June 14, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Engine donation

MCHS Grizzly Fire Co-Captain Guy Hall (left) accepts a program donation of a Type III wildland fire engine from Madera-Mariposa-Merced CAL FIRE Deputy Chief Kevin Smith. More...

Sal’s comes to Midpines

Sal's Night is coming to Midpines.  Ever Better Community presents the first Midpines Sal's Night on Thursday, June 28, starting around 5 p.m.  The taco truck will be parked at the Midpines’ Community Center until all are served. More...

Park schools adjust structure for new year

When Mariposa County schools open in August, many of them will look and feel differently than they have in the past. Former middle school students will return to their home schools, and alternative programs may be at a new site.  More...

Monumental effort

Members of the Mariposa County Contractors’ Association (MCCA) form the foundation for a new walkway last Saturday at the Mariposa Art Park on Highway 140 in Mariposa. More...

MSO concert celebrates 236th Independence Day

Celebrate America's 236th birthday with a nearly all American concert as the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra presents its annual "Independence Day Spectacular!" Concert, this year on Saturday, June 30 at 7 p.m. More...

Young artists can brush up their skills

The Mariposa County Arts Council sponsored an school art program in May, held at the Mariposa United Methodist Church. The four sessions were taught by Mariposa resident and watercolor artist/teacher, Vicki D. Thomas.  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.  More...

Concert benefits World Access Project

Mariposa Rotary Club is sponsoring a World Access Project concert fundraiser June 16, featuring solo pianist, composer, and recording artist Lee Bartely from Mancos, Colo.  More...

Salvation Army sends kids to camp

The local Salvation Army unit will again offer a Camp experience for kids this summer. More...

MPUD changes meeting dates

The regular monthly board meetings for the Mariposa Public Utility District (MPUD) have been changed for the months of July and August.  The July board meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 17.  The August board meeting will be held on Thur More...

Museum program features local author

Sharon Giacomazzi, avid hiker and author of three Sierra guide books, will present a new program titled "Tuttle Creek Ashram and the Talking Trees" at the Mariposa Museum and History Center on Sunday, June 17 at 2 p.m.  More...

Beekeepers meet

Anyone interested in backyard beekeeping in Mariposa is invited to the Sierra Foothill Beekeepers monthly meeting on June 18 at the Mariposa County Library at 7 p.m. More...

Historic Garber house going on road

The county has found a buyer for the historic Garber House on Bullion Street. Former county public works engineer Matt Freeman of Indian Peak Road is paying the county $202 for the structure. More...

Casino night set

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

Pioneer Wagon Train begins trek

The Mariposa County Pioneer Wagon Train with horseback riders and walkers will begin its trek across the Sierra from Goat Meadow, near the south entrance to Yosemite, to one of the county’s pioneer ranches near Bootjack. More...

BLM announces fire restrictions

Effective June 11, the Bureau of Land Management implemented fire restrictions on all BLM-managed public lands within the Mother Lode Field Office boundary. More...

Yosemite Conservancy unveils summer art and theater programs

“Art and theater programs create memories of Yosemite that will last a lifetime by connecting children, young people and adults to the Park, providing experiences that will inspire future stewardship,” said Mike Tollefson, president, Yose More...

Candidates reflect on election

The June primary election is over, and the results are in. Three local candidates now look to the future in different ways.  On June 5, voters in District 2 chose Merlin Jones from a field of six. More...

Local dancers perform in Merced

On Tuesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. More...

Suds and Sausage event is Saturday

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...

Cousin Jack Festival delayed until fall

The ninth annual Cousin Jack Birthday Music Festival, which has always been held the day before Father’s Day at the Mariposa Art Park will be postponed until Sept. More...

Rotarians get facts about gangs

Crips, Bloods, 18th Street Locos, Bulldogs, Eastside this and South LA that. Gangs-- usually a loosely bonded group of young miscreants-- are running amok everywhere. So it seems anyway. The are running amok and in most larger cities. More...

Traffic amnesty ends on June 30

Time is running out to take advantage of the 50 percent reduction on qualifying old unpaid traffic infraction tickets. More...

Road work causes delays

Mariposa County Public Works will be doing construction work on Indian Peak and Colorado Roads and Main Street in Coulterville from June 18 to 30.  Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Tobacco prevention grants are available

Up to $5,000 is available in grants for nonprofit organizations that help to eliminate tobacco industry influence with- in their organization.  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...

Class of 2012 celebrates

Graduate Garhett Bauer (center) gets congratulatory hugs from his friends after collecting his diploma from MCUSD Board Member Eldon Henderson (left) and MCHS Principal David Naranjo. More...

New exhibit opens at museum

Yosemite National Park has announced a new exhibit entitled “Yosemite Viewed: Landscape Paintings of the 19th and 20th Centuries,” which opened to the public on Monday, June 4. The exhibit will run until Sunday, Sept. 30.  More...

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