May 9, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Boat show comes to Bass Lake

The 23rd annual Antique and Classic Boat Show will be held at Bass Lake on Saturday, May 18. More...

Patriots meet

Mariposa Patriots will welcome Ken Pritchett from the Appleseed Project. More...

Scientists fly to spy on Sierra snowfall

California’s snow survey chief was working in the upper Tuolumne River drainage when a reporter called last week.  Remaining snow was “extremely below normal,” Frank Gehrke reported over his cellphone.  Did he find the lac More...

Budding artists

School children from Mariposa dressed up the Mariposa Creek Walkway on Friday morning in anticipation of the many guests who would walk along it all weekend during the Butterfly Festival. More...

Pool opens, activities on the way

Summer’s start is six weeks off—but it hasn’t felt like it recently.  A month ago, in fact, the sun was bright enough to power the solar-heating system at the county park west of Sixth Street. More...

Badges battle with blood drive

The men and women who put their lives on the line everyday to ensure safety are, once again, facing off in a friendly competition to save lives by giving of themselves, literally, and donating blood.  More...

AAUW holds its membership brunch

The Mariposa American Association of University Woman will hold their annual membership brunch on June 1, at 10 a.m. at the Lushmeadows Clubhouse.  More...

California 4-H marks 100 years

In 2013, 4-H members across the state are celebrating the centennial by using their head, heart, hands and health to create positive impacts in their local communities, just as 4-H has done for the past 100 years. More...

Tri-County art show opens May 9

The public is invited to attend Yosemite Western Artists 41st annual Tri-County juried art exhibition May 9 through May 12, held at Timberline Art Gallery, 40982 Highway 41, Ste. More...

Chowchilla Fair tickets are on sale

Advance sale tickets are now on sale for the Chowchilla Fair. Save up to 28 percent off gate admission with advance admission tickets and save 40 percent on advance sale carnival coupons. More...

Muir and Roosevelt revisit Coulterville

The story begins in May 1903 when President Roosevelt invites naturalist John Muir to a camping trip in the Yosemite wilderness.  More...

Breakfast served for Mother’s Day

The Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge #65 serve their monthly breakfast on the second Sunday at the IOOF Hall in downtown La Grange. More...

Alumni plan for annual picnic

Always scheduled for the third Saturday of June, the Mariposa County High School Alumni Association will host the 2013 annual Alumni Picnic on June 15, at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds front picnic area, by the office.  More...

Course increases income perspective

Mariposa Assembly of God, along with friend- Pastor Arnie Hultgren, presents a four-week course to help increase personal income from a biblical perspective. More...

Butterfly distributors

Alexis Fryson of Philadelphia spent part of last Saturday morning passing out painted ladies on orange slices for children to release at last weekend’s Butterfly Festival. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 29: •A burglary was reported in Hunters Valley. •A motorcycle crashed on Highway 132. •An ongoing speeding problem was reported on Dogtown Road. •Someone was burning illegally on Sixth Street.  More...

County Fire Response Report

April 29 through May 5  EMS - 11  Fire - 2 vegetation  Public assist - 1  Auto collision - 3  The weather is warming up so local drivers are going to be sharing the roads with more out of town visitors who may not be as famil 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...

Denham nominates Kelsey to academies

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham today honored U.S. More...

CAL FIRE calls for awareness

California has already experienced an increase in fire activity, and to ensure Californians are ready, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. More...

Habitat raises walls for family

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County raised the walls of its second home on Saturday, April 27.  President Al Johnson welcomed the gathering of volunteers and supporters and introduced the partner family, Chanthira Lesher and her two-year-old More...

JCF Foundation presents three events

The John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation is busy working on three fundraising events for 2013. They are Surfin’ USA, the seventh annual Blazin Hog BBQ Competition and Zydeco Music Festival, and General Johnny C’s USO Show.  More...

Hot wheels

Do you have a classy, nostalgic, fun, custom car hiding in your garage? More...

Love Coulterville doubles volunteers

On Saturday, April 27, volunteers poured into Coulterville from Mariposa, Groveland, Merced, Modesto, Don Pedro, Greeley Hill and Coulterville. Over 100 people showed up at the park to participate in Love Coulterville. More...

CMWC serves spaghetti dinner

Mariposa County Volunteer Fire Company #32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women's Club will host their annual spaghetti and meatball dinner on Saturday, May 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

GOT MILK? offers sleep tips to the rest deprived

GOT MILK? partnered with sleep expert Dr. Nina Shapiro to share important tips that will help Californians establish a nighttime routine that starts with the real and simple beverage, milk.  More...

Fairgrounds plans for Summer Fest

The 2013 Mariposa Summer Fest will be held on June 29 at the Mariposa Fairgrounds from 4 to 7 p.m. This is an event of sampling different sausages and beers.  More...

Health fair slated

The annual Mariposa Senior Health Fair and Expo happens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 10.  County community services staff invites residents and others to an educational forum for seniors, family members and caregivers.  More...

Club holds meeting

Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 16 at 1 p.m. at the senior center.  The guest speaker will be Robyn Smith from the Resource Conservation   District. More...

All-out for butterflies

Barbara Eicker of Mariposa put in more than a few minutes getting set for last weekend’s Butterfly Festival. More...

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