February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

CASA accepts vehicle 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...

Sierra Choral Festival slated

Lovers of choral music are urged to sign-up now to participate in the annual Sierra Choral Festival (SCF) under the direction of widely praised conductor, composer and arranger Allan Robert Petker. 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...

Hospital prepares for electronic health records

John C. Fremont Healthcare District (JCFHD) has announced the purchase and upcoming implementation of the CPSI Healthcare Information System. More...

Sal Maccarone’s How Art Shapes Our Lives The Oscar

The fine arts include those art forms that are developed primarily for aesthetics and concept rather than for practical application. These, the greater arts, have historically included painting, sculpture, music, poetry and some architecture. More...

Butterfly Festival seeks 2012 sponsors

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival is seeking individuals and groups to sponsor butterflies for the 2012 event to be held May 4, 5, and 6.  Sponsors will receive approximately 25 butterfly eggs along with food, habitat, and instructions. More...

Rotary hears Curti

BY  While he may have had a share of public speaking anxiety, Joey Curti didn't show it as he delivered an awardwinning, four minute speech before assembled Rotarians last Thursday. More...

Dinner benefits the Ewing Wing

Preparations have already begun for the annual “Four Seasons” Ewing Wing Benefit Dinner, slated for Saturday, March 17. This fundraising event offers a tri-tip or vegetarian dinner. More...

JCF hosts blood drive next Tuesday

The physicians and staff of John C. Fremont Hospital are hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 21. A bloodmobile will park in the hospital’s front lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More...

From the Archives

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

NPS rate increase nails residents

The National Park Service has instituted a rent increase that many residents say will strap them for cash. In some cases, the increases are more than $200 a month.  More...

Festival seeks artists

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...

Country Mountain Riders schedule endurance ride

With the downturn in the economy, so many horse owners have been affected. More...

Special Olympics holds rummage sale

Special Olympics is having an indoor fundraising rummage sale on Saturday Feb. More...

Surprise snowfall

Coral Siverson walks through a snowy landscape to her mailbox on Wednesday morning. Accompanying her is dog Pipsqueak. “Winter finally came,” the Rancheria Creek Road resident said. More...

Chamber hosts assembly candidates

So far, five candidates have submitted their papers to run for state assembly in the newly formed District 5 for California. District 5 runs the length of the Sierra from Madera County up to South Lake Tahoe.  More...

Program shows history in pictures

“The Town of Mariposa, a History in Pictures,” is the title of the free history presentation to be given by local historian Tom Phillips, at the Mariposa Museum and History Center on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m.  More...

Mini show returns

Sierra Artists Gallery has announced the coming Elizabeth Specht Memorial Miniature Show. Organizers are expecting entries from overseas and other states as they have had in the past.  More...

Storyteller brings humor and charm

When storyteller Connie Regan-Blake takes the stage she generates a brightness and warmth, drawing in listeners with her engaging humor and Southern charm. More...

County adds live audio to Web site

Mariposa County residents can now listen to board of supervisors’ meetings live. The county instituted live streaming audio at the Feb. 7 meeting. The audio is just one of the upgraded features on the county’s Web site.  More...

Corrections

Barbara Carrier has not retired from service with Mariposa County, as a story in the Feb. More...

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

This month’s Tour de Habitat fundraiser will help purchase a site on Mueller Court where volunteers will start a second home project later this year.  Along with a Feb. More...

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