May 3, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Audubon program will explore mystery of birdsong

Springtime brings an array of sights and sounds that delight people’s senses--a kaleidoscope of wildflowers, scents of fresh growth, the rush of creeks and rivers, and a symphony of birdsong. More...

RCRC fights fire fee for homeowners

The Regional Council of Rural Counties (RCRC), with the help of its immediate past board chair, last week testified before two legislative committees, strongly voicing objections to imposing fees on structure owners in State Responsibility Areas (SRA More...

Save the Frogs Day

Yosemite National Park celebrated "Save the Frogs" day in front of the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center this past Saturday, April 28. More...

Wawona’s Raines takes 2012 Yosemite Conservancy Award

Chris Raines quietly contributes to making a difference for people in the Yosemite area. More...

Muir Festival returns on June 9

Festivities for the “All Things Muir” nature experience begin at 10 a.m. in both Coulterville Park at the beginning of the John Muir Historic Route at Highways 49 and J132 and Big Creek Meadow Ranch at the end of the 14-mile route. More...

EDC sponsors energy summit

The Mariposa County Office of Economic Development, in collaboration with Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the Sierra Business Council, will be sponsoring an informative Energy Summit for Mariposa businesses on May 15.  More...

Butterfly Garden Club holds plant sale

In participation with the Butterfly Days celebration, the Butterfly Garden Club is scheduling its annual plant sale for Saturday, May 5. More...

Public hearing date changed

The public hearing for the Mariposa County Behavioral Health “Revised Workforce Education and Training Plan” previously noticed for the May 8 board of supervisors meeting has been continued to a later date.   More...

Coats seeks Pow Wow princess crown

Tonekup Coats is 13 years old and attends Mariposa Middle School as a seventh grader. She is from the Southern Sierra Miwuk Tribe and the Paiute Tribe and is running for Mariposa PowWow princess.  More...

Taste of Mariposa offers food and fun

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival invites all adults to come and enjoy an evening out with old friends and new friends at The Butterfly Festival’s “Taste of Mariposa.”  More...

County candidates meet for tourism issues forum

A tourism forum with all of the board of supervisor candidates from Districts 2, 4, and 5 will be held on Tuesday, May 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Mariposa Best Western conference room. More...

Puppeteers won’t be at Butterfly Festival

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival regrets that there will be no puppet show performances at this year’s festival. More...

UC Merced honored for plan

The University of California, Merced, recently earned what might be the most prestigious of a growing list of awards for its Long Range Development Plan, when the campus had its seventh building certified “Gold” by the U.S. More...

Wawona Library hosts silk artist

The Wawona Friends of the Bassett Memorial Library are hosting an afternoon with silk artist Judith Ann Durr on Sunday, May 6 at 2 p.m. in the library. More...

Audubon will lead trip to Foresta

The Yosemite Area Audubon Society will offer a birding trip to Foresta in Yosemite on Saturday, May 5.  Those attending should meet at the Midpines County Park on Highway 140 at 8 a.m. to carpool. More...

FFA dinner draws huge crowd

The annual FFA Boosters dinner, dance and auction was a big success again this year. More...

Democratic Club hosts house parties

The Mariposa Democratic Club will host two house parties for Marc Boyd, candidate for California Assembly District 5. This is a chance to meet Boyd one-on-one to discuss his positions on the issues that are important to you. More...

Jeweler participates in MTV Movie Awards

Sherry’s Jewelry in Coulterville will participate in a luxury celebrity gift lounge hosted by GBK Productions on June 1 and 2 in Hollywood, in honor of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards nominees and presenters.  More...

McCorry joins Rotary

Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kathy McCorry (right) was recently inducted into the Mariposa Rotary Club. Pinning her is member Marilyn Saunders. More...

Golden Agers host bingo

Anyone over 18 is invited to Golden Agers Bingo at the Senior Center on Spriggs Lane on the first Friday of each month.  Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. There are pull tabs and big pots. More...

Bus driver of the year

James Crawford (at right) gets a celebratory splash from his passenger Ben Woolsey, after he received Mariposa County Unified School District bus driver of the year honors on April 24. More...

Board gets report on realignment

Mariposa County Chief Probation Officer Pete Judy, his staff and law enforcement partners have been busier than usual. More...

Rotarians give cemetery a facelift

Saturday was a busy day at Mariposa's historic cemetery. More...

Muir trails in Scotland mirror promotion here

POINT OF VIEW

Boosters in Scotland are touting a John Muir Way trail system to draw visitors and build the local economy.  The trail system, from Muir’s birthplace in Dunbar, East Lothian, to the country’s west coast, is a pleasant way to enjoy th More...

Wise talks about Special Olympics

Has there ever been a more appropriate description of anything than that of the "Special Olympics?" Maybe, but not likely. Not once you've seen the joy brought to the lives of special needs children and adults. Talk about inclusion. More...

Book sale takes place this week

The Friends of the Library’s semi-annual book sale is once again happening the first weekend in May. The sale starts on Thursday, May 3, beginning at 1 p.m. and closing at 6 p.m.  More...

Search and rescue fundraiser slated

The second annual fundraising dinner for Mariposa County Search and Rescue will be held this Saturday, May 5, at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  Demonstrations begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by a rib and chicken dinner including water or coffee More...

Spaghetti dinner offered

Volunteer Fire Company #32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women's Club would like resdients to attend the annual spaghetti and meatball dinner on Saturday,   May 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Institute draws international audience

More than two dozen executives from around the world who are responsible for conservation of some of the most treasured places on earth are coming to California for help in making sure there’s a future for national parks.  More...

Rotary chooses Otwell as artist

The June 9 Rotary Art, Wine and Wheels Festival poster features art contributed by well-known local artist Penny Otwell. The Rotary Club appreciates all the artists’ submissions this year and was faced with some tough choices.  More...

Plant sale planned

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 Mariposa County Fairgrounds More...

Prescribed burn set in Wawona

Fire Managers are preparing the Wawona Northwest fire unit as the first prescribed fire for the 2012 season for mid- May. This project has been planned since the 2007, Jack fire, a lightning caused fire. More...

Busy weekend planned in La Grange

It will be busy in La Grange this weekend, with a town-wide sale of antiques and collectibles along with lots of other interesting rummage.  The La Grange Odd Fellows spaghetti dinner will also be held on Saturday, May 5 at the Odd Fellows Hall. More...

Museum holds open house and quilt show

The Mariposa Museum and History Center will hold an open house and quilt show on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

SFC needs volunteers

Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC) is currently looking for volunteers who would like to help out with this year's fundraising dinner, “A Sierra Foothill Picnic.”  It will be held on Saturday, May 19 at the Beal Ranch. More...

MCFD issues detector reminder

Daylight savings time was last month and as a reminder Mariposa County Fire Department (MCFD) says, “It’s time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.” A good rule to follow with smoke detectors is to change the batteries a More...

NMCHC docents visit Yosemite Indian Village

The Northern Mariposa County History Center (NMCHC) docents journeyed to the Yosemite Indian Museum and Village for a presentation by renowned basket weaver, Julia Parker. More...

Computer classes offered in Spanish

Beginning in May, Spanish speaking adults residing in Mariposa County will be eligible to enroll in free computer classes teaching the basics of using the internet and email. More...

Teams can enter Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mariposa is just around the corner. More...

Business workshops offered for residents

The County of Mariposa, Community Services and Employment Training (CSET), and Alliance Small Business Development Center (SBDC) have announced the availability of free business creation workshops, individual counseling and low-cost financing for ent More...

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