June 16, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

Recent bust results in large amount of drugs

A large amount of drugs was seized following a recent investigation by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. The incident took place on June 5 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff ’s Daily Log

June 6 - A petty theft report was taken on Highway 49 South. • A domestic verbal dispute on Usona Road resulted in an arrest. • A physical domestic dispute on Triangle Road resulted in an arrest. More...

Alumni Association Reunion slated June 20 at fairgrounds

The Mariposa County High School Alumni Reunion is set for June 20 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  The reunion will be held at the picnic area starting at 10 a.m. Those who attend should bring their own lunch and a beverage. More...

A gem in our own backyard

State mineral museum has massive collection, fundraiser is scheduled

Darci Moore calls the California State Mining and Mineral Museum a “little gem” in Mariposa County.  While the biggest gem, Yosemite National Park, gathers a lot of attention, Moore said the museum attracts many visitors, as well, an More...

Yosemite Music Festival will jam out July 8-9

The Yosemite Music Festival is scheduled July 8-9 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  The festival, in its 15th year, was originally called Carter Ranch Music Festival and took place at the Carter Ranch in Mariposa. More...

100 years of Grizzly pride: high school holds its century graduation, over 130 students graduate

Tears were shed, laughs were shared and tassels were turned at the 100th graduation ceremony of Mariposa County High School, held Friday, June 10.  More...

Only one bid received for Courthouse work

It was more than the first time around.  But it was still only one.  CMW Construction of Rescue, Calif., was the sole bidder for the renovation project at the historic Mariposa County Courthouse.  A bid opening was held last week at t More...

Yosemite officials announce pilot program for reserved parking spots

Yosemite National Park recently announced a pilot program where visitors will be able to reserve a guaranteed parking space on two upcoming weekends. More...

AAUW will sponsor six students at science camp

The Mariposa branch of AAUW (The American Association of University Women) recently announced the selection of six local girls — Emilee Cordero, Rylee Mayes, Ava Dunlavey, Jasmine Lopez, Coury Jones and Ruby Yager — to receive sponsorship More...

Mariposa Rotary honors students with award of many scholarships

Grace Cassidy, Eliza Amstutz, McKenna Marchetti, Laurynn Leonard, Maya Ruth Canapary, Keenan Seymour, Lukas Hart, Zachary Smith.  Think about those name because they are the names of future leaders; teachers, doctors, judges, lawyers, and even a More...

Tickets for Hospital event slated to go on sale June 20

It’s a ‘Hoe-Down for the Hospital’.  Polish up those cowboy boots and plan now to attend John C. Fremont Hospital Foundation’s summer fundraiser.  The Hoe-Down will be held on Saturday, Aug. More...

Your photos

Mariposa County resident Sandy Webb submitted this photo of her dog, Diesel, who was cooling off in the above-average heat that has been gripping this region. More...

Fundraiser will help Honor Flight program

A fundraising event is scheduled to help with the Honor Flight program that allows veterans to travel to Washington, D.C.  Fox 26 KMPH News and News Talk 580 will be hosting the benefit to raise funds for Central Valley Honor Flight.  The f More...

Historical moment

Julia Parker gave a talk and demonstration of her basket making at the Mariposa Museum and History Center on June 4. Her granddaughter and great-granddaughter also came with her and sang songs. More...

Marketing - Down Under

Tourism bureau plays host to Australian-based company

It may be one of the most unknown revenue sources that comes into Mariposa County.  And though it is related to tourism — the single biggest source of revenue for the County — it’s still not something people may think about.&nb More...

Ranch-based roots of festival are unique to Mariposa area

An annual musical festival in Mariposa is set for its 15th year.  Carter Ranch presents the Yosemite Music Festival is set for July 8-9 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  More...

Summer Sausage Fest tickets on sale

The 2016 Mariposa Summer Fest Sausage and Suds Sampler will be June 25 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  The event will be from 4-7 p.m. More...

Oakhurst man still missing, search scaled back

Though it has been scaled back, the search for a missing man continues in Yosemite National Park. More...

Hawaiian Holiday and Hold’em Tourney slated

To benefit band, color guard trip to Hawaii

The Mariposa County High School Band Boosters will be hosting the second Annual Texas Hold’em Tournament, poker night and luau dinner served at the Mariposa Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 16 at 5:30 p.m. More...

Two familiar bands returning for Music on the Green shows

The next weekend of the free Summer Concert Series, Music on the Green will feature the unique and eclectic “Baraka Moon” from San Francisco on Friday, June 17 and the electric blues of Mike Hammar & The Nails on Saturday, June 18.&nb More...

Summer Reads program will kick off this month, public can get free books

CASA of Mariposa County, The Mariposa County Library and Sierra Tel are teaming up this summer to offer the first Mariposa Reads Project.  This is a free, all ages project. More...

Weed workshop scheduled next month in Mariposa

Mariposa Master Gardeners will present a free workshop, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Wading Through the Weeds in Mariposa County,” Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. More...

Hero Week raised awareness of those with disabilities

Elementary school students around the County recently learned first-hand how people with disabilities have become a “gift to the world.”  During this time, Mariposa Rotary and Mariposa County High School associated student body offic More...

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