June 6, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Wagon Train is set to roll

It’s time for the 38th annual historic Mariposa Pioneer Wagon Train to roll through the Sierra from June 13 through 15.  The 32-mile trek across the foothills follows many of the old stagecoach routes that went between Wawona and Raymond i More...

‘Greatest generation’ vets now scarcer here

More than 70 years after Pearl Harbor, only a handful of World War II veterans remain in Mariposa County.  Five or more veterans from the “greatest generation” now live in the community, Scott Cummings of the local American Legion po More...

Head-on crash injures four people

A head-on collision on Highway 49 South on May 30 injured four people two of them young children. The accident happened around 8:35 a.m. between town and Old Highway.  More...

Health Department issues Hepatitis alert

The Mariposa County Health Department has joined with other health agencies in California and the country to issue an alert about the potential exposure to Hepatitis A through a certain type of frozen berries.  More...

Rotary learns of summer camp

Summer is coming and the kids will be out of school soon. Rotarians learned that this year, for the first time, Pure Studios is offering a sixweek summer sports camp at Grizzly Stadium. More...

2013 MCHS Scholarships

The 2013 recipients of the Mariposa Masonic Lodge scholarships are pictured above. Sheldon Ball, (center) presented the awards. 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...

Art Hop set for this Saturday night

June’s Art Hop will fall on the first Friday and second Saturday this month. On Friday, 1850 restaurant owners Jake and Hanna will be hosting award-winning photographer Faith Moore. 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, June 7.  Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. There are pull tabs and big pots. More...

Illegal burn leads to drug arrests

Illegal burn piles appear to be the cause of a vegetation fire on Greeley Lane on June 2. While the fire burned only one acre, it also razed a portion of an outbuilding. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 27: •Smoke could be seen in the Colorado Road area. •There was a domestic dispute on Smith Road. •One person was arrested after a moving traffic hazard was reported on Highway 49 South. More...

County Fire Response Report

May 27 through June 2 EMS - 8 Fire - 2 structure fire, 1 illegal burn Public assist - 2 Auto collision - 1   Spotlight call of the week-  Sunday, June 2, Companies from Mt. More...

Fatalities mar Park weekend

Two people died in separate incidents in Yosemite National Park last weekend. The victims, men aged 19 and 28, succumbed in accidents at opposite ends of Yosemite Valley.  More...

A decade of gardening beauty

Master Gardeners were on hand for last Saturday’s 10-year commemoration of the native plant demonstration garden along Mariposa Creek. More...

4-H Centennial: Estel remembers

Editor’s Note: California 4-H is celebrating 100 years in 2013. As such, many 4- H organizers are seeking stories from former members. The following is one person’s recount of the experience.  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...

Asteroid impact may have extended ice ages

YOSEMITE GLACIATION

Big American fauna like mammoths and sabre-toothed cats may have suffered a fate much like the dinosaurs— pushed over the edge by a catastrophic asteroid impact.  New evidence presented by UC Santa Barbara scientist James Kennett supports More...

Westamerica pitches in for Habitat efforts

Westamerica Bank has given $500 to Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County. More...

Date night child care offered at NLCF

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Rooted Youth Group have joined forces to provide parents with a couple hours of quality child care so they can enjoy a date night, visit a friend or have quiet moments to themselves. More...

How Art Shapes Our Lives

Impressionism and water

Impressionism can be defined as: “a theory or practice in painting of depicting the natural appearances of objects by means of dabs and strokes of unmixed colors in order to simulate reflected light.” This, of course, was done originally More...

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