April 7, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

Fill the boot  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Fire Team will be at the four-way stop Saturday in Mariposa for Fill the Boot starting at 9 a.m. and visit the old Frost Shop lot for the annual Relay For Life yard sale starting at 8 am. More...

‘Lisa Project’ event coming to Mariposa

The Lisa Project is coming to Mariposa.  The program focuses on child abuse and is a 10- minute interactive experience.  The exhibit will be open three times at the Mariposa County High School gymnasium.  • April 7, 3-5 p.m.  More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

March 28 • A suspicious person was on Smith Road. • Trespassing was reported from Colorado Road in Midpines. • A report of harassment was taken on 10th Street. • A caller from Harvest Road reported lost cows. More...

Yosemite trademark case takes another legal turn

The controversy over trademarks associated with Yosemite National Park has taken another turn.  DNC Parks and Resorts, a subsidiary of Delaware North, the company that ran concessions at the Park for 22 years, is asking a federal judge to keep s More...

Mariposa County listed 15th in recent national ranking

In a ranking of more than 3,000 counties across the United States, Mariposa ranks 15th as a top place to live, according to a report by Christopher Ingraham and The Washington Post.  More...

Fireside chat set at history museum

Mariposa Museum and History Center will continue its Fireside Chats on Sunday, April 17, with Danette Øydengaard.  She is a local author who has written a delightful book titled “Clarence & the Little Wawona Wagon.”  More...

FFA event on the horizon

One of Mariposa County’s social events of the year is scheduled for April 30. The 21st annual Mariposa FFA dinner, dance, auction and raffle will be held at the fairgrounds in Buildings A and B. Doors open at 5 p.m. More...

Rim Fire to be topic at presentation

Field biologist Christy Sherr will take local residents on a virtual field trip when she revisits the 2013 Rim Fire in a slide presentation, “Wildlife Nurseries: The Surprising Benefits of Beetles and Wildfires.” More...

Orchestra sets concert dates for 100th Park Anniversary

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service with seven performances of a world-premiere piece. More...

Farm Bureau sets barbecue dinner

The Mariposa County Farm Bureau will host a pork rib dinner on April 23 from 4 - 7 p.m. at Stagg Hall, 2884 Bear Valley Road in Hornitos.  The dinner will include ribs, salad, beans, rolls and dessert.  More...

Taste of Mariposa to kick off Butterfly days

The Taste of Mariposa will be held on Friday, April 29 at 5:30 p.m. More...

Odd Fellows serve breakfast in La Grange

The Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge No. More...

Workshop focuses on pollinators

The hum made by pollinating critters is music to a gardener’s ears.  The jobs done by the native bees, beetles, moths, butterflies, hummingbirds and others are critical to a healthy garden, especially for anything that is grown for food &n More...

Ranchers’ workshop is scheduled for April

Fadzayi Mashiri, the livestock and natural resources advisor for University of California Cooperative Extension for Madera, Mariposa, and Merced counties, is hosting a workshop for local ranchers at McCay Hall in Cathey’s Valley on Wednesday, A More...

Primary election focus of Democrat Club

The Mariposa Democratic Club will be focusing on the primary election for their next two meetings. The April 9 and May 14 meetings start at 9:45 a.m. at Miner’s Roadhouse. Arrive by 9 a.m. to purchase breakfast first. More...

Cowboy poetry will be featured at library  Free Access 

Cowboy poetry will be featured this Saturday at the library in Mariposa.Local cowboy poet Wendy Brown-Barry will be reciting original and traditional cowboy poetry at the Mariposa County Library, 4978 10th Street, starting at 11 a.m. More...

Fremont Hospital plans blood drives

John C. Fremont Hospital has announced the blood drives that will be held this year.  Donors can give blood six times in one year. The rule is a person can donate blood every 60 days. More...

Sexual exploitation of children topic at workshop

A one-day training session focusing on commercial sexual exploitation of children is scheduled this month in Mariposa.  Commercial sexual exploitation of children includes “any sex act on account of which anything of value is given to or r More...

Victims of crime to be honored at public ceremony on April 13

Giving a voice to victims of crime is essential in the criminal justice process.  That is one of the focuses for the Victim Witness Services program which operates within the Mariposa County District Attorney’s Office.  “We try More...

Quilts to be displayed at Butterfly Festival

Mariposa Piece Makers, a local group of quilters, will be hosting a free, outdoor quilt show at the end of April. The event will take place at the Mariposa Museum and History Center, 5119 Jessie St. More...

E-waste recycling event set April 15-16

A free e-waste recycling event is scheduled this month.  The event will be April 15-16 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Education is topic at Mariposa Rotary

Rotarians and guests last week heard from Alfonso Garagarza, principal of Sierra Foothill Charter School on a variety of matters.  More...

Habitat annex opening April 16

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County will host the grand opening of the new annex to its resale store on Saturday, April 16, at 9:30 a.m.  The store is located at 5320 Highway 49 North. More...

Free computer classes scheduled at library

Do you have questions about how to set up an email account, do research on the Internet, use your new cell phone or tablet, download music and ebooks, access social media, or anything else tech related?  Now you can get the help you need at Mar More...

Mariposa Rotary will host outhouse races

In what organizers hope will become a popular annual event, the Mariposa Rotary Club has announced it will host Mariposa’s first-ever Rotary Mother Load Outhouse Derby Race on July 2 at the historic Mariposa County Courthouse.  More...

Pets to be on parade at inaugural event

On Saturday, April 23, come out and join the High School Rotary Interact Club for Mariposa’s first ever Pet Parade.  This parade is for everyone, young and old. More...

Daddy Daughter Dance scheduled for April 22

Mariposa Safe Families is hosting the fourth annual Daddy Daughter Dance. It will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. on April 22 at the Mariposa Elementary School gymnasium.  The free dance, is open to all girls. More...

CDFW monitors effect of severe drought on wildlife populations

Frogs, toads are struggling

Amphibian, reptile, bird and mammal populations that depend on freshwater marsh, streamside habitat and wet meadows are struggling most to endure the drought that has gripped California for more than four years, according to a comprehensive assessmen More...

Photos of seniors to be focus of exhibit

Last fall and winter the Mariposa County Arts Council held its third series of F/STOP photography workshops for community members aged 55 and older. More...

Modesto hotel offers free rooms for cancer patients from out of town

The DoubleTree by Hilton Modesto has joined the American Cancer Society’s Hotel Partners Program.  The program provides free rooms to cancer patients who must travel out of town to receive treatment.   More...

Gallery looks for artists

Sierra Artists Gallery is accepting applications for membership or guest artists in all mediums. The gallery is looking for artists who would like to exhibit and sell their work in the longstanding gallery in historic downtown Mariposa. More...

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