February 9, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Workshop focuses on climate change

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, the community can learn about climate change and the challenges it presents to invasive pest management. More...

California & NY mull foreclosure-abuse deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — California and New York were considering Monday whether to join most other states in backing a long-awaited settlement with banks over foreclosure abuses. More...

Speech contest focuses on bullying

Mariposa AAUW in co-operation with Mountain Crisis Services and Ethos Center is sponsoring a speech contest for high school students on "Bullying...So What."  More...

Steel speaks at Lincoln Dinner

The Mariposa County Republican Central Committee’s annual Lincoln Day dinner will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, 5:30 p.m. at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. The featured speaker is Shawn Steel. More...

Night of theater

“Under Our Skin III” will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, Feb. 11 indoors at the Mariposa County Amphitheater. More...

Festival seeks artists and crafters

The annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival will fill the town on May 5 and 6 this year. The festival committee is inviting local artists and crafters to apply for a booth space to show and sell their works.  More...

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas.

a great reminder to install and maintain carbon monoxide detectors.  CAL FIRE offers the following tips if a CO detector goes off.  If no one is feeling ill, ventilate the house with fresh air by opening up all windows, turn off all applian More...

Cathey’s Valley Garden Club meets

The February meeting of the Cathey’s Valley Garden Club will be held on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. at McCay Hall in Cathey’s Valley.  At 11 a.m., Dave Nelson of Nelson Landscaping will be the guest speaker. More...

Rotary focuses on its own work

Mariposa Rotary Club on Thursday held one of its general assembly meetings. That is no special guest spoke. More...

Winter Ball will benefit foundation

The Cousin Jack Music Foundation has announced the first annual Cousin Jack Winter Ball on Saturday, Feb. More...

Soroptimist receives donation

Mariposa Happy Burger Diner owner Greg Fritz (left) presents a donation check to Soroptimist board member Anita Starchman Bryant. More...

Cinema shows ‘Senna’

The Sixth Street Cinema, in partnership with Bett's Gold Coin Sports Tavern, will present "Senna" on Feb. 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $7 for the general public, and $5 for students.  More...

Breakfasts will be served in La Grange

The La Grange Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge #65 serve its monthly breakfast on the second Sunday at the IOOF Hall. Feb. 12 is the date.  From 7 to 11 a.m. More...

Rotary offers youth exchange program

Rotary clubs throughout the Northern San Joaquin Valley and Mother Lode regions began recruiting high school students to participate in a three-week Rotary short-term youth exchange program for summer 2012. More...

A call for cute pets

Biscuit the corgi is the GAZETTE’S unofficial mascot at the newspaper’s downtown office. This February, the GAZETTE puts out a call for the cutest pet photos readers can capture. More...

FAMILY ISSUES

Retirement is not golf and gardens for these grandparents

Raising a granddaughter wasn’t on Norma Green’s list of things to do as she entered her golden years.  Now her granddaughter is learning to call her “Momma.” It’s taking time for both of them to get used to it.  More...

Play focuses on Oakhurst history

Playwright Roger Clugston indulged in some fantastic flights of fancy when he decided to create "A Fastidious Finagling Fiasco Fixing Fresno Flats," a Golden Chain Theatre mini-melodrama celebrating the 100th anniversary of the renaming of Fresno Fla More...

Plans begin for Sober Grad Night

The Mariposa County High School Grizzlies Boosters are busily preparing for the Sober Grad Night 2012 Event. More...

Boosters begin planning

The Mariposa FFA Boosters have held the first planning meeting of the year for the annual dinner, dance and auction.  The event will be held on Saturday, April 28. Further details will appear in coming editions of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE.   More...

Lepp brings tall tales to Mariposa

Bill Lepp’s brand of tall tales are not the Paul Bunyan legends of childhood. More...

Film features da Vinci works

The Sixth Street Cinema, in partnership with Carstations, will present "Leonardo Live," a satellite-delivered HD presentation of the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of “Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan,” captured at the U.K. More...

Raymond family saved by alarm

A Raymond family is very happy their carbon monoxide (CO) detector was on duty. More...

4-H holds its annual pancake breakfast

Mariposa 4-H members and leaders have just what everyone needs to give their Valentine, a sweetheart pancake breakfast.  On Sunday, Feb. 12, from 7 a.m. More...

Forest seeks artists

Stanislaus National Forest, in partnership with Three Forests Interpretive Association, has announced the opening of the application process for the 2012 Artist in the Woods program. More...

Sal Maccarone’s How Art Shapes Our Lives Folk art

Uninfluenced by movements or academic theories, folk art surrounds us everywhere that we go. Historically, this type of artwork can be defined as utilitarian or decorative in nature as opposed to being purely aesthetic. More...

Girl Scouts continue work on projects

Girl Scout troop 3082 sent 38 Christmas Boxes to United States soldiers with the help of other Girl Scout troops and Mariposa Cub Scout Troops. Through the month of January they did a "sheet drive" for the soldiers.  More...

Beekeepers meet

The Sierra Foothill Beekeepers Association invites local beekeepers, wannabees, newbees, and anyone else interested in beekeeping to its “Get Started in Backyard Beekeeping” seminar.  More...

Hornitos plans for enchilada dinner

Community preparations are underway for the big celebration of the 63rd annual Hornitos Enchilada Dinner to be held in historic Hornitos on Saturday, March 3 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at Golden Stag Hall.  More...

Butterfly Garden Club meets

Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. More...

YOSEMITE MANAGEMENT

Congressman supports third Half Dome cable   Congressman Tom McClintock is backing a controversial plan that would add a third cable to the route up Half Dome.  Installing a third cable would create a second pathway up and down the rock. More...

From the Archives

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

INSIDE THE PARK

Winter finally arrives at Tuolumne

It was a protracted fall season in Yosemite’s high country this year. More...

CLIMATE TRENDS

Study sheds light on glaciers’ birth

Scientists know that Sierra glaciers like Yosemite’s Lyell needed an extended cold snap to grow at their southern latitude.  Today, Sierra glaciers are considered to be relics of the Little Ice Age—the period of cool temperatures tha More...

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