September 13, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Drug take-back day is for Sept. 29

On Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Hornitos prepares for 26th flea market

The community preparations are under way for the 26th annual Hornitos Flea Market, to be held Sunday, Oct. 7. Gates open to the public at 7 a.m. No dogs are allowed in the sale area. Spaces are available. More...

MES plans to adopt a new mascot

Mariposa Elementary School is one of the oldest institutions in the county. It has been the educational home to Mariposa’s children for generations. More...

Hot wheels

One of the Mariposa County Unified School District’s buses caught fire around noon last Friday. The fire was quickly extinquished, and no one was injured. More...

Holding court

The 2012 Mariposa County High School senior homecoming court is pictured above, from left, Perry Zohos and Sheri Gassaway, Alex Hibpshman and Khristina Schellentrager and Chase Gibson and Brittany Gr More...

2012 Tomato Fest is only two weeks away

It’s only two weeks until the Mariposa Tomato Fest. The event takes place Sept. 29 and 30.  Organizers want to talk with those growing heirloom tomatoes about buying extra ones for the festival. More...

SPCA helps pets welcome a new baby

The American Humane Society offers a free guide entitled "Pet Meets Baby" downloadable from their Web site (www.americanhumane.org). More...

Phillips to give history in pictures

Local historian and author, Tom Phillips, will present part two of his talk on "The Town of Mariposa: History in Pictures " at the Mariposa Museum and History Center on Sunday, Sept. More...

4-H goes to Ironstone for Concourse event

The five foothill 4-H counties will once again have 4-H members representing their county at the Ironstone Concours D’Elegance slated for Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys. More...

Patriots host Williams

The Mariposa Patriots will welcome Mariposa County Elections Clerk Keith Williams at their next meeting on Saturday, Sept 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mariposa VFW Hall. Those attending will get updated on voter education and voter fraud. More...

Scouts volunteer again

Mariposa Boy Scout Troop 94 and Cub Scout Pack 94 completed another service project on Sept. 3. This was the 25th year the troops have assisted the runners in the Amigo de Oro Run. More...

Animal feature may be headed for extinction

The wild animal feature continues this week.  Submissions continue to trickle in from readers. 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...

Residents are invited to clean-up waterways

Two Mariposa river sites are slated for cleanup on Sept. 15. The Mariposa Creek Parkway site located at the Arts Park is slated for cleanup from 9 to 11 a.m. More...

Beekeepers gather

Anyone interested in backyard beekeeping in Mariposa is invited to the Sierra Foothill Beekeepers monthly meeting on Sept. More...

Family History Research Center holds open house

Family History research has become one of the world’s most popular hobbies, and millions of people around the world are interested in this fascinating pastime. More...

Benefit event set to help J. Posey

A benefit lunch and dinner, sponsored by and held at Castillo’s Restaurant in Mariposa, is set for Sept. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dining will be inside and on the patio.  The community is invited to come out and support J. More...

Catnip seeks return of traps

Anyone who has borrowed a trap or carrier from the Catnip Society and forgot to return it, can bring it to Sherri’s Frame Shop at 4994 Seventh Street or call 966-3170.   More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Sept. 3: There was a bear problem on Indian Peak Road. •A citizen complained about a large hole on Jasmine Way. •A dead bear was found along Highway 140 in Midpines. More...

Fair lists this year’s horse show winners

The Mariposa County Fair has announced the winners of all its horse show events. More...

Grizzly royalty

Brittany Binnewies and Luke Pope were chosen as the 2012 fall homecoming queen and king at last Friday’s football game. Both are seniors. More...

New volunteers needed

The California State Mining and Mineral Museum in Mariposa is still hanging on, and it is time for the annual recruitment and training of volunteers. More...

Butterfly Garden Club holds meeting

Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. at the senior center.  The guest speakers will be J.J. Gillespie and Kris Casto from the 2012 Tomato Fest. More...

Master Gardener training planned

Now is the time to apply for the next Master Gardener training course scheduled to begin in January 2013 in Cathey’s Valley. More...

PERS retirees set meeting

The next regular meeting of the Public Employees Retirees Association (PERS) will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the senior center on Spriggs Lane at noon.  The speaker will be Steve Dahlem, Mariposa County counsel. More...

AAUW program focuses on women

The community can join AAUW (American Association of University Women) members Flora Burlingame and Pat Fithian on Sept. 19 as they take the audience on a journey through history to meet five women who helped shape Mariposa County. More...

Sal Maccarone’s How Art Shapes Our Lives

A golden age of illustration

During the 1850’s our ancestors were beginning to experience many good effects brought on by the industrial revolution. More...

Road work causes delays

Mariposa County Road Division will be doing construction on Mt. Bullion Cutoff through Oct. 12.  Crews will be working from 7 a.m. More...

Fire Safety House needs volunteers

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Antique fair set

An antique fair and flea market is set for Sept. 29 and 30, the last weekend in September at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall in the center of Tuolumne.  More...

Soroptimist funds community grants

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is now accepting funding requests from non-profit organizations in the community which further the Soroptimist Mission of “Improving the lives of women and girls in our community and throughout the world.&r More...

Arts Council receives $8,000 grant funding

The California Arts Council has announced that the Mariposa County Arts Council, Inc. will receive a 2011- 12 Creating Public Value grant of $8,000. More...

Area 12 council meets

On Monday, Sept. 17, at 9:30 a.m., Area 12 Agency on Aging (A12AA) Advisory Council will conduct its monthly meeting at the Mariposa Senior Center. County residents are encouraged to attend the meeting.  More...

Spaghetti offered

Manna House of Mariposa County invites the entire community to a spaghetti dinner with all the trimmings on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event will be held in Hansen Hall at Mariposa Lutheran Church, 4469 Highway 49 South.  More...

Carelessness sparks fires in wilderness

The Forest Service has announced that fire danger potential is increasing at the higher elevations of the Stanislaus National Forest (NF). More...

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