October 16, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Grizzlies get a Pioneer boost

Pioneer Market’s Jason Dubberke (right) last week presented Mariposa County High School athletics with a $28,405 check to support student athletes. More...

Yosemite airtanker crash raises questions

AIRCRAFT SAFETY

The loss of one of CAL FIRE’s front-line waterbombers last week has focused renewed scrutiny of the nation’s aging fleet of firefighting aircraft. More...

New 4-H member deadline is Nov. 1

4-H is a program of the University of California Cooperative Extension which is collaboration between federal, state, and county governments. More...

Benefit to help Kuhnel’s ongoing fight with illness

The community is invited to help raise money for 2010 Mariposa County High School graduate and long-time Mariposa resident Kellie Kuhnel, with the costs of the cancer treatment she is currently undergoing. More...

Firearms raffle will benefit youth groups

Merced Elks Lodge No. 1240 has unveiled a weekly raffle that will benefit local youth organizations— including 4-H, FFA, Little League, Bears youth football, Mariposa Fish & Game youth shooting sports and other groups. More...

Cars and hot rods will soon show off

The Mariposa Yosemite Hot Rod and Custom Car Show will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. On Friday evening, Oct. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m., there will be a cruise night event. More...

Grass-fed beef is subject of meeting

UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) will host a follow up niche marketing/grass-fed beef meeting at McCay Hall in Cathey’s Valley on Wednesday, Oct. 29. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. More...

Conservancy will host open house

Sierra Foothill Conservancy has received Land Trust Alliance accreditation and has opened a new office. The conservancy will host an open house to celebrate these events on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 3:30 p.m. More...

Seed exchange set

A seed exchange will be held on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the One Light Bed and Breakfast Meeting House, 3526 Highway 49 South, between Bootjack and Woodland. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. More...

New director at Agency on Aging

The Area 12 Agency on Aging board of directors has announced that Kristin Millhoff has been named executive director. More...

Roundhouse hosts Gathering Days

The Wassama Roundhouse Association and California State Parks are holding the 27th annual Gathering Days on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Wassama Roundhouse State Historic Park in Ahwahnee. More...

Good, bad bugs presentation set

Mariposa County Master Gardeners will host a free workshop about good and bad insects on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at the county board chambers, 5100 Bullion St. in Mariposa. More...

John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation preparing for Black and White Ball

John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation’s 34th annual Black and White Ball will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mariposa Fairgrounds in the Sequoia Building. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 6 • A bull was in the roadway on Highway 140. • A vandalism report was taken on Highway 140. • A report of grand theft was received from Chicharra Way. • Child abuse was reported from Jones Street. More...

Town turns out to salute ‘hero’ firefighter

DOG ROCK FIRE

Several hundred people turned out last week to watch a solemn procession carry the remains of Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt through town after the San Jose man died in an aircraft crash while fighting the Dog Rock Fire on Oct. 7. More...

Landfill workers want Sundays off

Workers at the Mariposa County Solid Waste Department have requested that the county landfill and recycling facility close on Sundays so they can attend services and spend time with family members. The landfill is located off Highway 49 North. More...

Preparedness pays

CAL FIRE Capt. More...

Riders tackle Grand Canyon

Mariposa Mountain Riders members Peggy DeBuyser and Jane Smith recently rode in a five-day, 50-mile per day endurance ride on the north rim of the Grand Canyon. More...

Bootjack breakfast helps fire company

The Bootjack Volunteer Fire Company pancake breakfast and bake sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Bootjack Firehouse, 3883 Bootjack Lane. The all-you-can-eat breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for children. More...

Dining with a scientist

The Mariposa American Association of University Women sponsored “Dinner with a Scientist” on Oct. 2 at UC Merced. More...

Essay contest open to county students

Ladies’ Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Mariposa is holding the Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest for sixth through eighth grade students enrolled in any school in Mariposa County, including homeschooling students. More...

Artists sought

The Sierra Artists’ Gallery in Mariposa is looking for artists for the Gold Rush Art Show, scheduled for Oct. 28 through Nov. 8. Entries are being accepted from Oct. 23 to Oct. 25. More...

Pet Connection raises money for neutering

Northside Pet Connections sold iris bulbs at the 49er Festival on Sept. 20 and at the CoyoteFest on Sept. 27, which gave the organization a net of $800 in funds. All of the irises were raised and donated by Joe and Joseph Balch. More...

Free seminar focuses on safety

A women’s self-defense and safety seminar will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Mariposa Martial Arts Academy, 5081 Jones St. in Mariposa. More...

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