August 2, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Clines speaks at Watershed

The Upper Merced River Watershed Council invites the community to a presentation by Sierra National Forest Botanist Joanna Clines on Thursday evening, Aug. 16, at 6 pm in the Bodie Room at the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort. More...

Friends keep fair plans rolling along

In less than one month, the Mariposa County Fair will open. There was a time just a year ago that there was concern that it might not happen because of state budget cuts.  More...

Google zooms in on Yosemite and parks

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Picture a tight left turn on Yosemite's Glacier Point Road where in the east iconic Half Dome suddenly appears against a backdrop of the snowcapped High Sierra.  Or imagine being the only driver on a two-lane asphalt highway as the stark desolat More...

Local favorites return to Evenings

Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings sponsored by The Mariposa County Arts Council, presents this first August weekend, Timberline on Friday, Aug. 3, and Moon in Leo on Saturday, Aug. 4.  More...

Gerken talks speech therapy at Rotary

Speech Pathologist Shelly Gerken spoke to Mariposa Rotary last week. Gerken earned her master’s degree from California State University, Fresno and provides services to Mariposa residents. More...

Mother Lode lodges work together

Members of Mariposa Lodge #39 and Sonora Lodge #10 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows joined together on July 21, for a Three Degree Day. More...

Bass Lake plans annual home tour

The seventh annual Bass Lake Home Tour will take place on Saturday Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Bass Lake Lions Club in conjunction with Bass Lake Realty.  More...

Tomato Fest needs a jingle

The Tomato Fest needs a jingle. Organizers will be having a Tomato Jingle Contest. The tune can be original or borrowed. It has to be under a minute. Creators can use a musical instrument or a cappella is fine too. More...

Butterfly Garden Club installs new officers

At the June meeting of the Butterfly Garden Club, former President Kathy Hart installed the organization’s officers for the 2012-13 year. 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...

Homes are needed for Christmas tour

Christmas in July has long been an old adage for getting folks to think about Christmas in the heat of summer, but for the Mariposa County Friends of the Library (FoL) Committee working on the Christmas Home Tour, it’s something they think abou More...

Yosemite Leadership Program brings young talent to the Park

Ericka Ledesma had never been to Yosemite National Park before a school trip with UC Merced last year. That one trip--and the opportunity to participate in the Yosemite Leadership Program (YLP) changed everything.  More...

Fire starts along Bear Valley Road

A small fire scorched about an acre of land on Bear Valley Road last Friday afternoon. CAL FIRE crews are pictured above during the mop-up operation. More...

Wildlife photo feature debuts

This week, THE GAZETTE puts out a call for wildlife photos—which will run in the paper on a semi-regular basis. More...

La Grange dinner set

It's finally summer and it’s time for the fifth annual La Grange catfish dinner on Saturday Aug. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the IOOF Hall on Main Street, sponsored by the La Grange Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge #65.  More...

Station 25 and EAA serve pancakes Aug. 4

Mt. Bullion Fire Station in partnership with the Experimental Aircraft Asocation, will host a pancake breakfast on Aug. 4 at the Mariposa- Yosemite Airport from 8 to 11 a.m.  The breakfast is open to everyone. More...

Soroptimist recruits new members for club

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is currently recruiting new members and will be holding an informational meeting on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church Parish Hall at Sixth and Bullion Streets. More...

Dems host supervisor

The Mariposa Democratic Club has announced that Kevin Cann, District 4 supervisor, will be speaking at it meeting on Aug. 11 at 9:45 a.m. More...

Pioneer Market backs CASA

CASA of Mariposa recently received another check from Pioneer Market for the receipt program, with Amber Chambers (left), CASA board member/secretary, receiving the check from Pioneer Market employee More...

Devine wins prestigious award

James Devine of Century 21 Sierra Realtors in Mariposa earned the Century 21 International Quality Service Award. More...

River levels continue to fall

The Merced River, shown at the gorge just west of Yosemite Valley, is at an historically low level this year. More...

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