February 2, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

‘Under Our Skin’ returns

Mountain Crisis Services, Inc. is holding its eighth annual Valentine's Day benefit show on Feb. 10 and 11 at 8 p.m., indoors at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheater.  More...

Park releases Half Dome EA

Yosemite National Park has announced the availability of the Half Dome Trail Stewardship Plan Environmental Assessment for public review. Public comments on the plan will be accepted from Thursday, March 15.  More...

JJC gets new members

Pictured is Mariposa County Superior Court Judge Dana Walton swearing in, Elenor Keuning, Megan Kehoe, and Tyson Welcome (not pictured) as new Juvenile Justice Commissioners for Mariposa County. More...

Bike events will benefit Habitat

The second-annual Tour de Habitat event happens Feb. 5 and 11.  Last year, the event was the largest fundraiser ever for Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County. More...

Tomato Fest seeks growers for next fall

The Mariposa Tomato Fest will be held Sept. 29 and 30. More...

Rotary gets ‘axed’

“Custom Made Timber Sport Items, reads the card of a man.” That man is Craig Pinkerton, and his passion is hatchets, axes, doublebits, spearheads, chops, and any number of hacks. More...

Soroptimist backs Manna House effort

Manna House, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency food to all in need, is the most recent recipient of a donation from Soroptimist International of Mariposa. More...

Steel speaks at Lincoln Dinner

The Mariposa County Republican Central Committee’s annual Lincoln Day dinner will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, 5:30 p.m. at the Mariposa Fairgrounds. The featured speaker is Shawn Steel. More...

Off-Broadway play sets horror in “Yosemite”

A pair of New York critics are not giving “Yosemite” their thumbs-up—at least not the dramatic version now playing at a small theater in the city.  “Aimless” is the word the New York Post uses to describe the play, More...

Chamber presents honors

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce honored its business, business man and business woman of the year, along with volunteers of the year at the annual installation dinner last Friday night. More...

Foundation schedules fundraiser

John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation and Savoury’s is presenting a “Wine and Chocolate at Savoury’s Restaurant” fundraising get together.  Those attending can enjoy good company, wine, appetizers and chocolate. More...

Workshop focuses on climate change

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, the community can learn about climate change and the challenges it presents to invasive pest management. More...

NPS inks rehab pact

Yosemite National Park has announced the signing of The Ahwahnee Comprehensive Rehabilitation Plan Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). More...

Butterfly Festival begins its planning

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival is seeking volunteers for the upcoming three-day event that takes place during the first weekend in May. More...

Blake Alston returns to Storytelling Festival

On the second weekend of March, audiences at the Mariposa County Arts Council’s, 25th Mariposa Storytelling Festival, will welcome back master storyteller, narrator and singer Charlotte   More...

Lions’ crab feed is Saturday

The annual Mariposa Lions Club Crab Feed will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Mariposa Fairgrounds in Building A. A no-host bar opens at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. by members of Mariposa’s FFA. More...

Book fair set at JCF

The John C. Fremont Hospital Employees Association has announced that the Books-R-Fun vendor will again be on hand on Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the board room at John C. More...

Community conference set

On Saturday, March 17 the community at large is invited to an all-day conference at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds entitled “Ever Better Community.” Organized by a group of local residents, the aim of the meeting is to explore all the wa More...

Vandals damage graves at Mariposa Cemetery

Vandals did some serious damage at the Mariposa Cemetery recently, and more damage has been found this week. Last week, sheriff’s deputies investigated the initial report that included the damage of three rock and marble tombstones.  More...

‘Dabbles’ will offer food, mix of services

Dan and Rachael Ostler wanted a change from San Jose, but first they needed to decide where to move.  The couple met at Yosemite’s Curry Village in 2009. More...

Audubon program will focus on future of National Parks

Writer Wallace Stegner called national parks “...the best idea we ever had.” A uniquely American contribution to world culture, the national park concept began to emerge in the late 19th century with the creation of Yellowstone, Sequoia a More...

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