July 23, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Lions elects new officers

Earl Crutchfield, right, was recently elected president of the Mariposa Lions Club for the 2015-16 year. More...

Water council slates meeting

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...

Downtown sign snafu ends with both sides satisfied

Supervisors pledge changes to ordinance

The little wooden sign in the window of a downtown Mariposa business that caused a minor ruckus earlier in the month will stay right where it is.  More...

Government jobs show gains, reduce Mariposa’s unemployment

Unemployment in Mariposa County has declined by more than 20 percent between June 2014 and June 2015, according to a preliminary report issued by the California Employment Development Department.  The EDD reported that in June 2014 Mariposa Coun More...

Griefshare invites all

All people who have lost a loved one today, yesterday or years ago, are invited to the Griefshare support group. It meets the second and fourth Sundays of each month at New Life Christian Fellowship church at 5089 Cole Road in Bootjack. More...

Bookstore is open on Tuesdays, Fridays

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...

Poverty is center stage at Rotary

Helping families is focus of talk

At the Thursday, July 16 meeting of the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club, Rotarians were told about a locallyoriginated program which has the goal of eliminating poverty in Mariposa County.  Speakers Mary and Terry Loughran outlined the need for, a More...

Mountain Men take the stage on Friday

Mariposa Evenings held at Art Park

Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings, the summer concert series sponsored by the Mariposa County Arts Council, will host The Mountain Men on Friday, July 24 and The Horse’s Mac on Saturday, July 25 at the Mariposa County Art Park stage.  More...

Reprinted from July 24, 1868

Alex Snediker and Co. are prospecting a quartz claim on the point of the mountain east of Mt. Bullion, about fifty yards from the grant line. More...

Photographers win awards

Sierra Artists Gallery recently announced the winners of the Photography Fest. More...

Firefighters hurt in crash are released

The five firefighters who were injured in a July 12 Fresno vehicle collision have been relased from the hospital.  Due to the nature of the accident, which was a large vehicle rollover of a U.S. More...

Plants are workshop focus

Herbalist and Mariposa County Master Gardener Monique Kolster will host a free workshop on beneficial plants on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at the board of supervisors chambers, 5100 Bullion St. More...

Reprinted from June 18, 1910

John Hynes McDougal, a representative of the Standard Power Co., is interviewing the business people and residents of Coulterville this week with a view to furnishing electricity for lighting purposes. More...

Sorority installs new officers

At a recent meeting, new 2015-16 officers were installed for Xi Phi Upsilon, a Mariposa chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. 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...

Fire on the Mountain comes to Twain Harte

July event in its 38th year

On Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, Fire on the Mountain will be held in Twain Harte.  The event draws about 5,000 people at the crafts and music event. About 100 artists will be displaying and selling art,  More...

Fish and Game explains rules on bowfishing, answers other questions

CALIFORNIA OUTDOORS

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.go v.   More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

July 13 to July 19

EMS - 8 Fire - 1 Public Assist - 0 Auto Collision - 3   More...

Fremont fundraiser ready to play ball

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...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

July 13 • A vandalism report was received from Highway 49 North. • A resident on Bear Valley Road reported suspicious circumstances. • Dogs were chasing cattle on Highway 140. • Petty theft was reported from Highway 49 North. More...

Mariposa Symphony Orchestra gets grant

$33,341 was won by local project

The Mariposa County Arts Council Inc. was recently announced as the recipient of a $33,341 California Arts Council grant.  The “Creative California Communities” grant was awarded to the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra.  More...

Local man arrested after detective’s social media sting

After a week-long social media sting operation, last Thursday officers from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office arrested Matthew A. Tilton, 25, of Mariposa.  More...

Reprinted from July 6, 1907

About 9:30 o’clock Friday evening of last week, a cry of fire attracted the people in the lower part of town to a blazing house in Chinatown, the property of Ah Chook, a well known character of Mariposa. More...

Photo club sponsors workshops

Mounting boards will be for sale

The Mariposa Photo Club will hold two fair photo entry workshops this year.  The club will instruct photographers on how to mount an entry, and will also be selling mounting boards for entries. 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...

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...

Conservation is topic at meeting

Regional issues take center stage

At the July, 2015 meeting of the Mariposa County Conservation Alliance, discussion was held regarding several regional and local issues.  The Mariposa County Conservation Alliance (MCCA) is a collaboration of 13 local environmental and conservat More...

Grant proposals are being sought

Will be taken through July 31

The Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties Resource Advisory Committee, in conjunction with Stanislaus National Forest, is accepting grant proposals for suitable Title II projects through July 31.  In order to qualify for the $92,000 in available fundin More...

CASA of Mariposa needs more volunteers

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mariposa County moved to a larger facility on July 1 in order to better accommodate the ever-expanding volunteer advocate and advisory council team who serve foster children in Mariposa County.  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...

New CASA headquarters

Caroline Fruth, youth programs director for CASA, reviews an organizational chart with Barbara Gatlin (center), Mariposa County deputy director of social services, and Susan Arlington, Mariposa Count More...

Short story class offered

Mosher will lead group

A short story class will be taught by local author C.B. More...

Coulterville plans for Coyote-Fest

Contests, car show and more are scheduled

The Coulterville Coyote- Fest will be held on Saturday, Sept. More...

North County History Center slates community breakfast

Fundraiser will be held in schoolhouse

The Northern Mariposa County History Center is holding a community breakfast on Sunday, Aug. 9 from 8 to 11 a.m. More...

Information line to launch in October

Resource database accessed by phones

Mountain Valley 211, sponsored by United Way, Merced County Public Health, Mariposa County Public Health and Mariposa County Human Services, is now available as a free, accessible, three-digit telephone number and resources database that will enable More...

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