November 27, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Prop. 47 may affect Mt. Bullion prisoners

Proposition 47, which was passed on Nov. 4 by California voters, will help reduce the state’s prison population by allowing some non-violent prisoners to be released. More...

County Fire Response Report

Nov. 17 to Nov. 23 EMS - 11 Fire – 2 Structure, 2 Vegetation, 6 Unauthorized burning Public Assist - 3 Auto Collision – 1 More...

Community asked to help Hotel Jeffery

On Nov. 12, at 1 a.m., the Hotel Jeffery in Coulterville burned. Because of the quick response from CAL FIRE and other firefighters, the rest of the block was saved. More...

Tuolumne Meadows is geologists’ object of study

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With its dramatic geology, Tuolumne Meadows is a center of attention for rock climbers and photographers alike. More...

Seeing ‘Oliver!’ can help youth

Sierra Quest Academy, a non-profit organization for foster youth, is holding a December fundraiser to help the facility buy a new vehicle. More...

Beware tipsy drivers: CHP plans enforcement

The extended Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year. More...

Brower donates

Randy Brower (left) of Randy Brower Construction makes a $500 donation to Deputy Will Atkinson for the Mariposa County Deputy Sheriff’s Assocation KOPS for KIDS program. More...

Bass Lake will be site of Christmas event

The Pines Resort at Bass Lake is hosting its 23rd annual Christmas bazaar on Thanksgiving weekend, Friday Nov. 28 through Sunday, Nov. 30. The event is free. There will be a tree lighting, a parade of lights, the bazaar and photos with Santa. More...

Fremont will host ‘Light Up a Life’

John C. Fremont Hospice will hold the 20th annual “Light Up a Life” ceremony of remembrance on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa. More...

Contractors provide

Rae Sanchez (left) of Mariposa Manna House accepts a $500 donation from Mariposa County Contractors’ Assocation (MCCA) President Randy Brower. More...

Yosemite Bank donates

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputy Will Atkinson, left, accepts a donation of $750 from Matt Foraker of Yosemite Bank. The money will go to the Kops for Kids program. More...

Mariposa County Fair is searching for theme

The 2015 Mariposa County Fair and Homecoming theme contest is open. The contest is limited to Mariposa County residents of any age and there is no limit on the number of ideas that can be submitted by one person. More...

Holiday program will feature local choirs

The Mariposa High School Advanced Choir and the Mariposa Community Chorus will present their holiday program on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at Mariposa County High School. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Nov. 17 • A scam was reported from Clouds Rest Road. • A harassment report was taken on 10th Street. • Burglary was reported from Stumpfield Mountain Road. • Petty theft of gasoline was reported from Grillo Drive. More...

Housekeeper at The Ahwahnee indicted for burglary and theft

A former housekeeper at The Ahwahnee hotel in Yosemite National Park, Jennifer Crystal Downing, 36, of Fresno, was indicted last week by a federal grand jury. More...

Autumn color shows off

Big-leaf maple off the Four Mile Trail added a bright accent to a hike above Yosemite Valley earlier this month. This week, black oak throughout the county were donning their fall foliage. More...

Summit Christian will host Christmas program

Summit Christian School will be having its Christmas program on Friday, Dec. 5. The event will start with a potluck at 5:30 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 3367 Woodland Drive in Mariposa, followed by a program at 6 p.m. planned by the students. More...

Steve’s Sportsman’s Cafe hosts fundraiser

Steve’s Sportsman’s Café will hold an all-day benefit for the Mariposa County Sheriff's KOPS for KIDS program on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Sparkle can add to holiday decor

Holiday decor can be livened up with lights, a bit of glitz and colorful blossoms, according to a collection of holiday tips assembled by the StatePoint News Service. More...

Bavaria’s Berchtesgaden is now sister to Yosemite

Yosemite has signed a sister-park agreement with Berchtesgaden National Park in Germany. The park, located among stunning peaks in the Bavarian Alps, has long been a vacation retreat for Germans and international tourists. More...

Animal disaster team will hold workshops on Dec. 3

The Central California Animal Disaster Team is holding an introduction to the organization core training workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 3 to 5 p.m. or 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Chili cook-off winners

Chivonne Wilde’s seventh and eighth grade class at Sierra Foothill Charter School hosted a successful third annual Chili Cook-Off to Keep Kids Safe. More...

Youth essay contest promotes hunting ethics

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and California Wildlife Officer Foundation are again co-sponsoring the annual “Passing on the Tradition” essay contest for young hunters. More...

Christmas bazaar set for Cathey’s Valley

A Christmas bazaar will be held on Friday, Dec. 5 from 1 to 9 p.m. at McCay Hall in Cathey’s Valley. There will be multiple vendors at the event. For more information, call 261-6850. More...

The great outdoors can be enjoyed year-round

Mariposa County residents don’t have to look far to find a beautiful place to hike in the winter. With Yosemite National Park in the community’s backyard, residents have miles of beautiful wilderness to choose from. More...

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