August 22, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

American Legion Post installs officers

American Legion Post 567 in Mariposa held its annual installation dinner in July, at which time the slate of officers for 2013/2014 for sworn in.  The officers are as follows: Scott Cummings, Commander; Stu Tanner, 1st Vice Commander; Al Handy, More...

Conservancy’s focus is youth

Yosemite Conservancy is contributing $1.8 million to 12 Youth in Yosemite programs so that young children learn about nature through the Junior Ranger program, underserved high school students experience the wilderness for the first time, and college More...

Study sheds light on settlement

Native Americans who spoke early Miwok languages settled Sierra Nevada lands alongside people who spoke early Piute dialects between 4,000 and 8,000 years ago, a new study says.  People from the coast spoke Hokan dialects, the team said. More...

Partner program targets poverty

A local group of volunteers has launched an effort to reduce area poverty called the Community Partner Program.  Led by Dory Winsinger, Lester Bridges and others, the effort is based on a mentoring model and pairs volunteers with families and i More...

Coloring contest winners listed

Last week, Sierra Telephone announced the winners in its 22nd annual Smokey Bear Coloring Contest.  Mariposa winners included Lonnie Cogdell, 6, first place; Cali Delgrego, 6, second place; Shylah Jostin, 4, third place; and Mikayla Seymour, 4, More...

Line-up listed for Mariposa Evenings

Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings presented by the Mariposa County Arts Council and its sponsors continues into its sixth weekend of 12.  On Friday, Aug. More...

Rotary gets tourist tax revenue update

It should come as no secret that most of the revenue stream to Mariposa County comes from tourism. More...

Library offers online lessons

Holders of Mariposa County Library cards can now take online language courses at home for free. Instruction is offered in Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian, English or Italian. More...

La Sierra Guild sets event

The La Sierra Guild of Children's Hospital Central California in Madera is inviting Mariposa County to a September fundraiser.  The 4th annual Restaurant Take-Over at Ducey's on the Lake happens on Sunday, Sept. 22. More...

‘Yachts of fun’ are toys for mega-rich

How Art Shapes Our Lives

Pirates and pirate ships have always had a special place in our lore of the sea. Those reprehensible villains in their sturdy, well-manned boats still spur a cry of “Arrrr!” from pirate enthusiasts.  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

August 12: • A missing steer was reported from French Camp Road. • A call reporting harassment was received from Woodview Lane. • Theft of wood was reported on Echo Hill Drive. More...

JCF team wins national program notice

On July 31, John C. More...

Rural counties keep fighting for hospital funding

The Rural County Representatives of California group has been lobbying state legislators to build support for a key hospital funding bill.  While the RCRC effort has a way to go, the hard work has already been paying off.  More...

Mariposa ewe takes state honor

Bill and Marilyn Wire of Mariposa came home winners from the recent California State Fair. The pair entered six St. Croix rams and eight St. More...

MCHS alumni schedule event

The annual Mariposa County High School Alumni Breakfast Gathering will be held on Sunday, Sept. 1, at the high school gym breezeway, from 10 a.m. to about 1 p.m. Donuts, coffee and juice are served, and a donation jar is available.  More...

Rodeo queen contestants

Pictured above are the Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty Contestants who finished their major points elements on Saturday, Aug.10. More...

Birthday packets

Peggy Shainberg | Contributed American Association of University Women (AAUW) Mariposa members, Libby Murrell, Jill Rowney, Anne Mahle and Helene Fiske present the 18-year-old birthday packets to Mau More...

Fish & Game touts mountain lion policy

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has seen a significant reduction in mountain lions killed as a result of new policy implemented in February without a risk to public safety. More...

Far-out Santa lays down law

This far-out Santa is the product of an art project that preceded a birthday party at the home of Bil and Gelyn Gleason in Midpines. The folk-art piece is located on Leichtlin Lane. More...

Chamber hosts event

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce is serving up some old-fashioned ice-cream fun on Thursday, Aug. More...

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