April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Home invasion suspect nabbed in Watsonville

A man suspected of aiding in a home invasion robbery in Mt. Bullion was apprehended recently.  Vincent Gutierrez, 33, of Watsonville, was arrested April 5 after being on the run for over a year. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

April 10 - A prowler was reported on Triangle Road. • Credit card fraud was alleged on Amelia Drive. • There was an assault and battery reported on 8th Street. • Mail tampering was investigated on Totokon Road. More...

Young composers are sought for local contest

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra has issued its annual challenge to all Mariposa County residents ages 8 to 18.  The challenge: compose your own classical music and you may be able to hear it performed by a full, live symphony orchestra.  More...

Her destiny is to Dance

Andrews hasn’t lost passion for ballet

If people in Mariposa were to think of ballet, surely the first thing that would come to mind is Tamara Andrews.  Andrews, a certified teacher at the Mariposa Academy of Performing Arts, has been teaching ballet classes for over three decades. More...

Youth Carnival reslated

The Courthouse Carnival, held by the Mariposa Merced Youth Impact Project (MyIP) and GROWTH, will offer a variety of activities for children.  The event has been rescheduled (due to rain) to April 28. It will be held from 4-6 p.m. More...

Area quilting show slated for May 20-21

Sierra Mountain Quilters Association will hold “A Stitch in Time” quilt show May 20-21 at the Oakhurst Community Center.  The featured quilter for the show is member Diane Ward. Show hours will be 10 a.m. -5 p.m. More...

Local resident available to teach Cowboy Poetry

This is Cowboy Poetry Week and a local resident is trying to generate more interest in the art. In 2003, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution recognizing Cowboy Poetry Week. More...

Tesla stations could mean a boost for local tourism

Company to offer Destination Chargers

The possibility of bringing Tesla charging stations to Mariposa has Dane Carlson all charged up.  Carlson, the CEO of the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, has been working to bring the chargers, which provide electrical po More...

Prescription drug disposal day scheduled April 29

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be set up at several locations in Mariposa County allowing local residents to return their unwanted, unneeded or expired prescription drugs for safe disposa More...

Your photos

Reader Carol Ream, who lives in Ponderosa Basin, shot this photo of a spider at work. It was working following a heavy rain. More...

Healy takes over at public works amid storm repair work

About 18 months ago, Mike Healy did a favor for a friend. “I came up here as a favor for a friend to meet Tony,” said Healy. The Tony he is referring to is former Mariposa County Department of Public Works Director Tony Stobbe. More...

March for Science set for April 22 at Yosemite

On April 22 scientists and supporters of science will be gathering in Washington D.C. More...

Winner announced for art, wine festival contest

The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary has the winner of the 2017 Art and Wine Festival Promotional Art Contest is Sharon Bortugno.  Bortugno’s watercolor print will be on posters and brochures for this year’s festival, which is on Saturday, M More...

Fire Safe Council offers new assistance grants to remove dead trees

The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council (MCFSC) is offering a new tree mortality assistance program to qualified Mariposa County residents. More...

Habitat birdhouse event scheduled for Saturday

Westamerica Bank has joined Sierra Tel and Pacific Gas & Electric as a corporate sponsor of the Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County Birdhouse & Garden Art Auction.  The event will be Saturday, April 22 from 1-4 p.m. More...

Museum slates open house during festival

The Mariposa Museum and History Center’s annual open house will be during the Mariposa Butterfly Festival on Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  All exhibits and venues will be open to the public. Admission is free.  More...

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