August 24, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Mariposa Open Arms to celebrate its history with closing potluck Aug. 31  Free Access 

Mariposa Open Arms (MOA) is a ministry of the Mariposa United Methodist Church, St. More...

Your photos

Reader Damarias Chance submitted this photo of Ethel earlier this year following a rainstorm. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to greg@mariposagazette.com. More...

Thousands are raised for CASA during Summer Fun Street Fair

Sometimes it takes a few years for new community events to become successful. But CASA’s Summer Fun Street Fair, held for the first time on Aug. 11, went smoothly and exceeded its goals, said Izzi Stalder, event organizer. More...

The devastation of Detwiler from above  Free Access 

  These photos show the impacts of the Detwiler Fire from all around Mariposa County. They were taken last week during an aerial photo shoot thanks to Airborrn Aviation along with pilot Martin Wymond. More...

Oakhurst restaurant raises $15,000 for victims of Detwiler Fire

It hasn’t just been locals who have donated funds in the aftermath of the Detwiler Fire.  The fire caught the attention of neighbors from surrounding counties, who have been eager to help. On Sunday, Aug. More...

Caltrans continuing tree removal efforts

Caltrans is identifying and marking dead and dying trees that could impact the safety of the traveling public along state highways. Those include trees in Mariposa County. More...

Parks and Rec day camp finishes another successful year in 2017

At the Aug. 15 Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting, the Mariposa County Summer Day Camp program received high reviews. The day camp is for children ages 7-12, and is led by many teenage youth. More...

Coulterville cleanup canceled

A cleanup event that had been scheduled next month in Coulterville has been canceled.  But organizers say they plan to move forward with the event in 2018, just ahead of the annual CoyoteFest in Coulterville.  More...

Free wi-fi now available in downtown Coulterville area

If you pay a visit to Coulterville, free wifi service is now available thanks to the efforts of a local resident.  “It’s huge,” said local resident John Kirby. “Everybody is so excited. More...

Weed management workshop rescheduled for Sept. 20

The Mariposa County Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the University of California Cooperative Extension, will be presenting the 2017 Hot Topics in Integrated Weed Management Seminar on Sept. More...

Man dies after falling off of roof in Lushmeadows  Free Access 

A Mariposa County man died last week after falling off of a roof in Lushmeadows. Steven Holt, 63, died after emergency personnel attempted to revive him. According to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, at around 8:02 a.m. on Aug. More...

County residents can receive rebates for variety of water-efficient purchases

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) has launched a new rebate program that offers cash rebates for the purchase and installation of specific water-efficient products. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Aug. 14 - A domestic pig was found on Gavilan Road in Mariposa • Petty theft was reported on Highway 140 in Mariposa. • Harassment was reported on Jones Street in Mariposa.  More...

YARTS set to waive fees on free Park days

Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) has announced it will provide free transit service to Yosemite National Park on all free National Park Service (NPS) gate days for the next three years.  More...

Commercial pot proposition goes up in smoke

Mariposa County is one step closer to outlawing any commercial use of marijuana.  By a 5-0 vote, the Mariposa County Planning Commission passed a resolution recommending the board of supervisors approve a resolution prohibiting any uses requirin More...

Soroptimists install 2017-18 officers

Soroptimist International of Mariposa held their annual Installation of Officers event on June 17 at the home of Board member Patricia Perry.  This year’s theme was international travel. More...

Artists sought for bird stamp competition

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is conducting an art contest to select the design for the state’s 2017-2018 upland game bird stamp.  The California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest is open to all U.S. More...

Music wraps up this week

The last weekend of Music on the Green will take place Friday and Saturday this week. It will feature Good Medicine on Friday, Aug. 26, and The Roger Perry Band on Saturday, Aug. 27. More...

Take 2! Library gets grant to make films

Mariposa will be the site of a film project this summer.  The Mariposa County Library received a $5,000 grant from the Central Valley Community Foundation as part of The Big Tell Film Contest.  The Big Tell is a film contest featuring undis More...

Show of the century

The total eclipse of the sun on Monday of this week was a major story throughout the United States. More...

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