May 12, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

RPEA to meet May 17  Free Access 

The Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA) will hold its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, May 17. The meeting will be at the Mariposa County Senior Center on Spriggs Lane. Lunch will be free for those in attendance.  The spea More...

Mental wellness will be focus of local forum

Hope and recovery will be the theme of an upcoming event in Mariposa.  “Mariposa Minds Matter” will be Saturday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

May 2 - May 8

EMS - 8 Fires - 0 Public Assists - 0 Auto Collisions - 2   More...

The true story of Smokey the Bear

As part of their educational program, CAL FIRE officials tell the story of Smokey the Bear.  Following is that story and Smokey’s Rules. More...

Annual senior health fair set at fairgrounds

It’s that time of the year again for the Annual Mariposa Senior Health Fair and Expo.  This year’s event will be held on Friday, May 13 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Building A, from 10 a.m. More...

Airport manager will speak at GOP meeting

Tony Borreson, Mariposa County Airport manager, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Mariposa County Republican Central Committee (MCRCC).  The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 at Happy Burger in Mariposa.  More...

Four Seasons dinner will be held this Saturday

The annual Four Seasons benefit dinner for the Ewing Wing at JC Fremont Hospital takes place Saturday, May 14.  It will be held at the Senior Center, at 5246 Spriggs Lane, Mariposa. Doors open at 5 p.m. More...

Sheriff’s office to conduct test of notification system

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting several tests of the emergency notification system.  The NIXLE system allows County residents to receive notifications of emergencies through cell phones, landline phones, text and em More...

In God we trust

Mariposa County District 3 Supervisor Marshall Long, center, was one of around 20 people who participated in the National Day of Prayer event on Thursday, May 5, on the grounds of the Courthouse in M More...

New Life will show free movie

The New Life Christian Fellowship will be showing a free movie on May 22.  “The War Room” will be shown from 6-8 p.m. at the church, located at 5089 Cole Road in Bootjack.  Everyone is invited to watch the movie.   More...

Local Soroptimist Club helps with scholarships

Mariposa County Parks and Recreation’s Day Camp Scholarship Program received a $500 donation from Soroptimist International of Mariposa.  The scholarship program provides qualifying children the opportunity to attend the full summer progr More...

Mountain lion hunts to be subject of movie

The Mariposa Odd Fellows Lodge is hosting Jay Bruce’s movie, “Cougar Killer,” about his mountain lion hunts.  This is a part of the history series that the lodge has been doing this year. More...

‘Berry’ good work

Employees of Mariposa County Public Works recently trimmed back the berry bushes on Joe Howard Road. More...

Man finds joy in creating his wooden masterpieces

With all of the technology at the fingertips of young kids today, one California man still provides entertainment the old fashioned way — through toys. More...

Rotary officials seeking various vendors for outhouse race event scheduled in July

Officials from the local Rotary Club are seeking vendors to sell their wares during the inagural outhouse races in July.  All types of vendors including artists, crafters, antiques, pottery, food products, candles, jewelry, clothing and wood wor More...

‘Flag retirement’ set June 14 at Sportsmans

American Legion Post 567 will host a Flag Retirement Ceremony on June 14 in honor of Flag Day, which falls within National Flag Week.  The ceremony will start at 6 p.m. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

May 2 • A residential burglary alarm report was taken from Oscar N. Perkins Court. • Child abuse was reported on Sierra Drive. • There was a report of a lost wallet on Coakley Drive. More...

Education, planning are crucial in fire prevention

CAL FIRE outreach targets area school students

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

Tourism numbers still on rise in County, Park

State making bigger effort to attract visitors

Tourism in Mariposa County.  It’s an issue almost everyone knows about.  But what is the reality?  That was the topic of discussion Tuesday during a meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors.  More...

Making a difference

Sheriff’s chaplains utilize listening skills while assisting patrol officers and the public

What began as an experiment less than two years ago is now an integral part of the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. It was August 2014 when Sheriff Doug Binnewies decided to expand the office’s chaplain program. More...

Why can’t we be ‘Friends?’

It was a bookworm’s dream at the Mariposa County Library from Thursday to Sunday. More...

Young music writers sought

Young people in this area will have a chance to be a music composer.  The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra and the Mariposa County Arts Council are sponsoring the 2016 Young Masters Composers Celebration and contest.  Entries are now open for th More...

AAUW Home Tour will feature views

On a clear day, you can see for miles and miles.  That is true for the Mariposa homes that will be on tour during the “Room with a View” fundraising event hosted by Mariposa AAUW (American Association of University Women) on Saturday More...

Donation allows visitors to see baskets made by Parker

Yosemite National Park, through Yosemite Conservancy, recently received a donation of 26 examples of Julia Parker’s basketry.  These pieces were collected through the years by Elvira “Ellie” Nishkian, from San Francisco, who wa More...

Mother Nature to assist Master Gardeners tour

Mother Nature has done a great job spiffing up the meadows and hillsides this spring, and local gardeners have been doing the same to get ready for the annual Mariposa Master Gardener Spring Garden Tour on May 21. More...

Dinner will benefit Basin 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...

A very ‘special’ cause

Special Olympians brave the weather, hold meet in Mariposa

Wet weather couldn’t prevent Special Olympics athletes from competing in the Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) Regional Track and Field Meet at Mariposa County High School’s upper track.  More...

Sexually exploited children topic at recent meeting

More than 50 individuals from Mariposa County recently attended CSEC 101, a training designed to increase knowledge of and improve community response to the problem of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children.  More...

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