March 14, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Soroptimist chooses opportunity winner

The recipient of Soroptimist International of Mariposa’s 2013 Women's Opportunity Award is Alexandra Hernandez. The Women's Opportunity Awards Program is Soroptimist International's “major project.”  More...

MERCED RIVER PLAN

New lot remains a bone of contention in Yosemite

A spot opposite world climbing mecca El Capitan may be emerging as a flash point over how to alleviate traffic congestion in Yosemite Valley.  For close to two decades, Yosemite National Park planners have discussed some kind of parking facility More...

All’s ‘faire’ at prom event

Mariposa County High School students are pictured above with members of the Mariposa Soroptimist organization at the second annual Prom Faire event held last Saturday. More...

Woman killed in crash

A March 7 car accident on Highway 49 near Ahwahnee killed a 76-yearold Coarsegold woman and injured her passenger.  According to the California Highway Patrol, the unidentified woman crossed a double yellow line near Hilltop Drive and traveled More...

March is Women’s History Month

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors proclaimed March 2013 as National Women’s History Month at the March 5 meeting. More...

RYLA delegates visit local Rotarians

Mariposa Rotarians welcomed a visit from the 2012 and 2013 Mariposa County High School participants in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program. More...

Rydingsword to address JCF board

Jim Rydingsword, director of Human Services for Mariposa County, will be a featured speaker at the John C. Fremont Healthcare District Board of Directors meeting on March 27.  More...

Butterfly Garden Club holds meeting

Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 21 at 1 p.m. More...

Sweethearts shine at gala event

Sorority sweethearts shone at the 64th annual Sweetheart Gala held Feb. 23 at the Merced Golf and Country Club. More...

PERS retirees set meeting

The next regular meeting of the Public Employees Retirees Association (PERS) will be held on Tuesday, March 19, at the senior center on Spriggs Lane at noon.  The speaker will be Bob Brown, retired Mariposa County District Attorney.  Those More...

Soroptimists’ annual Gold Rush event nears

Soroptimist International of Mariposa will hold its Annual Gold Rush Dinner and Dance on Saturday March 23, at the Mariposa Fairgrounds, Sequoia Room.  More...

Manna House prepares for Easter

It is time to celebrate. Manna House wants to help those in need by providing a bag of groceries for their Easter dinner.  Sign ups began on Monday, March 4 at Manna House between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. More...

Relay for Life is around the corner

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mariposa is just around the corner. Register a team today by logging onto the Relay For Life of Mariposa Web site, relayforlife.org/mariposaca, and click the “sign up” button. More...

Artists welcome Wycoff

Yosemite Western Artists will welcome artist Joyce Wycoff. She will do a presentation of “Finding our Story—Mindmapping, Metaphors and Morphing” as it applies to the artist and to her own unique style of painting. More...

SAR rescues father and son

On Friday, March 8, at about 8 p.m. the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an overdue hiking party from the Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp. More...

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

Project Respect assembly caps monthlong message

Mariposa high school students are about average in one troubling tendency, a local social worker explained recently.  “When it comes to dating behavior, our students are normal,” Aaron Marcus of Mountain Crisis Services explained. More...

Story book weekend

Storyteller Angela Lloyd, whose performances celebrate the human experience with a braid of poetry, stories and songs, performs for an audience at Mariposa County High School last Saturday. More...

Beekeepers plan for rescue operation

Local volunteers at the Sierra Foothill Beekeeping Association are once again gearing up to save feral honeybees swarms throughout Mariposa County. More...

Board of Realtors unveils Mickel bench

The Mariposa County Board of Realtors recently donated a granite bench to the Mariposa County Fair in memory of the late Kay Mickel, whose countless volunteer hours benefitted the community of Maripo More...

Lodge holds sale

The Coulterville Rebekah Lodge will host a yard sale and flea market on Saturday, June 22. This is a corrected date from the last article.  If you are interested in renting a booth space (10x10) call 878-3792. More...

IOOF serves St. Patty’s breakfast

The community is invited to come on Saturday, March 16, for an early St. Patrick's Day breakfast at the Coulterville IOOF Hall on Main Street any time between 8 and 11 a.m.  More...

Patriots host sheriff

On Saturday, March 16, the Mariposa Patriots will welcome guest speaker Sheriff Doug Binnewies who will give an update on the status of the continued firearm restrictions being proposed by politicians at the state and federal level and his perception More...

La Grange Rodeo kicks-off spring season

Residents can start planning early for the first rodeo of the spring season, April 7 in La Grange. There, they’ll see bull riding, bareback and saddle bronc riding, team roping and calf roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing.  More...

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