September 27, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

MCCA Home and Garden Show scheduled for Oct. 6

The 23rd annual Mariposa County Contractors’ Association (MCCA) Home and Garden Show at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. More...

Tomato Fest 2012 arrives this weekend

The Mariposa Tomato Festival is this weekend, Sept. 29 and 30. Organizers are busy putting the finishing touches on the event.  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...

Guarino’s contract rescinded after contentious bout

Former Mariposa County Counsel Tom Guarino has been effectively removed from the same position in Siskiyou County. The board of supervisors there voted on Sept. 18 to rescind a previously approved contract extension.  More...

Chambers, Long joins JJC

Pictured at right is Mariposa County Superior Court Judge Dana Walton (right) swearing in Samantha Chambers as the newest member of the Juvenile Justice Commission for Mariposa County. 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...

North County celebrates fall

On Saturday, Oct 27, the Coulterville Main Street Merchants will be hosting the second annual “trunk or treat” celebration. This fun-filled, family event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. More...

Farm Bureau plans for its annual dinner

The Mariposa County Farm Bureau will hold its annual dinner and auction on Saturday, Oct. 13, in building A at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. DJ Ted Dwyer will be providing the musical entertainment.  More...

Flea market time in Hornitos

The 26th annual Hornitos flea market will be held Sunday, Oct. 7. Spaces are still available. For more information, call 376-2320. More...

La Grange plans for spaghetti dinner

The La Grange spaghetti feed dinner is set for Saturday, Oct. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall in La Grange. Spaghetti, garlic bread, green salad and dessert is the menu, with coffee, ice tea and lemonade as well.  More...

Local author signs book

Explore new realms with local author, Levi Noble, in his book Onuuonath Keeril: Ascension of the Morning Star. More...

Rescue 22 goes into service

Mariposa County Deputy Fire Chief Jim Middleton shows off some of the features of the new Rescue 22 vehicle that was unveiled at the board of supervisors’ meeting on Tuesday. More...

Sierra Art Trails approaches

Over 100 artists are putting the finishing touches on their work which will be displayed Oct. 5 through 7 at the 10th anniversary of the Sierra Art Trails. 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...

River clean up yields 1,283 pounds of trash

According to a Marine Debris Timeline found on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Web site, a disposable diaper can last 450 years in the water; foam cups and plastic bottles, 50 years; aluminum cans 200 years; and microfilament fishing line More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Sept. 17: Potholes and missing asphalt were reported on Old Highway. •People were chasing bears on Henness Circle. •An assault with a vehicle was attempted on Darrah Road. More...

Rural phone customers fall victim to LCR practice

Many people living in our community and surrounding areas are experiencing intermittent problems receiving long-distance phone calls. This is a national issue related to how a long distance carrier routes calls.  More...

Mariposa FFA hosts Australian delegation

Mariposa FFA hosted 16 Australians on Sept. 20. The students came from a small, agricultural school in Queensland that has everything from beef and sheep to ecology and viticulture. More...

MCF begins second year

The Mariposa Community Foundation was established about a decade ago, however, it is still relatively unknown in the community. Its history includes funding the early “Promise Fund” that is now under the auspices of Kids First.  More...

Sal Maccarone’s How Art Shapes Our Lives

The art of animation

Historical records show us that as far back as the year 200 AD people have been experimenting with animation. Way back then the Chinese produced a contraption that through a rapid succession of two-dimensional pictures created the illusion of motion. More...

Habitat celebrates

Habitat for Humanity (HFH) affiliates around the world will be celebrating World Habitat Day on Monday, Oct. 1. HFH of Mariposa County is no exception. More...

Mee speaks to Democratic Club

The Mariposa Democratic Club has announced that Ed Mee, candidate for Board of Supervisor’s District 5, will be speaking at its meeting on Oct. 13, at 9:45 a.m. at Miner’s Inn Restaurant.  More...

Republicans open election headquarters

The Mariposa County Republican Central Committee (MCRCC) election headquarters is now open. More...

Recycled art featured at craft fair

Most people look at trash and see trash, but there are some who look at trash and see art.  More...

Board marks Habitat Awareness Week

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors officially proclaimed Oct. 1 through 6 as Habitat Awareness Week. 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...

Friends of Bear Creek speak to local Rotarians

“Friends of Bear Creek Midpines Trail” representative Angela Heiss spoke recently to Rotarians about the effort to develop a walking/hiking trail along Bear Creek. More...

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