March 13, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Yosemite schedules prescribed burn

Yosemite National Park is planning a prescribed fire in the Hetch Hetchy area, near the O’Shaughnessy Dam.  The fire is planned for mid to late March and will include a total of 57 acres. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

March 3: • Illegal dumping was reported from Agua Fria Road. • A call reporting a child custody dispute was received from Stumpfield Mountain Road. • A dead skunk was on Chapulin Way. 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...

County Fire Response Report

March 3 to March 9  EMS - 12 Fire – 2 Public Assist - 2 Auto Collision - 0   More...

Rotary hears youth speak about camp

Mariposa Rotarians recently participated in one gem of a meeting.  First, new member Alfonso Garagarza was sworn in and honored, and shared some information about himself, but moreover, spoke about how Sierra Charter School planted 3,500 seedlin More...

Dinner benefits Ewing Wing

The annual Four Seasons Ewing Wing Benefit Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 12 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in Building A.  The dinner is a fundraising event, and the meal includes a tri-tip or vegetarian dinner. More...

Cameroon volunteer speaks to local club

The Mariposa branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a presentation by Mary Snyder on her work as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon on Thursday, March 13 at 4:30 p.m. More...

Prom Faire and Spa Day is scheduled

Soroptimist International of Mariposa and the Mariposa County High School Associated Student Body are holding the Third Annual Prom Faire and Spa Day on March 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

CASA will be focus of next PERS meeting

The next meeting of the Public Employees Retirees Association (PERS) will be held at noon on Tuesday, March 18 at the Senior Center on Spriggs Lane.  Lunch will be free for those attending the meeting. 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...

Soroptimist seeks homes for holiday tour

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is looking for homes to include in its first annual Christmas Home Tour, which will be held in December.  The organization is planning a tour that will combine a mix of traditional, contemporary and unique h More...

CAL FIRE wins bike race

CAL FIRE employees won the Tour de Habitat stationary bike “race” for the third time on Feb. 22 at the New Life Christian Fellowship. More...

Lions membership down, other groups see growth

SERVICE CLUBS

The Mariposa Lions Club is facing an uncertain future with declining membership and a distinct possibility that the club may fold after 74 years in operation.  Phil Robinson, the club’s secretary, said, “It’s almost dead,&rdquo More...

Library tutors fill a much-needed role

A change in the nation’s high-school equivalency exam is forcing people to travel dozens of more miles while paying higher fees for the test.  More...

Forester will speak at supervisors meeting

The March 18 meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors will feature a presentation by Steve Brink, a forester with CalForests. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at the Mariposa County Government Center, 4982 10th Street in Mariposa.  More...

Network Night is set for businesses

Ciera Wine Cellars, Mariposa Hotel Inn and Yosemite Ale Werks and the Catnip Society are sponsoring the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce’s Network Night on March 20 at 5:30 p.m. More...

Butterfly Club will learn about spinning

The Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold a regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 20 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center in Mariposa.  Member Kathy Hart will give a demonstration and show techniques of drop spindle yarn spinning. More...

Law enforcement dogs show their stuff

The Mariposa SPCA will host a presentation by Mariposa County Deputy Sheriff Brian Lundquist at the club’s general meeting on March 19 at the Masonic Hall in Mariposa. More...

Cattle drive starts Western Stampede

The 57th annual Chowchilla Western Stampede is scheduled to start on March 14 with a cattle drive on Robertson Boulevard in Chowchilla.  The Stampede is a long-running rodeo that takes place each year at the Chowchilla Madera County Fairgrounds. More...

T-shirt designs earn airplane rides

Organizers of the Mariposa Air Fair and Family Adventure Day 2014 recently enlisted the help of the students in Pete Bothwell’s Mariposa High School art class to design a T-shirt that would bes More...

“Blues” miniature wins

The annual Elizabeth Specht Memorial Miniature show and sale opened recently at the Sierra Artists’ Gallery at 6th Street and Highway 140 in Mariposa. More...

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