April 10, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Denim Day focuses on sexual assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and employers are encouraged to allow employees to break dress codes and wear denim to work on Wednesday, April 23.  Mountain Crisis Services has prepared a sticker that shows support for the community aw More...

Fire lookout needs local volunteers

The Miami Mountain Forest Fire Lookout is looking for volunteers.  Training is provided for volunteers, who will be overlooking Mariposa County, eastern Madera County, and the peaks of Yosemite National Park and Sierra National Forest.  More...

Palmer earns national attention

Practice makes perfect, or in James Palmer’s case, next to perfect.  At a national competition last month, the Cathey’s Valley native placed second in two heavy-equipment categories— one for excavator operation and one for load More...

New deputy D.A. is in town

Devan Portillo has started a new job as a deputy district attorney for Mariposa County. More...

New Habitat board named

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County has announced the group’s board of directors and key volunteers for the coming year. More...

Local cafe donates to school students

Steve’s Sportsman Cafe is hosting U.S. More...

Equestrian arena set for debut

Riders Jane Cloud (from left), Diane Davis Chaulklin and Christina Hansen trotted across the new Mariposa Event Center in La Grange recently. More...

Permits are available for woodcutting

The U.S. Forest Service fuelwood season began recently, and personal use fuelwood permits are now available for purchase at Stanislaus National Forest offices until Nov. 30.  The U.S. More...

Nevada Fall is part of show

Mariposa artist Vicki D. More...

Fundraiser will benefit water service in Peru

Engineers Without Borders (EWB), a national nonprofit organization, will host a fundraiser from 4 to 11 p.m. More...

Dairy producers seek royalty

The California dairy industry is accepting applications from young women wishing to compete for the District 6 Dairy Princess crown.  The winner will represent the dairy industry in District 6 as a spokeswoman and will also represent the Califor More...

CASA seeks new members

CASA of Mariposa is looking for community members who are sympathetic to CASA’s mission and interested in sharing their time and expertise on a host committee for the organization’s annual fundraiser.  Responsibilities include identi More...

Manna House offers groceries

Manna House is helping people in need by providing a box of groceries for an Easter dinner.  Sign-ups are now being taken at Manna House, at 5127 Charles St. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

March 31: • A call reporting a threatening text message was received from Highway 140 in Mariposa. • Unsafe shooting was reported from Highway 49 South. • A vandalism report was taken on Lone Oak Drive in Greeley Hill. More...

Supervisors honor Smith

Dr. Phillip Smith’s son, Ian Smith, left, accepted the honor of the proclamation of “Dr. Phillip Smith Arts Week” on Tuesday, April 1. More...

Ritter expands nursery operation in Mariposa

With spring here, it is time for Mariposa County residents with a green thumb to begin the annual ritual of planting their gardens.  In order to better serve the gardeners in the county, Mariposa Feed and Supply owner Tom Ritter, along his wife, More...

County Fire Response Report

March 31 to April 6  EMS - 9  Fire – 2 Vegetation  Public Assist - 0  Auto Collision - 0  More...

Yosemite Rim Fire areas are open

Yosemite National Park has reopened areas to visitors that were previously closed because of the Rim Fire. More...

Monthly breakfast is set for April 13

The La Grange Odd Fellows and Rebekahs are hosting a breakfast on Sunday, April 13 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Succulents are topic

The Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April 17 at 1 p.m. More...

April is Distracted Driving Month

In an effort to save lives and eliminate dangerous behind-the-wheel distractions like talking, texting, or browsing on a cell phone, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), and more than 200 law enforcement age 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...

Longs’ Ranch hosts Civil War reenactment

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...

Candidates to make Mariposa appearance

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

Diabetes club begins program

Diabetes Club, a free program, is hosting a four-week session beginning on Friday, May 9 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. More...

Ewing Wing event is Saturday

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 tritip or vegetarian dinner. More...

Habitat for Humanity to hold info meeting

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is looking for a third partner family.  The search for the family will begin with a meeting on Saturday, May 10 at 11 a.m. More...

Yosemite Conservancy celebrates Park history

Yosemite Conservancy recently announced the lineup for the Yosemite Theater 2014 season, which will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act.  New art workshops will also be available for visitors to the Park.  More...

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