March 24, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

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The Ahwahnee reopens after renovations

The Ahwahnee, a fullservice, AAA Four-Diamond property that opened in 1927, recently reopened after completion of a multi-million upgrade to the fire, life and safety systems and a remodel of its guest rooms, public spaces and exterior areas. More...

School board approves controversial expense

Members of the Mariposa County Teachers’ Association (MCTA) and concerned parents voiced some strong opionins about the Mariposa County Unified School District spending $51,000 on a consultant at last Thursday’s meeting. More...

Civil War battles return to Mariposa

Civil War battles are coming to Mariposa, real cannons, cavalry soldiers of both Union and Confederate armies will clash on the hills of the Long Ranch near Mariposa on April 16 and 17. More...

Gem Show returns to Mariposa in April

An avalanche of minerals and rocks will once again roll into the fairgrounds as the Mariposa Mineral and Gem Show, “Mountains of Minerals,” returns on Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10. More...

Butterflies and caterpillars compete

Are there any future “Captain Caterpillars” in the making? Or perhaps there are some “Little Miss Butterflies” waiting to spread their wings for the 2011 Butterfly Festival Contest. More...

Festival ramps up musical entertainment

The entertainment at Mariposa’s annual Butterfly Festival is sure to be fun. From parades to art and car shows, street fairs and butterfly releases all over town, it has become a favorite event for families everywhere.  More...

New publication estimates forage loss

Cooperative Extension offers a new free publication for estimating the loss of useable forage on rangeland.  Rangeland is an important resource to foothill counties and provides millions of dollars worth of livestock products to California&rsquo More...

Phillips joins Soroptimist

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently welcomed new member Oralee Phillips (right) into its club. More...

Weather doesn’t hamper band’s plan

Mariposa's local bluegrass group, the Mountain Outlaw Band, anticipated a great adventure when they were invited to open for country music singer-songwriter Lacy J. Dalton in Reno last weekend. More...

Dinner benefits Search and Rescue

The first annual fund raiser dinner to benefit Mariposa County Search and Rescue (SAR) will be held Saturday, April 2 at 6 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in Building A.  Dinner includes chicken and ribs for $20 per person. More...

Fire prevention begins at home

The Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is reminding all citizens to take advantage of this time to create defensible space. More...

Miniature show returns to Mariposa

The miniatures are back in Mariposa. More...

Soroptimist plan for its Gold Rush dinner

Soroptimist International of Mariposa will hold its tenth annual Gold Rush Dinner and- Dance on Saturday March 26, at the Mariposa Fairgrounds in Building A from 6 to 10 p.m.  More...

Account established to help ailing deputy

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputy Sheriff Lance Ferguson, 27, has been a member of the department since February of 2009. More...

Kiwanis Club learns about mitigation plan

The Kiwanis Club of Mariposa was recently treated to an presentation by Don Florence, Mariposa County Emergency Planner. Florence was hired by Mariposa County last November to develop a "Mariposa County Local Mitigation Plan."  More...

MSO concert celebrates the Ahwahnee Hotel’s reopening

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the re-opening of the historic Ahwahnee Hotel with a concert featuring distinguished cello soloist Ira Lehn.  More...

ROTARY

FFA speaks service

Being a Rotarian has its benefits and high among them is the opportunity to hear from splendid young leaders from FFA. More...

Mother Lode lodges hold joint initiation

Mariposa Lodge #39, Coulterville Lodge #104, and Sonora Lodge #10 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows brought in seven new members. A joint initiation was held in Mariposa on March 7 of new members.  More...

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