May 10, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Pioneer Market helps local CASA program

Pioneer Market recently added CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Mariposa County as a beneficiary of their receipt collection program. More...

Coulterville Lodge serves breakfast

On May 19, the Coulterville Odd Fellows will be having a breakfast and raffle from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the lodge located at 5030 Main Street in historic Coulterville. More...

State mandates business recycling

The State of California is issuing yet another mandate to businesses. More...

Plane skids off runway

A crane helps lift a plane that skidded off the runway at the Mariposa-Yosemite Airport on Saturday. More...

Ferguson fix bill passes Assembly

Assembly Bill 1973 by Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, passed off the Assembly floor with unanimous support on May 3. More...

Tree lab in Yosemite Park bears big research results

Tree expert Jim Lutz is putting an obscure stretch of Yosemite forest on the public stage this month.  The University of Washington researcher is the lead investigator in the biggest study ever of large trees in temperate forests.  More...

CHP cracks down on distracted drivers

Distracted driving is a bad habit and indications across California reveal that many drivers have room to improve. More...

Mothers’ Day breakfast planned

Residents can give Mom the day off by taking her to the Coulterville History Center’s Mothers’ Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 13. More...

VFW marks Memorial Day

Mariposa’s Keith M. Bertken Post 6042, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, will present its annual Memorial Day program at the Mariposa Cemetery at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, May 26.  A short parade will start at the V.F.W. More...

PERS retirees set meeting

The next regular meeting of the Public Employees Retirees Association (PERS) will be held on Tuesday, May 15, at the senior center on Spriggs Lane at noon.  The speaker will be Jim Anderson from RPEA Headquarters. More...

Road work causes delays

Mariposa County Public Works will be doing construction work on East Whitlock Road from May 14 to 30 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Drivers should expect 15 to 20 minute delays. For more information, contact Mohamed Cader at 966- 5356.   More...

Economic opportunity

Vendors set up on the old Frost Shop lot to sell their wares to the crowds who converged on Mariposa for the Butterfly Festival. More...

Getting their garden on

Lots of shoppers made their way out to the fairgrounds on Saturday for the Master Gardeners annual native plant sale. More...

DFG answers questions

Question: I read in the newspaper that another mountain lion was sighted on the American River trail. Isn’t it just a matter of time before this mountain lion attacks a human just as what happened in Auburn a few years back? More...

Rotary Club brings home district honors

Last weekend, the 54 Rotary Central Valley International Rotary Clubs met for their annual District   More...

Butterfly Garden Club meets in May

Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 17 at 1 p.m. at the senior center. More...

Friends of the Library donate

The Mariposa County Friends of the Library has purchased a new display case for the library. More...

Westamerica donates

The Mariposa Branch of Westamerica Bank made a $500 donation to Manna House last week. More...

Spaghetti served

Volunteer Fire Company #32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women's Club would like you to join us for its annual spaghetti and meatball dinner on Saturday, May 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ponderosa Basin Fire Station located at 5618 Creel Road.  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...

Cancer survivor pictures needed

Kathy Hollan is working on a project for Relay for Life, and she needs pictures of cancer survivors. More...

Wagon Train rolls again next month

The Mariposa County Pioneer Wagon Train and its board of directors has announced the upcoming 37th annual historic Wagon Train, with horseback riders and walkers, across the Sierra from Goat Meadow, near the south entrance to Yosemite, to one of the More...

RCRC testifies on septic tank rules

The Regional Council of Rural Counties (RCRC) today spoke before the State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) public hearing regarding a proposed onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) policy. More...

Fire Safe Council completes its annual risk assessement

The Mariposa Fire Safe Council hosted the annual Wildfire Risk Assessment event in the community of Ponderosa Basin, on Friday, May 4. More...

El Portal has California’s best

Students, staff and parents at El Portal Elementary and Yosemite Park High Schools have long known the gem they have in secretary Suzie Whitfield. More...

Weather brings out more than butterflies

The sun came out in full force last weekend, and apparently, so did the scofflaws. There were 17 arrests in Mariposa County from Friday, May 4 to Sunday, May 6.  More...

Bass Lake hosts triathlon in June

Bass Lake is located in the Sierra National Forest of eastern Madera County. It’s known for its blue waters and ample recreational activities that attract numerous vacationers each summer. More...

SFC hosts family hike in Clarks Valley

Sierra Foothill Conservancy will host a family hike in Clarks Valley on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The hike is free for members, and a suggested $5 donation for non-members is recommended. More...

Blanket proposal

The quilt show at the Mariposa Museum and History Center’s open house was a huge success again this year. More...

Free tire disposal set in Don Pedro

The Mariposa County Department of Public Works is offering free tire disposal for Mariposa County residents from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at the Lake Don Pedro Transfer Station, 9729 Merced Falls Road, La Grange. More...

Bird friendliness joins with fire safety

Learning to become more observant of seasonal wildlife activities can make us better stewards of the land, while at the same time practicing fire-safety. Herein lies a win-win combination for people and the animals.  More...

Farm Bureau endorses Bigelow

Recognizing his lifelong commitment to farming and ranching as well as his consistent focus on responsible fiscal management, the California Farm Bureau Federation has endorsed Frank Bigelow for state Assembly. More...

Peddlers Fair set in Coarsegold

The 29th annual Coarsegold Peddlers Market will again be hosted by the Coarsegold Historic Village over Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28.  The entire Coarsegold Village will be filled with vendors throughout the Wester More...

Golden Chain honors mothers

Like the holiday celebrities in the title of the Golden Chain Theatre's current production, moms can sometimes feel a bit disrespected and somewhat taken for granted. More...

Muir Festival returns

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...

Park begins bike commuter program

Yosemite National Park has initiated a commuter bike program in El Portal for employees that live within biking distance from work. More...

CHP reminds drivers to share the road

When it comes to traffic safety, some actions bear repeating. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reminds all motorists to safely share the road and look twice for motorcyclists.  More...

Pests bug local gardeners

It’s prime time for getting out into the garden--for gardeners and some of the pests that pester them.  The Mariposa County Master Gardeners’ hotline gets the most calls, emails and visits about ants and aphids when spring is in full More...

Difficult decision

Winged Wonders Parade Grand Marshal Lee Ann Allen thinks carefully as she voted for the winner at the Butterfly Hat Contest on Friday night. More...

EDC offers free workshops

The County of Mariposa Office of Economic Development, Community Services and Employment Training (CSET), and Alliance Small Business Development Center (SBDC) have announced the availability of free business creation workshops, individual counseling More...

MCI drill helps prepare responders

More than 84 participants showed up for the Multi-Casualty Incident (MCI) Drill cosponsored by Mariposa County Fire and Health Departments at Horseshoe Bend Recreation area of Lake McClure on Saturday, April 28th.  More...

Battle of the Badges drives blood donations

The North Valley Battle of the Badges Blood Drive challenges agencies in a friendly competition to see which agency brings in the most donors.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, at Pioneer Market, 5034 Coakley Circle, from 10 a.m. More...

Mariposa Enrichment Fund established

Matt Foraker (right), vice president of Yosemite Bank, presents Mariposa Community Foundation board members Marilyn Saunders and Sue Overstreet, with a check for $500. More...

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