August 11, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

USAF band will perform here

A free community concert by the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West Concert Band is scheduled to be held at the Mariposa Amphitheater, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. More...

Gallery celebrates its 42nd birthday

The Sierra Artists Gallery of Mariposa celebrated its 42nd birthday this past month at a luncheon at Castillo’s restaurant. More...

Crash snarls morning traffic

Two pick-ups collided at the intersection of Highway 49 South and Ben Hur Road on Tuesday morning, just as many people were headed into town for their work day. More...

Habitat for Humanity dedicates its first home

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County invites the public to its first home dedication on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m. at the home site at 4146 Sebastopol Road, off of 49 South and Indian Peak Road.  More...

OES seeks public input on hazard plan

The Mariposa County Office of Emergency Services is in the process of developing the County’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. More...

Searchers find one body in the river

Yosemite National Park search teams have recovered the body of Hormiz David, a 22- year-old male from Modesto. More...

Construction delays traffic in Yosemite

Yosemite National Park is continuing work on the pavement preservation project El Portal Road. The El Portal Road surface treatment began Aug. More...

Olsen named to job creation effort

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen today announced that she has been appointed by Speaker John Perez as a member of the Select Committee on Job Creation for the New Economy. More...

Photo workshop slated

The Mariposa Photo Club, in conjunction with Mariposa County Fair, will host a free workshop for those wishing to enter the photography division of the county fair.  Club members will be demonstrating the proper way to mount fair entries, and b More...

Sorority installs new officers

Xi Phi Upsilon, a Mariposa chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International, installed its new officers for 2011-12 at a ritual conducted by Ina Linderman. More...

Council sets meeting

The Mariposa Pines/Jerseydale (MP/J) Fire Safe committee’s annual business meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug. 31 at a new venue, the Lushmeadows Fire Station at 6008 Monte Vista at Triangle Road. More...

Mariposa Fair parade needs participants

The Mariposa Lions Club is looking for fair parade participants. This year's theme is "Blue Jeans and Fair Dreams."  The parade is Sept. 3, at 11 a.m. More...

Hoedown benefits Mt. Crisis Services

Mountain Crisis Services, Inc. and The Tap Room of Cathey’s Valley will host the first annual Cathey’s Valley Hoedown on Aug. 13 from noon to midnight.  More...

Hospital Foundation has new grant program

The John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation announced a new grant-making program this week. More...

4-H exhibit takes Superintendent’s Award

Twenty-nine counties were represented at the 2011 California State Fair with Mariposa County included. Once again the county’s booth received a silver award and a special superintendent’s award.  More...

Two nabbed on drug charges in Bootjack

Two men who were bothering customers outside the Bootjack Market on Aug. 6, found themselves in jail after deputies responded to complaints about them. It wasn’t the panhandling that got them busted, but drug possession.  More...

Man arrested for hitting his wife at lake

A weekend at Lake McSwain turned into a night in jail for one man, after he reportedly pinned his wife to the hood of the car and slapped her. More...

Rotary hears from fire lookouts

In Mariposa County’s mountainous terrain, the work of those who could be best characterized as the very first responders ends by the will of nature. The fire season can be long, and the hours spent in a lookout tower seemingly longer. More...

Bark for Life comes to Mariposa

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is coming to Mariposa on Sunday, Aug. More...

Melodrama opens at the Golden Chain

It's a lovely autumnal afternoon on a New England farm. The weather is so pleasant, the farm wife has decided to do her churning outdoors. Her adopted daughter, Nellie, and her best friend enter the farmyard gaily. More...

Tomato Fest seeks participants

The "Weekend in the Country Tomato Fest" will be the last weekend of September (Sept. 24 and 25) in downtown Mariposa. More...

JCF hosts blood drive

The physicians and staff of John C. Fremont Hospital are hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, Aug. 23. A bloodmobile will park in the hospital’s front lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

CPR and first aid class offered in CV

Mariposa County Fire Department, Station 23 in Cathey’s Valley will be hosting a CPR and first aid class on Saturday, Aug. 20. The class will be from 8 a.m. More...

Artists sought for Capitol Christmas Tree

The 2011 Capitol Christmas Tree, sponsored by the US Forest Service, will be a gift from one of California’s National Forests. More...

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