May 23, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

4-H celebrates its California history

As early as 1912, the University of California had encouraged the formation of boys' and girls' agricultural clubs in rural areas and collaborated with school districts to organize them. More...

Riders host poker run

The Mariposa Mountain Riders will be hosting their 34th annual equestrian poker ride. This event will take place June 23 at the historic Circle 9 Ranch.  It is open to all. Those participating don’t even need a horse to enjoy the day. More...

King and queen for the day

This year’s senior citizen prom was a big hit at the senior center. The event is sponsored by the Mariposa County High School Associated Student Body officers each spring. More...

VFW marks Memorial Day

Mariposa’s Keith M. More...

Ribbon cut for tennis lights

From left, Mariposa County Supervisors Merlin Jones, Lee Stetson and Kevin Cann join Richard Dye of PG&E to cut a ribbon at the Mariposa County Park tennis courts last week, To the right of Dye a More...

Helping hands for Manna House

Manna House volunteer Kip Winters (at right) presents a thank you plaque to Elaine Seymour of Chocolate Soup. More...

Vehicles needed

In Mariposa County, many hard-working families are living in substandard housing. More...

Farmers’ Market opens with new hours

The annual Mariposa Certified Farmer’s Market is set to begin Wednesday, May 29, and run to Wednesday, Nov. 6.  The market will be held at the Sixth Street parking lot on Stroming Road adjacent to the Creek Parkway. More...

Bass Lake Triathlon opens 2013 registration

Preparations are under way for the third annual Bass Lake Classic Triathlon, and registrations are currently being accepted.  More...

Yosemite Chapel holds special Sunday services

Yosemite Chapel will be celebrating a special, historic Sunday on June 2 at 9:15 and 11 a.m. These services will feature traditional old-style hymns played on a restored 1880s pump organ as well as church members wearing clothing from that era. 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...

2012-13 MCHS FFA Awards

On May 7, the Mariposa County High School FFA chapter held its annual awards banquet. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 13: •A cow was on Mt. Bullion Cutoff. •A horse was reported lost on Mt. Bullion Ridge Road. •A person was issued a citation for leaving a dog in the car in Mariposa. •A noise complaint came in from Hospital Road.  More...

County Fire Response Report

May 13 through 19 EMS - 16 Fire - 1 vehicle fire, 1 vegetation fire, 1 structure fire, 1 illegal burn Public assist - 0 Auto collision - 4   More...

Seasonal forecast sees blasts of heat on way

Long-range weather forecasters are eyeing a warmer-than-average summer season for the Sierra foothills.  The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center released the revised forecast last week.  The recent forecast makes litt More...

District puts off naming facilities

The Mariposa County Unified School District Board of Trustees was poised to name the district’s technology center for Dean Bernacchi at its May 9 special meeting. More...

Half Dome cables go up Friday

The cables on Half Dome in Yosemite National Park will be in place and open for the season on Friday, May 24, weather permitting. The cables provide access to the summit of Half Dome, one of Yosemite’s most popular hikes.  More...

MCUSD makes shifts in school site leadership

There are some big changes in store for the Mariposa County Unified School District adminstration for the next school year. Superintendent Aaron Rosander made the announcement last week.  More...

Fire Safe Council urges clearance

With the 2013 fire season upon Mariposa County, the Fire Safe Council (MCSFC) reminds residents on the importance of creating and maintaining their defensible space clearance. More...

CHP focuses on motorcycle safety

Just four days after Mariposa County’s latest motorcycle fatality, the California Highway Patrol conducted a specialized motorcycle safety enforcement operation on May 17. More...

Healthy Habits are focus of event

Mariposa Safe Families Inc. is gearing up for another free family fun fair. On Saturday June 15, from 11 a.m. More...

FFA returns to Mariposa Rotary

On several occasions over this last year, student members of Future Farmers of America (FFA) at Mariposa County High School have visited the Mariposa Rotary Club. More...

Mother Lode Lumber loses long-time friend

Mother Lode Lumber in Mariposa has lost a long-time friend and faithful companion. Jake, the yard dog, died in his sleep on May 10.  Jake spent more than 11 years at the yard. More...

MCHS royalty

Mariposa County High School’s prom queen and king were crowned at the event on May 11. This year’s queen is Ashley Cuhna (left) and the king is Kenny Gomez. More...

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