August 25, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

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This photo of a spider was taken recently by 12-year-old Davis Bryant who attends Mariposa Elementary School. He took the photo in his front yard in Mariposa. More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Aug. 15-21

EMS - 9 Fires - 1 Public Assists - 2 Auto Collisions - 3 More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Aug. 15 - Cows were reported in the road on Highway 49 North. • A reckless driving report on Mt. Bullion Cutoff Road was turned over to the California Highway Patrol. •A verbal dispute was investigated on Highway 49 South. More...

Volunteers sought for annual river cleanups

The Great Sierra River Cleanup is slated for Saturday, Sept. 17, at both the Mariposa Creek Parkway at the Art Park, as well as the Merced River. More...

Park hosting special centennial programs to celebrate 100 years

Yosemite National Park will celebrate the Centennial, 100 years of the National Park Service, on Aug. 25. In honor of this historic milestone, park entrance fees will be waived Thursday, Aug. 25 through Sunday, Aug. 28. More...

Defying the odds

Local woman battles numerous obstacles, hikes John Muir Trail

Editor’s note: A local woman overcame a lot More...

Oralee Phillips named parade grand marshal

The grand marshal for the Lion’s Labor Day Parade has been named. Oralee (Hull) Phillips will serve as this year’s parade grand marshal. Phillips was born in 1945 in Fresno and then moved to Mariposa. More...

Yosemite expands services for deaf

Yosemite National Park has expanded the American Sign Language (ASL) Program offered to deaf and hearing impaired visitors. More...

IN BRIEF...

Genesis workshop meets each week Women of all denominations can participate in the Genesis workshop that is offered every Wednesday at the Senior Center. The workshop beings at 12:30 p.m. More...

CHP units focus on illegal logging trucks

As tree mortality continues to grow in Mariposa County, so does the number of logging trucks on the roadways. Because of that, the California Highway Patrol is stepping up its enforcement efforts. More...

Six candidates file for seats on hospital board

Three slots up for grabs in district

The battle for the John C. Fremont Healthcare District board of directors will feature six candidates for three open positions. Only one of the candidates, Suzette Prue, is an incumbent who has filed for reelection. More...

Correction

A headline and the first line of a story in our last edition stated that Brian Joseph Ballasch might plead “guilty by reason of insanity.” It should have stated “not guilty by reason of insanity.” We apologize for the error. More...

El Portal Concessions awarded NPS contract

The National Park Service (NPS) has selected National and State Park Concessions El Portal, LLC for the concession contract to provide visitor services at the El Portal Market. More...

July marks record month at Yosemite

Visitation nearly 810,000 during month, up to 4.7 million projected for year

Visitation at Yosemite National Park set an all-time record in July. That was reported last week by Scott Gediman, public affairs officer for the Park, during the quarterly meeting of the Yosemite-Mariposa Tourism Bureau. More...

Swine of the times

Bella Twiss is 10 years old and in the fifth grade. The Mariposa youngster is about the size of any other 10-year-old, but don’t be fooled — she has gained mastery over her two pigs, Pop and Percy, who weigh right around 185 pounds each. More...

Applications now open for community grants

Mariposa Community Foundation has announced the opening of Community Enrichment Grants for 2016. A limited number of grants up to $1,000 each are available. Officials invite applications from Mariposa County nonprofit organizations. More...

Music on the Green to mark final week of entertainment

Wide variety of music is on tap

This will be the last weekend of Music on the Green in Mariposa. The free summer concert series brought to you by The Mariposa County Arts Council at the Art Park will feature two bands. The Little Fuller Band will be on Friday, Aug. More...

Mariposa County Flashback

Reader and Lion’s Club member Donna Lowrimore provided this timely photo for Mariposa County Flashback. More...

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