July 18, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Local soroptimists install new officers

Soroptimist International of Mariposa held its annual installation of officers on June 26 at the home of member Sandy Semtner.  More...

County Fire Response Report

July 8 through July 14  EMS - 7 Fire - 3 Public Assist - 3 Auto Collision – 2   Spotlight call of the week: On Monday, a vegetation fire in Coulterville on Highway 132 was started by a motorhome. More...

Slide fix moves slowly forward

It has been more than seven years since the Ferguson Ridge overtook Highway 140 in the Merced River Canyon. In that time, Caltrans has erected two temporary bridges but has not come up with a permanent solution to repair the roadway.  More...

Gold Country Bull Challenge set here

On Saturday, July 27 at the Mariposa County Faiargrounds the Bucking Bull Owners Syndicate will present the Gold Country Bull Challenge.  Gates will open at 5 p.m. More...

Bootjack Fire Co. to fling flapjacks

Saturday, July 27 its time for the Bootjack Volunteer Fire Company pancake breakfast and bake sale.  The fund raiser will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Bootjack Firehouse at 3883 Bootjack Lane. More...

Friends of Library look to Christmas

“Christmas in July” is an old adage for getting folks to think about Christmas in the heat of summer to cool off.  For the Friends of the Library (FoL) Committee working on the Christmas Home Tour, however, the holidays are something More...

Horisons opens to serve community

Horisons Unlimited Health Care and the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce held a recent ribbon cutting to celebrate the facility’s opening. More...

Author Freedman to share history tales

The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau will host local author Marcia Penner Freedman, who will share stories from her newly-published “Willow Creek History: Tales of Cow Camps, Shake Makers & Basket Weavers.”  More...

Status of fisheries report available online

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently released the Status of the Fisheries Report: An Update Through 2011, the sixth in a series of status reports required by the Marine Life Management Act. More...

Residents urged to become a “weed warrior”

The week of July 15 through 21 is California Invasive Weed Awareness Week. More...

Oak workshop set

Oak trees are one of the iconic symbols of California open space.  “Dark-green oaks scattered across springgreen or summergolden hillsides give Sierra foothill residents our sense of place," says Becky Miller-Cripps, a representative of UC More...

New club team forms

Mariposa Futbol Club Fire is a US Club Soccer competitive soccer program starting up in Mariposa.  Currently the club is fielding teams for girls ages 7-8, 9-11 and 12-13. The club is also fielding teams for boys ages 8-10 and 11-12. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 8: • A physical domestic dispute was reported from Meadow Lane. • A call reporting stolen medication was received from Bullion Street. • Illegal dumping was reported on Fairgrounds Road. More...

Hospice Chaplain Frank recalls challenges and rewards of job

The staff of John C. Fremont Home Health and Hospice recently gathered to honor Dr. Kurt Frank on his retirement as hospice chaplain.  In a volunteer capacity, Frank has served as hospice chaplain for nine and a half years at the hospital.  More...

Second Habitat home work is moving along

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is moving along with its second partner family home. More...

Sorority installs new officers for next year

Delta Nu Iota recently installed its new officers for the next year. The installation was presided over by member Donna Lowrimore and the ceremony was held at the Mariposa Hotel. More...

CAL FIRE recognizes Fourth of July volunteers

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), Madera- Mariposa- Merced Unit's (MMU) annual Fourth of July Red Flag Patrols were assisted this year with 16 Volunteers In Fire Prevention (VIPs) who are also mountain area amateur More...

Photo club offers mounting workshop

The Mariposa Photo Club is offering two free workshops on how to mount photographs properly for submission to the Mariposa County Fair competition.  The workshops will be Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Aug. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

La Grange Rebekah lodge serves breakfast

Sunday, July 21 the La Grange Rebekahs will be serving breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall on the main street of La Grange.  A La Grange tradition, the Rebekah breakfast is always the third Sunday of the month. More...

Wawona reception is scheduled for painter

The Wawona Friends of the Bassett Memorial Library are hosting a reception for local artist, Eve Davidson on Sunday, July 28 at 7 p.m. in the library.  A painter since her teen years, Davidson is inspired by people and nature. More...

Photo fest in progress

Sierra Artists' Gallery of Mariposa is sponsoring for the first time an all photography show running from July 16 to 27.  Fine art and amateur photographers from the Sierra and Central Valley will be displaying at the gallery in three categories More...

Recycling tours open

Free tours of the Mariposa County Landfill, Compost Facility and Recycling Center are offered yearround to groups and individuals upon request during regular hours of operation. More...

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