April 26, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

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...

Members of GAZETTE make marks on CNPA

Two members of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE are making a mark with the California Newspaper Publishers’ Assocation (CNPA) this year. More...

Construction starts on Ashworth turn lane

Caltrans began the construction of the turn lane on Highway 49 South at Ashworth Road on Tuesday. The project could cause some delays for drivers.  The area has long been a concern of drivers and residents.   More...

PG&E is top solar utility

A new survey by the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) ranks Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) as the nation’s top electric utility in the amount of solar power added to its system in 2011. More...

SDSU film crews converges on Midpines

Two weekends ago students from San Diego State University’s Motion Picture Department came to Mariposa County to film “Couples Retreat,” a thriller. More...

DNC announces management changes

Delaware North Companies (DNC) Parks and Resorts at Yosemite has announced two senior management changes in its lodging division. More...

Concert raises funds for Memorial

The Mariposa County Arts Council presents “Steel Imagination Band” with classic rock tunes from the 60’s, 70's, 80's, and 90's. More...

Tire amnesty continues this week

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 21 at the Mariposa County Landfill and Recycling Center, 5593 Hwy 49 North. More...

Coyote Howl is weeks away

The 27th Annual Coyote Howl and Car Show is just a few short weeks away. There are still a few days left to sign on as a sponsor or to obtain a booth, join the parade or enter the car show.  More...

CASA receives national certification

CASA of Mariposa County has just been awarded certification by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association. More...

Oil can be recycled locally

There are many reasons to recycle used motor oil. More...

Book sale takes place next week

The Friends of the Library’s semi-annual book sale is once again happening the first weekend in May. The sale starts on Thursday, May 3, beginning at 1 p.m. and closing at 6 p.m.  More...

Otwell’s students create

On April 10, Mariposa artist Penny Otwell helped Rotary volunteers create paintings for this year’s Small Wonders Art Drawing. More...

Wine and chocolate event raises funds

John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation and Savory’s is holding a “Wine and Chocolate at Savory’s Restaurant” fundraising get-together.  The date is Wednesday, May 2, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person.  More...

MCRCD holds range management workshop

Ranching, the agricultural tradition embedded in Mariposa County’s history, is a keystone in this pastoral setting’s economic engine. More...

Lincoln’s address

A Civil War reenactor portrays President Abraham Lincoln, flanked by a Union officer, at last weekend’s Las Mariposas Civil War Days held on the Long Ranch in Mariposa. More...

Mothers’ Day breakfast planned

Residents can give Mom the day off by taking her to the Coulterville History Center’s Mothers’ Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 13. More...

Living with fire workshop planned

For those residing in the foothills, sustainable landscaping incorporates particular attention to the annual danger of wildfire. As the dry season approaches, it behooves everyone to take steps to reduce the risk of catastrophe.   More...

County Fire issues annual report

The Mariposa County Fire Department has issued its annual report of activities for 2011. Chief Jim Wilson said it was an “outstanding year of accomplishment” for members of his department.  More...

Park marks Earth Day

On April 21, Yosemite National Park celebrated Earth Day with a host of activities. Visitors enjoyed summer like weather and took advantage of free admission into the Park. More...

Program helps victims of crimes learn rights

Crime doesn’t discriminate. Criminals don’t care about race, economic status or gender. Victims may feel alienated and shut off from the community, no matter who they are.  More...

Food helps open Butterfly Festival

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival invites all adults to come and enjoy an evening out at the Butterfly Festival’s “Taste of Mariposa.” This venue offers the best sampling of tasty treats from area eateries amidst a sea of butterfly dé More...

Yosemite Clinic takes drugs back

The Yosemite Medical Clinic and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will accept unwanted prescription drugs from members of the public on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

The Earth Day Essay Contest were honored

The Earth Day essay contest winners were honored at the board of supervisors’ meeting on Tuesday morning. More...

Soroptimist gets its newest member

Soroptimist International of Mariposa has inducted into its club new member Linda Myers. More...

Museum holds open house and quilt show

The Mariposa Museum and History Center will hold an open house and quilt show on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Chamber hosts candidates’ night

It was standing room only as well over 50 local residents turned out for the meet the District 2 candidates’ night hosted by the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce on April 17 at Coulterville’s Old Schoolhouse.  More...

Mental Health Board meets

The Mariposa County Mental Health Board will meet on Thursday, May 3 at noon in the Human Services Building. The building is located at 5362 Lemee Lane, off Highway 49 North.   More...

Teams can enter Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mariposa is just around the corner. 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...

Alzheimer’s is topic of program

Dementia and Alzheimer’s are diseases that pose many challenges for the patients and for their caregivers. A wellness program will provide information about these diseases, about the care involved, and resources available in Mariposa. More...

Fire station bids will start over

Mariposa County will reissue the call for bids to build the Fish Camp and Midpines Fire Stations. The board of supervisors approved the plan on Tuesday after all submitted bids came in well over budget.  More...

Williams talks election with club

The Mariposa Democratic Club hosted Keith Williams, Registrar of Voters for Mariposa County, on April 14.  More...

Muir Tour offered

The Mariposa County History Center is offering the first “Young John Muir” tour of the season on Saturday, May 12. More...

Cemetery begins sign-ups for program

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...

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