December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

Making Christmas brighter

Shantel Sojka, left, advertising director for the Mariposa Gazette, presents a check for $675 to Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Deputy Jeremy Day toward the annual Kops for Kids More...

Coarsegold man killed in Dec. 1 logging mishap

Account established to help family

A logging accident in northern Mariposa County killed an area man on Thursday, Dec. 1. Nash Mayer, 40, of Coarsegold, was killed as the result of the tree falling during felling operations, according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Home tour set Saturday

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is planning a one-day-only Christmas home tour for Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This tour combines a mix of traditional, contemporary and unique homes. More...

Butterfly Ballet takes ‘Best of Show’ at parade

The 30th annual Merry Mountain Christmas Parade was held last Saturday in Mariposa.  The event, sponsored by the Mariposa Chamber of Commerce, drew a wide variety of entries.  The “Best of Show” award was presented to Butterfly More...

Art walk scheduled for Saturday in El Portal

An art walk will be held in El Portal Saturday, Dec. 10.  The art walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with art and crafts by local artists. Visitors can park at the Play Park or the Community Hall/Post Office or ride the YARTS bus.  More...

Volunteers sought for local 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 in the library’s adult literacy program.  Math and computer tutors are More...

Orchestra schedules its annual holiday concert

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s 15th season continues as its Festive Holiday Concert is scheduled for Saturday,   Dec. 17.  The concert will be at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School. More...

Local march set to support cause of North Dakota tribe

On Dec. 11, community organizers, with the support of The Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation, will host a rally and fundraiser to draw attention to the current pipeline controversy in North Dakota. More...

Search & Rescue donation given by local group

On Dec. More...

Your photos

Reader Charlotte Brenner snapped this photo of hummingbirds. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Nov. 28 - A report about an assault and battery was taken on Highway 49. • Physical child abuse was investigated on Fiske Road in Greeley Hill. More...

Plan moving forward for museum at airport

Group hoping to get project off the ground, focus on educational mission

A local group is hoping a proposed museum at the Mariposa-Yosemite Airport can take flight.  The idea, first proposed last year, is moving forward, according to organizers.  Local historian Kent Lentz along with airplane buff Roy Anderson a More...

Pure Wonderland  Free Access 

  Youngster Lillam Engstrom plays in the “snow” at the event. A snow machine was running throughout the morning, and it was popular with the kids. More...

Current deputy CAO hired on interim basis

The current Mariposa County Deputy Chief Administrative Officer has been hired on an interim basis.  Dallin Kimble, who has been with the County since May, will take over the CAO duties on Jan. More...

Tree mortality number rises to over 100 million

The number of dead trees in California has now climbed over the 100 million mark. That was the word recently from U.S. Forest Service, which has been estimating the amount of dead trees since 2010. More...

Grace church sets celebration

Grace Community Church of Mariposa is hosting a Christmas celebration.  The celebration, to honor the birth of Jesus Christ, will be on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 10:30 a.m. More...

Hospital finances appear positive, new members of board take office

The John C. Fremont Healthcare District’s most recent board meeting on Nov. 30 featured a sizeable agenda, but one of the most important agenda items was cake.  Yes, cake. More...

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