October 4, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Local clubs mark 4-H week

Across the country, 4- H will celebrate National 4-H Week from Sunday, Oct. 7 to Saturday, Oct. 13. More...

All things tomato

Above a vendor sells an heirloom tomato to a customer during the Tomato Fest last weekend. Crowds of people shopped, tasted and participated in many activities throughout the weekend. More...

Good times

This youngster jumped for joy at the 23rd annual Children’s Fair last Saturday. Kids could participate in games, crafts and even a bike rodeo. More...

Over 100 hot rods will be on display during car show

Over 100 custom cars and hot rods will be on display during the Mariposa Yosemite Hot Rod and Custom Car Show, to held at the Mariposa Fairgrounds Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

AAUW welcomes JCF board candidates

The community can meet the candidates who are running for the John C. Fremont Hospital District Board of Directors. More...

CASA needs new volunteers

Anyone can become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).  CASA volunteers provide mentoring, support, and recommendations on behalf of children and youth who, through no fault of their own, are involved in the juvenile dependency system. More...

UC Merced grows by 11 percent

The University of California, Merced, began its eighth academic year with 5,760 undergraduate and graduate students, up nearly 11 percent to a new high, according to data released Sept. 27.  More...

CMWC serves dinner

Volunteer Fire Company #32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women's Club (CMWC) are hosting a tri-tip dinner on Saturday, Oct. More...

Fish & Game answers questions

OFFICER  Question: Most hunters that I know learned in their youth. I am an adult male who has never hunted but would like to learn. Are there classes or programs for adult males to learn? If so, can you please give me some information?  More...

Republicans open election headquarters

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

Arts Council gets $1,000

The Mariposa County Arts Council has received a grant from Pacific Gas and Electric Company in the amount of $1,000 to assist in rebuilding their new gallery.  More...

SFCS makes it official

At its ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 27, Sierra Foothill Charter School Board Chairperson Jill Harry cuts the ribbon with the help of student council members and founding members. More...

Housing program changes administration

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV Program), formerly known as the "Section 8 Program" is now being administered by the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus, which is located in Modesto. 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...

Sal Maccarone’s How Art Shapes Our Lives

Imagining the art

The word art is sometimes used as a blanket synonym for a much broader meaning; fine art. Fine art includes what are known as the five greater arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, music and poetry. More...

AAUW hosts Tech Trek attendees

The community can join AAUW (American Association of University Women) members as they meet and hear from the four Mariposa Middle School girls who spent one week this summer at Fresno State University for a science/math camp.  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...

Sheriff’s Office gets 115 pounds of prescriptions

On Saturday, Sept. 29, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) collected 115 pounds of surrendered drugs. More...

Celebrating Oktoberfest

The Oktoberfest in Mariposa drew hundreds of people to Seventh Street for good food, music, and of course, beer. The street was filled with partygoers from 3 p.m. until after 9 p.m. More...

MCFD presents its award winners

Mariposa County Fire Department (MCFD) sponsored the 19th annual appreciation barbecue to thank its volunteer members for another successful year of serving their communities’ emergency service needs.  More...

Audubon organization supports San Joaquin River restoration

Rivers hold a special place in the hearts and minds of millions of people, evoking memories of countless experiences on or along waterways and, often, stirring passions about threats to their future. More...

Park’s Potocky wins prestigious award

Shauna Potocky, Park Ranger at Yosemite National Park, has been selected as a recipient of the Pacific West Region 2012 Freeman Tilden Award. More...

Tickets can still be purchased for house

It’s not too late to buy a ticket for the Habitat for Humanity Playhouse raffle drawing this Saturday at the Mariposa Contractors’ Home Show at the Fairgrounds. The drawing will take place at 2 p.m. More...

Golden Agers host bingo

Anyone over 18 is invited to Golden Agers Bingo at the Senior Center on Spriggs Lane on the first Friday of each month.  Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. There are pull tabs and big pots. More...

Rotarians get a new look at Mars

Local resident, Jon Wurl, took Rotarians on a step-by-step landing of the new Mars explorer, “Curiosity Rover.” Each Mars rover is more sophisticated than the one before it. 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...

Up from the ashes

Construction worker Jeremy Collins, at right, helps raise the first wall for Mariposa’s new Pizza Factory building on Tuesday morning. More...

AAUW holds annual yard sale

Good stuff at good prices will be available at the annual AAUW yard sale. All the money raised goes to send seventh and eighth grade girls to science and math summer camp at Fresno State University. More...

Time remains to enter Gold Rush Art Show

There is still time to enter the 16th Gold Rush Art Show sponsored by the Sierra Artists’ Gallery of Mariposa. 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...

Coulterville plans for October breakfast

The next Northern Mariposa County History Center fundraising breakfast in historic Coulterville is Sunday, Oct. 14.  More...

Anthology presented

The Mariposa Library will soon have a new book written by a dozen local authors. The group was formed in 2008, meeting weekly to critique each other’s work. Members take turns leading. More...

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