October 27, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Mariposa’s royal couple

Mariposa County High School seniors Makayla Barrett (left) and Matt Didion took the homecoming king and queen honors at last Friday’s football game. More...

Vastbinder marks 30 years

Yosemite Bank | Contributed Elaine Vastbinder recently celebrated 30 years with Yosemite Bank. More...

Imrie ‘zips’ through Rotary presentation

Flying though the air with the greatest of ease—A daring young man on a zip-line? More...

Park joins group to provide online facts

Yosemite National Park announces the herbarium of the Yosemite Museum has joined the Consortium of California Herbaria (CCH) to provide online access of Yosemite plant specimens to both the scientific community and the general public.  More...

Recycled Craft Fair set for this Saturday

One person’s trash becomes another person’s treasure under the skilled hands of local artisans, some of whom will be selling and/or displaying their imaginative work at the Trash to Treasure Recycled Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 29. More...

Bank backs Habitat

Christene Scott, manager of Westamerica Bank in Mariposa, is pictured presenting Bob Pickard (left), president of Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County, a check for $500 from the bank's charitable More...

IT’S BACK

Best of the Best returns

One of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE’S most popular contests has returned: Mariposa County’s Best of the Best.  More...

Showdown at the Grizzly corral

It was a tense situation in Loyd Hobby Gymnasium last Friday as the fight over spirit points brought teachers Wayne Forsythe (left) and Trace DeSandres (right) to a duel. More...

Prescription drugs can be dropped off

In observance of Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23 through 31, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office is collecting unused prescription drugs to be properly disposed of. The collection will take place on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More...

Crafters boutique planned

The Mariposa Crafters 27th annual Christmas boutique will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall at the corner of Highway 140 and Jones Street. On Friday, the boutique will be open from 9 a.m. More...

PROTECTION FOR LITTLE TRICK-OR-TREATERS

Child safety lane marked

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office will again be implementing a plan that establishes a “child safety lane” on Jones and Bullion Streets by reducing both streets to one-way traffic. More...

From the Archives

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

Bootjack Volunteers serve pancake breakfast

It’s time for another Bootjack Volunteer Fire Company pancake breakfast. The date is Saturday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 11 a.m. The fundraiser will be held at the Bootjack Firehouse on Bootjack Lane. More...

End-of-season swim

Participants in the Mariposa County Parks and Recreation Department’s aqua fitness program were still in the pool last week, even though it’s October. More...

Craft fair nears

It’s time for the twoday craft show Dec. 2 and 3 at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. It will be held 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.  More...

Hornitos plans for All Souls Day

Hornitos, once a lively gold town of 12,000 souls now drowses in the foothills, a reminder of when the town was full of gold miners seeking their fortunes.  Once a year on Nov. More...

Clapton guitar tickets are still available

One lucky winner will find out during halftime at the Friday, Oct. 28 home football game that they are the new owner of a guitar signed by Eric Clapton. More...

Black and White Ball date nears

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...

Breaking Midpines ground

County staff showed up with the board of supervisors to break ground on a new fire station at Midpines on Tuesday. More...

Stamp mill progress

Mariposa Museum and History Center volunteer Ed Drechsler guides a 9x9-inch pole to a new 2-stamp mill on Tuesday. Also wearing Clamper red are the center’s Ron Loya (rear) and Mike Wenrich. More...

Denham submits deficit reduction plan

Congressman Jeff Denham, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management, submitted a letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. More...

Santa’s Bazaar returns

The John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers will hold their Annual Christmas Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Once again it will be held at the Senior Center on Spriggs Lane.  More...

USFS focuses on restoration

California’s landscapes are under siege from a host of threats. Catastrophic wildfire, climate change, invasive species and increasing human population put these delicate ecosystems at risk. The U.S. More...

Fire Prevention Week concludes

While Fire Prevention Week (FPW) is officially over, the message to protect family from fire means everyone must practice fire safety everyday. 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...

CHRISTMAS PREPARATIONS

Fir tree prepares for chain saw date

This year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is a white fir (Abies concolor) that now stands in a secret location in Stanislaus National Forest.  In a matter of days, the tree will be cut down, and sent on its way to Washington, D.C.  More...

Shoot planned Nov. 5

Mariposa Fish and Game presents the “Rumble on the Range Shoot” on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at 9 a.m. The shoot will be held at the range on Old Highway (4443 Old Highway.)  More...

LOCAL ECONOMY

Acorn Preschool closes its doors

Acorn Cooperative Preschool -- a preschool effort started in winter 2004/2005 by a dedicated and determined group of parents who recognized the need for more early educational opportunities in rural Mariposa County --- will be closing at the end of O More...

Rylands leads NatureBridge

NatureBridge, the largest non-profit residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, is pleased to name Kristina Rylands as the new NatureBridge director in Yosemite National Park. More...

Oakhurst veteran is new Denham staffer

Kurtis Foster of Oakhurst, a former Marine and Iraq War veteran, reported to this new duty station in Fresno two weeks ago.  The location is a world away from the deserts of Mesopotamia—an office building on East Herndon Avenue.  Ther More...

Sheriff collects prescriptions

On Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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...

PUC Decision May Grant Utilities Authority To Shut Off Your Power

REPRINTED FROM THE OCTOBER 2011 “BERRYHILL BULLETIN” FROM 14TH DISTRICT STATE SENATOR TOM BERRYHILL  In an ongoing effort to address wildfire ignition concerns, the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has proposed a decision More...

JCF marks Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. John C. Fremont Healthcare District recognizes the contributions their mammography and ultrasound technologists make to the health care of the women in our community.  More...

Datebook

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