July 5, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

School district welcomes transitional kindergarten

For many years, there has been a push to move the entrance date for California kindergarten students back to Sept. 2 instead of Dec. 2. More...

Park plans for conservation measures

This winter and spring have been exceptionally mild with regard to rain and snowfall. To date, 2012 is set to go down as one of the 10 driest years on record for Yosemite National Park.  More...

Mountain lion attacks man

NEAR NEVADA CITY

The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has confirmed a mountain lion attacked a 63-year-old man who was camping northwest of Nevada City. The attack occurred in the early morning hours of July 1.  More...

Boost for Habitat

WestAmerica Bank has donated $500 to Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County for safe, decent and affordable housing. More...

Photo Club offers free fair workshops

The Mariposa Photo Club in conjunction with the Mariposa County Fair will host a series of free workshops for those wishing to enter the photography division of the county fair.  Club members will be demonstrating the proper way to mount your fa More...

Park seeks HaPY people

AS VOLUNTEERS

Yosemite National Park is seeking volunteers to become a Habitat Protector of Yosemite (HaPY) Volunteer. More...

Rotarians learn about CASA mission

CASA is an acronym for Court Appointed Special Advocate but this wonderful group is so much more. They help children. More...

Sorority installs its 2012-13 officer slate

At a recent meeting at her home, Delores Bartholomew conducted a ritual to install the Xi Phi Upsilon chapter’s 2012-13 officers.  The gavel was passed to new President Ina Linderman by outgoing President Nancy Kyle. More...

La Grange IOOF plans for catfish dinner

It's finally summer and it’s time for the fifth annual La Grange catfish dinner on Saturday Aug. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the IOOF Hall on Main Street, sponsored by the La Grange Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge #65.  More...

Golden Agers host 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...

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...

Breakfast set at airport

Mt. Bullion Fire Company Station 25, in partnership with the Experimental Aircraft Association, will host a pancake breakfast on Saturday, July 7 at the Mariposa-Yosemite Airport from 8 to 11 a.m.  The breakfast is open to everyone. More...

Republicans host election year picnic

The Mariposa County Republican Central Committee is hosting an election year picnic on Saturday, July 14 at the Mariposa County Park, Lions Pavilion.  More...

Work causes traffic delays

Mariposa County Public Works will be doing construction work on Silver Bar Road from July 9 to 30.  Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Mariposa Evenings kick-off this weekend

It's time for Cousin Jack's Mariposa Evenings. More...

School district solidifies its calendar

The Mariposa County Unified School District has announced its calendar for the 2012-13 school year.  School will begin Aug. 22 and end June 4, 2013. School will not be in session Friday, Aug. 31 for a local holiday and Monday,   Sept. More...

Regional Council opposes SB 1222

During a June 27 Assembly Local Government Committee hearing in Sacramento, the Regional Council of Rural Counties (RCRC) opposed Senate Bill 1222 for its attempt to limit local governments in carrying out their operations.  More...

DMV pride in action

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles has a Pride Day each June 27. 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...

Arts Council hosts reception for Goger

The Mariposa County Arts Council, Inc. invites the entire community to meet new Executive Director Cara Goger at a hosted wine reception on Saturday, July 7.  The event will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Food distribution changes location

Effective July 3, the USDA food distribution will no longer take place at the Miners Inn.  Those who currently receive the commodities can now go to the Assembly of God/Lighthouse Church at 5265 Highway 49 North or the Circle of Hope Church at 3 More...

Democratic Club hosts Carrier July 14

The Mariposa Democratic Club has announced that John Carrier, candidate for Mariposa County Board of Supervisors District 5, will be speaking at its meeting on July 14, at 9:45 a.m. at Miners Inn Restaurant.  More...

Lodges serve breakfast

The La Grange Odd Fellows monthly breakfast is the second Sunday of the month, on July 8 this month.  From 7 to 11 a.m. More...

2012-13 Grand Jury impaneled

On July 2, at the Mariposa County Courthouse, the Honorable F. Dana Walton, presiding judge, conducted the impanelment of the 2012-2013 Grand Jury. More...

Good sign

Charles Street Dinner House is officially reopened. This sign on the front window announced the good news earlier this week. More...

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