June 7, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Fire destroys Barrett Cove home

An emergency call at 6:30 a.m. on May 31 alerted Mariposa County and CAL FIRE firefighters to a structure fire at 2973 Barrett Cove Road in the Don Pedro community.  More...

Park bear activity drops dramatically in Yosemite

Bears and their antics are something that Yosemite residents, National Park Service officials and visitors have become used to. For many years, bears were openly fed garbage so visitors could watch.  More...

Pioneer Wagon Train ready to roll

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...

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...

Muir Festival opens Saturday

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 traffic concerns everyone

Yosemite National Park continues to win accolades both in the press and from visitors. The one story that can sorry even the staunchest traveler is the one we hope never makes big news-- traffic jams and delays.  More...

Suds and Sausage event plans continue

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...

Fair tickets and entries are open

Tickets for the 2012 Mariposa County Fair are on sale now at the office. Destruction derby and rodeo tickets sell out quickly, so early purchase is encouraged.  Carnival and admission tickets are on sale, too. More...

MSF focuses on pedestrian safety

Every hour a pedestrian is injured or killed in California. Pedestrians accounted for nearly one out of five deaths in traffic collisions in 2009 – roughly 58 percent more than the national average. More...

Sal Maccarone’s How Art Shapes Our Lives

Unusual architecture: part two

While growing up just blocks from Sarah Winchester’s famous house in San Jose, I began developing an affinity for strange and unique residential architecture. More...

Public invited to flag ceremony

On Flag Day, June 14, the American Legion Post 567 and VFW Post 6042 will present the approved ceremony for the proper disposition of United States flags which are no longer suitable for display.  Such flags may be deposited in a receptable loca More...

DMV answers readers’ questions

Do you have questions about general driving related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answers. Save Time. 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...

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...

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...

Yosemite Packers make Mule Days finals

Every Memorial Day weekend since 1969, the town of Bishop comes alive with the annual presentation of Mule Days. This year, Yosemite’s pack team made it to the world championships. More...

Public works seeks input

The County of Mariposa is updating the Regional Transportation Plan. More...

Seed collection at county library is free for pickin’

SPRING GARDENING

You can get more than books at the county library on 10th Street—the list includes movies, books on CD and now, seeds.  You can plant an entire garden from seeds gleaned from the library’s neatly-labelled “Seed Library.” More...

Park offers free admission June 9

Yosemite National Park has anounced that entrance to Yosemite National Park will be free on Saturday, June 9. The fee-free day is in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, which offers opportunities for families to experience outdoor activities. More...

Letter grade for Amgen race TV coverage is “F”

VIEWPOINT

The long-awaited Amgen Tour of California bike race blasted through town on May 16.  If you paused to go to the bathroom, you might have missed it. More...

Rotary’s Art, Wine and Wheels roll Saturday

Mariposa Rotary appreciates Sierra Telephone for its continuing and generous support of the annual Art, Wine and Wheels Festival. More...

Alumni picnic and reunions set

  Sponsored by MCHS Alumni Association, this annual alumni picnic is to bring all classmates together on the third Saturday of June to enjoy visiting, reminiscing, a picnic, raffles all day, and the fun of seeing old friends. More...

Farmers’ Market begins its season

The annual Mariposa Certified Farmers’ Market began 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. The hours will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Odd Fellows serve breakfast

The La Grange Odd Fellows serve their monthly breakfast on the second Sunday of the month. June 10 is the date, and breakfast is served from 7 to 11 a.m.  The menu is biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and sausage, with French toast, too. More...

Date changed for MASH 4077th party

Mount Bullion Vineyards will be transformed into the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital for an event for the JC Fremont Hospital Foundation. More...

Habitat seeks vehicle donations

Donating a vehicle will help Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County build a second affordable home in partnership with a family.  More...

CAL FIRE urges equipment safety

Clearing dead grass and brush 100 feet from homes is a critical step in preparing for fire season. As the fire danger increases, the unsafe use of power equipment can actually start new fires.  More...

ABC schedules Casino Night event for fall

The Mariposa County High School Academic Boosters Club is planning a Monte Carlo Night on Saturday, Oct. 20 at theMariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Workshop deals with weed challenges

Mariposa County Department of Agriculture in conjunction with the University of California Cooperative Extension will be presenting its annual “Challenges for Rangeland Management: Invasive Noxious Weeds and Livestock Diseases Seminar” in 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...

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...

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