January 23, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Escape averted

A Mariposa County Fire Department firefighter douses flames that were spreading through dense underbrush behind a residence on Ridge Top Road last Friday afternoon. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 13: • A report of threats was taken on Cole Road. • A call reporting a neighbor dispute was received from Blanchard. • Petty theft was reported from Yosemite West. • A dead skunk was on Ben Hur Road. More...

Recent release shows county teachers’ salaries are less than state average

The California Department of Education recently released the salaries that teachers and administrators made last year.  In Mariposa County, the Mariposa County Unified School District had 86 teachers in 2013, with a total of 1,843 students.  More...

Correction

Last week’s front page story, “Grand Jury cites staff morale issues at human services,” contained an error.  The story cited a statement that was quoted by the jury foreperson. More...

DeJoria is tapped for County fire chief

Leonard "Len" DeJoria, lately of the Prescott (Arizona) Fire Department, has been selected as the Mariposa County Fire Department's new chief.  DeJoria has close to 20 years of professional firefighting experience in several Western states, coun More...

Church rummage sale set

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church’s Ladies’ Guild is sponsoring its annual rummage sale on Friday, Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. More...

High School hosts financial aid workshop

Mariposa County High School counselors are holding a financial aid workshop on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. in room 58 (the lower computer laboratory) at the high school. More...

Loans are available for small area businesses

Small, non-farm businesses in 35 California counties, including Mariposa County, and neighboring counties in Arizona and Nevada are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. More...

Yosemite Conservancy names new manager

Yosemite Conservancy has named Adonia Ripple, a conservationist whose career protecting and improving wildlands began nearly two decades ago in the park, as its new general manager of Yosemite Operations.  More...

Community is invited to meeting

Parents and community members are invited to a educational town hall meeting on Jan. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mariposa County High School Auditorium.  The meeting will include the assistant superintendent of schools Jon Corippo and Dr. More...

Farm Bureau seeks scholarship applicants

It’s time to apply for the Mariposa County Farm Bureau scholarship program.  To be eligible, students must be a resident of Mariposa County and be a graduating senior from either of the county high schools, and must be pursuing a career in More...

Happy Burger meals help Soroptimist

Soroptimist of Mariposa County is holding a fundraiser at Happy Burger Diner, 5120 Highway 140 in Mariposa, on Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 5:30 a.m. More...

McClintock will speak at dinner

The annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner hosted by the Mariposa County Republican Central Committee will be held Saturday, Feb 8 at 6 p.m. More...

Beta Sigma Phi sorority welcomes new members

A Mariposa chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recently welcomed four women into their membership at the home of JoAnn Thistle.  In a pledge ritual combined with their annual Christmas party, the membership of Delta Nu Iota witnessed three of the four pl More...

Blaze exposes illegal pot grow

A residential fire on Thursday, Jan. 16, in the 4700 block of Ganns Corral Road, revealed an illegal marijuana grow, according to Mariposa County law enforcement officials.  More...

Yosemite rockfalls drop with rain totals

Rockfall incidents in Yosemite were significantly down last year over a six-year average calculated by geologists.  “Following the trend of the previous two years, 2013 was a quiet year for rockfalls in Yosemite,” Park geologist Greg More...

Sheriff releases results of K-9 patrol program

In mid-2012, Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies launched a new K-9 patrol program, and he recently released the first year’s operational statistics.  More...

Murder accessory Lozano is sentenced

Patrick Lozano, present during the February 2012 murder of Gerald Fontes in Madera, was sentenced to four years in prison on Jan. 16 in Mariposa County Superior Court.  More...

Group is looking for science-minded girls

The American Association of University Women, Mariposa Branch will be sending five girls who will enter 8th grade in the fall to a Tech Trek science and math camp at Fresno State University. More...

Wayward Ponies to host 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. 8 in Cathey’s Valley. More...

Computer skills workshop offered

Mother Lode Job Training is offering basic computer skills and Internet basics workshops to the public.  The basic computer skills workshop will cover basics of the computer, how to operate the mouse and keyboard and how to set up a new computer More...

Dancers recognized by state organization

On Jan. 11, the California Square Dance Council Inc. More...

UC Merced sees rise in applications

The University of California, Merced received a record number of applications for undergraduate admission this fall.  According to admissions data released on Jan. More...

Bergman to share gardening secrets

Rick Bergman will present a range of seasonal gardening tips at Mariposa Seventh-day Adventist Church’s monthly community event on Sunday, Feb. 2.  More...

Dr. Mimi Carter extends contract with local clinics

Dr. Mimi Carter has extended her contract for another two years with John C. Fremont Healthcare District.  Carter, a family medicine and hospitalist physician, has been on staff for two years.  More...

Arts and culture grants are available

The Fresno Regional Foundation (FRF) is accepting applications for its 2014 Arts and Culture Grant Cycle.  More...

Soroptimist sale slated

The local Soroptimist service club has scheduled its annual rummage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. More...

Storytelling takes center stage in March

Mariposa County Arts Council’s 27th Storytelling Festival is scheduled for March 7-9, where six storytellers will present stories from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds. Joining the festival this year is Andy Offutt Irwin. More...

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