December 11, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Kim Lawson joins Sierra Visitors Bureau

The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau recently added two employees to its team.  Kim Lawson of Mariposa is the new director of public relations and media.  Raised in Mariposa, Lawson left the Sierra foothills to pursue a Bachelor’s of S More...

Law enforcement volunteers honored

At the 14th annual Law Enforcement Volunteers of California (LEVOC) conference held in October of this year, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office SCOPE volunteers were named Volunteer Team of the Year.  The Mariposa County SCOPE members vo More...

Craft show connections

Joy Shultz of Mariposa’s Flutterby’s Gift Shoppe (right) told listeners Tisha Cullens (left) and Patsy Hall about her custom-made fleece blankets at last weekend’s Soroptimist International Christmas Craft Show. More...

Crab feed tickets are available for Lions’ event

The Mariposa Lions Club has tickets available for purchase for the annual crab feed fundraiser, scheduled for Feb. 7.  The tickets make good Christmas presents, and the event is the major fundraiser for the Lions Club.  More...

Rotarians hear about Ethos and Alliance

A packed room of Rotarians on Dec. More...

Hotel Jeffery gets volunteer help

On Friday, Nov. 28, members of the Coulterville, Greeley Hill and Lake Don Pedro communties started moving furniture out of the Hotel Jeffery, which was damaged by fire on Nov. 12. The moving cleared the way for demolition crews. More...

Santa Claus to make a visit to Yosemite 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...

Soroptimist holiday tour is this Saturday

Soroptimist International of Mariposa holds a Christmas home tour this Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The tour combines a mix of traditional, contemporary and unique homes. More...

‘Sanders Family Christmas’ takes the stage at Sierra Rep

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

Bank donates

Laurie Kinslow, left, of Manna House accepts a $750 donation from Matt Foraker of Yosemite Bank. The bank is encouraging other individuals and businesses to give at any level during the holiday season.   More...

Rotary helps Kids

Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club recently donated $500 for the KOPS for KIDS program. Here Ron Iudice, left, hands the check to fellow Rotarian and Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies to help support the tradition.   More...

Holiday shopping options abound in town, many say

Doing your Christmas shopping in town is a win-win for shoppers, local business owners say.  It sounds like a marketing message, and it is. More...

Landfill will be closed for holidays

The Mariposa County Landfill and Recycling Center and the Don Pedro Transfer Station will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25, Friday, Dec. 26 and Thursday, Jan. More...

Recent rains help

The hillsides of Mariposa County are starting to show some green from the recent rains— and waterfalls in Yosemite resumed flowing last week.  By last week, storms brought welcome rain, although the Central Sierra saw no snow except at loc More...

Kiwanis’ hayride is Sunday

The Kiwanis Club of Mariposa is holding its 22nd holiday hayride event on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 4 to 8 p.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...

Symphony prepares to ring in the holiday

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s Festive Holiday Concert will be held on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. More...

Hotel Jeffery help is sought by community

On Nov. More...

State plans deer hunter opinion survey

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is updating its deer management plan.  To assist with this planning effort, CDFW has selected Responsive Management, a company specializing in natural resource-related public opinion surveys, More...

Christmas, New Year’s events abound in county

Mariposa County and Yosemite National Park are hosting a number of unique, family-friendly events and activities during the holiday season.  The following list was compiled by the Yosemite/ Mariposa County Tourism Bureau.  More...

Soroptimist donates

Manna House, a non-profit organization that provides emergency food to all in need, recently received a monetary donation from Soroptimist International of Mariposa. More...

Studies: winter blues can hit California too

Studies show that seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects approximately 10 million Americans, and another 10 to 20 percent may have a mild form of SAD.  While Mariposa County isn’t Anchorage, Alaska, the shorter days and long nights can More...

How well can waterfowl see?

CALIFORNIA OUTDOORS

Editorial 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...

Santa is coming to town with his hot rods

Santa Claus is going to be at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. More...

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