February 26, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 16 • A welfare check at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds resulted in an arrest. • Burglary to a vehicle was reported on Hospital Road. • A domestic dispute occurred on Indian Peak Road. More...

Student exchange program seeks first county hosts

Families gain experiences that last a lifetime, participants say

Carol Berger makes sure to bring all the exchange students she hosts to world-reknowned Yosemite Valley. “Most of them do make it to the Park,” Carol Berger said last week. “They always think it’s awesome.” More...

Correction

In the Feb. 19 issue, a caption on the story “Invader Weed Wreaks Havoc” was incorrect. The people cutting star thistle weeds on the side of Spring Hill were CAL FIRE employees. More...

Lutheran church plans craft sale

Mariposa Lutheran Church will hold a rummage, man cave and craft sale on Saturday, March 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, two miles past the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Highway 49 South. More...

Cousin Jack Winter Fest set for Feb. 28

Fundraiser will help raise funds for music scholarships

The Cousin Jack Music Foundation is hosting the fourth annual Cousin Jack Winter Fest on Saturday, Feb. 28 from noon to 9 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in Building A. More...

Boosters club celebrates

The Mariposa Academic Boosters Club is hosting the fifth annual Arts Night at Mariposa County High School’s Fiester Auditorium on Friday, April 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Donkey hoops set for tonight

The annual, typically hilarious, family-fun Mariposa County High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) donkey basketball event will be held this evening, Feb. 26, in the Loyd Hobby Gymnasium on the high school campus. More...

Film looks at ‘What Plants Talk About’

Master Gardener event is free to area residents

Mariposa County Master Gardeners are hosting the PBS Nature film “What Plants Talk About” on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors chambers, 5100 Bullion Street in Mariposa. More...

Enchilada feed set for March 7

The 66th annual Hornitos enchilada dinner is scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 7 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at the Golden Stag Hall in Hornitos. More...

Geiger crowned princess

Barbara Geiger was crowned as the 2015 sorority princess by Xi Phi Upsilon, a Mariposa chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. More...

Oakhurst Library hosts writers’ group

Author Sandy Alonzo to lead Monday sessions

The Oakhurst Library is offering a weekly group meeting for writers. The group is open to anyone who has a desire to write. Writers will meet, set personal goals, share a quiet space and write. More...

Scholarships help naturalists

Applications are now being accepted for scholarships to attend California Naturalist training in the San Joaquin Valley and central Sierra region in 2015. More...

Rainbow show

Pioneer Market employee Theresa Spiers used her phone camera to capture the vivid rainbow that had folks gawking around 5 p.m. on Monday. More...

Art classes for children are offered

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome at Treetop Gallery

The Mariposa County Arts Council is holding art classes for children, beginning in March. A painting class for 6 to 8 year olds will be held on March 23 and 30, and will be taught by Madelyn McGrath. More...

Soroptimist prepares for annual Prom Faire

More than 400 dresses will be available for girls

Soroptimist International of Mariposa and the Mariposa County High School Associated Student Body are holding the third annual Prom Faire and Spa Day on March 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New Life Christian church, 5089 Cole Road. More...

Milkweed helps save butterflies

Conservation district is selling bags of seeds

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) is aware of the declining monarch butterfly populations and is helping the insect. More...

Habitat for Humanity Tour gets new sponsor

Sierra Tel will be major donor for annual event

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County recently announced Sierra Tel as a new sponsor for its fifth annual Tour de Habitat, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 28 at New Life Christian Fellowship, 5089 Cole Road in Mariposa. More...

County Fire Response Report

Feb. 16 to Feb. 22

EMS -- 18Fire – 0Public Assist -- 0Auto Collision – 1 More...

Student drives to prevail over illness, help others win too

Pennies for Patients' charity event runs March 2 through 20

Evin Day, an eighth-grader at Mariposa Elementary School, has more on her plate than homework assignments and an overloaded backpack these days. More...

Barbecue ribs are on the menu in Hornitos

The Mariposa County Farm Bureau is hosting a barbecued ribs dinner on Saturday, March 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Stag Hall in Hornitos. Cost is $15 for the meal, and take-out will be available. More...

Coach Ellis honored

Danny Ellis, left, was honored at the Feb. 19 meeting of the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees for his 15 years of dedicated service as the junior varsity football coach. More...

Smith discusses trip to Mexico

Following Rotary President Richard McInturff’s comments of wisdom on Thursday, Feb. 19, a fast- paced meeting followed that delivered a lot of information and kept everyone attentive and alert. More...

Text messaging service can help with health care

Text4Baby is available in both English and Spanish

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in partnership with Text4Baby, a free national mobile health service, have launched a customized health and safety text messaging service for California, More...

Diabetes expert to speak on Sunday

Dr. John Scharffenberg, a professor of nutrition at Loma Linda University Medical Center, will discuss diabetes on Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m. at the Seventhday Adventist Church in the Fellowship Hall, 4994 11th Street in Mariposa. More...

Miniature art show deadline is Friday

Sierra Artists’ Gallery is holding its annual Elizabeth Specht Memorial Miniature Show from March 3 to 22 at its gallery. There will be an artist’s reception on Sunday, March 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

SCAM ALERT

Avoiding Internet Scams

Below is a new scam reaching Mariposa County residents via email. “Dear Wells Fargo Client, Due to recent upgrade on your account, we wish to inform you of an important update on your billing details. More...

Michael Parent will perform at March storytelling festival

Mariposa County Arts Council sponsors event

Maine native Michael Parent will add stories and songs of his French-Canadian heritage to the Mariposa County Arts Council’s 28th Storytelling Festival, scheduled for March 13-15. More...

Purim and Passover will be celebrated

Jewish Community will gather in Murphys

Purim, a Jewish holiday commemorating the story recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther about the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia, will be celebrated in March in Murphys. More...

NatureBridge gets new facility home in Yosemite

Science programs in six locations bring science to life

NatureBridge, an environmental science program, uses literacy to teach more than 30,000 children and teens about science every year. More...

Library grant funds Book to Action program

Mariposa County residents are invited to participate in a hands-on learning experience that is funded by a $2,400 grant from the California State Library and the California Center for the Book that was awarded to the Mariposa County Library. More...

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