December 22, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

Much-needed rain falls in region, snow up high

Much-needed rain blanketed the region last week.  In addition, major snowfall amounts were reported in the mountain areas, all a good sign for relief from the continuing drought.  The “winner” of the rainfall totals in this regi More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Dec. 12 - Theft of a heater was reported on White Oak Lane. • There were threats investigated on Main Street in Coulterville. • A dead horse was reported on Alta Vista Road. • Suspicious circumstances were investigated on Burl Drive. More...

Correction

In our recent story about salary increases for department heads in Mariposa County, there was a mistake in our graphic that accompanied the story.  The new salary for the head librarian should have been $88,600. More...

A fair donation

The Mariposa Gazette recently made a donation of $8,435 to the Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation. More...

From Coast to Kops

Coast Hardware donated 12 bikes and a large number of footballs, soccer balls, basketballs and volleyballs to the Kops for Kids fundraiser, which provides toys for underprivileged kids in the area. More...

New court program to focus on mental health

Judge Fagalde discusses concept with supervisors

A new court program to help people with mental health issues will begin in January.  Behavioral Health Court will have its first session on Jan. More...

Combating tree mortality remains uphill battle

CAL FIRE continues effort, but cause is difficult, future still unknown

For Len Nielson, tree mortality in Mariposa County is both overwhelming and fascinating.  Nielson is the unit forester for the CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa Merced Unit.  It was two years ago when Nielson became the unit forester for CAL FIRE, a More...

And the Merry Mountain Christmas Parade winners are ...

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office received the first place award for their float that included The Grinch behind bars. More...

North history center preps for a new year

The Northern Mariposa County History Center will be closing for the month of January.  The history center will be open on Saturday, Dec. 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Invasive species to be subject of Jan. 8 meeting in Mariposa

Tour any garden or even just wild property in Mariposa County and its likely you can surprise the owner with the news that some plant growing there has a dark secret.  More...

VFW Auxiliary seeking help to provide ‘Blankets for Heroes’

Members of the VFW Auxiliary Post 6042 are seeking assistance with their latest project, “Blankets for Heroes.”  More...

Your photos

Reader Leslie Brenner submitted this photo of her feline friend hanging out in a planter. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Two hurt slightly during accident on Highway 140

A wreck last week on Highway 140 resulted in minor injuries to two people.  According to the California Highway Patrol, at 5:40 p.m. on Friday, Dec. More...

A SOURCE OF SUPPORT

Human Services hoping to fill vacancies for In-Home Support Services advisory board

It’s well known that Mariposa County has a large elderly population. It’s a tourist town, and, some might say, a retirement town. More...

Helping assault victims in Park focus of program

A new program is being launched to better help victims of sexual assault or domestic violence in Yosemite National Park.  Mountain Crisis Services is partnering with the National Park Service to bring an advocacy program to Yosemite National Par More...

Dedicated servants

At left, Long-time Mariposa County employee Pat Kuhlman was recently honored by the board of supervisors as she was presented with a plaque and proclamation for her retirement. More...

Youth encouraged to enter arts exhibition

Entries need to be submitted by Jan. 25

The Mariposa County Arts Council will present its annual Young Masters Youth Exhibition this February at the Treetop Gallery.  This special exhibition provides youth in Mariposa an opportunity to express their ideas, narratives and inspirations More...

Offering a helping hand

Local organizations receive grants from Mariposa Community Foundation

It’s the season of giving, and the Mariposa Community Foundation is doing exactly that.  The foundation held its Community Enrichment Grant Awards night on Wednesday, Dec. 7. More...

Fruit trees to be topic at upcoming seminar in Cathey’s Valley

To get the best out of your fruit trees, you have to give them the best care with the right tools at the right time of the year. More...

Yes, Mariposa, there is a Santa Claus

And don’t forget Mrs. Claus, she is just as real as both help spread spirit in area

Yes Mariposa, there is a Santa.  When it’s not Christmas time, he goes by his secret name, Ron Fisher.  Fisher, who splits his time between Mariposa and the North Pole, has been appearing at local functions as Santa for about 30 years More...

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