March 5, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

New beds are donated to John C. Fremont Hospital

Acute nursing facility gets lift from family's gift

On Wednesday, Feb. 25, Leone Sutherland and her son, Glenn Sutherland, visited John C. More...

Holdin’ on

Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent Robin Hopper hangs on to her mount during last Thursday night’s Donkey Basketball event at MCHS. More...

Yosemite measles outbreak is Park concern this month

Managers are urging staff, families to get vaccinated

With the measles outbreak in the United States in its third month, and California the site of the first cases, Yosemite National Park is worried about cases showing up there.  More...

Concert features local piano player

11-year-old Jonah Dacanay set to perform at Mariposa Lutheran Church

Jonah Dacanay of the Sounds of Music Studio in Mariposa will be giving his first solo piano concert, “Jonah’s Piano Concert,” for friends, family and the community of Mariposa on Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m. More...

Sierra Foothill Conservancy announces director appointment

Bridget Fithian has long history with organization

Sierra Foothill Conservancy recently announced Bridget Fithian as the new executive director of the non-profit agency.  Fithian will oversee the entire organization and will report directly to the board of directors.  In recent years, she h More...

Covered California threatens fines

Agency warns of penalties for non-compliance

Covered California is offering a special enrollment opportunity for consumers who did not know or understand there was a tax penalty for being uninsured in 2014 or who learned they may face a penalty for 2015.  More...

Cuban birds are subject of program

Audubon Society hosts photographer Matthiessen

Matthew Matthiessen of Mariposa, a storyteller, wildlife photographer and chief financial officer at John C. More...

Ethos holds training

Ethos Youth Center is holding a new volunteer training starting Friday, March 6.  Ethos Youth Center is a non-profit organization with the mission to empower diverse young people within the community.  People interested in becoming an Etho More...

Bingo set for first Fridays

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...

Storyteller Saulter joins local festival

Arts Council's event is scheduled for March 13-15

Storyteller Sarah Saulter will join the lineup of performers at the Mariposa County Arts Council Storytelling Festival, March 13 to 15.  Saulter uses characters such as strong women and tricksters, magical beings and wise fools in her storytelli More...

Workshop will focus on growing tomatoes

Master Gardeners set to speak at free event

Mariposa County Master Gardeners Dan Horner and Helen Willoughby-Peck will present a workshop about growing tomatoes successfully. The free workshop will be held on Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. More...

New member installed

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently installed Beth Williams, right, as a new member. She was welcomed in by installation chair Dee Carr, left. 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...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

Feb. 23 • An out-of-control juvenile was on East Whitlock Road. • A neighbor dispute occurred on Vista Grande Way. • A child custody issue occurred on Mueller Court. More...

County Fire Response Report

Feb. 23 to Mar. 1  EMS -- 8 Fire – 1 Public Assist -- 1 Auto Collision – 0   More...

Snow report bad, and not just for skiers, boarders

Groundwater is recharged by snow, wells to suffer without it

Yosemite Ranger Rob Pilewski issued a stunning snow report prior to last weekend’s modest storm— just two inches on the ground at 8,600-ft. Tuolumne Meadows on Feb. More...

Mountain Crisis starts two new weekly groups

Domestic violence, assault are focus of support meetings

Mountain Crisis Services has announced the formation of two new weekly groups that will be using “A Window Between Worlds” art program.  More...

GOP leaders will address attendees at Republicans’ annual dinner event

Jim Brulte, Stephen Frank will speak at annual event

The annual Lincoln/Reagan Dinner, hosted by the Mariposa County Republican Central Committee, will be held Saturday, March 21 at 6 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  The event will feature guest speakers Sen. More...

Horseshoe tourney will benefit local Relay for Life

Mariposa Relay for Life is hosting a rally and horseshoe tournament at 11 a.m. on March 14 at the Tap Room, 2534 Highway 140 in Cathey’s Valley.  People who attend can bring their own team or they can be matched up at the event. More...

Sheriff’s SCOPE is seeking volunteers

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office community policing effort, known as SCOPE, is looking for volunteers to join the group.  SCOPE volunteers work on a variety of duties, including security for the Mariposa County Fair, Live Scan, Project More...

Manna House to take Easter grocery sign-ups

Manna House in Mariposa will provide a box of groceries to the needy in the county for an Easter dinner.  Sign-ups for the groceries begin on Monday, March 9 at Manna House, 5127 Charles Street in Mariposa. More...

Rummage, man cave, craft sale get rolling on Saturday morning

Mariposa Lutheran Church will hold a rummage, man cave and craft sale on Saturday, March 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Mariposa Safe Families moves

Mariposa Safe Families has announced that the organization is moving to a new location at 5065 Highway 140, suites B and C.  The new offices are in the back half of the old Coldwell Banker building.  Once the move is complete, the organiza More...

McClintock to stop by on Tuesday

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

Rotary donates to 4-H

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Time ‘springs’ forward

Residents should advance clocks one hour before retiring on Saturday night in order to wake in synch with daylight-saving time on Sunday morning.  The change takes place at 2 a.m. More...

Art contest is open to high school students

VFW is sponsoring Young American Patriotic challenge

The Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards contest, sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6042 in Mariposa, is taking entries.  More...

Pancake breakfast gives a boost to local fire company

Volunteer Fire Company No. 32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club are hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 14, from 8 to 10 a.m. More...

La Grange Odd Fellows host its monthly breakfast

IOOF meeting hall will be open for tours

The La Grange Odd Fellows monthly breakfast will be held on March 8 from 7 to 11 a.m. More...

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