June 5, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Fire safety treasures

Youngsters scrambled for the free coloring books and other items that were provided during last Saturday’s Mariposa County Fire Safe Council rally held at the Mariposa County Park. More...

Summer concert series launches

The Mariposa County Arts Council summer concert series begins its 23rd season of free music performances on Friday, June 6, featuring hometown artists, the Mountain Men, and Central Valley reggae artists Green Machine on Saturday, June 7 at the Marip More...

Hunters Fire is put to bed by firefighters

The Hunters Fire, which ignited on May 26, was expected to be fully contained by the GAZETTE’S Wednesday press time, CAL FIRE spokesperson Sharon Craig said early this week.  More...

Creek science is class focus

Friends of Bear Creek Midpines is hosting a one-day event for youth ages 10 to 18 will be held on Saturday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Midpines Community Park Hall in Midpines. More...

Free classes set for small businesses

The Central Sierra Economic Development District, in partnership with the Alliance Small Business Development Center, is holding four training classes in Mariposa County.  The CSEDD is paying for these classes with special training funds, so the More...

Garden tour is on Saturday

The annual Mariposa County Master Gardeners’ Spring Garden Tour will be held on Saturday, June 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All of the sites are within 10 miles of the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  More...

Water-use limits are posted in Park

Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher last week suggested a series of wateruse restrictions for Park residents.  More...

Bear sightings spook visitors to Yosemite

Visitors to Yosemite National Park reported multiple bear sightings recently in Yosemite Valley and around the Glacier Point area.  Two incidents in Yosemite Valley involved visitors who didn’t store their food properly at their campsite, More...

La Grange gets a new historic plaque

A dedication ceremony for a gateway sign and historical monument will be held on Saturday, June 14 at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 132 and La Grange Road in La Grange.  More...

Free family fun fair set for Coulterville

Mariposa Safe Families Inc. is hosting a Safe at Home event on June 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Coulterville Park in Coulterville.  The event is a free family fun fair. Free lunch is provided, along with free raffle prizes. More...

Club meeting features biomass facility info

Steve Smallcombe will speak at the Mariposa Democratic Club’s Saturday, June 14 meeting at the Miner’s Roadhouse 140 Restaurant, 5159 Highway 140 in Mariposa at 9:45 a.m.  The topic of Smallcombe’s speech will be the status of More...

Weekend yard sale helps area animals

Northside Pet Connection, a non-profit that raises money to spay and neuter pets, is hosting its annual yard sale on Saturday, June 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, June 8 from 9 a.m. More...

Travel agreement reached on Stanislaus forest

A settlement agreement on the 2010 litigation of the 2009 Stanislaus National Forest motorized travel management decision was filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California last week.  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 26: • A report of a stolen firearm was received from Valley View Road. • A domestic dispute occurred on Triangle Road. • A bear was on a porch on Triangle Road. More...

Double murder suspect, victim lived in county

A Mariposa man was killed by Merced County Sheriff’s Department deputies on the morning of Saturday, May 31 after he allegedly killed his wife and her sister at a home in Turlock the previous evening.  More...

Deer versus car on Darrah

A towing crew pulls a late-model sedan out from a steep ditch approximately halfway up Darrah Road on Tuesday, May 26. More...

Two arrested in illegal pot grow

Two Oakland men were arrested on May 29 in connection with an indoor marijuana grow operation at a residence on Allred Road. More...

Chapel to celebrate 135-year anniversary

The Yosemite Chapel on Southside Drive in Yosemite Valley has scheduled a special, 135th-anniversary service for Sunday, June 8.  The public is invited, Pastor Brent Moore said.  The extended service runs from 9:15 a.m. More...

Rotarians earn awards for community service

Rotarians last week received a well-deserved pat on the back as reported by President Chery Davis.  More...

Concert is on tap for Independence Day

The Mariposa County Arts Council is holding a concert and dinner on July 5 at the Mariposa Art Park’s amphitheater.  The event is a fundraiser that will benefit the arts council’s summer art and music programs for the county’s More...

Deadline for music compositions looms

The deadline for entries in the Mariposa County Arts Council’s and the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s Young Master Composers Celebration is Friday, June 6 at 4 p.m.  More...

Endurance ride open to all horse enthusiasts

The Rich Theodore Memorial Mariposa Run for the Gold 25 or 50- mile endurance ride event is set for May 29 through June 1.  The American Endurance Ride Conference sanctioned event will be on May 31 only— there is also a 15 mile fun ride th More...

Filmmaker showcases Park

Yosemite Nature Notes cinematographer Steve Bumgardner, shown here, details how he makes films in a movie that will be shown at the Yosemite Theater in Yosemite Valley on Mondays at 7 p.m. More...

E-waste collection event rescheduled

The Hunters Fire forced a delay in last weekend’s scheduled e-waste collection event at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  The pickup is now scheduled for Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7, at the facility.  More...

New kiosks help streamline traffic

Close to 50 people attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new south entrance kiosks to Yosemite National Park on May 29. More...

La Grange breakfast is slated for June 8

The La Grange Odd Fellows and Rebekahs are hosting a breakfast on Sunday, June 8 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

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