June 12, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Gardens eradicated

In their ongoing effort to eradicate and destroy illegal marijuana gardens, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputies recently took down another pair of pot grows. More...

Four homes are lost in second blaze

The Valley Fire, which began near the southeast shore of Lake McClure on June 6, burned 90 acres and consumed four structures before being fully contained by firefighters on Sunday.  One of the structures was a traditional house with a foundatio More...

Students earn Black Belts

Mariposa Martial Arts Academy is holding a Black Belt ceremony on June 20 at 6 p.m. in Fiester Auditorium at Mariposa County High School. More...

Chukchansi celebrates 11th anniversary

Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino is celebrating the 11th anniversary of the business through June.  There will be entertainment, special events and other offerings during the celebration.  For more information on the Madera County casino, More...

Cowboy poets entertain during June wagon train

The Mariposa County Pioneer Wagon Train will host cowboy poetry on Thursday, June 12 at 5 p.m. at the Cedar Point Ranch, 5888 Chowchilla Mountain Road.  More...

Hospital foundation holds Western roundup

The John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation is hosting a Western round-up fundraiser on July 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Mt. More...

Free classes set for small businesses

The Central Sierra Economic Development District, in partnership with the Alliance Small Business Development Center, is holding four training classes in Mariposa County.  The CSEDD is paying for these classes with special training funds, so the More...

Rotarians learn how Common Core works

Rotarians were presented an opportunity last week to learn more about both the new Common Core federal curriculum standards and Sierra Foothill Charter School in Cathey’s Valley.  Presenting on behalf of the school were its principal, Alfo More...

Rotary’s event is Saturday

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

New doctor on staff at Fremont Hospital

Dr. Nalin Ranasinghe, an emergency room physician, has joined the John C. Fremont Healthcare District staff.  Ranasinghe began working in April in the emergency room of the hospital. He was oriented into the department by his father, Dr. More...

Donation helps fund free mammograms

The John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation recently received a $500 donation from Soroptimist International of Mariposa.  The donation will enable the John C. More...

Sierra EcoSummit comes to Groveland

The annual Sierra EcoSummit is scheduled for June 21 and 22 in Groveland.  The free event will have 30 seminars focused on science, land practices, community building, farming, local foods, health and entertainment.  More...

Stetson stars in Playhouse Merced’s “Noises Off”

Connie Stetson of Mariposa is one of the actors in “Noises Off,” a play put on in Merced by Playhouse Merced.  The play will run on weekends through June 22 at the Playhouse on Main Street in Merced.  More...

Workshop helps create gardens

A permaculture workshop on garden design and seed saving will be held on Saturday, June 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. at One Light B&B, 3526 Highway 49 South.  Marianna Burrett will lead the second in a five-part program. More...

Valedictorians honored at dinner

A total of 14 Mariposa County High School students fulfilled a set of rigorous requirements to be named valedictorians for the class of 2014. More...

Exhibit features early Park art and photos

Yosemite National Park recently opened a new exhibit entitled Yosemite, the Grand Experiment.  The exhibit will run through Saturday, Oct. 18 and is located in the Yosemite Valley Museum, adjacent to the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center.  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

June 2 • A call reporting an out-of-control juvenile on Silva Road resulted in an arrest. • Illegal dumping was reported from Allred Road. • A call reporting trespassing was received from Dexter Road. More...

Balloon launch fires students’ creativity

Engineer and entrepreneur John Tavis stood with a group of parents as Woodland Elementary School students sent a weather balloon barrelling towards the stratosphere last week.  Funded with a $2,000 Tavis Corporation grant, the unique science pro More...

Gun-toting man arrested by CHP

Last Wednesday morning, Mariposa County California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers responded to a propertydamage collision on Triangle Road involving a cattle guard and roadway signs.  More...

Watershed Council hosts Anne Lombardo

The Upper Merced River Watershed Council will host Anne Lombardo from the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project on Thursday, June 19.  Lombardo will speak at 5:30 p.m. More...

Verizon purchases Golden State

Verizon Wireless has completed its purchase of partnership interests in Golden State Cellular from Sierra Cellular, Inc. and two other partners. More...

Emergency water is cached in county

World Grocer is making a donation of 67 pallets of canned emergency purified drinking water worth over $100,000 to the American Red Cross Central Valley Region.  The water is being donated in anticipation of a record number of drought emergencie More...

Boy is made honorary Park ranger

Gabriel Lawan-Ying, an 8-year-old boy from Gainesville, Fla., recently achieved the title of honorary Park ranger after a visit to Yosemite National Park. More...

Recycled material is star

The Mariposa County Department of Public Works Solid Waste and Recycling Division and the Mariposa SPCA are seeking crafters, artists and fashion designers for the fourth annual Trash to Treasure Rec More...

Grass-fed beef is subject of meeting

UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is hosting meetings on the niche marketing of grass-fed beef at two locations in June.  The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

North County firefighters plan extensive exercise

The Mariposa County Fire Department, along with CAL FIRE and the Stanislaus National Forest, will hold a structure-defense exercise in Greeley Hill on Saturday, June 28.  No actual fire will be ignited during the exercises. More...

‘The Boarding House’ opens at Golden Chain

June 14 marks the opening of “The Boarding House” by Vern Hardin at the Golden Chain Theatre in Oakhurst.  Directed by Bobby Woods, the action takes place in the Home Sweet Home Boarding House, where life is anything but normal.  More...

Money helps pay for testing fees

Mariposa County High School counselors Candis Mason, left and Lori Ritter accepted a $3,256 check from the Mariposa Academic Boosters Club on May 30. More...

Workshop looks at weed management

University of California Cooperative Extension is hosting an integrated weed management class on Wednesday, July 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at McCay Hall, 2820 Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. More...

La Grange gets sign, monument

A sign and historical monument dedication will be held in La Grange on Saturday, June 14 at 10 a.m.  The sign, made of burnished steel, is at the intersection of Highway 132 and Highway 59.  La Grange is just over the Mariposa County line i More...

Auditions scheduled

Auditions for A Golden Fleecing at Golden Chain Theatre will be held on June 16, 17, 18 from 5 to 7 p.m.. This is a melodrama, with roles for the villain, hero, heroine and others.  More...

Gray wolf makes state endangered list

The California Fish and Game Commission has voted to move forward with listing the gray wolf as an endangered species under California law.  The vote took place at the regularly scheduled commission meeting in Fortuna on June 4.  More...

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