January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Atkins creates a ‘Little Library’

Book holder offers reader best-sellers, how-to books

A replica of a brightly painted cottage on the corner of Cedar Lane and Snyder Creek Road in Mariposa Pines is a Little Free Library.  The book outlet, which is Mariposa’s only Little Free Library, has a wide variety of volumes, ranging fr More...

Best of the Best returns

After a two-year hiatus, the MARIPOSA GAZETTE’S Best of the Best of Mariposa County contest has returned.  More...

County Fire Response Report

Jan. 19 to Jan. 25  EMS -- 7 Fire – Structure 3 Vegetation 1 Vehicle 1 Public Assist -- 4 Auto Collision – 1   Chimney fires are on the rise. The good news is that they are completely preventable. More...

Internet outage not related to AT&T incident

Late last Thursday morning, Mariposa and Oakhurst residents whose Internet Service Provider is Sierra Tel Internet (STI) experienced intermittent service outages, while at the same time, dial tones on telephone lines went silent in the Central Valley More...

With late Juanita Moore, Lozano built a model shelter, SPCA says

Animal facility off Highway 49 North is known across region as clean, no-kill

Longtime Mariposa SPCA shelter manager Jeanette Lozano was recognized last week for 20 years of faithful service to the local second-hand store and animal-care facility.  More...

Sierra National Forest hires Cabrera as forest engineer

Fresno State graduate started new job in January

Antonio Cabrera was recently selected as the new forest engineer for the Sierra National Forest.  Cabrera is a civil engineer and graduate of Fresno State University who has been with the Sierra National Forest since 2009.  More...

Church will host ‘funtastic’ food class

Sharon Kinney, of Food Funtastic.com, will be the host of a free cooking class on Sunday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. More...

Ladies’ Guild hosts annual rummage sale

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Ladies’ Guild is hosting its annual rummage sale on Friday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The sale will be at St. More...

Obamacare form to be mailed

In preparation for the 2015 tax filing season, the U.S. More...

Lions’ crab feed is on the horizon

The Mariposa Lions Club has tickets available for purchase for the annual crab feed fundraiser, scheduled for Feb. More...

Firearms raffle will benefit youth groups

Merced Elks Lodge No. More...

Pioneer helps Woodland School

John Clark, the front end manager of Pioneer Market, recently presented a check to Woodland Elementary School for the school’s participation in Pioneer Market’s Sports Challenge fundraise More...

Fair is searching for a 2015 theme

The 2015 Mariposa County Fair and Homecoming theme contest is open.  The contest is limited to Mariposa County residents of any age and there is no limit on the number of ideas that can be submitted by one person. More...

Sign-ups for Camp Tweety being taken

Mariposa County 4-H is inviting all fourth through eighth grade children to attend Camp Tweety, which is slated to run from June 5 to 7.  Camp Tweety will be held at Lions Camp Pacifica in Ahwahnee. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 19 • A burglary report was taken on Woodland Drive. • A report of a scam was received from Carleton Road. • Trespassing was reported from Circle Drive. • An out-of-control juvenile was on Sherrod Road. More...

Film looks at ‘What Plants Talk About’

Master Gardener event is free to the public

Mariposa County Master Gardeners are hosting the PBS Nature film “What Plants Talk About” on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors chambers, 5100 Bullion Street in Mariposa. More...

Robin Hopper will speak at meeting

The Mariposa Democratic Club will meet on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 9:45 a.m. at Miner’s Roadhouse 140.  Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent Robin Hopper will be the guest speaker. More...

Chamber recognizes outstanding members

Honorees for 2014 include Dulcich, Evans, Oliver, McGrath, Shaw, Rotary

Mariposa’s own Damian Riley was confirmed as chief executive officer of the local chamber of commerce last week.  Prior to Riley’s Jan. More...

Clarification

In the story “County, civilian workers’ pay scale gap is widespread” (Jan. 22), the information for salaries for both government and civilian workers was taken from the U.S. More...

Fundraiser will help 4-H Camp

A fundraiser to help send 4-H members and other students to 4-H Camp Tweety will be held at Castillo’s Mexican Restaurant on Friday, Feb. More...

Bank supports band trip

Lina Mirassou, left, accepts a check from Matt Foraker of Yosemite Bank. More...

Fencing class is now filling reservations

A Merced College Community Services “fencing for fun class” will be held on Tuesdays from Feb. 3 through April 28 at the Mariposa Park Amphitheater in Mariposa.  The class will run from 6 to 8 p.m. and the cost is $60. More...

SCAM ALERT

Avoiding Telephone Scams

Through growing telephone scam method reaching people across the country, criminal and fraudulent telephone solicitors are using the threat of arrest warrants or bail bonds to pressure people into forking over hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollar More...

Wass to participate in forum

Range management is focus of youth activity event

Wyatt Wass, a local student at Mariposa County High School, has been selected by the California Pacific Section of the Society for Range Management (SRM) to participate in the High School Youth Forum (HSYF), an SRM-sponsored youth activity held joint More...

Grief recovery group set to meet in Bootjack

The Griefshare Grief Recovery Support Group will host a class beginning on Sunday, Feb. 1 from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at the New Life Christian Fellowship, 5089 Cole Road.  The group is for people who have lost a loved one recently or years ago. More...

Childhood tales will be focus of event

March Story Slam is looking for storytellers

The Mariposa County Arts Council is holding its second Story Slam on Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m. More...

Beginning rancher funds are available

The United States Department of Agriculture recently announced that more than $18 million in funding is available to support training, mentoring and development of beginning farmers and ranchers through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Pr More...

Arts, culture grants available

Fresno foundation ponies up $250,000

Fresno Regional Foundation (FRF) is accepting applications for its 2015 arts and culture grant cycle.  Programs in Mariposa County are eligible, along with efforts in Merced, Madera, Fresno, Tulare and Kings counties.  More...

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