June 16, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Tioga Road Opens Saturday

Yosemite National Park’s Tioga Road is scheduled to open on Saturday at 8:00 a.m., the Park announced this week.  It will be the fifth-latest opening in the road’s history since 1980. More...

Social media workshop set

The Mariposa County Office of Economic Development in collaboration with the Small Business Development Center is offering a one evening workshop on Facebook and Social Media 101 for Business. The workshop will be held on Thursday, June 16 at 6 p.m. More...

Park begins road work for summer

Yosemite National Park began work on several Park roads, on Monday, June 13. More...

Major makeover set at Tenaya Lake

The first phase of a major makeover at Tenaya Lake, one of Yosemite National Park’s most popular summer destinations, will restore wetlands and improve beach access with funding by Yosemite Conservancy.  More...

Road work creates delays

The Mariposa County Department of Public Works will be doing construction work on a number of roads in the coming weeks. More...

Farmers Market is open

The annual Mariposa Certified Farmer’s Market began Wednesday, June 1, and runs to Wednesday, Nov. 2. More...

Sorority names Kyle Woman of the Year

Nancy Kyle was named Woman of the Year by Xi Phi Upsilon. More...

Kiwanis plan Fourth of July

The Kiwanis Club of Mariposa will be hosting the annual Fourth of July celebration on Sunday, July 3 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The grandstand opens at 7 p.m. with the fireworks show beginning as soon as the sun sets.  More...

Decorated jeans mark Denim Day

On April 27, Mariposa honored Denim Day, a day set aside to bring awareness to sexual assault. Mariposa's Mountain Crisis Services held denim decorating sessions where jeans were decorated in honor of sexual assault victims.  More...

Art and Wine Festival draws huge crowd

Perfect weather, good food and wine and spectacular art displays drew hundreds to the Mariposa County Courthouse lawn last Saturday for the Mariposa Rotary Art and Wine Festival. More...

Compost tours available

Have you ever wondered what happens to your trash after it hits the tipping floor of the compost facility? Why is recycling so important? Why do recyclables have to be separated? More...

Museum program focuses on ‘To Yosemite by Stage’

People from this area can easily jump in a car and head to Yosemite on a moment's notice, but taking a trip to the Park was not so simple in earlier days.  Writer and researcher Zelda Dubel will present a free, illustrated program, "To Yosemite More...

Somewhere over the rainbow

This spectacular rainbow was captured by Mariposa County visitor Jay Wicks while staying at Bella Vista vacation home on East Westfall Road. More...

Human services building opens

The Mariposa County Human Services Department, the Mariposa Child Support Services Department, and Mother Lode Job Training will be moving to the Mariposa County Human Services Center located at 5336 Hwighway 49 North, Mariposa over two extended week More...

CO2 detectors required by law

Starting July 1, new state legislation will go into effect requiring homeowners to install carbon monoxide detectors in every California home; a move CAL FIRE officials say will save lives.  More...

La Grange continues activities

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.  More...

Gallery seeks new guest artists

The Sierra Artists’ Gallery of Mariposa is looking for artists “to show their stuff” and apply as a guest artist. More...

MSO goes a little country

The 2011 Mariposa Symphony Orchestra "Independence Day Spectacular!" concert will offer more than the usual patriotic toe-tappers. More...

Rotary hears about real estate realities

Buy a new car for $25,000 and drive it off the lot; you just lost $5,000. But a home investment is supposed grow, and for decades exactly that happened benefitting home owners. More...

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