November 21, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Soroptomists make donation to CASA

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a donation to CASA of Mariposa County.  CASA is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers who advocate in dependency court on behalf of children who are in fost More...

Continuing drought is hitting cattlemen hard

The sight of cattle grazing on the rolling foothills of Mariposa County is common, but that sight may start to disappear if drought continues to stick around.  Cattle producers are facing another year of drought, and that means culling herds and More...

Odd Fellows donate to Manna House

The Mariposa Lodge of Odd Fellows No. 39 donated funds to help support Manna House’s Christmas charity. More...

Manna House to give Christmas groceries

For the 29th year, Manna House will be giving a box of groceries to the less fortunate in the community.  Registrations for the complete Christmas dinner began are being taken at the Manna House, 5127 Charles St. in Mariposa, from 10 a.m. More...

Coming together for Habitat

During the dedication of the latest Habitat for Humanity home, people who worked on the home were honored. More...

Soroptomist will host 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...

Wayward Ponies’ Home will be site of horse fair

The Wayward Ponies’ Home will host a horse science fair for fourth through eighth graders as part of the next open house on Saturday, Feb. More...

Mariposa artists will be featured in Oakhurst

Mariposa artists Vicki D. Thomas, Diane Stewart and Jack Lantz will be representing Gallery Yosemite, a gallery located in Gallery Row, 40982 Highway 41, suite 5, in Oakhurst on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Limited space is still open for EMT course

Registration for the 2014 emergency medical technician (EMT) course is now open.  The class, sponsored by Mariposa County Fire, is filling quickly, but a few spots remain available. The 160-hour course begins Jan. More...

Pest management is topic at seminar

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

Fall staffing levels of firefighters are in effect

Cooler weather has prompted the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU) to transition into fall staffing levels as of Nov. More...

Catnip offers adoptions

The Catnip Society is hosting a foster adoption fair for kittens and cats on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5314 Hospital Road in Mariposa.  The event will have adoptable kittens and cats available for adoption. More...

Local 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. 11: • A call reporting a loose, aggressive pit bull on Half Dome Court resulted in a citation. • A loose goat was on Usona Road. • Dogs were chasing horses on Red Hawk Lane. More...

County Fire Response Report

Nov. 11 through Nov. 17  EMS - 6 Fire – 1 Vehicle Fire, 3 Illegal Burns Public Assist - 3 Auto Collision – 1   More...

Driving with ‘brights’ can drive others nuts

As days grow shorter and nights long, more drivers find themselves on the road after dark. For many, crowds of post-dusk commuters bring a hazard that isn’t as common during the warm months—blazing headlamps from oncoming traffic.  More...

Rotary helps stamp out polio

Rotary’s own Marion Lafler spoke with Rotarians on Rotary Foundation at a recent meeting.  Lafler has her own unique and understandable way of describing the inner workings of the foundation, its mission and goals, how it is funded, and wh More...

Christmas pageant is free to all

Summit Christian School is presenting the Christmas story of Christ’s birth in the Arts Park in Mariposa on Saturday, Dec. 7 immediately following the Christmas parade.  The pageant is free to the public. More...

Rotarians learn about bicycle laws

When driving on a typical winding road in Mariposa County, coming upon a bicyclist can lead to not enough room for both the car and the bicycle.  If a driver meets a bicyclist riding on the right side of the road, there are new laws that take ef More...

UC Merced helps fund businesses

The University of California, Merced, Small Business Development Center Regional Network (UCM-SBDC) helped clients obtain $56.4 million in financing for small businesses during the fiscal year 2012-13.  More...

Granddaughter performs in Peter Pan

Usona Road resident Delores Kierig recently hosted granddaughter Geneve Romanee Kierig following the 14-year-old’s San Francisco performance in a ballet based on the J.M. More...

Grizzlies Boosters Club is getting ready for graduation

The Mariposa County High School Grizzlies Boosters Club is preparing for the 2014 Grad Night Celebration.  Volunteers of the Boosters club run this event to honor the year’s graduating class. More...

Girl Scouts collect items for soldiers

Girl Scout Troop 3092 of Mariposa is collecting items to send to servicemen and women during the Christmas season.  The troop needs personal items, sunblock, books, dvds, hard candy, gum, razors, shaving cream and any other personal items. More...

Forest worker gets double nod

Marie Malo, a natural resource interpretive specialist on the Stanislaus National Forest, recently received the Forest Service 2013 Pacific Southwest Region Gifford Pinchot Award and the National Gifford Pinchot Award for her “Excellence in Int More...

Children’s Hospital launches initiative

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...

Boosters host casino night

The Mariposa Academic Boosters (ABC) are holding their second casino night at the Mariposa Fairgrounds on Jan. More...

Intelligent architecture leads to safe, efficient homes

HOW ART SHAPES OUR LIVES

I can remember the first time that I became aware of architecture that was innovative. Gary Fiehmann, a builder and friend, told me that he was going to start building intelligent houses.  More...

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