November 24, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Gingerbread dancers

Butterfly Ballet Dance Studio is presenting “Christmas With Mrs. Clause.” The show happens at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 3 at Mariposa High School Auditorium. More...

CLIMATE SCIENCE

U.C. Davis prof finds less trees bring cold

UC Davis researcher Kyaw Tha Paw U is part of a team that links fewer trees to colder temperatures—but only in the far north.  When trees disappear in the north, snow reflects light and heat back into space. More...

Local Manna House prepares for Christmas

In conjunction with the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department and its Toys for Tots program, Manna House will be distributing turkeys and all the trimmings for a festive Christmas dinner at the Fairgrounds on Thursday, Dec. 22.  More...

Park extends MRP comment period

Yosemite National Park is currently working on developing alternatives for the Comprehensive Management Plan for the Merced Wild and Scenic River (MRP). More...

Foresta Road closes for slide repair job

Foresta Road between Rancheria and Old El Portal remains closed as crews complete a slide repair from last spring. The road will remain closed for two to three months.  More...

From the Archives

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

Rotary speaker goes high tech

Who won? The Sony Betamax, or VHS? Vector versus Raster? Mac versus PC? So many battles and so little time. No one probably anymore cares that VHS became the standard now that video tapes are relics. More...

Correction

A photo caption in the Nov. 10 edition of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE incorrectly identified the American Legion Auxiliary of Post 567 as being affiliated with the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  The GAZETTE regrets the error.   More...

‘Art on the River’ comes to canyon

The “Art on the River” event of Dec. 10 and 11 takes place at locations from Briceburg to Old El Portal. More...

Soroptimist learns about horse project

Shawna Dahl of Dahl Ranch and Carol Suggs, of Mariposa County 4H Horse and Pony Project leader, recently addressed the members of Soroptimist International of Mariposa. More...

Business Br iefs

• Solar energy is no longer the wave of the future. It’s here now. For all the details on rebates, savings and types of applications, contact the professionals at Offline Solar. More...

County offers tips for buying firewood

As winter nears and temperatures drop, many people choose to heat their homes with a nice, warm wood fire in the fireplace. More...

Prevention grants are available

Up to $5,000 is available in grants for nonprofit organizations that help to eliminate tobacco industry influence within their organization.  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...

Fish and Game questions answered

Question: I will soon be taking off to the mountains from the valley floor to do some mountain quail and tree squirrel hunting. More...

Counting Blessings

Lord’s Pantry continues its sharing ministry

Pastor Henry Falany didn’t know what he was getting into when he launched a drive to feed local folks 15 years ago.  Fred Silva remembers. More...

Gardening calendar on sale

Master Gardeners | Contributed The Mariposa County Master Gardeners have produced a 2012 calendar for the avid home gardener. More...

Rockfall-injured girl has bounced back

Readers met Serra Webber one year ago in these pages.  As the accompanying photos prove, the 11-yearold is one tough cookie. More...

Whoops!

The owner of this Subaru had a bad day when she stopped to fill up at the local Texaco station last week. More...

OUTDOOR RECREATION

Swiss strike blow against naked hiking

A high court in Switzerland has nipped nude hiking in the bud.  The court rejected the appeal of a man fined $109 after walking naked past a family while passing a picnic area.  The eastern canton of Appenzell has the right to enforce a ban More...

Odd Fellows slate dance

The Coulterville Odd Fellows will be having a dance on Dec. 3 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Live music will be provided by Tony Howie.  Tickets are $3 at the door. The lodge is located at 5030 Main Street in Coulterville.   More...

Christmas Home Tour marks 20th anniversary

This year the Mariposa County Friends of the Library will be celebrating their 20th anniversary of the Ken and Alice Meriam Christmas Home Tour. Tickets for the Home Tour are now available. The tour this year takes place on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. More...

The Merced River canyon will be transformed into a miles-long art studio Dec. 10 and 11. The ‘Art on the River” event takes place in many separate locations. On Saturday, all locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the Briceburg Visitors’ Center,

exhibit at 5551B Foresta Road. Mindy Wiper, Sarah Oplinger and Kate McHugh are the featured artists at 5564 Foresta Road.   At 9745 Buckeye Road, the art of Alison Baggett and Heather Sullivan is on display. More...

Blood drive planned

The physicians and staff of John C. Fremont Hospital are hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 20. A bloodmobile will park in the hospital’s front lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Crafters wanted

The Mariposa Yosemite Crafter’s Guild will hold its 26th annual craft fair Dec. 9 to 11 at the American Legion Hall in Mariposa. More...

COUNTY TOURISM

Oakland Muir contest promotes Tenaya Lodge

An Oakland museum is dangling a free stay at Mariposa County’s Tenaya Lodge to lure visitors to its John Muir exhibition.  The winner gets a free two-night stay at the lodge, two free spa treaments and a $100 dining credit.  Entrants More...

Kiwanis plan hayride

The Kiwanis Club of Mariposa will host the 18th annual fall harvest hayride on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Triangle Market parking lot at 3125 Triangle Road.  The event will be from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

Craft bazaar benefits Yosemite kids

The annual Yosemite Holiday Craft Bazaar and Raffle will be held on Friday Dec. 2 at the Curry Pavilion in Yosemite Valley. The event is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

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