December 15, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Warmth of the season

The Mariposa Lions Club hosted its annual tree lighting ceremony and bonfire at the Mariposa County Courthouse on Saturday evening. More...

MCFD issues reminder

For those who received carbon monoxide detectors from the Mariposa County Fire Department during the smoke alarm campaign in 2010/2011, MCFD is reminding everyone that it is time to change the battery.  When the detectors were installed, patrons More...

Manna House prepares

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...

Blood drive planned at John C. Fremont

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...

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. in Murphys. This is a casual, fun evening for both adults of all ages and children. More...

Cinema plans for holiday film series

The Sixth Street Cinema will present a wealth of Christmas programs for the whole family. On Dec. 17, at 2 p.m., the cinema will present "Polar Express" with free admission, partially sponsored by Scott and Paola Jackson. More...

Soroptimist helps Kops for Kids effort

During its annual Christmas Program, Soroptimist International of Mariposa members made donations of both toys and funds to the Mariposa County Sheriffs Association to support its KOPS for KIDS program.  More...

Residents can give the gift of knowledge

Give a friend or loved one the gift of knowledge this holiday season. Tell them about the adult literacy program at the Mariposa County Library. More...

Santa visits bank

The community is invited to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Yosemite Bank on Friday Dec. 16, from 3 to 5 p.m.   Cookies, lemonade and candy canes will be provided.  Those planning to attend should bring their own camera for photos. More...

Sharing wishes

Santa Claus listened to the hopes and wishes of local youngsters like the one pictured above last Saturday at the Sugar Pine Restaurant. More...

No u-turn

No one was injured in this Saturday night crash on Highway 49 south of Ben Hur Road. More...

Habitat purchases second piece of land

Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of Mariposa County has announced the purchase in progress of a new piece of land for a second partner family home. This property within the boundaries of the Mariposa town area is being developed for a home site. 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...

Tioga Road reopens

After a temporary closure, the Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park reopened to the public at 3 p.m. on Dec. 7. More...

CMWC donates to kids

The Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club (CMWC) recently donated $250 and a barrel full of toys to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Kops for Kids program. More...

Holiday giving

Troy Foster and Susan Robinson of Mariposa Rotary pose with Mariposa Elementary School students after the club members handed out illustrated dictionaries to the school’s third-grade class. More...

Moon in Leo performs

Local band, Moon in Leo, will be playing at the Yosemite Bug Resort in Midpines on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m.  More...

CASA accepts car donations to raise funds

As the economy continues its slump, and demand for community services rise, CASA of Mariposa is looking for alternative ways to help raise funds for its programs and services. More...

Things that go bump in the night

Jill Ballinger | The Gazette The Mariposa County High School Drama Troupe presented “Things that go bump in the night,” last weekend. More...

Santa is coming to Coulterville

Santa Claus is coming to town to celebrate Christmas in Coulterville. Anyone who wants to experience a good old-fashioned Christmas that includes a visit from Santa and Mrs. More...

Bike tour raises funds for WildLink

Most people set life goals that correspond with personal success, often of a material manner. One Yosemite resident, however, set a very lofty goal and joined it with a cause.  More...

OUTDOOR RECREATION

Badger Pass looks like a ‘no-snow’ for Friday

Badger Pass experienced record conditions last season—opening early and finishing with a flourish.  But Sierra snowfall is notoriously fickle. More...

Dreams razed

Firefighters extinguished a blaze in an partially-constructed outbuilding in the 5400 block of Carleton Road last Thursday afternoon. More...

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