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Rodeo royalty vie for titles

On Saturday Aug. More...

County Fire Response Report

July 28 to August 3   EMS - 14  Fire – 0 Structure, 2 Vegetation  Public Assist - 0  Auto Collision – 4  More...

Is tourist spending up? It depends who you talk to

Pat Cox of The Vintage Lariat sells the kind of Western-themed collectibles that Europeans can’t resist.  Like other downtown workers, she’s spending more time with German, French, Belgian and Scandinavian tourists this month. More...

Virus not in county despite nearby outbreak

With the infection of 19 people with the West Nile virus in California so far in 2014, health officials in Mariposa County are on the lookout for any appearance of the life-threatening bug in humans.  More...

Mariposa County is a bright spot in job rate

Mariposa County is bucking the trend of both the state of California and other Mother Lode counties in its unemployment rate.  The county went from 6.5 percent of the working age population being without jobs in May to 6.2 percent in June, accor More...

Ice cream social is free to local seniors

A free ice cream social for Mariposa senior citizens will be held on Friday, Aug. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa.  The event is hosted by Mariposa Golden Agers. More...

Birds are focus of program in Oakhurst

The Oakhurst Library will host a discussion about birds on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 10:30 a.m. in the Oakhurst Library Community Room in Oakhurst.  Audubon member John K. More...

Odd Fellows host Sunday breakfast in La Grange

The Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge No. 65 in La Grange will hold a breakfast on Sunday, Aug. 10 from 7 to 11 a.m. More...

Education for small businesses is offered

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...

Community chorus open to all residents

The Mariposa Community Chorus will start up again on Monday, Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Manna House steps 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 middle-school students, and up to ages entering More...

Catfish is on the menu in La Grange

The La Grange Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge No. 65 is hosting its seventh annual catfish dinner on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

4-Hers get ready for county fair

Mariposa County 4- Hers are getting ready for the Mariposa County Fair, scheduled for Aug. 29 throught Sept. More...

Art Hop brings event to downtown

The Mariposa Art Hop will be held on Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9 in downtown Mariposa, beginning at 5 p.m.  At The Quarter Note Music and More store on 7th Street, the featured artist will be Hannah Schiff. More...

Protecting wildlife is contentious issue

CALIFORNIA OUTDOORS

Question: I have been hunting deer and elk out of state for years. Every Western state I have hunted has installed game fencing adjacent to highways where big game frequents and/or migrates. Why in the heck doesn’t California do this? More...

Hosts sought

World Heritage Student Exchange Program is looking for families that would like to have a foreign exchange student spend the school year with them.  The students are ages 15 to 18, and come from countries in Europe, Asia, South America, the form More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

July 28 •A report of threats was received from Creekview Road. • A fraud report was taken on Clouds Rest Road. • A call reporting trespassing was received from Dawn Lake in Lushmeadows. More...

This 30-year mark is just one chapter in long Dulcich history

Don’t let the publicity about Coast Hardware’s 30-year anniversary mislead you. Jim Dulcich, who runs the business with daughter Heidi Dulcich and about 10 employees, has roots that go back closer to 90 years at 5028 Highway 140.  More...

Mora is focus of local art show

Cara Goger of the Mariposa County Arts Council placed an exhibit note for the group’s show profiling the Yosemite-related work of artist Joseph Jacinto “Jo” Mora last week. More...

Club holds fair entry workshop

The Mariposa Photo Club has one remaining workshop to help residents get photos set for entry in the Mariposa County Fair.  The workshops will help photographers mount theirphotos.Theclubwillbeselling8x10boardsfor $1.50 and 16 x 20 boards for $2 More...

Computer workshops are free for residents

Free computer workshops will be held by Mother Lode Job Training.  A three-day basic Internet workshop will be held on Aug. 12, 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. A threeday basic Microsoft Excel 2010 workshop will be held for three days on Aug. More...

Bastian will be Patriot Day speaker

World War II veteran Bill Bastian will be the keynote speaker for the Patriot Day Remembrance on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 9 a.m. More...

Blues on tap at Mariposa Evenings

Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings concert series, held on Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. More...

Parade date set

The 2014 Labor Day parade in Mariposa is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. More...

Valley volunteers are sought in Park

Yosemite National Park is seeking help from people interested in preserving, restoring and enjoying Yosemite Valley. Experienced work leaders are needed to guide groups and explore resources in the Valley. More...

Barbecue, auction fund fire company

Mariposa County Fire Department Engine Company 33 is hosting the 17th annual Fish Camp Fire Rescue barbecue, raffle and a silent and live auction on Sunday, Aug. More...

Center hosts horse shows

The Mariposa Event Center will be the site of an English and Western schooling show for horses and riders on Sunday, Aug. 10 at the center, 2759 Ranchito Drive in La Grange.  Sign-ups start at 8 a.m. and judging begins at 9 a.m. More...

4-H program holds an enrollment day

The Mariposa 4-H Youth Development Program will have a 4-H enrollment day on Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Mariposa Arts Park.  The new program year begins on Oct. 1 and 4-H sign-ups will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  More...

Bake sale will help campers celebrate

A bake sale scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Pioneer Market will raise funds to take Mariposa County Parks and Recreation day campers to an end-of-summer party at a Fresno water park on Aug. More...

Rotarians hear about wheelchair distribution

On Thursday, July 31, Mariposa Rotarians held a club assembly, which is a general meeting with no guest speaker.  A lot gets done during these meetings and each member is reminded of the tremendous work that Rotary clubs do here and afar.  More...

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