July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Eradication continues

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputies, in coordination with other law enforcement agencies, are continuing their assault on illegal marijuana grows, many connected to Mexican national carte More...

Biz expo sells Mariposa

Rebekah Delamare, the owner of The Quarter Note music store, shows off her skills on the violin during the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce Summer Business Expo at the fairgrounds on July 16. More...

Sheriff: NIXLE alert installation is complete

PUBLIC SAFETY

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) has completed the installation of its NIXLE online alert system, which became active on Monday, April 28— and law enforcement officials are encouraging residents to log on to the Sheriff’s More...

County Fire Response Report

July 14 to July 20  EMS - 17 Fire – 0 Structure, 2 Vegetation Public Assist - 2 Auto Collision – 5   Auto collisions are on the rise. More...

Fairgrounds hosts monster bull event this Saturday

The Fresno-based Bucking Bull Owners Syndicate has scheduled its major event of the summer for Saturday, July 26 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

May Lake marmot back after vacation

A Mariposa County resident who took a twoweek vacation in San Francisco is back home this month.  This local traveler isn’t of the two-legged variety— he’s got four legs, a squirrelly-looking head and he likes organic cookies.& More...

Bootjack firefighters to ring breakfast bell

Bootjack volunteer firefighters invite the community to a pancake breakfast and yard sale on Saturday, July 26 at the Bootjack Firehouse, located at 3883 Bootjack Lane off Highway 49 South.  The volunteers will be serving pancakes, sausage, scra More...

Soroptimist names award winners

Soroptimist International of Mariposa has named the 2014 Women’s Opportunity Award winners.  Barbara Shane Bonner and Kathaleen M. Hefner were honored by the organization.  More...

Manna House ramps up for shoe giveaway

Manna House of Mariposa County is preparing to issue shoe vouchers to needy school-aged children.  The vouchers are available for young children entering the Head Start Program, for elementary and middleschool students, and up to ages entering t More...

Manna House receives donation

Westamerica Bank recently donated $500 to Manna House. The money will be used to purchase children’s shoes. More...

Master Gardener to speak at library

Betty Massey, president of Mariposa County Master Gardeners, will speak on Saturday, July 26 at 2 p.m. More...

Fire restrictions have hit the Park

Strict fire restrictions for Yosemite National Park went into on July 15.  The fire order restricts the use of campfires in wilderness below 6,000 feet in elevation. More...

Richfield, Whiskey Tones play at park

Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings will host The Whiskey Tones on Friday, July 25 and Richfield will take the stage on Saturday, July 26.  More...

Melodrama takes the stage in Oakhurst

The melodrama “A Golden Fleecing” will open at the Golden Chain Theatre in Oakhurst on Saturday, July 26.  The play will run every Saturday at 7 p.m. and every Sunday at 2 p.m. through Aug. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 14 •A call reporting a phone scam was received from Silva Road. • A person on Scott Road called to report they were unable to feed a horse. • A verbal domestic dispute occurred on Joe Howard Street. More...

Ponderosa Basin Mutual Water Company pushes conservation effort

DROUGHT WATCH

The State Water Resources Control Board made a move on Tuesday, July 15 to cite and fine—up to $500 per day—anyone in urban areas caught watering their lawns and allowing the runoff to spill onto paved areas, using water to clean sidewalk More...

Trio of Harley riders go down in single day

A total of three Harley-Davidson riders were badly hurt in two separate collisions that sent the victims to Modesto hospitals on July 16.  The day of motorcycle bad luck began around noon, when 67-year-old Dennis Sevedge of Merced was thrown fro More...

Drought losses could have been avoided

The drought that has left Mariposa County and the state of California tinder dry is affecting California agriculture, and the full impact of water shortages on farms and ranches will be felt soon, a new study finds.  More...

MCHS plans to celebrate 100 years

Mariposa County High School will celebrate 100 years in October with football games and an open house.  Organizers are now seeking volunteers to help with the event.  For more information, call 742-0260, ext. 221.  On Friday, Oct. More...

District governor visits during Rotary meeting

Rotary District 5220’s Governor Terri Amerio- Bell was the guest at the July 17 meeting of the Mariposa Rotary Club.  Amerio-Bell brought the packed meeting to its feet many times as she recognized many Rotarians.  More...

4-Hers will build barn owl boxes

Mariposa Fish and Game and the Don Pedro 4-H Rattlers will be building barn owl boxes on Saturday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the home of the Rattler’s team leader Jim Sandlin, 9121 Capullo in La Grange.  More...

Twain’s frog is state amphibian

The California redlegged frog has been named the official state amphibian.  The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has worked for many years to conserve and restore populations of this rare species.  More...

Dinner will help fire victim

Midpines resident Lisa Coats lost her home in a June 22 fire. More...

Art show features north county artists

The second annual Northern Mariposa County Art Show is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. More...

Mariposa Photo Club holds workshop

The Mariposa Photo Club will host three workshops to help residents get their photos ready to be entered in the Mariposa County Fair.  The workshops will help photographers mount their photos. More...

New commander named

On July 10, Chuck Kendall was sworn in as commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6042 in Mariposa. More...

Lightning is suspected in El Portal blaze

A lightning storm centered over the El Portal area is suspected of starting a five-acre blaze that torched a pair of hillsides near the National Park Service administrative facility on Sunday, July 2 More...

Yosemite hosts 16th annual apple picking

Yosemite National Park will hold its 16th annual Apple Picking Event on July 30, in Yosemite Valley.  More...

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