June 19, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

American Legion announces awards

Mariposa American Legion Post 567 recently named a boys’ delegation to the state capital and high school award recipients for 2014.  Mariposa County High School juniors Adam Link, Brandon Knauf, Dillon Acker- James and alternate Triston Me More...

Dwindling wagon train roster saddens participants

Peggy Koon, a sixtime veteran of the Mariposa County Pioneer Wagon Train, had plenty of space to cool down her Percheron draft horses at last Friday’s camp during the 2014 event.  Two years ago, the living history event drew a total of 13 More...

Water use is pumping mountain summits up

SIERRA SCIENCE

A recent study using precise GPS measurements, including some from Mariposa County, finds that the Sierra are rising by a fraction of an inch a year due to the loss of groundwater in California’s Central Valley.  Over the past century and More...

‘Evenings’ return

Mariposa County Arts Council is hosting Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings on Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21.  Friday’s featured music is by DeWitt and Franklin, and Saturday will see the debut of Pathetic Honey.  More...

Music composer winners are named

The three winners of the 2014 Young Master Composers Celebration were recently named.  Matt Kroeker, 12, Makinna D. More...

Audubon Society is recognized for work

The Yosemite Area Audubon Society and member Lowell Young have received Citizen Volunteer of the Year awards from Point Blue Conservation Sciences.  Point Blue Conservation Sciences is an environmental research organization.  More...

Local deputies work as waiters for fundraiser

Deputies from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office will be serving meals and clearing tables on Thursday, June 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

July 1 is calendar deadline for photos

The Mariposa County Public Works Department Solid Waste and Recycling Division is seeking photos of Mariposa County for its 2014-15 calendar.  The deadline for submission is July 1.  The calendar will be distributed to Mariposa County resid More...

Suds and sausage fundraiser is scheduled 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...

Local tow firm receives honor

Locally-owned Ponderosa Towing has been ranked on the Towman 500 “Most Experienced Towmen in America.”  Compiled by the American Towman Magazine, the towing industry’s trade publication, the Towman 500 is based on the oldest es More...

Community chipping set

The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council will be in the Jerseydale/Mariposa Pines area for a community chipping day on Monday, June 23. More...

Pouring for a good cause

Mariposa residents Bob Bruner (right) and Sheila Bruner sample a glass of wine at last Saturday’s Art, Wine and Wheels Festival at the county fairgrounds. More...

County Fire Response Report

June 9th to June 15th  EMS - 14  Fire – 3 Structure 5 Vegetation  Public Assist - 0  Auto Collision – 2  Excessive heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

June 9 • A landlord/tenant dispute was reported from Italian Creek Road. • Loose goats were on Usona Road. • A petty theft report was taken at the United Methodist Church. More...

‘Hump Day’ becomes literal at MCHS

CLASS OF 2014 SENIOR PRANK

Unbeknownst to administrators at Mariposa County High School, a group of students, led by senior Heidi Bassett, pulled what could arguably be the best “senior prank” of 2014 on Wednesday, June 11.  More...

Yosemite names award recipients

Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announced last week that Julia Parker, Indian cultural demonstrator, and Stephen “Stevie” Lynds, trails supervisor, are the recipients of the 2013 Barry Hance Memorial Award.  More...

Creekside event seeks writers, photographers

Designed for students aged 10 through 18, a writing and photography seminar is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

July 5 holiday concert is on tap

The Mariposa County Arts Council is holding a concert and dinner on July 5 at the Mariposa County Park amphitheater.  The county park is located at 4998 County Park Road. More...

Fire restrictions are now in effect

The Stanislaus National Forest began implementing fire restrictions in high hazard areas on June 13.  The fire restrictions prohibit campfires, briquette barbecues, and smoking outside developed campgrounds in designated high hazard areas of the More...

Chamber hosts meet and greet for residents

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a picnic at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in the Amigo Stage area on Thursday, June 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.  The event is part of the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Yosemite Grant signed by Preside More...

Donation helps children

Matt Foraker, right, branch manager of Yosemite Bank, is shown giving a donation to Kids First president Rick Uebner. More...

Reunion events are this weekend

This Saturday, June 21 marks reunion time for Mariposa County High School alumni. A gathering at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds’ picnic and pavilion area takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

County ag seminar looks at weed control

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...

Garden workshop set

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...

Hikers can join high country treks

Trekking to one of Yosemite National Park’s secret spots on the summer solstice, exploring areas within the Park affected by last year’s Rim Fire, and photographing rainbows at night created by waterfalls are among the nearly “50 Ou More...

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