June 11, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Concert features Trance Mission, DeWitt & Franklin

Mariposa Evenings music continues with second show

Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings, sponsored by the Mariposa County Arts Council and its sponsors, is hosting the second of 13 free concerts with a special appearance and debut of Trance Mission on Friday, June 12 and DeWitt & Franklin on Sat More...

Reprinted from July 8, 1922

A bad grass fire broke out near the Quartzburg school house on the Fourth of July and burned over a large area of pasture land before it was placed under control. More...

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On May 26 the Mariposa Fire Safe Council completed a community chipping project in the community of Yosemite West, seen here, in an effort to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

June 1 to June 7

EMS - 4 Fire - 3 Public Assist - 0 Auto Collision - 0   More...

Water class is on tap for contractors

The Mariposa County Contractors Association will host an in-service for contractors on Thursday, June 18 at 5 p.m. at the association office, 5219 Tip Top Road.  The meeting will look at water conservation tools and county ordinances.  More...

Commodities handed out on Tuesday

Distribution of food and other commodities takes place from 8 to 11 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Mariposa County Park. The location is reached via 6th Street, Stroming Road and County Park Road.   More...

Youth composer winners recognized

Kroeker, Cox take honors

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra and Mariposa County Arts Council recently announced the two young winners of the 2015 Young Master Composers Celebration— 13-year-old Matt Kroeker and 15-year-old Sean Cox.  Both teens are violinists in the More...

Grizzly gratitude for support looms big in bandmembers

The Mariposa County High School Band and Boosters extend thanks to everyone who supports and has supported the Grizzly Band these past few years.  The funds you so generously gave, your support of the band concerts, your words of encouragement a 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 this Saturday, June 13 at the Greeley Hill Community Center, 10332 Fiske Road. More...

Fairgrounds is site of June reunion

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

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On May 16, the John Muir Geotourism Center in Coulterville held its sixth annual John Muir Festival. At the festival, a ribbon cutting was held to open the Second Bench Gallery. More...

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At its regular monthly meeting held on May 21, the governing board of Mariposa County Unified School District recognized retiring employees. More...

Park rangers receive response recognition

Three Yosemite first responders are honored

Three Yosemite National Park Rangers have received awards from the Mariposa County Health Department for their efforts and service to emergency medical services (EMS) in Yosemite National Park.  More...

Odd Fellows to cook breakfast in La Grange

The La Grange Odd Fellows Lodge No. 65 is hosting its monthly breakfast on Sunday, June 14 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, all for $6. More...

Don Pedro Lake is still open for business

Events planned despite drought

In spite of the dry conditions in California, Don Pedro Lake is open for business with 6,700 acres of surface area.  Four years of drought have taken their toll on California, and Don Pedro Lake is no exception. More...

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Mariposa County Parks and Recreation's Day Camp Scholarship Program recenty received a $500 donation from Soroptimist International of Mariposa. 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...

Odd Fellows invite locals to breakfast

The IOOF Hall in La Grange invites the community to breakfast on the second Sunday of each month.  Sunday, June 14 is the date this month.  The menu includes biscuits and gravy, sausage, ham and cheese omelets and French toast, all for $6.& More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

June 1 • A verbal domestic dispute occurred on Stupefield Mountain Road. • Illegal camping was reported from Bullion Street. • A vandalism report was taken on Digger Pine Road. More...

Dyslexia is subject of UC Merced study

Allen seeks investigation participants

UC Merced grad student Kristina Allen is asking some big questions as part of her work towards earning a Ph.D in developmental psychology.  How do youngsters with dyslexia learn compared to more typical children? More...

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High school grad Genevieve Kelsey will enjoy a month's vacation before moving towards a military career next month. On July 20, Kelsey starts a year at the U.S. More...

Brats, beer, to boost fairgrounds

Friends of the Fairgrounds host annual event

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...

Habitat volunteers pursue next project

With three homes under its tool belt, group eyes next build

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is actively searching for land for future homebuilding projects.  In the meantime, the group’s construction crew, under Louie Edwards, recently found time to build two play structures—a play fo More...

Landscapes star in Yosemite art exhibit

Yosemite National Park is hosting an art exhibit entitled Yosemite Viewed: Landscape Paintings of the 19th and 20th Centuries, which opened to the public on June 1. The exhibit will run through Sunday, Nov. 1.  More...

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The Mariposa County Grizzly Band Boosters recently donated a wheelchair to the Fresno Veterans Retirement Home. The electric wheelchair was owned by former Grizzly Band Director Dr. Philip M. Smith. More...

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At this year's annual North Side Ambulance Association dinner, Mariposa County Fire Division Chief Art Laursen, right, was honored for his 30-plus years of service. More...

Preston fundraiser is set for June 13

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

Preparation for peak fire season is underway

The Sierra National Forest has entered into its peak fire season staffing pattern.  All suppression, prevention and detection resources are now on duty and available seven days a week on the High Sierra and Bass Lake Ranger District, Fresno Air More...

Rotary hears tale of Grizzlies’ D.C. romp

With the school year ending, the time for awarding scholarships has come and Mariposa-Yosemite Rotary saw numerous awarded on Thursday.  More...

Class of ‘85 meets in July

The Mariposa County High School Class of 1985 is planning its 30-year reunion.  The reunion, which is open to all classmates who were in the 1985 class, will be held on Saturday, July 25 from 5 to 10 p.m. More...

Mt. Bullion Cutoff work may cause some delays

Mariposa County Public Works will be doing construction work on Mt. Bullion Cutoff Road from June 22 to Sept. 30 from 7 a.m. More...

Photo show is open to artists

The Sierra Artists’ Gallery of Mariposa is hosting its second annual Photography Fest.  The exhibit is a new addition to the Gold Rush Art Show and the Mariposa Miniatures, which have been hosted by the gallery for many years.  More...

Reprinted from October 26, 1878

On Sunday last Dr. Ward was called to attend the son of Andrew Zinkard, who resides near Princeton. The boy had been thrown from a horse and received a terrible shock, causing concussion of the brain. More...

Mariposa County Fire Member of the Month

Each month, the Mariposa County Fire Department introduces the community to one of its members.  Steve Sula, Battalion Chief 7111 is June’s Mariposa County Fire Department member of the month. More...

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