November 14, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Forest management is matter of local concern

The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) and the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) have announced joint support for the enactment of legislation to better manage California’s national forests.  More...

Preparing for flu season

Mariposa resident Marilyn Saunders gets a flu shot from nurse Marti Fazio at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds last month. More...

Superbowl means fall business boost

Folks have pondered how to bring visitors here in the off-season for a long time.  Few schemes have pulled it off. Over the past halfdecade, though, former Chamber of Commerce president Bob Kirchner has built a winner.  More...

Mariposa, Tuolumne get no more aid from FEMA

County officials found out last week that they had been turned down for any more fire relief aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the Rim Fire.  A letter to Gov. More...

For the Veterans

Charlotte Hickman sings “The Star Spangled Banner” at the opening of last Thursday’s Veterans Day event at Mariposa Elementary School. More...

Workshop focuses on older owners

The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP will host a free “Financing Your Small Business” workshop on Nov. 15 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Small Business Administration office, 801 R Street, suite 201, in Fresno.  More...

Proud new homeowner

Chanthira Ruaisab and daughter Gam moved into their new Mueller Court home following a welcome ceremony provided by the local Habitat for Humanity group on Nov. 9. More...

EMT course opens

Registration for the 2014 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course is now open. The class is filling quickly, but a few spots remain available. The 160-hour course, sponsored by Mariposa County Fire, begins Jan. 18 and continues through April 12. More...

Hospice ceremony will honor families, community

John C. Fremont Hospice will host the 19th annual Light Up a Life ceremony of remembrance on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mariposa Senior Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa. More...

Benefit will help ranchers

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...

Baptist church sets Thanksgiving table

First Baptist Church will again host a complimentary Thanksgiving dinner for the community this month.  The event takes place at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 and will feature roast turkey, traditional side dishes, pie and beverages. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Nov. 4: • A possible prowler was reported from Coakley Circle. • Trespassing was reported on Highway 49 North. • An injured horse was on Allred Road. • A call reporting harassment was received from Sixth Street. More...

County Fire Response Report

Nov. 4 through Nov. 10  EMS - 11 Fire – 1 Vehicle Fire, 2 Illegal Burns Public Assist - 0 Auto Collision – 0   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...

Tight spot

Last Tuesday emergency response personnel rescued a 61-year old Clovis Resident who got trapped in a mine he and a friend were exploring in the Bear Valley area. More...

Marathon legend finishes last race

Joy Johnson, a parttime county resident, died on Nov. 4 after finishing her 25th New York City Marathon. She was 86.  With her late husband Newell Johnson, the long-distance runner owned a vacation home in Lushmeadows. More...

Fremont welcomes new hospice chaplain

Jan Codd is the new hospice chaplain for John C. Fremont Hospice.  Along with Codd, the hospice also welcomed four new hospice volunteers: Greg Schmaus, Char Horning, Marie Huston and Diane Carter. More...

Birding trip is Nov. 16

The Yosemite Area Audubon Society will host a birding trip on Saturday, Nov. 16 beginning at 8 a.m.  The group will be going to the Merced Falls Reservoir (McSwain Forebay). More...

Mountain lion sightings lead to cautions for area

Mountain lion sightings are up in the El Portal region, and people in the area are cautioned to be aware of the big cats. More...

Park volunteers honored

Volunteers who gave their time to Yosemite National Park were honored for their work recently. Each year, Yosemite hosts more than 9,500 volunteers who donate over 187,000 hours of work to the Park. More...

Breakfast is on the menu at La Grange hall

The La Grange Rebekahs will serve breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Odd Fellows Hall on Highway 132 just east of the intersection of Highway 59 in La Grange.  More...

PERS retirees meeting

The next regular meeting of the Public Employees Retirees Association (PERS) will be held at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Senior Activity Center on Spriggs Lane. More...

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