December 8, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Speedboat Christmas

Casey Binnewies (from left), Isabella Spurlin and Erica McCutchen ride a decked-out Mariposa County Sheriff’s Department patrol boat in last Saturday’s Merry Mountain Christmas Parade. More...

Feds to allow use of Medicare data to rate doctors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Picking a specialist for a delicate medical procedure like a heart bypass could get a lot easier in the not-too-distant future.  More...

Brown asks voters for tax increases

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday he is filing a ballot initiative to ask California voters to increase taxes on themselves to generate more money for schools and public safety.  More...

Champion wins toughest battle yet

Toni and Lyle Kilpatrick’s Greater Swiss Mountain Dog “Roy” is no stranger to tough competition. He is a champion many times over and has consistently placed at the top throughout his entire show career.  More...

Bird count slated

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...

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...

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...

Audubon program focuses on climate

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...

Bank supports Manna House

Matt Foraker, manager of Yosemite Bank, presents a $1,000 check to Manna House representatives Terry and Mary Loughran for the 2011 campaign to provide Christmas dinners for those less fortunate in t More...

Sheriff warns of phone fraud scams

California is the second leading telephone fraud state. More...

Scientists propose thinning Sierra forests

Runoff from the Sierra Nevada, a critical source of California’s water supply, could be enhanced by thinning forests to historical conditions, according to a report from a team of scientists with the University of California, Merced; UC Berkele More...

AERIAL PHENOMENA

UFO sightings a year apart are an enigma

What is it about Nov. More...

Craft cruisers

Hundreds of residents and visitors attended the annual Mariposa Soroptimists’ craft show and sale last Friday and Saturday at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Benefit dinner scheduled to aid fire victims

A $10-a-plate dinner will be held on Saturday for Pat and Jack Vander Karr, who lost their home in a fire on Nov. More...

From the Archives

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

MSO plans for holiday concert

As 2011 nears its end, the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra's most joyous offering of the year begins with its annual Festive Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School.  More...

Santa to visit here

The Mariposa Lions Club will host Santa Claus for a visit to town on Dec. 10. More...

Business Br iefs

• For personal protection or sporting firearms, see the great selection at Stage Stop Gun Shop on Highway 140 in Mariposa. You’ll find certified firearms and CCW training. They buy used guns and collections and take consignments. More...

Notaries named in fraud case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada state prosecutors are accusing three more Nevada notaries of falsely attesting to signatures on foreclosure documents filed in a broad mortgage fraud scheme.  More...

Contracts to buy homes hit highest level in a year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes jumped in October to the highest level in a year. More...

MLJC celebrates Hanukkah Dec. 24

The Mother Lode Jewish Community (MLJC) will be holding its annual Hanukkah party on Saturday, Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. at the Lions Hut in Murphys. This is a casual, fun evening for both adults of all ages and children.  More...

Christmas lights can be recycled

The Mariposa County Recycling Center at the landfill accepts strings of Christmas lights that are no longer working.  More...

Manna House prepares for Christmas event

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...

Storytelling Festival tickets are on sale

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

Harry joins association

Jonathan Harry, of Cathey’s Valley, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.  More...

Christmas tree cutting prohibited in forest

For many the holiday season brings thoughts of traveling to the local mountains to cut a fresh Christmas tree in the forest; however, it is illegal to cut and remove trees from the Sierra National Forest.  More...

DAR donates flags, books

The Merced River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was busy during the month of November.  More...

Bracebridge Dinner turns 85 this season

Celebrating its 85th anniversary this holiday season, The Bracebridge Dinner is an American theatrical and culinary tradition that transforms the historic Ahwahnee Hotel into a 17th century English manor for an elaborate feast of food, song and mirth More...

Curry Village Ice Rink opens for season

Winter fun has officially arrived at Yosemite Valley with the opening of the Curry Village Ice Rink.  More...

HOLIDAY BARGAINS

Teddy Bears could be Christmas angels

Leila Nelson passed away seven years ago, but her legacy lives on at a Jerseydale Road home.  There, in a garage and several storage rooms, her family recently realized the extent of her collection of bears and other stuffed animals.  With More...

Local tree is switched on at U.S. Capitol

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is special this year—it’s a Sierra white fir from Stanislaus National Forest.  The tree was cut from a stand east of Sonora in Stanislaus County on Nov. 5.  More...

Lions to honor Kinard

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

Soroptimists holds fundraising event

The Mariposa Happy Burger is hosting an allday fundraiser for Soroptimist International of Mariposa on Wednesday Dec. 14. Soroptimist encourages members of the community to dine with Happy Burger on Dec. More...

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