December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Dec. 8 • Calls reporting prowlers were received from Old Highway and Allen Court. • A neighbor dispute occurred on Yaqui Gulch Road. • A caller reported squatters on Carleton Road. More...

County completes key preparedness exercise

The county on Nov. 20 completed a large multiagency drill to rehearse how it would handle an Ebola case in a Yosemite visitor. More...

Idle Wheels seniors are ‘resigned’ to rising MPUD rates

Many residents of 111 units in the Idle Wheels mobile home park off Highway 49 North are not pleased with a 280- percent hike in rates for their sewer service. More...

Fremont offers nursing assistant training program

John C. Fremont Healthcare District is offering a nursing assistant training program. The anticipated start date of the program has been changed to Feb. 9 from Jan. 5. The application submittal deadline has been extended to Jan. 2. More...

Masons help build Kops fund

The local Masonic Lodge recently stepped up with a $500 check for the county’s Kops for Kids program. More...

Ponderosa Basin Chapel to hold Christmas Eve service

Ponderosa Basin Chapel is hosting its annual Christmas Eve candlelight and communion service on Dec. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the chapel, 5611 Creek Road in Mariposa. More...

Pet Connection helps spay and neuter pets

Northside Pet Connection now has 20 vouchers available for spaying and neutering. The increased value of the vouchers will expand the organization’s ability to offer spay and neuter services to the pets owned by individuals and families. More...

Church group offers free gift wrapping

Mariposa Christian Fellowship will offer free Christmas gift wrapping Dec. 15 to 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. each evening. The wrapping will be done at 4601 Highway 49 South, next to the Lighthouse Thrift Store. For more information, call 626-9988. More...

Reforestation funds are now available

The California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) recently announced the CARCD reforestation program. The program provides funding for small forest landowners to plant forest trees. More...

Manna House meal distribution is today

For the 30th year, Manna House will be giving a box of groceries that will make up a complete Christmas dinner to those less fortunate in the Mariposa community. More...

Gold robbers tested county jail capacity

Another class of inmate that requires segregation in the county jail are co-defendants awaiting trial, Sheriff Doug Binnewies said. Before their 2013 hearings and trials following the Sept. More...

Coast steps up for Kids

Heidi Dulcich (second from left) and Jim Dulcich (third from left), owners of Do-It-Best Coast Hardware in downtown Mariposa made a generous donation of toys and bicylces to the Mariposa County Deput More...

CHP to keep watch over holiday drivers

The California Highway Patrol started the pre-holiday Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving Campaign on Dec. 1. Because of the holiday season, many partygoers will be drinking. More...

Making their wish

These two little girls were thrilled to sit on Santa’s lap and tell of their Christmas wishes when he visited the Mariposa Kiwanis Club’s hayride last Sunday afternoon at Triangle Market More...

County Fire Response Report

Dec. 8 to Dec. 14EMS - 10Fire – 1Public Assist -- 1Auto Collision – 1 More...

Strike up the band

Sherry Nye, right, of the Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club dropped by the Grizzly Band room at Mariposa County High School last Friday to present a $250 check from the club. More...

CAL FIRE warns of home heating dangers

As winter storms start to hit the Mariposa area, CAL FIRE is reminding residents to take steps to heat their homes safely. More...

Fundraiser slated to assist Ritchie

A fundraiser to assist local community activist and elementary school volunteer Ron Ritchie has been scheduled for Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 at the Mariposa Pizza Factory on Highway 140 from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

All smiles

This youngster was all smiles when Santa arrived at the Mariposa Lions Club’s traditional Merry Mountain Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony last Saturday night at the Mariposa County Courthouse. More...

Hearing to focus on surplus property

Mariposa County Unified School District Surplus Property Committee will hold a public hearing in the town of Mariposa on Monday, Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the MCUSD board room. More...

Sierra Artists Gallery is ready for the holidays

Sierra Artists Gallery has added new artists to its cooperative artist’s membership. The gallery is located at the corner of 6th St. and Highway 140, across from Fremont House. More...

Soroptimist donates to Kops for Kids

During its annual Christmas program, Soroptimist International of Mariposa members made donations of toys to the Mariposa County Sheriffs’ Association to support its Kops for Kids program. More...

Arts Council is looking for young, local artists

The Mariposa County Arts Council will host its annual Young Masters Youth Exhibition this February at the Treetop Gallery, 5009 Highway 140 in Mariposa. More...

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