October 22, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Volunteer appreciation

Scott Turpin, a volunteer fireman with Company 26 in Coulterville, devours a burger during the Mariposa County Fire Department’s Volunteer Appreciation Picnic on Sunday at the Mariposa County F More...

Reprinted from September 15, 1866

County Assessor, William T. Coffman, Esq., released the statistics in his annual report. More...

Pioneer Market sets fundraiser for deputy

Jason Dubberke, owner of Pioneer Market in Mariposa, has announced that a fundraiser for wounded Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rudy Mirilez and his family will take place at Pioneer Market on Coakley Circle.   More...

EMT course will start Jan. 9

Mariposa County Fire Department will be sponsoring an emergency medical technician course beginning Jan. 9 and running through April 26 of 2016.  The instructors will be Phil and Kathi Whitson. More...

Rebekahs meet twice each month

The Coulterville Rebekahs meet at 9 a.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the IOOF Hall in Coulterville. Call Lynda Arnold for more information at 852-0143.   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...

1967 Chevrolet Camaro at car show

Richard Strickfaden of Mariposa, right, showed his 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS on Saturday at the Mariposa Yosemite Hot Rod and Custom Car Show at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Streets will be closed for Halloween

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office will close the following streets in order to ensure the safety of children during the Halloween festivities in the courthouse and residential area of Mariposa, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. More...

Bootjack volunteers to cook up breakfast

Bootjack Volunteer Fire Company will host a pancake breakfast and bake sale Saturday, Oct. 31 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Bootjack Firehouse, 3883 Bootjack Lane.  The breakfast is all-youcan eat and the cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. More...

Reprinted from March 10, 1866

The Board of Supervisors have concluded to put a clock and cupola on the top of the Court House   More...

Attorney General issues consumer alert about scams

Seniors on Medicare are targets

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently issued a consumer alert to Californians regarding potential scams targeting seniors during Medicare’s open enrollment period, which runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.  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 on Thursday, Oct. More...

Workshop looks at utilizing graywater

The Yosemite-Mariposa Integrated Regional Water Management (Y-M IRWM) Outreach Committee and the Mariposa County Master Gardeners will co-host a graywater workshop Saturday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors chamber.  More...

Ladies Auxiliary VFW now welcomes males

At its 116th annual National Convention in Pittsburgh, Pa., convention delegates of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) passed a resolution to amend their national bylaws, allowing male family members to join the Ladies Auxiliary More...

Deadline for new 4-Hers is near

The new year for Mariposa County 4-H programs started Oct. 1.  Students who are new to 4-H must sign up by Nov. 15 to attend 2016 fairs and to complete the year. Enrollment fees for youth are $48 and for adults are $17.  More...

Reprinted from March 14, 1885

The Yosemite Appropriation bill of $25,000 which has been signed by the Governor is disbursed as follows: $10,000 for the purchase of the McLean toll road leading from Coulterville to Yosemite which is to be made a free road; $1,500 for the purchase More...

Odd Fellows donate to loan association

Mariposa Lodge No. 39, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, recently donated funds to the Mariposa Student Loan Association to help college-bound students. More...

Readers can go behind the scenes of the Rim Fire

Book includes interviews with firefighters

The Rim Fire had all the ingredients of a perfect drama, and that is why it became an international news story. It ignited in the Stanislaus National Forest in August of 2013 and burned 257,314 acres. More...

Proposed fishing tackle regulations anger anglers

Californians are launching petition drive

Last week, California’s leading advocate for sportfishing announced that it is raising legal concerns associated with the California Department of Toxic Substance Control’s (DTSC) decision to potentially regulate or ban common fishing tac More...

More coyotes in state means residents need to be aware

Attractants should be eliminated

Coyotes are a common sight in Mariposa County, and across the state. More...

State awards grants to help fight meth

California Attorney General Kamala D. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

Oct. 12 • A report of harassment was received from Darrah Road. • A child abuse report was taken on Old Highway. • A report of possible fraud was received from Yosemite West. • A kitten was in a tree on Hites Cove Road. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

Oct. 12 to Oct. 18

EMS - 5 Fire - 0 Public Assist - 0 Auto Collision - 2   More...

Benefit for Deputy Mirelez scheduled this Saturday

The Mariposa community is rallying behind Deputy Rudy Mirelez, who was shot Oct.1 on Highway 49 South while making a traffic stop.  The benefit barbecue dinner is planned at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds on Oct. 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 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...

Aglow is on Friday

The Aglow prayer group meets the fourth Friday of each month.  This month’s gathering happens at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Mariposa County Library at 10th and Bullion streets.  For more information, call 966-5457.   More...

211 phone service ready for launch

It will connect callers to human service providers

United Way of Merced County is announcing that the Mountain Valley 211 Program, a referral and information system that aims to connect people to services they may need and of which Mariposa County will be included, will be operational Oct. More...

Walk for mammogram awareness

Around 50 people participated in a walk through downtown Mariposa to recognize National Mammography Day on Friday. The walk started at the old Frost Shop lot and proceeded south on Highway 140. More...

Spiffin’ up for the cruise

Members of the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club clean the streets Friday morning for the Mariposa Yosemite Hot Rod and Custom Car Show. Pictured in the foreground sweeping is Ophelia McInturff. More...

CoyoteFest was a blockbuster

More than 700 attend third annual event

The third annual CoyoteFest, held Sept. More...

Appointments for passports are necessary

The Mariposa County Clerk’s Office now requires appointments for passport application acceptance.  Appointments will be accepted 8 to 11 a.m. More...

Santa’s Bazaar to raise funds for hospital

The John C. Fremont Hospital volunteers will hold its annual Santa’s Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Soroptimist donates to Mountain Crisis

Soroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a $1,000 donation to Mountain Crisis. 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...

Edelweiss to meet

The German-American Edelweiss club meets at 1:30 p.m. this coming Wednesday at Oakhurst Lutheran Church.  Information: 966-5552.   More...

Polio is focus of Rotary meeting

World Polio Day is Oct. 24. A major media event on Oct. 23 highlights the day that honors Dr. Jonas Salk.  Mariposa Yosemite Rotarians heard about these events from fellow Rotarian, Marilyn Saunders on Thursday, Oct. 15.  More...

Yosemite partners with Google on ‘Street View’

Program showcases iconic features

Yosemite National Park and Google Maps have partnered on a groundbreaking project that uses cutting-edge technology to allow visitors to explore Yosemite National Park’s iconic features.  More...

CHP: Traffic collisions are the main danger for teens

Teenagers at greatest risk for accidents

Traffic collisions are the No. More...

Reprinted from February 18, 1862

At last a paper mail has reached this place, the first for 40 days. Something like a fourth of said mail, destined for this office and town, came Saturday on Snediker’s stage.   More...

Business briefs

People who transfer their prescriptions to Pioneer Market’s Pharmacy from another pharmacy will receive a $25 gift card. Shoppers at Pioneer can also save at the pump at Grizzly Gas or Mariposa Chevron by using a rewards card. More...

4-Hers cook rigatoni on Nov. 14

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...

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