June 25, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Jespersons take the stage at next Mariposa Evenings

Redding Bros. are second act

Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings, sponsored by the Mariposa Arts Council, continues into the fourth weekend of 13 on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27.  On Friday, June 26, The Jespersons will perform neo/world folk Americana music. More...

California hunters told to get lead out

Ban brings higher prices for ammo

A ban on lead ammunition in California will not only be a burden to local hunters, it will probably not fix a problem that environmentalists say is impacting condors and other wildlife.  In October of 2013, AB 711 was put into law, requiring a c More...

Beetle infestation can travel with downed firewood

Moving untreated wood can give bark beetles a license to kill

With beetle-killed pine standing across the county, crews will have no shortage for next winter’s firewood delivery program for seniors.  That’s the good news.  More...

Correction

In the photo of Xi Phi Upsilon making a donation to Mariposa Relay for Life, two women were misidentified in the submitted caption information. More...

Reprinted from July 24, 1868

Dave Morrow and Jerry Fenlon are working a claim on Saxon’s Creek, which would deter less energetic men; they have to use a derrick to move the boulders, the smallest of which is about the size of a flour barrel. More...

American Legion hosts golf tourney

Event will be held in August

The American Legion Post 567 charity golf tournament will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 9 a.m. More...

Mental health board to meet

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

Gibbons is recognized with Barry Hance Award

Ranger works at Arch Rock

Yosemite National Park Ranger Glen Gibbons was honored on Thursday, June 11 with the prestigious Barry Hance Memorial Award.  Gibbons, who greets visitors at the Arch Rock Entrance Station, received the Park’s highest honor in front of sev More...

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On Thursday, June 18, Sen. Tom Berryhill presented Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite with a legislative resolution recognizing the lodge's 25th anniversary. More...

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Graduate Shawn Shimer (at right) is the recipient of the 2015 E Clampus Vitus scholarship. Recognizing the award here (at left) is Clamper Chris Chase. More...

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The 2015 Kynan Stanners Memorial golf tournament was held in early April at Sierra Meadows Country Club in Ahwahnee. There were nearly 100 players at this year's evening. More...

Vehicle-related fires can be prevented

Exhaust pipe on car may ignite dry grass

With fire conditions in the extreme range in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, people should be careful about parking cars, according to the National Forest Service.  The vehicle exhaust system can start a wildfire, destroying homes and natura 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...

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Sierra Telephone recently made a donation to the Mariposa Grizzly Boosters for Sober Grad 2015. More...

MCRCD to meet

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

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

June 15 • A noise report was taken at Bootjack Tire. • A harassment report was taken on Highway 49 North. • Petty theft was reported from Coakley Circle. • A landlord/tenant issue occurred on Fiske Road. 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...

Tramp, Rough Rider, take stage together

Arts Council sponsors local production

The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Theatre Alliance is hosting the production “The Tramp and the Rough Rider” on Saturday, July 11 at 7 p.m. More...

Correction

The farmer’s market photo that ran on page A-3 in the June 18 paper had some incorrect caption information. Andrew Glikin and wife Lauren Glikin of Cathey’s Valley-based Raw Roots Farm are at right in the image. More...

Summer brings rattlesnake danger

CDFW warns public about outdoor danger

As the warm weather returns, humans are not the only species coming out to enjoy the sun. More...

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American Legion Post 567 in Mariposa was the recipient of a recent fundraiser held at Steve's Sportsmans Cafe. A portion of the proceeds for the entire day benefitted the Legion. More...

Rebekahs meet Sunday

The Snelling Rebekahs meet for a monthly breakfast on the fourth Sunday of each month. The cost is $5, and the gathering begins at 11 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Snelling.   More...

Symphonic Star Wars comes to Mariposa

Concert set for July 3

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s Independence Day concert will feature an eclectic mix of Americana that symphony founder and conductor Les Marsden is calling “Cowboys, Droids and Young Composers.”  More...

Free workshop helps residents save trees

Event will be held in Greeley Hill

A free workshop on oak and pine tree care will be held on Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Greeley Hill Community Club, 10340 Fiske Road in Greeley Hill. The drought has killed many oak trees in the county. More...

Hospital foundation plans summer events

Preparations are in full swing as the John C. More...

Director is sought for Lake Don Pedro District

The Lake Don Pedro Community Services District has a vacancy for the position of director.  The remaining board of directors intend to fill the vacancy by appointment.  The appointed seat will be up for election at the next general district More...

Reprinted from July 24, 1868

Dan Jones has built an addition to his house, to be used as a billiard saloon. He proposes to have a new first class billiard table; it will be ready by the first of the month.   More...

Northside Pet plans summer activities

The Northside Pet Connection has announced it will not meet during the month of July. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 3 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Coulterville Community Center.  More...

Landscapes star in Yosemite art exhibit

Paintings on view until November

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...

Bullis discusses fair at Rotary meeting

Finances were topic of talk

A special treat greeted Rotarians on Thursday as club founder Robert (Bob) Stonum visited.  Having been a special envoy to the District Governor many years ago, he not only founded the Mariposa club, but in 1981 he helped Yosemite National Park More...

Mt. Bullion Cutoff work may cause some delays

Project will finish by end of September

Mariposa County Public Works is doing construction work on Mt. Bullion Cutoff Road through Sept. 30 from 7 a.m. More...

Reprinted from September 15, 1866

Kocher, the tinner, from Hornitos, is in town engaged in repairing and putting new roofs on fire-proof buildings. The prospects for a lengthy job are very good.   More...

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