October 18, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

County dedicates LDP fire station

On a perfect autumn day, 62 community members, Mariposa County officials and fire department members gathered at the new fire station in Don Pedro to dedicate the building to public service.  More...

MCRCD plans water management

Mariposa County and the Resource Conservation District are planning for water management now and into the future. Last week, the board of supervisors heard a report from MCRCD that detailed some of that planning process.  More...

Yosemite West continues its waste water struggles

Yosemite West is a unique community. It is a bastion of private land surrounding by Yosemite National Park and is located far away from the county seat which serves it. More...

Black and White Ball roars back to the ‘20s

“Tell ‘em Jessie B sent me.” That password and a ticket will get you in the door at Johnny C’s Speakeasy. This year John C. More...

Board marks 4-H Week

Mariposa County 4-H Coordinator Donna Wice (left) accepts a proclamation from the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors in honor of National 4-H Week. More...

BVFD holds its breakfast and sale

The Bootjack Volunteers invite the community to its pancake breakfast/yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Bootjack Firehouse at 3883 Bootjack Lane.  Volunteers will be serving pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice and coffee. More...

Gathering Days set for this weekend

The Wassama Roundhouse Association and California State Parks invites the public to the 25th Annual Gathering Days on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Wassama Roundhouse State Historic Park. More...

MCRCD hosts 42nd plant sale

Mariposa County Resource Conservation District has announced its 42nd annual native tree, plant and seed sales, Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds Ag building as well as in Coulterville Park on Saturday, Nov. More...

CASA plans for volunteer training

Anyone can act on their interest in helping foster children by becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).  More...

Habitat playhouse winner

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County held the drawing for its playhouse at the Mariposa Contractors Home Show on Oct. 6. More...

Concert set in Coulterville

Everyone is invited to the Coulterville Park for a free concert on Friday, Oct. 26. The audience can rock out to great bands like The Lacks, Colton & Zara, Imari Tones and more. More...

AAUW holds speech contest

The American Association of University Women, Mariposa Branch, welcomes local high school students to participate in a speech contest. The title is “Sexual Harassment in Schools...Big deal?”  More...

Mariposa RCD invites participation

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) invites interested citizens to participate as associate directors.  MCRCD founded in the 1950’s, is a special district under California Public Resources Code, Division 9. More...

Board wrestles with fire station funding

Mariposa County has allocated more than $1.8 million in county funds to the construction of four fire stations. More...

Park’s preservation efforts recognized

The Historic Preservation Program in Yosemite National Park was awarded the 2011 Appleman-Judd- Lewis Award on Sept. 19. More...

MCS hosts DV awareness dinner

Mountain Crisis Services (MCS) is hosting a fundraising dinner to mark Domestic Violence Prevention Awareness month on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Savoury’s restaurant in Mariposa. More...

MPUD plans work on Bullion

The Mariposa Public Utility District (MPUD) will be replacing 300 feet of public sewer main and several service laterals on Bullion Street north of 13th Street. The work is planned to begin Oct. 10 and continue through the end of October. More...

Ewing Wing lands great review

All skilled nursing facilities in California are subject to an annual inspection (called a survey) by the California Department of Public Health Services (DPHS). More...

Golden Chain opens new show

The Golden Chain Theatre’s new production, a musical revue entitled "I Can't Believe That Didn't Win a Tony" directed by the current president, Jennifer Piccolotti, runs for three weekends (Oct. More...

Breakfast honors local veterans

The next Northern Mariposa County History Center’s monthly pancake breakfast falls on Veterans’ Day, Nov. 11. More...

Rotary team returns from trip to Mexico

A group of local residents led by David Wise, local contractor and Rotarian, visited Mariposa Rotarians last week. They came with photos and stories of their trip to Mexico to deliver wheelchairs and other mobility devices in rural communities.  More...

All Souls Day celebration set

Hornitos, once a lively gold town of 12,000 souls now drowses in the foothills, a reminder of when the town was full of gold miners seeking their fortunes.  Once a year on Nov. More...

Important awareness

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More...

FFA teams head for national competition

Mariposa County High School’s FFA chapter is sending two state championship teams to the National Convention in Indianapolis this week. More...

Friends of NRA plan annual dinner

The Mariposa Friends of NRA committee would like to invite everyone to its third annual dinner and auction on Saturday, Nov. 10. Doors open at 5 p. m. at the Mariposa Fair grounds in Building B.  Tickets are $45/ each. More...

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