August 16, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Art contest added to 2012 Tomato Fest

The Sierra Artists Gallery is partnering with the Tomato Fest committee to present a tomato art contest. The three categories are professional, hobbyist or junior (under 18 years of age). More...

Woman jailed for leaving dog in hot car

A Mariposa County woman is in jail after she left her dog in a hot car in the extreme heat last week. The dog subsequently died. More than a dozen other animals were also found at the home.  More...

Children Now Report doesn’t show Mariposa childrens’ health issues

Each year, Children Now publishes a report on what it calls a “comprehensive picture” of children’s well being in California. More...

Community turns out for play

Crowds turned out for the Aug. 1 and 2 Mariposa Playhouse production of Peter Pan. More...

Ice cream social set

All Mariposa seniors are invited to a free ice cream social at the Senior Center on Spriggs Lane on Friday, Aug. 24 from 4 to 6 p.m.  Once again, this is being hosted by the Mariposa Golden Agers. More...

College graduation rate increases here

Mariposa County has experienced a brain gain in the last 40 years, joining the rest of the country in what has been a massive increase in the number of adults who have earned college degrees.  In 1970, 10.1 percent of those over 25 years of age More...

Mariposa Evenings begin to wind down

Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings, sponsored by The Mariposa County Arts Council, presents the second to last weekend of free concerts with The Redding Brothers Band performing on Friday, Aug. 17 and playing Saturday, Aug. More...

Kiwanis to host special 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...

Patriots host meeting

The Mariposa Patriots will hold a meeting on Aug. More...

Museum presentation focuses on geotourism

President of the John Muir Geotourism Center in Coulterville, Mary Ann Huff, will present a program outlining the goals, history and mission of the center at the Mariposa Museum and History Center on Sunday, Aug. 19 at 2 p.m.  More...

Denham holds mobile office hours

US Representative Jeff Denham will be holding mobile office hours in Mariposa this month. More...

REFINERY FIRE BLAMED

Gasoline prices spike

Whoo-ee—what a difference two weeks makes.  Anyone lulled into complacency over gas prices in the under-$4-a-gallon range likely got a rude awakening during their last fill-up.  Since an Aug. More...

Friends of the Fairgrounds seek help

The Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation (FoF) is celebrating the completion of the first year of the organization’s operation. More...

IN YOSEMITE PARK

Water conservation measures are working

Officials in Yosemite National Park are thanking residents and visitors for helping conserve water--which is at critically low levels. It appears that conservation measures put into place recently are working.  More...

District governor visits local Rotary

Rotary District Governor, Liz Hosmer, visited Mariposa Rotary on Aug. 9. Coming from her club in Ceres, she brought “warm greetings” from Rotary International President, Sakuji Tanaka. More...

Facelift for old sign

The Lushmeadows Mountain Estates sign got a facelift recently. Ranch Fence, Inc. reportedly was the low bidder for the Lushmeadows Homeowners Association, which put the project out ot bid weeks ago. More...

Sal Maccarone’s How Art Shapes Our Lives

A passionate collector of art

There are some who collect art and then there are those who are obsessed with it. 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...

Theater presents ‘Shame of Tombstone’

Tombstone, Ariz., may have been "The Town Too Tough to Die," but it wasn't too tough to be scandalized by The Masked Canary, a performer at the Birdcage Theatre. More...

Peace and Dignity runners pass through

Last week, five members of the Peace and Dignity runners made their way through Mariposa County. On Aug. More...

Beekeepers meet

Wannabees, newbees, and anyone else interested in backyard beekeeping in Mariposa are invited to the Sierra Foothill Beekeepers monthly meeting on Aug. 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...

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