August 20, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Weed garden raided

Pictured above is just part of the marijuana seized and destroyed in a raid by Mariposa County law enforcement last Thursday. The illegal garden was located by a sheriff's office overflight on Aug. 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...

Rebekahs meet Sunday

The Snelling Rebekahs meet for a monthly breakfast on the fourth Sunday of each month. The cost is $5, and the gathering begins at 11 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Snelling.   More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

August 10 • A petty theft report was taken on Highway 49 North. • Vandalism was reported from Highway 140. • An assault and battery report was taken on Highway 49 North. • A report of threats was received from Highway 49 North. More...

STEM program encourages girls to stay in science, math

Dinner With Scientist held in September

Callie Nance and Emma Wooding are two normal, typical teen-age girls.  The two Mariposa County High School students are looking forward to the new school year, and are both good in school. More...

Sierra Eco Summit looks at dealing with drought

Free event will be in Groveland

The 2015 Sierra Eco Summit and Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 22 and Sunday, Aug. 23 at Mountain Sage in Groveland.  The free summit will focus on the drought. 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...

Blazin’ Hog fires up the fairgrounds in September

Barbecue on the menu at event

The ninth annual Blazin’ Hog Competition Barbecue and Zydeco Music Festival will take place on Saturday Sept. More...

Historical group will hear about headstones

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

Music student earns award

Sofia Burtt, shown here, was named as music student of the month in July at Sounds of Music Studio. Burtt is the daughter of Barry and Sandra Burtt, and she started playing the violin a year ago. More...

J.J. Rymer and Good Medicine play this weekend

Arts Council sponsors event

Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings, sponsored by the Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors, is hosting the second to the last weekend of the 2015 season.  On Saturday, Aug. 21, J.J. More...

MOPS hosts fun day

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...

Fremont Hospital needs more 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...

Former Ahwahnee worker pleads guilty to burglaries

Thefts occurred in 2014 at hotel

A former Ahwahnee Hotel worker pleaded guilty to burglaries at the Yosemite National Park landmark on Monday, Aug. More...

Mariposa FFA student takes trip to Capitol

Scholarship recipient McCoy spent week in D.C

Mariposa FFA student Hope McCoy recently traveled to Washington, D.C. More...

Public health official urges prenatal immunization

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith recently warned parents about the continued dangers of pertussis (whooping cough). More...

Halter-trained wild horses up for auction

Event will be held in Rancho Murieta

Wild horses that have been halter trained and started under saddle will be offered for public adoption on Saturday, Aug. 22, as part of the Murieta Mule Classic event beginning at 9 a.m. More...

Friends of Fairgrounds flea market set 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...

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...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

August 10 to August 16  EMS – 2 Fire – 2 Public Assist - 0 Auto Collision - 2   More...

MOST WANTED

Mark Shane Crawford

Age: 55 Height: 6’06” Weight: 220 Bail Amount: $50,000   Wanted for PC270 Failure to Provide, PC 166 (2) (4) Four counts of Comtempt of Court, PC 853.7 Failure to Appear.  More...

Missing Mariposa man was in Oregon before disappearing

Michael “Mike” Robinson is a U.S. Army veteran who was last seen when he left Bend, Ore. on or about July 28.  More...

Second Yosemite campground closed because of plague

Crane Flat will reopen Friday

For the second time in as many weeks, Yosemite National Park closed a campground due to the plague.  Tuolumne Meadows Campground was closed starting at noon on Monday, Aug. 17 until Friday, Aug. 21.  More...

Local pilot discusses Angel Flight West at Rotary meeting

Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club members learned about the all-volunteer organization Angel Flight West from local pilot, Dave Lombard. He is not a commercial pilot, just a guy who loves to fly.  More...

2016 season ready to start at Stage 3 Theatre Company

Tickets go on sale Aug. 25

Stage 3 Theatre Company in historic downtown Sonora recently announced its 2016 season, beginning with the provocative and hard hitting “Talk Radio” and finishing with the funny and family friendly musical, “Forbidden Broadway&rsquo 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...

Supervisors approve new job classification for probationers

Landfill jobs to pay $9 hour

A program to offer probationers an opportunity to receive hourly wages by working for the county was unanimously approved by the Mariposa County board of supervisors during a regular business meeting, Aug. 11.  More...

Info 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...

Pancakes, eggs on menu in Coulterville

Join the museum and meal is free

Northern Mariposa County History Center is hosting breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 8 to 11 a.m. More...

Airport agreement grounded

The terminal at the Mariposa Yosemite Airport owned by the County of Mariposa may not be reopening quite as soon as hoped.  An agreement that would have allowed the facility to be leased to Airborrn Aviation Services to operate the airport as a More...

Kiwanis is holding classes for local kids

Will focus on STEM, literacy and skills

The Mariposa Kiwanis Learning Club is holding classes for children in school readiness, beginning Sept. 8.  The curriculum focus will be on STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) along with literacy and social skills.  More...

California’s emerging wine destinations are reviewed

State Point Media - Making up 90 percent of American wine production, California is well known for its popular wine destinations. California is also famous for its restaurants and food destinations featured in movies and television shows. More...

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