May 7, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Butterfly Festival shatters records

Event publicity draws abundant out-of-towners

Perfect weather combined with a boost in marketing to make last weekend’s 10th-annual Mariposa Butterfly Festival the best and biggest in the event’s decade-long run.  More...

‘Frozen’ comes to Grizzly Cinema

Tickets for May movie are $5

Grizzly Cinema, located on the campus of Mariposa County High School in the Richard D. Fiester Auditorium, will be featuring films in the upcoming months.  On Saturday, May 16, the Disney film “Frozen” will be shown. More...

Dinner will benefit Sierra Foothill Conservancy

Sierra Foothill Conservancy will be hosting a Western-themed fundraising dinner at D & D Ranch in Madera on May 9 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Western attire is encouraged.  More...

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Strong support materialized at an April 27 fundraiser for local man Tom Santi, who is dealing with weighty medical bills as he battles amyotrophic lateral sclerosis—also known as ALS or Lou Geh More...

Garden party celebrates moms and daughters

First Baptist hosts the meal

A serenity garden party is the theme for this year’s motherdaughter event at First Baptist Church in Mariposa, scheduled for Saturday, May 9 at 11:30 a.m. More...

Reprinted from July 23, 1861

We have never known such a rush to Yo Semite as at present. Parties, the large proportion of which are ladies, (dear creatures!), ambitious to show their spunk and what manner of man they are of, by climbing rocks and ladders, almost every day. More...

Rotary Club learns about HERO program

Teens teach others about living with disabilities

Readers of these pages have read of Mariposa’s HERO program, which decidedly just gets better with each passing year.  The program is a collaboration between Mariposa County High School’s Associated Student Body officers and Mariposa More...

Red Cross will offer lifeguard training May 18

The American Red Cross is holding lifeguard training in Mariposa beginning on May 18. The class will be held at the Mariposa pool on May 18 from 2 to 5 p.m., on May 19-21 from 3 to 6 p.m. and on May 22 and 23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Two local CAL FIRE employees receive the Medal of Valor

Marks, White honored by Governor

On Friday, April 24, nine CAL FIRE firefighters received the State of California Governor’s Medal of Valor award for acts of heroism extending above and beyond the normal call of duty.  Two the firefighters who were honored were from the M More...

Exchange students need host families

Forte International Exchange Association (FIEA) is seeking volunteer host families for high school boys and girls from various countries for the upcoming school year.  Host families provide room, board and guidance for a foreign teenager living More...

Pool opens on May 11

The Mariposa County Park pool has announced its opening and times for activities.  Lap swimming will be held beginning on Monday, May 11. The pool will be open for lap swimming from noon to 12:45 p.m. and from 4 to 4:45 p.m. More...

Mariposa First 5 honors volunteers

Hero Awards given to three

Mariposa County First 5 was part of a regional First 5 effort to recognize volunteers as heroes who serve children 0 to 5 years-ofage.  The region is made up of Fresno, Mariposa, Madera, Merced, San Luis Obispo and Tulare counties. More...

Organic farming comes to the Sierra foothills

Local grower leads workshop

A workshop on organic farming in the mountains will be held on May 9 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Oakhurst Library community room in Oakhurst.  Local grower, Celia Allman of Highland Downs Farm, will be at the library. More...

VFW Ladies Auxiliary plans meeting

New venue for May gathering

The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Keith Bertken Post 6042 will meet on Wednesday, May 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Miner’s Roadhouse 140 restaurant. More...

Reprinted from January 24, 1914

A telephone line between Mariposa and the C.K. Westfall ranch, near Darrah, is an improvement to be erected in the near future. The line will pass through the Bootjack section and phones will be placed at all the ranch houses. More...

Reprinted from March 15, 1913

Another mad dog made its appearance in Mariposa a few days since, making an attack on Feruin Ruiz, who narrowly escaped being bitten. Mr. Ruiz secured a shot gun and promptly killed the animal. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

April 27 • A caller reported “dumped kittens” from Chicarra Way in Lake Don Pedro. • A neighbor dispute occurred on Mercado Drive. • A report of a goat bite was taken on Whispering Pines Road. More...

Reprinted from January 24, 1914

Owing to high water the Le Grand stage was not able to reach Mariposa last Saturday night. It arrived here about noon Sunday. More...

Coyle family helps raise pups for blind

Black, yellow and golden retrievers are best for job

Mariposa County High School student Kathleen Coyle recently presented a trained Labrador retriever to a blind person in need.  This week, she’s already working with her next project dog.  With permission of school officials, Coyle has More...

Senior services expo is on Friday

The county holds its annual Senior Health Fair and Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

FFA holding plant sale on Saturday

Event happens at MCHS

The Mariposa County High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) will hold its annual plant sale this Saturday, May 9.  The sale will take place at the ag lab on the MCHS campus, located just above the lower athletic fields. More...

Forry grabs first for record books

Resident completes Canada-to- Mexico trip in dead of winter

Shawn Forry spends the warm months planning trips for the wilderness leadership program Outward Bound. More...

La Grange Odd Fellows plan Mothers Day breakfast

Meal includes omelets, French toast

The LaFayette Lodge No. 65 Odd Fellows of La Grange is hosting a Mothers Day breakfast on Sunday, May 10 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the IOOF Hall in La Grange.  The menu includes biscuits and gravy, sausage, ham and cheese omelets and French toast. More...

County invites landlords to meeting

Discussion includes new housing vouchers   Mariposa County Human Services Department is hosting a breakfast for landlords from the area on Thursday, May 21 at 8:30 a.m. More...

Naturalist leads hike in Clark’s Valley

Conservancy hosts family-friendly event

The Sierra Foothill Conservancy will hold a family hike at the Clark’s Valley Conservation Easement on Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Reprinted from July 19, 1872

A party of twenty, twelve ladies and eight gentlemen, from Cathey’s Valley, passed through town Tuesday, en route to Yo Semite. They were all well mounted, and made quite a cavalcade as they filed through the street. More...

Town hall meeting addresses homeless

Mariposa County Human Services Department and HomeBase, its partner consultant, are holding a town hall meeting to discuss solutions and strategies to address homelessness in the county.  The event will be held today, on Thursday, May 7, from 5: More...

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The 25th annual Antique and Classic Boat Show will be held at Bass Lake on Saturday, May 16. The show will feature preserved and restored watercraft such as the one shown above. More...

Audubon program focuses on wolves

Steven Sage, a teenage student with a passion for wolves and experienced in Yellowstone area wolf research, will share his knowledge and love for the animals at the May program of the Yosemite Area Audubon Society.  More...

Reprinted from December 18, 1868

The Mariposa Company, through their Superintendent, J.G. Rice, gives notice in another column prohibiting the cutting of timber, etc., on the Estate. Those so doing will be prosecuted. So look out!   More...

Feds move to dismiss Rim Fire indictment

Two witnesses died before they could testify

The government has moved to dismiss the federal indictment against Keith Matthew Emerald, 33, of Columbia, United States Attorney Benjamin B. More...

Reprinted from February 22, 1868

The mining company at the lower end of town struck very good ground on Thursday, when they cleaned up twenty five dollars. There are four men in the company. More...

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