March 7, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Oakhurst Audubon program will feature Pacific fisher research

A shy and elusive member of the weasel family, the Pacific fisher seems misnamed. More...

Fuel contamination issue at Chase’s bulk plant solved

A diesel fuel contaminaton issue that began in late February at popular Chase’s Foothill Petroleum has been solved, according to Mark Conover of Mariposa County Weights and Measures.  Conover said that on Feb. More...

Half Dome permit system is now open

Half Dome cables day use permits for the 2013 hiking season are available for reservation through Sunday, March 31. Permits to hike to the top of Half Dome are required seven days per week and reservations will be distributed via a lottery system. More...

Indian Council meets

The American Indian Council of Mariposa County, also known as the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation, will be holding its annual meeting of members in March.  The meeting will be March 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Miwu Mati Healing Center. More...

NatureBridge opens summer registration

NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, opened registration for the Summer Field Research Course at its Yosemite campus. More...

Lookout volunteers sought

Miami Mountain Forest Fire Lookout of the Sierra National Forest is recruiting forest fire lookout volunteers.  The Forest Service provides complete training and orientation as a forest fire lookout and NWS/NOAA storm spotter.  More...

Jackie Brown’s work is featured at center

The Wednesday morning art class at Mariposa’s Senior Activity Center will highlight the talents of Jacqueline Brown who is 95 and still is painting away in her own distinctive style. More...

Artists sought for Butterfly Festival

Spring time is just around the corner and in Mariposa that means wildflowers, butterflies, and the Mariposa Butterfly Festival. More...

Dishing up dinner

Shaun Quinn (left) and Justin Richardson serve one of the many dinners sold at last Saturday’s Hornitos enchilada dinner. More...

DMV provides information

Do you have questions about general driving related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answers. Save Time. More...

Festival brings talent and droves of visitors

Mix together individual performances by six nationally and internationally known storytellers, add a variety of group performances, plus an enchanting children’s story concert, at 2 p.m., on Saturday, March 9, and that is the perfect magical re More...

Sticks and stones

A young girl who recently visited Yosemite accidentally took home two sticks, but she promptly returned them. More...

Plea deal reached in 2012 murder case

One of the three men accused of killing Gerald Fontes of Madera appeared in Mariposa County Superior Court last Thursday, a year and a day after Fontes was killed.  Jose Jimenez entered a guilty plea to one count of voluntary manslaughter and on More...

Former MCUSD leader killed in crash

Paul Jacobs, a former Mariposa County educator, was hit and killed while riding his bike in Vallejo on Feb. 13 just after 10 p.m. He was the principal of the Vallejo Adult School.  Jacobs, 63, succumbed to the injuries he sustained last Friday. More...

Rotary focuses on clean water worldwide

Last week the Mariposa Rotary Club contributed support to a community development and water well drilling project near Oaxaca, Mexico, headed by David Catherina. More...

Habitat fundraiser and grant add up for bonus

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is the recipient of a $13,000 grant from PG&E’s Charitable Contribution program. More...

Democratic Club meeting focuses on MRP

At its February meeting, the Mariposa Democratic Club hosted Kathleen Morse, Planning Division chief at Yosemite National Park, and Don Neubacher, superintendent of Yosemite National Park, as they presented information on the recently released Draft More...

Marooned in Foresta

A tour bus driver’s reliance on GPS navigation put him on a dirt road with no room to turn around last Friday. More...

Festival seeks butterfly sponsors

Anyone can be a part of the Mariposa Butterfly Festival and raise painted lady butterflies in their home or business for release during the Festival, May 3, 4, 5. More...

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