October 27, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

Two people hurt in Monday accidents

A pair of single-vehicle accidents Monday on Highway 140 in Mariposa County left two people injured.  According to the California Highway Patrol, the first wreck happened at 7:10 a.m. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Oct. 17 - A student walkaway was investigated at Woodland Elementary School. • A suspicious person was reported at the Mariposa County Government Center. • Deputies investigated petty theft on Chowchilla Mountain Road. More...

A SLICE OF MARIPOSA

Pizza Factory marks 35 years of business

Ron Willey’s philosophy on the food business is a simple but effective one.  “As long as you put out a good product, keep the place clean and communicate, you should be okay,” Willey said.  More...

Homes are sought for annual Christmas tour

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is looking for homes to include in its annual Christmas Home Tour.  The Soroptimists are planning a tour combining a mix of traditional, contemporary and very unique homes, in addition to bed and breakfasts More...

Local Cub Scouts schedule event for this Sunday, volunteers sought

Cub Scouting will be highlighted at a gathering this weekend.  Mariposa Pack 94 is having a “Fun Day” on Sunday, Oct. 30 between 3-5 p.m. at the County Park in Mariposa. Boys in grades from 1-5 are encouraged to come.  More...

Habitat for Humanity now has full-time executive director

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County welcomed its first full-time executive director, Roger Powell, the first week in October.  More...

Tutors sought to help with literacy program

The Mariposa County Library is looking for people who would like to share their love of reading and make a difference in someone’s life by volunteering as tutors for the library’s adult literacy program.  Math tutors are also being s More...

Hiker has tired hands — from writing

Midpines author to publish fourth hiking book, more in the making

You have to wonder whether Sharon Giacomazzi’s feet or her hands are more tired at this point.  Her feet have to be exhausted from the 13,000 miles of hiking she has done since 1982, and her hands from the writing she’s done about ea More...

Certificate is required for short-term rental property in Mariposa County

Persons who rent property for less than 30 days in Mariposa County must register with the County.  According to Mariposa County officials, anyone who rents their home, part of their home or another dwelling they own to tourists or visitors who s More...

Clarification

Officials from Pacific Gas & Electric, following a story that appeared in last week’s newspaper, issued a statement about their criteria for removing logs and debris.  Debris must meet all of the below criteria:   • Debris mu More...

Two arrests are made in Ahwahnee murder case

Two arrests have been made in connection with an alleged murder in Ahwahnee last week.  More...

Your photos

Reader Janet Burnside took this photo of a bobcat near Owens Creek Road in Cathey’s Valley. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Small quake reported in area

A small earthquake was reported in the region early Tuesday morning.  According to the U.S. More...

Bye bye mattress

New Mariposa County program offers free recycling of outdated mattresses

Has your Sealy Posturepedic seen better days?  If so, there is a way to put it to sleep, so to speak, at no cost.  Mariposa County now has a program in place where mattresses can be disposed of for free.  Bye Bye Mattress is a national More...

New officers now in place

At the Manna House of Mariposa County’s general meeting on Oct. 13 at St. Joseph’s Meeting Hall, the following officers were installed. More...

Mariposa GOP committee sets election night meeting

The Mariposa County Republican Central Committee will be hosting an election night event.  The event will be in the Red Bud Room at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Financial picture at hospital is brighter, officials say

Clinic visits rise dramatically in September

The financial picture for John C. Fremont Healthcare District continues to improve. That was the word last week from Matthew Matthiessen, chief financial officer, during a meeting of the hospital district board. More...

Another brick in the Wall

Carol Suggs, Friends of the Fairgrounds Board member, presented rodeo queen Analise Wall with her $500 check from Friends of the Fairgrounds on Oct. 1. More...

Ewing Wing veterans will be honored Nov. 10

Many people have heard about the “Honor Flights” in which veterans from World War II and the Korean War are flown to Washington D.C. More...

A solo debut

Sophia Coleman of the Sounds of Music Studio performed her first solo concert on Sunday, Oct. 16. She is the daughter of Tanya and John Coleman. More...

IN BRIEF...

Hospital ball set for Nov. 5   “Under the Tuscany Stars” is the theme of this year’s annual Black & White Ball fundraiser by the John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation.  The Ball will be held on Saturday, Nov. More...

Trees being removed along Highway 49 S.

Anyone who has driven on Highway 49 South in Mariposa County lately has probably been delayed.  The reason: Tree removal.  Officials from Caltrans said they are removing trees along the highway.  As of last week, 1,017 dead or dying tr More...

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