August 27, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Reprinted from May 7, 1921

E.V. Givens of Lingard, who owns a placer property in Indian Gulch, returned Monday from his property in the mountains, bringing with him a sack of the yellow stuff. Mr. More...

County values for ag, livestock reach new high

The value of agriculture and forest products in Mariposa County soared to a new high, according to the recently released 2014 agricultural crop and livestock report. More...

Local mine operator speaks out on mining regulations

Long says state regs are enough

With the question on whether the county should exert more control over mine operations by imposing the need for a conditional use permit (CUP), one Mariposa mine owner/operator does not see the necessity of more government control. More...

Mariposa man dies after vehicle overturns and catches on fire

Cause still under investigation

A single car crash on Harris Road on Thursday, Aug. 20, resulted in the death of a Mariposa man. More...

Oaks can be saved even in a drought

Water must be given correctly

Giving oaks a helping hand during the record drought is possible, according to Mariposa County Master Gardener coordinator Kris Randol. Helping drought-stricken trees includes giving them some water, contrary to most advice. More...

Reprinted from September 28, 1895

C.M. Dabney left Thursday for San Francisco to visit his daughter. Mr. Dabney has been for some time developing the Burnett and Dabney mine in the Sherlock district and has taken out some very promising ore. More...

MCHS alumni plan breakfast meeting

The annual Mariposa County High School alumni breakfast business meeting will be held on Sunday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. The meeting location is between the cafeteria and gymnasium at the high school. More...

Aglow is on Friday

The Aglow prayer group meets the fourth Friday of each month. This month’s gathering happens at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Mariposa County Library at 10th and Bullion streets. For more information, call 966-5457. More...

Local businessman looks to head up airport operations

Flight school instructor plans revival

A local businessman is hoping to get operations off the ground again at the Mariposa Yosemite Airport, and get it back on the map as an attended airport. More...

Made in Mariposa Project launches

Artists can submit logos

The Made in Mariposa Project recently launched with a call to the community for logo submissions. The project is being spearheaded by Mariposa County, Mariposa Chamber of Commerce and the Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Bureau. More...

Forest extends summer programs

Learn the art of fish printing

The Stanislaus National Forest is extending its Gyotaku fish printing and evening programs on the Calaveras Ranger District through Sept. 12. More...

Short story class starts next month

Mosher will lead workshop

The Mariposa County Arts Council will be offering a six-week short story writing workshop, led by local published author C.B. Mosher starting on Wednesday, Sept. 9. More...

Reprinted from August 22, 1873

The alleged discovery of a silver mine, by Dr. Dozier, a notice of which appeared in the Gazette of two weeks since, has not created very much excitement, but is steadily attracting attention. More...

Spammers hack school district’s email

A journalist in Turkey received an email on Aug. 19 that looked like it had come from the Mariposa County Unified School District, but in reality the email was a scam. More...

Reporting on rainbow trout is explained

CALIFORNIA OUTDOORS

Editorial Note: The following wildlife-related questions are answered by Carrie Wilson of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Readers can submit questions in an email to CalOutdoors@wildlife.ca.gov. More...

Chorus raising funds

Charlotte Hickman, Mariposa Community Chorus member (left) and Gail Vanderslick, chorus director, are pictured with a queen size quilt made by the Mariposa Piece Makers who donated the quilt to the c More...

AAUW fills backpacks for students

Group helps kids prepare for classes

Several members of the Mariposa AAUW (American Association of University Women) recently gathered at the Tavis Corporation conference room to fill 34 backpacks with school supplies donated by AAUW members. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

August 17 • Two missing lambs were reported from Highway 49 South. • A caller from Carter Road reported a deer in distress. • Reports of dead bats were received from Old Yosemite Road in Coulterville and Kimberly Drive in Mariposa. More...

Bookstore is available twice weekly

Books Galore!, a twiceweekly book sale offered by the Mariposa Friends of the Library, is open for business from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Friday and Tuesday. The location is Merle’s Room at the Mariposa Library, 4978 10th Street in town. More...

New bus shelter in Mt. Bullion

The student bus stop building in Mt. Bullion was replaced recently, after the old one was taken down. More...

Last weekend for Mariposa Evenings features Bay Area’s Baraka Moon

Roger Perry Band also takes the stage

The last weekend of the 2015 season of Mariposa Evenings will be held on Friday, Aug. 28 and Saturday, Aug. 29. More...

Rotarians hear about Small Business Development Center

Clark discusses local training

There is help for small business owners and those wanting to start a new business. Rotarians learned this from Kurt Clark, director of the area’s four-county-wide Small Business Development Center (SBDC). More...

Author will speak at library

Cyndi Spindell Berck, the auther of a nonfiction book on the history of the American West, will speak in Mariposa in September. Berck will be at the Mariposa County Library, 4978 10th St. in Mariposa, on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 1 to 2 p.m. More...

Reprinted from September 28, 1895

Last Monday night the house of Clif Clark about two miles below the town of Hornitos was robbed. Mr. Clark was in San Francisco on business and left Robert Arthur of Hornitos in charge. Sometime during the night Mr. More...

Habitat Resale Store open to public

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County sells building materials, paint and plumbing supplies, as well as cabinets, windows and doors. More...

Soroptimists look for new members

Soroptomist International of Mariposa is looking for women who want to make a difference in the lives of women and girls in the community. More...

DUI, driver’s license checkpoint scheduled on weekend of the fair

CHP will be out on holiday

The Mariposa area California Highway Patrol will be conducting a driving under the influence and driver license check-point on Sept. 5, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 2 a.m., somewhere within Mariposa County. More...

Master Gardeners ready for fall sale

The annual Master Gardener fall plant sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the firehouse demonstration garden in Coulterville, at the junction of Highways 49 and 132. More...

Reprinted from June 18, 1910

J.S. Wallace, formerly bookkeeper for the Mariposa Commercial and Mining Company, was arrested in San Jose together with a party of autoists, for exceeding the speed limit. The party was fined $25. More...

History on display

Paul Martin, docent for the North Mariposa County History Center in Coulterville, is pictured at the center's photograph exhibit featuring old and historic photos of the area around Coulterville. More...

YCCD looks for committee members

Vacancies open for oversight

The Yosemite Community College District (YCCD) Board of Trustees, is seeking applications from qualified individuals interested in serving on the YCCD Measure E Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC). More...

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