January 17, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Yosemite Lodge continues renovations

Yosemite Lodge is getting a facelift--and many in the community are benefitting from the changes. The project is in the middle of a renovation that is overhauling 102 rooms this winter.  More...

BVFD serves breakfast

The Bootjack Volunteers invite everyone to their pancake breakfast/bake sale. The date is Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Bootjack Firehouse, 3883 Bootjack Lane.  More...

MERCED RIVER PLAN

Removal of Park activities could hurt employees and the county

The debate over the Merced River Plan has been going on for decades and will likely continue. The most recent edition, however, has features that could directly affect local workers as well as visitors.  More...

Probation check nets three arrests-one in tree

When Mariposa County Probation Officers visited a home on Italian Creek Road for a routine probation check on Jan. 9, the result was far from it. They found six people in the home, and three of those ended up in jail on drug charges.  More...

Landfill closes for holiday

The Mariposa County Landfill and Recycling Center will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 in recognition of Martin Luther King Day. Normal hours of operation are Thursday through Monday from 8 a.m. More...

Pruning workshop set

January is the prime time to prune fruit trees. It helps them stay healthy and encourages the best fruit possible.  More...

Local Democratic Committee reorganizes

Mariposa County Democrats are invited to attend a continental breakfast "meet and greet" with a California state party representative and current members of the Mariposa County Democratic Central Committee (MCDCC) on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 9:30 a.m. More...

Breakfast set in Coulterville

Starting on Saturday, Jan. 19, the Coulterville Rebekah's will begin their new fundraiser breakfast at 8 until 11 a.m. More...

Girl Scouts fill boxes for soldiers

Mariposa Girl Scouts, Troop 3092 is collecting things to send to American soldiers.  More...

CCC sets exam date for new supervisors

Those who enjoy being outdoors and working with young people should consider applying for the California Conservation Corps' upcoming "Conservationist I" crew supervisor exam.  Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, Jan. 18. More...

FAITH

The nervous caller

A young man recently called and asked for my daughter’s hand in marriage. He sounded more nervous than I ever heard him before. More...

Boyd keeps on truckin’

Mariposa resident Bill Boyd celebrated his 89th birthday by walking 13.5 miles “in five hours flat,” Boyd said. More...

Watershed Council deals with starthistle

The Upper Merced River Watershed Council has reported over the years on work done to prevent yellow starthistle (YST) infestations from damaging the ecosystems of the Merced River Canyon, famous for the stunning wildflower displays that will appear s More...

Most Wanted

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PARKS & RECREATION

BMX bike track is on tap for local park

Mariposa bicycle motocross, or BMX riders, can get their kicks on a variety of dirt trails and homemade berms scattered across the county.  The nearest track crafted for BMXers is at Mountain Christian Center in Oakhurst.  A plan being disc More...

Elegant Dress Closet opens again this year

Soroptimist International of Mariposa and the Mariposa County High School Associated Student Body are again collecting formal dresses for The Elegant Dress Closet service project. More...

Habitat riders benefit charity

CAL FIRE team riders Mike Mills (on bike) and Martin Silguero stand with Tour de Habitat organizer Earl Heitzmann at last February’s fundraiser. More...

Energy program makes changes to its 2013 process

Mariposa County Human Services has announced changes for the application process for the 2013 Energy Assistance and Weatherization Programs.  More...

Meadows are focus of watershed program

According to the Sierra Foothill Conservancy, when they are healthy the Sierra’s natural meadows are a valuable part of nature’s infrastructure. More...

Gallery calls artists

Sierra Artists’ Gallery has announced its upcoming miniature show and alerts interested artists about entry details. The deadline for entries is March 1 and the show will open on March 5.  More...

MCHS students are HEROs at Rotary

This last week a large contingent of Mariposa County High School (MCHS) Associated Student Body members met with Rotarians to report on their experience with HERO Week. More...

4-H plans breakfast

Mariposa 4-H members and leaders have just what everyone needs to give their Valentine a sweetheart pancake breakfast.  On Sunday, Feb. 10, from 7 a.m. More...

Pax Christi program focuses on climate change

Pax Christi Mariposa will sponsor a study module on climate change entitled “God’s creation cries for justice, climate change: impact and response.”  More...

Lions making plans for crab feed

The Mariposa Lions Club will have its annual crab fee on Feb. 2, 2013, at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Take-outs will be available from 5 to 6 p.m. The no-host bar opens at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. More...

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