April 19, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

MSO spotlights soloist

April 21 and 22 will provide a rare opportunity for music lovers in Central California to hear the saxophone as its inventor envisioned. More...

First Five honors Hands-on Heroes

This is the second year that Mariposa County First 5 has been part of a Regional First 5 effort to recognize volunteers who serve children 0 to 5 yearsof age as “heroes.” The region is made up of Fresno, Mariposa, Madera, Merced, San Luis More...

Board honors Brownell

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors and a host of supporters honored Donna Brownell at the board’s meeting on Tuesday morning. More...

Park unveils new Yosemite Grant logo

Yosemite National Park unveiled the logo for the Yosemite Grant 150th Anniversary during a ceremony on April 12, at Yosemite Lodge.  More...

9/11 Memorial continues progress and raises funds

Last year marking the 10th anniversary of 9-11 the site was dedicated for the regional 9-11 Memorial to be built in the County-owned Art Park over the coming year. More...

Gallery issues call to artists

The Sierra Artists Gallery of Mariposa is accepting applications from artisans in the Sierra. More...

Living with fire workshop planned

For those residing in the foothills, sustainable landscaping incorporates particular attention to the annual danger of wildfire. As the dry season approaches, it behooves everyone to take steps to reduce the risk of catastrophe.  More...

DAR honors top veteran

Denis F. Wells was honored with the Outstanding Veteran-Volunteer award by the California State Society of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). More...

Awareness month message targets teens

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month—an opportunity to raise awareness of alcohol abuse and encourage people to make healthy, safe choices. More...

SNF roads open

The Forest Service has announced that beginning April 15, the Stanislaus National Forest (NF) will open roads seasonally closed. More...

Bustamante will speak at UCM commencement

Former California Lt. Gov. More...

Theater presents hillbilly musical

The Tollivers and the Calhouns, feuding families from the beleaguered community of Lonesome Polecat, don't quite remember what the fighting is all about, but they're not about to declare a truce. By now it's tradition. More...

Butterfly Festival adds kids’ venue

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival has announced that there will be entertainment especially for children in the Katerpillar Kids Area during the festival on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6.  More...

Parade applications are available

Mariposa Butterfly Festival Parade applications are now available. They can be obtained at The Company Store in downtown Mariposa or by calling 966-3232.  Applications are also available at the visitors’ center and fairgrounds. More...

Park begins spring activities

Delaware North Companies (DNC) Parks and Resorts at Yosemite kicks off spring in Yosemite National Park with the reopening of the historic Wawona Hotel, bike rentals at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls and the Yosemite Mountaineering School. More...

Former smokers offer tips to quit

The American Lung Association in California commends the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “Tips from Former Smokers” media campaign and applauds the Obama Administration for its leadership on smoking cessation with More...

Finding treasures

Hundreds of residents and visitors alike scoured the multiple vendors during last weekend’s gem show at the Mariposa Mining and Mineral Museum. More...

Butterfly reception adds music to the mix

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival has announced that this year’s opening reception in conjuction with the “Taste of Mariposa” and the “Butterfly Hat Contest” will become “Alive with the Sound of Music.”  More...

BVFD serves pancake breakfast

The Bootjack Volunteers would like to invite you to our Pancake Breakfast/Yard Sale on Saturday, April 28, at the Bootjack Firehouse at 3883 Bootjack Lane.  Volunteers will be serving delicious pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice and More...

Yosemite marks 2012 Earth Day

Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Park Week and Earth Day beginning Saturday, April 21 through Sunday, April 29. More...

Future of Grizzly Band is unsure

It has been a stellar, even unimaginable year for the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band. First, it won an Emmy. Then, it wowed the nation with a performance in New York City’s 9/11 parade.  More...

Creating awareness

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors recognized April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and April 25 as Denim Day at its Tuesday meeting. More...

Hentz bids farewell

The inaugural executive director of the Yosemite-Mariposa Tourism Bureau Jeff Hentz (right) said goodbye to the community at the board of supervisors’ meeting on Tuesday. More...

Cowboy poetry session set at library

Wendy Brown-Barry and Dr. Madison Seamans MS, DVM will be performing Cowboy Poetry at the Mariposa County Library on Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m. in celebration of Cowboy Poetry Week.  More...

Denim Day breaks the silence of violence

Californians across the state are urged to break the dress code and the silence Wednesday, April 25 by wearing jeans to participate in Denim Day California.  More...

Lodge serves spaghetti dinner

It's time for another spaghetti dinner Saturday, May 5 at the Odd Fellows Hall on the main street in downtown La Grange, sponsored by the LaFayette Lodge #65. More...

Rotary learns of Half Dome access

Half the dome, all the problems. And all the splendor, majesty, wonderment, awe, and danger. Every hike, walk, drive, or climb contain elements of danger. We accept that. Part of the deal. As stakes increase, so do perils. More...

Groups sought for Katerpillar Kids

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival is seeking any non-profit service organization or group interested in being involved in the festival’s Katerpillar Kids Area to fill out an application before April 5 and return it to the committee so their group More...

JCF Spring Fling nears

Vicki Roland (pictured above) is putting the final touches on her hand-made table cover which will be sold at the John C. More...

Master Gardeners serve North County residents

Over the past five years northern Mariposa County residents have increasingly had opportunities to avail themselves of the research-based resources provided by University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners. More...

Got Milk offers consumer tips for eating healthy meals

Today, consumers are looking for ways to eat healthy and to incorporate more authentic, natural and wholesome foods into their diets – the less processed the better. More...

MCRCD holds range management workshop

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District in conjunction with Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC) and the USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is presenting a range management workshop scheduled for Wednesday, May 2, from 8:30 More...

Plant sale planned

The Mariposa County UCCE Master Gardeners will hold their seventh annual Plant and Garden Art Sale on Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m at the County Fairgrounds in the picnic area.  More...

Rotary gets new member

Mariposa Rotarians last Thursday welcomed local attorney Thomas Cooke as their newest member. Cooke will augment the group's strength and ability to continue the club's works locally and abroad. More...

Sun will shine on weekend activities

The weather forecast for the upcoming weekend is perfect for the bevy of activities that are going on around Mariposa.  Warm, sunny days will greet visitors to the Las Mariposas Civil War Days at the Long Ranch off Yaqui Gulch Road all weekend l More...

Ahwahnee Hotel completes renovations

Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts at Yosemite announces the completion of the refurbishment to the guest rooms, public spaces and exterior areas of The Ahwahnee, a AAA Four-Diamond hotel that opened in 1927 and is known around the world as t More...

CV flea market is this Saturday

The flea market this Saturday, April 21 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Financial seminar offered free

The Mariposa Branch of the American Association of University Women will present a class on Financial Fitness for Life.  This is a free class open to the public. More...

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