July 7, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

‘Rockets’ red glare’

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Mariposa Evenings begin on Friday night

The Mariposa County Arts Council has presented years of enormously successful summer music seasons, and the 2011 Mariposa Evenings series is gearing up to be one of the best.  More...

BUSINESS

Yosemite slate quarry seeks new operator

The family that quarried a building material known to architects as Yosemite slate is ending the operation it pursued for 30 years on Agua Fria Road.  More...

Violent criminal busted in Mariposa

A man wanted for a series of violent crimes in the San Joaquin Valley was found and arrested in Mariposa on July 3. Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies said 24-yearold Michael J. More...

Park starts burn

Yosemite National Park Fire Managers started a prescribed fire in the northwestern portion of the park near the Big Oak Flat Entrance Station on Highway 120 (Big Oak Flat Road) on Wednesday, July 6. More...

Mowinckel returns and speaks to Rotary

You go to Mariposa High, graduate with honors, are admitted to Cal Poly, earn a masters degree in civil engineering with a 3.8 GPA and get a high paying job with a prestigious engineering firm. Well maybe, unless your name is Erland Mowinckel. More...

Habitat holds sale this weekend

Habitat for Humanity’s big Yard Sale will take place this Friday, July 8 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Saturday, July 9 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. More...

Yosemite begins new Park and Ride

Yosemite National Park began a new Park and Ride program beginning July 1. More...

Breakfast served in Coultervile

The community can enjoy pancake and eggs at the Old School House in Historic Coulterville, located at the corner of Broadway and Cemetery Streets. Breakfast is served “family style” from 8 to 11 a.m. More...

The time to grow tomatoes has finally arrived in Mariposa County

It has been a long, wet, cold spring, not the best weather for growing tomatoes. But, if plants are still alive they will soon be thriving and it will only be a month or so before growers start to see fruit.  More...

Pioneer announces barbecue schedule

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

Storm loss 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...

The Ahwahnee prepares for 2011 Vintners Holidays

The Ahwahnee, a recently refurbished, fullservice, AAA Four-Diamond hotel located in scenic Yosemite Valley, Calif., will welcome 33 of California’s best vintners for its 30th annual Vintners’ Holidays event series starting this November. More...

SPCA begins new spay/neuter program

In an effort to give back to the community, the SPCA would like to announce the new Juanita Moore Volunteer/spay neuter program. More...

El Portal benefit to boost ‘Women’ fund

Erin Elise Babich and Eamon Schneider are sponsoring "Summer Skies: Benefit for the Global Fund for Women" featuring rhythm and bluesman Zach Deputy on July 9th at the El Portal Community Hall.  More...

Day Camper of the Week

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Taking the oath

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Rodeo queen contestants meet

Coordinators Carol Suggs and Jeanne Casner had an introductory meeting with Mariposa rodeo queen contestants last Sunday at Silver Valley Ranch. They went over all the contest’s elements and rules.  More...

Democratic Club holds park picnic

The Mariposa Democratic Club will be holding a “picnic in the park” fund raiser on July 9, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the Mariposa town park.  More...

Event raises funds for band

A fund raiser for the High School Grizzly Band will be held Saturday, July 16, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Mt. Bullion Vineyard.  Those attending can enjoy a fabulous evening with dinner and dancing to Electric Blue. More...

CMWC holds 9/11 fundraisers

The Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club welcomes everyone to join them for the annual Summer Breeze social with old fashioned, homemade ice cream and desserts.  More...

Artists back 9/11

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Tomato recipes sought for book

The "Weekend in the Country-A Tomato Fest" has an immediate need for recipes to fill the pages of its "Recipes in the Garden" fund raising cookbook. Everyone has favorite recipes. The deadline to submit them is July 15.  More...

Library becomes Wii bowling alley

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13 the Mariposa County Library community room will become a bowling alley.  More...

MPUD moves its meeting

The Mariposa Public Utility District Board of Directors meeting scheduled for July 5 has been changed to July 19.  The MPUD board meetings are held at the district office at 4992 Seventh Street and begin at 6:30 p.m. More...

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