June 9, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Fish and Game answers questions

Question: Recently, my girlfriend and I were surf fishing locally when some other "fishermen" showed up demanding we leave as it was their fishing spot. More...

Mariposa Playhouse holds first auditions

The Mariposa Playhouse is holding auditions and interviews for the upcoming production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Performances will be July 29 and July 30, at 8 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheater. More...

Event to mark Cousin Jack day

Friends, family and the Mariposa community are all invited to spend a day of music and celebration Saturday, June 18 from noon to 9 p.m. at the Mariposa “Cousin Jack” Arts Park in downtown Mariposa. More...

MacDonald violates probation

Apparently, house arrest was too confining for Lance MacDonald, who was convicted of three misdemeanors counts of inducing false testimony by a witness and one misdemeanor count of conspiracy. More...

Board votes to fund July 4th

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved backing the Mariposa Kiwanis Club Fourth of July celebration on Tuesday. That vote, however, did not come without some discussion.  More...

BUSINESS

Vending machines removed at post office

A number of people have noticed, and complained, about the removal of all of the newspaper vending machines at the Mariposa Post Office on Jessie Street.  According to Postmaster Tim Abbott, it wasn’t a local decision.  More...

Denham comments on gas prices, tourism

Yosemite National Park is a significant driver of the local tourism industry in Representative Jeff Denham’s district. This year, tourists may need to change their plans because of high gas prices. Rep. More...

DAR chapter visits Mariposa

The Merced River Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) held its annual end of the year luncheon at Miner’s Inn recently. The members and their guests enjoyed a meal and socialized.  More...

Rotary learns about Mariposa Heritage House

From peer counseling to educational and employment support to help for the homeless, Mariposa Heritage House is there to help. More...

Mariposa has most blood donors at drive

During the month of May, the Central California Blood Center (CCBC) hosted the 10th annual North Valley Battle of the Badges Blood Drive. More...

SNF begins its 2011 fire season

The Sierra National Forest began fire season staffing patterns for fire suppression, prevention and detection resources June 5.  Resources will be available seven days a week for suppression of fires on national forest lands or within lands admi More...

June is a busy month in La Grange

June is a busy month at the La Grange Odd Fellows Hall, the focal point of this historic Gold Rush town on the Tuolumne River.  The Odd Fellows of LaFayette Lodge #65 continue its regular monthly breakfast schedule, Sunday June 12, 7 to 11 a.m., More...

Boyd honored by VFW commander

Bill Boyd, a 30-year member of the Mariposa Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post, has been honored for a third year as a nationally recognized recruiter of new members. More...

Yosemite Park unveils new early years exhibit

A new exhibit entitled “Views & Visitors: The Yosemite Experience in the Early 20th Century,” opened to the public on Wednesday, June 8. It will run until Oct. 31. More...

Storm help is available

Anyone in business who suffered a financial loss due to the March 21 storm that rocked Mariposa County may be eligible for some help. More...

Blazin’ Hog planning gets started

The fifth annual Blazin Hog BBQ Competition and Zydeco Music Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Mariposa Fairgrounds, in Mariposa. The Blazin Hog committee of the John C. More...

Olsen changes date of visit to Mariposa

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen will be in Mariposa for a community coffee on Thursday, July 7. Citizens can hear what’s happening in Sacramento and share their views on important legislative issues with Olsen.  More...

Soroptimists hear from Photo Club

Bill Leidenroth of the Mariposa Photo Club addressed Soroptimist International of Mariposa during a recent program meeting. More...

Museum honors military

Calling all active military personnel to learn more about history at the Wild Wonderful King Vintage Museum. More...

El Portal Library receives Libri grant

The El Portal Library applied for and received $1,500 worth of books from the Libri Foundation. They are appropriate for readers from preschool through adult.  More...

International travel leaders visit

The California Travel and Tourism Commission (CTTC) helped to keep Mariposa County’s regional economy afloat by promoting Northern California as an international travel destination. More...

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