February 7, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Audubon presentation will feature Yosemite’s raptors

If you’ve ever heard a raptor’s shrill scream, savored the majesty of a soaring hawk or eagle, been awestruck by a peregrine falcon in a 200- mph “stoop” or felt the piercing gaze of an owl, then you can understand why culture More...

Treasure hunters strike it rich

The crowd was lined up last Friday morning as the annual St. Joseph’s rummage sale opened for the weekend. More...

Gas prices rise 30¢ in a week and a half

The price of regular gas in the town of Mariposa rose like a helium balloon over the past week and a half, rising from just under $3.60 a gallon to almost $3.90 a gallon.  According to one expert, prices could trend up as much as another quarter More...

SPCA focuses on animal hoarder issues

In 2001, Mariposa County experienced a law enforcement seizure of approximately 118 small dogs--the majority of which were Lhasa Apso and Shih Tzus' living in filth and excrement at a home/property in Mariposa County.  More...

Ford appears at Storytelling Festival

Lyn Ford will be one of six nationally known artists to appear at the Mariposa County Arts Council’s, 26th Mariposa Storytelling festival, the weekend of March 8 to 10.  More...

Local author publishes

Local author Frank B. Walker has published the book, “A Key, A Padlock and Milk of Magnesia.” The work is available on Amazon.com for $20.95, and is also available for tablets for $9.95. More...

Cathey’s Valley Garden Club sets Feb. 12 meet

The Cathey’s Valley Garden Club will hold its Feb. 12 meeting at Caroline Korn’s home on Highway 140 at 10 a.m.  Marianne Atkins, a local florist, will present a program on floral arrangements. More...

Wayward ponies home prepares for open house

Wayward Ponies' Home is now preparing for its fourth annual open house, slated for Monday, Feb. 18 in Cathey’s Valley. More...

Beekeepers buzz at meeting

Anyone else interested in backyard beekeeping in Mariposa is invited to the Sierra Foothill Beekeepers Association’s first monthly meeting for 2013. More...

BLM seeks nominees

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public nominations for six open positions on its Central California District Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues. More...

Hornitos gets ready for 64th enchilada feed

Community preparations are underway for the big celebration of the 64th annual Hornitos Enchilada Dinner to be held in historic Hornitos on Saturday, March 3 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at Golden Stag Hall.  More...

The Best Ambition

One of the real issues of life we must nail down is how to define success. What role does ambition play in our lives and what impact does it have on our relationships?  More...

Psalm 127:3-5 From the Message Bible

Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift? The fruit of the womb his generous legacy? Like a warrior’s fistful of arrows are the children of a vigorous youth. More...

Sweetheart Ball honors firefighters

Everyone can celebrate Valentine’s Day at the annual Sweetheart Ball to benefit Tuolumne and Mariposa County firefighters. The annual event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9. More...

GEOLOGY REPORT

Yosemite rockfall was quiet in 2012

Last year was relatively quiet for rockfall in Yosemite, according to a report by Park geologist Greg Stock. More...

Federal heating dollars tide some over ‘til spring

When money’s short, winter can be the toughest time. Whether it’s a family experiencing a layoff, or a widow subsisting on a fixed income, fuel for heating is often the first thing cut from a tight budget.  More...

TUOLUMNE RIVER PLAN

River plan No. 2 has earlier input deadline

Yosemite National Park is seeking comments on planning documents that will guide what visitors see and do along the Tuolumne and Merced rivers for decades to come this week. More...

Cousin Jack Winter Fest makes encore run

The Cousin Jack Music Foundation presents the second annual Cousin Jack Winter Fest on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Building “A” Mariposa County Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., with a great musician line up.  More...

Soroptimist donates to Habitat for Humanity

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a donation to Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County (HfH). More...

METEOROLOGY UPDATE

Valley irrigation increases rainfall

Agricultural irrigation in California's Central Valley doubles the amount of water vapor pumped into the atmosphere, ratcheting up rainfall and powerful monsoons across the interior Southwest.  The surprising finding was reported by UC Irvine sc More...

Rotarians get up to speed on Park anniversary plans

Yosemite and National Park Service (NPS) anniversary celebrations are on the horizon according to Kass Hardy, Yosemite National Park Anniversary Coordinator. More...

La Grange IOOF serves breakfast this Sunday

The La Grange Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge #65 serve their monthly breakfast on the second Sunday at the IOOF Hall.  Feb. 10 is the date, from 7 to 11 a.m. More...

Bigelow responds to governor’s address

Assemblyman Frank Bigelow, (R-O’Neals), recently responded to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2013 State of the State address. More...

Yosemite Park will rehab Tioga Road

Yosemite National Park has signed the Tioga Road Rehabilitation Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The FONSI records the decision of the National Park Service to rehabilitate, restore and resurface approximately 41 miles of the Tioga Road. More...

Claim Jumpers serve a sweethearts dinner

On Thursday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, the reenactment group “The Coulterville Claim Jumpers” will be putting on a dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. 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...

A revolutionary painter

Before the camera made it so easy for us to document specific moments in time, the job was left up to the artistically inclined. The only visual record of what people looked like, or how events happened to unfold are depictions made by artists. More...

Turkey shoot set for ‘Doc’ Croucher

A turkey shoot to benefit Dennis “Doc” Croucher and his family is set for Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Tap Room in Cathey’s Valley. It begins at 1:30 p.m.  More...

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