January 15, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Fashion show will help with prom dresses

Soroptimist hosts tea event

Soroptimist International of Mariposa is hosting the Elegant Dress Closet Tea and Fashion Show on Jan. 24 froom noon to 2 p.m. More...

Master Gardeners’ demo is on Saturday

Mariposa Master Gardeners are holding a free home-orchard pruning demonstration this Saturday, Jan. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at 3275 Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley. Maxwell Norton, farm advisor for Merced County, will conduct the class. More...

Chamber will install officers

Event features Grizzly Band

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce will hold its installation dinner and awards ceremony on Thursday Jan. 22 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in Building A.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.  More...

Park fee waived in honor of MLK

Entrance to Yosemite National Park will be free on Monday, Jan. 19, in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  The fee-free day is available to all visitors in honor of Dr. King’s life and legacy.  More...

Spectator craze hits Valley

Yosemite Valley visitors spent much of last week glued to telescopes, cameras and binoculars as climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgenson made steady progress on a first free ascent of a difficult More...

UC Merced lands recognition

Carnegie Foundation gives campus classification

UC Merced has worked closely with community partners at the local, regional and state levels since before the campus opened in 2005, and that collaboration has contributed much to the university’s success in education and innovation.  More...

Free entrance days at parks

Yosemite included in list

National parks across the country, including Yosemite National Park, will have free entrance to the parks throughout the year.  More...

Storyteller will speak at center

Event features Michael Parent

Mariposa Golden Agers are hosting a free performance by storyteller Michael Parent on Thursday, March 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. More...

Retirees will meet

The next regular meeting of the Public Employees Retirees Associations will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at noon in the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa.  Lunch will be free for those who attend. More...

Plans for prescribed burns made for forest

The Stanislaus National Forest will begin prescribed fire operations this winter as weather patterns permit— shifting to cooler temperatures and wetter conditions. More...

Agencies seek to stop abuse of script drugs

Misuse and overuse of drugs causes many deaths

California state agencies are combining resources to prevent deaths and injuries from prescription painkiller misuse and overdoses by alerting health care providers, pharmacists and the public to this epidemic.  More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 5 • A vandalism report was taken on Jones Creek Road. • A call reporting suspicious circumstances was received from Yaqui Gulch Road. • A report of threats was taken on Schoolhouse Road in Cathey’s Valley. More...

Housing vouchers lists are available

Subsidy assists low-income people

The Housing Authority of Stanislaus County has announced the opening of the housing choice voucher program waiting lists, for the counties of Mariposa, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne.  The Housing Authority maintains a separate wait list for eac More...

Unit to assist local patients

Merced will be site of mental health facility

CORRESPONDENT   The construction of a new crisis residential unit in Merced will be a boon for patients in Mariposa County who are in emotional crisis.  The Merced County Department of Mental Health has receiving funding that will help buil More...

Man narrowly avoids being struck by train

Bradley Eppler of Cathey’s Valley was arrested on Jan. 9 after his vehicle apparently stalled and was struck by a train near the intersection of Atwater Boulevard and Shaffer Road in Atwater.  More...

John C. Fremont expands skilled nursing facility

Ewing Wing is now offering six more beds

Three double-occupancy rooms in the skilled nursing facility at John C. More...

Long will speak at Republican meeting

Meeting is open to everyone

Marshall Long, newly elected supervisor for District 3, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Mariposa County Republican Central Committee (MCRCC) on Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. at Happy Burger. Everyone is welcome to attend.  More...

Storyteller goes to Greeley Hill

Event will be held at library

Red Cloud Library in Greeley Hill will host storyteller Leslie Scatchard on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. at the Greeley Hill Community, 10332 Fiske Road in Greeley Hill.  More...

Grief recovery group meets in Bootjack

Classes are offered Sunday mornings starting February 1

The Griefshare Grief Recovery Support Group will host a class beginning on Sunday, Feb. 1 from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at the New Life Christian Fellowship, 5089 Cole Road.  The group is for people who have lost a loved one recently or years ago. More...

Sierra Rep announces second show in 2015

Instead of the previously planned unannounced show, Sierra Repertory Theatre will present “The Honky Tonk Angels” as its second 2015 show.  The show will run April 24 through May 31 at Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Historic More...

Jack Hanna will be in Merced for live animal show

Expert brings 15 animals

Animal expert Jack Hanna will bring his three-time Emmy Award-winning television series to the Merced Theatre on Friday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.  In the live show, Hanna will have a number of animals. More...

Helping kids at Christmas

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputy Will Atkinson, left, accepts a check from Steve Knauf, right, of Steve’s Sportsman’s Cafe in support of the 2014 Kops for Kids program. More...

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