September 25, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

County Fire Response Report

Sept. 15 to Sept. 21 EMS - 17Fire – 0 Structure, 1 VegetationPublic Assist - 5Auto Collision – 0 More...

Child safety is law enforcement priority

Last week’s Car Seat Check-Up Event was not parents’ last chance to have CHP officers look over childsafety seats. It makes sense to have an expert check child restraints for proper configuration, local CHP officer Steven Lewis said. More...

Resident is curious about cartoon bear

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Stompers ready to put out the rummage items

The Bootjack Stompers Square Dance Club annual rummage sale will be held Oct. 3 to Oct. 5 at the club’s hall on Highway 49 South, across from the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Doors will be open for shopping at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. More...

Annual facelift will scour Yosemite Valley

Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association are hosting the Facelift, an annual event held to clean up trash and debris from around the Park after the busy summer season. The event will continue on Friday, Sept. More...

Bingo games set

Golden Agers Bingo is held on the first Friday of each month at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa. Anyone over the age of 18 is invited to play. The doors open at 5 p.m. and the games start at 6:30 p.m. More...

Soroptimists are seeking members

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is currently recruiting new members. Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization for women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. More...

Good, bad bugs on the table at workshop

Mariposa Master Gardeners are hosting a free workshop about good and bad insects on Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors chambers, 5100 Bullion St. in Mariposa. More...

Hornitos Patrons prep for flea market

The 28th annual Hornitos flea market is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 5 in the county park at Hornitos. Gates open to the public at 7 a.m. Spaces are still available for vendors. More...

Junior penning champs

Jayson Lopez (mounted left) and Jake Swift (mounted right) are shown with their championship belts and the Mariposa County Fair Queens after competition in junior penning at this year’s Maripos More...

AAUW sponsors Dinner with a Scientist

Mariposa American Association of University Women is inviting girls in eighth through twelfth grade who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math careers (S.T.E.M.) to attend the second annual Dinner with a Scientist on Thursday, Oc More...

New citizens take oath

Yosemite National Park hosted a naturalization ceremony at Glacier Point on Wednesday, Sept. 17. More...

Habitat ‘Dining Out’ event is on horizon

On Monday, Oct. 6, World Habitat Day will be celebrated around the globe from Argentina to Zambia. Worldwide about one million volunteers work with Habitat each year, and every four minutes, the organization serves a family in need of better housing. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Sept. 15 • A call reporting harassment was received from Yaqui Gulch Road. • Unsafe shooting was reported on Moss Creek Road. • A call reporting petty theft was received from Stewart Lane in Coulterville. More...

25th annual MCCA Home and Garden Show is Oct. 4

The 25th annual Mariposa County Contractors’ Association Outdoor Home and Garden Show is set for Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The event is held from 9 a.m. More...

Sheriff’s office will help dispose of drugs

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will take unused, expired and unwanted drugs on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at three locations in Mariposa County. More...

Fair buckle winners

Participants who showed their animals at the Mariposa County Fair and won grand champion, first in advanced showmanship or round robin showmanship are shown here. More...

Odd Fellows initiate members

On Sept. 15, Mariposa Lodge No. 39, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, performed an Iniatory Degree for Sonora Lodge No. 10. More...

FoL ask residents to ‘book’ some time

The Mariposa County Friends of the Library’s semi-annual book sale is scheduled for the first weekend in October. The sale starts on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 1 to 6 p.m., and will be held at the Mariposa County Library, 4978 10th St. in Mariposa. More...

Rotary Club will make a name change

The Yosemite Rotary Club has dissolved, and the Mariposa club received money from the club and is making a name change. The Yosemite club’s assets were pledged to the Mariposa group in the amount of $4,000. More...

Fire Safe Council gets grants from PG&E

The Fire Safe Council recently received four large fire prevention grants from PG&E. More...

Bicycle safety is aim of law

On Sept. 16, a new California law took effect which affects motorists and bicyclists. According to the law, a driver must allow three feet of distance when overtaking or passing a bicyclist. More...

Water and drought are subject of conference

The Sierra Business Council will host a conference about the drought and water shortages on Oct. 8 to Oct. 10 in Tahoe City. More...

Safe Families hosts Trunk-or-Treat event

Mariposa Safe Families is hosting a community Trunk-or-Treat event at the Mariposa Courthouse on Friday, Oct. 31 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cars will be parked at the Courthouse and candy will be handed out from the trunks of cars. More...

Juvenile is arrested for Oakhurst fires

CAL FIRE Investigators, in cooperation with investigators from the U. S. Forest Service, have identified a juvenile suspect in connection with a series of arson fires in Madera County. More...

Authors’ fair features Central Valley writers

The Oakhurst Library will host an authors’ fair on Saturday, Sept. 27 in the library’s community room from 10:30 a.m. to noon. More...

Blazin’ toward victory

Cindy Stowell (left) and Keith Stowall of Bootjack spent extra time on their tri-tip entry at last Saturday’s Blazin’ Hog fundraiser for the John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation. More...

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