March 12, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Steppin’ lightly

One of the majestic Rancho Valencia Spanish dancing horses prances to the beat of the music as Mexican dancers twirl their skirts during last Saturday’s 66th annual Hornitos enchilada dinner. More...

County Fire Response Report

Mar. 2 to Mar. 8 EMS -- 20 Fire – 1 Public Assist -- 1 Auto Collision – 0   More...

Dalmation preparation

Makeup artist Lily Fluharty (center) worked on a lengthy makeup procedure for Andrew Chenowith’s Cruella de Vil character during last weekend’s run for “101 Dalmations” at Mar More...

Vendor application deadline is near for Butterfly Festival

Applications for vendor space during the Butterfly Festival, scheduled for May 2 and 3, closes on March 15 for both food and artisans. More...

New O’Reilly store to celebrate Saturday

O’Reilly Auto Parts, at 4907 Joe Howard Road in town, will hold grand opening festivities from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Rotarians hear from teens about leadership camp

On Thursday, March 5, Rotarians and guests packed the Senior Activity Center to capacity with a program delivered by high school juniors and seniors.  More...

Spring Fling helps volunteers buy equipment

Fremont Hospital benefits from fundraiser in April

The John C. More...

Childhood tales event is this evening

The Mariposa County Arts Council is holding its second Story Slam today, on Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m. More...

Pancake breakfast will be put on to help give 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...

Butterfly Garden Club will host Melissa Odell

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

Annual Tour de Habitat is a big success

Fundraiser saw 14 teams compete at local church

Habitat for Humanity’s Fifth Annual Tour de Habitat was pull off some successful fundraising for safe, decent, affordable housing in Mariposa County.  The event brought 14 teams together in the New Life Christian Fellowship gym on Saturday More...

County offers grants for crime reduction, requests due 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...

Horseshoe tourney will benefit local Relay for Life event

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...

Mariposa Fire volunteer of the month

Paul Lockwood, a tool and die maker, is a member of Station 36 in Hunters Valley.  Lockwood is self-employed, doing business as High Sierra Manufacturing Company. More...

Catnip Society receives grant from PetSmart

Money helps get felines in Mariposa spayed, neutered

The Catnip Society, a non-profit organization which provides help for Mariposa’s cats, received a $3,500 grant from PetSmart Charities in 2014.  More...

Book signing set to be held at Mining Museum

Authors Freely, Workman look at plight of musuems

The California State Mining and Mineral Museum will be the site of a book signing this weekend, March 14 and 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

March 2 • A call reporting a prowler on Highway 140 resulted in an arrest. • A grand theft report was taken on Stumpfield Mountain Road. • A report of fraud was received from Cornett’s Entrance Road. More...

Snow survey is bad news for entire state

Lake McClure may not be open for recreation this year

The latest manual snow survey in the Sierra Nevada, done on March 3, pegged the Central Sierra snowpack at a near-record low.  The California Department of Water Resources took manual measurements at the Phillips snow course about 90 miles east More...

Mountain Riders will host Jerseydale ride

The Mariposa Mountain Riders are holding a trail ride on March 21.  The ride will start at the heliport near Jerseydale. Riders should meet at 9 a.m. and the ride will start at 10 a.m.  More...

Clarification

Not all of the men shown in the photo accompanying the story on local homeless people (“Bulging number of homeless here may exceed Oakhurst’s,” March 5), are homeless or jobless. The photo ran on page A-10 of the issue. More...

Soroptimist is holding Gold Rush dinner, dance

Soroptimist International of Mariposa will host its annual Gold Rush Dinner and Dance on Saturday, March 28 at the Mariposa Fairgrounds in the Manzanita Room.  The doors open at 5:30 p.m. More...

Retirees to meet at senior Center

The next regular meeting of the Public Employees Retirees Association (RPEA) will be held on Tuesday, March 17 at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane at noon.  Lunch will be free for those attending the meeting. More...

McInturff pins McInturff

Ophelia McInturff, right, received a pin recognizing her fundraising efforts for The Rotary Foundation at last week’s meeting of the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club. More...

Wild horses, burros are up for adoption

Animals from BLM land will be in Angels Camp

The Bureau of Land Management will bring its wild horse and burro adoption program to the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp on Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15.  More...

Phillips set to speak March 17 at Republican Committee

Tom Phillips, president of Mariposa Museum and History Center, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Mariposa County Republican Central Committee (MCRCC) on March 17 at 6 p.m. at Happy Burger. The public is welcome to attend.  More...

Butterfly babysitters are needed for May

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival is seeking individuals and groups to sponsor butterflies for the 2015 event, which is scheduled for May 2 and 3.  Sponsors will receive butterfly caterpillars along with food, habitat and instructions. More...

Why wild pheasants are declining

Editorial Note: The following wildlife-related questions are answered by Carrie Wilson of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Readers can submit questions in an email to CalOutdoors@wildlife.ca.g ov.   More...

Hornitos 4-H Club hosts runners meal

The Hornitos 4-H Club will be holding a runners breakfast for the Merced Running Club on Sunday, March 15 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. More...

‘Story concert’ will be aimed at local kids

Storytelling Festival is slated for this weekend

A children’s story concert will be one of the features of the Mariposa County Arts Council’s 28th Storytelling Festival, scheduled for this Friday through Sunday.  Storyteller Antonio Rocha will entertain at the children’s conc More...

Sierra Foothill Conservancy plans local hikes

Bohna Ranch walk will kick off spring programs

Sierra Foothill Conservancy will begin its 2015 Mariposa hikes and classes program on Sunday, March 14, with a hike on the Bohna Ranch in Hornitos.  Hike leader Ben Goger will talk about the cultural and natural history of the ranch and surround More...

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