May 22, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Wagon train ride follows old 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...

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Javier Vivanco-Flores Age: 35 Height: 5’11” Weight: 185 pounds Charges: Attempted carjacking, conspiracy to More...

Fire Safe Council gets messages out

With the 2014 fire season here, the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council is not wasting time on getting the word out on the importance of being fire safe.  More...

Woman killed in tree felling accident

A 63-year-old Greeley Hill woman died on May 15 when a large tree she was attempting to cut down struck her in the head.  Norma Barbee was operating a lawn tractor when the incident occurred. More...

Firefighters, MDA celebrate partnership

Mariposa Fire Fighters Local 2881 will soon hold its annual Fill-the- Boot event to raise funds for the Central California Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).  On Saturday, May 24, the firefighters will be at the intersection of More...

Sausage and suds are on tap at fairgrounds

The 2014 Mariposa Summer Fest will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on June 28 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  The event, sponsored by the Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds, will feature an evening of sampling different sausages and beers.  More...

New member is initiated

Kate Gunther was recently initiated in the Native Daughters of the Golden West Parlor No. 63. More...

Mariposa author will read on public radio

On Wednesday, May 28, Mariposa author C.B. More...

Defensible space helps with fires

Residents of all of the county of Mariposa are reminded that they have a responsibility to provide defensible space around homes, garages and other structures.  More...

Local firefighters help suppress San Diego blazes

Firefighters battling the flames that ravaged the San Diego area got some help last week from local CAL FIRE crews.  Karen Guillemin-Kanawyer, fire prevention specialist for the Madera-Mariposa-Merced unit of CAL FIRE, was one of more than 60 fi More...

Recyclers can get free oil container

Mariposa County residents who bring used motor oil and/or filters for recycling to NAPA Auto Parts in Mariposa, Greeley Hill True Value, the Mariposa County Landfill or the Don Pedro Transfer Station, will receive a free oil recycling container.  More...

Carter Ranch morphs into Yosemite Music Festival

For the past 12 years the bobbing and weaving hills hidden along a stretch of road in rural Mariposa County have reverberated with the sounds of eclectic music every summer.  More...

Club member earns pin

Robin Long, a member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West Parlor No. 63, recently received her 25-year pin at the joint official grand president visit with the Veritas Parlor No. 75 Merced. More...

Variety of activities set for history center

The Northern Mariposa County History Center will host Tim Erickson speaking about one of the last major cattle drives in California on June 7.  Erickson will share the history and current status of the cattle drive. More...

Stanners thank community

Travis Falany of Sierra Meadows Country Club (at left) recently presented a $2,000 check to Terry and Mary Loughren of Mariposa’s Manna House food pantry (pictured) on behalf of the 2014 Kynan 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...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 12: • A domestic dispute response on Sierra Drive in Coulterville resulted in an arrest. • Grand theft of a handgun was reported from Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. • Trespassing was reported on Granite Springs Road. More...

County Fire Response Report

May 12 to May 18, 2014  EMS - 14  Fire – 4 Vegetation  Public Assist - 1  Auto Collision - 0  More...

Volunteers have huge impact

Six-year-old Bryn Nasser’s story shows just how much difference volunteers can make in children’s lives.  The Placer County youngster wowed and inspired staffers with Mariposa’s Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, earli More...

KUBB sets beat, but listeners say playlist requires a makeover

While its offices sit on West 19th Street in Merced, KUBB Country 96.3 FM is a home-bred Mariposa phenomena.  This July, the station celebrates 35 years since it launched broadcasts from Mt. Bullion’s 4,200- foot summit. More...

Memorial Day parade will honor soldiers

Mariposa’s Keith M. More...

School bands will perform on May 29

An invitational band concert will be held on Thursday, May 29 at 7 p.m. in the Richard D. More...

Community Fire Safe event is May 31

The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council invites the community to an informative and fun event at the county park above town from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 31. More...

Shackelton will speak at EDC meeting

The Economic Development Corporation of Mariposa will meet on Thursday, May 22 at noon at the Mariposa County Library, 4978 10th Street in Mariposa.  Steve Shackelton, executive director of UC Merced’s Sierra Nevada Research Institute, wi More...

Youth get rid of graffiti

During Mariposa County High School’s spring break, six young people from Ethos Youth Center volunteered at the community skate park. More...

Flights to Castle Airport bring visitors to county

Airplanes landing at Castle Airport in Atwater will bring a welcome sight to Mariposa—more tourists.  Maverick Aviation Group, based in Las Vegas, recently started flying tourists from Las Vegas to Castle. More...

Festival will feature small art

The “Small Wonders“ art exhibit will be on display at the 10th annual Mariposa Rotary Club’s Art, Wine and Wheels Festival fundraiser on Saturday, June 14.  More...

Free program helps stop violence

Mariposa County CORE/Heritage House is hosting a set of classes that are offered to residents of Mariposa.  The classes, Men Stopping Violence, are open to any man who would like to learn about creating a safe environment for women and girls. More...

Magnets are focus of introductory class

A two-hour introduction to the health applications of magnets will be held on Sunday, May 25 at 2:25 p.m.  The class will look at the origin of magnetic polarities, their therapeutic use and more.  Limited seating is available. More...

Families are needed for foreign students

World Heritage Student Exchange Programs is looking for American families to host high school students from Eurasia.  All students have received scholarships through the U.S. More...

Silva friends say thanks

Friends and family of Manuel Silva (at left here) would like to thank the John C. Fremont Hospital Ewing Wing staff for its help throwing the 90-year-old a fabulous birthday party on May 10. More...

‘Hero’ officers are recognized

California Highway Patrol Officers Brian Casey (left) and Steven Lewis were recognized by county Public Health Officer Dr. More...

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