August 14, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

County Fire Response Report

August 4 – August 10 EMS - 11Fire – 0 Structure, 1 VegetationPublic Assist - 1Auto Collision – 4 Mariposa County Fire Department has positions available for firefighter, medical first responder, and various support opportunities. More...

Lions Club aids fairgrounds in Wi-Fi capability

Visitors to the Mariposa County Fairgrounds are going to find it easier to connect to the Internet by the end of August. The fairgrounds is in the middle of having new Wi-Fi installed, which will be much faster than the previous sytem. More...

Price earns certificate

Cliff Price of Mariposa’s Foster True Value hardware store has been recognized with a Basic Training in Hardware Retailing certificate issued by the National Retail Hardware Association. More...

Computer workshop is free for residents

Free computer workshops are continuing this month at Mother Lode Job Training. A three-day basic Microsoft Excel 2010 workshop will be held for three days on Aug. 26, 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. More...

Sheriff’s office issues phone-scam warning

Scammers have posed as Mariposa County Sheriff's Office personnel and as other official callers while asking residents for financial data, the county sheriff’s office said last week. More...

Hospital holds blood drive

John C. Fremont Hospital is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the hospital. More...

Writers’ retreat will be held in Columbia

The Sonora Writers Group will host a retreat on Sept. 26, 27 and 28 in Columbia. More...

Mothers are invited to MOPS meetings

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is starting a new season. Mothers of preschoolers ages 0 to kindergarten and expectant mothers are invited to join the group for the 2014-15 year. More...

Special quilt awaits fairgoers

A quilt done by the family of local resident Florence Appling will be on display at the Mariposa County Fair, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

August 4 • A vandalism report was taken on Main Street in Coulterville. • Grand theft was reported from Highway 140 In El Portal. • A call reporting petty theft was received from Lake McClure. More...

A year later, interest in Rim Fire still burns

Here’s a question for Sierra foothill trivia buffs. How long did the gigantic Rim Fire, which consumed more than 257,000 acres in Tuolumne and Mariposa counties, burn last summer? It took firefighters more than 70 days from its Aug. More...

Burns and ‘Circus’ to perform at Art Park

This weekend’s performers at the Mariposa Art Park are Adam Burns’ Beat Harvest on Friday, Aug. 15 and Bootstrap Circus on Saturday, Aug. 16. Both bands are led by frontman Adam Burns. More...

CoyoteFest comes to Coulterville

CoyoteFest, an annual event held in Coulterville, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27 in Coulterville Park. More...

Club holds fair entry workshop

The Mariposa Photo Club has one remaining workshop to help residents get photos set for entry in the Mariposa County Fair. The workshops will help photographers mount their photos. More...

Fish and Wildlife marks 100 years for journal

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has published the scientific journal California Fish and Game continuously for a century. To commemorate the anniversary, the state agency is creating four special issues this year. More...

Yosemite is named as preservation winner

Yosemite National Park has been selected by the California Preservation Foundation as the recipient of the 2014 Preservation Design Award in recognition of the publication of “A Sense of Place: Design Guidelines for Yosemite National Park.&rdqu More...

Pet group to host its annual dinner

Northside Pet Connection is hosting an annual dinner on Friday, Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. in the Coulterville Community Hall in Coulterville. Everyone is welcome to attend. Food and beverages will be provided by the board members of the group. More...

Why some deer don’t shed antlers

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...

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