March 20, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Candidates share views

District 2 Supervisor Merlin Jones hosted a Meet Your Candidates Night last Thursday, March 13 at Greeley Hill Community Hall. More...

County Fire Response Report

March 10 to March 16   EMS - 14  Fire – 5  Public Assist - 2  Auto Collision - 1  We are Neighbors helping Neighbors – Help us Help you by volunteering today.  More...

Would-be radio station is facing tough hurdles

If Kevin Bowman and Web-based broadcaster Radio Free Mariposa get their way, and can overcome a legal challenge, Mariposa and some outlying areas of the county may eventually have a local, community-supported radio station to call its own.  More...

Study reveals truth about bears’ binges

SIERRA SCIENCE

Black bears in Yosemite National Park and elsewhere are notorious for seeking out human food, even breaking into cars and cabins for it. More...

Corippo to receive award

Jon Corippo, the Assistant Superintendent of Mariposa County Unified School District, has been named as a 2014 recipient of the “Gold Disk” award from CUE, a non-profit educational technology organization based in Palm Springs.  More...

Correction

Tonia Brooks name was mispelled in a Thank You item that ran in the March 13 GAZETTE.   More...

Local organization enlightens Rotary Club

Rotarians recently listened as two people from Alliance For Community Transformation (formerly Mountain Crisis Services) spoke of a transformation of their own.  Executive Director Chevon Kothari and Alison Tudor shared history, current operatio More...

Pizza night benefits MCHS Grizzly Band

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band will perform at a fundraiser on Thursday, March 20 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Pizza Factory in Mariposa.  Pizza, breadsticks, salad, beverage and other items are available for purchase. More...

Breakfast will benefit homeless veterans

Caring Veterans Inc. is hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  The proceeds from the breakfast will benefit homeless veterans. More...

Farm Bureau hosts barbecued pork meal

The Mariposa Farm Bureau will hold a barbecued pork dinner on Saturday, March 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Stagg Hall in Hornitos.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children. More...

Pioneer boosts club

The Mariposa Grizzlies Boosters Club collects Pioneer Market receipts for the Pioneer Receipts Sports Challenge Fundraising Program. More...

Comments open for Rim Fire project

The Stanislaus National Forest has issued the draft Rim Fire Hazard Trees (Rim HT) project Environmental Assessment (EA).  The Rim HT project proposes to protect public health and safety by removing standing hazard trees and other trees previous More...

Popular music is on tap at high school

The music of the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, The Eurhythmics, and Jason Mraz will be performed in the Richard D. Fiester Auditorium at Mariposa County High School on Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m.  More...

Catnip Society Kitty of the Week

Autumn is a beautiful Tortoise shell (Tortie). She is very independent but likes attention on her terms. (She is a tortie after all). Spayed, vaccinated and ready for her forever home. Indoors only and best with a person who appreciates tortietude! More...

Deadline looms for insurance sign-ups

The Mariposa County Department of Human Services is reminding residents that they must sign up for health insurance before March 31 to avoid a penalty.  Some people may qualify for a discount based on household income and the number of people in More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

March 10: • Mail tampering was reported on Scott Road. • A call reporting a burglary was received from the Sweetwater Christian Camp in Jerseydale. • A report of fraud was taken on Elizabeth Lane in Cathey’s Valley. More...

Midpines committee seeks residents’ input

The Midpines Planning Committee is soliciting input from Midpines residents to use in developing a community plan that will guide the development of the community.  In an effort to include the interests of all citizens of Midpines, the group is More...

High school students learn to use 3D printer

CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY

Mariposa High School senior David Silvia sat as still as a statue last week in teacher Pete Bothwell’s art class as one of his classmates wanded him with a hand-held laser scanner and sent the data to a computer that would eventually make a 3D More...

Correction

In the March 13, 2014 edition of The GAZETTE, Keith Williams was incorrectly identified as a member of the Mariposa Rotary Club. He is, in fact, a member of the Mariposa Lions Club.   More...

Burn escapes

A team of firefighters from CAL FIRE hauled hoses up a nearly vertical incline on Thursday, March 13 after a controlled burn escaped up a hill on Stockton Creek Road. More...

Prom-dress day is this Saturday

Soroptimist International of Mariposa and the Mariposa County High School Associated Student Body are holding the Third Annual Prom Faire and Spa Day on March 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Fair accepting royalty applications

The Mariposa Friends of the Fair Foundation, along with the Rodeo Royalty Committee, announced recently that the 2014 Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty applications and rules are now available for this year’s contest.  The contest offers More...

Cruise will honor Lou Cordero Sr.

The Lou Cordero Sr. Memorial Cruise is set for March 22.  The cruise will start at 10 a.m. at the Napa Parking Lot, 4907 Joe Howard St. More...

Soloists will play at symphony

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s spring concerts will feature two soloists.  Laura Porter and the MSO’s longtime principal flute Sandra Stocking will be featured in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Concerto for Flute, Harp and More...

Manna House will give Easter groceries

Manna House is helping people in need by providing a box of groceries for an Easter dinner.  Sign-ups begin on Monday, March 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Manna House, 5127 Charles St. More...

8th-graders invited to MCHS

All current 8th-grade students who plan to attend Mariposa County High School next year are invited to the high-school campus on Monday, March 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. for an informative presentation.  More...

Soroptimist hosts dinner and dance

Soroptimist International of Mariposa will host the annual Gold Rush Dinner and Dance on Saturday, March 29 in the Sequoia Room of the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and a tri-tip dinner will be served at 6 p.m. More...

Sorority Princess

Xi Phi Upsilon | Contributed At a recent meeting, the sisters of Xi Phi Upsilon, a Mariposa Chapter of the International Sorority of Beta Sigma Phi, voted to name Barbara Parker Darragh as 2014 Princ More...

Habitat receives gift

Bob and Yvonne McKnight, shown above, recently gave a car to Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program. The couple donated a 2001 Toyota Sienna minivan. More...

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