January 19, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Researchers and tribes clash over Native bones

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — On a bluff overlooking a sweep of Southern California beach, scientists in 1976 unearthed what were among the oldest skeletal remains ever found in the Western Hemisphere.  More...

Amgen seeks jersey entries

AEG, presenter of the Amgen Tour of California, is seeking original artwork submissions for the design of the 2012 Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Most Courageous Rider Jersey. More...

FOCUS ON SENIORSMother Lode country is tough on retirement

Marge DeLaMare is 96 today.  Life is good for the elder with wavy, silver hair. She’s lived in the same home for 60 years. More...

Community can attend oratory contest

The community can support local high school students as they present their prepared eight to 10 minute speeches on an aspect of the Constitution of the United States of America with emphasis on the duties and obligations of a citizen to the governmen More...

Master Gardeners offer spring suggestions

Sustainability, in light of the recent economic scenario, might, understandably, prompt one to consider alternative means of putting food on the family table. More...

Gallery seeks mini artists for exhibit

The Sierra Artists Gallery is issuing for the annual Elizabeth Specht Memorial Miniature Art Show. Entries will be accepted until Feb. More...

Tax aide offered

The 2011 tax filing year will soon be upon all residents of California. The AARP Foundation continues to sponsor a free tax filing program through the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board and assistance with filing tax returns. More...

Habitat for Humanity holds an open house

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County would like to invite the community to its open house on Jan. 29. The event takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lutheran Church, 4469 Highway 49 South.  There will be food and tons of raffle prizes. More...

LOCAL CULTURE

Muir descendant lends legacy to museum effort

Robert Hanna remembers childhood trips to Yosemite. The family slept in a Camp Curry cabin to keep within its budget.  “We stayed like any other family,” Hanna recalled last week. More...

From the Archives

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

Burning suspended

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has suspended all burning in Mariposa County effective Jan. 11. More...

Park extends Half Dome permit program

Yosemite National Park will require Day Use Permits seven days per week for climbing the Half Dome cables during the summer 2012 season. This is an extension of the interim permit system that was implemented beginning in 2010.  More...

Rotary gets wild

When government inserts itself into any realm the outcome is either going to be good or bad, but seldom easy. So went the implementation of the Wilderness Act of 1964. 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. For enrollment, registration and scholarship information, contact the Mariposa County Arts Council at 966-3155.  More...

Butterfly Garden Club meets

Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. More...

Big flea market planned in Sonora

The Memorial Hall Antique Fair and Flea Market is an indoor market with vendors gathered from the Gold Country. The Memorial Market is scheduled on Saturday and Sunday the weekend before Valentine’s Day, Feb. 11 and 12. More...

A warm place to sleep

Michael Rieux | Contributed Volunteers Michael Rieux (left) and Nathan Frungillo stand in the doorway of New Beginnings Church, which is offering people lacking a home a place to sleep this winter. More...

Wallace shares river adventure

Local residents and visitors from around the world are attracted to the remarkable natural features of Yosemite National Park and the Merced River. It is likely that many have pinpointed their favorite spots. More...

Communities mark AMBER alert anniversary

Each year the U.S. More...

Soroptimist donates to Heritage House

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a donation to Mariposa Heritage House (“MHH”), an addiction support service facility for the community of Mariposa. More...

Bootjack Volunteers to dish up breakfast

It’s time for the Bootjack Volunteer Fire Department’s pancake breakfast and bake sale. The date is Saturday, Jan. 28, from 7 to 11 a.m. The cost for the breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for children.  More...

BEVERAGE TRENDS

Local favorite Coors Light moves to No. 2

Coors Light, the so-called Silver Bullet, is now the second-most-popular beer in America.  Beer Marketer’s Insights, an industry trade publication, reports that Coors Light passed Budweiser to take the second-place spot last year.  Na More...

Cann installed as RCRC vice chair

On Jan. 18, the Regional Council of Rural Counties (RCRC) installed its newly elected officers for leadership positions. More...

Fire Safe Council completes CCWPP

The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council has completed the Jerseydale Community Conservation and Wildland Fire Protection Plan (CCWPP) with funding provided by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy. More...

Habitat raises funds

Tour de Habitat is a fundraiser where teams compete to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County.  Teams of six cyclists each ride a stationary bike for 15 minute intervals. More...

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