September 15, 2011 RSS feed / Local News

Gate crasher

Law enforcement officers examine the vehicle that crashed through a gate at the Mariposa County Jail last Friday morning. The SUV was driven by Phillip L. More...

Denham seeks Wounded Warrior

Representative Jeff Denham announced last week that his office has been selected to participate in the House of Representatives’ Wounded Warrior Program. More...

Yale group performs

The Whiffenpoofs, Yale University’s world-famous a cappella singing group, will make history when it performs this fall at the University of California, Merced. More...

Park offers free entrance Sept. 24

On Saturday, Sept. 24, Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Public Lands Day. In commemoration of this special day, the park will waive Park entrance fees for all visitors.  More...

Cowboy poetry comes to Coulterville’s celebration

When reading was not a universal skill and the written word was not otherwise available, the cowboy set his story to rhyme in order to ease the recall and smooth delivery. It was a way to honor the heritage of the west that still occurs today. More...

Fire Prevention Week

CONTRIBUTED BY Mariposa County Fire Department  Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 9 through 15. More...

DAR donates 16 new books

Connie Waldron | Contributed The Mariposa County Library recently accepted a donation of 16 new books from the Merced River Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). More...

Hornitos plans 25th annual flea market

The community preparations are under way for the 25th annual Hornitos Flea Market, to be held Sunday, Oct. 2. Gates open to the public at 7 a.m. No dogs are allowed in the sale area. Spaces are available. More...

Tomato Fest schedule released

Tomato harvest is happening. The Weekend in the Country Tomato Fest is set for Sept. 24 and 25. There’s a lot to see and do at this free event. More...

JCF graduates nurse assistants

It was a proud moment for the family and friends who attended the graduation ceremony for seven students of John C. Fremont Healthcare District’s 22nd nursing assistant training program. The graduation was held the evening of Wednesday, Sept. More...

Greeley Hill Road could see delays

Mariposa County Public Works will be doing construction work at the Greeley Hill and Fiske Road intersections through Oct. 31 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Drivers should expect 15 to 20 minute delays.   More...

2011 Mariposa County Fair Junior Livestock Auction

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Bridgeport Fire Station breaks ground

After nearly two decades of discussion about the construction of a fire station in the Bridgeport area, Mariposa County officially broke ground on the facility on Tuesday afternoon. More...

Wassama hosts Gathering Days

The Wassama Roundhouse Association and California State Parks invites the public to the 24th Annual Gathering Days on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Wassama Roundhouse State Historic Park. More...

Fair lists 2011 winners

The winners of the various categories of competition of the Mariposa County Fair have been announced. The following are the winners.  More...

$13.5 million campaign improves trails in Yosemite

Yosemite Conservancy and the National Park Service announced the completion of a $13.5 million campaign to restore popular hiking trails in Yosemite National Park from Yosemite Valley to the rugged backcountry of the High Sierra.  More...

Leonard speaks at museum

Bill Leonard, who has served as chairman of the American Indian Council of Mariposa for several years, will present a program at the Mariposa Museum and History Center on Sunday, Sept. More...

4-H goes to Ironstone

The five foothill 4-H counties will once again have members representing their respective counties at the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance slated for Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys. More...

MCFD launches ambassador campaign

In May 2011, Mariposa County Fire Community Education Committee (CEC) launched a Fire Ambassador Campaign. The goal is to recruit 150 members to help spread safety messages to the community.  More...

Gallery seeks Gold Rush Art Show entries

Sierra Artists’ Gallery is putting out the call to all artists in the foothills and valley to get ready for the gallery’s annual Gold Rush Art Show. Entries will be accepted at the gallery on Oct. 7, 8, 9, and 10. More...

PERS retirees set meeting

The next regular meeting of the Public Employees Retirees Association (PERS) will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the senior center on Spriggs Lane at noon.  The speakers will be Beth Tomsick and Delores Hahn of Habitat for Humanity. More...

Fish fry planned in Coulterville Oct. 1

The Coulterville Odd Fellows will hold a fish fry and raffle on Oct. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. Dinner includes catfish, coleslaw, corn, hushpuppies and drinks. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.  More...

Rummage sale set

Friends of Hospice will hold the 17th annual rummage sale on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24. It will be open on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

La Grange plans for several events

The Rebekahs of La Grange Lodge #323 are hosting a Cowboy Poetry Dinner Show and Raffle Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Odd Fellows Hall in La Grange.  Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and the poetry and music start at 7 p.m. More...

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