July 2, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Gem and Mineral Club will meet next Sunday

The Mariposa Gem & Mineral Club meets at 4 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at the California State Mining and Mineral Museum at the county fairgrounds. Visitors are welcome. Information: 742-7625. More...

Gardens and water are subject of program

Garden water wisdom will be the subject of the next program offered as a community service by the Mariposa Seventh day Adventist Church, in the fellowship hall of the church, 4994 11th Street, on Sunday, July 5 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. More...

Judge extends ban on suction dredge mining in rivers, creeks

Local miner says ban hurts thousands

Shannon Poe has been a professional gold miner for about 10 years, looking for the valuable mineral in the Coulterville area. More...

Greeley Hill man busted for illegal marijuana grow

Almost 5,000 plants destroyed

The discovery of illegal marijuana gardens on Dog Town Road in Greeley Hill last month led to the arrest of one man and the eradication of more than 4,900 plants. More...

Landfill will close for holiday

The Mariposa County Landfill will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday on Saturday, July 4. Normal hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Deer, pig permits available

Limited number available for Merced County

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting applications for a limited number of deer and pig hunt access permits on opening weekend, Aug. 8 and 9, in Zone A for the general season. More...

Soul Galaxy takes stage on the Fourth

Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings continues into summer with Soul Galaxy on Saturday, July 4 at the Mariposa County Amphitheater. On Friday, July 3, the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra will host “An Independence Day Spectacular. More...

Hospital board receives kudos for governance

ACHD honors local district

John C. Fremont Healthcare District has long been a member of the Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD). More...

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The Mariposa branch of American Association of University Women elected its 2015-16 board of directors at its June 7 annual meeting. More...

CHP Officer Lewis talks to Rotary Club

Summer driving is topic of discussion

Summer presents a host of different challenges for drivers and Officer—soon to be Sargent—Steve Lewis of the California Highway Patrol, Mariposa Division, shared some of those challenges with the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club on June 25. More...

Wildfire prevention team activated for Sierra National Forest

Prevention and education are focus

A National Wildfire Prevention and Education Team has been activated from the Sierra National Forest to develop short and long term wildfire prevention and education strategies. More...

Director is sought for Lake Don Pedro District

The Lake Don Pedro Community Services District has a vacancy for the position of director. The appointed seat will be up for election at the next general district election in November of 2016. More...

Spay, neuter vouchers still available for residents

Organization reaches Northside

Northside Pet Connection has 30 vouchers that are available to use for spaying and neutering of dogs and cats. The organization offers the vouchers to people living in Big Oak Flat, Lake Don Pedro, Coulterville, Groveland and Greeley Hill. More...

American Legion hosts golf tourney

Tournamtent will be held in August

The American Legion Post 567 charity golf tournament will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 9 a.m. at the River Creek Golf Course, 41709 Road 600 in Ahwahnee. The event supports wounded veterans. More...

Photo show is open to artists

The Sierra Artists’ Gallery of Mariposa is hosting its second annual Photography Fest. The exhibit is a new addition to the Gold Rush Art Show and the Mariposa Miniatures, which have been hosted by the gallery for many years. More...

DeSandres honored by Mariposa Lions Club

Coach is citizen of the year

The Mariposa Lions Club recently named Trace DeSandres as its 2015 citizen of the year. DeSandres was born in Yosemite Valley, attended El Portal Elementary School and Mariposa County High School. More...

Monthly bingo back in action

Golden Agers Bingo is held on the first Friday of every month, and everyone over the age of 18 is invited to attend the game at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. More...

Support group gathers

The local Grand and Kinship Families support group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. Child care is provided, but attendees are asked to call beforehand to reserve a space. More...

Ice cream social benefits firefighters

Ponderosa Basin is site of event

Volunteer Fire Company No. 32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club will host an ice cream social on Saturday, July 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ponderosa Basin Fire Station, 5618 Creek Road in Mariposa. More...

Lifesaving donation

On Tuesday, Mercy Medical Transportation donated seven AED (automatic external defibrillator) units to the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office. More...

Symphonic Star Wars comes to Mariposa

Concert set for July 3

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s Independence Day concert will feature an eclectic mix of Americana that symphony founder and conductor Les Marsden is calling “Cowboys, Droids and Young Composers.” More...

Parcels for Patriots announces winners

Proceeds will help soldiers overseas

The Mariposa Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars recently announced the winners of the organization’s Parcels for Patriots drawing, which was held on June 24. More...

Conservancy-run cattle ranch offers beef for sale

Operation sells directly to public

The Sierra Lands Beef LLC (SLB) is a cattle operation owned and operated by Sierra Foothill Conservancy. More...

Coulterville barbecue celebrates the Fourth

Saturday event starts at noon

The Coulterville Fire Brigade will host the 46th annual deep pit barbecue on Saturday, July 4 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Coulterville Park. More...

Scientists decipher biological clocks at UC Merced

Results will be published in Science Express

Researchers at the UC Merced have taken another step toward unlocking the mysteries of the biological clock. More...

Wounded soldiers benefit from quilts

Mariposa Piece Makers quilters recently completed nine quilts of valor to be presented to wounded soldiers. There are specific guidelines from the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Each quilt was made following those guidelines. More...

Californians are strongly urged to stay out of heat

Children, elderly first to be affected

As temperatures begin to warm up throughout the state, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Karen Smith is advising California residents to prepare themselves for what could be a very hot, dry summer. More...

Oakhurst Library hosts art classes for teens

Professional artist Eric Elliott will be teaching a series of art classes for teenagers at the Oakhurst Library starting on Tuesday, July 7. The class will be held in the library’s Community Room on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Free workshop helps residents save trees

A free workshop on oak and pine tree care will be held on Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Greeley Hill Community Club, 10340 Fiske Road in Greeley Hill. The drought has killed many oak trees in the county. More...

Yosemite Music Festival readies for second year

Event takes place at fairgrounds

The Yosemite Music Festival will be held on July 10 and 11 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. In its second year, the festival was known as the Carter Ranch Music Festival for 12 years. More...

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