November 15, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Barnes helps Habitat start filling tool chest

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County has received a donation from local dentist, Dr. Tim Barnes. More...

MCUSD considers developer fee increase

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees will consider an item at tonight’s meeting that could mean the cost of building a home is going up. More...

It’s time to choose Mariposa’s ‘best’

One of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE’S most popular contests is ready to begin. Mariposa County’s Best of the Best gets under way this week.  More...

POKER TOURNAMENT

Delays force group to move fundraiser

Promoters of the Texas Hold’Em poker tournament and dinner have announced that due to delays at the state level regarding required gaming permits the event will be delayed until Jan. 12.  More...

Holiday prompts deadline changes

The upcoming Thanksgiving holiday has prompted some deadline changes for the MARIPOSA GAZETTE.  Classified ads for the Nov. 22 edition must be submitted by Monday, Nov. 19 at noon. That is a day earlier than the normal deadline.  More...

MCF grant deadline nears

The Mariposa Community Foundation has announced the second cycle of the 2012 grant program for nonprofit organizations in the County of Mariposa. Eligible organizations are those with IRS Code Section 501(c)(3), or applied for, status. More...

Hilk talks news at museum program

Local history researcher, Tom Hilk, is the guest speaker sharing "Gleanings from the Newspapers" for the November program at the Mariposa Museum and History Center on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 pm.  More...

Superbowl crowd boosts local economy

Thousands of people came to Mariposa last weekend for the annual Trans Valley Youth Football League superbowl games. More...

Diabetes is topic for club

Managing diabetes, and all of the changes your physician has suggested, is hard enough most days, but during the holidays when so much tempting food is available, what is the best way to handle it?  The community can join Chery Davis, MA, CHES, More...

Serving those who served

Above, veterans and their families enjoy the free spaghetti dinner at the VFW Post last Friday night. More...

Allen helps JCF Volunteers

Kristina Allen (left) helped at the recent John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers’ Santa’s Bazaar. At the end of the Bazaar, she surprised the group with her personal donation of $278. More...

America’s next top model

Mariposa County High School teacher Bryan Starchman traded in his director’s chair for the makeshift “runway” at the Mariposa County Government Center. More...

Goin’ fishing

Bob Brown, the county’s outgoing district attorney, was honored at Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting along with wife JoAnn. More...

CCC begins holiday planning

Members of the Coulterville Community Club (CCC) have inventoried supplies and have compiled a list of all of the food and supplies needed for this year’s holiday dinner, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Old Schoolhouse.  More...

Manna House begins holidays

This is the 28th year that Manna House of Mariposa County has provided Christmas groceries for those less fortunate in the community. Registration will begin on Monday, Nov. 19 at Manna House, just above Happy Burger. More...

Superstorm Sandy hits close to home

Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast two weeks ago. For most residents of Mariposa County, it was tragic enough just to watch the destruction in the news.  More...

Residence sustains fire damage

Last Friday morning, firefighters responded to a residential structure fire in the 5100 block of Cole Road. More...

PARK EXCHANGE

Jordan visitor calls Yosemite a classroom

For Nasser Al Zawideh, Yosemite National Park is a world away from the desert of southern Jordan.  For the past four weeks, Al Zawideh has hung out with Yosemite staffers to learn about a range of issues that affect parks.  It’s been More...

Shackelton chosen to lead UCM environmental preserve

The effort to create a natural reserve out of nearly 6,000 acres adjacent to UC Merced has been jump-started by the hiring of two people to share the management duties.  More...

Never too chilly for a cold one

The owners of Prospectors Brewery (right) chat with patrons at the Harvest Festival on Saturday evening. More...

Coat drive begins

As the weather gets colder and children return to school, the need for warm water-proof coats grows. More...

Patriots meet

John Pero, of the Oakhurst Tea Party, will be speaking on the YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System) issue at the Mariposa Patriots’ next meeting.  More...

Hetch Hetchy measure fails in SF

Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is safe for now-- at least according to voters in San Francisco.  On Nov. 6, voters there rejected Proposition F, which may have led to the removal of the 89-year-old dam. In fact, it was a landslide. More...

Rotary members learn of D.U.D.E.S.

Young Peter McLean, who lives in Oakhurst, spoke to Mariposa Rotarians last week. More...

PERS retirees set meeting

The next regular meeting of the Public Employees Retirees Association (PERS) will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the senior center on Spriggs Lane at noon.  The speaker will be Steve Dahlem, Mariposa County counsel. More...

Stories sought

Yosemite National Park is seeking amateur and professional writers to submit short stories that describe their memories and experiences at Yosemite National Park. More...

Mother Nature dresses up the season

This picture of the Merced River shows just Mother Nature’s “dress up day” after Yosemite Valley got its first dusting of snow late last week. More...

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