October 17, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Hambleton, Foster pitch in big

Among the many donors to the second Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County partner family home are two local businessmen, Troy Foster and Rob Hambleton.  More...

Hospital open house scheduled

John C. Fremont Hospital is hosting an open house and health insurance enrollment event on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Bridges board announces changes

The Bridges Advisory Board has announced that Dory Winsinger’s term as leader of the the Partner Program has ended.  The board aids famillies and individuals struggling to escape poverty through a mentoring program staffed by local volunte More...

Fertilizer fallout sifts into 38 national parks

A total of 38 national parks, including Yosemite, are experiencing “accidental fertilization” that causes ecological damage, a study published this month finds.  More...

Financial help is available for mammograms

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Oct. 18 is National Mammography Day.  John C. More...

Seminar looks at hot topics in pest management

The Mariposa County Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the University of California Cooperative Extension, will hold a continuing education seminar on “Hot Topics in Pest Management” on Dec. More...

Learn to become a Master Gardener

Master Gardener training classes have been scheduled to begin in January, 2014, in Merced at the University of California Cooperative Extension Merced offices, located at 2145 Wardrobe Avenue.  The deadline to apply is Oct. 31. More...

Rebekahs serve breakfast

The La Grange Rebekahs will be serving breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 7 to 11 a.m. More...

Nothing to whine about

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church’s Vintner’s Wine Tasting happens at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. More...

Assistance for shutdown, fire impacts available

There is a range of assistance available for individuals and families impacted by the Rim Fire or the government shutdown.  Mother Lode Job Training is offering job search assistance, scholarship funds for training and incentives for employers t More...

Wildlife is subject of talk by Rachel Oliver

Rachel Oliver, a local poet and writer, will speak at the Oakhurst library’s new community room on Oct. 19 at 10 a.m.  Oliver was the staff clinical psychologist at the Mariposa Counseling Center before retiring. More...

Fundraiser dinner to help pregnancy center

Helping Hands Pregnancy and Parenting Center of Oakhurst is currently working to open a center in Mariposa.  An informational dinner will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, building A. More...

Seminar on pest management

The Mariposa County Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the University of California Cooperative Extension, will hold a continuing education seminar on “Hot Topics in Pest Management” on Dec. More...

Fall and winter fuels burning program begins

The Bass Lake ranger district, Sierra National Forest, is preparing to implement its fall/winter burning program.  Projects will consist of three activities: pile burning, broadcast, and underburning.  The objective of underburning is to r More...

Interactive theater part of Halloween at hostel

A night of Halloween fun will be held at the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort, 6979A Highway 140, on Saturday, Oct. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 7: • Petty theft was reported from Sweetwater Ridge Road. • A dog was tied to mailboxes on Whitmore Drive. • A domestic dispute was reported from Digger Pine Drive. More...

Mullis celebrates 90th birthday at fairgrounds

The sons of Virgil Mullis are inviting the community to join in celebrating Mullis’ 90th birthday.  The event will be held at the Mariposa Fairgrounds in the picnic area on Saturday, Oct. More...

Library patrons span a century

In 1912, the year Helen Saulman was born, John Muir published “The Yosemite.”  Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole. The Titanic sank. More...

Soroptimists welcome new members to club

Four new members were welcomed into Soroptimist International of Mariposa.  Genice Rose, Pat Perry, Jane Burdick and Jeri Correa are the newest members of the club.  Soroptimist International of Mariposa is part of Soroptimist International More...

Symphony opens season

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra opens its 12th season on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School.  The event will include a symphonic poem by music director and conductor Les Marsden.  More...

American Legion taking registrations for golf tourney

The American Legion charity golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19 at River Creek Golf Course, 41079 Road 600 in Ahwahnee.  The event will be a four-person scramble. This is a fun event, so skill level is not important. More...

Bazaar benefits hospital

The John C. Fremont Hospital volunteers will hold their annual Santa’s bazaar on Friday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  More...

Take a hike in the hills

The Sierra Foothill Conservancy is hosting hikes featuring local sites such as the Striped Rock Ranch and the Stockton Creek Preserve  More...

Third annual trash to treasure

The third annual Trash to Treasure Recycled Craft Fair is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Rotary Club hears about Mexico visit

MARIPOSA ROTARY CLUB   A group of Mariposa volunteers recently visited Mexico to work with World Access Project (WAP) to help those afflicted with mobility problems.  This team may well have been the largest yet, and certainly the team with More...

Square dancing classes are starting for autumn

The Bootjack Stompers Square Dancing Club of Mariposa is the oldest such club in Central California.  “We have lots of practice being friendly,” volunteer Alton McRae said.  The club invites people to come out for a new season o More...

Learn to start plants at hands-on workshops

The University of California Cooperative Extension is holding two hands-on workshops on planting seeds and starting plants from cuttings of existing plants.  On Saturday, Oct. 19 the workshop will be held from 10 a.m. More...

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