October 24, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

County cemetery seeks donated land

We all have one thing in common if we intend to live out the rest of our lives in this beautiful county. That is the somewhat uncomfortable question of where our mortal remains will be placed when we’re no longer among the living.  More...

Foothill future is likely to be hotter

What an interesting summer the county had. Scientists tell us that the future will be even more “interesting” for those of us who live in the Sierra foothills.  More...

Cann and Padilla praise rural Broadband funding

Earlier this month, Gov. Brown signed SB 740 into law, authorizing the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to award grants and loans to entities that provide broadband Internet access in rural areas of California.  More...

Western yellow-billed cuckoo proposed for federal protection

On Oct. 3, the U.S. More...

End of shutdown is good news for California’s tourism industry

California’s national parks and monuments which closed on Oct. 1, are open and welcoming visitors to enjoy some of the world’s most iconic historical, cultural and natural wonders. More...

County fire honors members

The Mariposa County Fire Department (MCFD) sponsored the 20th annual appreciation barbecue to thank its volunteer members for another successful year of serving their communities’ emergency service needs.  More...

Exhibit opens Nov. 1 Exhibit opens Nov. 1

The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Treetop Gallery is inviting the public to the council’s fall/winter exhibition on Nov. 1 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Holiday will be spooky at local hostel

An interactive theater experience will be the highlight on Halloween at The Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort on Saturday, Oct. More...

Law enforcement urges safety on holiday night

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, supported by public safety partners, will host a safe Halloween trick-or-treat area in the Jones and Bullion streets residential area in Mariposa on Oct. More...

Church boutique offers early Christmas Shopping

The Mountain Top Christmas Boutique will be held on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mariposa.  More...

Red Ribbon Week spotlights drug and alcohol addiction

Red Ribbon Week will be held Oct. 23 through 31.  The event started years ago with the death in 1985 of Enrique Camarena, an agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration. He was working undercover in Mexico, investigating a major drug cartel. More...

Spaghetti is on the menu in La Grange

The International Order of Odd Fellows LaFayette Lodge No. 26 in La Grange is hosting a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Nov. More...

Crafters are ready for annual boutique

The Mariposa Crafters are hosting their 29th annual Christmas boutique on Friday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall at the corner of Highway 140 and Jones Street.  More...

Another “medical” grow busted

On Oct. 12, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputies busted an illegal marijuana grow on Burl Drive. They found approximately 175 pounds of processed marijuana. More...

Hornitos procession honors the dead

Hornitos, once a goldmining town of more than 12,000 people, now slumbers in the foothills, a reminder of when the town was full of gold miners seeking their fortunes.  Once a year, for more than 45 years, a candlelight procession makes its way More...

Power poles are a priority

Weather, rot and woodpeckers limit the lifespan of power poles across the Sierra foothills. In past weeks, PG&E workers have replaced close to 200 poles across the county. More...

Residents can get help signing up for health insurance

Jenni Moore is a Mariposa County resident who, until now, didn't have health insurance. More...

Laura Kirn earns McCullough award

Laura Kirn, a 1981 graduate of Mariposa County High School, has received the McCullough Award from Goucher College in Baltimore, Md. for the most outstanding thesis by a student while earning a Master of Arts in historic preservation degree.  More...

Bazaar will help 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...

Breakfast helps support Fish and Game scholarship

Mariposa County Fish and Game will hold a breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 1 at their clubhouse.  Breakfast will be available from 8 to 11 a.m. More...

Volunteers are needed at Ethos Youth Center

The Ethos Youth Center, a local non-profit group, is looking for adults who are interested in helping young people by bringing about positive change.  More...

Lutheran church holds sale

Mariposa Lutheran Church is holding its annual Christmas rummage sale on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 4469 Highway 49 South in Mariposa.  The sale will include handmade holiday crafts, man cave items and more. More...

Voice of Democracy contest is underway

Mariposa Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6042 is sponsoring the annual Voice of Democracy essay contest for students.  The competition is open to students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in a public, private or home study program in the United Sta More...

New Cafe will give to Habitat

Heavenly Grounds Coffee & Cafe, located inside the Texaco gas station in Cathey’s Valley, invites the public to a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County on Friday, Nov. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m.  More...

Child care providers are sought

The Mariposa Infant/Child Enrichment Services (ICES) is seeking individuals that are interested in providing quality care for families and their young children in Mariposa County.  ICES offers free referrals to 12 family child care providers for More...

Veterans offer free dinner to families

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6042 of Mariposa is hosting its annual free spaghetti dinner to all veterans, widows and their families at the VFW hall on Monday, Nov. More...

Rotary hears Mosher talk on new health care

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Pancakes on the menu at Bookjack fundraiser

The Bootjack Volunteer Fire Company is hosting a pancake breakfast and yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Bookjack firehouse, 3883 Bootjack Lane.  Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice and coffee are on the all-you-can-eat menu. More...

One hot Pontiac

A visitor to last weekend’s Hot Rod and Custom Car Show at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds admires Victor Weitzel’s awardwinning 1969 Firebird. More...

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