August 13, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Speaker for Patriot Day event is Hall

Event will be held on Sept. 11

Sierra Tel recently announced that the keynote speaker for the 2015 Patriot Day Remembrance event, scheduled for Friday, Sept. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

August 3 • A physical domestic dispute on Miller Road resulted in an arrest. • A mountain lion versus goats incident was reported from Bridgeport Drive. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

August 3 to August 9

EMS - 4 Fire - 0 Public Assist - 0 Auto Collision - 3   More...

MOST WANTED

Melanie Rene Hopper  Age: 34 Height: 5’8” Weight: 150 Bail Amount: $25,000   Wanted for three counts of PC480 (a) forgery, and nine counts of PC496(a) forgery.  More...

Remote cameras capture pictures of a lone gray wolf

Sightings were in Siskiyou County

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has collected evidence that suggests at least one wolf has traveled into Siskiyou County.  Based on compelling information received earlier this year from Californians reporting they saw a la More...

Manna House gives shoe vouchers to local students

Manna House of Mariposa will be giving shoe vouchers to needy school-age children in the area.  The vouchers will be available for children entering the Head Start Program through students entering their senior year of high school.  More...

Bootstrap Circus heads up concert

Ignacio plays Friday Night

Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings, sponsored by the Mariposa County Arts Council and many other sponsors, presents the 11th weekend of free concerts with Nathan Ignacio on Friday, Aug. More...

TEDx event takes place at Yosemite Bug and Hostel

The TEDx Yosemite Salon is hosting its second salon on Aug. 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Bodie Room at the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort.  The event is free and open to the public. More...

LA-VFW receives top honors from division

Locals invited to join group

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Keith Bertken Post 6042 recently received top honors and recognition for programs supporting veterans and their families and youth activities.  More...

AAUW members talk to Rotary

Two members are guests

The Mariposa Rotary Club welcomed the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Mariposa Branch co-presidents at the club’s Aug. More...

Republicans meet Tuesday evening

The Mariposa County Republican Central Committee meets at 6 p.m. at Happy Burger on the third Tuesday of each month.   More...

Meeting will look at transportation

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

State votes to ban bobcat trapping

Depredation trapping will be allowed

The California Fish and Game Commission recently voted 3-2 to ban bobcat trapping statewide.  Commission President Jack Baylis and Commissioners Anthony Williams and Eric Sklar voted in favor of a statewide ban. More...

Mariposa County Fire Department Member of the Month

Steve L. Sabol is the Mariposa County Fire Department’s newest captain for Mt. Bullion/Airport Station 25. Sabol has been a member of Mariposa County Fire for 10 years. He is also an assistant fire engine operator for the U.S. Forest Service. More...

Reprinted from May 4, 1878

On last Tuesday’s stage Mr. Leland, Grand Lecturer for the Good Templars of the State of California, arrived in town, and had bills posted, announcing a lecture in the evening, on the subject of temperance. 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...

Sonora Cat Rescue holds meet and greet days

Events will take place in September

Sonora Cat Rescue has several kittens that available for adoption in Groveland.  All of the kittens have been spayed or neutered, have their shots, are individually tested and come with a complete health record.  There will be a meet and gr More...

Passenger suffers major injuries

Firefighters from CAL FIRE look up an embankment along Highway 49 at a path traveled by a 2010 Toyota Matrix that was traveling northbound, north of Stumpfield Mountain Road, when it left the roadway 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...

Advisory alcohol, drug group will meet

The Mariposa County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Committee meets at 12:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in the county behavioral health board room. The board room is at 5356 Lemee Lane off Highway 49 North. 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...

Northside Pet Connection still has vouchers for spay/neuter

Northside Pet Connection has 30 vouchers each month for low-cost or no-cost spaying and neutering of pets.  The vouchers, which are for people in the North County, are being claimed, but the organization has leftover vouchers every month.  More...

Art show features artists from the 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...

Habitat for Humanity seeks land for home

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is actively searching for new land on which to build another partner family home.  More...

Reprinted from July 6, 1907

It is rumored that a six foot well-developed ledge has been struck in the Jumbo mine situated on the South Fork above the Hite mine. The strike was made last Sunday and although assays have not been made it is thought the ore will average well. More...

Reprinted from July 10, 1860

An Indian boy was killed, June 11, near the Falls in Yo Semite Valley, by the falling of a large mass of rock from the high cliff, which he was near. 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...

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...

Mystery of dog tags found in Illinois lead to Mariposa man

Boy wants tags returned to late man’s family

A father and his son who were fishing in Rockford, Ill. More...

Flea market at fairgrounds scheduled in October

Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds is hosting its fourth annual flea market on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. More...

Reprinted from November 5, 1921

The Las Mariposas Grant will be divided. C.J. Gardner, Los Angeles capitalist was in Mariposa Wednesday and gave out the information that he had purchased 37,000 acres of agricultural land from the Mariposa Commercial and Mining Co. 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...

Reprinted from October 23, 1920

Sheriff Turner went to Bagby Sunday last and took into custody two Mexicans, who had been imbibing too freely of the forbidden goods. Upon their return to Camp they caused considerable disturbance. More...

Fairgrounds friends meet each month

and who support this goal.  The Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds meet at 5:15 p.m. More...

Historical group will hear about care of headstones

The Cathey’s Valley Historical Society will meet on Aug. 22 at 9 a.m. More...

El Portal author donates latest book

Author Michael Elsohn Ross, of El Portal, has donated copies of his 46th book for young people to the El Portal and Mariposa branch libraries.  More...

Social justice group meets on third Thursdays

The Pax Christi social justice group meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the upper hall at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. For more information, dial 742-7862.   More...

MOPS brings fun day to local park

Event will have activities for kids

On Saturday, Aug. 29, MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will host a family fun day at the Mariposa County Park.  The event will run from 10 a.m. More...

Short story writing class starts in September

Mosher will lead workshop

The Mariposa County Arts Council will be offering a six-week short story writing workshop, led by local published author C.B. Mosher starting on Wednesday, Sept. More...

Ice Cream Social set Aug. 14 for seniors

Golden Agers host annual event

The Mariposa Golden Agers are hosting their annual FREE Ice Cream Social at the Senior Center on Spriggs Lane from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14. All seniors in the area are invited. More...

MCHS alumni plan breakfast meeting

The annual Mariposa County High School alumni breakfast business meeting will be held on Sunday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m.  The meeting location is between the cafeteria and gymnasium at the high school. More...

Money will go to missionaries

Mike Lilley, left, of Pioneer Market, recently presented a check for $79.61 to Gary Allen, right, of New Life Christian Fellowship. More...

Where's the beef?

Sgt. Kim Miller with the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office pulls back barbed wire strands after cutting them late Monday afternoon to create an opening in a fence along Highway 49 North near Mt. More...

Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ takes the stage in Sonora

Play will run through September   Sierra Rep will present Shakespeare’s Macbeth Aug. 21 through Sept. 13 at the East Sonora Stage on Mono Way.  More...

Greeting visitors

Ryan Perez, Mariposa Visitor's Center summer intern, assists tourists from Canada on their way to Yosemite National Park last week. 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...

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...

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...

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