May 24, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

SFCS names first principal

Sierra Foothill Charter School (SFCS) has offered the job of principal to Travis Blagg and he has accepted.  More...

PG&E warns of national utility scam

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is alerting customers to be aware of a scam that has impacted other utility customers across the country. More...

BMW Rally returns this weekend

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.  The BMW Motorcycle Club of Northern California invites riders, families 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...

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...

Mariposa deputies bust North County garden

During the morning hours of May 16, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office investigated an illegal wilderness marijuana garden near the Windy Point area below the town of Coulterville.  As a result of the investigation, 4,619 marijuana plant More...

High country services open

Delaware North Companies (DNC) Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, authorized concessioner for Yosemite National Park, has announced that Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, General Store, and Grill will open for the season on Friday, May 25. 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...

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...

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...

Citations increase during Distracted Driving Month

According to the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and 265 local law enforcement agencies issued over 57,000 tickets in April to drivers who were using a handheld cell phone or texting. 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...

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...

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...

RCRC testifies against SRA fees

Last week, the Regional Council of Rural Counties (RCRC), with the help of one of its board members, testified before a regulatory hearing, strongly voicing objections to imposing fees on structure owners in the State Responsibility Area (SRA).  More...

Sal Maccarone’s How Art Shapes Our Lives A most proficient sculptor

A finished piece of sculpture can take many forms. More...

Fifth Street plans move forward

It has been less than two weeks since the Fifth Street Fire razed nearly all buildings on lower Fifth Street. On Tuesday, however, Mariposa County supervisors said the rebuilding process is already being planned.  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...

Wawona golf course opens new season with special program

Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts at Yosemite opened the Wawona Golf Course on Saturday, May 12. More...

New Web cam features majesty of Yosemite Falls

The majesty of Yosemite Falls, North America’s highest waterfall, can now be viewed on Yosemite Conservancy's Web site thanks to a new Web cam. More...

Park works with gateway towns to alleviate congestion

Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announced an innovative partnership with gateway communities designed to enhance visits to the Yosemite region and reduce traffic congestion. More...

Sewing machine workshop planned

Chuck Bruce, owner of Central Valley Vacuum and Sewing Center, will be giving a sewing machine care and maintenance presentation on May 31 at 10 a.m.  The presentation will be at the Mariposa Senior Center and is presented by the Mariposa Senior More...

Hudson returns home after ‘miracle’ surgery

Four-year-old Hudson Vaughan of Mariposa has spent his entire life fighting against the disease that limits his mobility and forces him to undergo difficult and painful treatments.  That is, until recently. More...

Hearing moved to June

The woman charged with embezzling more than $8,000 from the Mariposa Preschool Co-op appeared in Mariposa County Superior Court on May 14.  Candis Mayorga of Mariposa is charged with one count of embezzlement and one count of welfare fraud. More...

CAL FIRE issues burn restrictions

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) has announced that effective May 15, hazard reduction burning in Mariposa County below 3,000 foot elevation will be restricted to nighttime burning More...

It’s fire hazard reduction time

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Madera– Mariposa –Merced (MMU) Unit Chief Nancy B. More...

Pilot Forkel is praised for emergency landing

Stephen Forkel, a pilot with the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Region, has been named an Unsung Hero for bringing a small aircraft safely to Earth after it lost power east of Mariposa in March.  U.S. Dept. 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...

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...

Spring Garden Tour set

Saturday, June 2, is the date set for the seventh annual Master Gardeners Association of Mariposa County’s Spring Garden Tour. More...

Park issues passes to all active military

To show appreciation for those who serve in the United States (U.S) Military, the National Park Service (NPS) will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents. More...

Rotary learns about Sierra Quest

It’s no secret that children tend to thrive in a cohesive family unit. Neither is it secret that many will encounter significant problems when the unit is splintered. Sadly society has accepted, perhaps on some fronts applauded. 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...

Not too young to help

These young walkers kept up with their guide during the 2012 Mariposa Relay for Life last weekend. The annual event raised funds for the American Cancer Society over a 24-hour period May 19 and 20. More...

County honors EMS professionals

On Tuesday, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors declared May 20 to 26 as “Emergency Medical Services Week.” In addition, it honored the EMS workers of the year. More...

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