April 6, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

CAL FIRE officials outline how annual state fire fee is utilized

With bills about to go out for the annual State Fire Prevention Fee, officials from CAL FIRE released information about the use of those fees.  The local fees fund CAL FIRE in Mariposa and eastern Madera counties. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

March 27 - An assault and battery report was taken from the emergency room at John C. Fremont Hospital. • Squatters were reported on Alta Vista Road. • A dog fight was reported on Jackass Creek Road in Greeley Hill. More...

1850 on tap to release craft beer

Popular Mariposa restaurant delving into the world of ale

Jake Wackerman grew up in Mariposa, a town he calls a “Coors Light, Keystone, Budweiser drinking town.”  Jake, who owns 1850 Restaurant along with his wife Hanna, is bringing a new option to Mariposa. More...

Mariposa Soroptomists donate to Habitat for Humanity to help with homes

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a $500 donation to Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County.  More...

Denim Day to be marked in County with April 26 event

Californians across the state are being asked to break the dress code and the silence on Wednesday, April 26 by wearing jeans to participate in Denim Day California.  More...

Butterfly boost

The Mariposa-Yosemite Rotary Club donated funds to defray the cost of the Butterfly Festival outreach to the Mariposa County Schools. More...

Biomass project awarded $5 million grant

Officials say funding means proposed electricity plant closer to reality

A biomass plant in Mariposa County is a step closer to reality.  The Mariposa Biomass Project (MBP) recently received a $5 million grant from the California Energy Commission.  “It increases our success rate by quite a bit,” sai More...

Tree mortality meeting is slated in Greeley Hill

BLUE RIDGE UPDATE

Welcome to the Mariposa County Tree Mortality Weekly Update. More...

Why is an orange growing in an oak tree?

The round “oak apple” is called a gall.  They are caused by wasps, and in Mariposa they are not hard to find. In spring, small wasps start to lay their eggs in the new growth of a tree.  More...

Audubon will feature foothills land conservation in April program

The rolling foothills of the western Sierra Nevada encompass a richly diverse and scenic natural and cultural heritage. More...

Your photos

Reader Rebecca Mock shot this photo of a woodpecker near their bird feeder recently. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

March 27 -April 2

EMS - 11 Fires - 1 Public Assists - 5 Auto Collisions - 2   More...

Conservancy to give $12 million for Park projects

Yosemite Conservancy is providing $12 million in support to Yosemite National Park for 34 projects in 2017.  Projects include building a new trail to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias along a historic stage-coach route, restoring bee, butterf More...

Key grant could help with major changes at landfill

CalRecycle funding crucial in getting needed upgrades to extend life of facility

Mariposa County could be in line for a major influx of money to improve the landfill.  “I think we have a really good shot at it,” said Neal Bolton of Blue Ridge Services, the company which submitted the major grant application on be More...

Exhibits and stories and music, oh my!

Educational event featuring the Mariposa County Arts Council to be held by AAUW

The Mariposa branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will soon be hosting a free public program featuring Cara Goger, Executive Director of the Mariposa County Arts Council. More...

Habitat garden art auction coming up

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County will host its second Birdhouse and Garden Art Auction on Saturday, April 22.  It will be held at Sierra Cider at 5569 Meadow Lane in Lushmeadows. The event will be from 1-4 p.m. More...

New website launched to protect Yosemite’s black bears

Yosemite National Park and Yosemite Conservancy have announced the launch of KeepBearsWild.org, a new website to protect the Park’s black bears. More...

Courthouse Carnival to be held April 28

First year event will serve to introduce youth mentoring groups to public and build connections

A family-friendly event geared toward youngsters will be held for the first time this Friday. More...

Mariposa Symphony Orchestra to host two upcoming concerts

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s 15th season continues as its Spring Concert is performed twice.  The first will be Saturday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School. More...

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