May 21, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Presentation is offered to help keep kids safe

Event focuses on Internet-proofing

Mariposa Safe Families and the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office are hosting a presentation on May 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Mariposa Elementary School multipurpose room, 5044 Jones Street in Mariposa. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

May 11 • Harassment reports were taken from Piney Creek Road and Joe Howard Road. • An outof control juvenile was on Jones Street. • Goats were in the roadway on Highway 49 North and East Whitlock Road. More...

Dinner benefits Preston

A benefit dinner for Darin Preston, who is battling an autoimmune disease, will be held on Saturday, May 30 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The evening will feature a live auction, a silent auction and a dessert auction. More...

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Dog owners Kevin Maxey (from left) and Laura Conger lined up for last Saturday's low-cost rabies immunization clinic sponsored by the county's animal control department. More...

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Last Thursday, Mariposa County Sheriff's Office deputies, one Mariposa County Probation Officer, and five members of the National Guard anti-drug unit, took down two illegal marijuana gardens in Nort More...

Reprinted from October 23, 1920

George Givens brought his sheep down from Jerseydale to the Cathey’s Valley area on the 17th. Frank Fagundus, who has been with the sheep this summer, returned with them. More...

Sheriff ’s SCOPE seeks volunteers

Applications taken at Office

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office community policing effort, known as SCOPE, is seeking interested applicants to join its team. More...

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On May 5, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors proclaimed May as National Military Appreciation month. More...

TEDx to flex muscles in Fiester Auditorium

Organizers seek topics for program

The first TEDx Yosemite event will take place at the Richard D. Fiester Auditorium at Mariposa County High School on Saturday, Nov. 14. The event will look at “Ideas Worth Spreading” from the Yosemite and Mariposa region. More...

Milk Board looks for moms making a difference

Nominations will be taken until May 31

The California Milk Processor Board has announced the launch of California’s Better Future Moms campaign to honor mothers making a difference in Mariposa and other California counties. More...

Reprinted from May 7, 1921

Chris Peterson’s new Ford arrived last week. If Chris had any place to put a saddle, he could ride the darn thing. More...

Used cars needed for Habitat

Donations will help build homes

Mariposa County Habitat for Humanity is looking for local people to donate used cars and other vehicles to raise funds for the non-profit organization. More...

Support local vets on June 13

Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe will donate to American Legion

On Saturday, June 13, Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe will donate a portion of the day’s receipts to Mariposa American Legion Post No. 567. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will benefit the Legion, and the cafe will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Edelweiss group will meet May 27

The German-American club meets at 1:30 p.m. at Oakhurst Lutheran Church. Information: 966-5552. More...

Water council gathers on Wednesday

The Yosemite-Mariposa Integrated Regional Water Advisory Council meets at 10 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month in the county board of supervisors chambers, 5100 Bullion Street. More information: www.mcrcd.net/Pages/IRW MP.aspx More...

Endurance ride to offer challenge soon

Jerseydale is site of horseback event

The third annual Rich Theodore Memorial Mariposa “Run for the Gold” Endurance Ride is set for May 28-31, the weekend after Memorial Day. More...

Class looks at how to prepare for emergencies

June event takes place at local church

A free class about emergency services and preparedness will be held on Sunday, June 7 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4994 11th Street in Mariposa. More...

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Amy Woodward, left, chairman of Sober Grad 2015, recently accepted gifts for Sober Grad Night from Tim Bridges, manager of O'Reilly Auto Parts. Donations have also come from Dr. Lynn M. More...

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The University of California's Mariposa County Cooperative Extension recently certified nine new Master Gardeners. More...

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During the Saturday, May 9 Stamp Out Hunger food drive, Mariposa mail carriers picked up 1,129 pounds of food that were given by local people. More...

Pizza Factory proceeds will go to summer camp

9 weeks of art programs to be run

On Thursday, May 28, Mariposa’s Pizza Factory restaurant will donate a percentage of the proceeds made between 4 and 9 p.m. More...

Bikers for Christ host Oakhurst run in June

Bikers for Christ is hosting the Motorcycle Blessing and Run for Helping Hands on Saturday, June 6 at Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Highway 49 South in Oakhurst. The bike blessing will begin at 10:30 a.m. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

May 11 to May 17 EMS - 13Fire - 1 vegetation, 1 escaped burn pilePublic Assist - 3Auto Collision - 0 Spotlight call of the week: Assisted a cow that had fallen on the side of the road in Coulterville. More...

Fill-the-boot raises funds for muscular dystrophy

Firefighters out this Saturday

Mariposa Firefighters Local 2881 will be asking the community to help Fill-the- Boot on Saturday, May 23 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The funds raised will go to the local Muscular Dystrophy Association. More...

Rainmaker may be brewing in open ocean

Forecasters see El Niño growing

Relief may be out there for the parched state of California. The National Weather Service said last week that the region is still in an exceptional drought despite recent rain in the state and snow in the mountains. More...

Landfill is closed next Tuesday

The Mariposa County Landfill and Recycling Center will be closed on Tuesday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. Normal hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Odds catch up with daredevil Potter

Graham Hunt also died following leap

Yosemite West resident Dean Potter, who had long pushed the boundaries of rock climbing and BASEjumping, died in Yosemite Valley on Saturday, May 16. More...

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Retired teacher and former museum docent Carolyn Brent visited the local library last Saturday, May 16, to share anecdotes from her recently-published book, “Memoirs of a Lifetime.” Brent More...

Stetson steps up for acting, drama

Workshop begins in June

The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Theatre Alliance is offering an acting fundamentals workshop this summer taught by Connie Stetson. The workshop will begin on June 2 and run for six weeks from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

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Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club member Mike Fagalde, right, recently presented Donna Lowrimore of the Mariposa County Student Loan Association with a check for $500. More...

Addiction is topic at Rotary session

Dr. Jeffrey gilger hosts presentation

After opening ceremonies, including the induction of yet another new member, local contractor Dave Gerken, members of Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club were treated to a somewhat shortened version of a presentation often given by guest, Dr. More...

Reprinted from November 25, 1865

We were shown a pear at Brownsfield’s Saloon, a few days ago, which weighed upwards of three pounds. It was raised in the garden of Mr. R. Barcroft near Hornitos. More...

Sierra Foothill Conservancy holds walk at Clark’s Valley this Saturday

Local Miwuk leader Leonard will lead walk

Sierra Foothill Conservancy is sponsoring an educational walk on the Clark’s Valley Conservation Easement on Saturday, May 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost for the walk is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. More...

Aglow is on Friday

The Aglow prayer group meets the fourth Friday of each month. This month’s gathering happens at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Mariposa County Library at 10th and Bullion streets. For more information, call 966-5457. More...

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Volunteer judges Kitty Nasarow (from left), Lisa Sullivan, Catrina Tarabini and Linda O'- Conner met on May 13 to pick the best student-submitted work from a pile of cowboy poetry. More...

Relay for Life takes over fairgrounds next Saturday

Event runs for 12 hours

Mariposa Relay for Life will be held on Saturday, May 30 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to midnight. Relay for Life is an organized overnight community fundraising walk that raises money for the American Cancer Society. More...

Rodeo royalty meeting is scheduled for May 30

Open to young women 6 to 21

The Mariposa Friends of the Fair Foundation, along with the Rodeo Royalty Committee, has announced that the 2015 Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty Applications and Rules are now available for this year’s contest. More...

Theatre Alliance launches classes, local productions

The Mariposa County Arts Council has announced a new program, the Mariposa Theatre Alliance. The Mariposa County Amphitheater will be the Theatre Alliance’s home base, but their programs will be held county-wide. More...

Reprinted from March 14, 1885

The Cathey’s Valley Dramatic Troupe will present their drama “Little Brown Jug,” at the Good Templars’ Hall in Mariposa tonight. More...

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