September 5, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

BBC TV program looks back at crime

A new British Broadcasting Company (BBC) television documentary is looking back on the 1999 Mariposa County killing spree that ended with the arrest of Cedar Lodge handyman Cary Stayner.  The BBC-Investigation Discovery episode is part of season More...

Train project could clog communities

People in Le Grand, Chowchilla, Merced and other Central Valley towns should get organized now to avoid the potential pitfalls of California’s high-speed rail project, a report by the law schools of UCLA and UC Berkeley suggests.  More...

Rotary gets water update from Rowney

Last week's Rotary meeting was particularly eventful in that Rotarians inducted Mariposa's own Rebecca Hagen, commander of the local CHP division, into its ranks.  Rotarians also heard from the witty, knowledgeable and dedicated Mark Rowney, gen More...

Fair fundraiser seeks many resident photos

The county Chamber of Commerce is co-sponsor of this year’s Save the Fairgrounds Mural Project.  The effort seeks to raise funds and build a large mural that will be made up of thousands of photos commemorating the fairgrounds.  Proje More...

Mental health board invites

The Mariposa County Mental Health Advisory Board has issued an invitation to the community to attend its monthly board meeting.  October’s meeting will be held in Coulterville. The meeting starts at noon on Thursday Oct. 3. More...

Art classes to be offered

The Mariposa County Arts Council has announced the launch of after-school art classes for elementary school age children at its downtown Treetop Gallery.  More...

Volunteers to scour river in Sept. 21 cleanup event

The community is invited to join this year’s Merced River Clean-up on Saturday, Sept 21. More...

New recruits

Last week, Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies (center), swore in two new reserve deputy recruits. Pictured at left is Hal Nolen, and at right is Josh Keheley. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

August 26: • A trapped opossum was reported on Lehamite Fall. • A call reporting a neighbor dispute was received from Dusty Oak Road. • Illegal dumping was reported on Highway 49 South. More...

Yosemite Conservancy creates dedicated fire restoration fund

RIM FIRE

The Yosemite Conservancy has established a special fund to help restore trails, facilities and natural habitat in Yosemite National Park damaged by the Rim Fire that has blackened extensive portions of the Park and surrounding forests and communities More...

McClintock says amnesty just for leaker Snowden

DOMESTIC SPYING

Rep. Tom McClintock has gone out on a political limb for Edward Snowden—the former intelligence contractor who fled to Russia after leaking a trove of topsecret documents to news outlets this summer.  More...

Sierra Telephone sets Patriot Day

Last week, Sierra Tel announced its keynote speaker for its 2013 Patriot Day Remembrance Event.  More...

9/11 ceremony slated

The Mariposa 9/11 Memorial Committee has announced that the 2013 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony will be held at at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. More...

Local originals to perform

Local folks and visitors can check out two California music originals, Bagby Station and Richfield, this Friday and Saturday evening.  Both shows are part of this summer’s Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings series.  Bagby Station p More...

Speaker announced

The Mariposa Democratic Club has announced that Don Florence, OES Emergency Planner for Mariposa County, will be speaking at its meeting on Sept. 14 at 9:45 a.m. at Miner’s Roadhouse Restaurant.  More...

2013 Mariposa County Fair  Free Access 

  The 2013 Mariposa County Fair Diaper Derby King and Queen are Dylan Fristensky (left) and Lillian Potter. This year’s diaper derby was sponsored by Kenny and Mary Williams. More...

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