February 19, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Successful effort

Community activist and elementary school volunteer Ron Ritchie (at left) is pictured in front of his new handicapped-equipped 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan, along with Jim Musick. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 9 • A caller reported “thin dogs” on Hites Cove Road. • Illegal wood cutting was reported on Miami Mountain Road. • A report of threats was taken on Schoolhouse Road in Cathey’s Valley. More...

Silver-toned truss leads to smiles at park amphitheater

Professional-grade piece will make show lighting a breeze

Standing beneath an aluminum lighting truss that arched over the county park stage, Fred Friedland struck a satisfied pose last week.  “As a user of the stage, I want to tell you how much I appreciate this,” he said on Feb. 10.  More...

Training for Ethos volunteers begins first week in March

Organization supports local youth in Mariposa

Ethos Youth Center is holding a new volunteer training starting Friday, March 6.  Ethos Youth Center, located within walking distance from Mariposa County High School, is a volunteer-fueled organization that depends on dedicated, compassionate a More...

Fair theme entry due February 23

The 2015 Mariposa County Fair and Homecoming theme contest is open.  The contest is limited to Mariposa County residents of any age and there is no limit on the number of ideas that can be submitted by one person. More...

Kindergarten roundup is announced

Students for 2015-16 year can sign up now

Mariposa County Unified School District is holding a kindergarten roundup for 2015-16 school year at schools in the district.  A child is eligible to register for the kindergarten program if the child will have his or her fifth birthday before S More...

Fair, spa day help local girls

Soroptimist and ASB offer dresses for free

Soroptimist International of Mariposa and the Mariposa County High School Associated Student Body are holding the third annual Prom Faire and Spa Day on March 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Pet Connection cancels annual fundraiser

Northside Pet Connection has announced that the group’s annual June yard sale has been cancelled because of the lack of volunteers.  Last year, the yard sale netted nearly $2,000, and is normally the group’s biggest fundraiser.  More...

Artists needed for May event

Art & Wine Festival will be held at Courthouse

On Saturday, May 23, the Mariposa-Yosemite Rotary Club will host the 11th annual Art and Wine Festival at the Mariposa County Courthouse.  This year, the festival will focus on art and wine on the Courthouse lawn.  The Rotary Club is invit More...

High Country donates

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band played on Thursday, Feb. 12 at a local business as the band continued its drive to raise money for its Washington, D.C. trip in May. More...

Dean will head Yosemite Conservancy

New president and CEO is returning to his roots

Frank Dean, who spent time in a National Park Service position in Yosemite National Park, was named as chief executive officer for the Yosemite Conservancy.  More...

Volunteers are needed to help Merced River

Brush to be cleared in the South Fork area

The South Fork Merced River Trail Collaborative is hosting a volunteer trail work day on Saturday, March 21 at 10 a.m.  Volunteers will help clear brush along the Savage-Lundy trail, while learning about the South Fork’s natural and cultur More...

Getting ready for enchiladas in Hornitos

Janet Whitla, left, Dorothy Bauer, center and Trent Williams discuss plans for the 66th annual Hornitos Enchilada Dinner, scheduled for Saturday, March 7. The event will run from 3:30 to 8 p.m. More...

‘Five Women’ on the stage in Sonora

Stage 3 Theatre Company in Sonora is presenting “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” on Feb. 20. The comedy will play until March 22, with four shows a week. More...

Habitat ‘Tour’ is bike race to boost charity

Stationary 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...

John C. Fremont Clinic welcomes new doctor

UC Davis-trained Sharrar is family practice physician

John C. Fremont Medical Clinic has announced the addition of Kelly Sharrar, M.D., to the provider staff.  More...

Repairs to Big Oak Flat tunnels start

Delays will affect traffic

Repairs to the Big Oak Flat Tunnels in Yosemite National Park, located along the Big Oak Flat Road, or Highway 120, start this week. The historic tunnels, completed in 1937, consist of three tunnels along the Big Oak Flat Road. More...

Yosemite Ebola veteran wins nod from association

Valley clinic worker endured quarantine after Liberia stint

Brian Burt, who endured three weeks of isolation following a tour of duty in the Ebola-wracked nation of Liberia, has been honored by a national group.  More...

Restoration of Hotel Jeffery moves ahead

Fire-damaged Coulterville building has walls removed

Restoration of the Coulterville’s historic Hotel Jeffery, which burned in a fire on Nov. 12, has begun.  The drywall walls have all been removed and everything is dried out. More...

Donkey hoops ahead

In 2013, Mariposa FFA President Mikaela Williams (left) kept the ball away from MCHS alumni Heath Brower during the annual Donkey Basketball event held in the Loyd Hobby Gymnasium. More...

Rotarians celebrated Valentine’s Day early

This author remembers when president Reid Marks, years ago, made it his goal to move our meetings from a restaurant to the Senior Activity Center. I also remember wondering why he wanted that. He was a visionary. More...

Butterfly Festival seeks artists, crafters

The annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival is scheduled for May 2 and 3 this year.  The festival committee is inviting local artists and crafters to apply for a booth space to sell their works.  Booths fill the Art Park and the lower 5th Street More...

Yosemite exhibit features photos, paintings, more

Contemporary artists show 49 works of art

Yosemite Renaissance is celebrating its 30th year with an exhibit of 49 paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures by 47 artists. More...

Bankheads give

Jack and Ann Bankhead, far left, recently made a $500 donation to the Mariposa Museum and History Center. More...

Students graduate from Fresno Pacific

Ronan Cornec and GeGe Drozen, both of Mariposa, were among 387 graduates at Fresno Pacific University’s spring commencement, which was held in the special events center on the main campus in Fresno.  Cornec received an MBA in business admi More...

Mobile razed

A single-wide residence and adjacent travel trailer burned last Thursday afternoon on Colorado Road. The owner, Sam Thomas, was not injured in the blaze. Around 2 p.m. More...

Museum is topic at Garden Club meeting

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...

Fundraiser at Pizza Factory helps Relay

Today, Thursday, Feb. More...

Rutherford shares life at festival

Storytelling event in March features six performers

“I’m afraid I can’t explain myself, sir. Because I am not myself, you see?” .Lewis Carroll, “Alice in Wonderland”   More...

Wayward Ponies holds open house

Rescue group offers raffle at annual event

Wayward Ponies' Home is holding its sixth annual event on Saturday, Feb. More...

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