December 1, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Museum has gifts

Before traveling to the city to start holiday shopping, take a look at the wide selection of unique items available at the Mariposa Museum and History Center gift shop.  Shoppers will find old fashioned toys, that kids still love, including wood More...

Storytelling Festival tickets are on sale

From National Public Radio contributors to awardwinning authors, our storytellers recreate the craft of famed storytellers like Mark Twain, Garrison Keillor, and Will Rogers. More...

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 Wednesday, Dec. 21.  More...

Tioga Road reopens

After a temporary closure, the Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park reopened on Nov. 25. The Tioga Road, the popular east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada in the northern portion of the Park, had been temporarily closed due to snow and ice.  More...

Seven booked for DUI

It was a busy weekend on local roadways, as law enforcement was in maximum enforcement mode for the holiday weekend. As such, seven people were arrested for driving under the influence from Nov. More...

ENVIRONMENT

Program focuses on climate change

Climate change is affecting the earth’s inhabitants in profound ways--more extreme and prolonged weather events, more catastrophic wildfires, melting of the polar icecaps, a gradual rise in sea level, worsening air quality. 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...

JCF Hospital marks World AIDS Day

Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, which was established in 1988 and serves to focus global attention on the devastating impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. More than 25 million people have died from AIDS since 1981. Dec. More...

Home heating tips

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa Merced Unit Chief Nancy B. Koerperich would like to remind the public of the importance of annually inspecting home heating equipment. More...

American Legion post marks 72 years

Although the commanders and members have changed throughout the years, the mission has remained the same: Veterans Serving Veterans. The American Legion Post 567 was chartered on November 13, 1939 and turned 72 years old last month.  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...

Audubon sets Christmas bird counts

The National Audubon Society’s 112th Christmas Bird Count, an annual international bird census, will be held this year between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5, 2012. More...

Deer in rut can be dangerous neighbors

CONTRIBTED BY CARRIE WILSON  Dept. of Fish & Game   More...

Conservancy unveils MapGuide

Travelers and visitors to the Sierra Nevada who are looking for local knowledge to enhance their visit can now enjoy over 1,200 suggestions from residents and Sierra insiders for everything from iconic Sierra experiences, to funky cafes and off-the-b More...

Mr. and Mrs. Claus come to downtown

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping by for a brief visit to downtown Mariposa during the Mariposa Art Hop and Merry Mountain Christmas celebration kick-off, which takes place on Friday, Dec. 2 beginning at 5 p.m. 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...

Art on the River set next weekend

There are about 25 artists who will gather again this holiday season along the Merced River on the weekend of Dec. 10 and 11 to share their creative gifts with the public. More...

Correction

A photo caption in the Nov. 24 edition of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE incorrectly identified location of the Soroptimist visit with the local 4-H horse project. More...

CATHEY’S VALLEY

Community fears library’s dispersal

Over the past two decades, parents and supporters built a big school library at Cathey’s Valley Elementary School.  Many had hoped that the collection would stay where it is—and be used in the community’s proposed charter schoo More...

Community news scores big with readers nationwide

Readers in areas served by community newspapers continue to prefer the community newspaper, like the MARIPOSA GAZETTE, as their sources of local news and advertising.  More...

From the Archives

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

Santa schedules visit

The Mariposa Lions Club will host Santa Claus for a visit to town on Dec. 10. Beginning at 5 p.m., the club will sponsor a bonfire and visits with Santa at the Mariposa County Courthouse. More...

Burlingame signs new book at library

The Mariposa County Library invites the public to attend a book signing by local author Flora Burlingame on Saturday Dec. 10 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. More...

Blaze damages Worman Road home

A home at 5100 Worman Road narrowly escaped heavy damage from a chimney fire late last Tuesday night. At about 10:45 p.m., Jessica Escobar began smelling smoke in the living room and kitchen area. More...

Elves invade Oakhurst at Golden Chain

All is not well at the North Pole. The mortgage on the workshop is coming due. Santa's money management skills aren't anywhere near as good as his toydelivery system is. But he's too big to fail.  More...

Court offers amnesty

California Superior Courts in all 58 counties are offering a 50 percent off discount on some old unpaid traffic tickets. It’s a limited-time “Amnesty Program” for certain outstanding court debt. 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...

Basin Fire Station gets new look

Pat Garcia | Contributed Ponderosa Basin Fire Station 32 has a new look with the completion of the first phase of a landscaping project undertaken by the station’s ladies auxiliary and fundrais More...

Santa visits Mariposa

The Sugar Pine Café in downtown Mariposa will host a fundraiser to benefit the Mariposa Butterfly Festival on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sugar Pine Café will donate a percentage of all sales to the Mariposa Butterfly Festival.  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...

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...

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