July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Firefighters halt Bridgeport blaze

Last week’s Bridgeport Fire between Agua Fria and Buckeye creeks off Old Highway charred just 4.7 acres—a result due to a rapid response by firefighters in the air and on the ground. No structures were lost in the incident. More...

Festival closes out with locals

Local bluegrass band “The Mountain Men” closed out the Yosemite Music Festival at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in the wee, early-morning hours of the Sunday, July 13 late-night show. More...

Fish & Wildlife reminds the public that wild animals do not need handouts

California’s wildlife is one of its greatest treasures, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is committed to protecting and conserving this important resource. More...

Two elementary schools land grant funds for student food programs

Students at Woodland Elementary School (WES) and Sierra Foothill Charter School will have access to healthier food in the coming school year after state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced on July 8 that the two schools were More...

Merced band plays at Mariposa Evenings

Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings concert series continues on Friday, July 18 with The Skylights and on Saturday, July 19, The Horse’s Mac will perform. The Skylights are an alternative rock group from the Merced area. More...

Donation helps

Yosemite Bank recently donated a one-and-a-half acre parcel of land to the Mariposa Community Foundation. The parcel is located in Mariposa Industrial Park. More...

Volunteers assist

During a recent Red Flag Patrol operation, 25 Volunteers in Fire Prevention (VIP) amateur radio operators provided staffing for the CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced units. More...

Former county resident writes work of fiction

David Wickenhauser, a former resident of Lake Don Pedro and Greeley Hill, has published a book titled “Crimson Highway.” The book of fiction is due for publication this fall, and follows the story about a truck driver in Nevada. More...

Vacation Bible school set for local church

Mariposa Lutheran Church is hosting vacation Bible school July 21 to July 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 4469 Highway 49 South in Mariposa. The theme this year is Gangway to Galilee. More...

Assembly of God hosts Bible school

Mariposa Assembly of God is holding a vacation Bible school from July 28 through Aug. 1 at the Mariposa Assembly of God, 5265 Highway 49 North in Mariposa. More...

Bull riding event is set for fairgrounds

The Fresno-based Bucking Bull Owners Syndicate has scheduled its major event of the summer for Saturday, July 26 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Blazin’ Hog will end summer with a feast

The planning committee for the Blazin’ Hog Barbecue Competition and Zydeco Music Festival is getting ready for the event, which is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Hours will be reduced at Cathey’s Valley post office

A meeting held by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) last week informed Cathey’s Valley residents of reduced hours and services at the rural Mariposa County post office. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 7 •A stolen riding lawnmower was reported from Dexter Road. • Trapped kittens were on Stout Lane. • Unsafe shooting was reported from Yaqui Gulch Road. More...

New life for old Masonic Hall is just around corner

Within the walls of every Masonic lodge there are echoes of history— and a healthy dose of the mysteries that come along with the historic buildings that honor the society of gentlemen that came into its own in the early 18th century. More...

County Fire Response Report

July 7 to July 13 EMS - 10 Fire – 1 Structure 2 Vegetation Public Assist - 3 Auto Collision – 0 More...

Airport operator status remains up in the air

The status of finding a full or part-time operator at Mariposa-Yosemite Airport is moving forward after the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors directed Public Works Director Peter Rei on July 8 to compile data for three interested parties and, with More...

Former FBI bomb expert speaks at Rotary

Rotarians on Thursday, July 10 heard from former Mariposa County High School graduate and Mollie Suh Yaley scholarship awardee Dr. Thomas Jordan. Jordan spoke on how his life so far has been positively impacted by Rotary. More...

Bootjack firefighters to ring breakfast bell

Bootjack volunteer firefighters invite the community to a pancake breakfast and yard sale on Saturday, July 26 at the Bootjack Firehouse, located at 3883 Bootjack Lane off Highway 49 South. More...

Hospital meeting focuses on two open positions

The John C. Fremont Healthcare District Board of Directors will have two positions open for the November elections. An informational meeting about being a board director will be held on Tuesday, July 22 at 6 p.m. at John C. More...

More fire restrictions hit Mariposa County

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently implemented additional fire restrictions on all BLMmanaged public lands in Mariposa County. More...

Northside Pet Connection participates in local events

Northside Pet Connection is holding a dinner on Friday, Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. at the Coulterville Community Center in Coulterville. On Sept. 20, the organization will be at the 49ers’ Festival in Groveland Park in Groveland. More...

Diabetes alert dogs are focus of library program

The Oakhurst Library will host a program on diabetes alert dogs on Saturday, July 19 at 10:30 a.m. in the Oakhurst Library Community Room in Oakhurst. More...

‘Rooted’ offers tacos

New Life Christian Fellowship’s (NLCF) youth group, “Rooted,” will be offering Indian tacos on Friday evening, July 18. More...

Do you recognize these people?

These paintings by renowned artist Duncan Spencer were retrieved by his grandson, Mariposa resident William Brandle. More...

Training looks at making businesses profitable

The Mariposa County Office of Economic Development is hosting a training program on Wednesday, July 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Mariposa Government Center, 5100 Bullion St. in Mariposa. More...

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