March 31, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

Clampers keep history alive

Group carries on traditions of Gold Rush

They wear red longjohn shirts and call their leader the Noble Grand Humbug. They wear badges made from tin, and their motto is “Credo Quia Absurdum,” which means “I believe it because it is absurd.”  More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

March 21 – March 27

EMS - 3 Fires - 1 Public Assists - 1 Auto Collisions - 0   More...

‘Most-wanted’ man apprehended by police in SoCal

One more name can be scratched from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Most Wanted list.  Late last week, the Santa Ana Police Department apprehended David Santiago Garcia on arrest warrants out of Mariposa County. More...

Kids First grants funds to wide variety of school needs

More than $1 million given in grants

For school teachers struggling with budgets that don’t cover everything they need, Kids First! Mariposa is a lifesaver.  The organization, also known as Mariposa County Schools Foundation, has been around since 1991.  More...

UC Merced Coulterville heritage project is on display in April

A free public exhibit on Coulterville’s Heritage in the Digital Age will be on display with an opening event on April 2 and a closing reception on April 24 at the Coulterville Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall, 5030 Main St. More...

Master Gardeners prepare workshop

Mariposa Master Gardeners are hosting a free water conservation workshop “It Rained — Now What?” for Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. More...

Economic development meeting set in Hornitos

Another in a series of economic vitality strategy discussions is set for this Sunday in Hornitos. The meeting is being hosted by Mariposa County District 3 Supervisor Marshall Long. More...

Relay for Life to hold fundraiser at Steve’s

Relay for Life Mariposa will host the 15th Survivors’ free pancake breakfast and an all-day fundraiser at Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe on Saturday, April 2.  The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Odd Fellows donate to museum

The Mariposa Lodge of Odd Fellows donated funds to the summer docent program at the Mariposa Museum and History Center. More...

4-H invites youth to Camp Tweety

Mariposa County 4-H is hosting Camp Tweety, which is open to all fourth through eighth grade students in the County.  The camp, scheduled for June 25 to 27, will be held at Camp Oakhurst this year.  The camp will begin Saturday morning and More...

Golden Agers slate bingo

Anyone over 18 years of age is invited to the Golden Agers’ bingo at the Senior Activity Center, 5246 Spriggs Lane in Mriposa on the first Friday of each month.  Doors open at 5 p.m., and games start at 6:30 p.m. More...

Spring means a lot of activities at Yosemite

With spring now in swing, activity at Yosemite National Park is starting to increase.  From the opening of various sites to the awakening of bears, spring is a busy time at the Park.  National Park Service officials at Yosemite are reportin More...

Wild turkey hunting season has opened

Archery season is extended

California’s 2016 general spring wild turkey hunting season opened statewide on March 26 and will extend through May 1, with an extended archery season May 2 through May 15. More...

There’s a place for wildlife on tax returns

The deadline to file income tax returns is approaching. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

March 21 • A suspicious vehicle was on East Westfall Road. • A child custody issue was reported from Rancheria Creek in Midpines. • Suspicious circumstances were reported from Holtzel Road in Greeley Hill. More...

Wood assistance program sets record, still available

If there is any upside to the tree mortality crisis in Mariposa County, it’s helping senior citizens in need of firewood.  “There is a big need,” said Terri Peresan, director of the Mariposa County Department of Community Servi More...

Federal disaster declaration for tree crisis is sought by officials

Federal representatives differ on how to get there

Everyone remembers certain catastrophic events in history. Hurricane Katrina. The 1989 earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 2013 deadly tornadoes in Moore, Okla. These, and so many more, are engrained in the minds of Americans. More...

April is sexual assault awareness month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year’s campaign focuses on ways that individuals, communities, and the private sector can help prevent sexual violence. More...

Columbia College Foundation wine tasting event set April 9

The Columbia College Foundation will host its 40th annual Columbia Wine Tasting on Saturday, April 9.  More...

Mariposa Miners bring home medals

On Sunday, March 20, the Mariposa Miners, Mariposa’s Special Olympics team traveled to Fresno for the regional Special Olympics Northern California Basketball tournament. More...

Interactive sessions, Varain family on tap at Northern Mariposa County History Center

The Northern Mariposa County History Center has a variety of events scheduled in April. More...

Triangle Road will have daytime closures

Mariposa County Department of Public Works will be doing construction work on Triangle Road from Highway 49 South to Tip Top Road starting March 28 and going through June 30.   Triangle Road will be closed from 7 a.m. More...

Rotarians hear from expert on Africa

Sometimes it seems that others are ahead of us. They seem to be in the know. They are doing stuff that we ask “Why didn’t I think of that?”  More...

Fremont prepares for health fair and Teddy Bear clinic

John C. Fremont Healthcare District will host a health fair and Teddy Bear clinic Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the front lawn of the hospital. More...

Free dog fun day open to everyone

The Yosemite Kennel Club, based in Merced and Mariposa, is hosting an American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Owner Day and free dog fun day.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Master Gardeners help line is open

Gardeners who have questions about spring and summer plants are invited to call Mariposa County Master Gardeners for help.  Questions about seed starting or weed control, how to make a yard safer from fire, building a bluebird house, what to do More...

Business briefs

Coast Do It Best Hardware has a full line of Husqvarna and offer full service with an experienced mechanic. More...

Be bear aware when you are in Yosemite

You may not see a bear during your visit to Yosemite National Park because bears naturally avoid people.  If you do see a bear, what you should do depends on the situation. More...

Wood cutting permits available for Sierra National Forest

The Sierra National Forest will resume selling personal use wood cutting permits for April 1 through Nov. 30.  The North Fork, Prather, and Clovis forest service offices will be begin selling permits on Friday, April 1. More...

BLM seeks nominations to councils

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public nominations for open positions on 34 Resource Advisory Councils (RACs), including the Central California RAC, which advises the BLM on public land issues.  Nominations also are being taken for the More...

Legion meets 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...

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