Fire scorches 200 acres



THE GLOW FROM A 200-ACRE GRASS FIRE COULD BE SEEN FROM HIGHWAY 140 ON SEPT. 30. ACCORDING TO CAL FIRE BATTALION CHIEF KEVIN SMITH, THE FIRE WAS REPORTED ABOUT 9:30 P.M. AT CUNNINGHAM ROAD AND SOUTH BEAR CREEK. THE FIRE DID NOT THREATEN ANY STRUCTURES AND BEGAN IN MERCED COUNTY BEFORE BURNING ACROSS THE COUNTY LINE. EIGHT CAL FIRE ENGINES, […]

Mariposa takes part in sustainability event



On Sunday, Oct. 10, more than 6,000 communities in 184 countries will hold “work parties” as examples for elected officials to “get to work” by moving forward on strong climate and clean energy policies. This Global Work Party will be the world’s largest day of practical action to confront the climate crisis. A group of Mariposa families, concerned about the […]

Edwards honored with national award



  Sixteen-year-old Sydnie Edwards from Midpines was selected from hundreds of children across the nation nominated for their good deeds in the Nestlé® Drumstick ® Heroes Contest. Edwards is one of 50 winners to be honored throughout the summer. She will receive the ultimate summer celebration, complete with enough Nestlé Drumstick sundae cones and a fun-filled party package to host […]

Correction



In the Sept. 30 story about the continued debate on the Cathey’s Valley Community Plan, Skip Skyrud was incorrectly identified as a member of the Mariposa County Planning Commission. Skyrud resigned from the commission in February of 2009. The GAZETTE regrets the error. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please […]

Market draws crowd to Hornitos



GAZETTE PHOTO BY DAN TUCKER IN SPITE OF THREATENING SKIES, THE ANNUAL HORNITOS FLEA MARKET WAS A HUGE SUCCESS. ABOVE, SHOPPERS LOOK THROUGH THE THOUSANDS OF ITEMS AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT THE MARKET. THE PROCEEDS HELP THE HORNITOS PATRONS CLUB FUND ITS MANY COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue […]

Mariposa County supports 2010 Fire Prevention Week



In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation, and since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which Oct. 9 falls. According to the National Archives and Records Administration’s Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. The President […]

Friday, Oct. 8



Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reformers Unanimous – a free addictions program held at the corner of 12th and Jones Street (next to the old First Baptist Church), every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 966-5780 or 966-5542. Narcotics Anonymous […]

Saturday, Oct. 9



Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Narcotics Anonymous – 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). Democratic Club – meets at the Miner’s Inn at 9:45 a.m. Fishing Derby – at the Bagby boat launch at 6 a.m. $10 buy-in. contact Gordon Hicks […]

Sunday, Oct. 10



Alcoholics Anonymous – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. La Grange Odd Fellows – breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. $6 for biscuits and gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs, potatoes O’Brien, coffee and orange juice. For information, call 853-2128 or 853-2027. Motherload Pistol Club – steel challenge match at […]

Monday, Oct. 11



Canteen Coffee Time – every Monday at Happy Burger Diner from 6 to 10 a.m. for veterans and their spouses. Free coffee or tea. Narcotics Anonymous – 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Prayer and support […]