August 9, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

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Vandals deface signs off Highway 140

An attack by vandals has damaged a group of hand-lettered signs that were visible from Highway 140 just south of town.  More...

CASA tabs new executive director

Gail Spilos, president of the Mariposa Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Board of Directors, has announced the appointment of Jim Evans as its new executive director. More...

Board talks about recruiting new clerk

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors met in closed session to discuss filling the clerk of the board position. The position, long held by Margie Williams, is not vacant at this time, but Williams intends to retire at the end of this year.  More...

Habitat raffles another playhouse

A few years ago Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County raffled off a Castle Playhouse. The winner was Kelly Salonen whose daycare “Raisin’ Daisies” is still enjoying playtime in the castle. More...

Rotary hears about fairgrounds’ plans

“The fairgrounds is celebrating its 74th year in business and we are looking forward to a great fair this year,” Fair and Fairgrounds Manager Brian Bullis, assured Rotarians this week.  More...

Scuplture is displayed

There is a Sal Maccarone kinetic sculpture on display at the China Station restaurant at 5004 Highway 140 in Mairposa. More...

Author signs book at gallery

Author and artist Pam Pederson will be participating in the Aug. 11 Saturday Art Hop in Mariposa at the Sierra Artists’ Gallery. More...

Wildfire may threaten more homes

The risk of losing a home to a wildfire could double within the next 40 years, according to modeling done by UC Merced Professor Anthony Westerling.  More...

Flea market set

Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds is hosting a flea market on Oct. 6 at the fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  It is being held in conjunction with the Mariposa County Contractors’ Association Home Show, which takes place from 9 a.m. More...

Dynamite recovered near river

On Aug. 1, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office was advised of a possible dynamite find near the end of Mosher Road in the area of the Merced River. More...

Supes address myriad of issues

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors had a busy morning on Tuesday. More...

Park begins critical water conservation measures

The stress of drought across parts of America is visible in the national media and those effects are visible in Yosemite National Park, too. More...

Jazz and blues take the stage

Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings--sponsored by The Mariposa County Arts Council-- continues into August with Montage performing on Friday, Aug. 10, and Mike Hammar and The Nails playing Saturday, Aug. 11.  More...

Bark for Life returns to Mariposa

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

Gardeners talk about water management

Since 50 percent of water used by the average western home goes to gardens, conservation of this valuable resource can begin outdoors. Practicing smart gardening can reduce water waste by having an active water management plan.  More...

Landfill offers facility tours

Residents can get some ideas on how to cut waste disposal costs during a free tour of the Mariposa County Landfill and Compost Facility. The tour will be offered on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. Groups as well as individuals are welcome. More...

Plans continue for 2012 Tomato Fest

Plans continue for this year’s Tomato Fest in Mariposa. There will be a lot happening at this free event, both in town and at five farm locations. It all takes place Sept. More...

Final fair photo workshop planned

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...

Crafters sought for recycled craft fair

The Mariposa County Department of Public Works Solid Waste and Recycling Division and the Mariposa SPCA are seeking vendors for the second annual Trash to Treasure Recycled Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 13.  The fair will take place from 10 a.m. More...

Kiwanis host entertaining evening

The Kiwanis Club of Mariposa will host two showings of, “Professor Algernon’s World of Oddities and Wonders” on Aug. 17 and 18. The shows will be held at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheater at 7 p.m. each night.  More...

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