June 22, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

June 12 - June 18

• EMS - 5 • Fires - 5 • Public Assists - 3 • Auto Collisions - 3   More...

Welfare, probation topic of meeting

Anyone interested in helping shape child welfare and juvenile probation programs over the next five years is invited to a meeting in July.  The meeting will be held Friday, July 28 in the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors conference room, 510 More...

Managing fires in Yosemite could take a new direction

New plan being proposed, public is asked to comment

Managing fire inside Yosemite National Park is no easy task. But Kelly Martin, Chief of Fire and Aviation at Yosemite for the past 11 years, believes it’s a task that has to be tackled — and changed. More...

Appliance rebates will be available

A new program will be in place soon that offers rebates to residents of Mariposa County who purchase high efficiency water conservation items.  More...

School district receives input on LCAP proposal

At last Thursday’s school board meeting, the Mariposa County Unified School District had the opportunity to receive input from the community on a number of its goals. More...

Rotary members hear from historian, County CAO

Phillips discusses two local programs

Tom Phillips, local historian, recently spoke to members of the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club on two topics of interest. More...

No ‘butts’ about it, local program targets tobacco

For Ginnie Day, getting people to stop smoking is her top priority. “We want to help people quit,” said Day, coordinator of the Mariposa County Tobacco Education Program. More...

State poet laureate to host free event at The Alley in Mariposa

The Mariposa County Arts Council is bringing California State Poet Laureate Dana Gioia to Mariposa for a free evening of poetry on July 13. The event will be held at The Alley on their outdoor stage. It is located at 5027 Highway 140. More...

Justice served

Recent high school graduates Chelsea Shelton (left picture) and Regan Smith (center picture) were recognized for their service to the Mariposa County Juvenile Justice Commision during the 2016-2017 s More...

Lineup set for Yosemite Music event

The upcoming Yosemite Music Festival will be a diverse live event.  More...

Bateson will speak at meeting this Sunday

Voters in our 4th Congressional district will have a chance to meet another Democratic candidate.  More...

‘Filled’ with good ideas

Mariposa County Fairgrounds manager Brian Bullis recently created four water filling stations for the fairgrounds. More...

Your photos

Reader Marilyn Saunders submitted this photo taken in downtown Mariposa. She said there were a large amount of poppies keeping the bee busy. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

June 12 - Counterfeit money was reported on Bootjack Lane. • There was a report of fraud on Hill Top Drive. • Vandalism at the cemetery in Mariposa was investigated. More...

Local program offers help with conservation matters

Assistance is available for a wide range of issues

It doesn’t have a consistent funding source.  But Mariposa County Resource Conservation District still manages to put millions of dollars into the County, almost all of it going directly to property owners.  In fact, in 2016, RCD pump More...

Crews quickly douse two fires, aerial surveys start

As the heat grips this area, so does the fire danger. Just last week, even before the heatwave, there were two fires in Mariposa County. On Wednesday, June 14, there was a fire in the area of Cueno Road and Priest Coulterville Road. More...

Worker safety is subject of new County policies

Safety of workers is the focus of several new programs adopted Tuesday by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors.  “We want to move the County forward on safety procedures,” said Steve Johnson, director of Mariposa County Human Res More...

MSO concert set for July 1

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s annual “Independence Day Spectacular!” Concert will be held on Saturday, July 1 at 7 p.m. in the Mariposa County Park Amphitheatre, located at 4998 County Park Road in Mariposa. More...

Blues and bluegrass on tap at Music on the Green this week

Music on the Green continues into the 2017 season with blues and bluegrass to be featured this weekend.  Bluegrass will be featured on Friday, June 23 with The GrassKickers while electric blues is set on Saturday, June 24 with Steve Johnson & More...

Weed management to be subject at workshop

The Mariposa County Department of Agriculture in conjunction with the University of California Cooperative Extension will be presenting its annual Hot Topics in Integrated Weed Management workshop.  It will be on Wednesday, July 19, at McCay Hal More...

Hair-raising rescues focus of new book about Yosemite

Most of Yosemite National Park’s nearly 4 million annual visitors leave the Park without a scratch. For a few, however, a vacation in this land of cliffs and waterfalls takes a turn for the terrifying. More...

The wild west

Because of the Highway 140 road closure, last week local resident Rebecca Mock had to drive into Yosemite National Park through Coulterville and up to Highway 120 to the Big Oak Flat Entrance. More...

Telemedicine is topic at upcoming gathering

“The Future of Telemedicine in Rural Health” is the main topic of the PRIME Program’s second community meeting.  It will be on June 27, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center.  More...

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