November 7, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Benefit will help ranchers rocked by fire

For decades, the natural water sources and abundant vegetation of Stanislaus National Forest have served as ideal grazing land for grassfed cattle in the summer months.  About 4,000 cows were ranging there when the Rim Fire ignited on August 17. More...

MES parade characters

These two youngsters portrayed Harry Potter (left) and Hagrid for Mariposa Elementary School’s annual Halloween parade last Thursday. More...

Nutrition program addresses rural needs

Children in small communities are at an increased risk of obesity because they often lack access to healthy foods and a wide range of activities. More...

November Art Hop will feature local artists

The November Mariposa Art Hop will be held Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Mariposa.  More...

Statement on restoring giant sequoias is released

Yosemite National Park has announced the release of the Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Final Environmental Impact Statement (Mariposa Grove FEIS).  More...

Veterans offer free dinner to families

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

Latest in fashions will be featured

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

Habitat home to be dedicated Saturday

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is hosting an open house of the second partner home the organization has built in town.  The home, at 5223 Mueller Court, will be dedicated on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. More...

Pest management is seminar topic

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...

Conservation office moves to fairgrounds

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office has moved.  The new office is at 5039 Fairgrounds Road in Mariposa.  Poppy seeds and wildflower mix seeds can be purchas More...

Artists invited to participate in effort

Children’s Hospital Central California is launching a new initiative aimed at bringing local artists’ work into the hospital to further promote a healing environment for patients and families.  More...

Park reports owl casualty

Wildlife biologist Sarah Stock last week reported the death of a rare great gray owl in Yosemite National Park on Oct. 23. More...

Soroptomist will host two-day craft show

Soroptomist International of Mariposa is holding a two-day Christmas craft show on Friday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 28: • A call reporting a sparking transformer was received from Fournier Road. • A female subject was screaming on Circle Drive. • A call reporting a downed cow was received from Bear Valley Road. More...

County Fire Response Report

Oct. 28 through Nov. 3, 2013  EMS - 7 Fire – 2 Public Assist - 2 Auto Collision – 1   More...

Bigelow, others urge Brown to keep ag funding

Last week Assemblyman Frank Bigelow (RO’Neals) and a bi-partisan group of 23 members of the legislative rural caucus sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown urging him to protect future funding for high school agricultural education programs.&nbs More...

Audobon program highlights ‘flying jewels’

It’s at this time of year that people who feed hummingbirds think about putting away their feeders for the winter. More...

Mariposa Democratic Club hosts Sheriff Binnewies

The Mariposa Democratic Club will host Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies at the club’s meeting on Nov. 9 at 9:45 a.m. at the Miner’s Roadhouse 140 Restaurant, 5181 Highway 49 North in Mariposa.  More...

Assistance for fire recovery is available

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced that applications will be accepted to assist private landowners in California affected by wildfires in the last 18 months.  Financial assista More...

AAUW talk will focus on women and crime

The Mariposa branch of the American Association of University Women will host a presentation of Women and Crime: Myths and Truths, on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 4:30 p.m. at the Miner’s Roadhouse Restaurant in Mariposa.  More...

Form available for vaccine exemption

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) last week made available the Personal Belief Exemption (PBE) form parents or guardians are required to use to exempt their children from childhood vaccinations as required by a new state law that take More...

Diabetes group helps members control disease

A free program is available for victims of diabetes or pre-diabetes. The club, part of the community wellness programs put on by John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation, John C. More...

Theme being picked for 2014 county fair

The Mariposa County Fair is looking for a theme for next year’s fair.  The theme should reflect what the fair means to the community and why it is important to keep the fair open and running.  More...

Hairy spiders aren’t scary, students learn

Students in Wendy Baumann’s Cathey’s Valley class recently learned that tarantulas are just doing what comes naturally this time of year.  The big spiders look creepy, though, as they wander across local roads and pathways. More...

Fundraising event set for Children’s Hospital

A community fundraising event entitled “WONDERLAND” being organized by Pure Training Studio will beheld on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. More...

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