November 17, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Analyst: Bills rising due to overpriced renewables

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens of renewable energy plants being built to meet California's tough global warming laws, including a major Spanishowned solar plant in the Mojave Desert, are so overpriced they will increase consumers' energy bills for More...

Charity event is today

Pastor Henry Falany and volunteers are holding one of the biggest local charity events of the year today. More...

Supreme Court: Pre-election health care showdown set

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday promised an extraordinarily thorough springtime review of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul — more than five hours of argument, unprecedented in modern times — in ti More...

Rotarians learn about realignment

Imagine getting a call from a long lost sister whose mentally unstable, felon son "is coming to visit you for three years." But she says she'll pay for his room and board. Sis is broke lest the errant nephew wouldn't be coming to grace your home. More...

Gallery announces Gold Rush winners

Sierra Artists’ Gallery has announced the winners of its recent Gold Rush Art Show.  In the oil and acrylic division Lorie Setterberg won first and honorable mention. More...

Ewing Wing residents prepare for Christmas

Residents’ of the Ewing Wing skilled nursing unit at John C. Fremont Hospital have already begun making “Christmas Blessing Stockings.” This is the seventh year of this project. The first year of this project was 2005.  More...

‘Christmas in Coulterville’ is planned

The holiday season is approaching and so is “Christmas in Coulterville.”  The event promises an old-fashioned Christmas that includes a visit from Santa and Mrs. More...

Pile burning planned in Groveland district

Groveland Ranger District will be conducting pile burning.  Piles are located throughout the Groveland Ranger District. More...

North County plans for fifth tree lighting

In its fifth year, and becoming a holiday favorite, the annual tree lighting will again take place at Coulterville Station 26 on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Business Br iefs

• With winter weather approaching and probable power outages, Sierra Telephone has wired telephones for as little as $10.95, which unlike a cordless, will work when the power is out. Stop by their office on Highway 140 in Mariposa.   More...

Relay for Life holds meeting

Walkers, cancer survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), community leaders, team captains and hard workers are all needed to make the American Cancer Society Relay For Life a reality in Mariposa.  More...

Golden State Cellular announces fraud alert

A scam reported by cellular carriers across the country has surfaced in the Mother Lode. More...

Breakfast with Santa planned

Breakfast with Santa will once again be held in the larger main hall at the Oakhurst Community Center. The breakfast prepared by the Oakhurst Kiwanis club includes pancakes, eggs, bacon or sausage, juice, milk and coffee.  More...

Downtown Yosemite

Mariposa County was a multi-traffic-light area last week with temporary signals controlling access through a construction zone in Yosemite. More...

Electrical problem causes house fire

CAL FIRE has listed the cause of the fire at 5743 Carleton Road on Nov. 9 as electrical. The home was a total loss.  The fire started last Wednesday morning, ironically, as the power was out all over Mariposa County. More...

CAL FIRE moves into winter status

Cooler weather and recent rains has prompted the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection CAL FIRE, to transition into winter staffing levels as of Monday Nov. 14, at 8 a.m. for the Madera, Mariposa, Merced Unit. Unit Chief Nancy B. More...

Kiwanis plan annual hayride

The annual Kiwanis hayride will be Saturday, Nov. 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Triangle Market, 3125 Triangle Road.  There will be a bonfire, free marshmallow roasting, $1 hot dogs and lots of fun.   More...

LOCAL BUSINESS

China Station reopens after forced closure

Mariposa’s China Station has reopened following a two-week closure mandated by the Mariposa County Health Department.  The restaurant serves big portions for modest prices. More...

Sheriff’s Office debuts honor guard

For the first time is its 161 year history, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has an authentic honor guard.  It made its debut appearance at last Thursday’s Veterans’ Day ceremony at Mariposa Elementary School (MES).  More...

Ranch turns fruit into Mariposa County’s new liquid gold

By Jill Ballinger GAZETTE EDITOR   There is a new kind of gold being harvested in Mariposa County. It starts out in the shape of a nugget that isn’t the same as the metal, but ends up in a liquid form of the precious substance.  More...

Agency fires tech, says San Francisco bridge safe

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Ski swap set in Park

Yosemite Winter Club will hold its ski and gear swap on Friday, Nov. More...

‘Tellabration’ event is Saturday

On Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, thousands of people around the world will gather in small towns and major cities to enjoy an evening of storytelling. More...

Community Center gets improvements

The Mariposa County Health Department has purchased and installed both an air conditioner and a back-up generator to upgrade the capabilities of the Coulterville Community Center. More...

Breakfast set in La Grange

The monthly breakfast of La Grange Rebekah Lodge #323 is always the third Sunday. It will be held Sunday, Nov. More...

Coulterville quizzes mayoral candidates

The second “Stump Off” for honorary Coulterville mayor is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the IOOF building at 5030 Main Street.  Each candidate will be asked four zany questions. More...

Fashion for a good cause

Mariposa County Supervisor Kevin Cann was among the group of volunteers who showed off clothing from local merchants at the annual AAUW Fashion Fling on Nov. 12. More...

4-H holds Achievement Night

On Sunday, Oct. 23, Mariposa County 4-H held its annual Achievement Night at the New Life Christian Fellowship gym. More...

Badger ski shuttle announces schedule

Skiers, boarders and snowshoers can relax and revel in the snowblanketed Yosemite scenery with the return of the Oakhurst shuttle to Yosemite National Park’s Badger Pass Ski Area.  More...

Cinema screens ‘Harry Potter’

The Sixth Street Cinema will present “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2,” sponsored by Violet and Sam Judy, on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $7 for the general public, and $5 for children.  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.  The classified deadline for the Nov. 24 edition will be Friday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m.  More...

TRAVELERS’ DIARY

Months’ ride brings travelers to Mariposa

Vince Brown and Jason Adams like their bikes. The friends pedal for days on end, and don’t tire of it.  Talk about epic cycling. Earlier this year, Vince traveled from his home in Greenwood, Ind., all the way to Portland, Ore. More...

HIGH SPEED RAIL

Would a bullet train benefit county?

The City of Chowchilla and landowners in Madera and Merced counties don’t like California’s high-speed rail plan.  Construction on the project’s first segment from Chowchilla to Bakersfield could start next year—much of i More...

Museum program looks at Yosemite winter sports history

Just as cold weather has people anticipating an early ski season, author and hiking enthusiast Sharon Giacomazzi is presenting a historical look at Yosemite winter sports at the Mariposa Museum and History Center on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m.  More...

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