April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Mariposa First 5 honors volunteers

Mariposa County First 5 is part of a Regional First 5 effort to recognize volunteers who serve children aged newborn to 5 years as “Heroes.”  The region is made up of Fresno, Mariposa, Madera, Merced, San Luis Obispo and Tulare count More...

New digital marquee coming to MCHS

High technology is coming to the facade of Mariposa County High School (MCHS), thanks to the Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) Board of Trustees which voted on April 17 to approve the purchase and installation of a digital marquee at th More...

Local VFW will present ‘Loyalty Day’

For the first time, the local Mariposa Veterans of Foreign Wars Post (VFW) will host “Loyalty Day” for District 11 on Sunday, April 27 at 10 a.m.  The public event is a special VFW program for residents to show their loyalty to the n More...

County Fire Response Report

April 14 to April 20  EMS - 15  Fire – 2 Vegetation, 1Vehicle, 1 Structure  Public Assist - 1  Auto Collision - 1  Roadside fires are on the rise. Please check your vehicles for problems such as:  More...

Bike ride to raise money to fight MS

The third annual 4-H Multiple Sclerosis Bike-AThon is scheduled for Sunday, April 27.  The 10-mile bike ride is sponsored by the Mariposa County 4-H Citizenship Project. Pledges can be registered at 8:30 a.m. More...

Funding will repair range after fire

The Stanislaus National Forest (STF) has received funding totaling $525,000 to repair and replace range infrastructure damaged or destroyed in last summer’s Rim Fire.  There were 14 grazing allotments and 7 permittees affected by the Rim F More...

Herbs are discussed at local meeting

A class focusing on the use of charcoal and herbs for staying healthy will be held on May 4 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Mariposa Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 4994 11th St. More...

Rotary hears about program for area youth

Mariposa Rotarians on April 17 heard from not one, not two, but three important entities, including Guy Yager and his helpful team members, David Wise on the World Access Project, and C.O.R.E’s Clarence Tedrow.  More...

Art sale offers original pieces

The Mariposa County Art Council’s Treetop Gallery will hold the second annual Clothesline Art Sale on May 3, immediately following the Butterfly Festival parade.  The public is invited to watch many of Mariposa’s local artists creat More...

New riding facility is inaugurated

District 2 Supervisor Merlin Jones was on hand on April 12 to cut a ribbon that officially opened the Mariposa Event Center near Lake Don Pedro. More...

Oakminster show helps dog shelter

The second-annual Oakminster Dog Show will be held on Sunday, April 27 at the Oakhurst Community Park in Oakhurst.  The fundraiser, sponsored by Oakhurst Mountain Lions Club, will benefit the Eastern Madera County SPCA Shelter.  More...

Cars for Homes helps environment

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is seeking donated cars that will help the organization build homes for deserving famillies.  Recycling steel uses less energy and natural resources and produces less carbon pollution.  Taking an inef More...

Law Day is set for Yosemite

On May 2, the U.S. District Court, co-sponsored with the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will hold the second annual Law Day Yosemite in Yosemite Valley, to celebrate the rule of law.  More...

Raffle, yard sale help local pets

The Northside Pet Connection, a nonprofit located in the north county, has announced the winners of the organization’s recent raffle.  More...

Relay for Life hosts survivors’ breakfast

Relay for Life of Mariposa is hosting the annual survivors pancake breakfast on Saturday, May 3 from 7 a.m. to noon. at the Mariposa United Methodist Church, at the corner of Sixth and Bullion streets in Mariposa.  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...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 14: • Theft of a boat motor was reported from Bear Valley Road. • An out-of-control juvenile was on 10th Street. • A call reporting a steer without water was received from Indian Peak Road. More...

Air Fair to tempt young fliers skyward

Young people from aged from eight to 17 can take short flights with area pilots at Saturday’s Air Fair and Family Adventure Day at the Mariposa Yosemite Airport.  The flights are just one item on a list of aviationthemed entertainment and More...

Philips named Driver of the Year

The California Highway Patrol and Mariposa County Unified School District honored school bus driver Brad Philips as the CHP Safe Driver of the Year for 2014 on Friday, April 18. More...

Most Wanted

Corey Walker Smith Age: 43 Height: 5’10” Weight: 190 pounds Charges: Second degree burglary, obstructing a More...

County to be part of science project

On May 8, the University of California is asking the public to join its faculty, students, staff, 4-H members and volunteers, along with Master Gardeners, to participate in a science project across the state, in recognition of the 100th anniversary o More...

Pancakes on the menu at Bootjack firehouse

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...

Fair is looking for rodeo queen

The Mariposa County Fair is seeking a rodeo queen for the 2014-2015 year.  Young women between the ages of 6 and 21 that reside in Mariposa, Merced, Madera or Tuolumne counties are eligible. More...

Area youth becomes Air Force cadet

An area teen is the newest cadet of the U.S. More...

History center plans May events

The Northern Mariposa County History Center is hosting a number of events in May.  A spring lecture will held on Saturday, May 3 at Lake Don Pedro Elementary School, 2411 Hidalgo St.  More...

Friends of Library schedule book sale

The Friends of the Library’s semi-annual book sale is scheduled for the first weekend in May.  The sale starts on Thursday, May 1, beginning at 1 p.m. and running to 6 p.m. On Friday, May 2, the sale will run from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  More...

Yosemite announces Adams Gallery rehab

Yosemite National Park has announced the release of the Ansel Adams Gallery Buildings Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment (EA).  The EA will be available for public review and comment until May 16. More...

Hospital volunteers plan Spring Fling

The John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers are planning the group’s annual Spring Fling, scheduled for May 17 at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa.  The sale of crafts will start at 9 a.m. More...

Workshop details county microclimates

Mariposa County Master Gardeners will have a free workshop on year-round gardening on Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the senior citizen hall, 10340 Greeley Hill Road in Greeley Hill.  More...

Scouts visit Long Barn

Mariposa Girl Scout Troop 3138, shown here, recently participated in an event in Long Barn in Tuolumne County called “Overnight in the Mountains.” The girls spent the night at the histori More...

AAUW to host three candidate 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.  The purpose of these non-partisan forums is to facilita More...

Reel Respect winners are named

Mariposa County Project Response has announced the winners of the 2014 Reel Respect contest that took place during the month of February.  The contest focused on conveying positive, healthy messages about relationships and dating to young people More...

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