May 31, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Assemblymember seeks assistance

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When the rockslide at Ferguson Ridge cut off access to Highway 140 six years ago, our community was undoubtedly shaken by the prospect of losing thousands of visitors to the nearby Yosemite Valley.  More...

Bike shop rides into town

Partners Anne O’Neill and Kamau Williams (holding scissors) cut a ribbon inaugurating their new bicycle shop at the intersection of Highways 140 and 49 North last week. More...

New trapper has his work cut out after $15,000 in damage

Mariposa County has a new “trapper,” and it sure seems like he will be busy. Last year, wildlife caused nearly $15,000 in damage to area homes, livestock and pets.  More...

Grasshoppers return

Early summer, as rangelands dry up, grasshoppers, leafhoppers and other foliage feeders will migrate towards streams, homes and towns–any place with green foliage. There are over 200 species of grasshoppers in California. 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...

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...

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...

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...

Class of ‘82 reunites

The Mariposa County High School Class of 1982 is getting together for its 30th class reunion. The class reunion will be held on Saturday June 23, starting 5:30 p.m. at the River Rock Deli Garden Cafe in Mariposa.  More...

Mariposa Playhouse begins its second season

The Mariposa Playhouse begins its second summer with the award winning musical “1776” featuring local luminaries from Mariposa and Merced singing the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The show starts at 8 p.m. More...

Mental Health Board meets

The Mariposa County Mental Health Board will meet on Thursday, June 7, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the human services building.  The building is located at 5362 Lemee Lane, off Highway 49 North.   More...

SFC hosts hike

Sierra Foothill Conservancy Hosts a hike titled, Native Plants and Traditional Uses on Saturday, June 2.  The cost is $10 for SFC members and $15 for non-members. The hike takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the leader is Bill Leonard  More...

Golden Agers set 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...

Legion holds sale

On June 16 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., The American Legion, at the corner of 12th and Bullion (5117 Bullion) will be hosting an open air rummage sale. There will be a variety of items for sale. 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...

It’s time to thin fruit trees

It is time to thin the fruit on trees. It doesn’t seem logical to thin fruit because, of course, growers want the most fruit their tree can produce. But it is not the best course of action.  More...

Flea market returns to town

The Mariposa Fish and Game Protective Association’s annual flea market and pancake breakfast returns to the fairgrounds on June 2.   Breakfast will be served from 6 to 11 a.m. More...

Honoring the fallen

Members of the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Honor Guard and VFW Color Guard lead the parade to the Mariposa Cemetery for the VFW Post’s annual Memorial Day ceremony on May 26. 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...

Sign ordinance will return to board for decision

One of the most protracted issues in Mariposa County may finally get resolved in June. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors is set to make some decisions on the sign ordinance next month.  More...

Arts Council works to rebuild

On May 11, the Mariposa County Arts Council’s gallery and office space was destroyed in a fire that broke out in an adjacent building and subsequently burned through an entire block of Mariposa’s Fifth Street. More...

MMS staff reflects as school readies to close doors

Next week, Mariposa Middle School will graduate its last class. The school, which has been open at its current site since 1985, will be closed as of June 6.  More...

Park begins its 2012 fire season

Yosemite fire managers have announced the 2012 Fire Season began May 21. Fire season officially begins when seasonal firefighting equipment and personnel are in place, prepared and ready to respond.  More...

AARP completes another tax year

The AARP TaxAide Program has concluded another successful tax year. The local volunteers in Mariposa County, operating at the two sites that included the Mariposa and Red Cloud libraries, completed 199 returns for 2011. More...

Democrats meet

The Mariposa Democratic Club has anounced that Daniel Flaming will be speaking to them about how being a small, rural county shapes Mariposa's economy at our meeting on June 9, at 9:45 a.m. at Miner’s Inn Restaurant.  More...

Bass Lake hosts triathlon Saturday

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...

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...

Suds and Sausage event raises funds

The community is invited to join for 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...

Grad night plans continue for MCHS

Sober Grad Night (SGN) is on June 6, immediately after the Mariposa County High School graduation ceremony. This all night event features entertainment, prizes, games, attractions, music and food. More...

Friends of the Library hold annual meeting

The Friends of the Library (FoL) Board of Directors are holding its annual meeting on Monday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m. in the meeting room of the Mariposa Library, next to the Courthouse. The FoL meet the first Monday of the month in the same location. More...

Farmers’ Market begins its season

The annual Mariposa Certified Farmers’ Market is set to begin Wednesday, June 6, and runs to Wednesday, Oct. 31.  The market will be held at the Sixth Street parking lot on Stroming Road adjacent to the Creek Parkway. More...

CASA gets new advocates and board members

Above, new Court Appointed Special Advocates Brian Wass, Linda Erhardt and Mali Gosney were sworn in on Wednesday, May 16, by Judge Parrish (second from left). More...

Yosemite Rotary hosts wine tasting

Yosemite Rotary's Spring Wine Tasting Fundraiser is planned for Friday, June 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. 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...

MCRCD changes its meeting location

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) will be holding its monthly board of directors meeting at an alternate venue on June 7: the Coulterville Fire Station, 10293 Ferry Road at 5 p.m.  More...

Unusual architecture: Part one

Architecture has come a long way since builders first discovered how to pile stones one on top of the other. In this age of information and openly shared ideas, "the sky" really does seem to be the limit in terms of what can be done. More...

MCHS boasts record number of valedictorians

This year, Mariposa County High School has a record 11 valedictorians in its graduating class. Last week, they gathered for dinner to be honored by family, school staff and their chosen mentors. More...

Scholarships 2012

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Yosemite Rotary hosts wine tasting

Yosemite Rotary's Spring Wine Tasting Fundraiser is planned for Friday, June 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

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