December 4, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Lawson donates labor to build Habitat home

Dave Lawson, owner of Lawson Construction, recently donated five and a half days of labor valued at more than $7,500 for the framing and construction of the latest Habitat for Humanity home in Mariposa County.  More...

Smooth sailing on Bullion

Bullion Street is sporting a fresh layer of asphalt after a $286,825 repaving project last month. More...

Owners of dry wells have funding sources

With Mariposa County in the stranglehold of drought despite some rain, residents are still facing the problem of a well going dry.  The majority of the county’s rural residents rely on private, on-site wells for their domestic water source More...

Manna House makes effort for holiday meals

For the 30th year, Manna House will be giving a box of groceries that will make up a complete Christmas dinner to those less fortunate in the Mariposa community.  Registration is taking place at Manna House, 5127 Charles St., between the hours More...

Using natural herbs is focus of workshop

A class demonstrating the use of hydrotherapy, charcoal and herbs will be held on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. More...

Gem and Mineral Club hosts boutique

The Mariposa Gem and Mineral Club will hold a Christmas boutique on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. More...

Manna House makes effort for holiday meals

For the 30th year, Manna House will be giving a box of groceries that will make up a complete Christmas dinner to those less fortunate in the Mariposa community.  Registration is taking place at Manna House, 5127 Charles St., between the hours More...

Santa visits bank

Santa Claus will be making a visit to Yosemite Bank, 5171 Highway 49 North, on Friday, Dec. 19 from 3 to 5 p.m.  Santa will be passing out candy canes to all the boys and girls who come to see him. More...

Youth basketball looking for players

The Mariposa Youth Basketball League is ready to begin the 2015 season.  The league is for boys and girls in grades third through sixth. More...

Auxiliary awarded

Mariposa Unit 567 of the American Legion Auxiliary recently awarded a Good Citizenship Certificate and medal to Rebecca Avendano for her participation in the California Girl State program. 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.  The doors open at 5 p.m. and the games start at 6:30 p.m. More...

Volunteers put hours into Hite’s Cove trail

The Upper Merced River Watershed Council (UMRWC) partnered with the Outward Bound California Service Bus and the U.S. Forest Service for trail work on the Hite’s Cove trail on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22 and 23.  More...

County Fire Response Report

Nov. 24 - Nov. 30  EMS -- 14 Fire – 0 Public Assist -- 2 Auto Collision – 2   More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Nov. 24 • A report of hoarding was received from Schafer Road. • A petty theft report was taken on Las Mariposas Street in Cathey’s Valley. • A domestic dispute occurred on Hunters Valley Road. More...

Residents and scholars differ on Muir’s legacy, question of love affair

FAMOUS MARIPOSANS

Tom Phillips does not view John Muir the way more than three million Yosemite Valley visitors do each year.  Phillips, whose mother’s family settled at Wawona in the 1850s, doesn’t see Muir through the glowing lens of “The Spir More...

Dentists challenge local community

Local dentists Dr. Timothy Barnes and Dr. Dennis Miller are challenging the local community to match their $1,500 donation to the local affiliate of Habitat International.  Gifts in any amount may be sent to HFH of Mariposa  County, P. More...

Range management event has scholarships

A scholarship opportunity to support California ranchers’ attendance at the upcoming Society for Range Management (SRM) meeting in Sacramento from Jan. 30 to Feb. 7, 2015, is now available. More...

CAL FIRE hiring seasonal workers

CAL FIRE is currently hiring seasonal, parttime firefighters, defensible space inspectors and state forest aides.  Firefighter I applications will be accepted until the last business day of January, 2015. More...

Yosemite sale will be a bazaar event

The Yosemite Holiday Craft Bazaar, an annual fundraiser for the Yosemite National Park Child Care Centers (YNPCCC), will bring local artists together to share and sell their work in the Curry Village Dining Hall this Friday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. More...

Ask the Inspector

Ask the Building Inspector is a question and answer column that answers your Mariposa County Building Department and California Building Code questions.   More...

Birds of Peru are focus of meeting

The Yosemite Area Audubon Society is hosting Matthew Matthiessen on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa United Methodist Church parish hall on 6th St. More...

Soroptimist gets set for Christmas show

Soroptimist International of Mariposa will hold a two-day Christmas craft show this 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...

Braving rain for a cause

Mariposa Elementary School student Nathan Martin, 5, put his personal wheelbarrow to work delivering canned food for the school’s holiday drive for Manna House on Tuesday. More...

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