March 29, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Tourism Bureau begins search

When Jeff Hentz leaves his post as Yosemite-Mariposa Tourism Bureau executive director next month, he will leave some pretty big shoes to fill. The bureau’s board of directors met to discuss replacing its first-ever director last week.  More...

Vaughans get the miles they needed

Last month, the Vaughan family of Mariposa made a plea to the community. Their young son, Hudson, needs a special surgery that could change his life. The family needed some airline miles to get to the hospital in St. Louis.  More...

Raymond prepares for its big party day

It’s nearly time for the biggest party of the year in Raymond. On Saturday, April 21, the 26th annual Raymond Parade and family fun day will take place.  The craft and food fair is set from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Mosher addresses Mariposa Rotary

Can we have an ever-better community through ever-better public health? Dr. Charles Mosher, Mariposa County Health Department's leading health officer's answer is “yes.” When citizens suffer, the community suffers. More...

From the Archives

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

Spring break goes ‘wild’ in Park

Mental images of spring break are often of the “Girls Gone Wild” type. Well, this year, that “wild” might mean bears, mountain lions and rushing waterfalls.  More...

Williams speaks at Democratic Club

The Mariposa Democratic Club has announced that Keith Williams, Mariposa Registrar of Voters, will be speaking at the meeting on April 14, at 9:45 a.m. at Miner’s Inn Restaurant. More...

Car wash planned

Velocity Elite Dance Team will be holding a fundraising car wash on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Westamerica Bank’s parking lot.  The car wash was originally scheduled for March 24, but was changed due to weather. Road. More...

La Grange Rodeo marks start of spring

The La Grange Rodeo happens this Sunday April 1. It's a full day, with slack roping and riding events starting at 8 a.m. Sunday morning. Around noon the rodeo queen will be crowned. Grand Entry begins at 1 p.m. More...

Lions offer taco salads

The Mariposa Lions Club taco salad luncheon is coming soon. Members will be taking pre-paid orders April 1 through 13.  The sale will be on April 18. More...

El Portal plans Spring Fling

On Saturday, April 28, El Portal will be celebrating its annual Spring Fling. Festivities will begin at 7 a.m. with the Lion’s Club pancake breakfast. Organic coffee and baked goods will be provided by Yosemite-El Portal Day Care.  More...

Whatley named best of the west

Percy Whatley, CEC, of Yosemite, executive chef of The Ahwahnee, was named Western Region Chef of the Year by the American Culinary Federation last week after winning a competition during the organization’s 2012 ACF Western Regional Conference More...

Balanced Rock offers programs in Mariposa

Balanced Rock, a Yosemite-area non-profit, is providing two unique programs to Mariposa. The Yosemite Youth Expedition, offered in partnership with Ethos Youth Center, is a scholarship-based program for Mariposa County high-school-aged youth.  More...

‘Tis the season

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office made the first significant marijuana garden bust of the season this week. Officers found some 20,000 young pot plants in Mt. Bullion. More...

Creek trail plan seeks base of support first

MIDPINES’ BEAR CREEK

Bear Creek in Midpines is hidden, its banks covered by blackberry and tangles of shrubs.  When full of rainwater, the creek can be heard rushing its way along Highway 140. More...

Altitude sickness study finds ibuprofen effective

MOUNTAIN MEDICINE

A California study shows that a common over-thecounter drug can dramatically reduce the effects of altitude sickness in humans.  The finding promises relief for backpackers, skiers and other holidaymakers who travel to high elevations in the Sie More...

McCamman tapped by DFG

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Gold Rush Dinner is this Saturday

Soroptimist International of Mariposa will hold its Annual Gold Rush Dinner and Dance on Saturday March 31, at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. More...

4-H Bike-a-Thon raises funds for MS

The Mariposa County 4-H citizenship project is planning a Bike-a-Thon to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society on Sunday, April 29. More...

Public Health Notes

Super Bowl outbreak

More Mariposa County residents had interest in this year’s Super Bowl than just us die-hard football fans, thanks to the participation by favorite son, Logan Mankins. More...

Park makes MRP workbook available

Yosemite National Park has announced the availability of the Preliminary Alternative Concepts Workbook for the Comprehensive Management Plan for the Merced Wild and Scenic River Plan (MRP) on the Park’s Web site. More...

Tire amnesty dates set in April

The Mariposa County Department of Public Works is offering free tire disposal for Mariposa County residents from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 and Saturday, April 21 at the Mariposa County Landfill and Recycling Center, 5593 Hwy 49 North. More...

Sal’s comes to Lushmeadows

Sal’s Taco Truck will be in Lushmeadows on Thursday, March 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. It will be at the clubhouse on Meadow Lane. More...

Growers should nuture soil

It is early spring. Gardeners tend to think of this time of year as a new beginning. They visualize a bounty crop of veggies, beautiful flowers and healthy plants. More...

North County history center plans activities

Spiffy new flags are flying at the museum and guests of the Northern Mariposa County History Center (NMCHC) are signing in on a very professional looking guest ledger, thanks to Hank and Linda Gilliam. More...

John Muir Day plans get under way

The John Muir Geotourism Center invites everyone to join in celebrating “All Things Muir.” Take a break, bring your family and join the celebration on Saturday, June 9. More...

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