May 1, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Volunteers needed for 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...

Most Wanted

Manuel John Teixeira Age: 36 Height: 6’3” Weight” 275 pounds Charges: Being a felon in possession of a firearm, More...

Fiscal responsibility is candidates’ focus

June 3 is election day for voters in two of the county’s five districts— where residents will choose new representation on the board of supervisors this year.  More...

Back in the Saddle

Jocelynn Barrington, who recently served a two-year term as Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Queen, has been named the 2014 Miss Clovis Rodeo Queen. More...

Screening to encourage mental health treatment

Residents are invited to a dinner of chicken, bell peppers and green beans before a screening of “A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness” on the evening of Wednesday, May 7.  More...

AAUW presents forums

The Mariposa Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) are hosting two more moderated public events for candidates campaigning for election in contested Mariposa County offices. More...

Club gets update on digital ‘cloud’ memory

The digital age is upon us. More...

Senior health fair is next weekend

The annual Mariposa Senior Health Fair and Expo will be held on Friday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Building A at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  The event will have information for seniors, family members and caregivers. More...

Daddy-Daughter dance is planned

Mariposa Safe Families will be hosting the second annual Daddy-Daughter dance on Friday, May 2 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Mariposa Elementary School gymnasium.  More...

Soroptimist donates to local non-profits

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made donations which will benefit Mountain Crisis Services, Mariposa Heritage House and Mountain Crisis’s Project Respect.  More...

Relay hosts 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...

Students appointed

McKenna Marchetti, left, and Laurynn Leonard, right, were sworn in as members of the Mariposa County Juvenile Justice Commission on April 16 by Mariposa County Superior Court Judge Wayne R. More...

Rotary donates

Mariposa Rotary Giving Projects recently donated $250 to the Mariposa Alliance for Community Transformations. Here, Richard McInturff, left, gives the check to Alliance representative Alison Tudor. More...

Herbs to be discussed

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. in Mariposa.  More...

Bingo is this Friday

The Golden Agers Bingo game is held on the first Friday of every month at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa.  Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. Pull tabs and big pots are available. More...

Piece Makers to exhibit fancy quilts

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

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 21: • A bull was in the roadway on Mary Harrison Mine Road. • Trespassing was reported from Piney Creek Road. • A family domestic dispute on Snow Creek resulted in an arrest. More...

County Fire Response Report

April 28 to April 27  EMS - 8  Fire – 2 Vegetation, 2 Structure  Public Assist - 4  Auto Collision - 2  More...

Cartel hard at work: three gardens busted

The discovery of three separate wilderness marijuana cultivation complexes, on a single day last week, netted more than 28,000 plants from both public land and rural private property in northern Mariposa County.  More...

Frog and toad federal protection may limit access

Following years of debate, the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog and Yosemite toad last week received federal Endangered Species Act protection. More...

Audubon meeting to feature African birds

Matthew Matthiessen, a birder and wildlife photographer, will be the speaker at the Yosemite Area Audubon Society’s meeting on Thursday, May 8 at 7 p.m. More...

Art sale offers original pieces

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

Butterfly Garden Club to hold weekend plant sale

During the Mariposa Butterfly Festival event, the Biutterfly Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 3 beginning at 8 a.m.  The plants will be put out along the route of the Butterfly Festival parade on Highway 140 next Savo More...

Workshops help in finding jobs

Mother Lode Job Training is holding three workshops in May.  A basic computer skills workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 7 and Thursday, May 8 from 9:30 a.m. More...

Realtors honored

Jackie and Cary Griffith, center and right, of Century 21 Sierra Realtors in Mariposa, receive an award from the business’ owner, Kevin Christiansen, left. More...

Chowchilla Fair set for mid-May

The 2014 Chowchilla- Madera County Fair will run from Thursday, May 15 until Sunday, May 18 at the Chowchilla- Madera County Fairgrounds.  Performers at this year’s fair include Meghan Linsey, who has recently toured with Reba and Brad Pa More...

Garden question office hours are set

Mariposa County Master Gardeners have two offices to help home gardeners with their problems and questions.  In the north part of the county, the telephone line will be staffed Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning May 5. More...

Friends of the Library hold annual spring sale

The local Friends of the Library are holding their annual book sale from May 1 through May 4 at the Mariposa County Library, 4978 10th St. in Mariposa.  The sale will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. on May 1, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 2, 8:30 a.m. More...

Donation helps festival

Mariposa Rotary recently donated $150 to the Mariposa Butterfly Festival, which is scheduled for May 2 through May 4. Here, Ron Iudice hands the check to Karen Cutter. More...

Gung-ho on aviation

Local youths Micah Bassett, 9, (from left) E.Z. More...

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