April 16, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Band marathon will be in honor of Phillip Smith

Grizzly Band, others featured in day of music

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band will host the Dr. Phillip M. Smith Band Marathon on Saturday, April 25 at the Mariposa Museum and History Center.  The event will kick off at 9 a.m. with the Grammywinning Grizzly Band playing. More...

Plants, garden art focus of local sale

Master Gardeners plan for May 2 event

The Master Gardeners of Mariposa County will hold their annual plant and garden art sale on Saturday, May 2, at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in the Amigo picnic area from 8 a.m. More...

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Mariposa Safe Families recently erected half a dozen displays to raise awareness of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

April 6 • A vandalism report was taken on Cotton Creek Road in Bear Valley. • A suspicious person was on Highway 140. • Trespassing was reported from Triangle Road. More...

Local people pull together for Tom

Restaurant staff, supporters, band together for man with ALS

Melissa Land, a chef at Mariposa’s 1850 restaurant, recently shared the story of Tom Santi with her coworkers. More...

Seniors bring art to Treetop Gallery

Photography will be exhibited through June

The Mariposa County Arts Council is hosting the F/STOP photography show at the Treetop Gallery in town.  Last fall and winter the Arts Council held its second series of F/STOP photography classes and four-week photography workshops for community More...

Medusahead management clinic is scheduled

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) will be hosting two field days to discuss different methods of controlling medusahead, an invasive weed that affects local pasturelands.  Topics discussed will include low-cost treatments More...

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At the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, April 7, the board adopted a resolution proclaiming the week of April 5-11 as Safety Seat Checkup Week. More...

Funding for food and shelter is available

Federal grants will help local organizations

Officials in Mariposa County anticipate being awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.  The grant will be distributed to local nonprofit and public organizations that provide food and shelter assistance. More...

Marina Fisher speaks at Garden Club on April 16

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...

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American Legion Post 567 members Al Handy and Scott Cummings spent the morning of March 18 at Mariposa Elementary School talking to the third grade classes on American flag etiquette. More...

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Youngsters Gabriel Terrell (from left) Jesse Morris and Miranda Morris checked out serpentine and obsidian with help from volunteer Michelle Ritter (right) at last weekend 's gem show at the Californ More...

Group offers thanks to 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...

Spring turkey season is open

Archery season ends May 27

California’s 2015 general spring wild turkey hunting season is now open statewide and extends through May 3, with the archery season ending on May 17.  Hunters who have a current junior hunting license may also hunt the two weeks after the More...

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Mariposa Grizzly Boosters Club president Brenda Hartsog, left, recently received a check from Mariposa County Chief Probation Officer Pete Judy, right. The money will help fund Sober Grad 2015. More...

Yosemite readies for National Park Week

Activities for youth, families

Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Park Week, Earth Day and National Junior Ranger Day from Saturday, April 18, through Sunday, April 26.  Special events and activities are being sponsored and organized by the National Park Service ( More...

Reprinted from April 21, 1854

We are sorry to inform our readers, that we have only one murder case to present this week.  More...

Gardens are on tour in May

Master Gardeners host event

The annual Mariposa County Master Gardener Spring Garden Tour will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 9:30 a.m. More...

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The Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Bureau recently made a donation to the Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band. Here, Tourism Bureau Director Terry Selk presents the check to band members. 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...

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Mariposa Grizzly Booster member Pauline Penrose, left, recently received a $200 check from Rick Roesch of Mercy Medical Transport. More...

Reprinted from April 17, 1920

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

Reprinted from July 17, 1868

An organized gang of thieves have been operating in Mariposa, Merced and Stanislaus counties, and of one is now in our county jail awaiting his trial. More...

Ceremony slated to honor victims of crime

Sheriff Binnewies, others will speak

April 19-25 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, and this year is dedicated to engaging communities and empowering victims.  More...

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A full house turned up for last Saturday's Spring Fling fundraiser put on at the Mariposa Senior Activity Center by volunteers from John C. Fremont hospital. More...

4-H host Bike-A-Thon this Saturday to benefit Multiple Sclerosis

Walkers, runners are also welcome

The Mariposa County 4-H Citizenship project is planning its fourth annual Bike-A-Thon.  The event will be held on Sunday, April 19 and is open to all ages. More...

Reprinted from August 1, 1914

A rattlesnake measuring 5 feet 2 inches long and about 10 inches in circumference was killed a short time since at the old Clanton ranch by E.P. Yager. This is the largest rattler known to have been killed in this county.   More...

Competition is open to young, local composers

Musicians 8 to18 can enter

The Mariposa County Arts Council Inc. and the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra are hosting the Young Master Composers Celebration for 2015. More...

Reprinted from October 22, 1921

Julius Gordon and T. Ashworth have posters out announcing a dance at Bootjack tonight, Saturday, Oct. 22. More...

Dorothy Bauer is turning 99

Celebration will be held in Hornitos

On Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. there will be a gathering to celebrate the birthday of Dorothy Bauer, who will be 99 years old.  The event will be held at Golden Stag Hall in Hornitos. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

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As part of the Mariposa Butterfly Festival's community service, Karen Cutter, chairman of the board for the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce, recently delivered caterpillars to Valley Children's H More...

Beetle battle is a hot topic

Workshop will be held on April 18

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 on Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. More...

Pancake breakfast benefits Bootjack Volunteers

The Bootjack Volunteer Fire Department is holding a pancake breakfast and yard sale on Saturday, April 25 at the Bootjack Firehouse, 3883 Bootjack Lane.  The meal will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice and coffee. More...

Grizzly Band will perform at Art Park

The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band will play at the Mariposa Art Park on Saturday, April 18 at 5 p.m.  The band will be playing with the band known as The Soul Galaxy.  For some songs with The Soul Galaxy, a couple of the marching More...

Hazardous waste event will be held at Don Pedro

Reservations must be made

A household hazardous waste (HHW) collection event cosponsored by the Mariposa County Department of Public Works and the Tuolumne County Solid Waste Division will be held at the Lake Don Pedro Transfer Station on Friday, April 24 from 9 a.m. More...

Relay for Life holds fundraiser

April 18 event will benefit the Cancer Society

The Mariposa Relay for Life is hosting a garage sale on Saturday, April 18 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Low-cost gelding clinic is scheduled

A low-cost gelding clinic for male horses will be held on Sunday, April 26 at Angels Camp Veterinary Hospital, 1997 Deer Creek Road in Angels Camp.  Mariposa Mountain Riders related that stallions must be halter broke, healthy and have two desce More...

Weekend e-waste event at fair is free

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...

Local author will sign books

“Operation Babylift” looks at Vietnam

Bill Yaley, a Mariposa resident who was a former Marine Lieutenant in Vietnam, will hold a book signing on Saturday, April 18 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. More...

Library is seeking donations

Books needed for semi-annual sale

The Mariposa County Friends of the Library’s semi-annual book sale is scheduled for the first weekend in May.  The deadline for contributing books for the May sale is this Friday, April 17.  More...

Reprinted from April 17, 1920

The grand ball given by the Mariposa baseball club in Liberty Hall, Mariposa, last Saturday, was a decided success from every standpoint. 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. More...

Woodcarvers will gather in Oakhurst

Craft fair will finish up event

The California Carvers Guild, along with the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce and Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau, are hosting the eighth annual Woodcarver’s Rendezvous, which will be held at the Oakhurst Community Center on April 19-25.  More...

JCF in April will present audit

The presentation of the John C. More...

Daddy, daughter dance is free for all

Event is scheduled for this Friday

Mariposa Safe Families is holding its third annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Friday, April 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the gymnasium at Mariposa Elementary School in Mariposa.  The event is free and all girls are welcome. More...

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Sierra Foothill Charter School students in transitional kindergarten through eighth grade recently participated in a science fair. More...

Sick of hot weather? Blame the sea ‘blob’

A series of photos taken by an automated camera on Yosemite’s Sentinel Dome recently showed the county’s April 1 snowfall piling up less and less over the past four years.  This month, a pair of papers in a science journal point to a More...

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