May 14, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

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Terry Loughran (from left) and Fr. Steve Bulfer of St. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

May 4 to May 10

EMS - 9 Fire – 1 vehicle, 1 structure, 1 vegetation Public Assist - 0 Auto Collision – 1 vehicle vs. bicycle   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...

Grizzly Cinema screens Saturday

Tickets for 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...

Rebuilding of Hotel Jeffery well on its way

New walls, plumbing and wiring installed

The restoration of the historic Hotel Jeffery in Coulterville is seeing a lot of progress.  There have been many changes since a fire devastated the old hotel on Nov. 12. More...

Teachers make a donation to charities

On the Day of the Teacher every May, teachers in Mariposa and Merced counties have received gifts to honor their service to the teaching profession. More...

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Chuck Kendall, right, commander of the Keith Bertken Post 6042 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Mariposa presents a check for $500 to Rick Uebner, president of the Mariposa County Schools Foundatio More...

County needs more options for child care

People interested in licensing can get help from ICES

Mariposa County is currently in need of child care providers.  People who like working with children, are interested in working from home and who want to support children and families while earning an income can become a family child care provid More...

Directors sought for conservation district

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) is looking for new associate directors to assist the MCRCD Board.  More...

Youth art contest looks at invasive species

Deadline for entries is June

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife will sponsor a youth art contest to promote awareness of plant and animal invaders that threaten the state’s native species, as part of the 2015 California Invasive Species Action Week, scheduled f More...

Dudleys donate to Habitat

Howard and Joy Dudley of Garden Grove recently donated $4,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County.  These funds will go toward land acquisition or the building of a future Habitat home.  More...

Concert brings school, community choruses together to perform

May 19 event features large variety of music

The Mariposa Community Chorus and the Mariposa County High School Advanced Choir will put on a performance on Tuesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Fiester Auditorium at the high school.  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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The Mariposa Grizzlies Booster Club is holding a raffle for Tupperware products to raise funds for Sober Grad 2015. More...

Reprinted from January 24, 1914

The Board of Supervisors, in the matter of a levy of a road tax: By unanimous vote of the board it is hereby ordered that a Road Poll Tax of three dollars be and the same is hereby levied for the year 1914.   More...

Bookstore is open on Fridays, Tuesdays

Books Galore!, a twiceweekly book sale offered by the Mariposa Friends of the Library, is open for business from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Friday and Tuesday.  The location is Merle’s Room at the Mariposa Library, 4978 10th St. More...

Social justice group joins 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...

Republicans meet Tuesday evening

The Mariposa County Republican Central Committee meets at 6 p.m. at Happy Burger on the third Tuesday.   More...

Rotary aims to help stop polio

Last Thursday, Mariposa Yosemite Rotarians heard from Russell Ketron, a past district governor and the current End Polio Campaign Chair for District 5150, which is made up of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties.  More...

TEDx event takes place in Mariposa

Group plans for November meet

The first TEDxYosemite event will take place at the Richard D. Fiester Auditorium at Mariposa County High School on Nov. 14.  The event will look at “Ideas Worth Spreading” from the Yosemite and Mariposa region. More...

Door Mouse closing its doors

The Door Mouse, a Mariposa business, is relocating to the state of Washington on May 31, business owner Pat Habeck said. Anyone with gift cards should redeem them before May 27.  For more information, call 606-4239.   More...

Theatre Alliance launches classes, local productions

Programs held across county

The Mariposa County Arts Council has announced a new program, the Mariposa Theatre Alliance.  The Alliance is an association of producing theater artists formed to foster and promote theater throughout Mariposa County.  In addition to stagi More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

May 4 • Vandalism to vehicles was reported from Coakley Circle. • A grand theft report was taken on East Westfall Road. • A report of assault and battery was received from Creekview Lane. More...

Reprinted from January 10, 1873

A tolerably heavy shock of an earthquake was felt in Mariposa on Sunday morning last, at a few minutes before 8 o’clock.   More...

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Pictured above is the campsite of what are believed to be Mexican nationals who were conducting an illegal marijuana grow in Hunters Valley near Lake McClure. More...

May 15 deadline to sign up for 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 S More...

Reprinted from September 23, 1876

Bear Valley may congratulate itself on having got back into the world. The new arrangement of the stage company has gone into effect, and the regular daily stage from Merced will hereafter come through that town daily.   More...

Reprinted from January 10, 1873

A tolerably heavy shock of an earthquake was felt in Mariposa on Sunday morning last, at a few minutes before 8 o’clock.   More...

Home tour features classy kitchens

The Mariposa American Association of University Women will host “Fork in the Road,” a chance to see 10 distinctive kitchens, on Sunday, May 17 from 10 a.m. More...

CHP offers free child car seat checkup

No appointment is required

Officers from the California Highway Patrol will team up with Mariposa Safe Families to host a free car seat checkup event on Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the dirt lot on Highway 140 between 9th and 10th streets in Mariposa.  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...

Reprinted from April 21, 1900

Arthur Humphrey, while shoeing a young horse in Young’s black-smith shop in the early part of the week, received the compliments of the horse in a rather uncomplimentary manner. More...

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Lushmeadows resident Sharleyne Jarvi showed up for the lap-swim opening of Mariposa County Park's pool on Monday. Despite the early date, the water temperature registered a pleasant 78 degrees. More...

Committee to meet on Wednesday

The county’s Alcohol and Drug Advisory Committee meets the third Wednesday of each month in the Mariposa County Behavioral Health Board Room.  The county Human Services department’s main phone number is 966-2000.   More...

Free seminar to keep children safe on Internet

Mariposa Safe Families and the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office are hosting a presentation on May 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. More...

Garden Club gets a look at British gardens

The Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 21 at 1 p.m. More...

Reprinted from January 13, 1906

Tom Ferguson was at the county seat from Jerseydale Monday. Tom reported about six inches of snow in that section and freezing cold weather.   More...

Sierra Artists schedule workshop for May 16

Carol Sil will head the class

Sierra Artists’ Gallery is hosting a colored pencil workshop on May 16 at the gallery, located on the corner of Highway 140 and 6th Street in Mariposa.  The workshop will run from 10 a.m. More...

Spaghetti dinner helps firefighters

Meal served in Ponderosa Basin

Volunteer Fire Company No. 32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club are holding their annual spaghetti and meatball dinner on Saturday, May 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

RPEA gathers Tuesday May 19

The next regular meeting of the Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA) will be held at noon on Tuesday, May 19 at the Senior Activity Center on Spriggs Lane.  Lunch will be free for those who attending the meeting. More...

Gardens are on tour in May

Master Gardeners host event Saturday

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

County invites landlords

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

Red Cross schedules lifeguard training

Classes start on 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...

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