January 1, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Grizzly Band lands parade help

PG&E’s Richard Dye, center, presented a ceremonial check for $4,500 to the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band at the group’s annual fall concert on Dec. 16. More...

Sweetheart breakfast will benefit local 4-H

Mariposa 4-H members and their leaders will host a Valentine pancake breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Supervisors review jobs done, work that remains

The view from the dais of the board of supervisors chambers is dominated by one issue this month—the county budget.  With Measure K’s November downfall, the board’s five members now have their hands full, several said last week More...

County Fire Response Report

Dec. 22 to Dec. 28  EMS -- 12 Fire – 4 Public Assist -- 2 Auto Collision – 0   More...

January meeting for MPUD is cancelled

The Mariposa Public Utility District (MPUD) Board of Directors meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 4992 7th St. in Mariposa, has been cancelled.  The next regular board meeting will be held on Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m.   More...

Grizzly band fundraiser set

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band is having another fundraiser to help get the group to Washington D.C.  This fundraiser will be a pancake breakfast on Friday and Saturday, Jan. More...

Sorority helps out Manna House

The local chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recently gave a check in the amount of $100 to Manna House. More...

Arts Council event deadline is Jan. 23

The Mariposa County Arts Council will host its annual Young Masters Youth Exhibition this February at the Treetop Gallery, 5009 Highway 140 in Mariposa.  The special juried exhibition provides the youth of Mariposa with the opportunity to share More...

Volunteer host families are sought for students

Forte International Exchange Association (FIEA), a non-profit public benefit organization, is seeking volunteer host families for high school boys and girls from various countries for the upcoming school year.  More...

Ritchie fundraiser will give man a lift

A fundraiser to assist local community activist and elementary school volunteer Ron Ritchie has been scheduled for Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 at the Mariposa Pizza Factory on Highway 140 from 4 to 8 p.m.  More...

Habitat completes third home

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County will dedicate its newest home on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 4176 Sebastopol Road at 10 a.m.  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Dec. 22 • A report of an attempted burglary was received from Gusano Way in Lake Don Pedro. • A mail theft report was taken on Main Street in Coulterville. • A caller reported an IRS scam from Mueller Road. More...

Mariposa Museum readies for docent fair

The Mariposa Museum and History Center will host a docent fair on March 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, 5119 Jessie St. More...

Golden Agers host bingo at senior center

Everyone over the age of 18 is invited to Golden Agers’ Bingo at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa on the first Friday of each month. January’s date is this Friday, Jan. 2.  Doors open at 5 p.m. More...

Town shop owners reap holiday profits

Across the United States, some of the most popular Christmas gifts this year included clothing by Bape, streaming sticks by Roku and Mansur Gavriel handbags.  Not in Mariposa.  Retailers in the historic downtown area say the more practical More...

AAUW meeting will look at Panama Canal

American Association of University Women of Mariposa is planning a meeting for Thursday, Jan. 8 at 4:30 p.m. More...

Soroptimist donates to Habitat for Humanity

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a donation to Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County.  A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry, Mariposa Habitat builds simple and affordable homes in partnership with those in need More...

Sierra National Forest will participate in Rose Parade

To cap off the year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act, the U.S. Forest Service will participate in the in the 126th Rose Parade in Pasadena on Jan. 1.  More...

VFW donates to band

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6042 recently made a $1,100 donation to the Mariposa County High School’s Grizzly Band. More...

Audubon program will feature birds and climate change study

The National Audubon Society released a report in September called “Birds and Climate Change.”  The book was culmination of a seven-year study on the long-term impacts of climate change on the numbers, dynamics and distribution of bi More...

Heart disease is the topic at church talk

John Scharffenberg, M.D., professor of nutrition at Loma Linda University for more than 54 years, will speak at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 4 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4994 11th St. More...

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