November 13, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Grizzly band takes first at Selma event

On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Grammy-winning Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band took first place at the Selma Band Festival.  This was the band’s fifth gold medal out of the last six years. More...

Chamber declines to rehire McCorry

Kathy McCorry, who served as Executive Director for the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce for the past three years, was no longer occupying the position this week.  The chamber’s 15-person board of directors declined to renew McCorry&rsq More...

Helping out Manna House

Foster True Value recently presented Manna House with a check for $1,015. Shown here are Melissa Swank, left, and Monica Evans, right, presenting the check to Laurie Kinslow of Manna House, center. More...

Soroptimists get ready for Christmas

Soroptimist International of Mariposa will hold a two-day Christmas craft show on Friday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

‘Sanders Family Christmas’ takes the stage at Sierra Rep

Sierra Repertory Theatre will put on the play “Sanders Family Christmas” in November and December at the Fallon House Theater in Columbia State Historic Park.  The story takes place on Christmas Eve in 1941.  More...

Rotarians hear how jail is kept running

Rotarians again enjoyed a full house on Thursday, Nov. More...

Butterfly Garden Club gives awards

The Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa hosted a district meeting and luncheon in October. More...

Yosemite conference looks at sustainability

The Yosemite Sustainability Conference is slated for Dec. More...

Drowsy and driving are dangerous combo

A tired driver can be just as dangerous and deadly behind the wheel as an intoxicated driver. More...

Artists sought for stamp art contest

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is conducting an art contest to select the design for the state’s 2014-2015 upland game bird stamp.  The California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest is open to all U.S. More...

Are electric decoys legal?

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.g ov.   More...

Lowell Young will speak to garden club

The Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 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...

Mariposa’s past is on display at Odd Fellows

The Mariposa Lodge of Odd Fellows is presenting “Pictures from Mariposa’s Past” on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Nov. 3 • A call reporting a structure fire was received from Highway 49 South. • Identity theft was reported from Guadalupe Mountain Fire Road. • Loose cattle were on Bear Valley Road. More...

County results look like a mirror image of state’s

The county’s 46-percent Republican and 30-percent Democrat voter ratio is almost the opposite of California’s statewide ratio—which has 43.4 percent Democrats and 30.8 percent Republicans.  Many of California’s statewide More...

Post office gears up for Sunday delivery of holiday packages

Mariposa residents can expect the United States Postal Service to make deliveries on Sundays until Christmas.  The Postal Service is extending delivery services so people can receive holiday packages on time.  Starting on Nov. More...

1924 movie stars Hornitos native

A 1924 movie about Hornitos native Jay Cooke Bruce will be shown on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. More...

PERS organization meets on Tuesday

The regular meeting of the Public Employees Retirees Association will be held at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa.  Lunch will be free for those who attend. More...

CHP unwraps new teen driver program

Collisions remain the No. 1 killer of American teenagers, killing almost as many drivers as passengers, and killing more kids than homicide or suicide.  The same holds true in California. More...

German club will honor Dubberke

The Sierra Edelweiss German-American Club recently held a meeting and honored the memory of Dieter Dubberke, who helped found the club.  Club members attended Dubberke’s memorial, which was held at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on June 1 More...

Firearms raffle will benefit youth groups

Merced Elks Lodge No. 1240 has unveiled a weekly raffle that will benefit local youth organizations—including 4-H, FFA, Little League, Bears youth football, Mariposa Fish & Game youth shooting sports and other groups.  More...

Caltrans introduces game to teach teens

In an effort to fight distracted driving and raise public awareness, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is joining with the Office of Traffic Safety and California Highway Patrol to launch an interactive, mobile and online game ca More...

Assistant training to start at hospital

John C. Fremont Healthcare District is offering a nursing assistant training program.  The anticipated start date is Jan. 5, 2015, and the program runs for eight weeks.  More...

Ski hut reservations open

Reservations are now available for Ostrander ski hut, which is located in Mariposa County near the Madera County border in Yosemite National Park. More...

Habitat affiliate wants to reclaim No. 1 rank

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is No. 2 in the nation in revenue from Cars for Homes program for affiliates in areas with a population under 50,000.  The program was ranked No. 1 before a huge sale by an affiliate in Oregon was done. More...

Plans for prescribed burns made for forest

The Stanislaus National Forest plans to initiate prescribed fire operations this fall and winter as weather patterns permit—shifting to cooler temperatures and wetter conditions.  More...

Receipts help Adventist school

Mariposa Adventist Christian School students visited Pioneer Market on Wednesday, Oct. 29 to receive a check for collecting old receipts from parents and community members. More...

Grant will back care for infants, toddlers

A grant of $502,000 received by the Central California Children’s Institute at Fresno State will help improve face-toface health care work with children up to five years of age.  Mariposa County will be covered by one of six teams funded b More...

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