October 15, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Tarantulas busy looking for love

They come out when the weather cools, and when Halloween is just around the corner.  They are pretty scary looking, but harmless.  They aren’t little trickor treaters looking for candy — they are tarantulas looking for love.&nbs More...

Committee to meet on Wednesday

The county’s Alcohol and Drug Advisory Committee meets the third Wednesday of each month in the Mariposa County Behavioral Health Board Room.  The county Human Services department’s main phone number is 966-2000.   More...

Legendary gold miner who lived on the Merced River remembered

He was a holdout from the past, a gold miner who lived and worked on the Merced River, spending his days looking for the yellow metal that changed California more than 150 years ago.  Robert “Bob” Metzler, a native of Pennsylvania, p More...

Reprinted from February 11, 1862

Indians predicted the present floods, and marked on trees how high the water in the streams would come. The worst has not passed they say.   More...

4-Hers celebrate National 4-H Week

Mariposa County 4-Hers celebrated National 4-H Week recently. On Oct. 6, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors recognized UCCE Mariposa County 4-H Council and its members. More...

Courthouse ceremony honors infant loss

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day is Oct. 15, and a ceremony to honor babies who have died will be held at 6:30 p.m. More...

Prescribed burns scheduled in Park

Yosemite National Park fire managers are planning a series of prescribed fires in the Park.  The prescribed burns would start in mid-October, however they are dependent on weather and fuel conditions. 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...

CostaLivos event benefits Habitat

CostaLivos, a local company that makes Mountain Gold Olive Oil, is hosting a day of olive oil tasting that will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County. More...

Native plants available at MCRCD sale

The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District is holding its 45th annual plant sale Saturday, Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  Native plants will be the focus of the sale. More...

4-Hers cook rigatoni at Nov. 14 fundraiser

The Mariposa 4-H Council will be cooking a rigatoni fundraiser dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mariposa.  There will also be a dessert silent auction at the event.  More...

CDFW conducts art contest for bird stamp

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is holding an art contest to select the design for the state’s 2015-2016 upland game bird stamp. More...

Mariposa Symphony tunes up for 14th season

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s 14th season-opening concert will be held Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. More...

Yosemite Western Artists hosting a portrait show

Yosemite Western Artists is hosting a portrait show Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Reprinted from February 5, 1876

Denny Blaney informs us that he recently found a nugget lying about loose, some where over on Sherlock’s creek, weighing eleven ounces, and 18 carats fine; that he unhesitatingly and with impudence aforethought picked the said nugget up and app More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Oct. 5 • A residential panic alarm alert was received from Highway 49 South. • Suspicious circumstances reports were received from Alta Vista Way, Greeley Hill Road, and Banderilla Drive. More...

Republicans meet Tuesdays

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

Bookstore is open twice a 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...

Cruise Mariposa is Chamber event

The Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Mariposa Yosemite Hot Rod and Custom Car Show on Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. More...

Author: Fire important for healthy U.S. forests

Author and educator Marcia Penner Freedman gave a presentation about firefighting in U.S. forests to an audience of 10 on Oct. 7 at the Miners Roadhouse 140 in Mariposa.  More...

American Legion goes patriotic for Halloween

American Legion Post 567 will participate in the Halloween festivities in Mariposa by handing out patriotic pencils and U.S. flag magnets to trick-ortreaters, along with candy, on Oct. 31 in Mariposa.  More...

Stage Stop Gun Shop holds raffle for Rudy

The Stage Stop Gun Shop has joined in the effort to help aid the family of Mariposa Sheriff’s Deputy Rudy Mirelez after he was shot and wounded Thursday, Oct. More...

Hopper discusses county schools at Rotary meeting

Mariposa County Unified School District Superintendent Robin Shaw Hopper brought up-todate information about Mariposa schools to Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club last week.  Mariposa is one of seven counties in the state with a combined county offi 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...

Walk slated for mammogram awareness

On Oct. 16, staff from John C. More...

Business briefs

At Bodys by Boyd, a collision repair center at 40140 Enterprise Drive in Oakhurst, all makes and models of cars are worked on. The business has stateof the-art equipment and offers a lifetime warranty.   More...

Representatives to hold district office meetings

A staff member from the office of Sen. Tom Berryhill will hold mobile district office hours in Mariposa and Oakhurst on Thursday, Oct. 22.  The staff member will be in Mariposa from 9 to 11:30 a.m. More...

Habitat announces winners of shed, fort

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County recently held the drawing for its playhouse/potter’s shed and play fort at the Mariposa County Contractors Home Show. More...

Soroptimist group organizes candy drive

Money donations and candy needed

As the residents of Jones and Bullion streets prepare for this year’s trick-ortreaters, Soroptimist International of Mariposa is working to help those neighborhoods weather the economic costs of the holiday.  More...

Water group meets Oct. 22

The Yosemite-Mariposa Integrated Regional Water Management Regional Water Advisory Group will meet Thursday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the board of supervisors meeting room, 5100 Bullion St. More...

Yosemite recognizes volunteers at ceremony

Winners help in every aspect of Park

Yosemite National Park celebrated its volunteers at the sixth annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. More...

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