March 15, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Foundation fills equipment needs

The John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation recently funded $23,500 for the purchase of equipment and improvements for several departments in the hospital. More...

Bureau will offer history tours in town

The Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Bureau (YMCTB) has introduced “The Mariposa Experience,” an effort spearheaded by the organization to support Yosemite National Park’s initiative to alleviate Yosemite Valley traffic congestion d More...

Board deals with water issue

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors had a busy morning on March 6. The members tackled a couple of issues that have been looming.  More...

Big Oak Flat Road opens early

Yosemite National Park said that the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 within the park) reopened both lanes of traffic at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 9. More...

Yosemite’s Abbe receives Valor Award

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar presented several prestigious Department of the Interior Valor Awards and the Citizen’s Awards for Bravery to National Park Service rangers, staff and citizens at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. last week. More...

Columbia plans for St. Patrick’s Day

The Jack Douglass Saloon in Columbia State Historic Park hosts its traditional St. Patrick's Day celebration, free to the public, Saturday March 17. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a St. More...

John Muir Day plans get under way

The John Muir Geotourism Center invites the public to join in celebrating “All Things Muir,” on Saturday, June 9. More...

PERS retirees set meeting

The next regular meeting of the Public Employees Retirees Association (PERS) will be held on Tuesday, March 20, at the senior center on Spriggs Lane at noon.  The speaker will be Maxwell Norton of the Mariposa County Farm Bureau. More...

Adventurer seeks plane wreckage

Wilderness enthusiast and explorer Toni Krizan brings this month's free program, "Searching for a Lost P40 Aircraft,” to the Mariposa Museum and History Center on Sunday, March, 18 at 2 p.m.  The experienced hiker has spent many years expl More...

BLM invites input

The public is invited to comment on the Bureau of Land Management’s 2012 grant applications submitted to the California Department of Parks and Recreation Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. More...

Turkey hunts set

Turkey hunters awaiting the spring turkey season can visit the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) Web site to apply online for special hunts. More...

Storytelling draws huge crowds

Willy Claflin performs during the 25th celebration of the Mariposa Storytelling Festival last weekend. More...

Caltrans site helps locate heliports

Caltrans has launched a Web site for emergency response pilots to help them find 150 heliport-equipped hospitals across California during medical emergencies. More...

Denham holds mobile office hours

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

Garage and vehicle razed

Firefighters extinguish a blaze in the 5100 block of Tip Top Road last Friday around noon. More...

CHP offers free teen driver class

New and future young drivers are invited to an upcoming free driver safety education class offered by the Mariposa Area California Highway Patrol Start Smart program.  The class will be held at 6 p.m. More...

From the Archives

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

Seamans showcases equine and cowboy art

Dr. Madison Seamanswill present a one-man show of his original drawings and paintings at Chocolate Soup in Mariposa on March 16, 17 and 18.  More...

Beekeepers swarm

For local beekeepers the coming of spring means preparing for one of nature’s most thrilling phenomenon: swarms. Residents can learn about this fascinating phenomenon at the Mariposa County Library on March 19 at 7 p.m.  More...

MARIPOSA ROTARY

Burlingame shares history

CONTRIBUTED BY  T. Foster  The Civil War, fought to ensure the freedom of every man and woman, has ended and reconstruction begins. But only that destroyed can be reconstructed. Slaves are now free. But with no real freedom. More...

Soroptimist donates to Grizzly softball

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a donation to Mariposa Grizzly softball for purchasing equipment and traveling to games.  More...

Superintendent joins conference

Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent Aaron Rosander has agreed to become the eighth and final speaker on the morning panel at the Ever Better Community Conference on March 17.  Speaking with organizer, Jackie Burns, Rosander co More...

NMCHC begins busy year

On Jan. 31, just a few days before the Northern Mariposa County History Center (MNMCHC) reopened its doors to the public, a docent training and appreciation luncheon took place. More...

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