February 6, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Storytelling festival is set for March 7-9

The Mariposa County Arts Council is hosting the community’s 27th Storytelling Festival this March 7 to 9.  The festival will feature six performers, including Diane Ferlatte.  Ferlatte said she will tell stories about “African A More...

Rain, snow do little good in relieving major drought

Last week’s storm that came through California did little to help the drought that is quickly becoming a record breaker.  More...

Burns’ new Yosemite film is upbeat, brief

FILM REVIEW

Ken Burns’ “Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit” squeezes the high points of the Yosemite story into 25 compact minutes.  More...

Hospital joins care organization

John C. Fremont Healthcare District has become a participant of the National Rural Accountable Care Organization (NRACO), the hospital announced last week.  More...

Little League sign-ups are set for Saturday

Mariposa County Little League baseball and softball are holding the organization’s last signup this Saturday, Feb. 8 at Grizzly Field.  The event starts at 8 a.m. More...

Master Gardeners will host workshops

Mariposa County’s Master Gardeners group is hosting two events for residents who want to learn how to make new plants from old ones.  The first free plant propagation workshop will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10 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...

Bingo offered on Feb. 7

Golden Agers Bingo is held on the first Friday of each month at the Senior Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane, in Mariposa.  Anyone over the age of 18 is invited, and doors open at 5 p.m., with games following at 6:30 p.m. More...

Assessment fees are focus of meetings

A series of public meetings will soon be held to discuss the revote by property owners on the County Service Area No. More...

UC Merced reserve is focus of program

UC Merced has a newly-designated natural reserve.  The UC Board of Regents recently approved the formal addition of UC Merced’s Vernal Pool and Grassland Reserve to the university’s Natural Reserve System— at 756,000 acres, the More...

Air Fair takes flight in April

The Mariposa Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association will host the annual Mariposa Air Fair and Family Adventure Day 2014 at the Mariposa Airport on April 26 from 8 a.m. More...

Rotary names speech winners

“Engage Rotary, Change Lives” is not only Rotary’s 2014 theme, but was also the foundation of speeches given by eight Mariposa County High School students on Thursday, Jan. 30.  More...

Quilt benefits students

This quilt, which was created by local quilt artist Onita Nolen, is being raffled for a $5 donation. The quilt is being displayed at Yosemite Bank until Feb. More...

Neighbors help widow

Ponderosa Basin resident Mari Christensen lost her husband Brian in a tragic accident last fall. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 27: • A call from Mariposa County High School reported a walk-away student. • A family domestic dispute occurred on Windy Hollow Road. • A domestic dispute was reported on Hornitos Road in Cathey’s Valley. More...

County Fire Response Report

Jan. 27 to Feb. 2  EMS - 14 Fire – 3 Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision - 3   Keep in mind that with the lack of precipitation this year’s fire season will be here sooner than usual. More...

DUI, manslaughter charged in county’s fourth traffic death

A traffic accident on Highway 41 north of Summit Road in the wee hours of the morning last Saturday caused the fourth traffic-related death in Mariposa County this year.  More...

Owens invites local contacts

District 1 Board of Supervisors candidate Katee Owens welcomes contacts from county residents.  Katee can be reached via email at kateeowens4sup@gmail.com.   More...

Directing traffic

Graphic artist Larry Vilott (left) poses with Mariposa County Supervisor Kevin Cann in front of one of three wayfinding signs mounted in downtown Mariposa in January. More...

Fire Safe Council reiterates need for defensible space

With the 2014 fire season already upon the county, the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council has noted the extreme fire danger and the importance of creating and maintaining the 100-foot defensible space around homes and all other permanent structures on More...

Hornitos club offers the whole enchilada

The Hornitos Patrons Club is hosting the 65th annual enchilada dinner on Saturday, March 1, from 3:30 to 8 p.m. More...

Fundraiser puts out call for bicycle riders

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County will hold its fourth annual Tour de Habitat beginning at 1 p.m. on Feb. More...

Odd Fellows serve La Grange breakfast

The La Grange Odd Fellows host a Sunday breakfast on the second Sunday of every month.  The February event is on Sunday, Feb. 9, and will run from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

History Center flips community pancakes

The Northern Mariposa County History Center will be the site for a monthly community breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 8 to 11 a.m. More...

Sweetheart Dinner is approaching

The Cathey’s Valley Parent Teacher Improvement Committee (PTIC) and the Kiwanis Club of Mariposa are holding the 25th annual Sweetheart Dinner, raffle and dessert auction at McCay Hall in Cathey’s Valley on Saturday, Feb. More...

‘Range of light’ is focus of film festival

A limited number of tickets have been released for the Range of Light Film Festival scheduled for Yosemite Valley later this winter.  The event, presented by the Yosemite Conservancy in partnership with Yosemite National Park and Delaware North More...

‘Almost, Maine’ will benefit Mountain Crisis

Local theater enthusiast Connie Stetson has put together a troupe of actors for a Valentine’s weekend run of “Almost, Maine,” by John Cariani of television’s “Law & Order.”  The play runs for just three ev More...

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