Shop Small Saturday looms

 Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 – Following a brisk day of shopping today on what is commonly referred to as “Black Friday,” local shoppers will have the chance to support locally owned small businesses tomorrow on Shop Small Saturday.The promotion was originally sparked by American Express, but has since grown into a nationwide movement to support small, locally operated businesses where […]

Big-time rain on way, snow at higher elevations

A series of storms are approaching the central Sierra this week, with the National Weather Service saying the wet pattern will last through Sunday, Dec. 2. Snow levels are expected to remain near or above 7,500 ft.–negative news for skiers, however.The NWS says Wednesday’s precipitation will be “short lived.””A more significant set of storms is shaping up for Thursday night […]

Christmas parade will go on Saturday–rain or no

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office decorated this patrol boat for the 2011 Christmas parade. Erik Skindrud / THE GAZETTEThe Mariposa Merry Mountain Christmas Parade happens this Saturday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. in downtown Mariposa. The parade starts at Coakley Circle and continues to Third Avenue.According to the National Weather Service, showers are forecast for Saturday evening.Santa will be at […]

Mariposa snubbed in All-SAL football voting

In voting last week by the coaches in the Southern Athletic League, Mariposa’s Grizzlies landed just a solo All-League selection in senior Jason Scherf while Turlock Christian, a team that was winless this season, garnered three All-SAL player slots.“The voting system is so antiquated it simply doesn’t work well,” said now-former head coach Dennis Blessing. “The Denair coach has a […]

Mysterious rumble shakes county

Cells of concentrated storm energy approach the county in this image from NWS radar on Wednesday morning.What appears to be an extremely loud and incredibly close clap of thunder shook Mariposa County around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.The rumble was strong enough to make some wonder if it was an earthquake. There is no information on the US Geological Survey Web page […]

Local artists display in Yosemite

 This evening, Nov. 29, the Yosemite Art Center located next to the village store will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. for an artist’s reception. This will be the last chance to purchase art supplies or enjoy the center’s unique selection of artwork until next spring. There is a 20 percent off sale for all employees and 25 percent for all […]

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