July 11, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Yosemite’s Forbidden Fire continues to burn

The Forbidden Fire is still burning in Yosemite National Park. This lightning caused fire is approximately 165 acres. More...

County Fire Response Report

July 1 through 7, 2013  EMS - 9 Fire - 2 Public assist - 1 Auto collision – 1   Mariposa County Fire thanked everyone for being safe over the Fourth of July holiday. More...

Seventh-day church gets local stained glass

LOCAL ARTISTS

A stained-glass window crafted by local artisans is the new centerpiece at Mariposa’s Seventh-day Adventist church.  The church, which has about 70 members, went local when it decided to install the traditional window.  Michael and J More...

New grand jury seated

On July 3, at the Mariposa County Courthouse, Mariposa County Superior Court Judge F. Dana Walton conducted the impanelment of the 2013-2014 grand jury. More...

Merced College will offer sport fencing

Merced College Community Services is offering a sport fencing class that will meet at Mariposa Park Amphitheater Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. starting Aug. 6. More...

Odd Fellows to serve breakfast in La Grange

The La Grange Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge #65 serve their monthly breakfast on the second Sunday at the IOOF Hall in downtown La Grange. July 14 is the date, and from 7 to 11 a.m. More...

Recycling tours open

Free tours of the Mariposa County Landfill, Compost Facility and Recycling Center are offered year-round to groups and individuals upon request during regular hours of operation. More...

Crafters and designers sought for recycled show

The Mariposa County Department of Public Works Solid Waste and Recycling Division and the Mariposa SPCA are seeking crafters, artists and fashion designers for the third annual Trash to Treasure Recycled Craft Fair and Re-fashion Show on Saturday, Oc More...

PERS retirees set meeting

The next regular meeting of the Public Employees Retirees Association (PERS) will be held on Tuesday, July 6, at the senior center on Spriggs Lane at noon.  Lunch will be free for those attending. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 1: •Medications were stolen on Smith Station Road. •There was a suspicious skunk on Highway 49 North. •A motorhome was blocking Highway 140. •Firecrackers were heard on Old Highway South.  More...

Business Expo opens on July 17

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the second annual Summer Business Expo on July 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Surfin’ Mariposa fundraiser hits the beach this weekend

Dig out the Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts, flip flops, surfboards, sunscreen and get ready to party for the John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation. Everyone can join the surf bums and hula dancers for a fun-filled evening on July 13 at Mt. More...

Lushmeadows area turns 50

WITH NEW PERSPECTIVE

Returning home to Lushmeadows after the Carstens Fire evacuation, brought a whole new perspective to many of the residents who live there. More...

Tree falls on Groveland camp, killing a counselor

A huge black oak tree fell on dining hall at Camp Tawonga near Groveland on July 3, killing a 21-year-old counselor. More...

Tabloid helps with mortgage assistance

Keep Your Home California has published an eight-page tabloid about the free mortgage-assistance program that appears this edition of the MARIPOSA GAZETTE.  More...

Oak workshop scheduled for July 20

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...

Rockets’ red glare

Crowds of people flocked to the Mariposa Fairgrounds and surrounding areas to watch the annual fireworks show, sponsored by the Mariposa Kiwanis Club on July 4. More...

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