June 13, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

4-H effects the lives of its members

Mariposa 4-H President of 1972, Barbara Massey-Nino, demonstrates leadership in the women’s movement throughout her career and education. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

June 3: •Grand theft was reported on Sierra Drive. •A car was vandalized on Old Highway North. •There was a fight on Highway 140. •A hay truck overturned on Greeley Hill Road.  More...

MCHS honors its 97th graduating class

Mariposa County High School's 97th graduating class completed its commencement ceremonies on June 5, and along with graduates, several long-time teachers are also starting a new phase of their lives.  More...

Yosemite exhibit shares 80 years of traditions

A 36-inch wide basket that took three years to hand weave, restored film footage of American Indian history in the 1920s and an oral history of native cultural demonstrators are among the items showcased in Sharing Traditions, a new exhibit at the Yo More...

Yosemite Fire says thanks to fuel-reducers

A Yosemite West couple has received special thanks from Yosemite National Park’s fire management team.  The Park’s fire staff recently presented John Mock and Kimberley O’Neil with a plaque for their dedication and hard work re More...

Library opens earring display

The latest collection to be displayed at the Mariposa County Library will be hundreds of unique earrings from the private collection of Friends of the Library Volunteer Merle Wood.  Anyone who has something they would like to share with the comm 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...

Classic cars greet dad in Columbia

Owners of custom, classic and antique cars and trucks are encouraged to enter their vehicles (pre-1972) in the Columbia Cruise Car Show in Columbia State Historic Park on Sunday, June 16. That’s Father’s Day.  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...

PG&E customers may be eligible for lower bills

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has estimated that more than 100,000 households throughout Northern and Central California may be eligible to receive a discount on their monthly energy through the CARE (California Alternate Rates for Ener More...

Fire managers plan to burn at Taft Toe

Yosemite National Park Fire Managers are planning a prescribed fire in Yosemite Valley in the Taft Toe Area. The burn will start on, or around, June 18, and is dependent on weather conditions. More...

Mountain 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...

Legion Post marks Flag Day

On Friday June 14, American Legion Post 567 will once again host a flag retirement ceremony in honor of Flag Day, which falls within National Flag Week. This is a time when Americans should reflect on the foundations of the nation.  More...

First Baptist plans VBS

Kids can join the action at First Baptist Church in Mariposa for Bible stories, crafts, games, skits and snacks. More...

Pushing the envelope

Mariposa County summer day camp participant Ava Dunlavey, 9, takes her turn descending a county park hillside on Monday. 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...

County Fire Response Report

June 3 through 9 EMS - 7 Fire - 1 structure fire Public assist - 0 Auto collision - 1   Spotlight call of the week: Sunday, June 9, Company 26 Coulterville and Company 31 Greeley Hill responded to a call for a single motorcyc More...

Six-year-old bears toys to help comfort others

Jonah Goode-Barmann remembers how he felt on a trip to the hospital three years ago.  Back then, mom Nicole Goode thought Jonah had swallowed a piece of glass. More...

MCUSD starts summer hours

Effective Monday, June 17, the Mariposa County Unified School District Office will be open Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. The main office will remain closed from noon to 12:30 p.m. More...

MSO names its 2013 young master

Emily Elizabeth Croft is this year's winner of the Mariposa County Arts Council and Mariposa Symphony Orchestra's "Young Master Composers Celebration."  More...

Gallery adds Photography Fest

Sierra Artists Gallery is issuing a call to all photographers in the Sierra communities and central valley to enter the first annual Photography Fest and Sale. More...

MPUD cancels board meeting

The July meeting of the Mariposa Public Utility District (MPUD) Board of Directors has been cancelled.  The August meeting will take place as scheduled.   More...

How Art Shapes Our Lives

Significance and Picasso

There is no doubt that we are all significant as human beings, but in the world of art, to be considered “as significant” is a matter of historical importance. More...

Ethos group needs adult volunteers

The Ethos Adult Support Team is conducting a training for adults who are passionate and interested in mentoring and supporting local young people. More...

Humorous tales galore

Book author Frank Bancroft Walker will speak and sign copies of his memoir, “A Key, A Padlock and Milk of Magnesia” from 2 to 6 p.m. More...

Sorority helps at Senior Health Fair

Four members of Xi Phi Upsilon, a Mariposa chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, helped serve a delicious lunch to those attending the Senior Health Fair held at the Fairgrounds earlier in May.  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...

St. Joseph’s adults will recall Mariposa as kids

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VBS planned for June

Grace Community Church will host vacation Bible school (VBS) from June 24 to 28. This year’s theme is “Under God’s Big Top.”  The VBS is open to students in grades kindergarten through six, and it runs from 8:30 a.m. More...

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