July 12, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

‘Hummers’ converge on County

Barbara Robinson, a local hummingbird expert, has received several calls as to what is going on this year since hummingbird abundance is high. At the 2,000-foot elevation her hummers have already consumed over 400 pounds of sugar thus far. More...

Caltrans awards Mariposa County

On July 5, Caltrans awarded $48.5 million of state Safe Routes to School Program funds for 139 projects to increase safety and help reduce injuries and fatalities among children in grades kindergarten through 12 who walk and bicycle to school.  More...

Sierra Foothill Charter School lands $375,000 federal grant

Sierra Foothill Charter School, a free, nonprofit, public school opening in Cathey’s Valley on Aug. 22, has anounced an award from the Public Charter Schools Grant Program.  More...

Matlock named chair at UCM

Cognitive science Professor and Mariposa native Teenie Matlock has been named the Mc- Clatchy Chair in Communications at the University of California, Merced. More...

Bark for Life event returns to Mariposa

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is coming to Mariposa on Saturday, Aug. More...

GOP plans 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...

Rebekah Lodge serves breakfast in La Grange

On Sunday, July 15, the La Grange Rebekahs will be serving breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall on the main street of La Grange. There will also be a table of rummage items for sale.  More...

Rotarians learn about Eagle Scout

Eagle Scout candidate, Franz Wall, spoke to Rotary about the large map of the county in historic downtown Mariposa. People have remarked that they are visiting Mariposa again after many years, and the one thing they remember is this sign. More...

Beekeepers swarm

Anyone interested in backyard beekeeping in Mariposa is invited to the Sierra Foothill Beekeepers monthly meeting on July 16 at the Mariposa County Library at 7 p.m. Topic of the evening will include how to feed hives during a nectar dearth.  More...

Park asks for help with baby animals

Yosemite National Park is requesting help from visitors to protect newborn animals in the Park. During the summer months, many baby birds, fawns, and other young wildlife can be found on the ground. More...

Kehoe graduates

Kate Kehoe graduated from Ursinus College with a bachelor of arts degree in Media and Communication Studies and a minor in Business Management during commencement exercises on Friday, May 11, on the college campus. More...

CAL FIRE prepares for peak season

Even though hazard reduction burning has been suspended in the CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa Merced Unit, it is not too late to create and maintain defensible space which is essential for increasing your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire.  More...

Masters talk year-round gardening

Home-grown vegetables can be had all year-round. More...

Compost facility hosts three tours

Does the Mariposa County Compost Facility work the way it was intended? Why are customers sometimes directed to dump their loads of trash on the landfill rather than in the facility? More...

Ice cream social set

Volunteer Fire Company #32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women's Club will host their annual ice cream social on Saturday, July 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Hetch Hetchy restoration to go on November ballot

PARK AND POLITICS

A group of Yosemite advocates that includes three former superintendents has an idea that might ease traffic congestion in Yosemite Valley.  Removing O’Shaughnessy Dam and draining Hetch Hetchy Reservoir would begin “one of the most More...

Cann anounces town hall meeting on bill

District IV Supervisor Kevin Cann has announced that he will hold a town hall meeting on Thursday, July 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Mariposa County Government Center.  Discussion will focus on HR 3640, a bill currently in Congress to allow the More...

Merced College remains on warning status

Merced College will continue to remain on “warning” status from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) for the coming year, said Dr. More...

Museum program focuses on Hornitos

The small town of Hornitos, in Gold Rush times, had a population of about 15,000 and reputation as the home of bandits and misfits.  "Colorful" is a word often used to describe its early history, but Mariposa resident, Sandy Rohrig, who has fami More...

Covey campers

The Quail Unlimited hunter education camp was held at the Stillbow Duck Club in Dos Palos June 24 to 28. This was the 19th year of the camp. More...

Golden Chain Theater entertains train riders

When the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad (YMSPRR) excursion train pulls out of the Fish Camp station for an evening run July 15, the riders will be getting more than the visual glories of the pines, the scream of the whistle and the clackety-cl More...

Work causes traffic delays

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

Favorites return to Mariposa Evenings

The Mariposa County Arts Council, along with its sponsors, present the second weekend of Mariposa Evenings featuring two favorites: Green Machine on Friday, July 13, and The Adam Burns Band on Saturday, July 14.  More...

Pax Christi hosts speaker

Pax Christi Mariposa invites the community to a presentation by Dan Flaming, president of the Economic Roundtable in Los Angeles.  Flaming has a Ph.D. More...

Historic Yosemite bridges’ fate attached to river plan

Perhaps no river crossing in Yosemite Valley has been more photographed than the historic Stoneman Bridge: a single, arching span faced with rough-hewn granite that provides a dramatic foreground to Half Dome, the Park's most iconic natural marvel.&n More...

PERS retirees set meeting

The next regular meeting of the Public Employees Retirees Association (PERS) will be held on Tuesday, July 17, at the senior center on Spriggs Lane at noon.  The speaker will be Mark Rowney from the Mariposa Public Utility District (MPUD.) Lunch More...

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