August 11, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

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This photo of Sky Pilots on Mt. Dana was taken several years ago by reader Rebecca Mock. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Aug. 1 - A burglary was investigated on Trower Road in Cathey’s Valley. • There was a report of a runaway juvenile on Darrah Road. • A missing juvenile was reported from Italian Creek Road. More...

Last Mariposa Reads slated for Saturday

CASA of Mariposa County, Sierra Tel and The Mariposa County Library will host another Mariposa Reads event this month.  The Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Mariposa County Library will be Saturday, Aug. More...

Arts council makes annual presentation to supervisors

The Mariposa County Arts Council was the subject of a presentation last week at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors.  Cara Goeger, executive director of the council, gave her annual update to board members.  She said the arts council More...

Rock, folk, country and more on stage at Music on the Green

Folk, rock and country will all be on tap this weekend at Music on the Green in Mariposa.  This is the 10th of 13 weekends of Music on the Green this year.  This weekend, The Jespersons will perform on Friday, Aug. More...

Master Gardeners provide tips for entering a flower show

The Master Gardeners will be performing docent duties in the fruit, vegetable and floral judging building at this year’s Mariposa County Fair, which will be held Sept. 2-5.  The deadline for entries for the horticulture building is Aug. More...

Go take a hike!

Mariposa offers variety of hiking options — and you might get a biology lesson, as well

As I woke up early and made my way toward Midpines, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  Number one, I hadn’t gone hiking in a long time. More...

IN BRIEF...

Coffee with a Cop set Aug. 24   The California Highway Patrol in Mariposa is once again holding a “Coffee with a Cop” event.  The event will be on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at Donuts-A-Go-Go in Mariposa. It will begin at 7 a.m. More...

Hopper to address bond issue at meeting of GOP

Robin Hopper, Mariposa County Superintendent of Schools, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Mariposa County Republican Central Committee (MCRCC).  She will speak on Tuesday, Aug. 16. More...

Two nearly drown after entering Emerald Pool

A brief dip in the Emerald Pool at Yosemite National Park became a near-death experience for two 18-year-old swimmers on July 17.  A group of eight older teens were hiking the Mist Trail above Vernal Fall. More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Aug. 1-7

EMS - 7 Fires - 4 Public Assists - 1 Auto Collisions - 1   More...

Supervisors receive economic growth update

Hiring of consulting firm expected this week; data still needs to be ‘sorted out’

An update on where Mariposa County’s economic vision stands was given last week.  Tara Schiff, community development/grant coordinator for the County, gave the update to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors.  When the strategy was More...

Pokémon Go: A modern game for a historic town

Popular worldwide game even having an impact in Mariposa County

A modern game meets a historic town. More...

Residents are coming together

Lushmeadows neighbors team up to clear out dead pine trees, slow beetle infestation

In Amish country, when a barn burns down, the entire community comes together to help rebuild the structure.  Though Mariposa County is a long way from Amish country, the same concept is at work when it comes to tree mortality issues in the Lush More...

Trailer overturns during wreck on Highway 49N

CHP says speeding a likely factor

Two trailers with logs overturned earlier this week on Highway 49 North in Mariposa County.  According to the California Highway Patrol, a 2016 Kenworth driven by John Hunter, 58, of Oroville, was headed north on Highway 49 at around 9:30 a.m. More...

Get your brand on at the blacksmith shop

Branding yourself into history will happen at this year’s Mariposa County Fair.  The Mariposa Fair Association is dedicating its new blacksmith shop to the rancher who created and those who continue to preserve western history.  Perso More...

Sierra Artists Gallery continues to showcase talent

It might surprise some people, but Mariposa, despite being a small town, is full of artistic talent.  More...

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