June 28, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

SFCS hires teaching staff

Sierra Foothill Charter School, a free, non-profit, K-8 public school opening in Cathey’s Valley on Aug. 22, has announced its teaching staff. The school also has a new board member. More...

Sierra Tel wins pair of awards

Sierra Tel recently won two first place Indy Awards from the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO) in the categories of Directory and Website. More...

Dancers perform ‘The Little Mermaid’

Butterfly Ballet Dance Studio, offers a non-profit dance performance, The Little Mermaid, June 30, at the Mariposa County High School Auditorium, at 4 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at the door or the dance studio for $8, and those 5 and under a More...

Kiwanis plan for 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...

Conservancy focuses on Tenaya Lake restoration

Yosemite’s Tenaya Lake, once called “Lake of the Shining Rocks,” will sparkle even more brightly following major restoration efforts this summer to its east beach and surrounding wetlands and trails with funding provided by Yosemite More...

Gorham and Glenn receive Barry Hance Memorial Award

Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announced last week that Tolley Gorham, telecommunications specialist, and Karen Glenn, budget analyst, are the recipients of the 2011 Barry Hance Memorial Award.  More...

Mandatory commercial recycling begins July 1

In an effort to reach a 75 percent diversion rate by 2020, the state has passed a commercial recycling law that will affect many businesses and apartment dwellers, as well as government agencies and schools.  More...

Fireworks prohibited in the National Forest

Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor Susan Skalski is reminding visitors and campers that the use of all fireworks is prohibited on all national forests and national grasslands.  Fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are prohibited on nationa More...

The Ahwahnee rolls out Vintners’ Holiday line-up

The Ahwahnee, a recently refurbished National Historic Landmark and a full-service, AAA Four-Diamond hotel located in scenic Yosemite Valley, Calif., today announces the lineup for the 31st Annual Vintners’ Holidays event series in November, we More...

Jeeps sought for MASH party fun

The John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation is hosting a MASH party July 7 at Mount Bullion Vineyard. Those attending can decorate a jeep in MASH style. More...

Logger’s 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...

Bountiful harvest

The Mariposa Certified Farmers’ Market is open for summer business. Customers last week picked through all kinds of produce. The market is open from 5 to 6:30 p.m. More...

MSO offers summer concert

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...

DNC announces opening dates for camps

Delaware North Companies (DNC) Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, authorized concessioner for Yosemite National Park, announces 2012 opening dates for the High Sierra Camps. Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp opened on Friday, June 15, and May Lake on June 22. More...

Summerlin installed as new regent

A May luncheon was the occasion of Andrea Summerlin being sworn in as the new Regent of the Merced River Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). She will begin her two year term on July 1.  More...

Mine, Mineral museum grasps slim bit of hope

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The California Mining and Mineral Museum at Mariposa County’s fairgrounds will almost certainly close for good at 5 p.m. More...

Chicken pox scare prompts ER reaction

Last Friday afternoon, three cases of what John C. More...

Radanovich speaks to Rotary members

High speed rail, or HSR, is a hot topic these days, particularly here in California. Interestingly our state officials seem bent on seeing HSR a reality. More...

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...

Plans begin for sixth annual ‘Blazin’ Hog’

The John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation’s sixth annual “Blazin Hog” barbecue competition and Zydeco music festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, from noon to 8 p.m., at the Mariposa Fairgrounds, in Mariposa. More...

Golden Chain Theatre presents ‘Trepidations’

Professor Percival Phossilwaite, a British Egyptologist (Jason Turner), has been looking for the tomb of King Tut-Tut-Mah-Boi for 30 years, and he's sure the next expedition will bring success. More...

Balanced Rock plans retreat to Lundy Lake

Balanced Rock, a Yosemite-area nonprofit, is providing a unique program designed to spark your personal creativity. Join us for the Creative Awakening Retreat: A weekend of Art and Hiking in Lundy Canyon on Aug. 10 to 12.  More...

PG&E issues summer safety tips

Summer officially starts this week, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) offers the following time-proven tips to help customers be aware of summertime hazards that come with hot, dry weather and certain outdoor activities.  Summer sa More...

Coulterville plans deep pit barbecue

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

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