February 12, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Treasure hunting

Mary Fillebrown (left), an organizer of last weekend’s St. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 2 • Petty theft reports were received from Rainbow Fall, Old Highway North, East Westfall Road, and Highway 49 North. • A vandalism report was taken on Tip Top Road. • A bull was in a yard on Mt. Bullion Cutoff Road.  More...

Crackin’ crab

In typical Mariposa fashion, hundreds of residents attended the Mariposa Lions Club’s annual crab feed at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds last Saturday evening. More...

Befriended by woman, this cat has Facebook fans

Sometimes derided, newspapers have long served up .cat stories' to readers

Some say cat stories are not “hard news.”  A study released by University of Illinois journalism professor Matthew Ehrlich last week finds that cats generate endless interest among newspaper readers, however.  Even the “se More...

County advisory committee has one open member seat

The advisory committee that provides ongoing advice and recommendations regarding In-Home Supportive Services to the Mariposa County Department of Human Services and to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors has an open seat.  More...

McClintock will meet with residents in March

Rep. Tom McClintock will have an open meeting with Mariposa County residents on Tuesday, March 10 at 6 p.m. More...

Job center has funds for training

Money is offered by Mother Lode Workforce Investment

The Mother Lode Workforce Investment Board still has some vocational training and traditional education scholarships available for county residents of all ages.  A total of 99 scholarships were awarded during 2014. More...

Republicans to host sheriff

Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Mariposa County Republican Central Committee (MCRCC) on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. at Happy Burger.  More...

County library receives grant

Mariposa Rotary helps out with $600 donation

The Mariposa County Library recently received a community service grant of $600 from Mariposa- Yosemite Rotary.  The grant will be used to purchase educational GED materials for the adult literacy program and to assist qualifying participants wi More...

Policy sets snowmobile-use areas

Area forests already had designated trails

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Rare Sierra Nevada fox is spotted

The first confirmed sighting of a rare Sierra Nevada red fox in Yosemite National Park was announced last month.  The Park hadn’t had a confirmed sighting in nearly 100 years. More...

Rotary holds contest

Mariposa-Yosemite Rotary Club held its annual speech contest on Jan. 29. Two sophomore contestants participated in the contest. More...

Yosemite West lodging operator seeks county cash

A long-simmering dispute at Yosemite West alleges that corrosive county water caused dozens of leaks that added up to astronomical water bills for the Yosemite Four Seasons resort.  More...

Fun fair is free for families

Event at Mariposa Elementary includes bike rodeo, egg hunt

Mariposa Safe Families is hosting a free family fun fair, “Safe at Home,” on Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Mariposa Elementary School, 5044 Jones Street in Mariposa.  More...

Sign-ups for Camp Tweety are offered

Mariposa County 4-H is inviting all fourth through eighth grade children to attend Camp Tweety, which is slated to run from June 5 to 7. Camp Tweety will be held at Lions Camp Pacifica in Ahwahnee. More...

New member is added

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently installed a new member. Installation chairman Dee Carr, left, welcomed new member Debbie Brozovich. More...

Yosemite waives fee for Presidents Day weekend

Yosemite National Park will waive entrance fees from Saturday, Feb. 14 to Monday, Feb. 16 in commemoration of Presidents Day.  Presidents Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February. More...

Price of gas rockets up, stunning drivers

Motorists were stunned last week when the price of gas shot up .20¢ in town on Feb. More...

County Fire Response Report

Feb. 2 to Feb. 8, 2015

EMS -- 15 Fire – 3 Public Assist -- 1 Auto Collision – 1   February is American Heart Month. More...

County Medi-Cal enrollments keep pace with patients’ needs

Mariposa avoids delays that have afflicted other California counties

Statewide delays in enrolling low-income people for Medi-Cal coverage have largely been avoided in Mariposa County, Human Services Director Chevon Kothari said last week.  More...

Hornitos is hosting 66th annual dinner

Traditional enchilada fundraiser benefits many

The 66th annual Hornitos enchilada dinner is scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 7 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. More...

Backyard beekeeping is focus of group

Sierra Foothill Beekeepers is looking for new members

Sierra Foothill Beekeepers Association will hold its monthly meeting on Feb. 16 at the Mariposa County Library at 7 p.m.  Anyone who is interested in backyard beekeeping in Mariposa is invited to the event. More...

Heck of a cake

Sharon and Doug Gallaway were the top bidders at a fundraiser last Saturday evening for Sierra Foothill Charter School and Cathey’s Valley 4-H. More...

Door Mouse backs band

The Sweetheart Style Show on Feb. 7 was a great success. More...

Bigelow, allies promote early college savings

Legislation would make savings tax deductible

Mariposa County’s state assemblyman Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) joined colleagues last week to introduce legislation that would encourage early college savings by making contributions to California’s college savings plan tax deductibl More...

Yosemite inn makes top 25

Little Ahwahnee Inn makes Travelers Choice Award

The Little Ahwahnee Inn Yosemite, located 2.5 miles from Yosemite’s southern entrance, has been awarded the “2015 Travelers Choice Award” by Trip Advisor.  This award names the inn among the top 25 bed and breakfasts in the Uni 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...

Museum is topic at Garden Club

The Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa.  More...

Museum fireside chat will feature historian Phillips

Old Mariposa photos are focus of program

Tom Phillips will speak at the monthly meeting of the Mariposa Museum and History Center on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. at the museum, 5119 Jessie Street in Mariposa.  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...

Tour de Habitat raises funds for non-profit

Stationary bike contest is looking for teams

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is getting ready for its fifth annual Tour de Habitat on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at New Life Christian Fellowship on Cole Road.  More...

Six storytellers are ready for festival in March

The Mariposa County Arts Council’s 28th Storytelling Festival is set for March 13-15, and six storytellers will bring cultures and traditions to Mariposa County.  One of the six storytellers is Antonio Rocha, who uses mime and sound in his More...

Blackbirds are topic at Rotary meeting

Rotarians on Thursday, Feb. 5, packed the Senior Activity Center with guests and family to hear from Lowell Young, Yosemite Area Audubon Society’s President and past winner of Audubon’s Volunteer Award.  More...

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