May 15, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Yosemite rangers win valor awards

Four Yosemite National Park employees received Valor Awards at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on May 8.  More...

A-list game includes Mariposa in top level

COMPUTER GAMING

A new computer game in the style of “CityVille” and “FarmVille 2” includes a level of play set in the Gold Rush town of Mariposa.  Released last week, the game has piqued the interest of the worldwide gaming community, s More...

Gutierrez is honored for music career

Mariposa resident Alex Gutierrez was recently honored by the Santa Paula Historical Society of Ventura County for his career contributions as a musician. More...

Garden tour is set for June

The annual Mariposa County Master Gardeners’ Spring Garden Tour will be held on Saturday, June 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All of the sites are within 10 miles of the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  More...

4-H camp deadline is approaching

4-H Camp Tweety, open to fourth through eighth grade students, is slated for June 14 to 16 at the Lions Camp Pacifica in Ahwahnee.  The camp will begin Saturday morning and end on Monday afternoon. More...

Holiday closes landfill

The Mariposa County Landfill and Recycling Center will be closed on Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial Day. Normal hours of operation are Thursday through Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

PERS meeting slated

The next regular meeting of the local Public Employees Retirees Association (PERS) group will be held on Tuesday, May 20 at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa.  Lunch will be free for those attending the meeting. More...

Memorial Day parade will honor soldiers

Mariposa’s Keith M. More...

Workshop is open to expectant fathers

A free workshop for first-time and expectant fathers is scheduled for Saturday, May 17 at the Mariposa WIC office, 5077 Highway 140 in Mariposa.  The event is co-sponsored by the WIC Program of Mariposa and the Merced County Human Services Agenc More...

Spaghetti dinner to highlight fire event

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...

E-waste event is set at fairgrounds

The Mariposa County Fairgrounds is hosting a free e-waste and scrap metal recycling event on May 30- 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More...

Hudson named princess

Dahlia Hudson, 15, was named Mariposa Pow Wow Princess at the 21st-annual event at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds last weekend. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 5: • Harassing phone calls were reported from Silver Doctor Court. • A call reporting a mountain lion problem was received from Ponderosa Way in Midpines. • A petty theft report was taken at Yosemite Gifts. More...

Park pulls plug on drones

Jim Bowers got a little hot under the collar when asked about Yosemite National Park’s recent decree banning radio-controlled “drones.”  “It’s a very unfair ruling,” the Placer County resident said. More...

KRYS is back online, building new studio

After nearly four months of silence, the Web-based KRYS community radio station is back “on-the-air” and broadcasting at www.KRYSRadio.org.  More...

Choral concert will feature show tunes

The Mariposa Community Chorus will host a choir concert featuring a broad spectrum of musical styles on Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the Richard D. More...

Competition features young composers

The Mariposa County Arts Council and the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra recently announced the opening of the Young Master Composers Celebration for 2014.  The celebration is an annual competition in which Mariposa County residents aged 8 to 18 are More...

Friday is last day to apply for camp funds

A limited number of scholarships are available to cover the $7 per-day cost of Mariposa County Parks and Recreation’s Summer Day Camp.  Camp starts on Monday, June 16 at the county park above town—which is accessed via 6th Street, St More...

Farmers market is focus of Kiwanis meeting

The Kiwanis Club of Mariposa will have a presentation on the farmers market in Mariposa on Wednesday, May 21 at noon at the Miners’ Roadhouse 140 Restaurant, 5159 Highway 140 North.  The certified farmers market is scheduled to start on We More...

Endurance ride open to all horse enthusiasts

The Rich Theodore Memorial Mariposa Run for the Gold 25 or 50- mile endurance ride event is set for May 29 through June 1.  The American Endurance Ride Conference sanctioned event will be on May 31 only— there is also a 15 mile fun ride th More...

Ethos youth make trip

A group of young people recently made a field trip to UC Merced in conjunction with OUTside Mariposa, a program of Ethos Youth Center. More...

Craft sale, luncheon on tap at Spring Fling

The John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers will hold their annual Spring Fling on May 17 at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa.  The sale of crafts will begin at 9 a.m. and a taco salad luncheon will be served at noon. More...

Mariposa Patriots host talk on fire safety

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

Relay for Life is set for May 17 and 18

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be held May 17 and 18 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  The event is an overnight, 24-hour community gathering that educates the public about cancer.  This year’s relay in Mariposa wi More...

Library will host book-signing event

The Mariposa County Library will offer an anthology of Mariposa-inspired short stories on Saturday, May 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the library, 4978 10th St. in Mariposa.  More...

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