March 21, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Mariposa Habitat group hits fundraising mark

The third Tour de Habitat fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County has raised more than $10,000 for the charity.  Three of the 16 teams competed for the perpetual trophy and had the bikes set at a tough tension— so that it fe 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...

School board meets once again

For the third week in a row, the Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees will meet. This time, however, it is for its regularly scheduled meeting.  More...

Reaching toward the sun

Mariposa County’s most recognized sign of spring, California poppies, are starting to bloom. More...

Mariposa joins national network

Non-profit organizations and other grant seekers in Mariposa looking for funding sources now have access to a valuable new collection of resources. More...

Rotarians learn about realignment

Mariposa Rotarians recently greeted Chief Probation Officer Pete Judy, who updated the group on the department and a variety of probation issues. More...

Local free hunter education class set

Free hunter education classes will be held March 22, 23 and 24. Mariposa Fish and Game is offering the class.  All of the information needed to pass the course will be provided, during the class.  More...

EMT classes set to begin in June

Reservations for the 2013 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class are now open. The 160- hour course begins on June 8 and continues through Sept. 21. Sessions are scheduled every Wednesday evening and some Saturdays. More...

Marathon supports Wounded Warriors

On May 2 through 5 in Mariposa, an Army veteran, his son and six other friends will be conducting a Xbox 72-hour marathon playing Battlefield 3 to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project.  At www.xbox- charity.com/ there will be a live vide More...

Holy Week and Easter Worship

All are welcome to worship at Mariposa Lutheran Church as Easter Sunday is fast approaching. Palm Sunday is March 24, with worship services at 8:30 and 10:15 a.m., and special music by the Mariposa Lutheran Choir at both services.  More...

Good Friday service

A community Good Friday Service sponsored by the Mariposa County Ministerial Fellowship is scheduled for Good Friday, March 29, beginning at noon and ending at 12:55 p.m. at the Mariposa United Methodist Church at Sixth and Bullion Streets.  More...

Redbud is showing off

California redbud (Cercis orbiculata) is putting on its annual show across the county. This example was spotted off Highway 140 at Cedar Lodge last weekend. More...

Bigelow introduces new livestock legislation

Assemblymember and long-time rancher Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) introduced AB 924, The Livestock Theft Prevention Act of 2013. More...

Greenhouse use workshop planned

With a greenhouse, gardeners can extend their growing season two ways. They can get a jump on spring by starting growing early and they can extend the season to keep the fresh, home-grown plants going well into the fall.  More...

DROUGHT WATCH

Winter snowfall total set to ring alarm bells

The high peaks of the Sierra are swathed in snow— but to hydrologists, there is cause for concern this month.  Despite a wet December, in which 10.5 inches of rain fell in Mariposa, the rest of the precipitation season has largely been a b More...

Yosemite works to minimize impact of cuts

Yosemite National Park’s grandeur does not mean it’s immune from the current budget sequestration at the federal government level. The forced spending cuts that took effect March 1 will force some unpleasant belt-tightening.  More...

MOPS comes to Mariposa soon

MOPS (Mothers of Pre-schoolers) in Mariposa is offering community, mothering support and hope to mothers of young children.  The first meeting will be at New Life Christian Fellowship at 5088 Cole Road on April 19 from 9 to 11 a.m. More...

Smith receives riding recognition

Jane Smith of Mariposa and her horse, My Anna, received recognition at the AERC Convention last weekend in Reno, Nev. for her accomplishments in the world of endurance riding. More...

A Chronology

TOT history shows its economic benefits

For nearly half a century, Mariposa County has been collecting transient occupancy tax (TOT). In that amount of time, local residents and visitors have enjoyed the many benefits that the more than $165 million have provided.  More...

Four Seasons dinner planned

Preparations are well under way for the annual Four Seasons Ewing Wing Benefit Dinner, slated for Saturday, April 20. This fundraising event offers a tri-tip or vegetarian dinner. More...

USFS seeks comments

The US Forest Service today announced that the Stanislaus National Forest (NF) is seeking public comment on preliminary 2014 off highway vehicle grant applications for consideration by the California State Parks Off- Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation More...

The “Burned Spot”

The word “salvation” sounds like a religious word. When the Bible was written, it was a rather common word that simply meant “rescue.” Today a fireman, a policeman, or an E.M.T. More...

A prayer for you

“May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.”--Psalms 20:4 New International Version  More...

How Art Shapes Our Lives

Monolithic sculpture

Due to both the availability and permanence of the material, carving objects from natural stone is an ancient activity. Going all the way back to Paleolithic times, man has found ways to fashion stone. More...

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