April 3, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Civil War Days take over Longs’ Ranch

The Las Mariposas Civil War Days will be held on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13 at the Longs’ Mariposa Ranch in Mariposa.  The ranch was once part of John C. More...

MCHS marks 100 years

The world was quite different in 1914, compared with modern times. More...

County man dies in Zion BASE jump

Rescue crews have recovered the body of a worldrenowned BASE jumper from Mariposa County who fell to his death last month in Utah’s Zion National Park.  Sean Leary, 38, of El Portal, is believed to have jumped from a rock formation known a More...

Residents invited

Friday, April 4 is a designated day to raise awareness of child abuse. More...

New leader is named for Alliance

The Alliance for Community Transformations, the administrative body for Mountain Crisis Services in Mariposa, Valley Crisis Center in Merced, Mariposa Heritage House, Ethos and CORE, announced recently that Alison Tudor has accepted a position as exe More...

Bingo set for Fridays

Golden Agers Bingo is held on the first Friday of every month, and anyone over the age of 18 is invited to attend the game at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa.  Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. More...

Libraries receive donated books

The Mariposa and El Portal libraries were the recipients of donated copies of author Michael Elshond Ross’ latest book, “A World of Her Own: 24 Amazing Women and Adventurers.”  Ross is a longtime El Portal resident.  More...

Butterfly Festival is a month away

The ninth-annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival will be held on Friday, May 2 starting at 6 p.m. with the Taste of Mariposa at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  More...

Concert will feature new music

The original composition “American Anniversaries” will premiere during two concerts by the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra in April.  The Saturday, April 5 concert will be held at 7 p.m. More...

Cathey’s Valley Garden Club meets

The Cathey’s Valley Garden Club will meet Tuesday, April 8 at 10 a.m. at the upper hall of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mariposa.  Following the business meeting, the program will feature Yosemite wildlife. More...

No April Fools’ joke

A photo of Upper Yosemite Fall taken on Tuesday morning shows the result of the cold storms that passed over the county this week. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

March 24: • A call reporting a mountain lion sighting was received from Marshall Road. • Vandalism to a vehicle was reported on Jessie Street. • Theft of a purse was reported from 10th Street. More...

Crime victims are focus of ceremony

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 6 through April 12.  More...

Reality show puts out casting call to county

A television casting researcher who knows Mariposa says the community’s mix of independent types may produce some perfect candidates for a reality show.  Now in the planning stage for Fox Television, the reality TV project “Utopia&rd More...

SPCA is caring for seized animals

The Mariposa County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is now the temporary home to dogs and puppies seized from a home in Lake Don Pedro—and the animals are slowly being nursed back to full health after being found in a wo More...

Rotarians learn about Special Olympics team

Rotarians were recently treated to the story of the local Special Olympics team and its fortunes. Rotarians also met many of the team’s inspiring athletes. More...

Bikers, runners and walkers will compete

The Mariposa County 4-H Citizenship project is hosting its third-annual bike-a-thon on Sunday, April 27.  The event will benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and this year will include walkers and runners along with bicycle riders.  More...

Grizzly Band will perform at museum

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band’s fourth annual band marathon will be held at the Mariposa Museum and History Center on Saturday, April 5 starting at 9 a.m.  More...

Rockies raptors are focus of meeting

The April program of the Yosemite Area Audubon Society (YAAS) will be held on Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa Methodist Church parish hall at 6th and Bullion streets in Mariposa.  More...

Democratic Club will host candidates

The Mariposa Democratic Club will feature the candidates for the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors at the Saturday, April 12 meeting at the Miners’ Roadhouse 140 restaurant in Mariposa.  More...

Show will feature heirloom quilts

The Mariposa Piecemakers quilt group is hosting its biennial quilt show on Saturday, May 3 at the Mariposa Museum and History Center, 5119 Jessie St. More...

Dinner will benefit Ewing Wing of hospital

The annual “Four Seasons” benefit dinner for the Ewing Wing of John C. More...

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