October 11, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

SPCA offers pet Halloween safety tips

Halloween is near and while it's a fun time for children and adults alike, it's also a time for pet owners to keep their pets safe and happy. The SPCA of Mariposa County offers a few tips to do just that during this Halloween.  More...

New ‘Gold Rush’ takes a sinister turn

It appears the Gold Rush may not be over--although the “prospectors” have turned to shady tactics to “mine” their fortunes.  More...

Deputies make marijuana bust

On Sept. 27, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Detectives investigated a marijuana garden located on a private parcel in the 3000 block of Live Oak Road. Victor M. More...

Board meets newest deputy

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors was introduced to the sheriff’s department’s newest officer. Arthur (right) is one of the department’s canines. More...

Helping Habitat

From left, Robin Sickles, Elly Carney and Betty Oliver dine at Pop’s Cafe last week during a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County. More...

Orchestra begins 11th season

A scary favorite from the film “Fantasia,” a larcenous bird, a classic of horror movies and a symphony many musiclovers regard as Dvorák’s greatest. And no, it’s not his famed “New World” Symphony. More...

Recycled art featured at craft fair

Hats and masks stitched from worn out leather jackets, tableware transformed into wind chimes, delicate butterflies metamorphosed from water bottles, dresses designed from table linens, one-of-a-kind scrap metal sculpture— these are just some o More...

Art will return to Pizza Factory

When the devastating fire of May 11 destroyed the Mariposa Pizza Factory and adjoining businesses, little survived. Gone is the colorful mural on the exterior wall that welcomed everyone to Mariposa. More...

MCHS alumnus appointed to board

Governor Christine Gregoire of Washington recently appoint Mark “Bubba” Scott to the Washington State Public Works Board. Scott is the water systems manager for Pen Oreille PUD.  More...

Market ends on Oct. 24

The last Mariposa Farmer’s Market date has been changed to Wednesday, Oct. 24.   More...

Burns addresses Watershed issues

The Upper Merced River Watershed Council announces a half-day class at the water’s edge featuring the macroinvertebrates of the Merced River. The community can join the council and Dr. More...

Fuller completes basic training

Dan and Jennifer Fuller have announced that their son, Philip Fuller, has completed 13 weeks of basic training from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. More...

Sal Maccarone’s How Art Shapes Our Lives

Renaissance to Baroque

Beginning early in the 14th century, the western world, (which did not include the Americas), was just coming back to intellectual life. While leaving the middle ages behind, a cultural movement known as the Renaissance was taking hold in Europe. More...

Mosher visits local Rotarians

Dr. Chuck Mosher, Mariposa County Health Officer, discussed issues surrounding disease and accidents with Rotary this last week. It is ironic that the more rare the disease or the more exotic the accident, the more it interests us. More...

Concert set in Coulterville

Everyone is invited to the Coulterville Park for a free concert on Friday, Oct. 26. The audience can rock out to great bands like The Lacks, Colton & Zara, Imari Tones and more. More...

AAUW welcomes JCF board candidates

The community can meet the candidates who are running for the John C. Fremont Hospital District Board of Directors. More...

Yosemite Valley gets a ‘new’ postmaster

The Yosemite National Park Valley post office has a new postmaster, but he certainly isn't an unfamiliar face. More...

County restores its personnel director post

For the first time in many years, Mariposa County will have a personnel director. The board of supervisors approved adding the position at its Oct. More...

Park Facelift yields 20,000 pounds of trash

Approximately 1,150 Yosemite Facelift volunteers collected approximately 5,000 pounds of litter and 15,000 pounds of concrete, asphalt, and other large trash, at the ninth annual Yosemite Facelift event in Yosemite National Park. More...

Woman booked for elder abuse

A Mariposa woman has been arrested for elder abuse after she and the woman she cared for were in a physical altercation.  According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, Lana Gorham was arrested following a call on Oct. More...

Park honors volunteers

Yosemite National Park conducted the third annual Yosemite Volunteer Awards Ceremony to recognize outstanding volunteers who have donated their time, talent, and skills to protect and preserve Park resources and provide service to Park visitors. More...

Farm Bureau prepares for its annual dinner

The Mariposa County Farm Bureau will hold its annual dinner and auction on Saturday, Oct. 13, in building A at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. DJ Ted Dwyer will be providing the musical entertainment.  More...

Club holds meeting

Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. at the senior center.  There will be a business meeting followed by a field trip to the pumpkin patch in Jerseydale. Members will carpool. More...

Clean-up helps area rivers, creeks

On Sept. 15, more than 3,000 volunteers at 30 different river locations removed 43,397 pounds of trash and 53,310 pounds of recyclables on 202 miles of river. More...

Santa’s Bazaar set

The John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers will hold their Annual Santa’s Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  More...

Gathering Days set for next weekend

The Wassama Roundhouse Association and California State Parks invites the public to the 25th Annual Gathering Days on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Wassama Roundhouse State Historic Park. More...

MCRCD hosts 42nd plant sale

Mariposa County Resource Conservation District has announced its 42nd annual native tree, plant and seed sales, Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds Ag building as well as in Coulterville Park on Saturday, Nov. More...

Methodist Church hosts shred-it day

The Mariposa United Methodist Church is hosting a community shred-it and fall clean-up day.  It will be held Sat., Oct. 13. Shredding takes place from 10 a.m. More...

Correction

In the Oct. 4 edition of the GAZETTE, Sheila Hill’s name was left off the Mariposa County Unified School District employee recognition story. She should have been honored for 20 years of service.   More...

Volunteers show some love in Coulterville

On Saturday, Sept. 29, the town of Coulterville was a busy place. Close to 50 volunteers came out on that day to show love and pride for their little Gold Rush town. More...

DMV adds question to licensing process

Teenagers seeking driver’s licenses will be armed with more information when asked one question by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) which has nothing to do with driving.  More...

Mariposa RCD invites participation

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) invites interested citizens to participate as associate directors.  MCRCD founded in the 1950’s, is a special district under California Public Resources Code, Division 9. More...

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