February 5, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Festival features storytellers

28th annual event will feature six performers

The 28th annual Mariposa Storytelling Festival, scheduled for March 13-15, will have storytelling performers telling tales for all ages.  Storyteller Beth Horner will share her many journeys of adventure, haunting eeriness and farmyard escapades More...

Sheriff’s K9 program enhances crime fighting

Two specially trained dogs are “force multiplier”

In 2012, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office started a new K9 program.  The program was initiated under grant funding and was anticipated to enhance Mariposa County law enforcement services in the community.  Two-well trained, male More...

Guns raffled to help kids

Local Elks Heath Brower and Dan Farmer have organized a multi-week gun raffle to raise money for 4-H, FFA, Little League, Bears football, Mariposa Fish & Game youth shooting sports and other yout More...

County Fire Response Report

Jan. 26 to Feb. 1

EMS -- 9 Fire – Structure 2 Vegetation 2 Public Assist -- 1 Auto Collision – 3   More...

4-H clubs plan two fundraisers

Pancake breakfast will help fund Camp Tweety

The Mariposa County 4-H Council will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center in Mariposa. More...

Boat launch reopens at Don Pedro

Moccasin Point shallow-draft ramp available

The water level at Don Pedro Lake has gone up, allowing the Don Pedro Recreation Agency to reopen the unimproved low water boat launch facility at Moccasin Point Recreation Area.  The low water unimproved ramp’s grade is too shallow for la More...

Lions’ crab feed is Saturday

The Mariposa Lions Club still has tickets available for purchase for its annual crab feed fundraiser this Saturday, Feb. More...

County offers grants to be used for crime reduction

Request for proposals must be in by March 15

The Budget Act of 2014 (Chapter 25, Statutes of 2014) allocated $8 million to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) for the Community Recidivism Reduction Grant, described in Penal Code Section 1233.10.  More...

Style show will boost Grizzlies

Friends of the Door Mouse will host the second annual Sweetheart Style Show on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church at the corner of Bullion and Sixth streets in Mariposa. More...

Mariposa County Fire volunteer of the month

Nick Moschetti, a retired construction worker, is a firefighter with Coulterville Station 26.  Moschetti began his service to the community in 1994, took a break in 2002 and returned in 2009.  He said he joined the department in 1994 a week More...

Breakfast helps to fund Odd Fellows

IOOF Hall in La Grange will be site of fundraiser

The La Grange Odd Fellows is hosting its monthly breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 7 to 11 a.m. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Jan. 26 • Illegal dumping was reported on Sterling Court. • A call reporting vandalism was received from Smith Road. • A dog was tied to a tree on St. Andrews Road. • A mountain lion sighting was reported from Crystal Aire Drive. More...

Mountain Crisis event is set for Saturday

1950s theme featured

Mountain Crisis Services is hosting its annual fundraiser this Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. More...

Evans is honored

Terry Evans (right, at lecturn) was named Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce Businessman of the Year last month. Evans was misidentified in a photo that ran in the Jan. More...

Missing at-risk teen is found with help of new computer link

On the evening of Jan. More...

AAUW free event sheds light on clean water need in Peru

Tierney family's Amazon trip is subject of discussion

Clean water is something most Americans take for granted.  In June of 2014, five members of the Tierney family of Mariposa traveled to the Amazon in Peru and learned just how vital water is when they helped install clean water systems in two rem More...

Golden Agers will host bingo at senior center

Golden Agers Bingo is held on the first Friday of every month, and anyone over the age of 18 is invited to attend the game at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa.  Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. More...

Soroptimist will honor Sweethearts

Members of the Merced/Atwater/Mariposa chapters of Beta Sigma Phi will hold their 66th annual Sweetheart Gala on Feb. 14 starting at 6 p.m. at the Merced Golf and Country Club in Merced.  More...

Audubon program features film

Award-winning “Green Fire” will be shown on Feb. 12

The Yosemite Area Audubon Society and Melissa Odell, partner biologist with Point Blue Conservation Science and the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Mariposa, will host a screening of the Emmy Award-winning feature-length documentary “ 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 Club House, 10332 Fiske Road in Greeley Hill.  More...

Ladies’ Guild hosts rummage sale in February

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Ladies’ Guild is hosting its annual rummage sale on Friday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The sale will be at St. More...

Museum and History Center readies for fair

Training will be free on March 21

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...

Robin Hopper to speak at meeting

The Mariposa Democratic Club will meet on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 9:45 a.m. at Miner’s Roadhouse 140.  Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent Robin Hopper will be the guest speaker. More...

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