October 8, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

New owner of gym ready to help locals with fitness

Kiser offers variety of workouts

Jenni Kiser is a fitness fanatic. She works out every day, teaches others about being healthy and stays as fit as she can.  But Kiser wasn’t always into working out. More...

Correction

In the picture “AAUW assists Habitat” that ran on page A-6 in the Oct. 1, 2015 edition of the GAZETTE, the headline should have said Soroptimist, not AAUW. The GAZETTE regrets the error.   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...

Arts Council honors veterans in exhibition

“In Uniform” opens Nov. 7

The Mariposa County Arts Council is looking for local veterans of all ages to participate and support an upcoming exhibition of artwork focusing on the experiences and stories of those who have served in the United States’ military.  More...

Concert brings music legends to Midpines

Gilkyson, Craven play at Yosemite Bug

The Yosemite Songwriting Retreat will be held Oct. More...

Reducing the risk of wildfire is topic at Rotary meeting

Making homes safe is discussed

Most Mariposa County residents know the risk of wildfire is extremely high in the county and on Oct. More...

Boosters event benefits MCHS

Dinner, game tables offered

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

Rocks up for swap on Saturday, Oct. 10

Tailgate party is a free event

The Mariposa Gem and Mineral Club is hosting the third annual Mariposa Rockin’ Tailgate Rock Swap on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Former rodeo queen goes for state title

Barrington will compete this month

Mariposa native Jocelynn Barrington is competing for the title of Miss Rodeo California.  Barrington, 21, was the 2011-2012 Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Queen and in 2014 she was crowned as Miss Clovis Rodeo.  She is attending Fresno State, More...

Winter gardening is club’s subject

Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular meeting Thursday, Oct. 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa.  More...

CDC gives grant to prevent opioid overdoses in state

More than $3.7 million awarded

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer Dr. 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...

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...

CHP wants drivers to take action against distractions

Traffic safety presentations are planned

Year in and year out, thousands of people have been killed by distracted drivers and even more have been injured.  By simply changing driving habits, drivers can help stop distracted driving. More...

Treasures abound

Dozen of vendors and local residents selling their wares lined the grounds of the Mariposa County Fairgrounds last Saturday during the Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation 's annual flea ma More...

Dance like a wild turkey at Coulterville event

Mountain Fever providing music

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Coulterville Lodge No. 104, will be hosting a wild turkey dance and raffle featuring the Mountain Fever Band on Saturday, Nov. 7.  The dancing starts at 6 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. More...

Homeowners' get tips

Information was plentiful at last Saturday's Mariposa County Contractors' Association Home and Garden Show held at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

EMT course will start on Jan. 9

County Fire hosts class

Mariposa County Fire Department will be sponsoring an emergency medical technician course beginning Jan. 9 and running through April 26 of 2016.  The instructors will be Phil and Kathi Whitson. More...

Odd Fellows cook up breakfast

Building open for tours after meal

The La Grange Lodge No. 65 of Odd Fellows is hosting its monthly breakfast Sunday, Oct. 11 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Lodge in La Grange.  The meal includes biscuits and gravy, sausage, ham and cheese omelets and French toast, all for $6. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Sept. 28 • A suspicious vehicle was at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. • A vandalism report was taken on Highway 140. • A lost wallet was reported from Pioneer Market. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

Sept. 28 to Oct. 4

EMS - 4 Fire - 2 Public Assist - 2 Auto Collision - 0   More...

Garden club meets Tuesday

The Cathey’s Valley Garden Club meets at 10 a.m. at McCay Hall on the second Tuesday of each month.   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...

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...

Take a walk on Oct. 16 for mammogram awareness

Fremont hosts awareness day

On Oct. 16, staff from John C. 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.   More...

Mariposa Symphony tunes up for 14th season

Concertgoers will recognize famous music

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s 14th seasonopening concert will be held Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. More...

Soroptimist donates

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

Reprinted from September 10, 1861

September 4th, at noon, three robbers, said to be a Frenchman, Mexican and a German, attacked some Chinese at work at Savage’s gulch. More...

Arts Council offers free photography classes

Open to residents 55 and older

The Mariposa County Arts Council is offering a series of free photography classes for residents of Mariposa County 55 years of age and older this fall and winter.  F/STOP is a digital photography workshop focused on the artistic elements of phot More...

Politicians will hold office hours

A staff member from the office of Sen. Tom Berryhill will hold mobile district office hours in Mariposa and Oakhurst on Thursday, Oct. 22.  The staff member will be in Mariposa from 9 to 11:30 a.m. More...

Soroptimist organizes Halloween 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...

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...

Water group meets Oct. 22

The Yosemite-Mariposa Integrated Regional Water Management Regional Water Advisory Group will meet Thursday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the board of supervisors meeting room, 5100 Bullion St. 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...

Jewels in the rough at Hornitos Flea Market

Robin Falany of Hunters Valley checks out a cast iron stove during the Hornitos Flea Market on Sunday. Chuck Webber, the seller of the stove, said he found it in a barn. More...

Fremont Hospital needs more hospice 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...

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...

Reprinted from July 24, 1868

Two barns belonging to Mr. Evans, who lives between Hornitos and Hunter’s Valley, were burned about 11 o’clock on last Friday night. More...

Business Briefs

Foster Ace Hardware is holding a three-day grand opening at the store, 5188 Highway 49 North. Doors will open at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, and at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 11. More...

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