May 16, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Rotary opens invitation to festival

The blending of Art, Wine and Wheels in Mariposa brings together three of Mariposa County’s special traditions on Saturday, June 8. More...

MCUSD lays off teachers and aides

The Mariposa County Unified School District took action to enact six teacher layoffs for the 2013-14 school year at its special meeting on May 9. The board also reduced library and instructional aide positions at several schools.  More...

Mecchi honored with Golden Apple

Each year, the Association of California School Administrators presents its Golden Apple Award to a person who supports the district and students and volunteers countless hours. More...

County Fire Response Report

May 6 through 12  EMS - 7  Fire - 1 vehicle fire, 1 power pole fire  Public assist - 1  Auto collision - 3  More...

Scenic Byway opens for season

The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, a 100-mile journey through the Sierra National Forest adjacent to Yosemite National Park, has opened for the season.  While not as wellknown as its National Park neighbor, the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway offers many More...

Coarsegold sets Peddlers Market

The 30th annual Coarsegold Peddlers Market will again be hosted by the Coarsegold Historic Village over Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27.  The entire Coarsegold Village will be filled with vendors throughout the Wester More...

Spring Garden Tour set for June 1

The Mariposa Master Gardener annual Spring Garden Tour Saturday, June 1 is full of gardening ideas.  There is a huge garden with endless irises, a pool with a view--and a metal palm tree--an orchard and lots of repurposed materials. More...

PERS retirees set meeting

The next regular meeting of the Public Employees Retirees Association (PERS) will be held on Tuesday, May 21, at the senior center on Spriggs Lane at noon.  Lunch will be free for those attending. More...

Master Gardeners graduate

On May 1, after 17 weeks of intensive training, the UC Master Gardeners program graduated 15 people. The new County Farm Advisor Fadzayi Mashiri was there to hand out their badges. More...

Limited space is still open for EMT class

Reservations for the 2013 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class are now open. The class is filling quickly but a few spaces remain available. The 160-hour course begins on June 8 and continues through Sept. 21. More...

Celebrating native culture

Last weekend, hundreds of people gathered to celebrate Native American culture and family at the annual Mariposa Pow Wow. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 6: •Petty theft was reported on Allred Road. •An assault report came in from Sebastopol Road. •Dispatch took a missing person’s report from Circle Drive. •There was a fire on Jessie Street.  More...

Finally! Pizza Factory is open

It was quite a weekend in downtown Mariposa, as Pizza Factory reopened exactly one year after fire devastated an entire block downtown. More...

Shaddix’s plans include developing Web business

Tyler Shaddix’s house looks like most of the other houses on his block in a subdivision not far from the UC Merced campus.  More...

Storm leaves two inches of rain

On May 9, lower elevations of Mariposa County were preparing for unseasonable heat, but Yosemite Valley had quite a thunderstorm. More...

Ride honors Rich Theodore’s memory

The Mariposa “Run for the Gold” Endurance Ride is back by popular demand and is dedicated to the memory of Richard Theodore who passed away Aug. 27, 2010. “Rich” was born in Oakland on Oct. More...

CMWC serves 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...

AAUW sponsors film on harassment

The community can join the Mariposa Branch of the American Association of University women (AAUW) and the Social Issues Film Forum Thursday, May 23, for a viewing of the 90 minute film “The Invisible War” which focuses on the timely topic More...

Conservancy makes Rotary presentation

“The Sierra Foothill Conservancy was established in 1996 to provide local, community-based support and management for two outstanding foothill properties: the McKenzie Table Mountain Preserve and the Mary Elizabeth Miller Preserve at Black Moun More...

Yosemite for Everyone meets

Five founding members of Yosemite for Everyone, and a representative for Public Lands-Backcountry Horsemen of California met with representatives for Senators Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, and Congressman Jim Costa last Tuesday to discuss the Merc More...

Mariposa County Grand Jury seeks volunteers for 2013-14

Volunteers for the 2013-2014 Mariposa County Grand Jury are being requested, announced F. Dana Walton, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court. More...

Department seeks recycling buddies

Mariposa County Department of Public Works Solid Waste and Recycling Division is seeking nonprofit organizations to take part in its Bin Buddies bottle and can recycling program. More...

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