April 14, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

New assistant DA is enjoying his profession and Mariposa

A new assistant district attorney is now on duty in Mariposa County.  Philip Dodgen recently joined the Office of the District Attorney.  “I like the structured environment,” said Dodgen. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

April 4 - April 10

EMS - 5 Fires - 2 Public Assists - 2 Auto Collisions - 2   More...

Local playwright utilizes humor in her productions

Play now being performed at theater in Porterville

Kitty Nasarow always knew she had a knack for writing. However, where it would lead, says the Mariposa resident, is “a gift from God.” For Nasarow, it began years ago when she was in high school. More...

Area businesses, residents urged to take part in ‘Denim Day’

Californians across the state are urged to break the dress code and the silence on Wednesday, April 27, by wearing jeans to participate in Denim Day California. More...

Sportsmans raises funds for veterans

Mariposa’s American Legion Post 567 held a fundraising event on Saturday, March 26, at Steve’s Sportsmans Café.  “This was another wonderful event with great crowd support and great meals,” said Post Commander Scott Cummi More...

Friends of Hospice will hold ceremony

Illumination: A Community Memorial and Celebration of Life, will be held at the Jerseydale Ranch, on Sunday, April 24, from 1 to 3 p.m.  The Mariposa Friends of Hospice and the staff of John C. More...

Gallery announces art show winners

The 2016 Elizabeth Specht Memorial Miniature Art Show and sale was held Feb. 25 through March 20 at Sierra Artists Gallery, at the corner of Highway 140 and 6th Street in Mariposa.  The show was sponsored by the gallery. More...

Master Gardeners sewing the seeds for annual sale

Many items will be available during May event

Because of the “now-it’sspring, now-it’s-winter-again” weather, area residents may be wary of getting a start on your summer garden. Remember, Mariposa’s historic “last frost date” can come in early May. More...

Library seeks funds to help with services

The Friends of the Library’s membership drive is currently underway, and as little as $5 is all it might take.  Forms are available at the Mariposa Library on 10th Street in Mariposa, across from the Courthouse. More...

Park to offer free entrance April 16-24

In honor of several notable events, there will be free admission to Yosemite National Park starting this weekend.  Free admission will be from April 16-24 at Yosemite.  The free admission is to celebrate National Park Week, Earth Day, Calif More...

Complimentary rides available from YARTS

For Earth Day, which is celebrated April 23, Yosemite Area Regional Transit System, or YARTS, is offering free trips from Merced to Yosemite National Park.  In 2015, the Park had an all-time record number of visitors. More...

Board of supervisors honors volunteerism

Volunteerism was recognized Tuesday during a meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors.  The supervisors voted 5-0 to proclaim this week as “National Volunteer Week” in the county.  Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnew More...

Balanced Rock offers various yoga programs

Hiking, biking, backpacking and more featured in Yosemite

Balanced Rock, a Yosemitebased non-profit, offers yoga, meditation, hiking and backpacking courses in Yosemite National Park.  More...

Exploitation of children topic of upcoming training session in area

Commercial sexual exploitation of children will be the subject of a upcoming meeting. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

April 4 • Petty theft was reported from El Portal. • A cow was in the roadway on Old Highway. • Petty theft was reported from Bootjack area. • Possible illegal hunting was reported on Ben Hur Road. More...

Two killed in wreck were County residents

Two people were killed in a head-on collision on Hihway 140 in the Merced River canyon on Tuesday, April 5. The California Highway Patrol said both people who died were from Mariposa County. More...

Mariposa resident hoping to raise funds to battle MS

Brenda Reichhold has been suffering from a severe and debilitating form of Multiple Sclerosis and she needs the community's help. More...

Short-term volunteers needed at Habitat for Humanity

One way to volunteer to work with Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County is to sign up for short-term projects through its A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) program.  More...

IHSS providers must complete new form

Persons who work as In- Home Supportive Services providers must fill out a new agreement or their contracts could be terminated.  On Feb. More...

Greece and Turkey focus at garden club

The Butterfly Garden Club of Mariposa will hold its regular monthly meeting Thursday, April 21 at 1 p.m. More...

Festival schedules kids contest

The Little Miss Butterfly and Captain Caterpillars competition for the Mariposa Butterfly Festival will be held Sunday, April 24 at 2 p.m. More...

Event is set to aid rescue team

From the long and winding Merced River Canyon to the steep terrain of Signal Mountain and beyond, the Mariposa Sheriff's Search and Rescue (SAR) Team prepares for and responds to a variety of calls for assistance in Mariposa County.  More...

Historical moment

Pictured are Linda Trabucco Jacobs and Darlene Trabucco Benson at the E Clampus Vitus dedication of the Trabucco Cheap Cash Store, founded by Darlene’s great-grandfather, John Trabucco. More...

Striped Rock hike slated for April 16

Sierra Foothill Conservancy is hosting its annual Earth Day hike on the Striped Rock Conservation Easement on Saturday, April 16.  Ben Goger will lead a hike through oak woodlands where you can check out the wildflowers on the way to the top, th More...

Influx of funding coming for grove project

Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is getting a financial boost. The Yosemite Conserevancy is providing $15 million for that project and 33 others in the Park. More...

Ewing residents enjoy Hawaiian style lunch

“Aloha” was the word of the day on March 24 for the residents of the Ewing Wing at John C. More...

Can you shoot turkeys across a state highway?

Question: I am interested in bow hunting for turkeys this year but have some questions. Last week I saw a flock of hens and jakes on the side of a highway and I got to wondering if it’s legal to hunt off the side of a highway. More...

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