March 8, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Silva Road residential blaze

Firefighters responded to a residential fire in the 5,000 block of Silva Road late last Wednesday afternoon. The first units on scene found heavy dark smoke billowing from the back side of the home. More...

Happy Burger backs Habitat

What do Happy Burger Diner and Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County have in common? More...

Muir descendant retraces his steps

Imagine strolling through Yosemite Valley some 140 years ago with naturalist John Muir listening to his poetic descriptions of Half Dome and learning about his legendary adventures. More...

County approves mid-year budget

Mariposa County’s budget story at mid-year is a boring one. And that’s a good thing.  Last Tuesday, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors approved the mid-year budget, with some very minor revisions, in less than 45 minutes.  More...

AAUW shows film

AAUW will present "Miss Representation," a film about the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls.  The film includes stories from teenage girls and interviews with politicians, journalists, and academics like Condole More...

Lodge donates to Camp Tweety

Mariposa Lodge #39 donated funds to help the Mariposa County 4-H Youth Development Program. The annual Camp Tweety takes place on June 16 through 18, at the Lion’s Club Camp Pacifica. More...

Manna House prepares for Easter

Manna House wants to help those in need by providing a bag of groceries for their Easter dinner.  Sign-ups began on Monday, March 5 at Manna House between 10 a.m. More...

Guess Who Turns ‘60’ Today?

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Cassidy wins best of show

Pictured with youth artwork on display is Grace Cassidy, who was awarded the best of show award in the Young Masters art competition sponsored by the Mariposa County Arts Council. More...

Mini show returns

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

Propane theft is on the rise

Residential propane theft is a new trend in Mariposa County. Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies said that thieves use a device to transfer propane from residential tanks to a portable tank. More...

Groups sought for Katerpillar Kids

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival is seeking any nonprofit service organization or group interested in being involved in the festival’s Katerpillar Kids Area to fill out an application before April 5 and return it to the committee so their group More...

Farm Bureau serves rib dinner

The Mariposa County Farm Bureau will be having a Pork Rib dinner on March 24, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Stagg Hall 2884 Bear Valley Rd., Hornitos.  The cost is just $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12 years old. More...

Lack of winter provides a catch-22

Water is the life blood of all things. More...

From the Archives

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

Park adds millions to the local economy

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that more than 4 million visitors in 2010 spent $354.7 million in Yosemite National Park and in communities near the Park. That spending supported more than 4,600 jobs in the area.  More...

Program trades spay/neuter for time

In an effort to give back to the community, the Mariposa SPCA has announced the new Juanita Moore volunteer spay/neuter program. More...

First 5 honors volunteer heroes

Mariposa County First 5 is part of a regional First 5 effort to recognize volunteers who serve children 0 to 5 years-of-age as “Hands-on Heroes.” The region is made up of Fresno, Mariposa, Madera, Merced, San Luis Obispo and Tulare counti More...

Lodge gets new members

Mariposa Lodge #39, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, initiated a class of two new members into the lodge on Feb. 20. Receiving their Initiatory Degree were Jeff Ransom and Dave Appling. More...

Curry Village FONSI released

Yosemite National Park has announced the release of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Curry Village Rockfall Hazard Zone Structures Project.  More...

Lifeguard course scholarships offered

Summer is just around the corner, and the Coulterville Pool will be open for business once again for everyone to enjoy. More...

Denham holds mobile office hours

Congressman Jeff Denham's staff members will be hosting a Mobile District Office in Mariposa this month. More...

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