November 3, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Open house raises funds for Manna House

Chocolate Soup will once again be partnering with the Manna House of Mariposa, to help raise critical funds to provide food for local families in need. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 24: •Someone was arrested for assault after deputies took a report at John C. Fremont Hospital. •Squatters were on Charles Street. •There was a vegetation fire on Merced Falls Road. More...

Two killed in pot farm shootings

FRESNO, Calif. More...

CHIMNEY SAFETY

Resin buildup poses annual fire danger

Chimney fires are like falling leaves and football— an annual rite of autumn.  “When it starts to get cold, you can almost guarantee we’ll have eight to 12 chimney fires,” Mariposa County fire chief Jim Wilson said. More...

GAZETTE plans for upcoming holidays

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and the staff at the MARIPOSA GAZETTE is planning for deadline changes and closures.  More...

Badger Pass prepares to open

DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite announces the anticipated opening day for Badger Pass Ski Area for Friday, Dec. 16, with conditions permitting. More...

Dinner set for vets

As a remembrance and thank you to all Mariposa area veterans, the Mariposa VFW Post is hosting a free spaghetti dinner for all veterans and their families at the Mariposa VFW hall, located at the three way intersection of Highway 140, Highway 49 Nort More...

'Joe the Plumber' launches campaign

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Joe the Plumber is plunging into politics because he thinks it's about time America had a few mechanics, bricklayers and, yes, plumbers in Congress.  More...

Girl Scouts collect items for soldiers

Girl Scout Troop 3092 is once again collecting items to be sent to military personnel stationed overseas. More...

YWA holds third annual portrait show

Yosemite Western Artists, a non-profit group of dedicated artists in the Sierra Foothills, will hold its third annual portrait show on Saturday, Nov. 5. This event will be held at the Gertrude Schoolhouse from 10 a.m. More...

Habitat board gets direction

The board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County met with Ginny Claborn, a consultant from HFH International on Oct. 14 and 15. More...

Shoot planned

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...

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...

Yosemite Rotary hosts fundraiser

Yosemite Rotary's fall wine tasting fundraiser. Only $15 per person to taste fine regional wines from the likes of Idle Hour, Casto, Ficklin, Mt. Bullion and more while enjoying some tasty hors d'oeuvres. More...

Bootjack Stompers hold rummage sale

The Bootjack Stompers Square Dance Club annual rummage sale will be held Nov. 4, 5 and 6 at the club's hall on Highway 49 South, across from the fairgrounds.  More...

CALIFORNIA POLITICS

Radanovich spearheads redistricting lawsuit

George Radanovich has been busy since his 15 years in Congress ended in January.  Last week, however, the California Supreme Court gave one of his recent projects a thumbs-down. More...

16th Veterans’ Day ceremony planned

The children of Mariposa have grown up with memories of the traditional Veterans’ Day Ceremony that they plan each year to honor the veterans of their town. More...

Labor woes, storms make life tough at LA airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) — International labor troubles and an East Coast snowstorm have made life difficult for many weekend travelers at Los Angeles International Airport.  Airport spokeswoman Diana Sanchez says all dozen Qantas flights to-and-f More...

Fashion flings in Mariposa

The annual Mariposa AAUW Fashion Fling will be held Nov. 12, at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors’ chambers, at 7 p.m. More...

Dr. Smith and band honored

Dr. Phillip Smith and members of the MCHS Grizzly Band were recently honored with a Mariposa Chamber of Commerce Community Heroes Award. More...

CV Garden Club meets

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, the Cathey’s Valley Garden Club will be holding its monthly meeting at McCay Hall on Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley.  The guest speaker will be J.J. Gillespie. The topic is saving seeds. More...

Plans begin for Christmas Home Tour

This December the Friends of the Library (FoL) will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Ken and Alice Meriam Christmas Home Tour. More...

Black and White Ball is Saturday

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...

Craft fair nears

It’s almost time for the two-day 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...

Bird conservation ‘hero’ will reprise Audubon program

Millions of people around the world, including many Sierra foothill residents, enjoy watching birds, at least casually if not seriously. Engaging more than 40 percent of the U. S. More...

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