July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Serving the seniors

Jim Musick of Mariposa reacts to Mariposa County Royalty Contestant Jenna Binnewies, 10, of Mariposa, as she serves him lunch at the Senior Activity Center. More...

MOST WANTED

David Santiago Garcia  Age: 25 Height: 5’08” Weight: 135 Bail Amount: $100,000   Wanted for oral copulation, sexual exploitation of a child, unlaawful sexual intercourse, dissuading a witness from testifying, obst More...

Five grants awarded by First 5

Preschool, others receive funds

Mariposa County First 5 funded five grants for 2015- 2016.  More...

Saturday benefit will aid local resident

A benefit for Shannon Hansen, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, and her family is being held on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. More...

Indictment returned for marijuana cultivation

Jimenez charged with four counts

A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment on Thursday, July 23, against Juan Pedro Jimenez, 39, of Ensenada, Mexico.  According to court documents, on July 8, Jimenez was found at the cultivation site on Chowchilla Mountain in the Si More...

Training class for new CASA volunteers set to begin Aug. 3

Volunteer advocates are needed by Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mariposa County to be a voice for abused and neglected children throughout our county.  CASA is currently looking for caring adults interested in helping local childre More...

District governor visits Rotary

Hancock honors local members

Dr. More...

AAUW, Mountain Crisis screen ‘Half the Sky’

Documentary looks at women

An old saying states that women hold up half the sky. Unfortunately, women also comprise the majority of the world’s poor and often suffer the deadly effects of gender inequality.  More...

Better health through exercise is meeting topic

A meeting about how exercise and well-prepared foods contribute to wellbeing will be held on Sunday, Aug. 2 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Mariposa Seventh-day Adventist Church, in the fellowship hall, 4994 11th St. More...

Reprinted from February 25, 1862

News from La Grange, or French Bar, is that Dr. King and Wm. Calhoun, both of that place, had a shooting affair Feb. 15th. Both parties were supposed to be mortally wounded. Remarks of King about Calhoun’s wife led to the affray.   More...

Bookstore is open twice each week

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...

Cowboys and bulls take over fairgrounds

Monsters in Mariposa will be held Aug. 1

The Bucking Bull Owners Syndicate (BBOS) will host Monsters in Mariposa bull riding at the Mariposa Fairgrounds on Aug. 1 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. The 9 a.m. event will be free to the public and the 7 p.m. one will need a ticket purchased.  More...

Reprinted from August 22, 1873

The thermometer for the last week has ranged from 98 to 103 in the shade, and the nights have been unusually close and sultry. Yesterday the weather moderated, and indications point to the closing out of the “heated term.”   More...

Photo club sponsors fair entry 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...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

July 20 • A petty theft report was taken on Lake Hill Road in Coulterville. • A resident on Ben Hur Road called to report a dead turkey. • A mountain lion sighting was received from Peg Leg Road. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

July 20 to July 26

EMS - 5 Fire - 2 Public Assist - 2 Auto Collision - 2   More...

Willow Fire razes over 1,500 acres

450 structures threatened in Central Camp

A wildland fire that broke out Saturday in the Sierra National Forest near Bass Lake had scorched 2,077 acres by Wednesday morning and was 30 percent contained.  More...

Pot grower pleads guilty to sex trafficking

Lee was arrested last year for illegal grow

A Bay Area man who was arrested in April of 2014 in Mariposa County for growing pot, was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison for sex trafficking.  Jimmy Gong Lee, 55, was part of a sex trafficking ring, according to California Attorney Gene More...

Perez claims gold medal

Mariposa CHP Officer Adrian Perez, pictured above at right, recently competed in the World Police and Fire Games (commonly referred to as the Police Olympics). More...

Berryhill, Bigelow to meet with constituents

Aug. 21 event held in two towns

Sen. Tom Berryhill and Assemblyman Frank Bigelow will be in Mariposa County on Aug. 21.  County residents are invited to attend a morning coffee at the Miner’s Roadhouse 140, 5159 Highway 140, from 9 to 11 a.m. More...

Community rallies to get school open

Greeley Hill to reopen this fall

On Friday, July 17, approximately 30 members of the Greeley Hill community joined Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD) personnel in a campus cleanup operation.  MCUSD will be reopening the Greeley Hill school campus effective with the More...

Auditions being taken in August for local play

Auditions for Bernard Pomerance’s Tony Awardwinning play “The Elephant Man” will be held at the Mariposa Park Amphitheatre on Monday, Aug. 3 and Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m.  More...

Fremont needs volunteers

John C. Fremont Home Health and Hospice is seeking hospice volunteers.  Hospice volunteers play an important role by providing short-term respite for the patient’s caregiver. More...

Cottonwood Creek will entertain Friday

Little Fuller Band plays Saturday

Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings, sponsored by The Mariposa County Arts Council, will host Cottonwood Creek on Friday, July 31 and The Little Fuller Band on Saturday, Aug. 1.  More...

District meets on Wednesday

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...

Local beekeepers ready to save bees

Local volunteers with the Sierra Foothill Beekeeping Association are once again gearing up to save honeybee swarms throughout Mariposa County and the Sierra foothills.  More...

County needs more options for child care

People interested in licensing can get help from ICES

Mariposa County is currently in need of child care providers. People who like working with children, are interested in working from home and who want to support children and families while earning an income can become a family child care provider. More...

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