July 16, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Pioneer Market helps Boosters

Amy Woodward, left, of the Mariposa Grizzly Boosters Club accepted a check for $967.36 from Robin Westbrook, right, an employee at Pioneer Market. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

July 6 to July 12  EMS - 5 Fire - 2 Public Assist - 0 Auto Collision - 1   More...

Reprinted from May 4, 1878

May-day was long ago dedicated as a holiday for children. Its advent yields liberty and indulgence to the sunny hours of childhood, which like the freshness and beauty with which Spring graces the earth, afford gladness to all. More...

One arrested in raid on Signal Peak pot garden

Almost 7,000 plants found

Last Wednesday, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office along with the U.S. Forest Service, conducted a marijuana eradication operation in the Sierra National Forest. More...

Five firefighters injured in crash

Fire truck rolls four times after struck by car

A rollover vehicle accident in Fresno on Sunday, July 12, sent five firefighters to local hospitals, leaving two with major injuries, one of them a Mariposa resident.  More...

Reprinted from June 18, 1910

A “Hard Times Ball” is advertised for Mt. Bullion, Saturday evening, June 25. Go, wear your old clothes, and have a good time.   More...

Blue Skies Trio, The Well entertain at Mariposa Evenings

Free event held at Art Park

Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings is continuing its free summer concert series on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18 at 7 p.m. More...

Soroptimist installs officers

Soroptimist International of Mariposa held its annual installation of officers for on June 6 at the home of member Barbara Darraugh. More...

Fremont fundraiser ready to play ball

Mt. Bullion Vineyard hosts annual event

John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation will host the summer fundraising event “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” on Saturday, July 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Mt. More...

Book sale is twice weekly

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 Street in town. More...

Forest Service airtanker ready to fly for wildfire supression

Tanker 118 will be based in Sacramento

The USDA Forest Service and the U.S. Coast Guard are in the final stages of preparing for the Coast Guard to transfer a Next Generation Airtanker to the Forest Service. More...

Grizzly football sets fall practice

Varsity equipment issue is July 17

The MCHS football program is about to begin for the upcoming varsity and junior varsity seasons.  Mandatory fall practice for both varsity and junior varsity players start Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. More...

4-H day camp open to youth

The Mariposa 4-H Youth Development Program will be sponsoring a one-day camp for 4-H and community youth ages five to eight.  The event will be held on Thursday, July 30 at the picnic area at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. More...

Catfish dinner celebrates eighth year

Meal will be served August 1

The eight annual catfish dinner is set for Saturday, Aug. 1 at the IOOF Hall in La Grange.  The meal will served from 4 to 7 p.m. and is sponsored by the La Grange Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge No. More...

Reprinted from July 8, 1922

The Board of Supervisors allowed the following claims from the General Expense Fund during the July 5 meeting: Mariposa Gazette county printing for $499.20, Ahwahnee Sanatorium care of indigents for $110.00, San Joaquin Light and Power Corp. More...

PERS group meets on Tuesday

The next regular meeting of the Public Employees Retirees Association (RPEA) will be held on Tuesday, July 21 at noon at the Senior Activity Center on Spriggs Lane in Mariposa.  Lunch is free for those who attend. 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...

Rattlesnake season means extra vigilance for pets, people

With the arrival of spring, we love to be outdoors and take our pets with us to explore and enjoy the beauties of nature.  More...

Reprinted from April 30, 1921

A change of time on the Yosemite Valley railroad has been announced, effective next Monday. More...

Is a fish caught on another angler’s line legal to keep?

Editorial Note: The following wildlife-related questions are answered by Carrie Wilson of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Readers can submit questions in an email to CalOutdoors@wildlife.ca.gov. More...

West Nile Virus increases in state

No human cases yet, but mosquitoes have tested positive

Although Mariposa County has seen no West Nile Virus in humans since records started being taken in 2003, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

July 6 • A harassment report was taken on Joe Howard Road. • Reports of threats were received from Dogtown Road, Old Highway North, and Broadway in Coulterville, which resulted in an arrest. More...

CAL FIRE awards $20 million in grants

Money will add trees to cities

CAL FIRE recently announced the award of nearly $20 million in grants to local groups that will help the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon. More...

Former resident Seely promoted to Brigadier General

He retires after being promoted

Gregory E. More...

Breakfast in Bootjack is all-you-can-eat

Meal benefits local fire volunteers

The Bootjack Volunteers will be serving pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice and coffee on Saturday, July 25 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. More...

Reprinted from June 18, 1910

J.S. Wallace, formerly bookkeeper for the Mariposa Commercial and Mining Company, was arrested in San Jose together with a party of autoists, for exceeding the speed limit. The party was fined $25.   More...

Writing class meets on Thursdays

A free writing class for the community is held every Thursday at 1 p.m. More...

Nielson to speak at Republican meeting

Len Nielson, a 10-year veteran of CAL FIRE, and recently named Unit Forester for the Madera-Mariposa-Merced unit, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Mariposa County Republican Central Committee, scheduled for Tuesday, July 21 at More...

TED takes the screen at MCHS

On Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m., a night of TED Talks will be on the big screen at the Richard D. Fiester Auditorium on the Mariposa County High School campus.  The event is free and open to the public. More...

Reprinted from May 7, 1921

Rain Gauge Tender Gallison now measures the rainfall by the yard and fraction thereof. The precipitation for the season, according to his gauge, being over three feet.   More...

Smith takes helm of local Rotary Club

More events on her agenda

On July 1, Karen Smith was sworn in to the office of president of the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club by outgoing President Richard McInturff.  A Rotarian since 2003, Smith said she is going to focus on more community events and local work project More...

Seminar looks at pest management

Insects, plants are topics

The Mariposa County Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the University of California Cooperative Extension, will host its annual Hot Topics in Integrated Pest Management seminar on July 22 at McCay Hall in Cathey’s Valley.  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...

Open house scheduled

The Mariposa County Human Services Department will host an open house for North County residents on Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North County Human Services office, 5026 Broadway Road in Coulterville.  More...

Fundraiser helps send students to D.C., NYC

A pancake breakfast will be held on Aug. 7 from 7 to 11 a.m. More...

Water council to meet on Wednesday

The Yosemite-Mariposa Integrated Regional Water Advisory Council meets at 10 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month in the county board of supervisors chambers, 5100 Bullion Street. More information: www.mcrcd.net/Pages/IRW MP.aspx   More...

War on weeds is an ongoing fight against noxious plants

July 20-16 is week of weed awareness

They’re out there, waiting to pounce and move, on the tire of your car, lawn mower or ranch equipment, in the mud on your hiking shoes, in the soil of the plant you give to a friend, in the hay you bring in for your livestock, on the logs for y More...

Free workshop helps residents

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...

California sets record; surpasses UK, France, Spain in solar capacity

If California was a nation, it would rank sixth in the world in installed solar energy capacity. That’s pretty amazing—and one of the key takeaways from the latest U.S. More...

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