April 12, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

DFG returns bear cubs to the wild

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has completed its 2012 yearling bear release program by returning six orphaned cubs to the wild where they were born. 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...

Candidates face public scrutiny in election bids

In what some people term “the silly season,” local election conversations are heating up. There are a good number of candidates in two of Mariposa County’s supervisorial districts, and competition is becoming a little fierce.  More...

AAUW hosts candidates’ nights

The Mariposa American Association of University Women sponsored a candidates forum on April 4 for the District 2 supervisorial candidates. More...

From the Archives

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

Author has thoughts for Yosemite planners

BOOKS & IDEAS

Barbara J. Moritsch will read from her book, “The Soul of Yosemite: Finding, Defending, and Saving the Valley's Sacred Wild Nature” on Saturday.  More...

Shelton Johnson goes to Washington

Mariposa resident Shelton Johnson visited Washington, D.C. on March 28 to attend an event sponsored by the National Parks Conservation Association. More...

Flea market planned

Cathey’s Valley Historical Society will sponsor a flea market on Saturday, April 21 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Little Schoolhouse, in the park near McCay Hall. Proceeds go to Adopt-A-Plot program at the cemetery. More...

Breakfast benefits Rebekahs’ member

On Sunday, April 15 the Rebekahs will be serving breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall on the main street of La Grange. More...

April is the month to be aware of invasive pests

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FCA aims to help the community

The Folk Culture Awareness Group, (FCA) has been developed in Mariposa to provide a self-sustaining lifestyle option for the community. More...

Mental health board meets

The Mariposa County Mental Health Board will be meeting on Thursday, April 19 at noon in the Human Services Building. The building is located at 5362 Lemee Lane, off Highway 49 North.   More...

Wood cutting season opens in SNF

Firewood cutting and gathering season in the Sierra National Forest is open April 1 to Nov. More...

Cancer survivor pictures needed

Kathy Hollan is working on a project for Relay for Life, and she needs pictures of cancer survivors. More...

El Portal plans for its 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...

Butterfly hat contest opens registration

It’s time to “embrace your inner butterfly” and get imaginative and start creating decorative hats for the Mariposa Butterfly Hat Contest, 2012. More...

Art class benefits Ethos Youth Center

The community can join renowned artist Cathy Crandell for a full day of art lessons and activities. The workshop will take place at the beautiful Flaming Heart retreat center above Mariposa.  More...

Veterans’ jobs act introduced in Senate

Congressman Denham’s Veteran Skills to Jobs Act was introduced in the Senate by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and cosponsored by U.S. Sens. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). More...

Bee study prompts insecticide concern

BUZZ BUSINESS

An informal survey suggests that local honeybees are alive and thriving—despite a recent study that links worldwide bee decline to a common insecticide.  Last spring, Mariposa hives grew so crowded that they swarmed spontaneously—loo More...

Yosemite Village Store reopens

Delaware North Companies (DNC) Parks and Resorts at Yosemite President Dan Jensen led a community event and ribbon cutting ceremony on April 3, to celebrate the completion of a $1.15 million dollar eco-friendly remodel of the Village Store, which ser More...

Devine talks with Rotarians

Teaching with "classroom materials supplied by Mother Nature" is the underlying theme, and their use is the goal of the Yosemite Conservancy. More...

Road work causes delays

Mariposa County Public Works will be doing construction work on Woodland Drive through April 30. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Temporary lane closures will take place from 7 a.m. More...

WIC promotes healthy lifestyle

Helping pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children maintain healthy habits is the goal of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. More...

First sheriff is topic of program

Northside museum docent and historian, Clint Milani, presents a costume reenactment inspired by the life of Mariposa's first sheriff on Sunday, April 15 at the Mariposa Museum and History Center.  More...

Bear Club hosts show

The Mountain Bear Fan Club, a subordinate chapter of the non-profit organization "Good Bears of the World," is hosting a teddy bear and doll show in Oakhurst on April 21 and 22.  The show will be at the Masonic Lodge at 40216 Highway 49 in Oakhu More...

Art Hop flourishes

Visitors can “hop” from venue to venue on Saturday, April 14 starting at 5 pm. They can meet and view works of art by local artists, enjoy refreshments and live music. More...

Rotary to honor St. Denis in June

The community can join the Mariposa Rotary Club in honoring Richard St. Denis, a "top ten" 2011 CNN Hero. On June 16, local volunteers will recognize the accomplishments of St. Denis at a concert in his honor.  More...

Groups sought for Katerpillar Kids

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival is seeking any non-profit 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...

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...

Caltrans safety upgrades save lives

In 2010, traffic fatalities in California declined to their lowest level since 1944, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. From a peak of 5,504 in 1987, fatalities fell to 2,715 in 2010. More...

SFBA opens its bee-saving hotline

Local volunteers at the Sierra Foothill Beekeeping Association are once again gearing up to save wild honeybee swarms throughout Mariposa County.  More...

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