March 19, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Habitat helps maintain homes for homeowners

Program aids residents with painting, repair work

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County has done yard cleanup, exterior painting and minor repair work for homes in the county.  The program, A Brush With Kindness (ABWK), has been in place since 2011. More...

Tomatoes are topic for local workshop

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...

Plaza Bar in historic Hornitos gets plaque

Local Clampers honor 150+ year old building

The building that houses the Plaza Bar in Hornitos has been around for more than 150 years, made of thick adobe and sitting at the edge of the plaza that used to be the center of a bustling town of more than 15,000 people.  More...

Response to pine die-off is meeting topic

Qualified contractors are invited to join job-hiring list

The Forestry and Fuels Management Committee of the Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) is sponsoring a workshop on conifer (pine) tree mortality and oak morbidity.  The workshop will be held in the Sequoia Hall (Building A) at More...

Helping the Grizzly Band

Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce President Karen Cutter, right, presents Grizzly Band Junior Drum Major Sierra Dearing a check for $500 for the band’s trip to Washington, D.C. More...

Event to focus on community ideas

A gathering hosted by the local Ever Better Community group will be held on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. More...

Rotary learns about wheelchair project

At the Thursday, March 12 Rotary meeting, President Richard McInturff recognized Dennis Mattiuzi for his sponsoring yet another member this year, as well as pinning two co- Rotarians of the Month for their contributions— David Butler and Vince More...

New business helps connect communities

Oakhurst resident and community liaison Rima Runtzel has launched a new company which combines social media and networking to benefit independent business owners in the local area.  Local Social, a social media marketing agency, launched in Dece More...

Park Service marks centennial

Yosemite selects 10 signature anniversary projects

On August 25, 2016, Yosemite National Park will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.  Yosemite has selected 10 centennial signature projects that are designed to enhance the visitor experience, restore critical ecologica More...

Deadline nears to register for Camp Tweety

Camp Tweety, put on by Mariposa County 4- H, will be held June 5 to 7 at the Lions Camp Pacifica in Ahwahnee.  All fourth through eighth grade students are welcome to attend the event, which will begin on Friday evening with a dinner and end on More...

Packing clinic is set for March 28

The fifth annual Bill Van’s Learn to Pack Stock Clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at the Blasingame Ranch arena, 19606 Auberry Road in Clovis.  The clinic attracts people from a wide area. More...

Founder’s Day set to be celebrated by local Beta Sigma Phi

Members of the Merced Area Council of Beta Sigma Phi will celebrate the organization’s Founder’s Day on April 26 with a luncheon at The Branding Iron Restaurant in Merced.  More...

Scholarship due date is March 29 for snow camps

Partial, complete funding available for students

Applications are being taken for youth scholarships at the Yosemite Winter Club Summer Snow Camp.  There are both partial and complete scholarships to snow camps as well as Ostrander Hut fee scholarships for next season.  Applicants must fi More...

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log

March 9 • A call from Deer Spring Road reported underage smoking. • An easement dispute occurred on Highway 49 South. • Grand theft was reported from Mountain Way. • Stray sheep were on French Camp Road. More...

Hootenanny will benefit firefighters

April event will feature barbecue and raffle

The Wildland Firefighter Hootenanny will be held on Wednesday, April 15 at 5 p.m. More...

County Fire Response Report

March 9 to March 15 EMS -- 10 Fire – 1 Escape control burn Public Assist -- 1 Auto Collision – 1   More...

Equipment whiz

James Palmer of Cathey’s Valley has grabbed the No. 1 spot in a national contest sponsored by the Professional Landcare Network, or PLANET. More...

Correction

In the March 5 issue, the wrong fire company was given for firefighter Paul Lockwood. It should be Midpines Station 36.   More...

Arts Council is holding classes for local children

The Mariposa County Arts Council is holding art classes for children, beginning next week.  A painting class for 6 to 8 year olds will be held on March 23 and 30, and will be taught by Madelyn Mc- Grath. More...

May 1 is Butterfly hat deadline

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival’s hat contest will be held on Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in Building A.  The deadline for entries is May 1. More...

Museum holds a docent fair, open to the community

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...

Grizzly Band puts on poker event

Texas Hold'em tournament includes dinner, prizes

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Marching Band is holding a Texas Hold’em Tournament on March 20 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  The event will help raise money for the band’s Washington, D.C. More...

Fairgrounds is site of electronics recycling

The Mariposa County Fair will be the site of a free e-waste recycling and scrap metal drop on April 17 and 18 from 8 a.m. More...

Mariposa Safe Families will hold an open house

Mariposa Safe Families will be hosting an open house on Monday, March 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Hotline helps homeless honeybees

Volunteers can collect swarms found in county

Local volunteers with the Sierra Foothill Beekeeping Association are once again gearing up to save honeybee swarms throughout Mariposa County and the Sierra foothills.  More...

TEDx will host informational talk

TEDx, a hub for ideas, is looking for people who can volunteer their expertise for the group.  TEDx is a suite of short, carefully-prepared talks, demonstrations and performances that are idea-focused, and cover a wide range of subjects to foste More...

Pianist thanks teacher

Jonah Dacanay, right, who performed his first solo piano concert for the Mariposa community, presented flowers to his music teacher, Gail Vanderslik, at the end of his concert. More...

Volunteers are needed for cancer patients

American Cancer Society seeks transportation for locals

An estimated 1.6 million California residents will learn that they have cancer this year.  The American Cancer Society provides transportation to and from treatment facilities to help people with cancer receive the critical care they need; howev More...

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