January 8, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Officers sworn

As family members snapped photos, Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies (far right) read the oath to four officers promoted within the department during a ceremony last Friday. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Dec. 29 • Theft of mail was reported from Buckmeadows Road. • An injured canine was on Cole Road. • Trespassing was reported from Fish Camp. • A harassment report was taken on Bullion Street.  More...

County officials are sworn

Monday saw seven county officials sworn in by Superior Court Judge Michael A. Fagalde (left) in the board of supervisors’ chambers on Bullion Street. From left are District Attorney Thomas K. More...

Arbor Week is focus for kids’ poster contest

Students in third through fifth grades can enter

Trees are an essential part of California’s climate and are vital to improving air quality and conserving water.  More...

Dance and dinner on tap at fundraiser for Mountain Crisis

Event will have 1950s theme

Mountain Crisis Services is hosting its annual fundraiser on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. More...

Breakfast is back in La Grange

Historic IOOF Hall will be open for tours at event

After a four-month hiatus, the Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge #65 will continue its monthly breakfast tradition on the second Sunday of each month at the IOOF Hall in downtown La Grange.  More...

CASA starts new training this month

After completing a 30- hour training and application process, Catherine Pichel was sworn in by Judge F. Dana Walton of Mariposa Superior Court on Dec. More...

Education important for hunters

Program features more than 1,000 volunteers

At clubhouses, fire stations and park districts across California, more than 1,000 volunteer hunter education instructors (HEIs) are working to educate the future hunters of our state.  More...

Naturalist O’Hearn will lead bird walk

A bird walk will be held at the Stockton Creek Preserve on Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Naturalist Kestrel O’Hearn will lead the walk, and participants will learn about the resident winter species and their habitat.  More...

History Center hosts authors

The Mariposa Museum and History Center will hold its Fireside Chat on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. More...

Forest Ranger David Martin retires

After 14 years as the District Ranger for the Bass Lake Ranger District in North Fork, Ranger David Martin is retiring from the National Forest Service.  But Martin plans to stay engaged with the Forest Plan Revision process and conservation str More...

County Fire Response Report

Dec. 28 - Jan. 4  EMS -- 17 Fire – 2 Public Assist -- 1 Auto Collision – 1   More...

Six Central Valley radio stations have changed ownership

KUBB is included in sale

Six radio stations in the Central Valley have been sold by their owner, it was announced on Jan. 5.  The stations, which were owned by Buckley Broadcasting and Buckley Communications, were sold to Alpha Media of Portland, Ore.  More...

Native American sites protected

The California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) and the State Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) are urging respect for and protection of important cultural resources as the drought exposes more of these historic, cultural and sacred sit More...

Master Gardener will speak at garden club

The Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. More...

Master Gardener featured at meeting

Cathey’s Valley Garden Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. More...

Rehearsals for local chorus ready to start

Group does a spring and Christmas concert

The Mariposa Community Chorus is readying for a new year of concerts.  Anyone who is interested in becoming part of the group should attend a meeting scheduled for Monday, Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Style show aids band

Friends of the Door Mouse will host the second annual Sweetheart Style Show on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. More...

Caltrans is increasing its accountability

Department launches 24-hour ethics hotline

As part of its ongoing reform efforts—including increased statewide accountability and transparency— Caltrans has published new manager and employee handbooks and launched a 24-hour ethics hotline for all staff.  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...

Christmas gift donations

Mountain Crisis Services received Christmas gift donations for its clients in December. Here, Brandi Bosch, left, stands with Susan Johnson and a carload of gifts that were donated. More...

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