January 3, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

John Muir Geotourism plans for youth program

Among the many reasons to visit Coulterville is to travel the route that John Muir walked and wrote about in “My First Summer in the Sierra.” In an area that is rich with history and beauty, Coulterville can provide the experience to reli More...

Park halts search for missing pilot, aircraft

December’s search for a missing plane over Yosemite National Park and adjacent areas has been suspended.  The single-engine plane was last detected via radar in the afternoon on Monday, Dec. 17, over the North Dome area in the Park. More...

State taxes rise

The statewide sales and use tax rate will increase one quarter of one percent (0.25 percent) from 7.25 percent to 7.50 percent on Jan. 1. This rate increase was approved by California voters when they approved Proposition 30 on Nov. More...

Yosemite Area Audubon Society program focuses on climate change

“The Times They Are a- Changin’,” wrote Bob Dylan--and, indeed, they are. They always have, of course, and those words continue to ring true today. More...

Rotary gets a lesson on nuclear terrorism

Retired FBI Special Agent Dr. Thomas Jourdan recently spoke to Rotarians about terrorism threats that result from the generation of electricity in nuclear power plants. In order to explain the issue, Dr. More...

Wellness program looks at hypertension

Hypertension, or high blood pressure is a disease that demands your attention. Those who do not take steps to control their blood pressure can risk serious consequences.  More...

Ethos Youth Center holds volunteer training

Ethos youth center is having a volunteer training. As a program of Mountain Crisis Services (MCS), Ethos is a small town non-profit that exists for the young people in the community of Mariposa. More...

Democratic Club will discuss YARTS

The Mariposa Democratic Club has announced that Dick Whittington, YARTS transit manager, will be speaking at its meeting on Jan. 12, at 9:45 a.m. at Miner’s Inn Restaurant.  More...

WINTER RECREATION

Sierra avalanche deaths prompt safety warnings

Two deaths caused by Sierra avalanches on Christmas Eve have prompted snow-safety experts to issue renewed calls for caution.  Avalanches happen when thick snow layers break free and slide on steep slopes. More...

LOCAL TOURISM

Post-Armstrong, Amgen race’s future is in doubt

The Lance Armstrong doping scandal may have far-reaching consequences for the Tour of California bicycle race.  No comment about the race’s future past 2013 has been made by tour sponsor Amgen or race owner AEG Sports.  More...

New supervisors will be sworn at meeting

Two new Mariposa County supervisors and one incumbent will be sworn in at the Jan. 8 board meeting. More...

Christmas brings Coulterville together

Just before Christmas, Santa Claus arrived in Coulterville, riding into town accompanied by Mrs. Claus, a large contingent of elves as well as a parade of fire trucks with lights, sirens and horns blazing. More...

Drought assistance is available through SBA

Small, non-farm businesses in 30 California counties, including Mariposa, are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  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. It will be held Friday, Jan. 4.  Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. There are pull tabs and big pots. More...

Directory details Pizza Factory mural

Team members pose with Sierra Telephone’s 2013 directory, which includes a cover photo and story detailing the recreation of the Pizza Factory’s painted mural promoting Mariposa. More...

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