March 28, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

MCS program connects local youth with Yosemite

The Yosemite Youth Expedition (YYE) was born in 2010 out of the recognition of the need for Mariposa youth to feel a connection to the national park in their backyard. More...

Family reacts to murderer’s sentence

Just over a year after Gerald Fontes was murdered, his family had the opportunity to address his killer to face to face. More...

County hires human resources director

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors has announced the appointment of Tessa Pritchard to the newly established position of human resources director/risk manager. Pritchard was appointed during the board’s March 29 meeting.  More...

Cinema slates final films

The Sixth Street Cinema will offer a Sunday of theater on March 31, screening the newly opened comedy play “People,” which will screen Sunday at 4 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.  More...

The Hideout rocks this weekend

Live music continues this weekend at The Hideout Saloon in downtown Mariposa.  On Thursday night, March 28, open mic starts at 8 p.m. More...

Northside pet group holds April raffle

The Coultervillebased Northside Pet Connection is still accepting membership applications for 2013.  The group’s latest raffle was drawn on Feb. 14, and the lucky winner was Jesse Berlin of Coulterville.  More...

Mud run event offers non-profit opportunities

The “Not Anudder Mudder” competition is coming to Mariposa on May 11. Organizers are now offering all nonprofit, charitable organization the opportunity to take advantage of a free booth at the adventure obstacle course.  More...

DAR honors outstanding veteran

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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...

WILDLIFE BIOLOGY

Study: Don’t blame Gold Rush for fisher decline

The arrival of miners, loggers and trappers in the mid 19th century did not cause the decline of California’s Pacific fisher population, a new study says.  More...

Rotary hears about YARTS

The 13-year-old Yosemite Regional Transportation System, known as YARTS, is celebrating 13 years of “injury-free” transit this year. YARTS Transit Manager, Dick Whittington brought this good news to Rotarians recently. More...

4-H plans for MS bike-a-thon in April

The Mariposa County 4-H citizenship project is planning a bike-a-thon to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society on Sunday, April 21. It is open to the public, and all ages are invited to participate.  More...

Park schedules first prescribed burn

Yosemite National Park Fire Managers are planning a prescribed fire in the southern portion of the park. The burn will start on Thursday, April 4, or later, and is dependent on weather conditions. 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...

LAVFW holds its spring raffle

The Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars (LAVFW) Post 6042 Mariposa, has issued thanks to those who supported their spring raffle. It was held March 16 at the VFW Hall. The first place raffle was a cash prize of $100. More...

Congress votes to back victims’ rights

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St. Joseph’s gets one of a kind organ

The feelings of joy and thanksgiving permeated the interior of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on March 19 at the dedication and blessing of its pipe organ by Fr. Steve Bulfer. Being St. More...

Hopping down the bunny trail

Mariah Redding, 15, (left) greets the Easter Bunny along with Jillian Davis, 4, and Keira Osteen, 3. 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...

Fire tax bill will be delayed

Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte), a longtime critic of the fire tax and co-author of several legislative proposals to repeal the tax issued the following statement in response of an investigation that found “errors and inconsistencies&rdqu More...

MCHS writers earn prestigious awards

Three Mariposa County High School students brought home a trio of prestigious writing awards last week. More...

Prescription drug problems persist

Last month, Ciera Martin was arrested for a number of charges, most of which were related to stealing a doctor’s prescription pad and forging prescriptions for opiate pain killers. More...

The spigot is on

Visitors flinch as a gust of spray hits the Bridalveil Fall viewing platform last Sunday. Yosemite Valley waterfalls are flowing at eye-catching rates, but nowhere near record levels. More...

RAFFLE FUNDRAISER

Thomas Kinkade is auction centerpiece

A reproduction of a painting by the late Thomas Kinkade is up for auction to benefit the Mariposa Safe Families charity.  Depicting a stone house with glowing windows surrounded by flowering fruit trees, a creek and a stone bridge, the work is t More...

Fire safe garden workshop planned

The hillsides are green now, but it won’t be long before all that green turns to brown and fire season is here.  More...

Not Anudder Mudder reveals some surprises

Not Anudder Mudder, which is hosting a 5K (3.2 miles) Adventure Obstacle Course entitled “Over The River and Through The Woods” on May 11 in Mariposa, has released some of its special surprises and new aspects of the event.  More...

Rydingsword addresses club

The Mariposa Democratic Club hosted Jim Rydingsword, director of human services for Mariposa County, at its March meeting.  More...

Spring brings activity in Northern Mariposa County

Spring time is the perfect time to take a Sunday drive, with green pastures, an incredible variety of wildflowers and blossoms and beautiful waterfalls making sudden appearances. Everyone is invited to the April 14 Sunday breakfast in Coulterville. 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...

Bee swarm season is here

Local volunteer beekeepers at the Sierra Foothill Beekeepers (SFBA) Association are once again gearing up to save honeybee swarms throughout the Sierra Foothills. More...

JCF chief will speak to local Democrats

The Mariposa Democratic Club has announced that David Hill, CEO of John C. Fremont Healthcare District, will be speaking at its meeting on April 13 at 9:45 a.m. at Miner’s Inn Roadhouse Restaurant.  More...

CASA welcomes new volunteer

CASA of Mariposa County has introduced Cindy Volpa (pictured at right with Judge Parrish) as its newest CASA volunteer advocate. More...

Meetings set for Mariposa Grove

On Feb. 26, Yosemite National Park released the Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Mariposa Grove DEIS) for public review and comment. More...

Church presents ‘Roadmap for Life’

On Saturday, April 20, the Oakhurst Christian Science church will present “Roadmap for Life,” a free, inspirational talk for everyone.  In his “Sermon on the Mount,” Jesus left the world a map for going higher in life. More...

MLJC celebrates Passover in Jamestown

Taking place on the 33rd day after the end of Passover, Lag B’Omer. is a festive holiday on the Jewish calendar. It is a popular day for weddings, picnics, youthful celebrations and bonfires. More...

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