October 9, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Soroptimist still collecting candy

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is collecting candy and money to make sure the residents of Jones and Bullion streets have enough for trick-ortreaters at Halloween.  The residents pass out candy to hundreds of children that make their way More...

Willey conquers Alcatraz swim

Mariposa businessman and philanthropist Ron Willey strokes across the Pacific Ocean last Thursday morning as he makes the grueling swim to Alcatraz Island. More...

Firefighters, volunteers recognized

The 2014 annual Mariposa County Volunteer Firefighters’ appreciation picnic was held on Saturday, Oct. More...

Expert advice

Creekside Nursery proprietor, Tom Ritter, discusses a project with a local resident during last Saturday’s Mariposa County Contractors’ Association Home and Garden Show. More...

Tailgate rock-swap to happen at fairgrounds

The Mariposa Gem and Mineral Club will sponsor the second annual Rockin’ Tailgate Rock-Swap on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  The event is free. More...

Candle event will remember infants

A candlelight vigil for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day will be held on Wednesday, Oct. More...

High school nears 100-year landmark

Mariposa County High School is celebrating 100 years, and is holding a contest for the community.  Many of the people who graduated from the high school came back to work there. More...

Treasures everywhere

Hundreds of residents and visitors took in the Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation’s annual flea market last Saturday, which is held in conjunction with the Mariposa County Contracto More...

Farm Bureau dinner is this Saturday night

Mariposa County Farm Bureau is hosting its annual dinner and auction fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Building A.  Social hour starts at 5 p.m. More...

AAUW ready for sale

AAUW Mariposa is holding its annual yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of 6th and Jones streets in Mariposa. Shown here is last year’s sale. More...

Call is issued for foreign-student hosts

International Student Exchange is seeking hosts for foreign exchange students.  Hosts share their home for a school year.  Students come from Europe and from the Asia-Pacific area.  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Sept. 29 • Petty theft was reported on Stage Coach Road. • Calls reporting scams were received from Highway 49 in Coulterville and Chicharra Way in Lake Don Pedro. • A vandalism report was taken on Highway 49 South. More...

County Fire Response Report

Sept. 29 to Oct. 5  EMS - 9  Fire – 0 Structure, 1 Vegetation  Public Assist - 1  Auto Collision – 2  Oct. More...

State legislature ‘bags’ the use of plastic carriers

Those lightweight plastic bags that hold groceries in California are going to start disappearing within the next year.  Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law on Sept. More...

Honor for Ashworth family

The late Ted Ashworth was inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City on Sept. 27. More...

Mariposa Symphony ready for 13th season

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra opens its 13th season on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School with a concert of classics.  More...

Prescription drugs taken off the street

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office collected 302 pounds of unneeded and unwanted prescription medications during a Drug Take Back Day on Sept. More...

Helping hand

Mariposa Rotary Club member Dr. Phil DeBry, left, presents a check to fellow Rotarian Ophelia McInturff in support of Mountain Crisis Services’ Purple Bag Campaign. More...

Tri-tip on the menu in Ponderosa Basin

Volunteer Fire Company No. 32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club are hosting a tri-tip dinner on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Soroptimist gives chance to ‘Live Your Dream’

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is offering financial assistance to women who are the primary support for their family and need help covering the costs associated with further education or training.  Applications are now being accepted for More...

Free seminar focuses on women’s safety

A women’s self-defense and safety seminar will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Mariposa Martial Arts Academy, 5081 Jones St. More...

Legion sale slated

American Legion Post 567 will host a rummage sale on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 5117 Bullion St. More...

How to relocate rescued rattlers

CALIFORNIA OUTDOORS

Editor’s note: The following wildlife-related questions are answered by Carrie Wilson of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Readers can submit questions in an email to CalOutdoors@wildlife.ca.gov.   More...

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