March 6, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Friends of Fair help fix sewer system

The Mariposa County Fairgrounds has had sewer system problems that began in July of 2013. The fair board was able to complete sewer system repairs, thanks to the Friends of the Fair. More...

County Fire Response Report

Feb. 24 to March 2  EMS - 9 Fire – 4 Public Assist - 0 Auto Collision - 0   Don’t let the rain fool you, underneath that wet top layer is dry grass that will carry a fire far away from its initial ignition point. More...

$10 million coin haul gets local attention

The biggest find in recent Mother Lode history has prospectors talking about what might remain under Mariposa County.  Announced last week, the discovery was made by two anonymous “gold country” residents who stumbled on a cache of r More...

Berryhill honors Henderson

State Sen. Tom Berryhill recently honored social worker Bonnie Henderson for her nearly five years with Mariposa County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. More...

Children’s stories take center stage

The Mariposa County Art Council’s 27th annual Mariposa Storytelling Festival will feature storyteller Diane Ferlatte and guitarist Eric Pearson.  The event will be held on Saturday, March 8 from 2 to 3 p.m. More...

Rotary receives briefing on how to stay SAFE

SERVICE CLUBS

SAFE is something we all want to be.  But as an acronym SAFE is more. More...

Workshops look at computer skills

Mother Lode Job Training is offering basic computer skills, Internet basics and Internet job search workshops to the public.  More...

Festival seeks vendors

The annual Butterfly Festival is scheduled to be held on May 3 and 4. The festival committee is inviting local artists and crafters to apply for a booth space to show and sell their works.  More...

Feed set in La Grange

The La Grange Odd Fellows and Rebekah members are hosting a breakfast on March 9 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Soroptimist gives to Ethos

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a donation to Ethos, a drop-in facility for the youth of Mariposa.  More...

1980s night will benefit high school

The Mariposa County High School Academic Boosters Club is hosting 80s Night at Savoury’s, 5034 Highway 140, on Saturday, March 15 from 6 to 10 p.m.  The event will feature prizes for best 1980s attire as well as roulette and blackjack tabl More...

Camp scholarships are now available

Applications for scholarships to ski, snowboard or skate camp are currently being taken.  Applicants for the scholarships should be on the Yosemite Ski, Snowboard, Freestyle Skating team or any other winter sport.  The application is due by More...

Slots available for Half Dome ascents

Use permits for hiking up Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome are now available.  Day use permits are required for hikers who wish to go to the top of Half Dome by using the cables. More...

Air Fair looks for volunteers

The Mariposa Air Fair and Family Adventure Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 26 at the Mariposa County Airport.  Organizers of the event are looking for vendors. More...

Relatives make a visit

On Feb. 4, Barton Frets and his girlfriend, Marsha Adelzadeh, came to Mariposa to hold a remembrance for Frets’ mother, Billye Frets, who was a resident of Mariposa. Feb. More...

Boxer was focus of club meeting

The February meeting of the Mariposa Democratic Club was attended by Ameen Khan, Sen. Barbara Boxer’s director for Central and Eastern California.  Khan spoke to the club about what Sen. More...

Coverage enrollment deadline is March 31

HEALTH CARE

The county’s Department of Human Services urges residents to sign up for health-insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Doing so will help individuals and families prevent disease and limit costs should illness or injury strike.  More...

Bingo games are scheduled

Golden Agers Bingo is held on the first Friday of every month at the Senior Activity Center on Spriggs Lane in Mariposa.  Everyone over the age of 18 is invited, and the doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. More...

Pork ribs are on Farm Bureau menu

The Mariposa County Farm Bureau is hosting a pork rib dinner on Saturday, March 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Golden Stag Hall, 2884 Bear Valley Road in Hornitos.  The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 to 12. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 24: • A call reporting trespassing in progress was received from Utah Street. • Petty theft reports were taken on Rainbow Road and Coakley Circle. • A report of threats was received from Worman Road. More...

Sheriff’s in town

Sheriff Doug Binnewies was on hand to ensure an orderly exchange of cash and meal tickets at last Saturday’s enchilada dinner fundraiser in Hornitos. More...

Food stamp cuts strain local budgets

While the passage of the Farm Bill in February was good news for ranchers and growers, some of the poorest people in Mariposa County are seeing cuts in the amount of food stamps they receive.  The bill cut $8 billion in food stamp funding that w More...

McClintock nabs top conservative rating

Representative Tom McClintock has received a 100 percent scorecard rating from the conservative think tank Club for Growth, a Washington, D.C. based organization focused on political action related to reducing taxes and other economic topics.  More...

Landfill accepting hazardous waste

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...

Spaying help offered

Northside Pet Connection is helping dog and cat owners get their pet spayed or neutered.  The non-profit organization will hold a raffle on Monday, March 17. The grand prize is a two-day stay at the Atlantis in Reno. More...

Financial literacy is focus of workshop

A free workshop on strengthening financial literacy will be hosted by the Mariposa Branch of the American Association of University Women.  The workshop will be on Thursday, March 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. at St. More...

Lifeguard training is offered for students

Mariposa County Parks and Recreation is hosting an American Red Cross youth lifeguard training event. The training runs from April 21 to 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The class cost is $250 per participant. More...

Artists are sought for art and wine festival

The Rotary Club of Mariposa is hosting the 10th annual Art, Wine and Wheels Festival on Saturday, June 14, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Mariposa Fairgrounds, 5007 Fairgrounds Road in Mariposa.  More...

Workshop will focus on grazing

A workshop about grazing will be held on Wednesday, March 12 at McCay Hall in Cathey’s Valley.  The event is sponsored by the University of California Cooperative Extension of Mariposa County, in collaboration with the Natural Resources Co More...

Book release is timed for festival

The 27th annual Mariposa Storytelling Festival will host the release of the book “Inspiring Generations: 150 Years, 150 Stories from Yosemite.”  The book was conceived, created, and published by the Yosemite Conservancy in collaborat More...

Scholarships for job seekers are available

The Mother Lode Workforce Investment Board has some vocational training and traditional education scholarships available for county residents of all ages.  Some of the scholarships that have been awarded have covered tuition for occupations such More...

BLM invites local rep nominations

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public nominations for open positions on its 29 Resource Advisory Councils (RACs), which advise the BLM on public land issues, including the Central California RAC. More...

Camp Tweety reservations open

Mariposa County 4-H is hosting a camp for children in 4th through 8th grade.  The camp will run from June 14-16 at the Lions Camp Pacifica in Ahwahnee. More...

Barrington runs for Clovis queen

The Clovis Rodeo is celebrating its 100th year, and a previous Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Queen is running for queen of the event.  More...

Packing is topic

A clinic on how to pack horses, mules and burros will be held on Saturday, March 29 at 22549 Homestead Road in Valerie Meadows (Fresno County).  Instructors include Rick and Loren Austin, former Mule Days world champions. More...

New book will be focus of meeting

A new book specifically devoted to Sierra Nevada birds is now available.  The book is a successor to an out-of-print book published by the Yosemite Association in 1985.  More...

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