August 23, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Local event raises funds for World Access Project

Richard and Ophelia McInturff spent nearly a year organizing the first World Access Project (WAP) Fundraiser in Mariposa. The goal was to provide the disabled in Mexico with wheelchairs and other mobility devices to help them gain independence. More...

Yosemite marks NPS 96th birthday

Yosemite National Park will celebrate the 96th birthday of the National Park Service (NPS) by holding a series of activities focused on “What NPS rangers do” on Saturday, Aug. 25. More...

Conservancy to fund youth programs

An innovative program that inspires underserved children to care for the outdoors using photography as a teaching tool and another that encourages teenagers to seek careers as environmental stewards though hands-on internships are among nine new and More...

Cann addresses Democratic Club

The Mariposa Democratic Club hosted Kevin Cann, District 4 Mariposa County Supervisor, at its meeting on Aug. 11 where he discussed HR 3640.  Cann covered many points, but some stood out to club members.  More...

Oaks are stressed by drought

Most California native plants have evolved strategies to prevent losing moisture during the long, hot months of summer. More...

Road work planned

Mariposa County Road Division will be doing construction on Triangle Road between Tip Top Road and Highway 49 South from Aug. 27 to 30.  Work will take place from 7 a.m to 5 p.m.   The road may be temporarily closed. More...

Rotarians learn about water issue

The International H2O Collaboration is a partnership between Rotary International and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). It is supported in part by the Rotary Foundation. More...

Contest seeks nimble fingers

On Monday, Sept. 3, there will be the nimble fingers contest at the Mariposa County Fair. This year it will be scheduled at 1:30 p.m. More...

Cells available to non-profits

Mariposa County Human Services has 30 older model cell phones to donate to any non-profit organizations on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested non-profit organizations are to contact Kathleena Jost at 742-0924 by close of business on Aug. More...

Season ends for Mariposa Evenings

Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings, sponsored by The Mariposa County Arts Council, presents the last opportunity this summer to enjoy a weekend of music with The Figments on Friday, Aug. More...

Feathers, scales and fur are here

The GAZETTE’S wild animal feature continues this week.  Keeping a camera handy is the key to capturing local animals on digital memory cards. More...

Flea market set

Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds is hosting a flea market on Oct. 6 at the fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  It is being held in conjunction with the Mariposa County Contractors’ Association Home Show, which takes place from 9 a.m. More...

LOCAL HISTORY

Huell Howser moment for county came 10 years ago

Huell Howser, the folksy, much-imitated travelogue host, pulled into Mariposa County 10 years ago this month.  With videographer Cameron Tucker, the pair spent 10 days producing seven episodes for a special Yosemite Week.  More...

Park marks 15th annual apple picking

Black bear – human incidents in Yosemite National Park have been reduced approximately 90 percent since 1998 (an incident is defined as an interaction between a bear and a person or property). More...

Mariposa Magic

Magician Scot Violette, also known as Professor Algernon, gets help from audience members Rebecca Chenoweth (left) and Clarice Hightower (right) at last Saturday’s fundraiser for Mariposa&rsquo More...

Good deals

Al Johnson of Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County stands with Mernie Mari (left) and Julie Michel (right) at a recent warehouse sale for the charity. More...

Sal Maccarone’s How Art Shapes Our Lives

Art Deco

Born in the 1920’s in reaction to the somberness of the First World War, the Art Deco style was opulent and prolific. More...

New members join Soroptimist chapter

Soroptimist International of Mariposa has inducted into its club new members Debbie Lester, Judy Mueller and Linda Murdock. More...

‘Sharks’ group holding August reunion in town

A group of traveling companions who call themselves the Sharks are holding a 50-year reunion in Mariposa this month.  The five buddies and entrepreneurs go back to 1962, when they owned and operated a college nightclub in Hawaii. More...

Wire Ranch wins big at state fair

Wire Ranch on Darrah Road in Mariposa attended the California State Fair July 2012 with their St. Croix Sheep. Bill and Marilyn Wire and other members of the family entered registered St. More...

DFG answers questions

OFFICER  Question: I’d like to try some cottontail rabbit hunting but hear they may carry some kind of disease. Is this true? If so, is this anything to be concerned about and what precautions should I take?  More...

Coarsegold holds its Peddlers’ Fair

The 29th annual Coarsegold Peddlers Market will again be hosted by the Coarsegold Historic Village over Labor Day Weekend, Friday, Aug. 31 thru Monday Sept. More...

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