April 5, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Aububon program focuses on rehabilitating raptors

Few birds stir a sense of awe and admiration more than birds of prey, or raptors. More...

Habitat looks ahead to build second home

Returning president Bob Pickard and the rest of the board welcomed several new members to the Habitat for Humanity board of directors in March.  Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is looking forward to a fruitful year as it plans for its se More...

Yosemite Village Store reopens

Delaware North Companies (DNC) Parks and Resorts at Yosemite is celebrating the completion of a $1.15 million dollar eco-remodel of the Village Store, which serves millions of Park visitors annually. More...

Friends help with new library security

Following discussion at its February and March board meetings, the Mariposa Friends of the Library (FoL) acted to lend a hand to the Mariposa County Library by paying for the installation of a security system at the library in Mariposa. More...

Club welcomes neighbors

Cathey’s Valley Garden Club president Niarja Marchand shows a “Welcome Neighbor” gift box containing historic violets, herb seeds and recipes, Welcome to the Foothills booklet, broc More...

‘Mountain of Minerals’ return

A variety of beautiful minerals and rocks will slide into the fairgrounds as the Mariposa Mineral and Gem Show, “Mountains of Minerals” returns on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15. More...

Event raises funds for Pet Connection

The Lumberyard Cafe and Brew will host a fashion show, art show, book signing and fundraiser on April 21.  More...

Deadline nears for festival applications

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival is quickly approaching and will take place on the first weekend in May. More...

2012 rodeo queen contestants sought

With the assistance of the Mariposa Mountain Riders, the Mariposa County Fair will again crown a rodeo queen at their annual fair which takes place over the Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 through Sept. 3.  More...

Birding trip set

The Yosemite Area Audubon Society will offer its annual spring birding trip down White Rock Road, perhaps the best birding route in the Mariposa/Oakhurst area, on Saturday, April 7.  More...

CASA welcomes four new advocates

CASA of Mariposa congratulates its latest Court Appointed Special Advocates, who were sworn in by Judge Wayne Parrish. More...

BVFD plans for sale

It is time for the semiannual Bootjack Volunteers yard sale to be held Saturday, April 28, beginning at 7 a.m.  Volunteers are collecting useable, saleable items now. More...

Animal friend photos continue to run

Pet photo submissions are continuing to accumulate at the MARIPOSA GAZETTE.  Staff will attempt to run at least one pet photo per household making submissions.  Please limit submissions to one or two photos only.  Not all images can be More...

Plant sale planned

The Mariposa County UCCE Master Gardeners will hold their seventh annual Plant and Garden Art Sale on Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m at the County Fairgrounds in the picnic area.  More...

Claim Jumpers start new reenactment season

The Coulterville Claim Jumpers, a non-profit, historical reenactment group, will be starting off their season on May 5. Performances continue every Saturday through September.  More...

Judge doubles Moretti’s bail

Mariposa County Superior Court Judge Wayne Parrish more than doubled the bail set for Patricia Moretti at her arraignment on March 28. More...

Cemetery begins program sign-ups

The Mariposa Town Cemetery Adopt-A-Plot Program will begin its Spring recruiting season next month, with directors staffing a sign up table at the Mariposa Cemetery chapel shelter.  Since its inception last year, over 100 graves have been &ldquo More...

Parade applications available

Mariposa Butterfly Festival Parade applications are now available. They can be obtained at The Company Store in downtown Mariposa or by calling 966-3232.  Applications are also available at the visitors’ center and fairgrounds.   More...

Fire destroys Coulterville home

On March 28, at 2 p.m., Mariposa’s emergency communication center received a report of a structure fire at 5589 Greeley Hill Road in Coulterville. Upon arrival of the first fire units they found the home fully engulfed in fire.  More...

From the Archives

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

Fire Safe Council offers free program

The mission of the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council is to preserve Mariposa County’s natural and manmade resources by mobilizing all Mariposans to make their homes, neighborhoods, and communities fire safe.  More...

Summer camp applications open

Summer camp applications are now available from the Coulterville Odd Fellows Lodge. More...

MSO to perform in town and Park

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra's (MSO) spring concerts will feature exciting predominantly contemporary music and a remarkable guest soloist on Saturday, April 21 in Mariposa and Sunday, April 22 in Yosemite National Park's famed Ahwahnee Hotel.&nbs More...

Tom McClintock speaks in Mariposa

Mariposa Patriots will welcome Congressman Tom McClintock on Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m. at the VFW Hall in Mariposa (corner of Highway 140 and 49 North). More...

Golden Agers host bingo

Anyone over 18 is invited to Golden Agers Bingo at the Senior Center on Spriggs Lane on the first Friday of each month.  Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. There are pull tabs and big pots. More...

Habitat store offers deals, raises funds

Used items like doors, desks, windows, ceiling lights, cabinets, fencing and other items are available at a new twicemonthly sale that benefits Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County.  There are deals to be found at the event.  More...

Breakfast raises funds for campers

On May 19, the Coulterville Odd Fellows will be having a breakfast and raffle from 7 to 10 a.m. at the lodge located at 5030 Main Street in historic Coulterville. More...

Power of Pink raises funds

What do you get when you cross two chiefs, a fire boot, the color pink and a blood drive? The answer: A dedicated pair of Mariposa County Fire Department (MCFD) leaders that support the efforts or their member’s ambitions. More...

JCF Spring Fling planned for April 21

The annual Spring Fling fundraiser by the John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers will be held April 21 and will be held at the Senior Center on Spriggs Lane.  Doors open at 9 a.m. for craft sales. More...

Events raise funds for Butterfly Festival

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival is quickly approaching, and there are two new fundraisers in the works to help support this event.  On Friday, April 6 from 4 to 8 p.m., Pizza Factory will be donating 10 percent of proceeds from food and drink sa More...

Short story class offered in Mariposa

The Mariposa County Arts Council’s short story writing class will begin on Wednesday, May 9, at 6 p.m. Early registration is $40, after April 25 it is $60 for six weeks of instruction. More...

Curry landfill record available

The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the availability for public review of documents comprising the Administrative Record File for the selection of remedial action at the Curry Landfill Site, located in Yosemite National Park.  More...

Thank you

Ewing Wing residents and staff wish to thank everyone for making our annual fundraiser, the Four Seasons Dinner, a huge success again--in spite of snow and rain. More...

Park offers tips on avoiding bear trouble

Yosemite officials are warning residents and visitors that bears are awake and hungry. With low precipitation over the winter, natural foods such as grasses may be harder for bears to find. More...

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