May 17, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Kids can ‘Learn to Fly’ at Saturday’s airport event

Young people between the ages of 8 and 18 can experience free airplane rides this Saturday at the county’s Mariposa-Yosemite Airport.  All local residents and visitors are invited to participate as Chapter 1261 of the Experimental Aircraft More...

Sorority honors Woman of the Year

Joining with all seven Merced Area Council chapters to celebrate the 81st anniversary of Beta Sigma Phi, the sorority surprised Barbara Peters by naming her its Woman of the Year for 2011. More...

Elder Hatton now faces molest charge

The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office arrested Phinas O. More...

Bicyclist killed during race on Darrah Road

A competitive bicycle race in Mariposa County last weekend claimed the life of one if its riders. According to Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies, the victim was 47-year-old Suzanne Rivera of Bakersfield.  More...

Child drowns at Dawn Lake

Mothers’ Day ended in tragedy for a Merced County family after its 6- year-old son drowned in Dawn Lake at Lushmeadows.  According to Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies, the incident occurred shortly before 5 p.m. More...

Local club awards Smith highest honor

This last week Mariposa Rotary Club awarded Dr. Phillip Smith its highest honor: an Honorary Paul Harris Fellowship. The club members believe that Dr. Smith exemplifies their motto, “Service Above Self,” to an exceptional degree.  More...

Legion continues poppy program

The idea of the poppy as a memorial flower to those who died in the First World War appeared as naturally as the little wild flowers that emerge from the soil and grow in the fields of France and Flanders. More...

Breakfast raises funds for campers

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

Radanovich endorses Bigelow

Former United States Congressman George Radanovich (R-Mariposa), has joined Mariposa County Supervisors Kevin Cann, Janet Bibby and Jim Allen who have all put their trust in Frank Bigelow for State Assembly.  More...

Hospice holds rummage sale

Friends of Hospice will be holding a spring cleaning sale on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 at the home of Jan Kaufman. The home is located at 4570 Yaqui Gulch Road.  Those who would like to donate small items can take them to John C. More...

MPUD work affects Bullion Street traffic

The Mariposa Public Utility District (MPUD) will be replacing 300 feet of public sewer main and several service laterals on Bullion Street north of 13th Street.  The work began May 14, and will continue through June. 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...

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...

IOOF welcomes new members

On May 7, lodges from all over the Mother Lode came to Mariposa to bring in seven new members to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. 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...

Yosemite Lions host blood drive

The Yosemite Park Lions invite the community to help save lives at a blood drive on Wednesday, May 23. New and returning donors are invited to give at the Visitors’ Center between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. More...

BMW Rally returns

Yosemite and California’s Gold Country set the scene for motorcycle riding and adventure touring this Memorial Day weekend at the 40th annual 49er rally in Mariposa. More...

May brings bear awareness

May is “Be Bear Aware” Month and the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) reminds the public to act responsibly when in bear country. More...

LemonAide Kids help Habitat

From left, Thaddeus Rowney, Grace Cassady, Christine Garrett, Triana Garrett and Cooper Cassady present Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County’s Bob Pickard with a check for $780 last week. More...

DNC offers more Yosemite Experience

Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, authorized concessioner for Yosemite National Park, and Yosemite Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of Yosemite, will offer additional dates for More...

GSC offers iPhone

Golden State Cellular announced has announced it will offer iPhone 4S to its customers beginning Friday, May 18. More...

JCF says goodbye to 62 years of service

Jean Kiser, RN, acute nursing, and Gerry Roesbery, manager medical staff, two long time JCF employees recently retired. How long is long? Kiser worked at JCF for 31 and a half years, and Roesbery for 31 years.  More...

Helping hand

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Sponhaltz pushes a vehicle from the path of advancing flames during an escaped, controlled burn on Monday. More...

Day camp doubles its art offerings

Mariposa County kids who attend Parks and Recreation’s day camp program will have double the exposure to art this summer.  Thanks to a partnership with the Mariposa County Arts Council, day campers will spend one day each week on art proj More...

Another business succumbs to fire

As if Friday night’s devastating loss to Mariposa’s business community wasn’t enough--an eighth business went up in flames on Sunday night.  Sidney Radanovich’s King’s Toffee kitchen caught fire around 9 p.m. More...

Residents can beat the Park crowds

It’s almost that time of year--the time when Yosemite Valley is crowded with hundreds of thousands of tourists, and most locals try to avoid visiting.  There are about two weeks left, however, before the unofficial start of summer--Memoria More...

Two men arrested for sexual assault

Two men have been arrested for the sexual assault of three Mariposa Middle School students. More...

Odd Fellows clean-up cemetery

On April 25, Mariposa Lodge Members met together to clean up the Odd Fellows Cemetery. The Odd Fellow Cemetery was established in 1863 for the use of its members. More...

Rotary festival nears

On June 9, Mariposa Rotary offers everyone an afternoon of wine tasting at the Art, Wine and Wheels Festival. The Courthouse is a perfect setting to enjoy local artists’ works while tasting great foothill wines.  More...

Library seeks volunteer tutors

The Mariposa County Library is looking for people who would like to share their love of reading and make a difference in someone’s life by volunteering as tutors in the Read and Succeed adult literacy program. More...

MASH 4077th comes to Mariposa

Mark your calendars for the evening June 23, when Mount Bullion Vineyards will be transformed into the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital for an event for the JC Fremont Hospital Foundation. More...

Recycling bins offered to motels

Visitors and hotel staff in Mariposa County will find it easier to recycle bottles and cans thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to Mariposa County Department of Public Works.  More...

Fairgrounds hosts suds and sausage night

The community is invited to the 2012 Mariposa Summer Fest on June 16 at the Mariposa Fairgrounds from 4 to 7 p.m. This is an event of sampling different sausages and beers.  More...

Museum program features naturalist

Naturalist, artist and educator, John Muir Laws, presents his program "Finding Connection in Nature" at the Mariposa Museum and History Center on Sunday May 20 at 2 p.m.  More...

Road work causes delays

Mariposa County Public Works will be doing construction work on East Whitlock Road through May 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...

Waheed talks about his service

What better to do when you've retired from a signature position in the National Park Service than to take a month in Tanzania teaching its Park Service the trade? Well, not much, according to Dennis Waheed. 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...

Hospice holds rummage sale

Friends of Hospice will be holding a spring cleaning sale on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 at the home of Jan Kaufman. The home is located at 4570 Yaqui Gulch Road.  Those who would like to donate small items can take them to John C. More...

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Huffman graduates

The Air Force Institute of Technology on Wright- Patterson AFB held its graduation at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio, on March 22. More...

Foundation and Yosemite Bank begin collaboration

Yosemite Bank and Mariposa Community Foundation (MCF) have collaborated to establish the Mariposa Community Enrichment Endowment fund. This fund meets the mission of the MCF of building philanthropy to strengthen community.  More...

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