January 10, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Area Audubon group releases Christmas Bird Count numbers

Annual Christmas bird counts last month in Mariposa, Oakhurst and Yosemite yielded fewer birds than last year, yet organizers of the three local events nonetheless judged them successful-- and, as always, fun. More...

Mariposa man arrested in Nebraska

A Mariposa man is making an unexpected stay in the state of Nebraska. The Associated Press reported on Jan. More...

Watershed hosts program on meadows

According to the Sierra Foothill Conservancy, when they are healthy the Sierra’s natural meadows are a valuable part of nature’s infrastructure. More...

Kehoe talks about Sandy’s devastation

Mariposa Rotarians heard from fellow member Vince Kehoe this last week. Kehoe grew up on the Rockaway Peninsula, an area inundated by ocean surges when 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast. More...

Butterfly Garden Club holds meeting

Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. More...

Yosemite announces Stewardship plan

Yosemite National Park announces the signing of the Half Dome Trail Stewardship Plan Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). More...

La Grange Odd Fellows serve breakfast

The La Grange Odd Fellows and Rebekahs will continue with their monthly breakfasts, the second and third Sunday of each month from 7 to 11 a.m. at the IOOF Hall on the main street of La Grange.  More...

Master Gardeners set pruning workshop

January is the prime time to prune fruit trees. It helps them stay healthy and encourages the best fruit possible.  More...

4-H plans breakfast

Mariposa 4-H members and leaders have just what everyone needs to give their Valentine a sweetheart pancake breakfast.  On Sunday, Feb. 10, from 7 a.m. More...

PERS retirees set meeting

The next regular meeting of the Public Employees Retirees Association (PERS) will be held on Tuesday, Jan. More...

Collier presents pup to his new partner

Local resident Katelyn Collier contributed time and love in raising a puppy for Guide Dogs for the Blind and was proud to see the dog graduate as a guide in a formal ceremony at the Guide Dog campus in San Rafael on Dec. More...

Landfill closes for holiday

The Mariposa County Landfill and Recycling Center will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 in recognition of Martin Luther King Day. Normal hours of operation are Thursday through Monday from 8 a.m. More...

Dems to discuss YARTS

The Mariposa Democratic Club has announced that Dick Whittington, YARTS transit manager, will be speaking at its meeting on Jan. 12, at 9:45 a.m. at Miner’s Inn Restaurant.  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...

Habitat homebuilding discussed on Saturday

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County will hold a meeting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 at Mariposa Lutheran Church (4469 Highway 49 South) for all who are interested in applying for Habitat’s second home in the county. 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...

Chamber honors those who persevered

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce has chosen its man, woman, business and volunteer of the year. All will be honored at the chamber’s installation and awards dinner on Jan. More...

Met Cinema reaches fundraiser goal

The moviegoing tradition at Oakhurst will go on this year—with the announcement that 3,000 donors have pledged funds to back The Met Cinemas.  Partners James Nelson, Matt Sconce and Keith Walker launched the fundraising effort late last ye More...

Wellness program looks at hypertension

Hypertension, or high blood pressure is a disease that demands your attention. Those who do not take steps to control their blood pressure can risk serious consequences.  More...

Resolving to change: why new year’s goals aren’t met

It’s 10 days into the new year, and statistics show that a good deal of people have already given up on those resolutions they made on Jan. 1. Every January, many people make one or more resolutions, and almost 90 percent of them fail.  More...

TOPS lists ways to get healthier in the new year

It’s the beginning of the New Year, and resolutions abound for many. Losing weight, exercising more frequently, and eating more healthfully are common goals. What if you could do all of the above and save a few dollars at the same time? More...

Fournier honored with society induction

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that Ellie Fournier, of Mariposa was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi - the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. More...

SPCA offers pet winter safety tips

With cold weather still ahead, pets need increased protection from extreme temperatures. They require warm, draft-free shelters, plenty of food and lots of water if they reside outdoors. More...

Coulterville Rebekahs start serving breakfast

Starting in January 2013 the Coulterville Rebekahs will start serving a pancake breakfast on the third Saturday of each month. Breakfast will start at 8 a.m. and continue until 11 a.m. Cost will be $5 for adults and $3 for children.  More...

Kelsey installed to VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary

Andrea Summerlin, Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6042 senior vice, installed new member Marni Kelsey (right) on Dec. 12. More...

Sorority welcomes its newest member

In conjunction with the Delta Nu Iota sorority’s annual Christmas party, President Ann Shedivy and sponsor JoAnn Thistle presided over the pledge ritual for incoming member Linda Carter.  More...

Serving those who serve

Mariposa VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary sisters Linda Mininger and Cynthia Stowell are pictured packing some of the boxes that were recently sent to soldiers. In all, the group sent 13 boxes. More...

If dogs could. . .

If dogs could make New Year’s resolutions, I wonder what resolutions they would make? Perhaps a good one would be the four words I found on a bumper sticker, “Wag more! Bark less!”  More...

Click here for digital edition
2013-01-10 digital edition