September 12, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Pretzer honored as Good Citizen

Mariposa Unit 567 of the American Legion Auxillary has awarded a Good Citizenship Certificate and medal to Tierney Pretzer (second from left) for the Pretzer’s participation in the recent Girl& More...

County Fire Response Report

EMS - 11 Fire - 1 Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision – 2   Spotlight call of the week:  On Sept. 1, a motor vehicle accident occurred at approximately 2:15 a.m., on Highway 140 and Agua Fria. More...

Wawona tunnel repair work begins

CONSTRUCTION ALERT

Repairs to the Wawona Tunnel in Yosemite National Park began on Sunday and will last through Dec. More...

Annual ‘Blazin Hog’ bash announces the entertainers

BARBECUE & ZYDECO

Competitors are tuning up their barbecue wizardry for this year’s Blazin’ Hog fundraiser in September.  Organizers are reminding folks to mark their calendars and plan on attending the John C. More...

Art Hop offers creative sampling

A range of local artwork can be viewed this Friday and Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Child advocates invite community to event

CASA of Mariposa’s second annual Fiesta Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5th at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  More...

Concert fundraiser boosts scholarships

A benefit concert is scheduled for the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort’s Bodie Room on Oct. 11. The event will raise money for a scholarship fund to help students attend next year’s Yosemite Songwriting Retreat. More...

Sierra Telephone promotes Lifeline Assistance Program

Staying connected to local resources and emergency services can improve and possibly save many lives, say state regulators.  More...

Ethos hosts barbecue

Ethos Youth Center, a local non-profit organization that supports the young people of Mariposa, will hold a fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 13 at 5079 Highway 140, Suite D.  A barbecue and open house will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Skylights, The Well to perform

This weekend’s Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings performers are The Skylights on Friday and The Well on Saturday evening.  Both performances start at 7 p.m. More...

Rotary acupuncture talk given by Caraco

For most people the mere mention of going to the doctor conjures thoughts, and sometimes fears, of shots and needles. More...

Fire Council offers aid

The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council still has resources available for weed eating and removal of light hazardous fuels (pine needles, leaves, and weeds) from within residents’ defensible space (100' around every residence) for those who quali More...

How Art Shapes Our Lives

Smithson’s legacy lives on in museums

To the society of ancient Greece, a mouseion was a place used for meditating in silence.  More...

Hornitos flea market is slated for Oct. 6

Community preparations are underway for the 27th annual Hornitos Flea Market, to be held in that historic community on Sunday, Oct. 6.  Gates will open at 7 a.m. Vendor spaces are available. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Sept. 2: • A report of child abuse was reported from Fairgrounds Road and resulted in an arrest. • Dangerous shooting was reported from Triangle Road. • A power line was down on 12th Street in Mariposa. More...

County park concert will benefit Sierra Foothill Charter School

Sierra Foothill Charter School's "Bands for the Band Music Fest" takes place Saturday, Sept. 14, from 12 to 6 p.m. More...

CHP’s Lewis now delivers updates

California Highway Patrol Officer Steven Lewis is the local office’s new public information officer.  Lewis is not new to the Sierra foothills. He grew up off Highway 41 in Fresno County. More...

Boost for local arts

Richard McInturff recently presented Mariposa County Arts Council's Cara Goger with a $500 check to support Cousin Jack's Mariposa Evenings Concert Series at the Art Park. More...

PERS retirees to meet

The next regular meeting of the Public Employees Retirees Association (PERS) will be held at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the Senior Activity Center on Spriggs Lane.  Lunch is free for those attending. More...

County offers free tire disposal this Saturday

Mariposa County is offering free tire disposal for residents from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Mariposa County Landfill, 5593 Highway 49 North and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. More...

Volunteers to scour Mariposa Creek

SEPT. 21 CLEANUPS

The Great Sierra River Cleanup happens on Sept. 21 as part of a statewide series of cleanup events.  The Mariposa Creek Parkway meeting place is located at the Art Park. The event is slated to run from 9 to 11 a.m. More...

Town hall meetings set

The Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Bureau invites merchants and residents to two town hall meetings this week.  The first meeting starts at 10 a.m. at the Mariposa County Government Center on Bullion Street on Friday, Sept. More...

Coulterville gets gussied up

Downtown Coulterville will have a new look this fall, thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers.  A decorative wall will be built out of natural rock. There will be trees, new lighting and plants. More...

4-H members deadline nears

4-H is a program of the University of California Cooperative Extension, which is collaboration between federal, state, and county governments.  Youth are eligible to participate in 4-H as primary members if they are 5 years old or in kindergarte More...

Volunteers to scour river in Sept. 21 cleanup event

MERCED RIVER

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

Partner program targets poverty

CHARITY EFFORTS

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...

Emergency response, hazards are topics

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...

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