September 8, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

Tax postponement program will be available to residents

Area residents are reminded the California Property Tax Postponement Program is now available.  Applications for the program are now being accepted by the office of the California State Comptroller.  The applications will be accepted starti More...

Your photos

Valerie Patterson recently shot this photo of a buck in the Ponderosa Basin. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Grizzly Cinema to feature Mariposa Reads movie

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Cinema’s first film of the season and one of the last Mariposa Reads events of the summer come together on Thursday, Sept. 15.  It will be in the Mariposa County Fiester Auditorium from 5-8 p.m. More...

RISK — AND REWARD

New technology helps probation office deal with local DUI offenders

The Mariposa County Probation Office is utilizing technology which changes the way it handles offenders who drive under the influence of alcohol and violate the alcohol driving limit.  The SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring system allows the pr More...

Despite the drought, ag holds its own in County

Production down just 1.9 percent despite lack of moisture, closed vineyards and more

Even through a drought, agriculture production in Mariposa County remained steady in 2015.  That was the conclusion reached in the 2015 Mariposa County Agriculture Crop and Livestock report recently presented by Mariposa County Agriculture Commi More...

A howlin’ good time slated at CoyoteFest

Coulterville might be a small town, but it’s got a lot of pride. That pride is evident every year when CoyoteFest rolls around. More...

Local Rotary honors service to community

The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club welcomed Tia Saletta District 5220 Governor and Assistant Governor Susan Madden to its Aug. 31 service celebration meeting. More...

IN BRIEF...

Breakfast slated in Coulterville The monthly Northern Mariposa County History Center breakfast will be at the Old School House in Coulterville, located at the corner of Broadway and Cemetery streets on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 8 to 11 am. More...

Singles group has monthly dinner

The 55-plus singles group meets monthly for dinner.  They meet on the third Thursday at 5 p.m. The locations vary.  The dinners are for people to simply get together and visit. For locations, call Sharon at 742-6558.   More...

Spit and polished

Sophia Rudge, 12, shows off her watermelon spitting abilities on Monday during the Mariposa County Fair. The contest is always popular and is one of the final events of the fair. More...

Experts say oaks in County are dying because of drought

The Mariposa County University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners’ Helpline Desk has been busy fielding inquiries about dead and dying oaks.  More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Aug. 29 - Power lines were reported down on Woodland Drive. • A merchant reported counterfeit money in Mariposa. • An illegal fire was reported on River Road in El Portal. More...

Free activities are set at Mariposa County Library

Looking for something fun, free and educational to do with the family on Saturday mornings?  Bring them to the Mariposa Library for a read-aloud story, craft and activities everyone will enjoy.  This Saturday, Sept. More...

Mariposa County now has new atlas available

Maps will be able to be used on smart devices

If you are traveling the back roads, or main roads, of Mariposa County, a new road atlas might come in handy. More...

Stark reality

This dramatic photo was submitted to the newspaper by local resident Tracy Guenthart. It’s a photo of a helicopter making a water drop at the Sorberanes Fire near Monterey. More...

New program helps homeowners finance energy efficiency products

Before now, a homeowner in Mariposa County who wanted to go solar, replace their AC unit, or install new efficient windows and doors would have had to pay for the project up front or take out a loan.  More...

Water system to be featured on farm tour

Mariposa County residents are all too familiar with the extremes of California’s climate, with its wet winters and dry summers.  More...

Inaugural Mariposa Go West Festival scheduled for Oct. 1

Gunfighters, gold panning, music and more will be featured at the inaugural Mariposa Go West Festival.  The new event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 in downtown Mariposa. Festivities will get started at 10 a.m. and continue into the evening. More...

Square dance lessons set to begin next week

Line dancing will also be taking place

Square dance lessons for new dancers will begin at the Bootjack Stompers Hall across from the fairgrounds on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. and continue each Tuesday evening.   The club caller is Rachel Phillips of Groveland. More...

Turtle power

Western pond turtles returning to Yosemite thanks to partnership between wildlife groups

It might be a slow process, but a turtle species is coming back to Yosemite.  As part of a partnership between the Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC), the National Park Service (NPS), the San Francisco Zoo, Mariposa Public Utility District and ot More...

Sorority celebrates its history

Xi Phi Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority celebrated the founding of the sorority with a potluck salad lunch and dessert at the Oak Creek Clubhouse in Oakhurst. More...

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