July 3, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Blaze leaves little behind

Lisa Coats of Midpines is without a home following a June 22 fire that completely destroyed her residence. “Luckily, she was not home and no one was hurt,” daughter Acacia Coats said. More...

County Fire Response Report

June 23 to June 29 EMS - 9 Fire – 1 Structure 3 Vegetation Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision – 2   More...

Malveaux nabbed in technology thefts

A Mariposa man has been charged with receiving stolen property and driving without a license after deputies conducted a traffic stop in the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 24— and a stash of electronic equipment was discovered.  More...

Kelsey attends academies

Mariposa County High School senior Genevieve Kelsey recently attended summer leadership sessions at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado, and the United States Naval Academy in Maryland. More...

CORE will receive continued funding

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors has approved a resolution continuing funding for the Center for Opportunity, Re-entry and Education, or “CORE” drop-in program for probationers and jail inmates.  More...

Rotarians learn about vernal pools

On Thursday, June 26, Rotarians in Mariposa had a full schedule at their weekly meeting, including the introduction of the new Mariposa County High School Associated Student Body president, along with awarding two Paul Harris fellowships.  One o More...

Merced College offers local classes

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Hot dogs, live performances are offered on July 5

The Mariposa County Arts Council is hosting a hot dog dinner and patriotic pops concert on July 5 at the Mariposa County Park amphitheater.  The event starts at 4:30 p.m., when dinner will be served until 6:30 p.m.  The location is accessed More...

Gardeners change answer line day

Beginning July 3, the northern Mariposa County Master Gardener answer line is changing its office day to Thursday, and walk-ins are welcome.  For help with home gardening problems, advice on what to plant or for information on plant care, the he More...

Work on Tioga Road is on weekdays only

The Tioga Road Rehabilitation Project started last month, and will continue through Sept. More...

CASA joins Alliance

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Mariposa County, or CASA, has announced a new partnership with the Alliance for Community Transformations.  CASA of Mariposa County provides trained volunteers who advocate on behalf of abused, neglected and More...

Golden Agers host bingo

Everyone over the age of 18 is invited to Golden Agers Bingo at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa on the first Friday of each month. July’s date is this Friday, July 4.  Doors open at 5 p.m. More...

Celebrating Yosemite

A mounted patrol representing California State Parks followed National Park Service riders to Monday’s ceremony marking 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act o More...

Free tire disposal is available at landfill

The Mariposa County Department of Public Works is offering free tire disposal for Mariposa County residents from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13 at the Mariposa County Landfill, 5593 Highway 49 North in Mariposa and 9 a.m. More...

Potential parkland looks ‘spectacular,’ McClintock says

Rep. Tom McClintock is not standing in the way of a deal that would have Yosemite National Park and private landowners add the most acreage to the Park since 1936, the congressman said last week.  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

June 23 •A dog versus a baby skunk incident was reported from Grist Road. • A domestic dispute on Smithers Road resulted in an arrest. • A call reporting theft of a license plate was received from Greeley Hill Road. More...

Drought drives forage prices through the roof

The prolonged drought in California, as well as the federal government’s ethanol mandate for corn growers that are selling to the energy industry, are two of the main factors behind the increased cost of hay across the State of California and t More...

Tip-A-Cop raises funds for Special Olympics

Instead of busting bad guys, Mariposa County Deputy Probation Officer Matt DiPirro and members of the Mariposa County Probation Department and Mariposa County Sheriff's Office gave a whole new meaning to “protect and serve” on Thursday, J More...

Experts speak on pot farm runoff

The Upper Merced River Watershed Council will host a presentation about illegal pot farms and their effects on resources and water quality at 5:30 p.m. More...

Cooperative extension celebrates 100 years

On Saturday, July 26 the Mariposa County University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) will be celebrating UCCE’s turning 100 years old.  Mariposa County residents are invited to the event for an afternoon and evening symposium and More...

Fire brigade hosts deep-pit barbecue

The Coulterville Fire Brigade will hold its 46th annual deep-pit barbecue on Saturday, July 5 at Coulterville Park on Highway 49 in Coulterville.  The cost for the meal is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. More...

Class of 1952 holds reunion

On June 21, the Mariposa County High School class of 1962 held its 52nd class reunion at the home of Trent and Gary Williams. More...

Barbecue and music are set for Blazin’ Hog

The planning committee for the Blazin’ Hog Barbecue Competition and Zydeco Music Festival is getting ready for the event, which is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20 from noon to 8 p.m. More...

County pools are open on July 4

County offices are closed on Friday, but Mariposa County pools at Mariposa, Coulterville and El Portal will be open for swimming from 1 to 5 p.m. More...

Ice cream social can help beat heat

Ponderosa Basin Volunteer Fire Company No. 32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club is hosting an ice cream social on Saturday, July 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Three wishes for prayer

Once upon a time, a young bachelor was walking on the beach and stumbled upon a glass jar. He picked it up out of the sand and admiring the beauty of the jar, began to rub it. More...

Round-up to help fund JCF Hospital Foundation

A Western round-up will be held on July 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Mt. Bullion Vineyard, 6947 Highway 49 North, in Bear Valley.  The event is a fundraser for the John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation. More...

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