November 3, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

Measure L to fund schools appears to have overwhelmingly passed  Free Access 

It looks like Mariposa County voters have overwhelmingly chosen to fund school facilities improvements. More...

Made in Mariposa group sets next meeting

The Made in Mariposa initiative will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at the Mariposa County Government Center, 5100 Bullion Street.  More...

Newspaper posts holiday deadlines

The Mariposa Gazette will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-25 for Thanksgiving.  There will be an early deadline for classified advertising for the Nov. 24 newspaper.  The deadline will be noon on Monday, Nov. 21.   More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Oct. 24 - 30

EMS - 9 Fires - 2 Public Assists - 3 Auto Collisions - 3   More...

Housing woes are subject at County supervisors’ meeting

Knowing there is a housing problem in Mariposa County is one thing. Doing something about it is another. “For the first time ever, I think there is political will in this County,” said Mariposa County District 4 Supervisor Kevin Cann. More...

Local voting numbers strong

As announced in a previous Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting, mail-in ballots for this year’s election will require more postage.  Because of the weight of mail-in ballots for Mariposa County voters, which are more than one ounc More...

Mobile district hours set

A staff member from the offices of State Senator Tom Berryhill and Assembly member Frank Bigelow will hold Mobile District Office hours in Mariposa and Oakhurst on Wednesday, Nov. More...

Veterans Day ceremonies slated across community

Mariposa Elementary School is holding its 21st Annual Veterans Day Ceremony this year at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10.  More...

Veterans asked to be part of Arts Council program

The Mariposa County Arts Council is asking local veterans and their families to participate and support an upcoming art installation focusing on the experiences of those who have served in the United States’ military.  More...

Audubon to host live birds of prey event with three raptors to be the stars of show

Few, if any, birds spark the human imagination more than birds of prey.  Foothill area residents will have an opportunity to see some of these birds at close range, and to learn about their importance as predators atop the food chain, at Yosemit More...

Sgt. Reavis ‘feels good’ about accomplishment

Reavis spoke with the Gazette shortly after the announcement of his confirmation of induction to the Enlisted Pilot Cadre Selection program.  “It definitely feels good,” Reavis said. More...

IN BRIEF...

Spaces available at craft show   There are limited spaces still available for crafters at the Christmas Craft Show set for Dec. 2-3 at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. At this time officials said they cannot take any additional jewelry vendors.  More...

Dinner scheduled to honor parents in area who adopt

In honor of National Adoption Month, all current foster parents, relative care providers and adoptive parents are invited to a dinner celebration.  It will be on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. More...

CSEDD releases Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

The Central Sierra Economic Development District (CSEDD) released its 2017-2022 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for a 30-day public viewing and comment period.  More...

Burn ban lifted, officials urge caution, outline requirements

Permits, burn day status must be confirmed

With the recent moisture that has fallen in the region, the burn ban in Mariposa County has been lifted.  However, officials from CAL FIRE say there are strict rules that must be followed and persons must confirm each day if burning is allowed.& More...

Your photos

Reader Howard Skinner sent in this photo that was taken in October at McCabe Flats. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Oct. 24 - A transient issue was investigated at the Mariposa County Government Center. • Theft of hand tools was reported on Hernandez Drive in Lake Don Pedro. • An ongoing loose dog issue was investigated on Varain Road.  More...

Rock and roll is here to stay

Local band gives back by playing for patients at Valley Children’s Hospital

You don’t find many 8-year-old kids who idolize Eddie Van Halen.  But Xavier Dacanay isn’t your ordinary 8-year-old. Xavier and his brother, Jonah Dacanay, formed their own rock band, JNX.  More...

Mariposa Rotary learns about CPR techniques

Members of three Mariposa emergency response organizations recently presented workshop on “Hands Only” CPR to the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Cub and guests. More...

Field of Service

The second annual “Field of Service — Past and Present” will honor those who serve, such as military members, emergency first responders, fire personnel, law enforcement and others. More...

A spooktacular day

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Hunger and homelessness issues will be focus at two coming events in Mariposa

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An ‘EPIC’ accomplishment for Air Force member

The Air Force is accustomed to reaching new heights. Heights, such as retired Brig. Gen. Charles Elwood “Chuck” Yeager’s first flight to exceed the speed of sound, and Gen. Benjamin O’Davis Jr. More...

Take a hike — with 10Hikes.com

New website set up to provide accurate hiking information, including Yosemite

Perhaps you’re an avid hiker.  Maybe you’ve gone out for a hike recently. More...

Mariposa County recipient of grant to help area victims of crime

Victims of crimes will now have more of a voice in Mariposa County. The County was recently awarded the Victim Services Grant, also known as a gap grant, for a two year duration. More...

Mariposa Rotary Club continues to fight polio

You may have seen the “End Polio Now” banners around town in Mariposa this last month.  Dedication of the month of October to ending polio served to focus the attention of Rotarians on their efforts to eradicate this disease worldwid More...

Work continues to restore Bean Creek

Northern Mariposa County project involves many

Work continues in restoring the Bean Creek meadow.  On Wednesday, Oct. More...

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