April 2, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

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  GAZETTE reader Vynomma Brown of Mariposa perused the newspaper's new format at the local Sugar Pine Cafe on Thursday, March 26. More...

Miniature art show winners are named

Sierra Artists hosted event

Sierra Artists recently held the annual Elizabeth Specht Memorial Miniature Show.  Tykie Ganz took the Best of Show category.  Other winners included: landscape category first went to Beverly Fotheringham, second to Katy Pollak, third to Le More...

ILLUMINATION

The jury has returned a verdict on the GAZETTE’S new wide format. The response has been overwhelmingly positive.  More...

Reprinted from March 5, 1861

There are now eight persons in the jail. They are accused of all sorts of cutting up, from larceny to some big things in the line of crime.   More...

Yosemite hikers stumble upon missing man in park

A missing hiker who fell while scrambling near Lower Yosemite Fall was found by a family from Santa Rosa who were hiking in Yosemite National Park.  Hiker Michael Dahl, 20, a UC Santa Barbara student, had been reported missing on Saturday night, More...

Cooking’s impact on air quality is subject of program

The Mariposa AAUW (American Association of University Women) is hosting an informative program offering the community a chance to hear and talk with an expert on the topic of household cooking’s impact on air quality, Dr. More...

Reprinted from March 10, 1866

The main street of this town is about the worse graded, (if it deserves that name) possible. More...

Auditorium open for use as movie theater

First film will be shown April 18

The Richard D. More...

Reprinted from May 22, 1880

Tuesday last was a propitious day for the hotels of Mariposa. More...

Reprinted from October 22, 1861

The Metropolitan Minstrels performed here Tuesday evening last to a moderately good house. The company as a whole were very weak, and, if we except the performance of Mr. Lafont, in his inimitable “Mocking Bird,” were a complete humbug. More...

Big sheep back in two parks thanks to multi-pronged effort

Two herds brought to high Sierra

A multiagency operation recently returned two herds of endangered bighorn sheep to locations in Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks.  The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks, Inyo More...

Reprinted from April 12, 1919

Thrift Givens of Cathey’s Valley, who recently return from France, where he was wounded in action, is now in the base hospital at Camp Kearny.   More...

Monthly bingo is cancelled

The April Golden Agers Bingo game, scheduled for April 3 at the Senior Activity Center has been cancelled due to a maintenance schedule. There will be no bingo on Friday, April 3.  The games will resume on the first Friday in May.   More...

Yosemite ranger receives award

Robert Lewis wins Pacific West Region

Yosemite National Park Ranger Robert “Rob” Lewis received the Pacific West Region Harry Yount Award, given annually for excellence in “rangering.”  More...

Beetle battle is workshop topic

Event will be held on April 18

The Forestry and Fuels Management Committee of the Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) is sponsoring a workshop on conifer (pine) tree mortality and oak morbidity.  The workshop will be held on Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. More...

Ragtime music comes to Oakhurst

Concerts will be held April 10-12

The Oakhurst Ragtime Festival will be held on April 10-12 in Oakhurst.  The pianists featured will include Tom Brier, Larisa Migachyov, Jack and Chris Bradshaw and John Reed- Torres. More...

Bookstore is open on Fridays and Tuesdays

Books Galore!, a twice-weekly book sale offered by the Mariposa Friends of the Library, is open for business from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Friday and Tuesday.  The location is Merle’s Room at the Mariposa Library, 4978 10th St. More...

Reprinted from March 10, 1866

A heavy rain set in Thursday after noon and continued until Friday morning. It will be very acceptable to farmers and gardeners, and very disastrous to Road Masters.   More...

Reprinted from March 6, 1862

Snow was 21 1/2 feet deep at the Meadows on the Yosemite trail last week.   More...

Support group for children is offered every Thursday

Mountain Crisis Services offers a weekly support group for children who have been touched by trauma or abuse.  It’s called “Expressing Yourself Through Art and Words.”  The free group meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. More...

Family support group to meet

The local Grand and Kinship Families support group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. Child care is provided, but attendees are asked to call beforehand to reserve a space. More...

Reprinted from March 10, 1906

The Le Grand to Mariposa stage did not arrive in Mariposa Saturday night on account of high water. It came in about 8 o’clock Sunday morning.   More...

Art entries are sought for local exhibition

Artists’ work will be in Oakhurst

Entries are being sought for the Yosemite Western Artists 43rd annual Tri- County Open Art Competition and Exhibition, scheduled for April 27-30.  The exhibit will be held from Saturday, May 2 through Sunday, May 10 at Timberline Gallery, 40982 More...

Bible study focuses on book of Acts

The local Upper Room Bible Study group meets each Wednesday to read and discuss the Acts of the Apostles.  The all-women group meets at 12:30 p.m. More...

Reprinted from September 16, 1876

The attendance at the camp-meeting in Cathay’s Valley has thus far been very fair. The meeting will be continued until Sunday next inclusive.   More...

Local students kick off rockslide project

El Portal kids attend ceremony

On March 13, eighth grade students at El Portal School attended the Ferguson Project kickoff ceremony.  The students learned about the future of the Merced River Canyon at the event.  More...

Bootjack Stompers invite dance novices

The Bootjack Stompers dance group holds weekly dance evenings on Saturdays and Tuesdays each week.  Saturdays see Big Band Dance take over the hall at 7 p.m. Lessons, which require reservations, are available at 6 p.m. More...

Rotarians learn about Youth Impact Project

Speaker Trish Gilger talked about projects

The Mariposa Youth Impact Project was the topic of the day at Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club meeting on Thursday, March 26.  More...

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, or TOPS, meets twice on Tuesday

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, or TOPS, is a comprehensive weight-loss program that meets on Tuesday at the Mariposa United Methodist Church.  Two sessions are offered. One begins at 9:30 a.m. More...

Reprinted from September 16, 1876

The famous Hite Mine, situated on the South fork of the Merced River, shows no abatement in the stream of treasure which it has been pouring out for years. More...

Reprinted from September 4, 1886

W. T. Turner of Hornitos passed through town yesterday with his teams and several wagon loaded with Machinery including a large compressor for the Vanderbilt mine. More...

Reprinted from February 18, 1862

Miss Mary A. Gerretty opened a private school at the corner of 6th and Bullion streets yesterday. Miss G. More...

Fremont hosts blood drives

First event is on April 9

John C. Fremont Hospital has announced the dates of the hospital’s blood drives in 2015.  The first drive for 2015 will take place on April 9 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Pioneer Market in Mariposa. More...

Grizzly Boosters plan for Sober Grad

June 12 event is fun and safe

The Mariposa Grizzly Boosters is gearing up for another All-Night Sober Grad Party for graduating Seniors at Mariposa High School.  The event provides a fun, safe and sober party for all graduates immediately after graduation on Friday, June 12. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

March 23 • An out-of-control juvenile was on Old Highway North. • Trespassing was reported from Highway 140. • A trapped fox was on East Westfall Road. • A petty theft report was taken at Woodland Elementary School. More...

Reprinted from February 18, 1862

At last a paper mail has reached this place, the first for 40 days. Something like a fourth of said mail, destined for this office and town, came Saturday on Snediker’s stage.   More...

Reprinted from December 24, 1861

Sheriff Crippen left town on Sunday, taking with him three prisoners—a Mexican bound for San Quentin, and a Frenchman and an American for the Stockton Insane Asylum.   More...

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Mariposa County High School students attended the 35th annual Fresno State Young Writers' Conference on Wednesday, March 25. More...

Lunch, auction benefits Wawona School

Wawona Elementary School will hold a silent auction and barbecue lunch fundraiser on April 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More...

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From left, Jenna Coffman, Natalie Marquez and Ashley Hartsog, all members of the Mariposa County High School's girls varsity soccer team are shown with Coach Adam Finney, right, accepting a $600 chec More...

Reprinted from September 9, 1876

The Campdonico mine, which is located near the town of Hornitos, has a tenstamp mill upon it, and grinds about ten tons every twenty-four hours. More...

History center plans events

Breakfast and lectures on tap

The Northern Mariposa County History Center in Coulterville will hold a spring lecture on Saturday, April 4 at 3 p.m. More...

Rotary club meets early Thursday

The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary club meets each Thursday morning at the Senior Activity Center on Spriggs Lane.  Rotarians enjoy fellowship, breakfast, news from the world of Rotary and a changing parade of speakers each week.  To learn more, More...

Pistol club has Sunday shoots

The Mariposa Pistol Club holds a run-and-gun event the first Sunday of each month at 4443 Old Highway. Sign-ups start at 8 a.m. and the shoot starts at 9 a.m. Hearing and eye protection are required for all participants and spectators. More...

Hospital volunteers will host spring fling

Crafts and more for sale April 11

The John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers will hold their annual spring fling on Saturday, April 11 at the Senior Activity Center on Spriggs Lane.  Crafts, preserves and baked goods will be available for purchase starting at 9 a.m. More...

Reprinted from December 28, 1867

About the weather for the last two weeks, there is little to be said. It has spoken for itself in a manner to be understood by everyone. The windows of heaven seemed to be opened as in the days of Noah. More...

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Chivonne Wilde's seventh and eighth grade students at Sierra Foothill Charter School recently took a tour of the campus of Merced College. More...

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At the recent Friday Town Party Texas Hold'em event, sponsored by the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band Boosters, the big winners were Michael Rieux, center, owner of Mariposa Fruit and Nut, w More...

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Mariposa Grizzly Boosters Club President Brenda Hartsog, right, receives a check from Anita Bryant of Starchman & Bryant Attorneys at Law. The law firm donated $100 to Sober Grad 2015. More...

Reprinted from February 19, 1921

Ralph McCay has purchased a motorcycle and the Rowlands have purchased the Ford belonging to the late N.L. Cathey.   More...

Audubon program will focus on tricolored blackbird project

Lowell Young will speak at meeting

Yosemite Area Audubon Society President Lowell Young, a longtime birding enthusiast, discovered his passion for tricolored blackbirds 11 years ago when he began participating in surveys of their population in Merced County.  More...

Canteen coffee time is Monday

Mariposa’s Happy Burger restaurant offers free coffee, tea or fountain drinks to veterans and their spouses on Monday mornings from 5:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Happy Burger is located at 5120 Highway 140 in town.   More...

Sportsmans Cafe helps Relay for Life event

Fundraiser is set for April 11

Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe in Mariposa is supporting a Relay for Life fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, April 11.  Sportsmans is offering its portion of the profits and all tips from the entire day to support the American Cancer Society Rela More...

Gem and mineral show will take place at county fairgrounds

Next weekend will feature demos, exhibits

The California State Mining & Mineral Museum in Mariposa is hosting its annual gem and mineral show on April 11 and 12 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  The show will be open on Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Narcotics Anonymous meets in Coulterville

Coulterville’s Narcotics Anonymous meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the IOOF No. 104 Hall, 5030 Main Street in the North County town.  All are welcome.   More...

Reprinted from August 27, 1898

Joe Ridgway returned home from the Yosemite Valley. He says that for two weeks past they have been fighting fire on the hills going into the Valley. That fire is under control but logs are still burning.   More...

Group cries foul play on sport fishing

Contributed by California Sportfishing League

California’s leading advocate for salt- and freshwater recreational anglers released a study that finds that the high cost of purchasing an “annual” recreational fishing license has proven to be a formidable barrier to access and ha More...

Awanas meet at Grace Community Church

Awanas, a children’s ministry at Grace Community Church of the Sierra, happens on Wednesday evenings.  Activities include family night, dinner at 5:45 p.m., youth group, road to recovery and adult Bible study.  The session runs from 5 More...

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Yosemite National Park kicked off its celebration of the park's 125th anniversary with a ceremony on March 24. More...

PERSONAL

At the recent Friday Town Party Texas Hold’em event, put on by the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band Boosters, Judge Mike Fagalde attended the event that was held at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Reprinted from February 19, 1921

On Saturday, February 12th, Jack Bertken celebrated his eighth anniversary by entertaining a number of his little companions at his home in Mariposa.   More...

Hiccups precede Verizon takeover

Erratic service already is noted

The county’s biggest cell-phone service provider is predicting spotty service in the run up to an April 25 switchover from Golden State Cellular to Verizon Wireless, a Verizon spokesperson said this week.  More...

Reprinted from September 13, 1919

It has been reported that a huge impounding dam will be erected on the Merced river at Exchequer, near Hornitos. Let us hope that this rumor may be true and that other similar projects may be carried out both by private parties and by the U.S. More...

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