December 25, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

TOPS donates to Kops for Kids

Members of TOPS CA 1369 of Mariposa once again supported the Kops for Kids program by donating a large array of toys from the annual TOPS Christmas party at the home of Elaine Parrish on Tuesday, Dec More...

Mariposa Storytelling Festival is this March

The Mariposa County Arts Council’s 28th Mariposa Storytelling Festival will take place this March 13 through 15.  There will be storytellers from National Public Radio and award-winning authors. More...

County Fire Response Report

Dec.15 to Dec. 21  EMS -- 10 Fire – 4 Public Assist -- 0 Auto Collision – 2   More...

Despite rain, Lake McClure keeps shrinking

Rain is falling this season, but Lake McClure’s surface level was continuing to drop by a quarter to a half-foot each day earlier this month.  According to a statement by Pete Kampa of the Lake Don Pedro Community Services District, if the More...

Correction

Last week’s article on rising sewer rates at the Idle Wheels mobile home park listed an incorrect date for the community’s next board of directors meeting.  While most meetings are held on the 10th of each month, the January meeting More...

Rotary members enjoy Christmas program

At the final meeting of 2014 of the Mariposa- Yosemite Rotary Club, members were treated to perhaps the best program and a room completely full, standing room only, of Rotarians and guests.  More...

County landfill will take Christmas trees, lights for free

The Mariposa County Landfill, compost facility and recycling center will recycle Christmas trees for free from Dec. 26 to Jan. 31.  The hours for free disposal are Thursdays through Mondays, 8 a.m. More...

Habitat for Humanity to dedicate newest home

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is nearing the completion of its third partner family home.  The Ehler home dedication will take place at 4176 Sebastopol Road at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17. More...

How to protect pets from holiday harm

The American Veterinary Medical Association has some holiday tips to help keep pets safe during the holidays.  Winter decorations can be hazardous to the health of pets. More...

CAL FIRE moves out of fire season

Recent rains and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the threat of wildfires, allowing CAL FIRE’s Madera-Mariposa Merced Unit (MMU) to transition out of fire season effective Dec. 15 in Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties.  More...

Firefighters tell story of battling Rim Fire

Damon Carson-Hull and Molly Day are two Stanislaus National Forest firefighters who battled the 2013 Rim Fire, and they are now sharing their story about what “ground zero” on the blaze was really like.  Their story highlights how to More...

Attorneys donate

Beverly Suggs, right, of Mariposa Manna House accepted a $500 donation from Starchman & Bryant Attorneys at Law partner Anita Starchman Bryant. More...

New board members

On Dec. 4, Candy O’Donel-Browne and Linda Pribyl took their oaths of office as directors on the John C. Fremont Healthcare District Board of Directors. The oath was given by Kym Brownell. More...

Hearing will focus on surplus property

Mariposa County Unified School District Surplus Property Committee will hold a public hearing in the town of Mariposa on Monday, Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Dec. 15 • A report of harassment was received from Dogtown Road in Coulterville. • A landlord/tenant dispute occurred on Highway 140 in Midpines. • A resident on Live Oak Road reported a scam. More...

Master Gardeners name award winners

Ingrid Angelini has been named Mariposa Master Gardener of the Year for her many contributions to the University of California-affiliated volunteer organization.  Angelini created the wall-size display for the Mariposa County Fair, which showed More...

Bear, deer, vehicles, add up to risk on road

With snow and cold forcing animals lower in the Sierra, it makes sense for motorists to slow down and stay vigilant, multiple agencies are telling drivers this time of year.  More...

Ritchie fundraiser may give man a lift

A fundraiser to assist local community activist and elementary school volunteer Ron Ritchie has been scheduled for Friday, Jan. More...

Hospital employees give to Manna House

John C. Fremont Hospital Employees’ Association sponsored a wreath contest and silent auction on Dec. 10  Each hospital department received a plain wreath to decorate and on Dec. More...

Foundation gets support

Matt Foraker, left, vice president of Yosemite Bank recently presented a check to Betty Massey, right, a member of the Mariposa Community Foundation board of directors. More...

Thanks for the memories

Allan Smith, Jr., whose family has been involved in operating Mother Lode Lumber since the early 1960s, is passing on the business’s reins. More...

Stanislaus National Forest closes roads for the winter

The Forest Service recently announced that most forest roads and trails on the Stanislaus National Forest will be closed to public travel through April 14.  More...

Master Gardeners plan for free pruning demo

Mariposa Master Gardeners are holding a free home-orchard pruning demonstration on Jan. 17 from 10 a.m. More...

Park programs may inspire next generation

A group of high school students from across California, who dubbed themselves “The Triumphant Turtles” for their slow and steady approach to achieving goals, credit the Adventure Risk Challenge program in Yosemite National Park for fuelin More...

Equine partners help state wardens patrol

Wildlife officers at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) are turning to an age-old enforcement tool—the horse—to help protect California’s natural resources.  While there is no formal mounted patrol unit, some More...

Trail work completed in the Hite’s Cove area

A group of volunteers with the Upper Merced Watershed Council and the National Forest Trailshots crew worked together on Nov. 22 and 23 to improve trail conditions on the South Fork Merced Trail in the Hite’s Cove area.  More...

Billboard maintenance

Billboards that advertise Mariposa’s Happy Burger diner, Pioneer Market and Chevron gas station were taken down and reassembled to address wood-rot damage over Dec. 18 and 19. More...

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