April 28, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

FFA dinner, dance and auction is Saturday

It’s time for the 16th annual Mariposa FFA Boosters dinner, dance and auction. The popular event takes place Saturday, April 30, at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Denham staff holds Mariposa office hours

Mobile District Office hours will be held by staff members from the office of Congressman Jeff Denham (CA-19) in the Community Room of the Mariposa Library on Thursday, April 28, from 1 to 3 p.m.  More...

Health fair planned at Lake Don Pedro

The Lake Don Pedro Health Fair, sponsored by the Don Pedro Owner’s Association and the Gold Chain Lions Club, will be held on Friday, May 29, at Don Pedro High School gym on Merced Falls Road from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Grants available for free roam cats

Funds are still available from the Pet Smart Charities grant Catnip Society received last August to spay/neuter and return free roaming cats in Mariposa. More...

Local Subway donates during Butterfly Festival

Marty and Michelle Page, owners of the local Mariposa Subway sandwich shop, are supporting the Butterfly Festival by donating 10 percent of all sales April 30 and May 1 to the Mariposa, Butterfly Festival. The fund raiser will start at 7 a.m. More...

Rotary hears from Presbyterian minister

Life is full of speed-bumps, potholes, forks-in-theroad, and roads that go nowhere. So heard Mariposa Rotarians last week from the colorful, talkative, wise, and folksy Presbyterian Minister Robert Young. More...

BVFD raises funds

Antoher Bootjack Volunteer Fire Company pancake breakfast, bake and yard sale will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 7 to 11 a.m. (for the bake sale and breakfast) and the yard sale begins at 7 a.m.  More...

Relay serves breakfast

Relay for Life is having a pancake breafast on Saturday, May 7 from 7 a.m. More...

Gardening program continues this month

The Mariposa County Master Gardeners Association will continue the sustainable gardening program on Saturday, April 30, with the second of eight quarterly public workshops focusing on this theme. More...

NARFE has busy spring schedule

Mariposa Chapter #2208 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) has been busy of late. More...

AAUW presents financial fitness

The Mariposa chapter of American Association of University Women (AAUW) will sponsor a financial fitness for women class. This community service program will provide basic financial information to women.  More...

Master Gardeners hold annual plant sale

The Mariposa County UCCE Master Gardeners will hold their sixth annual plant and garden art sale on Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in the Amigo Picnic Area on Fairgrounds Drive.  More...

‘Friends’ book sale begins a day early

The Friends of the Library’s (FoL) semi-annual book sale is once again happening the first weekend in May. This time, the sale starts one day earlier.   More...

School holds free thank you dinner

Coulterville Greeley School Parent Club will be having a spaghetti dinner to thank the community for all it has done for the school.  The dinner will be May 13 at the Greeley Hill Community Hall from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Grizzly Band among just 36 honored nationwide

The GRAMMY Foundation® has announced that 36 schools nationwide have been selected as GRAMMY® Signature Schools for 2011. More...

Lions Club celebrates 70 years of service

Members of the Mariposa Lions Club celebrated 70 years of service to their community last Tuesday night at the Fish and Game building in Bootjack, where the club holds its monthly meetings. More...

Water board ends years of study delays

In a unanimous decision on April 19, the State Water Resources Control Board has rejected a request by Merced Irrigation District (MID) to delay study of the impacts of its Merced River Hydroelectric Project on Merced River. More...

Proceeds from Muir’s book benefit conservancy

Photographer Scot Miller, who brought Thoreau's Walden and Cape Cod to life, combines the seminal work of John Muir’s My First Summer in the Sierra with stunning new photography in the 100th anniversary illustrated edition of this American clas More...

ICES offers help with child care

Infant/Child Enrichment Services (ICES) of fers help with the cost of child care for qualifying families. Apply to the Centralized Eligibility List (CEL) to find determine eligibility. More...

Turkey shoot set as Wildt fund raiser

A turkey shoot fund raiser will be held on Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. for Starrla Wildt.  The event will take place at the Airport Inn in Mt. More...

It’s almost time to plant tomatoes

It looks like spring has sprung and you are itching to plant your newly started or purchased baby tomatoes. Whoa! Wait just a bit. More...

Miami Mountain volunteers needed

With the wildfire season approaching, the Miami Mountain Lookout Program is seeking volunteers to staff the lookout for the 2011 season.  Anyone who is interested in volunteering one or more days of his or her time to help staff the tower can s More...

Disposal fees increase

New fees will be in effect at the four Mariposa County transfer stations beginning May 1. The fee increases were recommended by the AB939 Solid Waste Task Force and approved by the board of supervisors on April 5.  More...

Padua competes for Pastry Chef of the Year

The Ahwahnee Hotel’s pastry chef, Paul Padua, will head to Scottsdale, Ariz., next month to compete for the title of American Culinary Federation (ACF) Western Region Pastry Chef of the Year. More...

Legion serves waffles

American Legion Post 567 will host a strawberry waffle breakfast on Saturday, April 30 from 8 to 11 a.m. It will be held at 5117 Bullion Street, at the American Legion Hall.  The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. More...

VFW forms Ladies’ Auxiliary program

In many places around the world today, America’s men and women are fighting to preserve freedom and helping others who also want to live in a free country. More...

PG&E offers water safety tips as snow melt begins

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), the California Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW) and California State Parks warn outdoor recreationists to take precautions this spring season. More...

Pioneer announces barbecue schedule

Pioneer Market has announced its summer barbecue schedule that supports fund raising efforts for local organizations.  More...

Olsen visits Mariposa

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen will be in Mariposa for a community coffee on Thursday, June 23. Citizens can hear what’s happening in Sacramento and share their views on important legislative issues with Olsen.  More...

Clampers dedicate Bear Valley store

Members of E Clampus Vitus Matuca Chapter 1849 recently made a dedication at the historic Mrs. E. Trabucco store located in Bear Valley. More...

SDA holds second community yard sale

Residents are invited to join in a community yard sale at 4994 11th Street (across from the Happy Burger) on Sunday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

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CAL FIRE officials check out the equipment on one of the California Department of Corrections fire crews during the annual exercises at Mt. Ophir last week. All five crew based at the former Mt. More...

Butterfly winners chosen at contest

Beautiful, colorful butterflies and cute little caterpillars flooded the stage at the Mariposa County Park amphitheater on Sunday, April 17 to the delight of families and onlookers who watched local children show off their costumes and talents.  More...

Board honors heroes

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors honored the First 5 heroes at its meeting on Tuesday morning. More...

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