February 27, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Hornitos event is long on tradition

The Hornitos enchilada dinner, scheduled for this Saturday, March 1, has an extensive history.  The first event was held in 1949. More...

Fire chief and wife arrive

Len DeJoria, Mariposa County Fire Department’s new chief, greeted the board of supervisors with wife Dana on Feb 18. More...

County Fire Response Report

Feb. 17 to Feb. 23  EMS - 9 Fire – 2 Public Assist - 4 Auto Collision - 2   More...

Yosemite Rotary chapter is kaput

Yosemite Valley’s Rotary chapter, known for meeting in The Ahwahnee hotel’s opulent Mural Room, has dissolved due to lack of membership.  “We’re deeply disappointed,” former club president Gary Rosenfeld said last w More...

John Muir group elects new board

At the January 25 board of directors meeting of the John Muir Geotourism Center, officers were elected and a new board member was installed.  More...

Fair selects theme for next fall’s event

“Boots, Buckles and Barrels of Fun,” has been selected as the theme of the 2014 Mariposa County Fair.  The local fair board recently picked the theme, Fairgrounds CEO Brian Bullis said.  The annual fair runs over Labor Day weeke More...

Storytelling features Lakota woman

Lakota storyteller Dovie Thomason will be one of the speakers at the Mariposa Storytelling Festival held March 7 to March 9.  Thomason connects with audiences using the oral tradition of her Lakota and Plains Apache family.  More...

Soroptomist donates to fair

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a donation to the Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.  The organization was created in July of 2011 in response to the effect the California state More...

Local businesses back Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County held its fourth-annual Tour de Habitat fundraiser on Feb. More...

Story workshop starts in March

The Mariposa County Arts Council is offering a six-week short story writing workshop, led by published author C.B. More...

Park cemetery gets a facelift

Yosemite National Park recently restored the Yosemite Cemetery through a grant from Yosemite Conservancy.  More...

National Forest will host open house

Each year the State of California makes funding available through the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHV) Grants Program.  The grants program provides financial assistance to eligible agencies and organizations (federal, city, county, nonprofit, etc More...

Democratic Club is looking for members

Mariposa County Democratic Central Committee is recruiting new members for the club.  New officers were elected recently. More...

Pancake breakfast helps firefighters

Volunteer Fire Company No. 32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club are hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday March 15 from 8 to 10 a.m. More...

Scouts selling cookies

Girl Scout Troop 3083 and Troop 138 recently made Valentine’s Day cards for senior citizens of Mariposa.  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 17: • A burglary report was taken on Highway 140. • An assault and battery was reported from Jasmine Way. • An animal cruelty report was taken on Ben Hur Road. • A physical domestic dispute occurred on Allred Road. More...

Deadline for drought aid is March 3

The federal government’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) this week reminded farmers and ranchers that they have until Monday, March 3 to apply for $25 million in drought-related conservation assistance.  Farmers and ranchers More...

Teacher ranks to grow in 2014-15 school year

EDUCATION

Three schools in the Mariposa County Unified School District will see an increase in the number of teachers working in the classroom beginning in the 2014-15 school after the Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) Board of Trustees voted una More...

Berryhill fined in campaign inquiry

California State Senator Tom Berryhill (R– Twain Harte) and two Central Valley Republican central committees are facing a hefty fine after an administrative law judge determined they violated state campaign finance laws.  More...

County schedules waste collection

A household hazardous waste (HHW) collection event sponsored by Mariposa County Department of Public Works will be held at the Mariposa County Landfill on Tuesday, March 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Rotarians hear about water, sanitation needs

Groveland Rotarian Jim Goodrich recently joined Mariposa Rotarians for breakfast to bring information about the Rotary Action Group working with water and sanitation, known as wasrag.org. More...

March 12 talk to focus on grazing

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...

Tomatoes are focus of gardeners’ event

The Mariposa County Master Gardeners will conduct a free workshop, Tomato 101, on Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors chambers, 5100 Bullion Street in Mariposa.  More...

Lloyd Myers will address pot issue

The Mariposa Democratic Club will host Lloyd Myers at the March 8 meeting. The club will meet at 9:45 a.m. More...

Yosemite Renaissance art show begins in May

Yosemite Renaissance is celebrating its 29th year with an exhibit of 49 paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures by 45 artists.  Yosemite Renaissance XXIX will be on view at the Yosemite Museum Gallery from March 1 until May 11, 10 a.m. More...

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