November 24, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

MCHS to hold Christmas spirit days next week  Free Access 

Mariposa County High School is having three spirit days nex More...

Your photos

Reader Susan Thompson took this photo last week near West Whitlock Road. It highlights the changing landscape this time of year in the Sierras. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? More...

The right m-o-o-ove?

Supervisors question request for cattle operation in County

It appeared as a simple planning department item near the end of a long agenda last week. But appearances can sometimes be deceiving. More...

Bazaar will benefit child care centers in Yosemite

The Yosemite Holiday Craft Bazaar is a festive event that offers an opportunity to shop for handmade gifts from Yosemite area artists while raising funds for the Yosemite National Park Child Care Center (YNPCCC). More...

Hike with a handful of acorns — at Stockton Creek Preserve

Looking for ideas to get outside and enjoy the fresh air with family and friends this holiday season? Stop by the Stockton Creek Preserve hiking trails to help plant blue oak acorns. More...

All in the family

Updated Mariposa County policy specifies the rules for nepotism

A County nepotism policy was updated and approved at the Nov. More...

A fresh set of eyes

Jim Ochs hoping to seamlessly slide into new position as First 5 director

Jim Ochs recently began his job as executive director of First 5 Mariposa, but it almost never happened. For starters, when interviewing for the job, Ochs had a bad case of nerves. More...

A great journey

Nancy Bell, center, was honored last week for her 32 years of service with the Mariposa County Department of Human Services. More...

Nature’s 8 to be workshop topic

On Dec. 4, 2016 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., a class on “Nature’s 8 Natural Doctors” will be held. “How to Lower Hypertension Naturally” and “How to Improve Lung Function Naturally,” will be discussed.  More...

Kops for Kids organizers are now seeking donations

It’s that time of year again.  The Mariposa County Deputy Sheriff’s Association’s KOPS for KIDS program is beginning its 20th year in providing holiday cheer to children and families in need throughout Mariposa County.  More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Nov. 14 - Illegal dumping was reported on Highway 132 in Coulterville. • Theft of mail was reported on Highway 132 in Coulterville. •There was an out of control juvenile on Park Circle Drive. More...

Economic growth is target of effort

County supervisors hear update from consultants

How do you go about tackling economic development in Mariposa County?  For sure, it’s not an easy task. More...

Recognizing a tough issue

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors last week proclaimed Nov. More...

Unemployment rate up slightly in October

Unemployment in Mariposa County ticked up slightly in October.  According to the State of California Employment Development Department, the civilian unemployment rate in October is 5.6 percent in Mariposa County, up from 5 percent in September.& More...

Up in smoke?

New tobacco tax will have impacts in Mariposa County

Tobacco taxes in California are set to rise starting in April, and this is drawing mixed reaction from the community. More...

No ‘kid’ding around with this issue

Childcare desperately needed in Mariposa County, representatives say

The need for childcare in Mariposa has reached a crisis point. More...

Plan holidays in North Mariposa County

The Northern Mariposa County History Center holiday raffle this year features a Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse (a $200 value) as first prize and a ecru crochet tablecloth and centerpiece as second prize. More...

Gallery to showcase brand new members

Sierra Artists’ Gallery has added several new gallery members, offering new art forms and creativity.  New artists and husband and wife duo Christine and Clayton Porter are presenting work in oils, ceramics and jewelry.  More...

Mariposa County Flashback

“Mariposa County Flashback” is a collaboration between the newspaper and the Mariposa County Museum and History Center. This week, we feature a photo sent in by reader Gary Williams. More...

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