December 13, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Habitat launches new toolbox fund

Dr. Tim Barnes, who recently donated $500 for Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County’s new tool fund, is willing to donate another $500 if that total can be matched by other donations from the community.  More...

BUILDING COMMUNITY

Habitat home is seeking a family

Mariposa County’s Habitat for Humanity chapter is approaching a milestone in the group’s history. The year 2013 will see the charity raise its second home for a partner family. More...

McDonald pleads to possession of kiddie porn

A Mariposa man has pleaded no contest to possession of obscene matter, a misdemeanor. Brian McDonald, 53, entered a plea agreement in Mariposa County Superior Court on Nov. 29.  More...

Board recognizes Dr. Mosher with reception

A public reception to recognize Dr. Charles Mosher, retiring public health officer of Mariposa County, will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 18, in the Mariposa County Government Center.  More...

Lions plan crab feed

The Mariposa Lions Club will have its annual crab fee on Feb. 2, 2013, at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Take-outs will be available from 5 to 6 p.m. The no-host bar opens at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. More...

In Brief

Soroptimist plans for closet   The Soroptimist Club is planning to have its Elegant Dress Closet program again. It will be held March 9, 2013.  This year, it will be held at New Life Christian Church on Cole Road. More...

Coat drive underway

As the weather gets colder, the need for warm water-proof coats grows. More...

Mariposa author reads on public radio

A family travels into the dramatic beauty of the Amazon headwaters by way of what has been called “the most dangerous road in the world.” What awaits them includes a spectacular thunderstorm and ghosts from the 16th century. More...

Scouts ring bells

The Boy Scout Troop 94 will be ringing bells and collecting money for the Salvation Army donation kettle on Saturday, Dec. 22 at Pioneer Market, 5034 Coakley Circle.  More...

Not By Bread Alone Outreach Ministries

1 John 3:18-19   “Dear children let us stop just saying we love eachother; let us really show it by our actions. More...

Correction

Mariposa County’s Cathey’s Valley Community Plan (CVCP) does not include an option for propertyowners or developers to create community sewer systems for entire subdivisions. The detail was reported incorrectly in the Dec. More...

Audubon plans for Christmas bird counts

The National Audubon Society’s (NAS) 113th Christmas Bird Count (CBC), an annual international bird census that began on Christmas Day in 1900 and now numbers more than 1,500 individual counts, will be held between Dec. 14, and Jan. More...

Accused murderers make court appearance

The three men accused of killing Gerald Fontes of Madera appeared in Mariposa County Superior Court on Dec. 4. More...

State rejects fire fee redeterminations

Some residents who were hopeful that the State of California may refund their fire fee are now having those hopes squashed. The state has begun issuing letters of rejection to those who filed a petition for determination.  More...

Three injured in Nevada accident

Eric and Kelly Vogel of Mariposa are used to late night emergency calls. More...

For the Season

Local artist John D’Arcy put the finishing touches on Christmas-themed art at Mariposa’s Fitness Zone gym last week. More...

Donations matched

Businessowner Mary Ann Porter (right) is starting a matching donation program for gift certificates redeemable at her Kid’s Thrift Store in Bootjack. More...

Audubon presentation will feature Yosemite’s Sky Islands

The alpine zone at the crest of the Sierra Nevada is the highest-elevation ecosystem in California. More...

Short story class begins in January

The Mariposa County Arts Council will be offering a six-week short story writing workshop, led by published author C.B. Mosher starting this January. More...

Legion raises funds

Happy Burger Diner and American Legion Post 567 are teaming up on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. More...

How does prayer work?

Do you ever wonder whether prayer works? There’s an intriguing thing that took place a little over 3,000 years ago. It helps explain why God answers prayer and why He sometimes says “no.”  More...

Open Invitation

This special section of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE is available to Mariposa County religious and spiritual leaders to share their individual messages. More...

How Art Shapes Our Lives

The Columbian Exposition

It is always entertaining to try and imagine what the world will be like a century from now. More...

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