July 9, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Supervisor Jones donates equipment to fairgrounds

New chutes will help with horse, roping events

Merlin Jones, District 2 supervisors in Mariposa County, recently made a donation of arena grooming equipment to the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  More...

Rock hounds meet at state mining museum

The Mariposa Gem & Mineral Club meets at 4 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at the California State Mining and Mineral Museum at the county fairgrounds. Visitors are welcome. Information: 742-7625.   More...

Grand Jury sworn in

Last Wednesday, the 2015-16 Mariposa County Grand Jury was sworn in by Superior Court Assistant Presiding Judge Michael Fagalde, at left. More...

California Fire Safe Council awards county $61,360 in grants

Funds will help prevent wildfire

California Fire Safe Council recently announced it will provide $3.3 million in federal grant funds for 25 wildfire risk reduction projects to be conducted by at-risk communities in 22 California counties.  Mariposa County Fire Safe Council, Inc More...

Firefighters work to contain lightning-sparked fires

Lightning strikes ignited more than a dozen new fires across the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument over the past week. Most were kept small thanks to a quick response by firefighters.  More...

Seminar looks at pest management

Insects, plants are topics

The Mariposa County Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the University of California Cooperative Extension, will host its annual Hot Topics in Integrated Pest Management seminar on July 22 at McCay Hall in Cathey’s Valley.  More...

Fairgrounds friends meet each month

The Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds meet at 5:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.  To contact the group, send an email to mariposafriends@yahoo.com.  The main office number at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds is 966-2432.   More...

Griefshare invites all

All people who have lost a loved one today, yesterday or years ago, are invited to the Griefshare support group. It meets the second and fourth Sundays of each month at New Life Christian Fellowship church at 5089 Cole Road in Bootjack. More...

Reprinted from November 5, 1869

The party given at Bear Valley on Thursday, Oct. 28, by Mr. And Mrs. Castagnole, in honor of their marriage, was all that could be desired by the votaries of social enjoyment. More...

Jazz standards, alternative rock bands take the stage

Mariposa Evenings set for weekend

Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings, which is sponsored by the Mariposa County Arts Council, will host Jon Cardenas and the Wise Guys on Friday, July 10 and Moon in Leo on Saturday, July 11.  More...

Retired investigator for FBI is speaker at Rotary meeting

Jordan worked with VP Cheney

On Thursday, July 2, the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club saw a change in leadership and a talk from Dr. More...

Mariposa Democrats will hear about vets

The Mariposa Democratic Club is holding a meeting on Saturday, July 11 at 9:45 a.m. at Miner’s Roadhouse 140.  Bob Johnson, the Mariposa County Veterans Service officer, will speak at the meeting.  More...

Reprinted from July 24, 1868

We would caution unmarried ladies who visit the Yo Semite Valley to beware of “Old Whit” the guide. More...

Pistol Club will shoot on Sunday

The Mariposa Pistol Club’s monthly steel challenge match happens the second Sunday of each month at the range at 4443 Old Highway. Sign-ups start at 8 a.m., and the shoot begins at 9 a.m. More...

Reprinted from March 21, 1886

A man known as Jack Allen, an old timer about Bull creek and latterly in Yosemite Valley, was killed last Sunday by the falling of towering rocks above the Yosemite trail, between Whorton’s and the Cascades on the Merced River. More...

Tips offered to prevent backyard wildlife conflicts

Skunks, raccoons can be destructive

People living in Mariposa County and other rural areas of the state are likely to meet wildlife at some point. More...

County needs more options for child care

People interested in licensing can get help

Mariposa County is currently in need of child care providers.  People who like working with children, are interested in working from home and who want to support children and families while earning an income can become a family child care provid More...

CHP launches Web site with a new look

Public can access more information

The California Highway Patrol recently debuted a new Web site that can be used for looking for a local CHP office, learning about a career in the CHP or checking out the organization’s traffic safety programs.  More...

Ice cream social benefits firefighters

Ponderosa Basin is site of event

Volunteer Fire Company No. 32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club will host an ice cream social on Saturday, July 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Staged accidents can target innocent drivers

CHP warns about scams

To the average person, a car accident is one of the least desirable situations in which they could find themselves. An auto accident can be dangerous, traumatic, and expensive.  More...

Bookstore is open on Tuesdays, Fridays

Books Galore!, a twiceweekly book sale offered by the Mariposa Friends of the Library, is open for business from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Friday and Tuesday.  The location is Merle’s Room at the Mariposa Library, 4978 10th Street in town. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

June 29 • Suspicious circumstances were reported from the Mariposa Art Park. • Calls from residents reporting rattlesnakes were received from Ben Hur Road and Circle Drive. • A neighbor dispute occurred on Cuneo Drive in Coulterville. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

June 29 to July 5

EMS - 6 Fire – 5 Public Assist - 2 Auto Collision - 4   More...

Piecemakers do their thing on Saturday

The quilting group meets the second Saturday of each month in the lower hall at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. All levels of skill are welcome. Call 742-5427 for more information.   More...

Residents want to rebuild dilapidated students’ bus stop in Mt. Bullion

Vandalism, age are affecting the structure

For the past 11 years, Larry Ellison has driven by a little wooden building on Princeton Road in Mt. Bullion nearly every day.  The building is falling down, and needs a complete rebuild. More...

Blaze near Ahwahnee contained to two acres

Lightning strike was likely cause

A fire that broke out on Thursday, July 2, about 4 p.m. More...

Work day planned

On June 29 and 30, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints worked to clean at the site of Roxanne Laing's home, which burned to the ground on June 18. More...

One-day Mariposa 4-H camp open to local youngsters

The Mariposa 4-H Youth Development Program will be sponsoring a one-day camp for 4-H and community youth ages five to eight. The event will be held on Thursday, July 30 at the picnic area at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Monsters in Mariposa return

The Bucking Bull Owners Syndicate (BBOS) will host Monsters in Mariposa bull riding at the Mariposa Fairgrounds on Aug. 1 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. The 9 a.m. event will be free to the public and the 7 p.m. one will need a ticket purchased.  More...

Forest Service seeks public input on project

Action set on OSV vehicles

The Stanislaus National Forest (STF) is requesting public comment on the oversnow vehicle (OSV) proposed action. Public comment on the proposed action is encouraged. More...

Reprinted from October 26, 1878

Notwithstanding Mariposa and the county generally is considered as healthy as any portion of California, it does not altogether escape sickness and death. More...

Spring recital held

The Sounds of Music held its spring recital on May 17 at the Assembly of God Church in Mariposa. Thirty students, both children and adults, played to a full house. More...

Game hunter survey looks at small game

CDFW urges hunters to participate

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is updating its game take hunter survey.  To assist with this effort, CDFW has selected Responsive Management, a company specializing in natural resource-related public surveys, to conduct a More...

Volunteers needed for patients

Drivers sought for free program

An estimated 1.6 million California residents will learn that they have cancer this year.  The American Cancer Society provides transportation to and from treatment facilities to help people with cancer receive the critical care they need; howev More...

Breakfast helps IOOF

Meal features omelets, more

The La Grange Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge No. More...

Human Services plans for open house

The Mariposa County Human Services Department will host an open house for North County residents on Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North County Human Services office, 5026 Broadway Road in Coulterville.  More...

Correction

In the story “Social Media Addiction is Real, According to Experts,” in the July 2, 2015 edition of the GAZETTE, Renee Roper’s title was incorrect. She is a psychological assistant and licensed marriage family therapist.   More...

Hospital foundation plans summer events

Fundraisers take place in july and september

Preparations are in full swing as the John C. More...

Local beekeepers ready to save bees

Swarms can be relocated

Local volunteers with the Sierra Foothill Beekeeping Association are once again gearing up to save honeybee swarms throughout Mariposa County and the Sierra foothills.  More...

Reprinted from August 26, 1922

As shown by the County Assessor’s report there are 421 automobiles registered for Mariposa county with a total valuation of $75,000. More...

Free workshop helps residents save trees

Event will be held in Greeley Hill

A free workshop on oak and pine tree care will be held on Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Greeley Hill Community Club, 10340 Fiske Road in Greeley Hill. The drought has killed many oak trees in the county. More...

‘Blues in the Night’ opens on July 10 at Stage 3 Theatre

Sonora play runs through August 9

Stage 3 Theatre Company will host the opening of Sheldon Epp’s “Blues in the Night,” which will open on July 10 and run through Aug. 9 at Stage 3 Theatre Company, 208 S. More...

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