August 6, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Workshop looks at entering horticulture in Mariposa Fair

Coelho discusses winning entries

Mariposa County Master Gardeners will host a class on how to have a winning entry in floriculture at the Mariposa County Fair, scheduled for Sept. More...

MOST WANTED

Peter Hanson  Age: 38 Height: 6’0” Weight: 200 Bail Amount: $75,000   More...

Former First Lady Laura Bush visits Yosemite in July

In California for Tioga Road rededication

A historic rededication ceremony on the Tioga Road, conducted exactly 100 years after the original dedication ceremony, was held in Yosemite National Park on July 28.  More...

Mariposa Farm and Ranch tour coming this September

Artists encouraged to participate

The Mariposa Farm and Ranch Tour is scheduled to be held on Saturday, Sept. 26.  The tour will showcase a sampling of the county’s agricultural and natural heritage. More...

Entries sought for Patriotic Art Awards

Competition open to high school students

The Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards contest, sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6042 in Mariposa, is taking entries.  More...

Free workshop focuses on beneficial plants

Master Gardener Kolster leads class

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 February 25, 1888

Indian Sam, a half breed, was accidently shot and killed, about a week ago, by another Indian, and upon investigation, Justice Leitch found it accidental.   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...

Rotarians hear about biomass

Revenue stream helps county

The Mariposa Biomass Project has been exploring the idea of a woody biomass facility in Mariposa County that would use slash from forest thinning projects for the generation of bioenergy and commercial byproducts.  More...

Bingo supports senior center

Golden Agers Bingo is held on the first Friday of every month, and everyone over the age of 18 is invited to attend the game at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa.  Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. More...

Town hall meeting will look at transportation

Off-street parking is one topic

A parking and transportation planning study for the town of Mariposa will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Mariposa County Government Center, in the board of supervisors chamber, 5100 Bullion St. More...

Reprinted from January 4, 1879

On Wednesday last in the vicinity of Indian Gulch, about six miles from Hornitos, a terrible homicide was committed by one Henry Ivy striking John S. More...

Art show features artists from North County

The third annual District 2 Art Show, featuring the work of artists and crafts people living in Greeley Hill, Coulterville, Don Pedro and the surrounding areas, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. More...

Yosemite restoring yellowlegged frogs to Alpine Lakes

Self-sustaining populations are attainable

Yosemite National Park is restoring the federally endangered Sierra Nevada yellowlegged frog to Alpine lakes within the Park.  More...

Bagby Station, Benny Hillbilleez take the stage

Free concert series is in tenth week

Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings, which is sponsored by the Mariposa County Arts Council and its many sponsors, continues into its tenth weekend of 13, presenting, live in concert, Bagby Station on Friday, Aug. More...

Reprinted from July 6, 1907

The Board of Supervisors of Mariposa met in a regular session, all members present. More...

Master Gardeners ready for fall sale

The annual Master Gardener fall plant sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Bookstore is open on Fridays, Tuesdays

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...

Author will speak at library

Cyndi Spindell Berck, the auther of a nonfiction book on the history of the American West, will speak in Mariposa in September.  Berck will be at the Mariposa County Library, 4978 10th St. in Mariposa, on Saturday, Sept. More...

Reprinted from May 7, 1921

A workman on the Hetch Hetchy dam had a very narrow escape from death last week when he was thrown from a cage at a height of 120 feet in the air to a sump in the bottom of the excavation for the dam’s foundation. More...

Reprinted from April 30, 1861

We have a letter at this office inquiring for Smith Howd. It is written by his brother, one Joel Howd, living in Webster, Ill., who thinks Smith is dead. More...

Coulterville plans for Coyote-Fest

Contests, car show and more are scheduled

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

Leaving keys in car leads to theft

Report finds a disturbing trend

In a first-of-its-kind analysis of vehicle thefts, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) found a disturbing trend—an increasing number of thefts of vehicles with the keys left inside.  For the years 2012 through 2014, a total of 126,6 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 27 to August 2

EMS - 5 Fire - 2 Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision - 4   More...

Enrollment day for 4-H opens on August 15

The Mariposa 4-H Youth Development Program will have a 4-H enrollment day on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds picnic area and 4-H office.  The new year for 4-H begins on Oct. 1 for the 2015- 16 program.  On Aug. More...

Yosemite gets ‘F’ in air quality

Other California parks also rate low

Yosemite National Park, along with three other parks in California, received a grade of “F” in air quality in a report recently released by the National Parks Conservation Association.  More...

Citizens’ complaints spark reckless driver response

After receiving complaints from concerned citizens over a period of about two weeks, Mariposa CHP officers responded.  On July 30, officers stopped Donald Perle Telford of Merced in the Pioneer Village parking lot at the intersection of Highway More...

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The Epic Alpaca Ranch in Cathey's Valley will be one of the stops on the Mariposa Farm and Ranch Tour, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26. More...

Dems Club kicks off political season

Three politicians will speak at Aug. 8 meeting

The Mariposa Democratic Club is kicking off the political season with three current or aspiring politicians who will speak at the club’s Saturday, Aug. More...

USFS asking for public input on species conservation

Scientific info sought for forest plan lists

Public input is being sought by the U.S. Forest Service for their draft proposed species of conservation concern (SCC) lists that are part of the land and resource management plan revision process for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests. More...

Sierra Artists Gallery celebrates 46 years

The Sierra Artists’ Gallery recently celebrated its 46th birthday.  The gallery opened in 1969 as a co-op and has been active in the community.  The Gallery has sponsored several programs over the years, including the miniature show, 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. More...

Short of the mark

A bull rider competing in the Monsters in Mariposa bull riding event put on by the Bucking Bull Owners Syndicate takes a no score on his ride for failing to stay on the bull for the required eight se More...

Jewelry making workshop scheduled

Workshop focusing on making jewelry will be held on Sept. 15 and 22 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Interpretive programs await forest visitors

Stanislaus Forest hosts free events

The Stanislaus National Forest (NF) is offering interpretive programs at the Lake Alpine Marmot Amphitheatre and Wakaluu Hepyoo Campground Amphitheatre in the Calaveras Ranger District through this Saturday, Aug. More...

Reprinted from March 21, 1886

A man known as Jack Allen, an old timer about Bull creek and latterly in Yosemite Valley, was killed last Sunday by the falling of towering rocks above the Yosemite trail, between Whorton’s and the Cascades on the Merced River. More...

What’s the level of wildlife officers search authority

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...

Plaque dedicated

Members of the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club dedicated two new plaques at historic locations in downtown Mariposa on Thursday, July 30. More...

Entries are sought for Labor Day parade

The Mariposa Lions Club is looking for entries for the annual Labor Day Parade, scheduled to be held Sept. 5, at 11 a.m.  This years theme is “A Basket Full of Memories.”  Application deadline is Aug. 28. More...

Fremont Hospital needs more hospice 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...

UC Merced names Robbins as new dean

Begins new job in January, 2016

Jill Robbins has been named dean of the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts (SSHA) at the University of California, Merced, the university announced recently. She will begin serving full time in that capacity on Jan. 1, 2016.  More...

Artists of Yosemite hold show

Artists who live in or near Yosemite National Park will be the focus of Artists’ Point: Reflection from Yosemite’s Artists.  The show will run through Sept. More...

Ag, forest products values declining

The current record drought had its beginning in 2012, which for Madera County was the best year since 1979 for the production of agriculture and forest products within the county.  More...

Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau announces move

LOCATION IN THE HEART OF OAKHURST

The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau (YSVB) recently announced that it is relocating its offices and visitor center in Oakhurst.  The building, located at 40343 Highway 41, was built in 1969 by owner Ann Topham along with her late husband, Fred. More...

Study shows rising use of cell phones while driving

CHP on lookout for law breakers

The Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently released a new study showing a 39 percent increase in the percentage of California drivers seen using a cell phone while driving.  More...

Reprinted from October 23, 1920

A heavy snow fell throughout the Yosemite area last night, and the Valley today is cut off from the world insofar as wire service is concerned. More...

Multiple accident victims are treated

A Mariposa County firefighter working in 100-degree heat takes a moment to wipe sweat off of his forehead as he fills out a triage tag for one of 11 victims from a head-on collision Friday afternoon More...

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