April 30, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Local officer receives honor

Lewis risked life to reach crash victim

California Highway Patrol Officer Steve Lewis received the Governor’s Medal of Honor at a ceremony held on Thursday, April 23 in Sacramento.  Lewis, who is assigned to the Mariposa Area/Central Division, was among 52 recipients of gold or More...

Bookstore is open on Fridays, Tuesdays

Books Galore!, a twiceweekly 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...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

April 20 to April 26 EMS - 14 Fire - 2 Public Assist - 2 Auto Collision - 4   More...

Call goes out for bus driver trainees

Classes help residents qualify

Mariposa County Unified School District is recruiting school bus drivers.  The district is holding classes to train potential bus drivers starting on Monday, May 11.  School bus drivers must know many things about the pupil transportation s More...

Breakfast helps local Relay for Life effort

Annual cancer survivor’s event will be held this Saturday

Mariposa Relay for Life is holding its annual cancer survivor’s breakfast on Saturday, May 2 from 7 a.m. to noon at the Mariposa United Methodist Church at the corner of Sixth and Bullion streets in Mariposa.  More...

Group files petition to restore Hetch Hetchy

Claims no water would be lost

Restore Hetch Hetchy (RHH) filed a petition in Superior Court in Tuolumne County on April 21 asserting that the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park violates the water diversion mandates of the California Constitution.  California&rs More...

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MCHS ag advisor Buz Arnold (at microphone) goes over a merchandise description at the live auction during last Saturday night's 20th annual Future Farmers of America (FFA) dinner, dance and auction a More...

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Jantz Bakery Manager Naomi Duhm smiled last week as she accepted a framed certificate recognizing the business's win in last year's MARIPOSA GAZETTE Best of the Best contest. More...

Coulterville looks ahead to CoyoteFest

Nonprofits urged to join

Coulterville’s Coyote- Fest, scheduled for Sept. 26, is in the planning stage, and is looking for people and organizations to get involved.  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...

Nature provides rodent control

CDFW says owls, hawks are better than using poison

Rats, mice and voles are commonly sighted around homes and businesses this time of year. More...

Al-Anon meets each Tuesday

An Al-Anon group meets each Tuesday in town.  Sessions run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at 5131 Coakley Circle in Suite D. The location is at the corner of Highway 140 and Coakley Circle.   More...

Pet group offers 30 vouchers for spaying

North County residents are offered discount

Northside Pet Connection is offering 30 vouchers each month for North County residents to get a dog or cat spayed or neutered.  The voucher entitles the holder to spay or neuter at a reduced cost. More...

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A cycling fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County was held on April 11, covering close to 50 miles from Mariposa to Hornitos and back. More...

Reprinted from May 14, 1861

Several “Prairie schooners,” loaded with raw celestials “arrove” at our wharves on Mariposa river the past week. More...

Residents should almost always leave baby wildlife alone

CDFW lays out guidelines for potential rescuers

Now that it’s spring in Mariposa County and the rest of the state, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding people to leave young wildlife alone if they come across them.  The county has a large number of wildlife More...

Home tour features classy kitchens

‘Fork in the Road’ held by AAUW

The Mariposa American Association of University Women will host “Fork in the Road,” a chance to see 10 distinctive kitchens, on May 17 from 10 a.m. More...

Author Yaley speaks about Vietnam book

Operation Babylift is focus of story

Many think of President Ford as being “shot at by some Squeaky person.”  Ford was much more than that, and he was a visionary who could recognize a problem and get it fixed.  More...

Ethos to man booths

Guests can have shirts, hats made

Ethos Youth Center will have two adjoining booths at this year’s Mariposa Butter Festival.  The booths will be manned on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3. More...

Library book sale is this weekend

The Mariposa County Friends of the Library will hold its semi-annual book sale on the first weekend in May.  The sale starts on Thursday, April 30, from 1 to 6 p.m. On Friday, May 1, the sale is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Bingo is back

Golden Agers Bingo is held on the first Friday of every month, and everyone over the age of 18 is invited to attend the game at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa.  Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. More...

Mens’ Bible group meets on Monday

A gentleman’s Bible Study group meets at Mariposa’s Happy Burger restaurant at 6:30 a.m. each Monday morning.  Happy Burger is located at 5120 Highway 140 in Mariposa.   More...

Young composer deadline is May 15

Musicians 8 to18 can enter

The Mariposa County Arts Council and the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra are hosting the Young Master Composers Celebration for 2015.  The celebration is an annual competition in which residents aged 8 to 18 are challenged by the symphony’s fo More...

Horses to join butterflies for festival event

Mounted patrols are set to continue on a periodic basis

A pair of horses carrying Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office personnel are scheduled to launch town mounted patrols this Saturday, May 2.  Earlier this month, Sgt. Kim Miller and Dep. More...

Plants, garden art set for this weekend

The Master Gardeners of Mariposa County will hold their annual plant and garden art sale on Saturday, May 2, at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in the Amigo picnic area from 8 a.m. More...

Town hall meeting addresses homeless

Mariposa County Human Services Department and HomeBase, its partner consultant, are holding a town hall meeting to discuss solutions and strategies to address homelessness in the county.  The event will be held on Thursday, May 7, from 5:30 to 7 More...

A.A. meets daily in the white house

The local Alcoholics Anonymous group, which has long met in the Pioneer Village center at Highways 140 and 49 South, has a new meeting location.  The group now gathers in the old ‘white house’ building behind the Bootjack market. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

April 20 • A caller reported a “transient problem” on 6th Street. • A rattlesnake was reported on Highway 140. • A petty theft report taken on Highway 140 in Mariposa resulted in an arrest. More...

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Sweaters and hoodies were in evidence last Saturday as the Grizzly Band played a day-long marathon honoring the group's late leader, Dr. Phillip Smith. More...

Plants for sale help fund scholarships

Plants will be on display at parade

The Butterfly Garden Club is scheduling its annual plant sale for Saturday, May 2, during the Mariposa Butterfly Festival.  The club will have plants along the route of the Butterfly parade, on Highway 140 next to Savoury’s Restaurant, st More...

Reprinted from November 13, 1875

On Sunday last, Robert Preston, aged about 14 years, son of Robert A. Preston, residing on the Chowchilla, met with a serious accident by an accidental discharge of a shotgun, which shattered his hand and arm below the elbow to an alarming extent. More...

Bootjack Stompers celebrate 66 years

Dancers meet on Sunday, May 3

The Bootjack Stompers Club will be hosting its 66th Anniversary Square Dance on Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m. at the Bootjack Stompers Hall on Highway 49 South across from the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  More...

District meets on Wednesday

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District Board of Directors meets the first Wednesday of each month at the ag complex at the county fairgrounds.  The board meeting starts at 5 p.m.  The district is now focused on drought issues, More...

Reprinted from April 1, 1866

On Saturday evening last, at about half past 6 o’clock, a fire broke out in the office of the Mariposa Free Press and destroyed the entire business portion of the town from 7th street, down Main and Bullion, to the fire proof store formerly own More...

Thirsty pot operations slurp up state’s creeks

Fish lose as growers’ greed rules

Environmental scientists with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently published a first-of-its-kind study that shows that water diversions for growing marijuana have a devastating effect on fish in the state.  More...

Gardens are on tour in May

Master Gardeners host event

The annual Mariposa County Master Gardener Spring Garden Tour will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 9:30 a.m. More...

Bridge is on Tuesdays

Folks are invited to play bridge every Tuesday morning at the Senior Activity Center, 5346 Spriggs Lane.  The center is located north of Highway 49 North off Smith Road.   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...

Reprinted from July 13, 1872

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Reprinted from March 20, 1897

In the Superior Court this week the case of Dulcich vs. Hilton dragged wearily on for three days and a half. The litigation was over a mining claim situated about a mile west of the town of Bear Valley. More...

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On April 11, Mariposa Relay for Life held a fundraiser at Steve's Sportsmans Cafe. Restaurant owner Steve Knauf, center, is shown with Carol Evans, left, and Harv Dearing, right. More...

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Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County recently elected several new officers and directors. More...

Adults are target of art classes

Oil painting, mask making will be taught

The Mariposa County Art Council will offered a series of adult art classes beginning in May which will be taught by professional local artists.  A transfer workshop will be taught by Anna Friedland. More...

Naturalist leads hike in Clark’s Valley

Conservancy hosts family-friendly event

The Sierra Foothill Conservancy will hold a family hike at the Clark’s Valley Conservation Easement on Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Adventist School hosts festival

Mariposa Adventist Christian School will be holding a Spring Family Festival on Sunday, May 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Marriage is focus on Sunday

The Yosemite Valley Chapel’s Annual Marriage Renewal Sunday takes place this weekend at the church’s 9:15 and 11 a.m. More...

Artists for duck stamps are sought

Artwork to be shown in July

Artists are invited to submit their original artwork to the 2015-16 California Duck Stamp Art Contest.  The California Department of Fish and Wildlife will accept submissions from May through June 3.  The contest is open to U.S. More...

Kelsey seeks names of local veterans

Student is working on Scout project

Genevieve Kelsey, a student at Mariposa County High School, is working on her Gold Award Project, which is similar to an Eagle Scout project, for Girl Scouts.  She is going to be making and presenting a plaque to hang on the wall of the high sch More...

$55,000 up for grabs at fishing derby

Bass Lake will host 35th event

The 35th annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby will give anglers a shot at $55,000 total in prize money at the event, scheduled for May 2 and 3.  Sponsored by the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce, the competitive fishing event kicks off the summer season More...

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