February 20, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Storytelling event to feature Weitkamp

The Mariposa County Arts Council is holding the 27th annual Storytelling Festival this March 7 to 9.  Kim Weitkamp will be one of the speakers at the event. More...

Hodson ‘Trading in her work shoes for boots’

Each weekday, from 9 a.m. More...

Ranger Smith gets Yount award nod

Yosemite National Park Ranger Aaron Smith has received the Pacific West Region Harry Yount Award, given annually for “excellence in rangering.”  More...

Chief of Agency on Aging will retire

At the Feb. 6 meeting of the Joint Powers Authority (JPA) Board of Directors held in Amador County, Pauline White, executive director of the Area 12 Agency on Aging, announced her retirement from the agency.  More...

Class helps parents boost math aptitude

A class for parents who wish to help their children with mathematics is scheduled for Sunday, March 2 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of the Mariposa Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 4994 11th Street in Mariposa.  More...

Saturday fundraiser gives Habitat a boost

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

Open house focus is Merced River Plan

The Merced River Plan, released on Feb. 14, will be the subject of an open house on Thursday, March 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Holy Land travel deadline is Feb. 28

The deadline to sign up for Ponderosa Basin Chapel’s June trip to the Holy Land is fast approaching.  Reservation deposits are due by Friday, Feb. More...

Booth wins award at travel show

The Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Board, along with the board’s partners, recently won a best in show award at the Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show in Long Beach. More...

Youth advocate for kids

California Youth Connection recently sponsored a “Day at the Capitol” for youth advocates. More...

Storytellers sought

The Mariposa County Art Council is hosting a free story slam event on Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m. More...

School district offering kindergarten registration

Mariposa County Unified School District will be holding transitional kindergarten and kindergarten round-ups.  Children that will turn 5 years old before Sept. 1 are eligible to register for kindergarten. More...

Greeley Hill charter schedules ‘round-ups’

The Gold Rush Charter School in Greeley Hill will have a kindergarten round-up to register students for the 2014-2015 year on Tuesday, March 4 at the school, 10304 Fiske Road in Greeley Hill.  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...

Sheriff’s Office warns of scams

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and Doug Binnewies, the sheriff and coroner, are alerting the community that telephone fraud or scams are continuing to occur.  Numerous local residents have received fraudulent telephone calls attempti More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 10: • A call reporting a scam was received from Mono Court. • Fraud was reported from Circle Drive. • Mail tampering was reported on Darrah Road. • Illegal dumping was reported from the Coulter Cafe in Coulterville. More...

Johnson, Gray decline to pursue McClintock

A Democrat challenger to Rep. More...

Local musicians to rock on Saturday

The Cousin Jack Winter Music Festival will be held on Feb. 22 from noon to 10 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  The third annual event will feature music, food and family activities. More...

Area dancers take the stage in Merced

Dancers from local dance studios will perform on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Merced College Theater in Merced.  More...

Library offers help applying for grants

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

Loop trip promotes multi-park visits

The Majestic Mountain Loop was awarded the prestigious 2014 Poppy Award from Visit California for the “Best Regional Collaborative Marketing Campaign” on Feb. 6.  More...

Health insurance is topic of presentation

The California United Homecare Worker Union (CUHW), Local No. 4034, will host a presentation by Mariposa County Human Services on “Covered California,” the state’s health insurance plan, on Saturday, Feb. More...

June 14 event calls all artists

The Mariposa Rotary Club is asking artists to enter the “Small Wonders” art exhibit at the annual Mariposa Rotary Art, Wine and Wheels Festival scheduled for June 14.  More...

Famous enchilada dinner on the horizon

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

Assessment fee meetings remain

A series of public meetings are now being held to discuss the upcoming re-vote by property owners on the County Service Area No. 3 assessment.  Several of the scheduled meetings have already taken place. More...

Art gallery seeks entries

The Sierra Artists’ Gallery and Northern California Society of Miniature Art are sponsoring an annual juried event March 4 to 23 in Mariposa.  The event, “The Elizabeth Specht Memorial Miniature Show” honors Specht for her dedi More...

Dinner proceeds will benefit school

The Sierra Foothill Charter School was the recipient of 75 percent of the profits made at the 25th annual Sweetheart Dinner that was held on Feb. 8. More...

FFA students score at competition

Mariposa County FFA students recently attended an awards banquet at the Merced County Fairgrounds. More...

Yosemite films are on display

The first Youth in Yosemite Short Film Contest has announced the winners for 2014.  The competition received a number of entries that celebrated Yosemite National Park from many different perspectives.  More...

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