May 29, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Deputies bust Miami Mountain pot garden

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputies removed more than 10,900 small marijuana plants from a wilderness grow operation on Thursday, May 22.  The garden was located on the southwest slope of Miami Mountain near the Madera County line, S More...

Jail moves to kiosk system

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office is in the process of transitioning its inmate commissary program to a modern and more efficient digital commissary kiosk system.  Two new kiosks, which are located in the lobby of the Mariposa County Ad More...

Old Highway station plays catch-up

A multi-year effort to build four new county fire stations is nearer to the finish line this week with a final slate of work approved for the station on Old Highway in the Bridgeport area—south of the county fairgrounds.  More...

Chef for a night is auction item at event

The Kids First June Jubilee will be held on June 21 at the Jerseydale Ranch.  The event started 19 years ago when a group of local citizens wanted to enrich the instruction in school classrooms.  The group, also known as the Mariposa County More...

BLM announces fire restrictions

The Bureau of Land Management has implemented fire restrictions on public lands managed by the Mother Lode field office.  More...

Students learn at tech camp in Fresno

Mariposa teens recently attended Tech Trek Camp, a week-long residential camp hosted by the Mariposa branch of American Association of University Women.  The event gives girls a chance to explore and expand interests in the fields of math and sc More...

Habitat gets boost

Westamerica Bank Manager Christene Scott recently presented a $500 check to Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County President Al Johnson to help build the group’s third home. More...

Free program attempts to stop violence

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

Free cooking class looks at nutrition

The Mariposa Seventh-Day Adventist Church will host a free cooking class on June 1 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church, 4994 11th Street in Mariposa.  More...

Degen honored

Xi Phi Upsilon recently joined chapters from the Merced Area Council at the Branding Iron Restaurant in Merced to celebrate the 83rd anniversary of Beta Sigma Phi. More...

Bank donates

The Mariposa Grizzlies Boosters are preparing for the class of 2014 Sober Grad Party. Yosemite Bank and Mariposa County Probation Department recently made donations to the party. More...

Defensible space helps with wildfires

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...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

May 19: • A noise complaint about karaoke was received from Highway 140 in Midpines. • A call reporting attempted fraud was received from Highway 49 South. More...

Workshops look at forest plan revisions

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‘Flash mob’ snarls traffic

A video shoot organized by the Chamber of Commerce and local high school students brought traffic through the center of town to a standstill on May 20.  While most took the interruption in stride, a few motorists expressed annoyance with a detou More...

Rollover accident on Triangle

Personnel from Mariposa County Fire Department and the California Highway Patrol prepare to move a Chevy Impala that overturned and landed on its roof on Triangle Road on Wednesday, May 21. More...

Seminar looks at weed management

The Mariposa County Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with University of California Cooperative Extension, will host the annual Hot Topics in Integrated Weed Management Seminar in celebration of California Invasive Weed Awareness Week on July More...

Ethos hosts open house

Ethos Youth Center will hold an open house on Friday, May 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the center, 5079 Highway 140, suite B.  The community is invited to come and learn about the youth center and the programs available to young people. More...

Event center will host horse show

The Mariposa Event Center will hold its grand opening event on Saturday, May 31 at the center near Lake Don Pedro.  The event is an English and Western schooling show with more than 25 classes is suited for riders of all ages and levels.  More...

Library receives donation

Connie Waldron, left, and Judie Huffman, recently donated 12 books and a DVD to the Mariposa County Library on behalf of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Merced River Chapter. More...

Fire Safe event is this Saturday

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. More...

Hike on preserve honors John Muir

On Saturday, May 31 the Sierra Foothill Conservancy will be leading a hike on the Bean Creek Meadow Preserve.  The event is part of the fifth annual John Muir Festival. More...

Mariposa Rotary hosts art festival

The Mariposa Rotary Club will host the 10th annual Art, Wine and Wheels Festival on Saturday, June 14 from noon to 6 p.m. More...

Event center to host 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...

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