July 25, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Bark for Life looks to cancer cure for all

CHARITY EVENTS

The American Cancer Society's Bark For Life is a fundraising event honoring the life-long contributions of canine companions.  More...

County Fire Response Report

July 15th through July 21st EMS - 20 Fire - 4 Public Assist - 2 Auto Collision – 3   More...

Frog, toad comment period is extended

Residents will have more time to weigh in on a controversial plan that would give the Yosemite toad and the yellow legged frog special federal protection.  Opponents say the new rules would restrict business and recreation options across the Sie More...

New providers offer expanded Web alternatives

INTERNET SERVICE

A couple of new providers have surfaced on the Internet horizon recently, and both offer expanded capacity, but at a price that can put a significant dent in the budget for the typical family in Mariposa County.  Unwired Broadband, based in Fres More...

Sorority installs officers

Xi Phi Upsilon, a Mariposa chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International, has installed its new officers for 2013-14.  New president, Clara Holly, smiled broadly as the gavel was passed to her by outgoing president Ina Linderman, who remains on the ex More...

Parade entries are open

The annual Labor Day Parade is slated for Aug. 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...

Eagle scout’s efforts create new fire ring

The shooting range operated by the Mariposa Fish and Game Protective Association has a new barbecue grill and fire ring thanks to Eagle Scout “Tulley” (Tony) Gorham.   More...

Drought conditions prompt SBA to offer business loans

Late last week the U.S. Small Business Administration announced that small, non-farm businesses in 15 California counties are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans.  More...

Vehicles needed

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

Museum offers summer art classes in Oakhurst

The Children’s Museum of the Sierra in Oakhurst has announced an addition to its summer offerings. The new opportunities are a pair of art classes that run through Aug. More...

Outdoor Adventures are announced for Yosemite

Yosemite Conservancy’s Outdoor Adventures series provides residents and visitors with an opportunity to experience Yosemite National Park’s backcountry, wilderness, geology, art and culture in small groups led by experts.  More...

Sport fencing offered

Merced College Community Services is offering a sport fencing class that will meet at Mariposa Park Amphitheater Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. starting Aug. 6.  More...

Crafters and designers sought for recycled show

The Mariposa County Department of Public Works Solid Waste and Recycling Division and the Mariposa SPCA are seeking crafters, artists and fashion designers for the third annual Trash to Treasure Recycled Craft Fair and Re-fashion Show on Saturday, Oc 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...

Bears wash cars

The Mariposa Youth Football league Bears will be having a car wash on July 27 at West- America Bank from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.   More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 15: • A vehicle burglary was reported from Old Highway North. • A call reporting a suspicious skunk was received from Hornitos. • A theft of mail report was taken on Tenth Street. More...

Residents urged to be ‘bear aware’

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding residents across the state to be bear aware.  Over the last few months, several bears have been observed in and near residential areas, including areas where they have not been p More...

Yosemite’s Smeck is SEKI superintendent

Yosemite National Park Deputy Superintendent Woody Smeck has been named superintendent of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Smeck has been acting in the position since April. More...

Mountain Crisis briefs Rotarians on area needs

Members heard from Allison Tudor and Chevon Kothari on the progress and expansion of Mountain Crisis Services at last week’s Mariposa Rotary meeting.  Now, with four distinct elements operating as an “alliance for community transfor More...

Manna House offers shoes

Again this year, Manna House of Mariposa will give shoe vouchers to needy school-age children. The vouchers will be available for needy children entering the Head Start Program through students entering their senior year of high school.  More...

Making connections

About 30 different businesses set up booths at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds last Wednesday to participate in the Mariposa Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo. More...

First 5 grant offers funds for training

EDUCATION

Mariposa First 5 uses tobacco tax funds to serve youngsters aged five and under. This summer, the agency has received a CARES Plus 2 Grant that provides training opportunities with stipends for child care providers and preschool teachers.  More...

La Grange Oddfellows serve up catfish dinner

The La Grange Odd Fellows will serve the group’s sixth-annual catfish dinner on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Keep eye on vehicles for fire-season safety

Last September, a vehicle dragging a chain set a series of grass fires along Darrah Road.  Sparks from vehicles ignite fires every fire season, experts say. More...

Penecostal Revival is July 28 at Art Park

The Apostolic Power House will present a Pentecostal Revival on Sunday, July 28 at the Mariposa Art Park near the intersection of Fifth Street and Highway 140. The event starts at 6 p.m.  The Book of Acts church is still alive. More...

Library helps with PBS video submission

Valley PBS is hosting a Web site that allows individuals to post videos and slide shows that showcase creative talents, local events, diversity, education, exploration, health, and/or leadership.  More...

Weed whacked

The hide-and-seek that makes up each summer’s marijuana grow season is continuing this month. More...

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