February 13, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Rodeo royalty thanks Soroptomists

On Jan. 25 at the Senior Center, Soroptomist International held a tea to benefit the Elegant Closet Prom Dress Project. 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...

Convicted murderer is released on parole

On Friday, Jan. More...

Pot grower pleads in federal court

Earlier this month in federal court in Frenso, Salvador Gonzalez Farias (“Gonzalez”), 34, of Guerrero, Mexico, pleaded guilty to being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm seized from a rural residential parcel in Mariposa County w More...

Honey of a hobby

The Sierra Foothill Beekeepers Association invites anyone who is interested in beekeeping to attend a monthly meeting on Feb. 17 at the Mariposa County Library at 7 p.m. More...

Butterfly Garden Club to meet Feb. 20

Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. More...

Women hear Spain pilgrimage account

The Mariposa American Association of University Women will host a travelogue on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 4:30 p.m. at the Miner’s Roadhouse 140 Restaurant in Mariposa.  More...

Mountain Crisis invites volunteers

Mountain Crisis Services will be providing a 40- hour training session for domestic violence advocates and peer counselors from Feb. More...

USDA to assist those affected by drought

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last week that the United States Department of Agriculture will make $20 million available for agricultural water conservation efforts throughout California to combat the effects of drought.  Intereste More...

To Denali for charity

El Portal resident Andy Esparza (right) is preparing to climb Alaska’s Mt. McKinley, also known as Denali, on an expedition this June and July. To help the effort, Mariposa dentist Dr. More...

Audubon outing to visit vernal pools

UC Merced’s Chris Swarth will lead a free tour of vernal pool wetlands on the UC Merced campus this Saturday, Feb. More...

Six storytellers will spin March yarns

The Mariposa County Arts Council will host the 27th-annual Storytelling Festival this March 7 to 9.  Cuban-Irish American storyteller and author Andre Sacre will speak on folk tales, myths and legends from Spanish-speaking countries, especially More...

Natural resources are focus

Mariposa FFA recently sent four members of the Natural Resource Team to Reedley College, south of Fresno, to compete in the state finals for Natural Resources. More...

Grant will fund listening center

Sierra Foothill Charter School teacher Kyla Brand, shown here with some of her transitional kindergarten students, received a Mariposa County First 5 grant in the amount of $4,000 to buy a portable l More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 3: • A burglary report was taken on Briceburg Road. • A report of threats was received from Darrah Road. • A vandalism report was taken on Jessie Street. More...

County Fire Response Report

Feb. 3 to Feb. 9  EMS - 8 Fire – 2 Public Assist - 4 Auto Collision - 2   More...

Low water exposes railroad treasures

LOCAL HISTORY

Over the past few months, walks along Lake McClure’s near-80- mile shoreline have been walks into history.  Merced Irrigation District Senior Park Ranger Jim Williams recently ventured into a formerlyunderwater zone at Bagby and found a se More...

Three arrested in probation sweep

Last Friday, Feb. More...

Gardeners explore plant propagation

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...

Watershed council offers local lecture

The Upper Merced River Watershed Council (UMRWC) will host Andy Stone, the Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake District hydrologist and meadow restoration program lead, to kick off an educational speaker series.  Stone’s presentation will be More...

Nott is new rodeo queen

The Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty Committee, along with the Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds, have announced that Haley Nott is the newly crowned 2014 Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Queen. More...

Grazing ecology will be talk topic

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) of Mariposa County, in collaboration with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD), is organizing a workshop entitled “Gra More...

Ringers welcome for Relay for Life

Mariposa Relay for Life is holding a horseshoe tournament and rally on Saturday, March 8 beginning at 11 a.m. at The Tap Room, 2534 Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley.  There will be activities for children and a guest speaker. More...

Breakfast will help Heart Association

The La Grange Rebekah Lodge No. 323 will host a Heart Breakfast on Feb. 16 in honor of Valentine’s Day.  The menu will include ham and cheese omelets, pancakes, biscuits and gravy and coffee and juice. Cost for the breakfast is $5.  More...

It’s training time for new adoptive parents

Columbia College Foster/Kinship Care Education and Mariposa Foster Home Licensing are hosting an 18-hour training event for prospective foster parents and adoptive parents.  More...

History center reopens with gala

The Northern Mariposa County History Center in Coulterville is hosting a reopening of the museum on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. More...

The road to Sacramento

California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly stopped by the county fairgrounds on Saturday as part of his drive to unseat current Gov. Jerry Brown. With U.S. More...

Speech skills shown by FFA students

FFA students from Mariposa County traveled to Merced on Jan. 25 to compete in the Sectional FFA Public Speaking Contest and State Degree Scoring. More...

Students learn about responsibility

Throughout the month of January, students at Sierra Foothill Charter School in Cathey’s Valley learned about the character trait of responsibility through class discussions and projects. More...

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