June 20, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Business Expo planned for July

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the second annual Summer Business Expo on July 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Vehicles needed

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

Driver enters plea to manslaughter

The woman charged in connection with a crash that killed Tommy Kinard in November, 2011, has entered a no contest plea in Mariposa County Superior Court.  On June 13, Tammy Lawhon pleaded no contest to gross vehicular manslaughter and child enda More...

Huge pot garden eradicated in SNF

Agents with the Madera County Narcotic Enforcement Team (MADNET) completed a marathon mission last week--eradicating nearly 15,000 marijuana plants in two separate grow sites situated in the Sierra National Forrest.  More...

Soroptimist gives to Day Camp program

Mariposa County Parks and Recreation’s Day Camp Scholarship Program has received a $500 donation from Soroptimist International of Mariposa. More...

Dancers perform in Merced festival

Mariposa Academy of Performing Arts will present the ballet “Flower Festival in Genzano” and several other ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance pieces on Wednesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. at the Merced College Theater. More...

Wickenhauser accepts Army commission

Matthew D. Wickenhauser, 21, a resident of Greeley Hill, received his officer’s commission into the United States Army on May 17 during a ceremony at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico.  More...

How Art Shapes Our Lives

Creativity

Imagination, contemplation, interpretation, and a lot of nerve--these are just a few of the important ingredients that go toward the definition of artistic creativity. 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...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

June 10: •There was a loose dog on Burney Road. •A child abuse report came in from the human services department. •Trespassing was reported on Highway 49 North. •There was a family dispute on Digger Pine Drive.  More...

County Fire Response Report

June 10 through 16 EMS - 4 Fire - 3 Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision - 3   More...

Volunteers mobilize for cemetery maintenance

Mariposa’s public cemetery off Joe Howard Street dates back to the 1850s.  To cite recent reports, the burial ground still experiences activity worthy of the Wild West.  Over the past year, unknown family members snuck in after hours More...

Linda Eade receives Park’s highest honor

Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher has announced that Linda Eade, Yosemite Research Librarian, is the recipient of the 2012 Barry Hance Memorial Award. More...

Jail commander speaks to Democrats

The Mariposa Democratic Club hosted Lieutenant Cody Hart, jail commander, at its June meeting.  More...

Friends of Bear Creek visit Rotary

Local resident, Ed Temple, introduced Mariposa Rotarians to the Friends of Bear Creek and a proposed project to develop trails centered in Midpines.  The Friends organization recently came about when discussions at the Midpines Planning Advisory More...

UC program offers Yosemite experience

Many universities offer the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, but they don’t have what UC Merced has to offer.  “Yosemite really draws people in,” said Professor Stephen Hart, one of the REU program leaders. More...

Carstens Fire, June 2013

Thick smoke blocked out the sun in Jerseydale around 6 p.m. on Sunday as evacuees left their homes. This picture was taken looking west from Jerseydale Road at the intersection of Scott Road. 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...

New program focuses on reducing poverty

Mariposa Safe Families, Inc. (MSFI) and the Bridges Advisory Group have a new program to offer to Mariposa County residents. The Community Partner Program aims to deal with poverty reduction in Mariposa County.  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...

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