May 8, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Rotary hears Arts Council success story

According to Executive Director Cara Goger, Mariposa County Arts Council, the council has recovered from the devastating fire of almost two years ago that ended up landing the organization, quite happily, in the Treetop Gallery above Chocolate Soup.& More...

County Fire Response Report

April 28 to May 4  EMS - 14  Fire – 3 Vegetation, 0 Structure  Public Assist - 0  Auto Collision - 1  More...

NIXLE alert system is operational

In the world of public safety, being able to instantaneously release critical emergency alerts and other information to the public is of the utmost importance— and the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) has taken a huge digital leap More...

Burn escapes

Crews from CAL FIRE and Mt. Bullion Conservation Camp work to extinguish an escaped controlled burn on Mt. Bullion Ridge Road on Wednesday, April 30. More...

OffenderWatch is newest sex offender tool

Residents in Mariposa County now have one more weapon in their arsenal to protect themselves and their families from sex offenders and predators residing in the county.  To that end, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) has launched More...

Art Hop will feature artists and live music

The Mariposa Art Hop will be held on May 9 and 10 in downtown Mariposa.  Visitors can meet local artists, view and purchase local art and listen to live music beginning at 5 p.m.  On Friday eventing, The Door Mouse will host photographer Sa More...

Survey of drought impact is underway

Mother Lode Job Training is gathering information on droughtrelated job impacts.  This is part of a statewide survey by the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) as part of the Governor’s Drought Relief Task Force.  More...

FFA holds plant sale at high school

The Mariposa FFA is hosting a plant sale on Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

All Things Muir is set for Coulterville

The John Muir Geotourism Center will host the fifth-annual All Things Muir festival on May 30 and 31.  More...

Event center hosts dog show

The Mariposa Event Center is hosting a dog obedience event at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 15 at the center, 2759 Ranchito Drive in La Grange.  The event will feature an American Kennel Club rally show-and-go from 8:30 to 10 a.m. More...

Mariposa Patriots host talk on fire safety

Mariposa Patriots will host a guest speaker on Saturday, May 17 at 10 a.m. More...

High school alumni event is set for June

The Mariposa County High School annual alumni picnic will be held on Saturday, June 21 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in the pavilion and picnic area starting at 10 a.m. More...

Westamerica donates

Christene Scott, center, manager of Westamerica Bank in Mariposa, presents a check to Mariah Tate, right, of Mariposa Safe Families to help fund the Safe at Home events in Mariposa and Coulterville. More...

La Grange breakfast set for Mother’s Day

The La Grange Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge No. 65 will host their monthly breakfast on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11 in downtown La Grange.  More...

Spaghetti, meatballs on the menu at fundraiser

Mariposa County Fire Department’s Volunteer Fire Company No. 32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club will host the annual spaghetti and meatball dinner on Saturday, May 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Butterfly Festival 2014

These brightly-garbed participants were all smiles before Saturday’s procession through town. From left were Kyah Lust, 8, Vinnie Tome, 6, Jade Lust, 4, and Camilla Tome, 3. 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...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

April 28: • A burglary report was taken on Old Highway North. • Vandalism was reported from Chicharra Way. • A grant theft report was received from Dogtown Road. • A report of fraud was received from Woodland Market. More...

Most Wanted

Rebekah Elaine Rendon Age: 48 Height: 5’7” Weight: 140 pounds Charges: False impersonation, fraud, and identity theft. More...

Governor Brown continues Mariposa fair board shuffle

Hallie Wass and Thomas Williams are the newest appointees to the Mariposa County Fair and Homecoming Board of Directors.  The appointments were announced by California Gov. Jerry Brown’s office on April 29.  More...

Burn permits required

As of May 1, CAL FIRE burn permits are required for all hazard-reduction burning in stateadministered areas of Mariposa County.  Permits may be obtained at local CAL FIRE stations during normal business hours.  More...

Health fair will focus on seniors

The Mariposa Senior Health Fair and Expo is scheduled for Friday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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...

Candidates to speak at Democratic Club

The May meeting of the Mariposa Democratic Club will feature local candidates for contested seats in Mariposa County.  The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 10 at Miners Roadhouse 140, 5159 Highway 140 in Mariposa. More...

Workshops will focus on ‘permaculture’

Five workshops about “permaculture” will be offered free of charge at One Light Bed and Breakfast, 3526 Highway 49 South, between Bootjack and Woodland.  Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against, nature and l More...

New gardeners join organization

Mariposa County Master Gardeners recently added four new members to the organization. From left, Monique Kolster, Jacob Reynolds, Jennifer LaDuca and Laura Pound are the new members. More...

Wagon train ride follows stage roads

The 39th annual wagon train event sponsored by the Mariposa County Pioneer Wagon Train will be held from June 11 to 14.  The ride features the historic Cannonball Stage, wagons, horseback riders and walkers who will travel from Goat Meadow, near More...

Butterfly Garden Club will visit gardens

The Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 15 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa.  A business meeting will be held, followed by refreshments. More...

Public Health Notes

Lice can happen to anyone

Take the following true or false quiz and see how much you know about lice:  Lice can jump and fly.  Lice can’t live in adult hair.  If you have lice, you have to throw away your furniture to prevent reoccurrence.  Lice only 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...

Hot climate gardening is topic of garden club

The Cathey’s Valley Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, May 13 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church’s upper hall, 4985 Bullion St. in Mariposa.  More...

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