November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Park bid process has rosier outlook than Grand Canyon morass

An expensive situation at Grand Canyon National Park is not behind proposed fee increases at parks across the country, a National Park Service spokesperson tells the GAZETTE.  In recent weeks, the rumor has surfaced in conversations and online d More...

Dry-season burn ban was lifted on Monday

CAL FIRE’s Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has lifted the area’s seasonal ban on outdoor debris burning in Mariposa County as of this past Monday.  Recent rain and cooler temperatures have helped to diminish the threat of wildfire, More...

Change is in store for local lumber business

Mother Lode Lumber, a local source for 2x4s and other building materials since the 1950s, is in the process of going to a new owner.  As of this week, longtime owners Allan and Joan Smith were selling the business to Paul Bryant, who owns and op More...

Clarification

Recent advertisements by the dental office of Drs. Tim Barnes and Dennis Miller have solicited former patients of the Yosemite Dental Clinic in Yosemite Valley, operated by Dr. More...

Free seminars look at suicide in the elderly

Mariposa County Human Services is hosting a free training session on depression and suicide among the elderly on Thursday, Dec. 4 and Friday, Dec. 5.  The speaker at the sessions will be Dr. More...

Soroptimist readies for holiday home tour

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is planning a one-day-only Christmas home tour for Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The tour combines a mix of traditional, contemporary and unique homes. More...

Manna House will give out holiday groceries

For the 30th year, Manna House will be giving a box of groceries that will make up a complete Christmas dinner to those less fortunate in the Mariposa community.  Registration begins on Monday, Nov. More...

Kiwanis Club hosts hayride with Santa

The Kiwanis Club of Mariposa is holding its second annual holiday hayride event on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Triangle Store parking lot on Triangle Road, two miles from Highway 49 South.  More...

4-H club gets ready for Christmas with craft fair

The Don Pedro Rattlers 4-H club will host its annual Christmas craft fair on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Don Pedro Elementary School, 2411 Hidalgo St. More...

Call for coats comes from local business

Mercy Ambulance is asking the community to donate warm, waterproof coats for children.  The Warm A Child With Love Drive is seeking new and gently used coats. The donations can be dropped off at 5114 Bullion St. More...

Classes help families

Mariposa Heritage House and Mariposa County are sponsoring Celebrating Families classes in December.  The classes are a 16-week course designed to teach families torn by addiction or crime tools to make healthy family decisions.  More...

Transformer exchange

On Tuesday, PG&E crews shutdown power to around 60 businesses and residences on 5th and 6th Streets and along Highway 140 in downtown Mariposa to replace a transformer on 6th Street. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Nov. 10 • Vandalism to a gate was reported from Dogtown Road. • A report of threats was taken on Morningstar Lane. • Loitering was reported from 6th Street. • A landlord/tenant dispute occurred on 10th Street.  More...

County Fire Response Report

Nov. 10 to Nov. 16  EMS - 8 Fire – 2 Structure, 1 Vegetation Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision – 2   The burn ban has been lifted and hazard reduction burning is now allowed under the following conditions:  More...

Rare weather brings fog, smog to county

John L. More...

Civil War group needs volunteers

The Las Mariposas Civil War group is looking for volunteers to help with the annual event, tentatively scheduled for April 17, 18 and 19, 2015.  More...

How Rotary’s money helps the community

On Thursday, Nov. More...

Rim Fire burn zone reopens

Areas of Stanislaus National Forest scorched by the 2013 Rim Fire reopened to the public on Monday, Nov. 17. More...

Assistant training deadline is Nov. 24

John C. Fremont Healthcare District is offering a nursing assistant training program.  The anticipated start date is Jan. 5, 2015, and the program runs for eight weeks.  More...

Native seeds are available

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District has received its annual order of native seeds, which are now available for local gardens.  More...

Stamp art contest deadline is Dec. 12

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is conducting an art contest to select the design for the state’s 2014-15 upland game bird stamp.  The California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest is open to all U.S. More...

Habitat affiliate wants to reclaim No. 1 rank

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is No. 2 in the nation in revenue from Cars for Homes program for affiliates in areas with a population under 50,000.  The program was ranked No. 1 before a huge sale by an affiliate in Oregon was done. More...

Thanksgiving service is for the community

A community Thanksgiving service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church at 5th and Bullion streets in Mariposa.  More...

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