September 4, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Sheriff swears in two new chaplains

Two new Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office chaplains were commissioned at New Life Christian Fellowship church on Sunday, Aug. More...

Yosemite Lodge employee indicted for fraud, theft

A federal grand jury indicted Jason Wilson, 34, formerly of Yosemite, on Thursday, Aug. More...

High school to mark 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...

Habitat hosts lasagna dinner for new family

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is holding a lasagna dinner for the organization’s third partner family.  Amanda Ehler, her son Khalil, 9, and daughter Ella Rose, 6, will be involved in the construction of their new home.  More...

Bear care ‘difficult,’ but not impossible, expert says

Like drinking and driving, the combination of bears and autos usually leads to trouble.  Last month, a Yosemite National Park report said at least 13 bears had been struck on Park roads this year. More...

In the spirit

Mariposa County High School’s entry in this year’s Lions Club Labor Day Parade was a big hit, reminding residents of the school’s 100-year celebration coming up in October. More...

Fire produced proof that ‘defensible space’ works

Foresta residents prepared for years, hoping they would never again experience a firestorm like the one that ravaged the Yosemite National Park community in August of 1990. More...

Mountain Crisis offers new volunteer training

Mountain Crisis Services is hosting a 40-hour training event for domestic violence and peer counselor volunteers from Oct. 13 through Oct. More...

Wawona pioneer to be profiled in stage event

El Portal naturalist and guide Pete Devine is preparing for a new stage role in a production titled, “Meet Galen Clark: Yosemite’s First Guardian.”  The drama features completely new material, and will be presented at 7 p.m. More...

PERS meeting will feature talk by registered nurse

The next Public Employees Retirees Association (PERS) meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at noon at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa.  Lunch will be free for those attending the meeting. More...

Galaxy will play in park

Tim Hagar and The Soul Galaxy will hold a concert and birthday party at the Mariposa County Art Park on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m.  The concert will celebrate guitarist Tim Hagar’s birthday. More...

Art show features north county artists

The Mariposa County Arts Council is sponsoring the second annual District 2 art show on Sunday, Sept. 14 from noon to 5 p.m. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

August 25 • Petty theft was reported from Campbell Way. • A call reporting illegal dumping was received from Chowchilla Mountain Road. • An out-of-control juvenile was on Sherrod Road. More...

Post-fire plan straddles passionate forest issues

Approved last week, a controversial plan for managing the Rim Fire burn zone is already causing fumes to rise from some furrowed brows.  At least one environmental group has said it might challenge the plan in court to block its main provision&m More...

Bass Lake homes are on tour in September

The ninth annual Bass Lake Home Tour will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Bass Lake Lions Club, in conjunction with Bass Lake Realty. More...

Friends of the Fairgrounds host annual flea market

Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds and the Mariposa County Contractors Association are holding their third annual flea market on Oct 4. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. More...

CDFW is recruiting new wildlife officers

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is recruiting those interested in a career as a wildlife officer.  CDFW will accept applications for wildlife officer cadet from Aug. 22 through Oct. 17. More...

2014 Mariposa County Fair

Pictured above aboard his winning vehicle is Dino Baca, Jr. (left) who won the competition in last Saturday night’s destruction derby at the Mariposa County Fair. More...

Rotary learns about health care changes

Insurance rich and health care poor.  That was the theme at the Mariposa Rotary meeting on Thursday, Aug. 28, as delivered by Rotary’s own Mike Mc- Creary.  More...

AAUW sponsors Dinner with a Scientist

Mariposa American Association of University Women is inviting girls in eighth through twelfth grade who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math careers (S.T.E.M.) to attend the second annual Dinner with a Scientist on Thursday, Oc More...

County seeks bidder

Mariposa County is soliciting bids for the operation of the Coulterville Visitors’ Center.  Proposal packages can be obtained by contacting Mariposa County Administration at (209) 966-3222 or at the government center, 5100 Bullion Street, More...

Bingo games are scheduled for first the Friday of month

Golden Agers Bingo is held on the first Friday of each month at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa.  The doors open at 5 p.m. and the games start at 6:30 p.m. More...

Student art, poetry contest held by Park

Yosemite National Park and Ansel Adams Gallery are sponsoring the fourth annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest.  The contest is open to youth in the Yosemite gateway communities. More...

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