December 19, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

A lot like Christmas

Faith Moore, wife of Yosemite Community Church Pastor Brent Moore, captured this image in a past snow storm. The church welcomes residents and visitors to two special holiday events this month. More...

Local dog recovers after fishhook snack

Idle Wheels resident Randy Wilson and 9-year-old pooch Argus are regulars along the path that follows Mariposa Creek behind their Highway 49 North home.  Monday, Dec. 9 was clear and cold—with a layer of pillowy white on the landscape. More...

Concert will honor Dr. Phillip Smith

The Saturday, Dec. 21 festive holiday concert of the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra will honor the memory of Dr. Phillip Smith, founding MSO principal tuba player and longtime arranger, composer and dedicated member of the orchestra.  More...

Seasonal forest roads are closed

The Stanislaus National Forest Service announced last week that most forest roads and trails will be closed to public travel from Dec. More...

Soil is subject of Jan. 11 workshop

Gardeners can learn how to make garden soil the best it can be at a free workshop put on by Mariposa County Master Gardeners president Betty Massey on Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Senior Citizen Annex, 10340 Fiske Road in Greeley Hill.  More...

Rotarians learn about water plan

At last week’s Rotary meeting, Ed Temple presented information to members on Mariposa- Yosemite Integrated Regional Water Management Plan.  Although that is a mouthful, Temple, along with assistant Mary Snyder, was able to make sense of th More...

Manna House is providing Christmas dinners again

For the 29th year, Manna House is giving complete Christmas dinners to those less fortunate in the community.  A limited number of dinner boxes are available, however. To sign up, visit Manna House between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. More...

Symphony concert is Saturday

The Mariposa Symphony is performing a festive holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium at Mariposa County High School. Mariposa is believed to be the smallest town in the United States with its own symphony orchestra. More...

Hunter may be charged for sparking Rim Fire inferno

A federal grand jury was scheduled to meet in Fresno today to discuss charges against a hunter whose campfire apparently sparked the massive Rim Fire.  More...

Lung association asks public to limit burning wood

With the arrival of the holidays and cooler temperatures, the American Lung Association in California is urging the public to avoid wood burning and to consider cleaner burning alternatives.  Burning wood emits harmful toxins and fine particles More...

Organization helps control feral cats

The Catnip Society recently received money from PetSmart to help offer free spaying and neutering to feral cats within the town of Mariposa.  The organization will help caregivers of feral cats trap, spay or neuter and give rabies vaccinations t More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Dec. 9: • A contained mule was on Rancheria Creek Road. • A call reporting a scam was received from Varain Road. • Mountain lion issues were reported from Highway 49 North. More...

County Fire Response Report

Dec. 9 through Dec. 15 EMS - 12 Fire – 2 Illegal burns Public Assist - 5 Auto Collision – 2   More...

Meteor sightings seem to be multiplying here

A daylight meteor over Mariposa last week poses a question multiple scientists have asked recently. Are space rocks sailing over the planet more often these days—and do they pose a threat to life on Earth?  More...

Smith scholarship to support college students

The Mariposa County Band Boosters board of directors have voted to set up an annual Dr. Phillip Mark Smith Memorial Scholarship. Seniors in high school who are members of the band are eligible for the scholarship.  More...

Farm bureau is taking scholarship applications

The Mariposa County Farm Bureau is offering scholarships to local youths.  To be eligible, students must be a resident of Mariposa County and also be a graduating senior from either of the county’s high schools. More...

Ride is Saturday

Kiwanis of Mariposa is hosting a hayride and bonfire on Dec. 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Triangle Market on Triangle Road in Mariposa.  Free marshmallows and hot chocolate will be available, along with hot dogs for $1.  More...

Diabetes program begins in January

A free program called the Diabetes Club is being offered to people suffering from the disease.  Participants in the program will learn about eating and preparing healthy foods, how exercise affects diabetes, how to check blood sugar levels and m More...

Soroptomist makes donation

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a donation to Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County.  A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry, Mariposa Habitat builds simple and affordable homes in partnership with those in need More...

Lions Club crab feed tickets are available

The Mariposa Lions Club is selling tickets for a crab feed scheduled for Feb. More...

Soroptomists donate to Manna House

Manna House, a non-profit organization that provides emergency food to all in need, was the most recent recipient of a donation from Soroptomist International of Mariposa, which is part of Soroptomis More...

Worship on Christmas Eve at Lutheran church

The Mariposa Lutheran Church will hold its annual Christmas Eve candlelight worship service with holy communion on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. More...

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