July 4, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Arts Council hosts reception and event

The Mariposa County Arts Council welcomes the community to the just-installed, gallery-wide exhibit in the Treetop Gallery, featuring current, new works by regional artists. More...

California urges Congress to expand Yosemite’s boundaries

Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) has announced Senate Joint Resolution 5 (SJR 5), a measure urging the federal government to pass legislation to expand Yosemite National Park, has been signed by Governor Brown.  More...

Park welcomes new Americans

Yosemite National Park hosted a special Naturalization Ceremony at Glacier Point on June 27. More...

Schiff appointed as grant coordinator

Mariposa County has announced that it has filled the community development/ grant coordinator position. Tara G. Schiff, a Mariposa resident since 2009, was hired in May to fill the position previously vacated by Marilyn Lidyoff.  More...

Soroptimist donates to JCF Foundation

The John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation recently received a $500 donation from Soroptimist International of Mariposa. The donation will enable the John C. Fremont Hospital to provide free mammograms to qualifying patients in our community.  More...

Catfish are jumping at La Grange dinner

The sixth annual La Grange catfish dinner and raffle will take place on Saturday Aug. 3, from 4 to 7 p.m., sponsored by the LaFayette Lodge No. 65.  More...

New soccer club team begins in Mariposa

Mariposa Futbol Club Fire is a US Club Soccer competitive soccer program starting up in Mariposa.  Currently the club is fielding teams for girls ages 7-8, 9-11 and 12-13. The club is also fielding teams for boys ages 8-10 and 11-12. More...

Coulterville plans for Fourth of July

The community can celebrate the July 4 holiday with the Coulterville Fire Brigade at Coulterville Park on Highway 49 next to the Hotel Jeffery. The 44th annual deep pit barbecue is Saturday, July 6 from noon to 6 p.m.  More...

AAUW hosts talk on Myanmar trip

Recently Mariposa AAUW (America Association of University Women) member Karen Smith and her husband Dr. Michael Martin traveled to Myanmar, a country shrouded in mystery, history, culture, beauty and controversy.  More...

Surfin’ Mariposa raises funds for JCF

It’s a fun-raiser for the John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation. Dig Hawaiian shirts, leis, grass skirts, surfboards, beach balls and flipflops! Kick back, do the hula, and join in the party for the hospital. More...

Democratic Club welcomes Stetson

The Mariposa Democratic Club has announced that Lee Stetson, District 1 Supervisor, will be speaking at its meeting on July 13 at 9:45 a.m. at Miner’s Roadhouse Restaurant.  More...

Perfect day for a cold beer

The Mecchi family (at left) enjoys samples of sausage and beer at the Friends of the Mariposa Fairgrounds’ Summerfest Suds and Sausage Sampler event on June 29. More...

Gardens and market offer a wealth of health benefits

"Eat your fruits and vegetables." You've likely heard this statement since childhood. Research shows why it is good advice.  Healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases.  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. It will be held Friday, May 3.  Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. There are pull tabs and big pots. More...

VANDALISM

Senseless act smashes icons of neighborhood

For some reason, Midpines people connected to Bill Thomas’s coyotes.  They stood less than a foot tall, but the sculptures added warmth and personality to the bustling highway corridor.  They stood their vigil for about four years. More...

BLM adds burn restrictions in county

As of July 3, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has implemented additional fire restrictions on all BLM-managed public lands in Mariposa County.  More...

Park launches new anniversary Web site

Yosemite National Park has launched a new Web site to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act. More...

Kehoe speaks to Mariposa Rotarians

Meghan Kehoe, coordinator of the Mariposa County Victim Witness Services program, spoke to Rotary club members recently. More...

Ethos conducts volunteer training

Ethos is conducting a volunteer training to expand its adult support team to help it expand what Ethos has to offer and to promote positive youth culture. No prior experience working with youth is necessary.  More...

Oak workshop set

Oak trees are one of the iconic symbols of California open space.  “Dark-green oaks scattered across spring-green or summer-golden hillsides give Sierra foothill residents our sense of place," says Becky Miller-Cripps, a representative of More...

Ice cream social set

Everyone can get out of the heat and cool down with family and friends and enjoy some homemade ice cream and desserts next weekend.  Volunteer Fire Company #32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women's Club invite the community to the annual ice cream More...

Library helps with PBS video submission

Valley PBS is hosting a Web site that allows individuals to post videos and slide shows that showcase creative talents, local events, diversity, education, exploration, health, and/or leadership.  More...

How Art Shapes Our Lives

Artistic influence

A short while ago I learned that one of my friends, an art professor and my mentor at San Jose State University (SJSU), had passed on to that great art studio in the sky. More...

DPHS opens gym

The Don Pedro High School gym will be open all summer for lots of summer fun.  On Tuesdays, the gym will host volleyball from 6 to 8 p.m. On Sundays, basketball takes place at the same time. More...

Correction

An article about a Lake McClure boating accident in the June 27 GAZETTE contained an error regarding charges being filed against Jonathon Brondolo after the incident. More...

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