January 9, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Homebuilding drive exceeds expectations

Area residents responded generously to the Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County’s year end fundraising drive.  When the proceeds were tallied, donors more than matched Al and Mary Ann Johnson’s and Dr. More...

Fracking is topic of Jan. 15 talk

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is the topic of a talk scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mariposa.  The event is sponsored by the church’s Pax Christi group. More...

Actor Franco stops for Yosemite Park shoot

Multiple residents spotted Hollywood Alist actor James Franco early this month shooting scenes for his current film project, “Yosemite.”  Franco and crew were adjusting camera equipment at the intersection of Highway 140 and Triangle More...

Rotary dedicates more historic plaques

On Thursday, Dec. 19, the Rotary Club of Mariposa dedicated three historic plaques in downtown Mariposa. More...

Landfill will close for Martin Luther King Day

The Mariposa County Landfill and Recycling Center will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 in recognition of Martin Luther King Day.  Normal hours of operation are Thursdays through Mondays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Art exhibition features youth

The Mariposa County Arts Council is hosting a Young Masters Youth Exhibition.  The exhibition, which goes through the month of February every year, provides the youth of Mariposa the opportunity to share their ideas, narratives and inspirations More...

Butterfly Club hosts biologist

The Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. at the senior center in Mariposa.  More...

Master Gardener program honors members

The University of California Master Gardener program recently honored people who voluntered hours in the community. More...

New driving laws are taking effect

With the new year here, the California Highway Patrol is reminding motorists of several new laws or changes to existing laws that go into effect in 2014.  The following are summaries of some transportation related laws that, unless otherwise sta More...

Sierra Rep offers theater workshop

Sierra Repertory Theatre Jr. will start the new year with its first youth theater workshop, a month of live theatre exercises, games, songs and dances led by new education director Ralph Krumins.  Classes begin Jan. More...

Photos capture California country

A dramatic image of rice harvest on a Sacramento Valley farm earned the grand prize in the 2013 California Farm Bureau Federation photo contest.  Shot by sixth-generation Butte County rice farmer Tracy Schohr, the photo shows three rice harveste More...

Arts Council offers art classes for kids

Parents who are looking for a way for their kids to get more involved with the arts can sign their children up for classes being held by the Mariposa County Arts Council.  After school classes are available for children ages 6 to 8. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Dec. 30: • A call reporting suspicious circumstances was received from 12th Street. • A vandalism report was taken on Highway 140. • Petty theft was reported from Triangle Road. • Illegal dumping was reported on Lazo Way. More...

Lions Club crab feed tickets are available

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

Catholic parish looks back on 150th year

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church is coming to the end of its year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of its dedication.  The final event of the year-long observance arrives on Sunday, Jan. More...

Assessor states Prop 13 property tax adjustment is minor

Mariposa County Assessor- Recorder Becky Crafts last week reported that many property owners throughout Mariposa County will see a smaller than usual increase in their property’s assessed value for the 2014-2015 tax year, which begins July 1, 2 More...

Yosemite conducts youth film contest

Yosemite National Park is conducting a “Youth in Yosemite” short film contest.  The contest is open to anyone 25 years of age or younger who is motivated to create a video about their connection to Yosemite National Park. More...

Principal Garagarza speaks to Rotary

Principal Alfonso Garagarza, or Mr. G. to the students at the Sierra Foothill Charter School (SFCS), recently spoke to Mariposa Rotarians and covered a wide range of subjects.  More...

Free trees available by joining foundation

Residents of California can ring in the New Year with five free crapemyrtle trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January.  The small flowering trees will provide any landscape in California with a splash of color for much of More...

Pancakes raise cash for 4-H club activities

Local 4-H volunteers are now preparing for the group’s annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 2. The meal will be served from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Leadership skills built by new organization

Boys and young men in Mariposa County who are between the ages of 5 and 18 are invited to join Trail Life USA.  The organization is a Christian adventure, character and leadership program for young men. More...

School needs waterbed heater

Sierra Foothill Charter School in Cathey’s Valley is looking for a used, working waterbed heater.  Guided by Master Gardeners Archie and Linda Dixon, students can start seeds in January in soil warmed by the heater to have plants for sale More...

Library offers free grant classes

The Mariposa County Library is offering classes to help residents in obtaining grants.  The Mariposa Community Foundation is sponsoring the Funding Information Network for non-profit organizations, grants to individuals and grants to professiona More...

Kira Hart dances to fight childhood AIDS

A local woman is participating in a 26-hour dance marathon at UCLA in order to raise money for children with HIV and AIDS.  Kira Hart will be dancing in the event on the weekend of April 5 and 6. More...

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