May 2, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Program focuses on healthy food

Everyone knows that what they eat affects health and well-being. Poor nutrition can contribute to the onset of several serious diseases. While good nutrition helps to prevent many diseases. More...

Bills renew drive to add acres to Yosemite Park

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Yosemite National Park would grow by two and a half square miles if legislation introduced by California Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representative Jim Costa last week wins approval.  House and senate companion bills were introduced on April 23 More...

Lack of rain and high temps raise wildland fire risks

This year’s paltry rainfall totals, coupled with the last two months of above average temperatures have CALFIRE officials concerned about the upcoming fire season.  More...

Tioga Road will likely open May 11

Yosemite National Park officials have named tentative opening dates for the Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road.  Park workers began plowing Glacier Point Road on April 22. It will likely open on May 3.  More...

Attorneys visit with MCHS seniors

The Mariposa County Bar Association recently presented the program “When You Become 18” at the Mariposa County High School. More...

‘Circus’ comes to Bootjack Stompers

The community is invited to join on May 5 for a circus themed anniversary dance at the Bootjack Stompers Hall.  The dance will start off with Mirdza Ward cuing rounds at 2 p.m., and at 2:30 p.m. More...

Search-and-rescue event is Saturday

Mariposa County Search and Rescue will hold a chicken-and-rib dinner fundraiser on Saturday, May 4.  The cost is $20 per person. More...

Aubudon sponsors photo workshops

Birding, or birdwatching, is now perhaps the most popular pastime in the United States, simple and inexpensive, and learning to identify birds or just enjoying their behaviors and interactions is fun and enriching.   More...

Arts Council hosts Clothesline Art Sale

On May 4, the Mariposa County Arts Council’s Treetop Gallery will hold their first annual Clothesline Art Sale, immediately following the Butterfly Festival Parade.  More...

Golden Agers host bingo

Anyone over 18 is invited to Golden Agers’ Bingo at the Senior Center on Spriggs Lane on the first Friday of each month. It will be held Friday, May 3.  Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. There are pull tabs and big pots. More...

Dolce Vita Ranch holds open house

Dolce Vita Ranch and Cattle Company is holding an open house on May 4 from 1 to 4 p.m.  Those visiting can check out an off-grid ranch using solar power, permaculture-based organic gardening, miniature donkeys, a tortoise, KuneKune pigs, miniatu More...

DNC announces spring openings

With spring’s arrival, Yosemite is experiencing beautiful weather and gushing waterfalls, and Delaware North Companies (DNC) Parks and Resorts at Yosemite has announced the reopening of Housekeeping Camp, Yosemite Valley Stable and the open-air More...

Photographer will showcase arctic at Oakhurst Audubon

Everyone treasures one or more places in the world, near or distant, that are special to that individual. More...

St. Joseph’s continues celebrations

St. Joseph’s will continue its sesquicentennial events on May 4 with a 10 a.m. mass at the site of the first Catholic Church in Mariposa on Indian Gulch. More...

Spring fling draws record crowd

Last weekend was the El Portal Spring Fling and the annual Run-Off. The race drew the most participants ever--ranging in age from infant to senior citizen. More...

Butterfly Garden Club sells plants

In participation with the Butterfly Days celebration, the Butterfly Garden Club is scheduling its annual plant sale for Saturday, May 4.  The location will be along the route of the Butterfly Days parade on Highway 140, next to Savoury’s c More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 22: •There was a traffic accident on Greeley Hill Road. •A tree was blocking Wass Road. •A dog was attacking a goose on Pine Drive. •A child abuse report came in from Wildcat Springs Road.  More...

Tourism Bureau brings wedding party to town

The Yosemite-Mariposa County Tourism Bureau hosted a group of wedding planning professionals in Mariposa County last week. More...

New Stockton Preserve trails give hiking options

Visitors and local people will soon have access to more than three miles of hiking and biking trails within walking distance of Mariposa.  Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC), Mariposa Public Utility District (MPUD), and Sierra Nevada Conservancy More...

County Fire Response Report

April 22 through 28  EMS - 11  Fire - 1 vegetation  Public assist - 4  Auto collision - 1  With the warmer weather rattlesnakes are out and about. Everyone should be alert and aware of their surroundings at all times.   More...

Business seminar is scheduled for May 6

A class on setting prices, using discounts and boosting purchases will be presented by marketing expert Bruce Sanders on Monday, May 6.  The free seminar runs from 1 to 5 p.m. More...

Board recognizes Denim Day

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors marked April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and named April 24 as Denim Day at its April 23 meeting. Mt. More...

Bingo planned in Coulterville

The Coulterville Rebekah's will hold their monthly Bingo on Friday, May 3 at the Coulterville IOOF Hall on Main Street.  Early bird bingo starts at 6 p.m. and costs $5 per pack. Regular bingo starts at 7 p.m. and costs $10 per pack. More...

Rotary awards 2013 scholarships

Mariposa Rotarians welcomed five recipients of Rotary Scholarships to their morning meeting last Thursday. The recipients are currently seniors at Mariposa County High School. Club members awarded two $8,000 Molly Suh Yaley scholarships. More...

Women’s wellness is focus of gathering

In recognition of National Women’s Health Week, everyone is invited to a Women’s Wellness Gathering on Wednesday, May 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. The gathering will be held at John C. More...

Tucker receives Yosemite Distinction

The Yosemite National Park Equal Opportunity Committee celebrated Women’s History Month with numerous events in March. More...

Rebekahs serve discount breakfast

The Mystery Rebekah Lodge #175 has announced that May's pancake breakfast will have a special price to celebrate all the May holidays.  Adults will be $3 and children will be $1.50. A family of two adults and two children will be $8. More...

Girl Scouts pack GAZETTES along with items for troops

Girl Scout Troop 3092 has been reaching across the globe with its Thank a Soldier project.  The project ships clothing, snacks and reading material to troops stationed overseas.  With the most recent shipment, the scouts stashed copies of More...

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