipment. More...

Branding time

Local cowboys took time last Saturday for gathering, branding and vaccinating on Mankins’ Ranch adjacent to the Mariposa-Yosemite Airport. At work here is Shane Patterson (with branding iron) and Tobey Guenthart, both of Cathey’s Valley. More...

Indigestion

Erik Skindrud | The Gazette This carved pumpkin on Bullion Street appears to have consumed something that didn’t agree with it. On Halloween, Oct. More...

Luncheon planned

Soroptimist of the Sierra will host a soup and salad lunch on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A raffle will begin at 1:30 p.m. More...

Greeley Hill Road could see delays

Mariposa County Public Works will be doing construction work at the Greeley Hill and Fiske Road intersections through Oct. 31 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Drivers should expect 15 to 20 minute delays.   More...

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