April 11, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Crafts is 2013 Stampede Queen

Crowns, sashes, flowers, buckles and a custom trophy saddle were the theme of the evening as the Chowchilla Western Stampede Committee crowned their 2013 Royalty.  On April 3, at the Chowchilla Fairgrounds, the Chowchilla Western Stampede Commit More...

CALIFORNIA GEOLOGY

Paper revises view of Sierra Nevada origins

A paper published by German and Canadian researchers is revising scientists’ understanding of how the Sierra Nevada formed. More...

Clampers dedicate Elliott Corner

Bill Elliott, 96, was the guest of honor at the April 6 dedication of the Elliott Corner monument. Bill grew up on the Charles Elliott ranch and attended nearby Chowchilla Mountain School. More...

Habitat selects new president

The Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County has elected longtime volunteer Alan Johnson as the group’s new president. More...

Spring Fling set

The John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers are getting ready for another Spring Fling. More...

County offers free oil containers

Mariposa County residents who bring used motor oil and/or filters for recycling to NAPA Auto Parts in Mariposa, Greeley Hill True Value, the Mariposa County Landfill or the Don Pedro Transfer Station can receive a free oil recycling container. More...

TDS offers lifeline

To ensure all Americans have the opportunities and security that phone service offers, Lifeline and Tribal Link-Up are available. Local phone companies, including TDS Telecommunications Corp. More...

Butterfly Garden Club holds meeting

Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April 18 at 1 p.m. More...

Defensible space clearing has begun

The Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) thanks all the residents who have been working on their defensible space projects. More...

Pizza benefits Manna House

Bootjack Pizza Kitchen will hold a benefit for Manna House April 11 through 13. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of all proceeds to Manna House.   More...

Wedding Announcement

Bonnie Bittle and Curtis Henderson were married at the Mariposa County Courthouse on March 29. More...

MCBA slashes taxes

The Mariposa County Business Association (MCBA) will offer tax free days on April 14 and 15. Stores will have eight percent off selected items.  The MCBA is encouraging people to shop locally. More...

4-H clubs plan for MS bike-a-thon

The Mariposa County 4-H citizenship project is planning a bike-a-thon to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society on Sunday, April 21. It is open to the public, and all ages are invited to participate.  More...

Affordability drives local real estate market

The real estate market is picking up all over the nation, and Mariposa County is beginning to see some recovery, too. More...

MCUSD seeks kids in transition

A couple years ago, the State of California changed the eligible dates for students entering kindergarten. For many years, the cut-off for the fifth birthday was Dec. 1. Now, that has changed to Sept. 1.  More...

Gem Show set for this weekend

The Mariposa Gem and Mineral Show is all set to be even bigger and better this year with the addition of outdoor booths and the support of the Mariposa Gem and Mineral Club. The show will take place April 13 and 14.  More...

Festival needs volunteer helpers

Mariposa’s annual Butterfly Festival ushers in three days of family fun during an event that celebrates one of the area’s most iconic natural beauties. More...

Business assistance offered for free

Business owners and individuals in Mariposa County have a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge base of business related skills. More...

BVFD plans for sale and breakfast

It is time for the semiannual Bootjack Volunteers yard sale to be held on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 7 a.m.  Volunteers are collecting usable, saleable items for the sale. More...

Local Rotarians meet Arthur

Last week Mariposa Rotarians met Arthur, a German Shepherd-Belgian Malinois mix, the fourfooted, constant companion of Mariposa Deputy Sheriff Brian Lunquist. More...

Literacy tutors sought for adults

The Mariposa County Library is looking for people who would like to share their love of reading and make a difference in someone’s life by volunteering as tutors in the Read and Succeed adult literacy program. More...

JCF offers Diabetes Club

Anyone with diabetes or pre-diabetes can join with others in a free program called the “Diabetes Club,” where participants learn about eating and preparing healthier foods, how exercise affects diabetes, how to check their blood sugar lev More...

Project Appleseed reaches out to kids

Project Appleseed is an activity of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to teaching every American about the country’s shared heritage and history as well as traditional rifle marksmanship More...

Correction

In the April 4 edition of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE, Supervisor Kevin Cann’s remarks were altered by a typographic error. More...

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