March 27, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Candidates convene in Cathey’s Valley

Candidates running to replace outgoing District 3 Mariposa County Supervisor Janet Bibby addressed voters at McCay Hall on March 18. More...

Firefighters’ live practice

About 45 members of the Mariposa County Fire Department, all volunteers, went through drills on battling a structure blaze last Saturday off of Live Oak Road. More...

Serious injury results from fire

A man apparently suffered a serious injury while he battled a house fire with a garden hose in Ponderosa Basin early on March 23.  The unnamed man, the son of the homeowner, suffered smoke inhalation and minor burns while fighting the blaze in t More...

Kelsey to attend leadership program

Every year, the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, Md. is home to more than 4,500 midshipman who will go on to become officers in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. More...

Bunco fundraiser is March 30

The Mariposa American Association of University Women is holding a March Madness Bunco fundraiser on Sunday, March 30 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairground’s Building B. More...

4-H clubs announce results of competition

4-H Presentation Day was held March 15 at Grace Community Church in Mariposa.  The winners of the presentations and interpretive reading now have the opportunity to attend the Sub- Regional Presentation Day on April 5 at Mariposa County High Sch More...

Dinner will benefit hospital’s Ewing Wing

The annual “Four Seasons” Ewing Wing Benefit Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 12 starting at 5 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  The fundraising event will feature a tri-tip or vegetarian dinner. More...

John C. Fremont Healthcare District welcomes new doctors to medical staff

Shawn Emery, MD, anatomic and clinical pathologist, recently joined the medical staff at John C. Fremont Healthcare District.  More...

Water conservation in spring is crucial

Turning off sprinklers after rain falls is the first step to take this spring to conserve water, but there is much more to do in the coming months, according to officials at Mariposa’s UC Cooperative Extension office.  More...

Pet organization seeks donations

The Northside Pet Connection is holding its annual yard sale on Saturday, June 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Coulterville Community Club, on the corner of Broadway and Cemetery in Coulterville.  More...

Golden Chain Theatre is holding auditions

The Golden Chain Theatre in Oakhurst is holding auditions for plays for the 2014 season.  Open auditions are being held on April 7 through 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the theater, located on Highway 41, two miles north of Oakhurst.  More...

Supes candidates will be focus of forums

The Mariposa branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) will host three moderated public events for candidates campaigning for election in contested Mariposa County offices.  More...

Gardeners greet spring

Carol Dreith (left) and Betty Massey reviewed plantings at the community’s native plant demonstration garden along Mariposa Creek last week. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

March 17: • A report of threats was received from St. Andrews Road. • Possible unsafe shooting was reported on Ashworth Road. • A traffic accident with a vehicle in the Merced River was reported on Highway 140. More...

Local dog loses battle with cancer

On March 13, Roy, a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog owned by Toni Kilpatrick of Mariposa, died after a battle with cancer.  The dog, known as “Roy Boy” to his friends, had fought cancer for two and a half years.  Roy was diagnosed in More...

Vehicles collide, one destroyed by fire

A Chevrolet SUV driven by a local man collided with another vehicle and burned on Sunday morning at the intersection of Highway 140 and Agua Fria Road.  Thankfully, the two drivers and one passenger involved in the March 23 incident received onl More...

Local Coulterville water rates due to spike

A January spill of partially treated sewage water into Maxwell Creek, downstream from the Coulterville wastewater treatment plant, will end up costing residents there more on their water bill after the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors directed st More...

County Fire Response Report

March 17 to March 23  EMS - 11  Fire – 2 Structure, 2 Vegetation, 2 Vehicle  Public Assist - 0  Auto Collision - 3  We are so glad to have the rain back! More...

Clampers to place MCHS plaque Saturday

The Matuca Chapter 1849 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, as part of the community celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Mariposa County High School, will dedicate a plaque at the high school at 9 a.m. More...

Butterfly Festival needs assistants

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival Committee is looking for team members to assist with the event, scheduled for May 2 through 4.  People are needed to assist with childrens’ chalk art on Friday morning, the Saturday night event, vendor areas 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...

Local beekeepers are available to save bees

Local volunteers with the Sierra Foothill Beekeepers Association are gearing up to save honeybee swarms throughout Mariposa County and the Sierra foothills.  More...

Tuolumne River plan is released

While the Merced River Plan was the target of lots of scrutiny, the recently-released Tuolumne River Plan was greeted with relative quiet in the public sphere.  Yosemite National Park published the Final Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Comprehens More...

La Grange Rodeo is set for April 6

The La Grange Rodeo will be held on Sunday, April 6 at the La Grange Rodeo Arena, 30433 Yosemite Blvd. in La Grange.  The rodeo events start at 8 a.m. The crowning of the rodeo queen will be at noon, and the grand entry is set for 1 p.m.  More...

4-H members learn

Gail Stickles, a yoga teacher, was the guest speaker at a recent Hornitos 4-H meeting. More...

Revival Center hosts Gold Rush Conference

Pastors Henry and Grace Falany of Mariposa Revival Center are in charge of the Mother Lode Gold Rush Conference in Mariposa, scheduled for March 28 through March 30.  The event will be held at the Mariposa Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs La More...

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