November 1, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

TECHNOLOGY

Google to add Yosemite trails to online database

Sometime soon, Yosemite hikers may encounter Silicon Valley nerds lugging 40-pound cameras up and down the Park’s trails.  Park-lovers may debate the need for such imagery, but Mountain View-based Google plans to offer it to screen-gazing More...

Veterans’ Day ceremony set

The children of Mariposa have grown up with memories of the traditional Veterans’ Day Ceremony which they plan each year for the veterans of their town.  More...

Oil can be recycled locally

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Soroptimist seeks award applicants

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is seeking applicants for three awards to be granted to women in the community. More...

Cinderella comes to Sonora

Step in to a bright, beautiful world this holiday season, as Sierra Repertory Theater (SRT) presents a beloved family classic, filled with great music, zany characters and a heart-melting story of true love. More...

Muir Center launches Web site

John Muir Geotourism Center (JMGC) has announced the launch of the redesigned JohnMuir.US Web site. 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...

SCIENCE & EDUCATION

Less than half of young adults call galaxy home

Less than half of Generation X can identify Earth’s home in the universe, a spiral galaxy, according to a University of Michigan report.  Alarmingly, there was a strong gender gap in correct responses. More...

Soroptimist group plans craft fair

A big, two-day craft show is set for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Mariposa Fairgrounds on Fairgrounds Drive. On Friday, Nov. 30, the show will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday, Dec. 1, it is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Forest Service eases burn restrictions

The US Forest Service has announced that due to shorter days, cooler weather, and higher humidity, fire restrictions in effect by forest order are lifted within the moderate and high hazard areas of the Stanislaus National Forest (NF). 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...

Community says ‘BOO’

The annual Halloween blowout at the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort attracted a host of zombies, ghouls and other cool costumes last Saturday night.  The event attracts crowds of masked revelers each year to what may be the biggest Halloween More...

All Souls Day celebration set

Hornitos, once a lively gold town of 12,000 souls now drowses in the foothills, a reminder of when the town was full of gold miners seeking their fortunes.  Once a year on Nov. More...

A carmounted Google Street View unit visited Mariposa and surrounding areas last month to update local imagery.

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MCUSD thanks Levesque

Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent Aaron Rosander (left) presents Linda Levesque with a plaque of appreciation from the board of trustees at their meeting on Oct. 25. More...

Fashion event of the season

Area models will be showing local fashions from Mariposa during the AAUW fashion show. 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...

Audubon program focuses on the ‘Soul of Yosemite’

Perhaps no national park stirs in its legion of aficionados stronger passion, emotional connection and devotion than Yosemite. More...

Conservancy expands fundraising

Yosemite Conservancy, the only philanthropic organization dedicated exclusively to the protection and preservation of Yosemite National Park and enhancement of the visitor experience, has announced three major appointments that will expand its fundra More...

Yosemite Rotary hosts wine tasting

Yosemite Rotary's fall Wine Tasting Fundraiser will charge $20 per person to taste fine regional wines from the likes of Stevenot, Quady, Mount Bullion Vineyard, Ciera Wine Cellars, and more. More...

Rei addresses Rotary

Last week Mariposa Rotarians heard from Peter Rei, director of public works for Mariposa County. Rei has been with the county on a permanent basis since mid- November, 2011. More...

Friends of NRA slate dinner

The Mariposa Friends of NRA committee invites everyone to its third annual dinner and auction on Saturday, Nov. 10. Doors open at 5 p.m. at the Mariposa Fairgrounds in Building B.  Tickets are $45/each. More...

CASA plans for volunteer training

Anyone can act on their interest in helping foster children by becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).  More...

Crafters plan for 28th boutique

The Mariposa Crafters are planning for their 28th annual Christmas Boutique to be held Friday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Pumpkin portraits

There were some pretty impressive jack-o-lanterns around town on Halloween. More...

Yosemite Park issues fire prevention tips

Yosemite National Park fire officials have issued a reminder to all residents, visitors and employees that fire season is not over, and pile burning restrictions remain in effect throughout the Park. More...

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