May 19, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Save our schools

Dozens of teachers, parents and students gathered in Mariposa last Friday to protest state cuts to education. More...

Country Mountain Riders compete in endurance ride

The Country Mountain Riders (CMR) have been busy in the past month. On April 9 and 10 Holly Foiles and Alexandra North, ride managers, put on the fifth annual Buck Meadows Boogie Endurance Ride in the Stanislaus National Forest at Buck Meadows. More...

Annual Coyote Howl is Saturday

The 26th Coyote Howl and car show will take place on Saturday, May 21. in Coulterville. The event brings music with Mariposa’s own Killin’ Time band, and fun all day long with no admission fee. More...

CV Fire serves tri-tip

The Cathey’s Valley Volunteer Fire Company #23 is offering a tri-tip dinner on Saturday, June 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cathey’s Valley Fire Station at the Cathey’s Valley Park. More...

Energy project at fairgrounds will save funds

Offsets lack of state funding

The Mariposa County Fairgrounds recently completed a Sierra Nevada Energy Watch project with Sierra Business Council, enabling the business to save a projected $28,000 in energy costs over the course of a year.  More...

VFW hosts annual Memorial Day event

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Keith M. Bertken Post 6042, in Mariposa is planning its annual Memorial Day ceremony. More...

Museum hosts annual open house

Continuing its annual tradition, the Mariposa Museum and History Center invites the public to attend its free 2011 open house on Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Denham backs energy legislation

Representative Jeff Denham, member of the Natural Resources Committee and the House Energy Action Team (HEAT), voted last week to complete passage of three energy bills that will expand American energy production, create jobs and lower gasoline price More...

Masons help with CVE garden

Members of the Hornitos Lodge No. 98 FAM recently donated their time and effort at Cathey’s Valley Elementary School's Land and Legacy Learning Garden. More...

Work continues on Ben Hur Road

The Mariposa County Department of Public Works continues to work on Ben Hur Road, approximately one mile from Highway 49 South.   The work will take place Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. More...

Kottman celebrates three years of service to CASA

for going above and beyond in addressing the needs of the community. “It is a privilege to work with Janet. More...

Olsen supports budget road map

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, RModesto, last week joined with her Assembly Republican colleagues to unveil a “Roadmap for a No Tax Increase Budget,” which will help the state close its remaining $15.4 billion budget deficit, fully fund th More...

Haigh receives IOOF 20-year pin

Alan Haigh was presented with a 20-year membership pin from Coulterville Lodge #104, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, at the May 11 meeting. More...

Quilt raffled for the Wagon Train

The 36th annual Mariposa County Pioneer Wagon Train will take place June 15 through 18. During this event, residents will have an opportunity to win what will most certainly become a piece of Mariposa history.  More...

AAUW holds brunch

AAUW | Contributed This year's American Association of University Women President Courtney Roberts (left) will hand the gavel for next year to incoming President Sandi Gabe at the membership brunch o More...

Thank you

Starrla Wildt and her family would like to thank the Mariposa community for all the prayers and support they have given to help through her battle with leukemia. She would like to give a special thanks to all her friends and coworkers at John C. More...

Sorority celebrates Founder’s Day

Xi Phi Upsilon recently hosted Founder’s Day. More...

Patient stabilized

Emergency response personnel stabilize a patient after he left Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley Tuesday morning and struck an oak tree. He was transported to John C. More...

Board closes two schools, parents riled

After dozens of hours of public input over the past weeks, the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees made the devastating decision to close two of the county’s smallest school sites. More...

National Hospital Week noted by board

  The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors proclaimed the week of May 10 through 16, as "National Hospital Week." Board Chairman Jim Allen, far right, presented the proclamation to John C. More...

Recognizing those who save lives

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution on Tuesday that recognizes the week of May 15 to 21 as “National Emergency Medical Services Week.” The board honored each of More...

Conservancy brings the arts to Park

Yosemite has inspired artists and performers for generations. More...

Rotary hears from County librarian

Knock knock... Who's there? Rita! Rita who? Rita lot of good books. Probably the worst library joke there is, but your Mariposa County Library system is not a joke at all. More...

BASS LAKE

Heavy hitters return to triathlon

Some heavy hitters in the world of triathlon competition will be in Bass Lake on June 4 for the return of the Bass Lake Classic Triathlon.  More...

Park begins debris pile burning

Yosemite National Park began debris pile burning Monday, May 16. Pile burning locations initially include Foresta, a small community surrounded by the Park. More...

In the middle of May, Janet Kottman will have been the executive director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mariposa for three years. It has been a time of challenge, expansion, and accomplishment.  More...

Padua qualifies for national competition

The executive pastry chef of The Ahwahnee Hotel at Yosemite National Park was honored as Western Regional Pastry Chef of the Year by The American Culinary Federation (ACF) after winning a competition at the regional conference May 3 in Scottsdale, Ar More...

Social media conference set

The Amador- Tuolumne Community Action Agency (ATCAA) in collaboration with community volunteers, and event sponsors announces 140 Characters Conference - Central Sierra, a fun, fast -paced conference to learn about social media and its powerful uses. More...

Butterfly youth art winners announced

The Butterfly Festival youth art award winners are as follows:  Evelyn Tafoya, first place; 3 to 6-years-old division.  Luke Pieper-White, first place; Graciela Tafoya, second place; and Audrey Ogilvie, third place; 7 to 10-yearold divisio More...

Chorus groups join for concert

An evening of choral classics, coupled with choral arrangements of popular hits, will be performed by the Mariposa Community Chorus, the Mariposa County High School Advanced Chorus, and MCHS chorus on Monday, May 23 at 7 p.m. in the Richard D. More...

Writers workshop set in Mariposa

The community is invited to attend a free life story writing presentation by Charley Kempthorne on Thursday, June 2, at the Mariposa Senior Center. More...

Celebrated yoga instructor leads fund raiser in El Portal

Noah Mazé is one of the most sought-after, advanced, and proficient practitioners and teachers of Anusara® Yoga, a style popularized by celebrity yogi John Friend. More...

Realtors swing hammers

On May 7, the Mariposa County Board of Realtors participated in the building of Habitat for Humanity’s first home. With construction progressing rapidly each week, the group of volunteers helped prep the home for exterior paint. More...

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