August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Horisons shuts doors of all eight clinics

Mariposa included in healthcare organization’s bankruptcy closures

Mariposa County now has one less medical clinic.  As of Aug. 1, Horisons Unlimited Healthcare closed the doors on all eight of its clinics found throughout the foothills and Central Valley. More...

Your photos

Reader Nancy Webb said this rattlesnake appeared in her garden. She grabbed her camera and then a hose. She is hoping to spread the word that many snakes will leave when squirted with water. More...

Hospital board approves raise for interim CEO

Helicopter service scheduled to begin Sept. 1, providers still needed

Over the last month, there has been a new face at the head of John C. Fremont Hospital. More...

County is continuing its effort to collect taxes on short-term rentals

Mariposa County officials are continuing to seek persons operating vacation rentals who are not paying their taxes.  More...

A ‘landmark’ exhibit is coming to Mariposa, open house slated

Cups by Ehren Tool will be available for sale

A reception for a landmark exhibit is set this month.  On Aug. 19 at 5:30 p.m. More...

Field of Service returns for another year in 2017

The third annual Field of Service: Past and Present event will take place Nov. 5-12 this year.  It will be held at the Mariposa Museum and History Center, 5119 Jessie Street. The opening ceremony is set for Sunday, Nov. More...

4-H’ers gearing up for the fair

It is time once again for the Mariposa County Fair and the 4-H members from around the County are getting prepared for the event.  They are getting their animals ready for show, entering items from the many 4-H projects like quilts, cooking, cra More...

Cleanup of river slated for Sept. 16

The Great Sierra River Cleanup is slated for Saturday, Sept. 16, at both the Mariposa Creek Parkway at the Arts Park, as well as the Merced River at the Briceberg Visitor Center. More...

Experts are sought to help businesses in County

The Detwiler Fire has changed much in Mariposa County.  Though a lot changed for the worse, some good things have resulted from the devastation.  One of those is the fact some state and federal agencies are willing to put more resources int More...

First responders invited to event

All first responders from Tuolumne, Calaveras and Mariposa counties are eligible to receive a free general admission ticket to the inaugural Unruly Country Brew N’ Que Festival being held on Sept. 30 at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora. More...

Miwuk baskets displayed at museum, officials hoping to expand the exhibit

Members of the local American Indian Council of Mariposa County (AICMC) and others met at the Mariposa Museum and History Center last week to discuss plans for the next phase of the renovation of the Miwuk exhibit at the museum.  More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Aug. 7 - Harassment was investigated on Harris Cutoff Road. • There was a rattlesnake reported on Penon Blanco Road in Coulterville. • A citation was issued after a report of a combative patient in the emergency room at John C. More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Aug. 6 - Aug. 13

• EMS - 7 • Fires - 4 • Public Assists - 0 • Auto Collisions - 1   More...

Correction

The phone number for the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council is (209) 966-7700. The incorrect number was printed in last week’s paper. We regret the error.   More...

Master Gardener program helped save homes in blaze

The tall, dry grass and trees throughout Mariposa County proved to be literal fuel for the catastrophic Detwiler fire this year.  The fire reminded many of the importance of defensible space and of clearing properties.  More...

Local team works hard to help victims of child sexual abuse  Free Access 

Caseload of victims has increased this year in Mariposa County

Talking to a young child who has been a victim of sexual abuse certainly isn’t something just anybody can do. More...

Next-to-last musical event set for this weekend in Mariposa

Music on the Green will present the second to-last weekend of the 2017 season of free concerts with the Jeffrey Kile Revue on Friday Aug. 18, and Bootstrap Circus on Saturday, Aug. More...

Applications open for grants

The Mariposa Community Foundation is accepting Community Enrichment Grant applications. A limited number of grants up to $1,000 each are available. More...

PG&E finishes work at Bagby

PG&E workers are no longer using Lake McClure’s Bagby Recreation Area as a staging ground to support Detwiler Fire restoration.  The Bagby Recreation Area on Highway 49 North was serving as a staging point for utility restoration effor More...

Annual Farm & Ranch Tour set for Sept. 30 this year

All locations on the 11th Annual Mariposa Farm and Ranch Tour are free of any destruction caused by the Detwiler Fire.  The event is set for Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. More...

New voting system demonstration given to Mariposa County officials

There’s little doubt the American voting system has been in the headlines since last year. More...

Annual Sierra poker run to benefit volunteer firefighters

The Sierra Shadow Casters motorcycle club will be hosting its annual Sierra Moonshine Poker Run fundraiser for the Mariposa County Volunteer Fire Department.  The event will be on Saturday, Sept. More...

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