July 21, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

‘Tough Enough to Wear Pink’

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Odd Fellows fry catfish in La Grange

It's finally summertime and the catfish are jumpin' in La Grange. It's time for the fourth annual Catfish Dinner, Saturday Aug. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

CAL FIRE chief visits with Rotary

The Madera-Mariposa-Merced CALFIRE district has a new chief. Mariposa Rotarians on Thursday heard from Chief Nancy Koerperich about the vast array of services provided by CALFIRE (formerly CDF) and a bit about her interesting background.  More...

DMV connects veterans with services

A new program initiated by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) will help connect veterans in California with the services and benefits they have earned through their prior or current servi More...

BLM holds open house

The Bureau of Land Management will hold an open house for the residents of Big Oak Flat, Groveland and surrounding communities on Thursday, July 28, to discuss the updated status of the abandoned mine investigation project on public lands at the Long More...

Mariposa Evenings resume on Friday night

The next weekend of great music in Mariposa will feature performances by : DeWitt &Franklin on Friday, July 22 and Good Medicine on Saturday, July 23.  More...

PUBLIC SAFETY

Petition questions Half Dome permits

A Sonora man who works for a Washington D.C. More...

Burning prohibited below 5,000 feet

Effective July 13, the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has declared no burning below 5,000 foot elevation in Mariposa County. More...

Yosemite

Fall victim escapes serious injury

A 27-year-old man escaped serious injury after he fell about 50 feet from the Cascade Creek bridge in Yosemite on July 16.  According to Yosemite spokesperson Kari Cobb, the unidentified man had an epileptic seizure and fell. More...

Rafting season opens in the Park

Bikers are cruising on the paths, families are enjoying s’mores at night and summer is now in full-swing with the opening of rafting in Yosemite National Park last week. More...

Out for summer? Not at Mariposa Preschool

It may be the middle of summer, but for some preschool age children, the learning continues. The Mariposa Preschool Coop is holding its first ever summer session this year.  More...

Helping hands

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Legion Auxiliary installs officers

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Master Gardeners host water workshop

Mariposa County Master Gardeners Association will continue the Sustainable Gardening program on Saturday, July 30, with the third of its eight quarterly public workshops focusing on this theme. More...

Dollars for diapers

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Pioneer announces barbecue schedule

Pioneer Market has announced its summer barbecue schedule that supports fund raising efforts for local organizations.  The following is the schedule: July 22-23, AAUW; July 29-30, Summit Christian School; Aug. 5-6, Mariposa Ag Trails; Aug. More...

Legion installs its new officers

On July 6, Mariposa American Legion Post 567 held its installation dinner for new officers. The ceremony was presided over by Officers of the 12th District for the American Legion of California. More...

Snow remains in the high country

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CRIME

Sheriff’s Office continues with garden busts

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office continued its wilderness marijuana eradication efforts on July 11 and 12. More...

Bear wreaks havoc in Wawona

Last week was a busy one for those who deal with problem bears in Yosemite National Park. There were eight incidents where a bear entered homes in Wawona. More...

Caltrans starts ‘Move Over’ campaign for safety

Last week, 700 Caltrans electronic highway signs throughout California lit up with a new Move Over message to kickoff a statewide campaign to increase safety for motorists, highway workers and law enforcement. More...

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