October 1, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Fire Safe Council gets new chipper

Mariposa County Fire Safe Council received a grant from the U.S. Forest Service to continue the removal of hazardous fuel on private properties in the county. More...

Legion to meet on Wednesday

All veterans are welcome at meetings of the local American Legion Post 567, according to post commander Scott Cummings.  The post holds its meeting at 6:30 p.m. More...

Mental health board to meet

Mariposa County’s Mental Health Advisory Board meets at noon on the first Thursday of each month in the Mariposa County Behavorial Health Board Room.  Call Andrea Summerlin for more information at 966- 2000.   More...

If Mother Nature triggers El Niño, Mariposa County Fire is prepared

Fire chief: alliance with CAL FIRE key

If you believe the preliminary reports regarding a whopping winter courtesy of El Niño, then Mariposa County is entering a precarious situation.  The ongoing drought has left the area starving for water and people clamoring for a winter with pl More...

Bear that attacked Midpines resident found, euthanized

Total of five bears destroyed

For 26 years, Frank Milazzo has dealt with bear problems in Mariposa County.  Milazzo, the California Fish and Wildlife Warden for Mariposa County, knows that bears can mean problems for residents, but the attack that happened in Midpines on Aug More...

Mountain Crisis Services helps victims of domestic violence

Purple ribbons bring awareness

Since 1987, Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) has been observed across the United States during the month of October.  DVAM is a time to raise awareness about domestic violence issues and the services that are available to victims and sur More...

Educational program looks at water issues

Water saving on the agenda

On Saturday, Oct. 3, at 9 a.m. More...

Jerseydale Pumpkin Patch closed due to drought

Brian Finnegan, owner of the Jerseydale Ranch Pumpkin Patch, said the pumpkin patch will be closed this year due to the continuing drought.  Finnegan said that normally he gets water from the Merced Irrigation District for the pumpkins he grows More...

JCF needs volunteers

John C. Fremont Home Health and Hospice is seeking hospice volunteers.  Hospice volunteers play an important role by providing short-term respite for the patient’s caregiver. More...

Firefighting history on tap at AAUW meeting

Event is free and open to public

The Mariposa American Association of University Women is holding a meeting featuring Marcia Penner Freedman on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Miner’s Roadhouse 140 in Mariposa.  More...

Arts Council hosts North County show

The Mariposa County Arts Council sponsored the third annual District Two Art Show, which featured the work of artists and craftspeople living in Greeley Hill, Coulterville, Don Pedro and the surround More...

Ice cream social will help fund fire station

The Lushmeadows Company 29 fire station is holding an ice cream social Sunday, Oct. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Conservation District puts fire workshop on hold until winter

Mariposa County Resource Conservation District is postponing the Oct. More...

IOOF spaghetti dinner features all-you-can-eat

Odd Fellows LaFayette Lodge No. 65 is hosting a spaghetti dinner and raffle Saturday, Oct. 3 at the lodge in La Grange.  Dinner will be served from 3 to 7 p.m. More...

‘Ventriloquist’ owls will kick off new Audubon season

Yosemite Area Audubon Society will host the first program of the 2015-16 program season at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Bootjack Stompers plan rummage sale

Event will go on for three days

The Bootjack Stompers Square Dance Club’s annual rummage sale will be held Oct. 3-5 at the club’s hall on Highway 49 South, across from the fairgrounds.  Doors will open for shopping at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. More...

Fire volunteers cook up tri-tip at fundraiser

Volunteer Fire Company No. 32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club are hosting a tri-tip dinner Saturday, Oct. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Jewish community announces fall events

Simchat Torah celebrated

The Mother Lode Jewish Community will celebrate the end of Sukkot, as well as Simchat Torah, this weekend.  The celebration will take place Sunday, Oct. More...

Local artists can show artwork at gallery

Sierra Artists is offering local artists the chance to show their artwork for a month for a fee of $45 and no obligation to sit in the gallery.  At present, the gallery has an exhibition of spirit dolls made by Oakhurst artist Marilyn Turpen. More...

Restaurants help out Habitat for Humanity

Percentage of proceeds will help nonprofit

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County will hold its annual dining-out event in conjunction with World Habitat Day and Habitat Awareness Week in early October.  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...

Sonora Christmas Festival runs through Thanksgiving weekend

Food, crafts, more at event

The 41st annual Sonora Christmas Festival is scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 27-29 at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora.  The grounds open at 10 a.m. More...

Reprinted from April 19, 1872

For several days we have had disagreeable, blustering, cold weather, with occasional rain and hail storms. More...

Boosters event benefits MCHS

The Mariposa Academic Boosters Club (ABC) is hosting its fall fundraising event on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 6 to 10 p.m. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Sept. 21 • Scams were reported from Old Highway North and Terrace View Lane. • A verbal domestic dispute occurred on Shany Creek Road. • Threats were reported from Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

Sept. 21 to Sept. 27  EMS - 8 Fire - 0 Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision - 0   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 8:30 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...

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 Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  The board meeting starts at 5 p.m.  The district is now focused on drought More...

Basin receives second generator

Ponderosa Basin Mutual Water Company installed a second generator to assure water can be delivered to all areas of the subdivision for fire suppression and prolonged power outages. More...

AAUW assists Habitat

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a $500 donation to Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County. More...

Rotary International transforms lives around the world

Lafler is guest at local meeting

Mariposa Rotarians learned more about their own organization when fellow Rotarian Marion Lafler spoke about the Rotary International Foundation (RI) at the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club on Thursday, Sept. More...

Health department holds free flu shot clinics

Held throughout the county

Free flu shot clinics sponsored by the Mariposa County Health Department began Sept. 30.  The shots are free to the public and everyone is welcome.  More...

Fremont sponsors scrubs sale

John C. Fremont Employees’ Association is sponsoring a one-day sale of Scrubs and Beyond and Life Uniform merchandise.  The sale will be held Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. at John C. More...

Reprinted from July 15, 1870

Lightning in the Yo Semite Valley. More...

Oakhurst celebrates Quiet Day

The 22nd annual Quiet Day, scheduled Oct. 7, will be held at the Evergreen Conference Center in Oakhurst, starting at 8:30 a.m.  Quiet Day is a nondenominational day of spiritual refreshment and exploration.  More...

Soroptimist now selling ‘Favorite Recipes’ cookbook

Members, families compile favorites

Soroptimist International of Mariposa has announced the arrival of its new, one-ofa kind cookbook, “Favorite Recipes.”  The cookbooks are $15 and are available for purchase at Happy Burger Diner, Starchman & Bryant Law Offices or More...

Farm Bureau fundraiser features steak dinner

Event will be held at Fairgrounds

The Mariposa Farm Bureau will be holding its annual fundraiser ribeye steak dinner Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds Building A.  The doors will open at 5 p.m. More...

Benghazi survivor will speak in Bass Lake

Paronto will talk on Nov. 14

Kris “Tanto” Paronto, a Benghazi survivor, will speak Saturday, Nov. More...

Hornitos 4-H Club serves up tri-tip

The Hornitos 4-H Club will host its third annual barbecue tri-tip dinner fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 3 in Hornitos Park. The dinner will include barbecued tri-tip, beans, salad, bread and dessert. More...

Bingo games back on the calendar

Golden Ager’s board of directors recently announced that bingo games will start up again Oct. More...

VFW Auxiliary will host represenatives from district

Oct. 8 meeting will be at Happy Burger

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Keith Bertken Post 6042, will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, Oct. More...

Soroptimist organizes candy drive

Club helps make Halloween affordable

As the residents of Jones and Bullion streets in Mariposa prepare for this year’s trick-or-treaters, Soroptimist International of Mariposa is working to help those neighborhoods weather the economic costs of the holiday.  More...

Holiday foods are on the menu at church

A plant-based cooking show will be held Sunday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. at the Mariposa Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Fellowship Hall, 4994 11th St. in Mariposa.  Sharon Kinney will be the guest chef from Food-Funtastic.  More...

Trunk-or-treat needs volunteers

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...

Correction

In the story “McClard arrested after not showing for court date,” in the Sept. 24, 2015 edition of the GAZETTE, it was stated that Amber McClard was arrested in July. More...

Reprinted from May 7, 1921

Many of the tourists to this area express their surprise at the Jeffery Hotel in Coulterville and the reasonable charges made. This hotel conducted by Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Thompson is serving the public with most excellent meals at 50 cents each. More...

Forest Service revises three plans

Looking at Inyo, Sierra, Sequoia

In an effort to keep the public engaged throughout the forest plan revision process for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra national forests, the U.S. More...

Ellison wins chair

This year's winner of the Green and Gold Butterfly chair, raffled at the Mariposa County High School Alumni Association 's breakfast meeting, was MCHS alumnus Larry Ellison. More...

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