June 26, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Soroptimist donates to scholarship program

Mariposa County Parks and Recreation’s Day Camp Scholarship Program recently received a $500 donation from Soroptimist International of Mariposa.  The scholarship program will provide qualifying children the opportunity to attend the full More...

Cessna goes ‘wheels up,’ lands on belly

No one was injured when a small private airplane landed at Mariposa Yosemite Airport without its landing gear extended.  The incident occurred at the airport on Thursday, June 19 just before noon. More...

Woman arrested on arson charges

According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, Kimberly Chenot, 29, of Mariposa, was arrested by detectives early Monday morning (1:30 a.m.) at her residence.  The arrest was related to a structure fire at a residence located on Colora More...

Hot cars are deadly for helpless pets

OWNERS CAN BE CHARGED

Summer brings crowds of visitors to the county, along with buses rumbling through town.  But summer also brings heat, and that can be deadly to pets left in vehicles.  In 2012, a Mariposa woman was arrested after leaving her dog in a hot ca More...

Stehman is human resources consultant

It’s looking like incoming Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) Superintendent Robin Hopper will have some badly needed help when it comes to the human resources department in the district.  More...

Yosemite Conservancy is seeking volunteers

The Yosemite Conservancy is looking for volunteers to greet visitors and answer questions in Yosemite National Park.  Volunteers are needed from July through September in both Yosemite Valley and Wawona. More...

No dough needed for bread baking class

The Mariposa Seventh-day Adventist Church is hosting a bread baking class on Sunday, July 6 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church, 4994 11th St. in Mariposa  More...

Trespassers intrude on concert series schedule

Mariposa County Arts Council is hosting Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings this summer.  On Friday, June 27, the Trespassers will perform, and Mike Hammer and The Nails are scheduled for Saturday, June 28.  The Trespassers have been play More...

Bear Creek is focus of youth workshop

Mariposa youth who are interested in writing and photography are invited to take part in a free, oneday workshop on Saturday, June 28 at the Midpines County Park in Midpines.  The program is open to youth ages 10 to 18 who want to learn more abo More...

Taiwan Rotarian is hit at local club meeting

On Thursday, June 19, Rotarians packed two hours of stuff into one hour, which is better than usual.  More...

Vegely, Williams receive scholarships

Bodie Vegely, left, and Shea Williams were the 2014 Mariposa County High School Grizzly Hall of Fame Scholarship recipients. More...

Two-car crash in Cathey’s Valley sends three to hospital

A two-car injury accident sent three people to the hospital on Sunday, June 22 and saw a part of one of the cars go airborne and slam into a parked vehicle.  The collision occurred near the intersection of Highway 140 and School House Road in Ca More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

June 16 • Loose goats were on Usona Road. • A mountain lion versus a vehicle report was taken on Greeley Hill Road. • Grand theft was reported from Highway 140 in El Portal. More...

County Fire Response Report

June 16 to June 22  EMS - 10  Fire – 2 Structure 2 Vegetation  Public Assist - 1  Auto Collision – 2  PLEASE USE CAUTION! More...

Wait list grows at Sierra Charter

Sierra Foothill Charter School in Cathey’s Valley is starting to become very popular among parents seeking a different educational environment than what is offered by the Mariposa and Merced school districts— and it has a lengthy waiting More...

GAZETTE to close for Independence Day

The MARIPOSA GAZETTE’s offices at 5009 5th Street will be closed on Friday, July 4 in observance of the nation’s Independence Day holiday.  The newspaper’s normal office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. More...

Sign promotes Mariposa County

A new gateway sign promoting Mariposa County is located on Highway 132, just below Hayward Road near the lower end of the Lake Don Pedro subdivision. More...

Thousands of comments received on Rim Fire

The comment period on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Rim Fire Recovery Project has closed with nearly 6,000 comments received by Stanislaus National Forest.  The comment period ended at midnight on June 16.  More...

July 1 is calendar deadline for photos

The Mariposa County Public Works Department Solid Waste and Recycling Division is seeking photos of Mariposa County for its 2014-15 calendar.  The deadline for submission is July 1.  The calendar will be distributed to Mariposa County resid More...

Author plans local book signing event

Peter T. Hoss, author of “Born in Yosemite,” will be at two area book signings next month.  The first signing will be on Friday, July 11 at Branches Books & Gifts, 40282 Highway 41 No. More...

Ballet features local dancers

The Mariposa Academy of Performing Arts will present scenes from the ballet “La Sylphide” on Monday, June 30 at 7 p.m. More...

Free tire disposal is available at landfill

The Mariposa County Department of Public Works is offering free tire disposal for Mariposa County residents from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13 at the Mariposa County Landfill, 5593 Highway 49 North in Mariposa and 9 a.m. More...

4-H leaders are needed for 2014-15

The 4-H program in Mariposa County is seeking project volunteer leaders for the upcoming year, which begins on Oct. 1 and ends on Sept. More...

Free workshop focuses on pine and oak trees

Mariposa County Master Gardeners are holding a free workshop about how the California drought is affecting local pine and oak trees.  The workshop will be held on Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. More...

When wild turkeys attack

CALIFORNIA OUTDOORS

Question: I have lived in a rural area of Woodside, in San Mateo County, for more than 20 years. Although many different species of wild animals wander through our area searching for food, we have never seen wild turkeys. More...

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