October 31, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Accident victim?

It’s just a stuffed dummy laying under Janet Blackburn’s 1980svintage Toyota Tercel, the Mariposa resident said. More...

County Fire Response Report

Oct. 21 through Oct. 27, 2013  EMS - 9 Fire – 1 Public Assist - 0 Auto Collision – 3   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 Thursday, Oct. More...

Fire department recognizes contribution of members

The Mariposa Public Utility District Fire Department (MPUD/FD) is honoring engineer Lonnie Lawhon for 23 years of public service.  Lawhon started his volunteer service in emergency response in 1990 on Engine 34 at the inter-agency Mariposa Count More...

Fall exhibition will feature local artists

The Mariposa County Arts Council will host the Treetop Gallery’s fall and winter exhibition opening reception on Nov. 1 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Grant helps youth learn about Yosemite

Students from California’s Central Valley will be able to visit Yosemite National Park because of a $75,000 grant from the northern and central California regions of the Wells Fargo Foundation.  NatureBridge, founded in 1971, provides envi More...

Yosemite National Park’s open house sees change

Effective immediately, Yosemite National Park’s monthly open house will be held on a less frequent basis.  The Park will schedule and host open houses when new or significant information about the Park or planning processes occur.  Op More...

Audition now for winter fundraiser production

Mountain Crisis Services is holding auditions and readings for the February volunteer production of “Almost Maine” Nov. 6 through Nov. More...

Cathey’s Valley Garden Club will feature garden designer

The Cathey’s Valley Garden Club will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at McCay Hall, 2820 Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. The date differs from the usual meeting day, the second Tuesday of each month.  More...

Team Jacobs

Team Jacobs was one of the teams that competed in the American Legion Post 567’s recent golf tournament. From left are Ron Jacobs, Cory Jacobs, Martin Lewis and Doug Tucker. More...

Stompers to host rummage sale

The Bootjack Stompers Club will hold its annual rummage sale Nov. 1 through Nov. More...

Rodeo royalty rewarded

After the Mud Drags on Oct. More...

Coffee spot helps 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. More...

Bingo helps senior center

Anyone over the age of 18 is invited to Golden Agers Bingo at the Senior Activity Center on Spriggs Lane this Friday, Nov. 1.  Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m.  Games include pull tabs and big pots. More...

Artists plan annual portrait show

The Yosemite Western Artists annual portrait show will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gertrude Schoolhouse on Road 600 in Ahwahnee.  For more information, call 742-7403.   More...

Families are needed to host exchange students

Nacel Open Door, Inc. is seeking families to host exchange students during the school year.  The organization will welcome nearly 2,000 international high school students from more than 25 countries for the upcoming school year. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 21: • Trespassing was reported on Joe Howard Street. • A call reporting theft of gasoline was received from Gold Leaf Drive. • Dogs were chasing horses on Red Hawk Lane. • Grand theft was reported from Highway 49 South. More...

Midpines committee invites plan input

Midpines residents, visitors and property owners can weigh in on a plan that will help guide development, fire suppression and open-space management for the next half century in the area.  Some local people have wondered if the effort means the More...

Habitat set to dedicate new home

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is inviting the public to attend the group’s second home dedication at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. The ceremony will be held at the home site at 5223 Mueller Court, off of Mueller Road near John C. More...

Fashion will be featured at fairgrounds

The Mariposa branch of the American Association of University Women is hosting its annual fashion show on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Building A, from 3 to 6 p.m. More...

Grab some spaghetti at La Grange hall

The La Grange Odd Fellows are holding the last spaghetti dinner of the year on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 30018 Yosemite Blvd. More...

Hornitos event 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...

Drought tolerant plants will be featured at sale

Gardeners looking for drought tolerant native California plants are invited to the Mariposa County Resource Conservation District’s 43rd annual native plant sale.  The sale will be held Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Training scholarships available

The Mother Lode Workforce Investment Board has vocational training and traditional education scholarships available for county residents of all ages.  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...

Midpines committee to hold open forums on flammable fuels

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) has formed a collaborative group to plan and host an annual event to educate members of the Mariposa community about the importance of managing flammable fuels on their property.  More...

Rotarians learn how to help small businesses

At a recent meeting, Mariposa Rotarians heard from Kathy Mc- Corry, executive director of the Mariposa Chamber of Commerce, and local business owner Harald Sulzmann about resources available to small businesses.  More...

4-H celebration cancelled

The Mariposa County 4-H 100-year-gala celebration slated for Nov. 16 has been cancelled.  The 4-H council and committee will try to reschedule after the holidays.   More...

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