September 20, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Watershed Council gives an update on weed removal

The Upper Merced River Watershed Council looks back on another season of successful weed removal in the Merced River Canyon. Funding for this project has been provided by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, an agency of the State of California. More...

Yosemite Facelift needs volunteers

Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in the annual “Yosemite Facelift” event that is being held on Tuesday, Sept. 25 through Sunday, Sept. 30. More...

Children’s Fair set for next weekend

The 23rd annual Children’s Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park. More...

Drought help offered in 33 counties

Small, non-farm businesses in 33 California counties and neighboring counties in Nevada are now eligible to apply for low!interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA). More...

Sal Maccarone’s How Art Shapes Our Lives

The Palace of Fine Arts

The discovery of gold here in California had a far reaching impact that affected many other places in the world. More...

MCS’ Tudor receives educator of the year honors

Alison Tudor, program director for Mountain Crisis Services (MCS), has been named the Prevention Educator of the Year by the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV). More...

Hornitos Patrons help kids get back to school

Every August the Hornitos Patrons Club holds a back-to-school party to give away a backpack loaded with school supplies to area children ranging from preschool to high school seniors. More...

Midpines sets park cleanup

The Midpines Community Park Clean-up Day will be Saturday, Oct. 13 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. More...

Society 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...

Drug take-back day set for Sept. 29

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

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...

KMPH will promote Blazin’ Hog festival

On Friday, Sept. 21, KMPH’s morning program, Great Day will feature the BluesBox Bayou Band. The BluesBox Bayou Band is the headline band at the sixth annual Blazin’ Hog festival taking place on Saturday, Sept. More...

CSMMM offers panning and program

Visitors to the California State Mining and Mineral Museum (CSMMM) can learn what gold mining was like during the Gold Rush. More...

Half Dome cables get National Register status

First scaled in 1875, the route up Yosemite’s Half Dome has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.  No ceremony announced the designation, but it did show up on the radar screens of Half Dome enthusiasts.  More...

Park offers free entrance Sept. 29

On Saturday, Sept. 29, Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Public Lands Day. In commemoration of this special day, the Park will waive Park entrance fees for all Park visitors.  More...

County retains mining oversight

Mariposa County will remain the oversight authority for local mining sites, according to a decision made at the state on Sept. 13. More...

Why you need to fix your child’s teeth

DENTAL HEALTH

Baby teeth are important for several reasons. They are essential for eating appropriate food. They are used for proper speech development and facial growth, shape and function. More...

Soroptimist holds fall rummage sale

Soroptimist International of Mariposa will be holding its fall rummage sale on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the VFW Hall. The VFW Hall is located at the corner of Bullion and Jones Streets. More...

Program focuses on living with diabetes

Whether you’re a newly diagnosed diabetic, pre-diabetic, or have coped with diabetes for years, a fact that becomes clear is that you can control how well you will live with this disease.  It’s well known that eating healthy, weight More...

Wingo graduates

Tracy and Sonny Rose have announced that Mariposa County High School graduate Jamie Wingo has earned her master’s of occupational therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences on Aug. 11.   More...

Mariposa Rotary gets a visit from tourism new director

On his 48th day as Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Bureau Executive Director, Terry Selk spoke to Mariposa Rotary. More...

Road work affects Ben Hur Road

Mariposa County Road Division will be doing construction on Ben Hur Road at the location of the December, 2010 slide through Oct. 5.  Crews will be working from 7 a.m. More...

Tomato Fest is almost here

There are signs and flyers all over town announcing the Tomato Fest, the last weekend in September. Mariposa tomato growers are gearing up to bring the best tomatoes for everyone to taste. 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...

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...

2012 Jr. Livestock Auction

Auction committee provides photos   All photos were provided by the Mariposa County Fair Junior Livestock Auction Committee. Carla Shelton took the pictures.  More...

Ritter completes basic training

Cadet Nathan Daniel Ritter, son of Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Ritter of Mariposa, completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.  Ritter entered West Point on July 2 and has successfully completed six weeks of CBT. More...

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