June 4, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Fire Safe Council secures three grants

Money will help fire prevetion

The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council recently announced that three large fuel reduction grants have been awarded to the group for the implementation of fuel reduction projects throughout Mariposa County.  More...

This ring returned—after 33 years in river

Like other recent recovery, action of strangers was key

Betty Oliver’s class ring has endured more twists and turns than the hero of a cliffhanging novel.  It was lost, then found, then lost again. More...

Another event for Preston on June 13

A fundraiser for Darin Preston, who is battling a rare autoimmune disease, starts at 10 a.m. More...

Council hosts water program this June 6

Speakers look at how wells work

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

Reprinted from July 8, 1922

Land owners and lessees of land situation in Mariposa County. County Ordinance No. 94, requires each Land Owner and Lessees to exterminate the ground squirrels infesting his ranch, ranch or range, by poisoning or otherwise. More...

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Mariposa Lions Club member Matt Foraker (center) posed with club scholarship winners Danica Wages (left) and Brandon Knauf. Club scholarship winner Justin Lowrimore was absent for the photo. More...

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Dalton Thomas, right, a Mariposa County High School student, recently received the Ashley Sala Memorial Scholarship for 2015. He is shown here with Sandra Green, left. More...

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Adam Link is the recipient of the 2015 Cousin Jack Music Scholarship. He posed with Lona Franklin, daughter-inlaw of the late music supporter “Cousin” Jack Franklin. More...

Rotary hears how to boost wellbeing

McCreary gives program about correct medicines

Rotarians on Thursday, May 28, were thrilled to learn that the Mariposa- Yosemite Rotary Art, Wine and Wheels—now back at the courthouse—was the largest in the 11-year run and also brought in the most cash, which will be used to help peop More...

Class looks at how to prepare for emergencies

Weekend 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...

Rebekahs meet twice each month

The Coulterville Rebekahs meet at 9 a.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the IOOF Hall in Coulterville. Call Lynda Arnold for more information at 852-0143.   More...

Audubon Society travels to Wawona

Group meets in Oakhurst

Yosemite Area Audubon Society will host a trip to Wawona in Yosemite on Wednesday, June 10.  The trip will start at Mc- Donald’s in Oakhurst at 7:45 a.m. More...

Sober Grad Night set for Friday, June 12

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...

Reprinted from May 7, 1921

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

Soroptimist awards three scholarships

Acker-James, Tovar, Cardoso are recipients

Mariposa County High School seniors Dillon Acker- James, Gabi Tovar and Maddy Cardoso were this year’s Soroptimist International of Mariposa Scholarship recipients.  Acker-James was awarded the Memorial Scholarship. More...

Fairgrounds is site of June alumni reunion

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

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

May 25 • Illegal dumping of tires was reported from Mt. Bullion Cutoff. • A cat was trapped in a culvert on Creel Road. • A report of threats was received from Trower Road. • Petty theft was reported from Highway 49 North. More...

Photos needed for recycling calendar

Entries due by June 18

The Mariposa County Public Works Solid Waste and Recycling Division is looking for photographs for the annual recycling calendar for the 2015-16 edition.  Photos of nature, landscapes, historical buildings and other aspects of Mariposa County wi More...

Premier Valley Bank merges with Heartland Financial

Yosemite Bank will keep name

Premier Valley Bank, which includes Yosemite Bank in Mariposa, will merge with and become a whollyowned subsidiary of Iowabased Heartland Financial USA Inc. More...

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Members of Delta Nu Iota, a chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, recently installed their new officers for the year. The ceremony was presided over by Ann Shedivy. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

May 25 to May 31

EMS - 10 Fire - 3 Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision - 3   More...

Local clubs, groups, give to scholars

Class of 2015 graduates are receiving admiration and support from friends, teachers and family at this time of year.  Along with that, however, goes monetary backing in the form of scholarships. More...

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Bailey Gibson, left, and Rylee Bibby, right, were the recipients of the Jackie Douglass Scholarship. The scholarships were presented by Shannon Hansen, center. More...

Sausage and Suds is set for June 27

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...

Heritage House offers free classes

The local Heritage House has free classes that are open to people 18 and over.  A Relax and Release class is held every Tuesday from 3 to 4 p.m. More...

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Cameron Burley (left) of the Mariposa Democratic Club posed with the club's Thomas Jefferson Scholarship winner, Gabrielle Tovar. More...

Silk Road is topic of AAUW meeting

Mostern speaks on history, politics

The Mariposa branch of the American Association of University Women is hosting a presentation by Dr. Ruth Mostern on Thursday, June 11 at 7 p.m. at the Miner’s Roadhouse 140 restaurant.  More...

Garden club meets Tuesday

The Cathey’s Valley Garden Club meets at 10 a.m. at McCay Hall on the second Tuesday of each month.   More...

Senior center bingo hits on first Fridays

Anyone over 18 is invited to Golden Agers Bingo at the Senior Activity Center on Spriggs Lane on the first Friday of each month. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. Pull tabs and big pots. Food is available as well as free coffee.  More...

Photo club meets on Wednesday

The Mariposa Photo Club meets the second Wednesday of each month in the Miner’s Roadhouse 140 banquet room. The club encourages all those interested in sharing and growing their photography to attend.   More...

Pistol club has Sunday shoots

The Mariposa Pistol Club holds a run-and-gun event the first Sunday of each month at 4443 Old Highway. Sign-ups start at 8 a.m. and the shoot starts at 9 a.m. Hearing and eye protection are required for all participants and spectators. 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 next Saturday, June 13 at the Greeley Hill Community Center, 10332 Fiske Road. More...

LAVFW drawing helps soldiers

The Ladies Auxiliary to Keith Bertken Post 6042 Veterans of Foreign Wars will meet on Wednesday, June 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mariposa VFW Hall.  Installation of new officers will be conducted, along with other items of business.  More...

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