July 26, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Progress continues on memorial

Progress on the 9/11 Memorial continues to move forward. Through the donation of time and materials by the Mariposa County Contractors Association and Outback Materials, the ADA-accessible pathway through the Art Park is now complete. More...

Mental Health Board meets

The Mariposa County Mental Health Board will meet on Thursday, Aug. 2 from noon to 1:30 pm in the human services building. The building is located at 5362 Lemee Lane, off Highway 49 North.   More...

Missing money leads parks director to resign

STATE BUDGET CRISIS

The director of California's state parks resigned last week after officials learned the department sat on nearly $54 million in surplus money for years while parks were threatened with closure over budget cuts.  More...

Fresh selection

Shoppers at the Mariposa Certified Farmers Market have been stocking up on fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts each Wednesday. More...

Central Valley environment is slowly getting healthier

California's Central Valley environment is getting healthier, but not fast enough. Its air quality is still among the worst in the nation, according to a report released today.  More...

MASH party raises $14,000 for JCF

On the evening of July 7, 118 people attended John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation’s first 4077th MASH Party fundraiser. True to the theme, many were dressed in MASH attire including scrubs, camouflage, khakis, and Hawaiian shirts.  More...

Mariposa Rotary installs new officers

The Rotary Club of Mariposa installed its 2012-2013 officers last week. More...

Sorority keeps busy this summer

Although residents are already feeling the heat of the summer, local chapter members of Beta Sigma Phi international sorority are still maintaining the roadway from the north end of town out to the dump and beyond.  More...

Peter Pan takes flight

The Mariposa Playhouse will present Peter Pan on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 1 and 2 at the Mariposa Park’s Amphitheatre. The play will start at 8 p.m. Cost for adults is $10, children are $5. More...

Miwuks reschedule meeting

The American Indian Council of Mariposa County, also known as the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation will reschedule its August meeting of members to Thursday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Park plans Taft Toe burn this month

Yosemite National Park Fire officials are planning a prescribed burn in the Taft Toe area. The Taft Toe prescribed fire project includes two units within Yosemite Valley. The burn is scheduled for late July.  More...

Adult swim lessons offered

Mariposa County Parks and Recreation will offer adult swim lessons from July 30 to Aug. 2.  They will take place Monday through Thursday from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. at the Mariposa County Pool. More...

Bust nets 13,305 plants

On July 17 and 18, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office conducted a two-day marijuana eradication and reclamation of public lands mission in northern Mariposa County. Four illegal wilderness marijuana grow sites north of the Merced River . More...

Photographers can prepare for the fair

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. More...

Bass Lake Lions serve breakfast

The Bass Lake Lions Club will host its 39th annual pancake breakfast on Aug. 4 and 5 from 8 to 11 a.m. More...

Yosemite West environs might be added to Park

BORDER ISSUES

Close to two square miles of land surrounding the Yosemite West development would become part of Yosemite National Park under a plan advocated by Rep. Jim Costa (D–Fresno) and a coalition of supporters.  More...

Denham dogged by bizarre ads

POLITICS & INTERNET

Opponents of legislation that would give caged chickens more space are paying for Internet ads that show bill supporters’ heads pasted on chickens.  Among those targeted by the Photoshopped images is Rep. More...

Breakfast and sale set in Bootjack

It's time for the Bootjack Volunteer Fire Company pancake breakfast and bake sale.  The date is Saturday, July 28, from 7 to 11 a.m. The fundraiser will be held at the Bootjack Firehouse on Bootjack Lane. More...

Sal Maccarone’s How Art Shapes Our Lives

A natural illustrator

In general, an illustrator is a type of narrative artist who enhances a subject, which is written or spoken, by providing supportive visual representation. More...

Lushmeadows group posts new officials

Three new board members were elected at the general meeting of Lushmeadows Association held on Saturday, July 14.  Officers for 2012-2013 term are President Ellis Schurman, Vice President Ed Drechsler, Treasurer Skip Skyrud, Financial Secretary More...

Odd Fellows host gold, silver exchange

The Coulterville IOOF (Odd Fellows) Lodge will be hosting the Gold Refinery on Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. More...

Tomato Fest seeks participants

The Mariposa Tomato Fest committee is planning its event for Sept. 29 and 30.  More...

Lions Club scholarship

The Mariposa Lions Club awarded Nate Drozen (left) with a $1,000 scholarship. He is pictured with Lions member Donna Lowrimore. More...

VFW seeks members

“Take pride in your military service defending our country by joining Mariposa VFW,” says Bill Boyd, local recruiter.  Anyone who served in minor campaigns, in addition to large conflicts, such as Lebanon, Panama, Grenada, who think More...

Uppal holds town hall meeting

Democrat Jack Uppal will hold a Mariposa Town Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Mariposa County Government Center. More...

Colors of summer

Tropical moisture has brought clouds, a few raindrops and brilliant sunsets to Mariposa County in recent days. This one occurred on July 22. The view is from Clouds Rest in Lushmeadows. More...

EDC offers low interest business loans

The Mariposa County Office of Economic Development is offering low-interest loans for Mariposa County businesses. The funding is made possible by a grant from the State of California’s Community Development Block Grant Program.  More...

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