September 17, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Stompin' the grapes

Ophelia McInturff stomps away Saturday at Casto Oaks Winery's 4th annual Grape Stomp. Her helper below is Richard McInturff. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

Aug. 31 to Sept. 6

EMS - 12 Fire - 5 Public Assist - 1 Auto Collision - 1   More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Sept. 7 • Theft of household items was reported from Silvertip Lane in Fish Camp. • A skunk was under a house on Highway 140. • Suspicious vehicle was on Morningstar Lane. More...

‘Big tree hunter’ Casey has a love for outdoors

He has four national champs

This “hunter” doesn’t use a firearm to bag his trophies. And he doesn’t take his prey home.  Mariposa-area resident Carl Casey is a big tree hunter. More...

Park and gallery sponsor art, poetry contest

Artwork will be in Ansel Adams Gallery

Yosemite National Park and Ansel Adams Gallery recently announced the fifth annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest.  More...

2015 Mariposa County Fair Results

The following are results from competitions in foods, crafts, horticulture, fine arts, livestock, photos, karaoke, mechanical science, spirits and tricycle races that were held at the Mariposa County Fair, which was held from Sept. 4-7. More...

AAUW adds extra day to yard sale

The American Association of University Women AAUW has added Friday afternoon to its annual fall yard sale scheduled Friday, Sept. 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Master Gardeners’ workshop helps with rainwater harvesting

Regina Hirsch is presenter

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...

Baja California residents helped by Rotary clubs

Clean water is vital necessity

At the Thursday, Sept. 10 meeting of the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club, Chris Geyer from Nevada City, who is president of the Club Rotario Los Barriles Cabo De Este, brought word of Rotary projects underway in Baja California.  More...

Habitat for Humanity celebrates special day

Restaurants will donate proceeds

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County will be celebrating National Habitat Day on Oct. 5, and Habitat Awareness Week from Oct. 3-10 with its annual Dining Out event.  More...

Sacagawea, Pocahontas focus of talk

On Saturday, Sept. 19, local author Cyndi Spindell Berck will be at the Mariposa County Library from 1 to 2 p.m. More...

Reprinted from March 14, 1885

That a severe and destructive drought is bordering upon us, is no doubt the case. But the prayers of the wicked availeth nothing, and it is therefore better perhaps for most of us to keep quiet.   More...

Soroptimist offers ‘Favorite Recipes’ cookbook

Members, families compile favorites

Soroptimist International of Mariposa has announced the arrival of its new, one-ofa kind cookbook, “Favorite Recipes.”  The cookbooks are $15 and are available for purchase at Happy Burger Diner, Starchman & Bryant Law Offices or More...

Soul Galaxy takes the stage in the Art Park

Tim Hager and the Soul Galaxy will be performing their music in the Mariposa County Art Park Friday, Sept. 18 from 7 to 10 p.m.  The concert is free, and tips are always welcome.   More...

Reprinted from December 14, 1867

A shooting affray occurred at Hornitos last week between a Mexican named Flores and a countryman, in which six shots were fired. No blood was shed.   More...

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa Lions Club would like to thank the many entrants in this year’s Labor Day Parade, held on Saturday, Sept. 5 in downtown Mariposa.  The Sweepstakes Trophy went to the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office. More...

Family night begins at Grace Church

Opening night is on Sept. 23

The opening of Family Night at Grace Church is scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 23.  Dinner will be served from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. More...

JCF 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...

Reprinted from December 3, 1861

The successful working of the quartz veins in the neighborhood of Princeton, has developed quite a town in that locality, where only a year or two since only a single barreled grocery existed. More...

Coulterville plans for Coyote-Fest

Contests, car show and more are scheduled

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

CASA celebrates ‘Night of the Child’

Vintage circus is event theme

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mariposa’s fourth annual “Night of the Child” Gala will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in Building A.  More...

TEDx announces speaker lineup

Event will be held on Nov. 14

Speakers have been announced for the inaugural TEDxYosemite event taking place Nov. 14 at the historic Richard D. More...

Reprinted from - July 6, 1907

A grass fire which was started by the careless handling of matches by boys gave the residents of the upper part of town a slight scare last Saturday afternoon. More...

Local man arrested after thefts, violence

Charged with four felonies

A Mariposa man was arrested for domestic violence Tuesday, Sept. 8, after he allegedly hurt his ex-girlfriend and stole numerous items.  More...

Body of missing man found in Yosemite

Student was last seen in August

A man who was missing for weeks in Yosemite was found dead on Sunday, Sept. 6.  Matthew Baldwin, 24, was last seen on Tuesday, Aug. 25. More...

Fair Sponsors Listed

The Mariposa County Fair, held Sept. 4 to Sept. 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...

ICES plans annual children’s fair Sept. 26

Event will be in county park

The 26th annual Children’s Fair will be held Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park.  The event is sponsored by Infant/Child Enrichment Services, Inc. More...

Bookstore opens twice each week

Books Galore!, a twiceweekly book sale offered by the Mariposa Friends of the Library, is open for business from 8:30 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...

Bingo games may return in October

The board of directors of the Golden Agers recently cancelled its monthly bingo games due to a lack of help.  But three women have now come forward and offered to join the board and run the bingo games in the kitchen.  The games may resume More...

Mariposa Farm and Ranch tour showcases local ag

Mariposa AgriNature hosts event

Farms and Ranches of Mariposa County, a project of the Mariposa AgriNature Association, is hosting the Mariposa Farm and Ranch Tour on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  More...

MCUSD adds staff to prevent violence

Counselors, specialist to aid young students

Threats of violence on school campuses is a major concern, recently highlighted with the arrest of a 15-year-old student of San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno, who allegedly posted a threat on an Instagram account leading authorities to a cac More...

Donations for book sale end on Sept. 23

Book donations to Friends of the Library’s book sale, which will be held on the first weekend in October, will not be taken past Sept. More...

‘Always...Patsy Cline’ comes to Sierra Repertory Threatre

Will play at Columbia

Sierra Repertory Theatre presents “Always…Patsy Cline” at its Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park from Sept. 18 to Oct. More...

Conservation district schedules fire workshop

Event will be held in Lushmeadows

Mariposa County Resource Conservation District and partners are hosting a Fire Ready Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lushmeadows Clubhouse, 5979 Meadow Lane in Mariposa.  More...

Hornitos Patrons Club readies for flea market

Will be held on Sunday, Oct. 4

The 29th annual Hornitos Flea Market will be held on Sunday, Oct. 4 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Boosters event aids MCHS

Dinner, game tables offered

The Mariposa Academic Boosters Club (ABC) is hosting its fall fundraising event Saturday, Oct. 10 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Savoury’s Restaurant in Mariposa. 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 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...

Trunk-or-treat needs volunteers

Mariposa Safe Families sponsors Halloween event

Mariposa Safe Families is hosting the second annual Community Trunk-or-Treat event at the Mariposa Courthouse on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.  Setting up the vehicles will start at 4 p.m. More...

Honoring 9/11

Sheriff Doug Binnewies speaks to a crowd of 75 people who showed up for a 9/11 memorial Friday at the Mariposa Art Park. The firemen's bell rang and Chaplain Eric Von Raeder gave an invocation. More...

2015 Junior Livestock Auction

Collin Billings is pictured with his Grand Champion and FFA Champion hog which was purchased by Dayhoff Cabinets at the Junior Livestock Auction during the Mariposa County Fair held over Labor Day We More...

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