November 6, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Troubled blackbird is focus of meeting

Tricolored blackbirds, a species virtually endemic to California, once numbered in the millions, nesting in enormous colonies that supported as many as 200,000 nests, one of the largest breeding colonies of any North American land bird.  More...

Minor fire serves as autumn wake-up call

A small chimney fire gave local sculptor Sal Maccarone some anxious moments on Monday.  The artist, who recreated the Pizza Factory’s exterior mural following its loss in a 2012 blaze, was savoring his second cup of coffee when he noticed More...

Veterans Day dinner is for all who served

The Mariposa VFW post will hold its annual free spaghetti dinner for all veterans and active duty military members and their families at the Mariposa VFW hall at 5 p.m. on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. More...

Construction delays

Due to road construction on Bullion Street, it is anticipated that delays may occur on Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8. More...

Members, leaders receive 4-H awards

Mariposa County 4-H held its annual achievement night on Sunday, Oct. More...

‘Boots and Bling’ hits the runway

The annual fashion show runway event hosted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will take place on Saturday, Nov. More...

Catnip Society Cat of the Week

Looking for a super affectionate lap cat? Meet Dottie, this 6 month old girl is beautiful as well as so very sweet. She has been spayed and vaccinated and is ready to meet her forever person. More...

Winter demands driving defensively

Severe weather can be alarming and hazardous for drivers.  The best defense is not to venture out on the roads during stormy weather, but if driving is a must, use caution, common sense, and always be prepared.  More...

A Halloween tradition

Students from Mariposa Elementary School filed up and down Bullion Street during the school’s annual Halloween parade on Friday, Oct. 31. More...

Saturday reception will launch exhibit

The Mariposa County Arts Council is hosting “Framing the Street,” an exhibition of documentary photography by David Johnson, at the Treetop Gallery.  The show will run from this Saturday, Nov. 8 through April 3, 2015. More...

Boutique offers options

The Mountain Top Boutique will be held on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mariposa. More...

Animal forage is subject of workshop

A free permaculture workshop, open to the public, will be offered on Sunday, Nov. 16 at the One Light Bed and Breakfast meeting house from 1 to 4 p.m.  Ken Boche, permaculture designer and teacher, will lead the workshop. More...

Forum looks at drought and livestock producers

A Web cast and discussion forum on ranching and California’s drought will be held this Friday, Nov. 7 from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Bazaar benefits JCF

The John C. Fremont Hospital Volunteers will hold their annual Santa’s bazaar on Friday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Oct. 27 • Theft of hay was reported from Fiske Road in Coulterville. • A trespassing report was taken on Dogtown Road. • A civil dispute over a horse occurred on 10th Street. More...

County Fire Response Report

Oct. 27 to Nov. 2  EMS - 8 Fire – 0 Structure, 1 Vegetation Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision – 3   More...

Blaze of ‘61 has lessons for today

The Harlow Fire of 1961, which destroyed more than 90 local homes, provides a stern lesson for Yosemite area residents today.  More...

Judge Parrish retires from Mariposa bench

Judge Wayne R. Parrish, who has served on Mariposa Superior Court’s bench for more than 12 years, officially retired on Halloween.  That said, Parrish was scheduled to return to work on Monday. More...

Rotarians learn about Cathey’s Valley school

Rotarians are treated weekly to “sit on the edge of your chair” type presentations and on Thursday, Oct. More...

Bingo games are scheduled for the first 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. Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to participate.  The doors open at 5 p.m. and the games start at 6:30 p.m. More...

Garden Club meets Nov. 11

The Cathey’s Valley Garden Club recently cancelled its October meeting.  The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church parish hall, upper floor, in Mariposa.   More...

‘Wonka’ takes over Oakhurst theater

The musical “Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. More...

Coulterville plans for holiday dinner

The Coulterville Community Club is getting ready for the free Christmas dinner the club offers to the public every year.  The dinner takes place on Saturday, Dec. 20, during the town’s Christmas in Coulterville celebration.  More...

USDA farmer loans see changes

The USDA recently announced several changes to Farm Service Agency (FSA) loan programs, changes designed to help more beginning farmers and ranchers.  The new “interim final rule” will increase the microloan limit from $35,000 to $50 More...

Native seeds are available locally

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District has received its annual order of native seeds, which are now available for local gardens.  More...

Craft bazaar set for Valley

Yosemite National Park Child Care Center, in collaboration with Delaware North Companies, is hosting the annual Yosemite holiday craft bazaar on Friday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Habitat salutes Lawson

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County supporters recentely gathered to thank Dave Lawson’s crew for their “blitz” build of Habitat’s third partner family home. More...

4-H club gets ready for Christmas with craft fair

The Don Pedro Rattlers 4-H club will host its annual Christmas craft fair on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Don Pedro Elementary School, 2411 Hidalgo St. More...

Free photography classes set for seniors

Free digital photography classes are being offered for people over the age of 55.  The classes are sponsored by the Mariposa County Arts Council, and there will be three locations in the county for the classes.  The program consists of a fo More...

Utility’s tree-trimming can lead to trouble, too

The widespread power outage that hit the county on the morning of Oct. 30 was an example of how things are not supposed to go for PG&E.  “Wow. More...

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