June 27, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Rodeo contestants help with Wagon Train

Fifteen young ladies, ranging in age from 6 to 18 are vying for this year’s Mariposa Rodeo Queen, Princess and Junior Princess divisions. More...

County Fire Response Report

June 17th through 23rd EMS - 9 Fire - 2 Public Assist - 0   Auto Collision – 2  More...

Area Clampers mark rediscovery of plaque

The story remains murky but one thing is clear. A plaque commemorating gold mining at Mt. Ophir has a new home at the Mariposa Museum and History Center.  The solid bronze plaque was cast in 1936 to mark “Moffat’s Mint.”  More...

Real estate market continues to improve

Homes sales in California are up again, prompting confidence that the economy is recovering. In May, the state saw an 8.3 percent increase in sales over the same month of 2012, according to DataQuick of San Diego.  More...

Foster and Tomsick receive Ruby Award

Soroptimist International of Mariposa, a volunteer organization for business and professional women, has presented its 2013 “Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women” to Mary Foster and Beth Tomsick. More...

New local radio club forming in Mariposa

A group of enthusiastic Mariposa County amateur radio operators has organized an amateur radio club.  The group played a role in communications for regional Red Cross volunteers during the Carstens Fire.  More...

Workshop on oak trees scheduled

Oak trees are one of the iconic symbols of California open space. More...

DPHS opens gym for summer time fun

The Don Pedro High School gym will be open all summer for lots of summer fun.  On Tuesdays, the gym will host volleyball from 6 to 8 p.m. On Sundays, basketball takes place at the same time. More...

Vehicles needed

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

Rotarian shares Myanmar trip

Recently Rotarian Karen Smith and her husband Dr. Michael Martin traveled to Myanmar, a country shrouded in mystery, history, culture, beauty and controversy. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

June 17: •A report of identity theft was received from Tip Top Road. • Donkeys were reported to be on Highway 140. • A call regarding evacuation concerns was received from Clouds Rest Road. More...

Coulterville plans for fire brigade barbecue

The community can come celebrate the July 4 holiday with the Coulterville Fire Brigade at Coulterville Park on Highway 49 next to the Hotel Jeffery.  All meals include deep pit roasted beef, purchased locally from Greeley Hill Market, beans, sal More...

Firefighters rescue baby owls from SNF

Firefighters working on the Carstens Fire on June 19 had the opportunity to save two young Great Horned Owls on the Sierra National Forest.  The Stanislaus National Forest Engine Crews were supporting burnout operations near the Buckhingham Mou More...

Kiwanis plan for Fourth of July event

The Kiwanis Club of Mariposa will be hosting the 19th annual Fourth of July celebration on July 4 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The grandstand opens at 7 p.m. with the fireworks show starting as soon as the sun sets.  More...

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...

Tea time

Mariposa Girl Scouts recently joined at Yosemi-Tea in downtown Mariposa for a special afternoon tea party. The girls and their leaders were working on manners and etiquette. More...

Jeppson joins Delaware North Corp.

Delaware North Companies (DNC) Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. has announced the appointment of Paul Jeppson as vice president of operations. More...

Latest Nature Notes video is released

“Snow Plants,” the latest episode of the popular Yosemite Nature Notes series, has been released. Each episode is about eight minutes and explores interesting and often little known stories about Yosemite National Park. More...

Weed workshop set

The Mariposa County Department of Agriculture in conjunction with the University of California Cooperative Extension will be presenting its annual vegetation management seminar in celebration of California Invasive Weed Awareness Week on July 10, at More...

How Art Shapes Our Lives

The Post Impressionists

Through an understanding of the last 140 years in art history we can see how one thing has lead to another. The Impressionists, who were certainly rebels in their day, began a trend in art that continues to the present. More...

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