September 6, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Blazin’ Hog is right around corner

“Folks, we’re having a barbecue competition. So far we have 11 teams signed up, and we always get more in the two weeks before the event,” said David Jefford, one of the Blazin’ Hog event organizers.  More...

YOSEMITE PARK

Report: NPS warned about hantavirus in 2010

The National Park Service was warned in 2010 that efforts should be stepped up to inspect for rodents in Yosemite and prevent them from entering areas where people sleep, says a report titled “Preventing Vector-Borne Diseases in National Parks More...

Flight of Mercy

A helicopter operated by the National Park Service responded to a fatality that occurred near Nevada Fall on Sunday. More...

Sorority donates to Relay for Life

Capping 14 years of the sorority’s fundraising in support of cancer research, the Mariposa chapter of Beta Sigma Phi delivered its check in the amount of $810 to Kathy Foster of the American Cancer Society.  More...

Wood delivery is available to seniors

The Mariposa County Department of Community Services, located at the Mariposa Senior Activity Center in collaboration with the Mariposa County Fire Department, Mt. More...

Road work causes delays

Mariposa County Road Division will be doing construction on Mt. Bullion Cutoff from Sept. 4 to Oct. 12.  Crews will be working from 7 a.m. More...

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4-H Clubs enroll new members

4-H is a youth development program of the University of California Cooperative Extension which is collaboration between federal, state, and county governments. More...

Master Gardeners talk fire safety for homeowners

A discarded cigarette started a fire near Tollhouse Aug. 11, temporarily closing Highway 168, threatening 200 homes and resulting in evacuation orders. More...

Bobcats to turkeys featured

The GAZETTE’S wild animal feature continues this week.  Submissions for this space continue to trickle in from readers. More...

Road work affects Ben Hur

Mariposa County Road Division will be doing construction on Ben Hur Road at the location of the December, 2010 slide from Sept. 4 to Oct. 5.   Crews will be working from 7 a.m. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Aug. 27: A skunk was in a cat trap on Mariposa Street. •An ongoing problem with loose dogs was reported on Snow Creek Road. •Dogs were attacking goats on Snow Creek Road. •There was a domestic dispute on Yaqui Gulch Road.  More...

11 YEARS AFTER

Ambitious 9-11 memorial to be unveiled on Tuesday

Mariposa will have one of the biggest memorials commemorating the Sept. 11 attacks of any small town in America when local volunteers unveil their work on Tuesday.  The ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Art Park on Sept. 11.  More...

Carjacker gets eight years and two strikes

The man who pleaded guilty to his part in last year’s attempted car jacking of a local woman and her daughter has been formally sentenced. Joe Jesus Villasenor will spend eight years in state prison. More...

Tomato Fest plans for a lot of activities

Residents can join in all the fun at the Tomato Fest Sept. 29 and 30. First there are contests. Now is the time to enter the haiku contest, the tomato art contest, the jingle contes, and send in an application for the salsa contest. More...

Residents can help spruce up parkway

Mariposa County will hold the Mariposa Creek Parkway Cleanup on Sept. 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. Volunteers will converge on the creek to remove dried vegetation, broken bottles and other debris along the creekbed.  More...

Catnip seeks return of traps

Anyone who has borrowed a trap or carrier from the Catnip Society and forgot to return it, can bring it to Sherri’s Frame Shop at 4994 Seventh Street or call 966-3170.   More...

LOCAL CLIMATE

Muggy summer evenings could foreshadow future

If you thought this summer was muggier than normal— get used to it, recent research suggests. Future decades will see more humid heatwaves— and the moist warmth will stick around at night, scientists say. More...

Before the battle

The Kirby Derby team sponsored by Chukchansi Gold Casino of Coarsegold was named Best-Looking Car in Show at Saturday evening’s Destruction Derby event. More...

Fish & Game answers questions

Question: There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding crossbow hunting in California. Are they legal for archery season? Some say only for handicapped hunters. Some say they are totally illegal for any game hunting whatsoever.  More...

CASA plans for special event

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mariposa County is planning its first annual Night of the Child fiesta dinner on Sept. 15. More...

Sierra Telphone sponsors Patriot Day

Sierra Telephone, located in Oakhurst, would like to invite the public to its annual Patriot Day event on Tuesday Sept. 11, at Sierra Telephone – 49150 Road 426 in Oakhurst.  More...

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