September 1, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

NMCHC pays honor to pair of valued members

The late Lane and Ahlqvist honored

This past year has seen the loss of two of the Northern Mariposa County History Center museum’s most energetic and supportive members, Bill Lane and Lennart Ahlqvist.  More...

CAL FIRE announces a new round of grants

CAL FIRE announced last week it will be awarding nearly $16 million for fire prevention grants to local fire departments and fire safe councils to reduce the threat of large wildfires.  More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Aug. 22-28

EMS - 5 Fires - 0 Public Assists - 0 Auto Collisions - 1   More...

Overcoming odds, local woman hikes John Muir Trail

Editor’s note: A local woman overcame a lot to hike the John Muir Trail. This week is the second of a two-part series about that adventure. More...

Daniels still making people laugh

Comedian will be in comedy tour coming to Mariposa

Editor’s note: This is part two of a series about the Joker and Jester Comedy Tour, which will be coming to Mt. Bullion’s Airport Bar and Grill in September. More...

Sorority sets annual yard sale this month

Sorority members of Delta Nu Iota are gearing up for their sixth sorority-wide sale to benefit many organizations in Mariposa.  Some recipients include the SPCA, Sober Grad Night, CASA and the California State Mining and Mineral Museum Associati More...

In the presence of greatness

Mariposan meets Olympic legend Michael Phelps while working as lifeguard

Olympian Michael Phelps made quite a splash at the 2016 Olympic Games, winning six swimming medals and adding to his legend.  Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, ended his career with 28 Olympic medals, 23 of which were gold medals. More...

Free concert set Saturday

A free concert will take place this Saturday in Mariposa.  Tim Hager & The Soul Galaxy Band will be performing a free concert at the Art Park on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. More...

Habitat gets grant to hire new director

Habitat International has awarded a grant of $95,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County to fund its first paid, full-time executive director for the next two years.  Habitat officials said they are looking forward to finding someone with More...

IN BRIEF...

YARTS winter schedule announced   The Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) will transition to a winter schedule on Oct. 1 which will conclude summer service from Mammoth Lakes, Sonora and Fresno for the season.  More...

Your photos

This photo of a Russian Mammoth Sunflower was taken by reader Shirley Kennedy. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Aug. 22 - There was a report of a bear digging in a trash can on Rainbow Road. • A suspicious person report was investigated on Stockton Creek Road. • Identity theft was reported on 10th Street. More...

Many eligible for help through PG&E program

Area electric customers could save up to 20 percent or more on their monthly energy bill by taking a simple step — enrolling in Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program.  More...

County continues to grow funds to renovate historic Courthouse, hoping to get more bids

How to fund renovations of the historic Courthouse in Mariposa was a topic of discussion last week during a budget hearing by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors.  The subject arose during the budget discussion about the Mariposa County De More...

Royal time scheduled for fair

On Saturday, Aug. 13, the Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty Contestants participated in their competition day. More...

Local artist in finals of contest

Jackie Baxton, 26, may have grown up in Southern California, which is known for its beaches and movie stars.  But Baxton’s latest piece of art, "Reclaimed," pays homage to the side of California some people don’t tend to think of &md More...

Mariposa County Library scheduled to add weekly makerspace

One of the ways libraries are evolving to meet the needs of the community is through the addition of “makerspaces” where people can create, invent and share ideas using equipment supplied by the library.  Thanks to a grant from the C More...

Raw Roots Farm to be involved in two events

Raw Roots Farm will be involved in two upcoming events.  One is the annual Mariposa Farm and Ranch Tour, set for Sept. 24.  Raw Roots Farm will be hosting a picnic brunch that day from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

A fair time

Just in time for fair week, the Mariposa Museum History Center has announced a Mariposa County Fair display. These items are on display at the museum for a limited time. More...

Mariposa County Flashback

Reader Victor Tiscornia of Coulterville sent us this photo he recently found in his father’s belongings. It is a photo of the stage in Coulterville, outside of the Jeffery Hotel. More...

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