June 21, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Plans begin for 2012 Tomato Fest

September is harvest time. Local heirloom tomatoes are vine ripened for everyone to taste and savor. The community is invited to the Mariposa Tomato Fest, a family event featuring the best tasting tomatoes ever.  More...

Drier-than-normal year puts firefighters on edge

FIRE SEASON

Area firefighters this week were beefing their teams up for a challenging season.  With June 12’s Gaines Fire behind them, local CAL FIRE officials are going to peak-season strength.  As of Monday, local CAL FIRE crews will be at thei More...

Mystery helicopter identified

The mystery helicopter that spent several hours flying very low over the county on Friday, June 15 has been identified. More...

Middle School will transform into alternative site

The last class at Mariposa Middle School (MMS) received its promotion certificates on June 5. More...

Fair begins 2012 sales and entries

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...

County offers free tire disposal this weekend

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, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 at the- Mariposa County Landfill, 5593 Highway 49 North. More...

Conservancy grants available to improve and preserve lands

Approximately $5 million in conservation grants are now available to organizations working with ranchers and farmers in the Sierra Nevada region, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) announced this week.  The grants, funded by Proposition 84, are More...

Kendall’s talk electrifies Rotary

On Feb. 23, 1905 Paul Harris, a Chicago businessman, founded The Rotary Club with the idea of having meetings of prominent businessmen meeting together for the betterment of both their business interests as well as serving the less fortunate. More...

Whatley competes for Chef of the Year

Four of the best chefs in the U.S. will gather in Orlando, Fla. More...

Coulterville plans deep pit barbecue

Plans are in the works for the Coulterville Fire Brigade deep pit barbecue. More...

New greeting sign

On June 14 officials and community members who were involved in replacing the faded and rag tag billboard at the Mariposa-Merced County line that greeted travelers on Highway 140 dedicated the new on More...

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Miners Inn solar array approaches finish line

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

Every day the sun shines, Miners Inn owner Marinder Singh will soon hear the sound “ka-ching.”  This week, the businessowner was waiting for PG&E and contractor Earth Wind and Solar of Coarsegold to flip a switch inaugurating the More...

Kiwanis Club plans for 18th annual fireworks

The Kiwanis Club of Mariposa will be hosting the 18th annual Fourth of July celebration on July 4 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The grandstand opens at 7 p.m. with the fireworks show starting as soon as the sun sets.  More...

Supervisors still finding a way to deal with signs

Way back in 1991, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance regulating signage in the county. That body gave businesses a 15-year grace period to come into compliance.  More...

July will be busy in North County

The week of the Fourth of July is jammed packed with family friendly events in the Coulterville area.  Sunday, July 1 is the Greeley Hill pancake breakfast at the Greeley Hill Community Hall on Fiske Road just off of Highway 132, from 8 to 11 a. More...

NDGW honor members

Native Daughters of the Golden West Parlors, Mariposa #63 and Veritas #75 Merced recently had a joint official grand presidents luncheon at the Miners Inn Restaurant. More...

Salvation Army offers summer camp

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

37th annual Wagon Train

Mariposa County’s Pioneer Wagon Train completed its final leg from Darrah Road to the Van Ness Ranch on Carleton Road on Saturday. More...

Loggers’ Jamboree set

On June 30, the Logger’s Jamboree in North Fork Pro Am starts at 10 a.m., followed by a horseshoe tournament at noon, parade at 5 p.m. with dinner and dance starting at 6 p.m. More...

Williams wins big at show

From May 31 through June 2, FFA member Mikaela Williams attended the All-American Nugget All Breed Invitational Show and Sale in Sparks, Nev. at the John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel-Casino. More...

Local students head for Tech Trek

Local students Julia Coleman, Kathleen Coyle, Naquoia Montoya and Bailey O’Brien from Mariposa Middle School have been selected to get a preview of college life while learning that math and science can be fun.  More...

Time runs out for amnesty

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

Meth and weapons seized

On Monday morning Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputies executed a search warrant for drugs in the Lake Don Pedro subdivision. More...

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