May 19, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

Local Habitat group only one of 14 in nation to receive grant

Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County has received a Capacity Building Coaching Grant from Habitat International for 2016.  Only 14 affiliates throughout the nation were awarded this grant which is specifically for small, rural affiliates.&nbs More...

COUNTY FIRE RESPONSE REPORT

May 9 - May 15

EMS - 7 Fires - 5 Public Assists - 5 Auto Collisions - 2   More...

Alumni picnic set for June 18

The annual Alumni Association Picnic is slated for June 18. The event will be held at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds picnic area at 10 a.m. Bring your own lunch and beverage. More...

‘Harden’ your home to protect against wildfires

Editor’s note: This is another in our continuing More...

Lawson Construction featured in ‘Timber Home Living’ magazine

Local contractor Dave Lawson has built many houses throughout his career, but it may have been hard to imagine he would ever build a house like the one recently completed in Yosemite.  More...

School Board of Trustees hoping to fill vacancy after Rabon resignation

With the resignation of Board of Trustee District 1 member Joe D. Rabon, the Mariposa County Unified School District/County Office of Education is seeking candidates to fill the vacancy.  More...

Volunteers now sought to serve on Grand Jury

Volunteers for the 2016- 2017 Mariposa County Grand Jury are being requested, announced Michael A. More...

Spring is in the air and so is the annual Certified Farmers Market

Scheduled to be held each Wednesday through October

There’s one sure sign that spring has sprung in Mariposa County.  And it started this week.  The annual Certified Farmers Market began on Wednesday and will be held each Wednesday through October.  The market is located at 6th an 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.   More...

Midpines author will be featured at book signing

The National Wildlife Federation’s California Director, Beth Pratt- Bergstrom, will be signing copies of her new book, “When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors: People and Wildlife Working it Out in California,” on Thursday, May 19 at a s More...

County students dominate essay contest for Law Day

The top three winners in the recent Yosemite Law Day Essay Contest were from Mariposa County.  The winner was Lily Lesley from Greeley Hill Elementary. More...

SHERIFFS’ REPORT

May 9 • Illegal dumping was reported on Highway 140. • A child abuse report was taken from a residence on Oak Drive in Midpines. • Deputies investigated petty theft on Coakley Circle. More...

It’s no joke: Leto lands in Mariposa

Upcoming ‘Batman’ star pays visit to region, learns history

It was no joke.  California is the land of celebrities, and on Friday, May 13, Mariposa/Yosemite Airport was the landing spot for Jared Leto, the famous movie star, movie director and singer-songwriter, who will be starring as the Joker in the u More...

AAUW schedules annual meeting May 22

The Mariposa branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, May 22, from 2-4 p.m. More...

Benefit slated for local Day Camp

A fundraiser will be held on May 21 at Steve’s Sportsmans Cafe to benefit the Summer Day Camp Program.  Steve’s is located at 3441 Woodland Drive, Mariposa.  Owner Steve Knauf has agreed to donate a portion of his profits to ben More...

‘Bioblitz’ event set at Park

Highway 140 discussion now being planned

If you want to understand more about the diversity of Yosemite National Park, your chance is coming.  On Sunday, May 22, persons can help rangers and scientists discover and document biodiversity in YNP.  The event is one of more than 100 h More...

Supervisor candidates give views on issues

Editor’s note: The candidates for the open Mariposa More...

Job well done

Mariposa County District Attorney Thomas Cooke presents a certificate of appreciation to Laura Smith, coordinator of the County’s Victim Witness Services program. More...

Rotarians learn of flag etiquette

Rotarians last week became educated about flag etiquette and also welcomed a member from abroad.  Jim Tucker of the Mariposa Rotary talked about flag etiquette and visiting Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow, Rtn. More...

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