January 5, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

LAW ENFORCEMENT

Killing of Mt. Rainier ranger felt servicewide

Serving as a law enforcement ranger for the National Park Service is more dangerous than working as an FBI agent.  That reality was driven home on New Year’s Day when 34- year-old ranger Margaret Anderson fell in the line of duty at Mount More...

Amstutz talks about budding birders in Nepal

For most people Nepal typically evokes images of the Himalayas, Mt. Everest, mountain climbers and the challenging conditions they face, sherpas and perhaps yaks. More...

Breakfasts set in La Grange

The La Grange Odd Fellows and Rebekahs will continue with their monthly breakfasts, the second and third Sunday of each month from 7 to 11 a.m. at the IOOF hall on the main street of La Grange.  More...

Short story class begins at Arts Council

The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Short Story Writing class will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. Early registration is $40, after Jan. 13, it is $60 for six weeks of instruction. More...

Coulterville holds dinner to celebrate honorary mayor

The community can join Coulterville’s first honorary mayor Fannie D’Flame (also known as Debbie Cook) and her two deputy mayors, Wyatt Twearp (Branden Morey) and Miss Kitty (Terri Kelley) for a celebration dinner on Thursday night, Jan. More...

North County VFW plans for Reno trip

Coulterville’s own Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW post is approaching its 20-year anniversary. The post and the community that has supported it throughout the years have helped it reach this 20- year landmark.  More...

Frozen fun

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LOCAL BUSINESS

Bookstore slims down but don’t count it out

Communities across the U.S. are mourning the loss of local bookstores, but Mariposa is not about to join them.  Yes, the town’s Windows on the World is no longer in its familiar Highway 140 storefront. More...

Local scouts send soldiers gifts and start sheet drive

Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts in Mariposa had a busy December. They collected donated items from the community, baked cookies and packaged some 35 boxes for troops serving in Afghanistan.  It was quite a tall order. More...

Jarratt is named Airman of the Year

Mariposa County High School graduate Joseph M. Jarratt has been named Airman of the Year for the 349th Air Mobility Wing (AMW) at Travis Air Force Base. He is the son of Rick Jarratt and Deborah Jarratt Pargament.  More...

Honor Guard salutes new year

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard presented the colors and led the Pledge of Allegiance at the first meeting of the Mariposa County Supervisors for 2012. More...

MCHS grad dies in ATV accident

Mariposa County High School graduate Paul Downs, 39, was killed in an ATV rollover near Jack Creek, near Elko, Nev. Mariposa County Fire Chief Jim Wilson said Downs was a 1990 graduate of MCHS and was a very popular student.  More...

Library offers movies

Movies for all ages will be offered free of charge on the first and second Wednesday of the month at the Mariposa County Library. On Jan. 11 the library will show “Kung Fu Panda.”  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...

Cathey’s Valley Garden Club meets

On Dec. 13, the Cathey’s Valley Garden Club held its annual Christmas potluck luncheon. Twenty-three guests enjoyed turkey, ham, and all the trimmings.  Christopher Ziegenfuss entertained with Christmas music on his clarinet. More...

NMCHC plans for winter

The Northern Mariposa County History Center (NMCHC) has a number of activities planned for the new year.  The monthly breakfast will be held Jan. 8 from 8 to 11 a.m. This month there will be blueberry pancakes featured on the menu. More...

Legislative debate to revolve around fiscal crisis

SACRAMENTO , Calif. (AP) — California's budget deficit appears more manageable than in past years, but the state's ongoing fiscal crisis will continue to dominate debate over other matters in the Legislature during the coming session.  More...

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Girl Scouts bake cookies for their Troop Boxes project before Christmas.

As the scouts begin their newest venture, they were also grateful to all those who contributed to the soldiers’ Christmas boxes and their shipping costs. The following people and organizations donated to the cause: Stu Tanner (2), St. More...

From the Archives

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

Manna House feeds those in need

Rae Sanchez | Contributed Manna House volunteers once again packed and distributed groceries to families in need in Mariposa County. Right before Christmas, 27 volunteers on Dec. 20 and Dec. More...

Rotary meets new chamber director

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce. What does it do? Who does it help? How does it function? These are valid questions, particularly here in Mariposa County where tourism is of paramount concern. More...

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