September 3, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Workshop helps with rainwater harvesting

Master Gardeners host free event

According to various reliable Web sites, Mariposa’s average rainfall over the last 30 years has been 31 to 33 inches per year, depending on the source.  That’s a lot of water that could be captured and used during the drought that is More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

August 24 • Unsafe shooting was reported from Dogtown Road in Coulterville. • A resident on Hites Cove Road called to report a “sick chicken.” • A fraud report was taken on Jessie Street. More...

Square dancer still strutting at 90

More than 60 years of dancing keeps Tanner fit

When Stu Tanner met his wife, Mary, their first date included attending a dance.  Now, more than 60 years later, Tanner, who is 90 years old, is still dancing. Only now, it’s with the Bootjack Stompers, a square dance club.  More...

Fundraiser at Bass Lake benefits Valley Children’s

Event will be held on Sept. 20

A fundraiser for La Sierra Guild at Valley Children’s Hospital will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20 at Ducey’s on the Lake in Bass Lake.  The event will include a dinner of salmon, beef filet or chicken breast. More...

Farm and Ranch Tour features five businesses

Sept. 26 event starts at 10

The Mariposa Farm and Ranch Tour is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Five locations are opening their barn doors for the tour. More...

Blazin’ Hog returns to fairgrounds Sept. 19

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

CDFW recruits new wildlife officers

Filing deadline is Oct. 16

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is recruiting those interested in a career as a wildlife officer. CDFW will accept applications for wildlife officer cadet through the final filing deadline of Oct. 16. More...

Reprinted from July 8, 1922

The courthouse at Mariposa, erected in 1854, is the oldest occupied courthouse in the State of California. By a vote of the Board of Supervisors it is to have a new roof this summer. More...

Rotary donates to radio station

The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club recently donated $500 to the community radio station KRYZ. 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...

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...

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...

Local artist brings jewelrymaking skills to workshop

Stewart starts class on Sept. 15

The Mariposa County Arts Council is offering a two-day jewelry-making workshop with local artist, LothLorien Stewart on Sept. 15 and 22 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Made in Mariposa project launches

Artists can submit logos

The Made in Mariposa Project recently launched with a call to the community for logo submissions.  The project is being spearheaded by Mariposa County, Mariposa Chamber of Commerce and the Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Bureau. More...

Flea market coming up 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...

SHARE Program offers hunts, birdwatching

Access for pig, upland hunts is provided

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's (CDFW) Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program will provide public access for wild pig, waterfowl and upland game hunts, and birdwatching this fall.  More...

Books Galore benefits library

Books Galore is the bookstore of the Friends of the Library in Mariposa and proceeds from the sale are used by the organization to augment library services throughout the county. More...

Birds are the topic at Democratic Club meeting

Birder Young will speak

The Mariposa Democratic Club will host Lowell Young, the Assembly District Democratic rep and birder, will be discussing his work on the tri-colored blackbird team at the club’s meeting on Saturday, Sept. More...

Legion to meet on Wednesday

All veterans are welcome at meetings of the local American Legion Post 567, according to post commander Scott Cummings.  The post holds its meeting at 6:30 p.m. More...

CDFW holds free fishing day on Sept. 5

No license is needed

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites all Californians to celebrate the end of summer by going fishing.  More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

Aug. 24 to Aug. 30  EMS – 4 Fire – 2 Public Assist - 0 Auto Collision - 4   More...

Reprinted from May 7, 1921

Hornitos Lodge, No. 99, I.O.O.F., held a regular meeting last Saturday evening and took up the matter of repairing the fence around their cemetery. A committee was appointed and the work completed the following day.   More...

Yosemite closes campgrounds again due to plague

Tamarack Flat, Glacier Point see closures

Yosemite National Park is again closing campgrounds due to the finding of plague in rodents.  The Centers for Disease Control, the National Park Service Office of Public Health and the California Department of Public Health all recommended that More...

DUI, driver license checkpoint scheduled on weekend of the fair

CHP will be out on holiday

The Mariposa area California Highway Patrol will be conducting a driving under the influence and driver license check-point on Sept. 5, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 2 a.m., somewhere within Mariposa County.  More...

Construction delays set for 49 North

Caltrans will begin a $1.87 million project beginning the second week of September on Highway 49 North that will impact traffic flow in both directions along the highway.  More...

Conway discusses drought at Rotary

Program can help residents

Drought. Wells running at a trickle, or even dry. More...

4-Hers are ready for county fair

Projects will be on display

It’s time for the Mariposa County Fair, and 4-H members from around the county are getting their animals ready for show, entering items in the many 4-H projects such as quilts, cooking, crafts and more.  More...

Local students receive special greetings on their 18th birthday

AAUW sends cards, voter registration

Students at Mariposa and Coulterville high schools will receive special greetings on their 18th birthdays this year from the Mariposa Branch of the American Association of University Women.  More...

State offers cash awards for innovation

Contests award up to $25,000

A trio of state department heads recently announced a set of contests in which Californians can win up to $25,000 for ideas to improve transportation and sustainable government practices, and help prevent underage drinking.  They were joined at More...

Residents invited to help clean creek

Cleanup is set for September

The Great Sierra River Cleanup is slated for Saturday, Sept. 19.  The Mariposa Creek Parkway site located at the Mariposa Art Park will be cleaned up from 9 a.m. to noon. More...

Sierra Rep’s season includes ‘A Christmas Story’

“My Fair Lady” kicks off the year

Sierra Repertory Theatre recently announced its 2016 season, opening with a Feb. 27 gala performance of Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady.”  More...

BLM adds additional fire restrictions

11 Counties are affected

The Bureau of Land Management has implemented additional fire restrictions on all public lands managed by the Mother Lode field office.  More...

Arts Council offers free photography classes

Workshop is for 55 and over

The Mariposa County Arts Council is offering a series of free photography classes for residents of Mariposa County 55 years of age and older.  F/STOP is a digital photography workshop focused on the artistic elements of photography using iPod To More...

Chronic inflammation is subject of seminar

Link to disease will be discussed

A seminar looking at the causes and remedies of chronic inflammation will be held on Sunday, Sept. 6 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Mariposa Seventh-day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, 4994 11th St. in Mariposa. Admission is free.  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...

September is military suicide awareness month

Mariposa VFW makes donation

The World Health Organization has designated Sept. 10 as World Suicide Prevention Day.  According to WHO’s statistics, more than 800,000 people take their own lives worldwide each and every year. More...

Reprinted from April 30, 1861

The barn and stables attached to the Hotel of A.D. McLennan, (formerly the Main Tent) a short distance from Hornitos, on the Stockton road, were totally consumed by fire, on Friday evening, April 26th. More...

First hunting period for doves runs until Sept. 15

Second hunt starts Nov. 14

The first of two opening days of California’s dove hunting season is underway. This year’s season for mourning dove, white-winged dove, spotted dove and ringed turtle dove started on Sept. 1 and will go through Tuesday, Sept. More...

Plaque honors Lind homes

Rene LaRoche, center, flanked by her sons Andre and Alec LaRoche, unveil a plaque placed in front of the historic Lind homes, across from the Mariposa County Courthouse on Aug. 25. More...

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