April 9, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Butterfly Festival needs volunteers

Committee also seeks parade entries

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival is celebrating its 10th year this spring. The event needs volunteers to help with Katerpillar Kids, butterfly releases, festival set-up, registration and more. More...

Fishing derby will take place April 11, 12

Lake McSwain event offers prizes for catches

The Merced Irrigation District Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 20th annual Lake Mc- Swain Trout Derby on Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12.  The event will be at Lake McSwain and will held starting at 7 a.m. More...

Paddle from the Sierra to the sea

Paddle to the Sea is the Tuolumne River Trust’s annual paddle-a-thon to protect the Tuolumne River and raise awareness for river stewardship.  This May and June, individuals and teams can sign up for a one-day paddle on the Tuolumne or Ame More...

Mountain Crisis marks awareness with ‘Denim Day’

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and everyone is encouraged to wear denim on Wednesday, April 29.  Mountain Crisis Services has also prepared a sticker to let people show support for the organization’s community awareness effort.&n More...

Concert will feature music from Disney

MCHS chorus will sing on April 30

The Mariposa County High School advanced chorus will present a choir concert featuring music from the Disney Anthology on Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m. in the Richard D. More...

Rock hounds meet at state mining museum

The Mariposa Gem & Mineral Club meets at 4 p.m. at the California State Mining and Mineral Museum at the county fairgrounds. Visitors are welcome. Information: 742-7625.   More...

Reprinted from February 11, 1922

Owing to the large number of lions appearing in the section of the country about Kinsley during the recent snow storms, State Lion Hunter Bruce, in company of several other hunters of note were in that section several days the past week hunting the b More...

June cowboy poetry is now on students’ radar

School officials commit close to 1,000 students to contest

Struggling to attract participants just a month ago, the Mariposa County Wagon Train now has close to 1,000 students signed up for its Jr. Cowboy Poetry contest.  More...

Fairgrounds friends meet each month

The Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds meet at 5:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.  To contact the group, send an email to mariposafriends@yahoo.com.  The main office number at the mariposa County Fairgrounds is 966-2432.   More...

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During the first two weeks of March, Pioneer Market collected donations for Mariposa Elementary School to help fund field trips for every class. More...

Reprinted from February 18, 1862

Rumor says that several persons well-known in this county, are now fighting in the rebel army. In what way it comes, except that a little of news leaks out privately from time to time, it is hard to make out. More...

Household hazardous waste collection is set

Landfill sets aside one day

A household hazardous waste (HHW) collection event sponsored by Mariposa County Department of Public Works will be held at the Mariposa County Landfill on Tuesday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appointment only. More...

Piecemakers do their thing on Saturday

The quilting group meets the second Saturday of each month in the lower hall at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. All levels of skill are welcome. Call 742-5427 for more information.   More...

Social justice group meets on third Thursdays

The Pax Christi social justice group meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the upper hall at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. For more information, dial 742-7862.   More...

Veteran marks 50-year anniversary with book

Yaley fought in Southeast Asia, later battled to help conflict’s littlest victims

For Bill Yaley, a Rotarian who volunteers in local schools today, next Friday will mark one terrifying and another joyful event in his life.  On April 10, 1965, Yaley arrived with the Second Battalion, Third Marine Division near Da Nang in South More...

Reprinted from April 17, 1920

The subscription price of this paper has not been raised—only $2 per year.   More...

Reprinted from April 17, 1920

The latest new car in Cathey’s Valley is a Maxwell. Newt Dunnaway is the owner.   More...

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On Wednesday, April 1, Mariposa County High School students from the Grizzly Fire vocational program visited Woodland Elementary to give a fire safety demonstration at the school. More...

Reprinted from December 31, 1910

A runaway accident occurred at Moore hill, a few miles below Mormon Bar, last Monday evening, in which Mrs. Ben Ward of Lewis and Mrs. Maggie Clark of Mariposa were injured. More...

Group thanks community

Friends of Fairgrounds hosts social

The Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation will hold a community appreciation social on Thursday, April 16 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in Building A. The event is free and open to the public.  More...

Breakfast is on the menu in La Grange

The La Grange LaFayette Lodge #65 Odd Fellows will host its monthly breakfast on Sunday, April 12 from 7 to 11 a.m. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

March 30 • A report of fraud was taken on Hospital Road. • Petty theft reports were taken at the Mariposa County Park and McNally Road. • A burglary reported from Usona Road resulted in an arrest. More...

Reprinted from January 24, 1920

L.L. Hart, one of the most prosperous farmers and stockraisers in the Bootjack area is the latest owner of a Fordson tractor. It was purchased through the Lounsbury & Shaffer company of Merced.   More...

Dinner nourishes Ewing Wing

Tri-tip is on April 25 plates

The annual Four Seasons benefit dinner for the Ewing Wing at John C. Fremont Hospital will be held on Saturday, April 25.  The dinner will take place at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane. Doors open at 5 p.m. More...

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Community members from multiple congregations attended an interfaith Good Friday service at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on April 3. More...

Garden club meets on April 16

Marina Fisher will be speaker

The Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April 16 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center in Mariposa.  More...

Law Day to be celebrated in Park

350 students will attend event

Law Day Yosemite will take place on May 1 at Yosemite Elementary School.  Approximately 350 eighth grade students from 10 schools in and around Yosemite National Park will attend the event, which celebrates the Rule of Law.  This year, the More...

Spring Fling will benefit hospital

The John C. More...

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Mariposa Academic Boosters Club, Inc., represented by vice chairman David James, left, accepted a $2,000 donation from Sierra Telephone, presented by Community Outreach spokeswoman Laura Norman, righ More...

Reprinted from September 10, 1921

The Mariposa County High School now has an enrollment of thirty pupils. This is a larger class than the total enrollment for any previous years.   More...

Reprinted from January 24, 1914

The storm in Mariposa Saturday night was one of the heaviest this generation has experienced. The wind blew a perfect gale, uprooting large trees and blowing down numerous sheds and awnings.   More...

Mariposa Symphony celebrates Yosemite

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra will commemorate the 125th anniversary of Yosemite National Park on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 at 2 p.m. at The Ahwahnee hotel in the Park.  More...

MyIP helps youth in Mariposa County

Group is hosting get together

Mariposa Youth Impact Project (MyIP) is hosting a wine tasting and appetizer event to help the community know the organization.  The event will take place on Wednesday, April 15 at Savoury’s Restaurant from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  More...

Pistol Club will shoot on Sunday

The Mariposa Pistol Club’s monthly steel challenge match happens the second Sunday of each month at the range at 4443 Old Highway. Sign-ups start at 8 a.m., and the shoot begins at 9 a.m. More...

FFA youth are topic of Rotary Club meeting

Members from Mariposa talk about goals

Facts and trivia were the foundation of Mariposa-Yosemite’s Thursday, April 2 meeting, which was kicked off by President   Richard McInturff with the induction of a new member— Damien Riley, a Mariposa-raised young man—and anot More...

Methodist Church helps with spring cleaning

Shred personal papers at church

The Mariposa United Methodist Church is holding its annual spring cleaning event on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot behind the church at 6th and Bullion Streets in Mariposa.  More...

Reprinted from March 12, 1861

A fatal affray occurred in Bear Valley, Wednesday last, in which one Reese, well known about Agua Fria and Princeton, was shot dead by Crowell, better known around here as “Babe.” It would appear from what we can learn that Reese made an More...

Reprinted from January 7, 1911

Frank Grosjean, a former well-known resident of the Bootjack district in this county, but of late a resident of Fresno, died at his home in the Kleinhurst addition to that city, on the evening of December 31st, 1910, from typhoid pneumonia. Mr. More...

Reprinted from January 31, 1863

Death of COLORADO JACK - The Indian desperado whom we had occasion to notice last week, closed his career of crime on Saturday last. More...

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