May 5, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

Hanging it up

Mariposa County District Attorney Thomas Cooke, left, reads a proclamation for DA’s office investigator Mike Akers who retired last week after several years of service. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

April 25 • A vandalism report was taken on Guadalupe Creek Road. • Fraud was reported from Piney Creek Road. • Trespassing was reported on Schoolhouse Road in Cathey’s Valley. • A suspicious vehicle was on Monte Vista Lane. More...

State-of-the-art technology now in operation at hospital

A new, state-of-the-art piece of equipment arrived recently at John C. Fremont Hospital in Mariposa.  More...

‘Battle of the Badges’ blood drive set

The “Battle of the Badges” blood drive is coming soon.  The annual event will be Saturday, May 14 at Pioneer Market in Mariposa.  The competition pits area emergency services agencies against each other to see who can donate the More...

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Monitoring burn piles is one function for CAL FIRE officials, as shown in this photo. Fire officials say the danger for wildfires this year is extremely high. More...

Mountain lions active in area, residents urged to use caution

Attacks of livestock have been reported in Mariposa County

It's important to be aware of your surroundings, a local wildlife official is reminding citizens in Mariposa County.  More...

Spaghetti dinner slated to benefit Basin fire department

Volunteer Fire Company #32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club have announced their annual spaghetti and meatball dinner.  It will be on Saturday, May 14 from 5 p.m. More...

Board recognition

Debbie Walton received a resolution and a tile plaque from the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors during their April 26 meeting. More...

Economic future of County focus of meeting, BOS promises action

Economic development.  Its meaning is as vast as Mariposa County, which has rolling plains to the west and rugged mountains to the east.  Yet economic development plays a vital role for the future of the County and that was the topic of dis More...

Class of 1966 slates date for 50th reunion

The Mariposa County High School Class of 1966 has scheduled its 50-year reunion.  The reunion will be June 17-18 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  The class reunion will be June 17 and participants are encouraged to join the all-class re More...

Mature Driver Course set for May 6

The upcoming Mature Driver Course will be held on May 6 at the Mariposa Senior Center.  This course provides classroom instruction on safer driving strategies for aging adults.  Course completion and certificate can be used by many auto ins More...

They can dig it

Home school teacher Steph Evans recently took Sierra Foothill Charter School home school students on a field trip to the Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County. More...

Student of the Month

Ava Dunlavey, daughter of Tanya and Ed Dunlavey, is the Student of the Month at Sounds of Music Studio. She is 12 years old and a seventh grader who attends El Portal School.  Ava is a superior student excelling in all her lessons. More...

Child safety seats to be checked by CHP

Child safety seats will be the focus of an upcoming event by the California Highway Patrol.  The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, between 9th and 10th streets in Mariposa (where the Frost Shop used to be located).  More...

Tire amnesty event scheduled in County

The Mariposa County Department of Public Works is offering free tire disposal for Mariposa County residents. The service will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at the Mariposa County Landfill, 5593 Hwy. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

April 25 - May 14

EMS - 4Fires - 0Public Assists - 1Auto Collisions - 2 More...

Design team creates fresh take on historic Ansel Adams Gallery

Anyone who knows of Ansel Adams is likely aware of his photographs of Yosemite National Park. Adams, who passed away in 1984 at the age of 82, was an American photographer who is known for his black-and-white landscape photographs of Yosemite. More...

Fire potential extreme, developing plan crucial

Editor’s note: This is the first in a More...

Making a difference — for kids

Three local ‘heroes’ honored for their efforts

Heroes come in all forms. A hero can be young or old, male or female — and they are right here in the community. More...

Butterflies, fun and more at 2016 Festival Parade

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Animals of Yosemite topic at upcoming presentation

University of California Berkeley professor Joseph Grinnell, in 1914, embarked on an intensive six-year ecological study of the animals of Yosemite National Park, the first of its kind in western North America. More...

New Rotarians sworn in, three speakers featured at meeting

Rotarians last Thursday were treated to the induction of two new Rotarians, or as Richard McInturff says, “the two newest Rotarians in the world right now.” It was also a triple-header program on emergency services, tree mortality and mor More...

Cousin Jack will host free event

On Friday, May 6, the Cousin Jack Music Foundation invites everyone for an evening of live music, workshops and activities for children.  The free family music event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bootjack Stompers Hall on Highway 49.  More...

Methodist church to offer shredding of documents

The Mariposa United Methodist Church will have their annual spring cleaning event on Saturday, May 7.  It will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be in the parking lot behind the church at Sixth and Bullion streets.  More...

Stop, drop, and roll

Monarch Academy students from Mr. Dormer’s class got a lesson in ‘Stop, Drop, and Roll’ from Mr. Brondolo’s Fire Science class recently at Mariposa County High School. More...

Taking their show on the road

Yosemite Valley Students along with the seventh grade class from Yosemite Wawona Elementary Charter School traveled from one paradise to another. More...

Plant and garden art sale slated for May 7

There will be much more than hundreds of plants at the annual Mariposa Master Gardener Plant and Garden Art Sale.  The event will be May 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Amigo Picnic Area at the County fairgrounds.  More...

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