June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

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Mariposa County resident Rebecca Mock submitted this photo taken in the spring in Yosemite Valey. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

June 20 - There was a report of a man laying in the southbound lane of Highway 49 South. • Deputies responded to a report of a person on Darrah Road. • Child abuse was reported on Highway 140 North. More...

REFLECTIONS ON WAR

Two local World War II veterans recall their time during war

Their ranks are thinning. However, those veterans from World War II who are still living still have determination and spirit. More...

Fireworks show coming back to Lake McClure

Fireworks will fly over Lake McClure in celebration of America’s Independence on Saturday, July 2. The Lights on the Lake display will begin at dusk or around 9 p.m. Viewing-areas at McClure Point will open to the public at 5 p.m. More...

Volunteers critical in helping prevent fires

VIP.  In a year when fire danger looms over this region, having VIPs is critically important.  “Volunteer in Prevention” is a CAL FIRE program where local citizens volunteer to help fire officials with a wide variety of duties. More...

Let the music do the talkin’

Symphony going country for Independence program at park

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s annual “Independence Day Spectacular!” Concert will be held on Saturday, July 2 at 7 p.m. More...

Two headliners scheduled for annual Yosemite Music Festival at fairgrounds

Two up-and-coming bands will be featured at this year’s Yosemite Music Festival.  The festival will be July 8-9 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  One band is the San Francisco-based group Heron Oblivion. More...

EDC elects officers, sets vision for year

At its Annual Retreat this year, the Economic Development Corporation of Mariposa County (EDC) elected a new slate of officers and adopted a quarterly meeting schedule.  More...

Coulterville History Center breakfast scheduled July 10

The Northern Mariposa County History Center community breakfast on Sunday, July 10 will have baked goods for raffle prizes as well as gift certificates valued at $25 to $40 for several restaurants.  More...

Habitat store adds another day to shop

Starting in July, the Habitat for Humanity Resale Store at 5320 Highway 49 Northwill be open for business on Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. More...

Helping Habitat

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County received a grant of $750 from Westamerica Bank. This donation will go toward site preparation for Habitat’s next partner family home. More...

ZIPPING ALONG

Ranch attracts wide variety of visitors, owners aiming to market Mariposa

Spend a day at Yosemite Ziplines and Adventure Ranch, and you won’t be disappointed. More...

Teen seriously injured in Saturday accident

An El Portal teen was seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck this past weekend.  According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 5:55 a.m., on Saturday, June 25, Luis Martinez-Cole was driving his 2011 Nissan Rogue northbound on Silva Ro More...

Bear cub in road leads to wreck with CHP car

A bear cub in the road led to an accident involving a California Highway Patrol vehicle last week. According to the CHP, at around 10:58 a.m. More...

Area Events

July 4 concert set   Tim Hager and The Soul Galaxy Band will be performing a free concert on Monday, July 4.  The concert will be from 6-10 p.m. at the Art Park.  Donations for the band will be accepted but admission is free. More...

The smoke and mirrors of the U.S. Secret Service

Editor’s note: When President Barack Obama visited Yosemite almost two weeks ago, the Mariposa Gazette gained exclusive access as part of the “White House press pool.” Gazette Editor Greg Little and Office Manager Nicole Little were More...

Free seminar will focus on payroll tax information

The Employment Development Department (EDD) will hold a seminar on July 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Mercy Ambulance donates three AEDs

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors recently recognized Mercy Ambulance Service for donating three Automated External Defibrillators (AED) to Mariposa County. More...

DeWitt and Franklin will be featured at Music on the Green

Music on the Green will feature a band that plays a variety of music this Friday.  More...

Fire in Wawona remains under investigation

Officials are still assessing the damage following a Monday fire in Wawona.  The fire began shortly after 2 p.m. at the Wawona sewage treatment plant inside of Yosemite National Park. A 911 call was received at 2:27 p.m. More...

The heart of a lion

Mariposa Lions Club outgoing President Earl Crutchfield (left) is shown accepting an appreciation gavel award from newly installed President Stan Boyer. More...

Everyone invited to play bingo

Anyone over 18 is invited to Golden Agers Bingo at the Senior Center on Spriggs Lane in Mariposa on the first Friday of each month.  Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30. There are pull tabs and big pots. More...

He’s ba-a-a-ck

Celebrity Jared Leto paid another visit to Mariposa recently, flying into Mariposa/Yosemite Airport in mid-June. He is shown, from left, with airport manager Tony Borreson and Rachel Borreson. More...

Habitat members receive training

As part of its Capacity Building Coaching Grant, Habitat for Humanity recently received training in governance and fundraising from Phillip Bridgewater, an Organizational Development Consultant with Habitat International.  Board members and othe More...

Parks and Rec offering plenty of summer activities

Are your kids sitting around bored this summer?  If so, there is no reason they should be. The Mariposa County Parks and Recreation Commission is offering plenty of summer activities for young and old alike.  More...

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