September 10, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Blazin’ Hog brings Zydeco music, barbecue to town

Event raises money for Fremont

The John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation is hosting the Blazin’ Hog BBQ Competition and Zydeco Music Festival from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. More...

Briceburg closure planned

The Bureau of Land Management Mother Lode field office has closed the Merced River Recreation Area while the Briceburg suspension bridge is painted.  The closure is expected to last until about Dec. 7. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Aug. 31 • Trespassing was reported from Harris Road. • A resident on West Whitlock Road called to report a rattlesnake. • Petty theft was reported from 5th Street. • A fraud report was taken on Pine Top Road. More...

Farm and Ranch tour showcases local ag

Mariposa AgriNature hosts event

Farms and Ranches of Mariposa County, a project of the Mariposa AgriNature Association, is hosting the Mariposa Farm and Ranch Tour on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  More...

Patriot Day ceremony remembers Sept. 11

Sheriff will officiate

A ceremony commemorating 9/11 will be held on Friday, Sept. 11 at 12:15 p.m. at the Mariposa County 9/11 Memorial Site at the Mariposa County Art Park.  On Sept. 1, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors proclaimed Sept. More...

Sierra Conservancy invites public to clean Merced River

Merced River, Bear Creek focus of event

Sierra Foothill Conservancy, along with Upper Merced River Watershed Council and Bureau of Land Management, is hosting the Seventh Annual Great Sierra River Cleanup on Saturday, Sep. More...

Nonlead ammo required on all CDFW properties

Enforcement will be strict this year

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding hunters that nonlead ammunition is required when hunting on CDFW properties for the upcoming hunting seasons.  Lead ammunition may still be used on national forest, Bureau of Lan More...

Author will speak at library

Cyndi Spindell Berck, the auther of a nonfiction book on the history of the American West, will speak in Mariposa in September.  Berck will be at the Mariposa County Library, 4978 10th St. in Mariposa, on Saturday, Sept. More...

Financial advisor to address Republicans

Club meets at Happy Burger

Owen Swart, a financial advisor for Banker’s Life, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Mariposa County Republican Central Committee (MCRCC), scheduled for Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. More...

Reprinted from February 4, 1870

A preliminary organization of a company to build a turnpike to Yo Semite has been announced. They intend to build a turnpike road from Mariposa by the most practical route, to a point in the Yo Semite Valley. More...

The flavor of the 2015 Mariposa County Fair

These young 4-Hers explained their skills during the 4-H chicken competition in the poultry barn last Friday morning at the Mariposa County Fair. More...

Fall plant sale benefits Master Gardeners

Coulterville is site of event

Mariposa Master Gardeners will hold a fall plant sale on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Reprinted from October 23, 1920

The Board of Education of Mariposa County held a special session Saturday last for the purpose of making final plans for transporting the High School pupils from Hornitos to Mariposa. More...

The Ahwahnee gets refurbished

Cottages see a makeover

Delaware North at Yosemite, Yosemite National Park concessioner, recently completed $650,000 in updating 24 cottages at The Ahwahnee hotel in Yosemite Valley.  Funded and managed by Delaware North in collaboration with the National Park Service, More...

Fourth graders can obtain pass granting free access to federal lands

Pass is valid for 2015-16 school year

On Sept. More...

Flea market needs vendors

Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds is hosting its fourth annual flea market on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. 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...

Shadow Casters poker run benefits museum

Children’s Museum to get funds

The Coarsegold-based motorcycle club Sierra Shadow Casters (SSC) is hosting the Sierra Wind Poker Run on Sept. 19 in support of the Children’s Museum of the Sierra in Oakhurst.  More...

CASA receives donation from Pioneer

Caroline Fruth, program director of Mariposa County CASA, accepts a donation from John Clark of Pioneer Market. 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...

Western justice on display

Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies (center) waves to the crowd during the Labor Day Parade last Saturday morning. The sheriff's office had a large contingent of entries in the parade. More...

Some faces change at John C. Fremont Healthcare District

New group will staff the ER

The John C. Fremont Healthcare District has a number of changes happening and some that will take place in the next few months.  The hospital reports that Dr. Kelly Sharrar, and Dr. More...

Reprinted from May 22, 1862

Parson Brownfield of Hornitos is well, but is troubled with a slight ticking in the throat. Supposed cause: eating too many sweet potatoes. Hoping that we shall behold the light of your countenance soon.   More...

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Representatives from community organizations and the family of Lance Cpl. Thomas A. More...

Trunk-or-treat needs volunteers

Mariposa Safe Families sponsors Halloween event

Mariposa Safe Families is hosting the second annual Community Trunk-or-Treat event at the Mariposa Courthouse on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.  Setting up the vehicles will start at 4 p.m. More...

Yosemite clean-up starts on Sept. 23

Volunteers are needed

The twelfth annual Yosemite Facelift will start on Sept. 23 and run through Sept. 27.  The event will help clean up Yosemite National Park summer trash before winter sets in. More...

Mosher to lead short story class

The Mariposa County Arts Council will be offering a six-week short story writing workshop, led by local published author C.B. Mosher starting on Wednesday, Sept. More...

Reprinted from September 13, 1919

The high school opened Monday with an enrollment of nineteen pupils. L.A. Offield is still principal. Miss Cleo B. Aubrey of Berkeley will take charge of the English and History work and Miss Florence E. More...

Community dance will benefit fire victims

Bootjack Stompers host sept. 13 event

A Mariposa community dance will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Bootjack Stompers Hall in Mariposa.  The event is a kickoff for a Mariposa fire victims fund.  The Stompers are sponsoring the event for the whole family. More...

New square dance class starts Sept. 15

Beginners are welcome

Bootjack Stompers will host a new square dance class beginning on Sept. More...

Photo submissions sought

The MARIPOSAGAZETTE, is featuring a photograph at the top of the front page each week portraying locations, events, scenery or other subjects, historical or current, that are representative of Mariposa County.  More...

Deer season opens Sept. 19

Deer tags are still available

As the Sept. 19 and Sept. 26 general deer hunting season openers approach, hunters across the state are gearing up to head out in search of deer in many of the most popular hunting areas. More...

Reprinted from February 18, 1862

It is said by some that periodically there are manias run over communities— everybody becomes religious— or everybody wants to dance—or something else. More...

La Grange Odd Fellows plan Sunday breakfast

The La Grange Odd Fellows Lodge No. 65 members are hosting their monthly breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 7 to 11 a.m. More...

Medema discusses Mongolian parks

Need in parks are broad

Tom Medema, chief of interpretation and education at Yosemite National Park, spoke to the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club on Thursday, Sept. 3.  More...

Reprinted from September 28, 1895

A force of men are engaged in cutting out a driveway through one of the big trees in the Mariposa Grove, when completed this will make two trees in the grove through which a six-horse stage can be driven. More...

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