April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Growth seen in construction, existing sales

Applications for new residential and commercial construction in Mariposa County have seen a steady increase in the last three years, with a high of 543 permits issued in 2013.  According to Mariposa County Building Department Director Michael Ki More...

County Fire Response Report

April 7 to April 13 EMS - 14 Fire – 2 Vegetation Public Assist - 0 Auto Collision - 1 Plane Crash- 1   More...

Restaurant model rides rails again

Kids’ eyes light up when Engine No. More...

Dunn is Raymond event grand marshal

In 1960, Joe and Eileen Dunn packed up their five kids, left Los Angeles and headed for Oregon to find a quiet, safe place to raise their kids. More...

CASA seeks 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...

CAL FIRE urges clearing of land

CAL FIRE inspectors have begun conducting defensible space inspections throughout the 31 million acres of State Responsibility Area (SRA) in California.  More...

Shackelton speaks on Park and UC Merced

Steve Shackelton, a longtime friend of Mariposa Rotary and employee of the National Park Service, delivered a unique and enlightening presentation titled “UC Merced—Community Power” on Thursday, April 10.  While the speech was More...

New sorority member

Dianna Voegele, center, is flanked by Brenda Archibald, left, and Ann Shedivy, right, during Voegele’s recent pledge ritual as a new member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. More...

Council receives fuel reduction grants

The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council has received two large fire prevention grants, which were submitted by the council in 2013.  The first proposal was submitted to the U.S. More...

Mineral show is on Easter weekend

The Mariposa Gem & Mineral Club hosts its annual event at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20. More...

Piece Makers to exhibit fancy quilts

Mariposa Piece Makers has announced dates for the group’s upcoming outdoor quilt show. More...

Team says thanks

The Lady Grizzlies softball teams would like to send out a big thank you to Dean Stickles and Mike Long for a new batting cage. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 7: • A call reporting suspicious circumstances was received from Chowchilla Mountain Road. • Grand theft was reported from Mariposa County High School. • A call reporting a scam was received from Triangle Road. More...

Most Wanted

Ricky Macario Mejia Age: 31 Height: 5/7” Weight” 135 pounds Charges: Failure to provide for a minor child. More...

McClintock to visit area

Rep. Tom McClintock (R–Granite Bay) invites the public to a town hall meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. More...

Coarsegold man busted for theft

Jerseydale burglaries

Last week, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office advising that they had a suspect in custody and were serving search warrants targeting possible stolen property from locations in eastern Madera More...

Pancakes on the menu in Bootjack

The Bootjack Volunteers are holding a pancake breakfast and yard sale on Saturday, April 26 at the Bootjack firehouse at 3883 Bootjack Lane.  The meal will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice and coffee. More...

Local man dies in Park

The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the man who reportedly fell to his death in Yosemite National Park last weekend.  The sheriff's office reports that on Friday, April 11, it received information from the family of Je More...

Volunteers are needed for 2014-2015 grand jury

Volunteers for the 2014-2015 Mariposa County Grand Jury are being sought.  The court takes applications from citizens representing a broad cross section of the Mariposa County community. More...

University women present candidates

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

4-H Camp Tweety is slated for June

Mariposa County students in the fourth through eighth grade are eligible to attend Camp Tweety, sponsored by Mariposa County 4-H.  The camp will run from June 14 to 16 at the Lions Camp Pacifica in Ahwahnee. More...

Money helps local club

David Butler, left, from the Mariposa-Yosemite Slate Quarry, gives a check for $110 to Nikki West, a member of the Mariposa Gem and Mineral Club. More...

Trip gives scholars incentive

“Going Muir’s Way” for visitors to Yosemite National Park is gaining supporters along with calls to name a “John Muir Highway” to honor Muir's legacy in 2014, the 100th anniversary of his death.  Muir scholars and g More...

Community Good Friday service set

A community Good Friday service sponsored by the Mariposa County Ministerial Fellowship is scheduled for Good Friday, April 18, beginning at noon and ending at 12:55 p.m. at St. More...

Remembering crime victims

Local law enforcement and county-services personnel gathered in the Mariposa County Government Center courtyard on April 9 to dedicate a stone memorial honoring area crime victims. More...

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