May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Filling buckets

  CAL FIRE firefighters Teddy Perales (left) and Hurvino Corona spent part of last Saturday, May 23, soliciting donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association at the intersection of highways 140 and 49 North. More...

Bike park vote ends on June 4

Winner gets $100,000

Voting has begun to determine the winner of a $100,000 grant from bicycle helmet manufacturer Bell.  Exchequer Mountain Bike Park, located near Lake McClure is the West Coast finalist, competing against finalists from the Central and East Coast More...

District meets on Wednesday

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District Board of Directors meets the first Wednesday of each month at the ag complex at the county fairgrounds.  The board meeting starts at 5 p.m.  The district is now focused on drought issues, i More...

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Event volunteer Bill Atwood, at right, promoted raffle ticket sales at last Saturday's Art and Wine Festival organized by the Mariposa-Yosemite Rotary Club. More...

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A color guard from the local California Highway Patrol office led last Saturday's Memorial Day procession and ceremony organized by local VFW Post No. 6042. More...

Third annual ride set for May 28-31

Jerseydale is site of horseback event

The third annual Rich Theodore Memorial Mariposa “Run for the Gold” Endurance Ride is set for May 28-31.  This is a picturesque ride that consists of single track trails and fire break roads heavy with growths of pine, cedar, oak tre More...

Milk Board looks for moms making a difference

Nominations will be taken until May 31

The California Milk Processor Board has announced the launch of California’s Better Future Moms campaign to honor mothers making a difference in Mariposa and other California counties.  Nomination submissions are now open and will continue More...

Sober Grad event aims for safety

The Mariposa Grizzly Boosters is gearing up for another All-Night Sober Grad Party for graduating seniors at Mariposa County High School.  The event provides a fun, safe and sober party for all graduates immediately after graduation on Friday, J More...

CHP reminds motorcycle riders to ‘survive the ride’

Bikers must be proactive in safety

As motorcycle fatalities and injuries have increased in California, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) have stepped up their efforts to promote safety and education, highlighted by Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month More...

Fresno Food Fair is scheduled for July

Entries sought for new product awards

The 2015 Fresno Food Expo is accepting entries for its third annual New Product Awards.  At least one Mariposa County-based business, barbeque seasoning maker Miners Mix, is already signed up for the show, event spokesperson Christy Patron said. More...

Bikers ride for Helping Hands

Bikers for Christ is hosting the Motorcycle Blessing and Run for Helping Hands on Saturday, June 6 at Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Highway 49 South in Oakhurst.  The bike blessing will begin at 10:30 a.m. More...

Reprinted from May 4, 1878

On Tuesday last three stages came into town loaded with tourists—twenty-two in all. The travel has fairly commenced.   More...

Reprinted from September 15, 1866

Judge Jones broke a rib last Wednesday. He was endeavoring to gather some peaches from the upper branches of a tree, and had elevated himself to the top of a poor ladder. More...

Oakhurst seminar will focus on elder fraud

Madera Sheriff’s Office leads class

A free class on preventing elder fraud will be held on Saturday, May 8 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Oakhurst Library’s Community Room in Oakhurst.  More...

Sausage and Suds is on the horizon

Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation is hosting its fourth-annual Sausage and Suds Sampler on Saturday, June 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

North County hosts its last spring lecture

Erickson cattle drive is topic

The fourth and final Northern Mariposa County History Center spring lecture will be a session with Tim Erickson.  It will be held on Saturday, June 13 at the Greeley Hill Community Center, 10332 Fiske Road. More...

Stetson steps up for acting, drama

Class begins this June 23

The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Theatre Alliance is offering an acting fundamentals workshop this summer taught by Connie Stetson.  The workshop will begin on Tuesday, June 23 and run for six weeks from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

May 18 • A noise complaint was received from Coakley Circle. • A trespassing report was received from Alamo Drive in Coulterville. • A petty theft report was taken on Carleton Road. • A stray horse was on Oakridge Road.  More...

Merced River stars in Pick and Gather

Livingston event runs for two days

The 11th annual Pick and Gather at Riverdance Farms in Livingston and Merced River Fair is being held on May 30 and 31, the weekend after Memorial Day.  More...

MCHS alumni gather at the fairgrounds

Picnic is open to all prior students

The annual picnic for Mariposa County High School alumni will be held on Saturday, June 20 at 10 a.m. More...

Mental health board to meet

The county’s Mental Health Advisory Board meets at noon on the first Thursday of each month in the Mariposa County Behavioral Health Board Room.  Call Andrea Summerlin for more information at 966-2000.   More...

Council hosts water program

Speakers look at how wells work

The Upper Merced River Watershed Council will host a learning program focused on water on Saturday, July 6 at 9 a.m. More...

English tea greets diehard gardeners

Butterfly Garden Club serves up memorable spread

Globetrotting gardener Barbara Odegaard went an extra mile preparing for last week’s Butterfly Garden Club meeting at the Senior Activity Center.  Following a talk about her June 2014 tour of country gardens in England, Scotland and Wales, More...

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The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Band played on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 22. More...

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Mariposa County High School student Athena Hartman, center, was recently awarded a certificate and a check for $100 from Ladies Auxiliary Veterans Foreign Wars Post 6042 President Linda Mininger, lef More...

Chamber seeks ambassadors

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to be official Mariposa County Chamber ambassadors.  The ambassadors will work hand in hand with the board of directors and staff of the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce to pro More...

Turtle ‘rescues’ are unnecessary

Leaving ponds is normal in spring

More than a few kindhearted Californians are unnecessarily “rescuing” western pond turtles this spring, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is imploring the public to let them be.  More...

Black powder clinic happens on Saturday

Event will be held in Winton

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Program and the Safety First Shooting Association will jointly offer a black powder (muzzleloader) hunting clinic on Saturday.  The clinic will be held at the River Oa More...

Class looks at how to prepare for emergencies

June event takes place at local church

A free class about emergency services and preparedness will be held on Sunday, June 7 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4994 11th Street in Mariposa.  More...

Pizza pies support art camp

This evening, Mariposa’s Pizza Factory restaurant will donate a percentage of the proceeds made between 4 and 9 p.m. More...

Preston is focus of event

A benefit dinner for Darin Preston, who is battling an autoimmune disease, is set for this Saturday, May 30 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  The evening will feature a live auction, a silent auction and a dessert auction.  A no-host ba More...

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The Mariposa Democratic Club took a tour of the Mariposa Public Utilties District water plant on May 16. The members learned that originally, water was pulled from Stockton Creek and various wells. More...

Reprinted from May 7, 1921

The Normans have invested in a new Ford, equipped with electric lights and a self starter.   More...

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