December 24, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Tragedy averted

A section of Highway 49 South was shut down Dec. 16 for an elderly suicidal person on the William Sell Bridge over the Chowchilla River. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

Dec. 14 to Dec.20

EMS -10 Fire - 2 Public Assist - 2 Auto Collision – 2   More...

Coast Hardware steps up for children

From left, Heidi, Maryetta and Jim Dulcich, owners of Coast Hardware Do It Best in Mariposa, Will Atkinson, Mariposa County Deputy Sheriff’s Association’s KOPS for KIDS coordinator, and W More...

Caring and sharing

Manna House gave away 250 Christmas dinner components to needy families at its event Dec. 18 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

CAL FIRE extends the exemption for dead tree removal

As California’s severe drought and bark beetle epidemic has left millions of trees dead, the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection last week voted to extend a drought mortality exemption to the state’s tree removal permitting p More...

UC Merced sponsors naturalist program

The UC Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Preserve, the Merced County UC Cooperative Extension Office and the Upper Merced River Watershed Council are sponsoring the California Naturalist Program at UC Merced from Feb. More...

Rotarians serenaded by MCHS chorus

The Mariposa County High School chorus, under the direction of Music Director Rod Fiester, presented a program of seasonal music for Mariposa Yosemite Rotary last week.  Selections included a song about snow in Ireland, current carols and mediev More...

Spreading holiday cheer

Fifth-and sixth-graders in Mrs. Horvath’s class from Mariposa Elementary School went Christmas caroling around the downtown area Dec. 18. More...

Business briefs

Senior citizens can take advantage of seniors night on Sundays from 4 p.m. to closing time at Castillos Mexican Restaurant in Mariposa. All of the fiesta combination plates numbers one through 16 are 15 percent off. More...

Soroptimist donates to Helping Hands

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a $200 donation to Helping Hands of Mariposa’s parenting classes. More...

Forest Service releases evaluations of drafts

The U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Region is sharing draft evaluations of lands that may be suitable for recommendation and inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System. More...

Fulfilling wishes

They started lining up at 5:30 a.m. for the KOPS for KIDS toy giveaway at 10 a.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Dec. 18. 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...

Farm Bureau scholarships are now available

The Mariposa County Farm Bureau has scholarships available for Mariposa County residents.  To be eligible for the scholarships, students must be a resident of Mariposa County and a graduating senior from either of the County’s two high sch More...

Patriot’s Pen winner

Sierra Foothill Charter School eighth-grader Sergio Ramirez won third place in this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s Pen contest. More...

Mashiri leads advisory meetings for ranchers

Goals and more to be discussed

Fadzayi Mashiri, the University Of California Cooperative Extension county director for Mariposa and the livestock and natural resources farm advisor for Madera, Mariposa and Merced counties, is hosting two succession planning and peer advisory meeti More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Dec. 14 • A suspicious person was on Joe Howard Road. • A traffic accident was reported on Triangle Road. • A verbal domestic dispute occurred on 6th Street. • Suspicious circumstances were reported at St. More...

Hospital volunteers dissolve organization

The John C. More...

County bucks state trend as numbers shrink

While California’s population grew by more than a third of a million people between July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015, Mariposa County bucked that trend and lost residents.  According to a report released by the California Department of Financ More...

Board updates smoking regs

The Mariposa Board of Supervisors recently adopted an ordinance for smoking and tobacco under Chapter 25, No. 1112.  This updated ordinance replaces outdated regulations dating from 1950 and 1992. The ordinance took effect Nov. More...

Restaurant Review

(Editor’s Note: The following is one of a series of restaurant reviews on area eateries. An independent, anonymous reviewer is conducting the survey for the Gazette. More...

Yosemite’s Ranger Johnson lauded for service

Yosemite National Park Ranger Shelton Johnson recently received a Department of Interior Award for superior service.  More...

Master Gardeners award members

At the Mariposa Master Gardeners awards ceremony Dec. More...

TOPS celebrates Christmas

The home of Elaine Parrish was the scene of the TOPS annual Christmas potluck. More...

Drivers need to be prepared for winter

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) encourage motorists to prepare for fog and reduced visibility driving conditions on local roads and highways throughout the Central Valley and the Sierra N More...

Batteries, cell phones can be recycled

Mariposa County residents can recycle batteries and cell phones at local businesses.  Cell phones and batteries shouldn’t be put in the trash. More...

Technology can help older drivers stay safe

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently released its newest research into how the advanced automotive technology can keep older drivers safely on the road.  This is vitally important because giving up the keys can have serious consequence More...

Mariposa Biomass Project explained

Mariposa Biomass Project (MBP) is incorporated as a public benefit corporation in the state and has been granted nonprofit 501 (c) (3) status by the IRS and the Franchise Tax Board. More...

Mirelez recognized

Mariposa County Deputy Rudy Mirelez, who sustained two gunshot wounds on Oct. More...

Seniors win tree contest

For two weeks before Christmas, students at Mariposa County High School decked the halls and classes while competing for best-decorated Christmas tree. More...

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