May 4, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

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Reader Rebecca Mock took this photo a few years ago at her mother’s home in Idlewheels and now she and her husband have retired to Idlewheels. She said they see many butterflies there, too. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

April 24 - There was a report of a sick goat on Banderilla Drive in Lake Don Pedro. • An arrest for public intoxication was made on Highway 140.  More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

April 24 - 30

• EMS - 10 • Fires - 4 • Public Assists - 5 • Auto Collisions - 4   More...

CPUC chairman discusses energy topics

State board to meet May 11 in Merced, public invited

The president of the California Public Utilities Commission says getting board members out into different areas of the state has been one of his priorities.  “It is a way for the commissioners to see what life is like outside the Bay Area, More...

Coloring for conservation

Binta Wold paints the face of Jenna Heckel at the first annual Arbor Day Festival, held Sunday, April 30 at the Mariposa Arts Park. More...

Upcoming Audubon program will feature Sierra Dragonflies

The arrival of spring each year heralds a time of rebirth, renewal and the emergence of new life forms. More...

Nike Elite trail runner shares secrets

It’s not every day that a professional distance runner shares the secrets to her success. But Sally McRae did just that last week. McRae, a Nike Elite Trail Team member, will be in Mariposa for the second annual Paseo de Mariposa races. More...

Workshop focusing on water saving is slated

To help area residents keep conserving water, the Mariposa Master Gardeners is offering a free workshop on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors chambers, 5100 Bullion St., Mariposa. More...

Festive donation

Terry Selk, left, Executive Director of the Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau, met with Butterfly Festival Organizers Jeanetta and Charles Phillips recently to provide an annual donation in sup More...

Three are injured during rollover on Highway 140

One person was seriously injured and two others hurt in a rollover accident near the Merced County line last Friday. More...

Structure fire causes $300,000 in damage

Red Cross is helping displaced family

A fire caused $300,000 damage to a home in Mariposa Pines on Sunday.  According to Mariposa County Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Smith, at 3:34 p.m., the fire was reported at the residence located at 7130 Hites Cove Road.  More...

How can it get voted off the island?

Fisherman is trying to help out stranded burro at Lake McClure

Lake McClure is a prime location for fishermen in Mariposa County.  Harry Markarian, who has been retired from the Merced Police Department for nine years and now runs a private investigation business, is an avid fisherman. More...

Carnival for a cause

The Courthouse Carnival, held by the Mariposa Merced Youth Impact Project (MyIP) and GROWTH on April 28, offered a variety of activities for children. More...

Felon arrested on weapons charge

Late last week, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with officers from the Mariposa County Probation Department, served a search warrant on a residence in the 6000 block of Sugar Pine Drive in Greeley Hill.  More...

Senior Fair set May 12 in County

The annual Mariposa Senior Health Fair and Expo is set for Friday, May 12 at the Mariposa Fairgrounds, Building A, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More...

Conservancy topic at recent Rotary meeting

Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC) was the topic at a recent Mariposa Yosemite Rotary meeting.  The director of SFC, Bridget Fithian, gave an overview of the conservancy saying it was formed 20 years ago primarily in the Fresno/Madera area and ha More...

Comments sought for Bridalveil Fall project

Yosemite National Park has announced the public scoping comment period for the Bridalveil Fall Rehabilitation Project Environmental Assessment will be open from Wednesday, April 26 to Friday, May 26. More...

Berryhill’s fishing bill gets big support in committee

A bill authored by California Senator Tom Berryhill, R-Twain Harte, to promote fishing for all Californians unanimously passed the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on Tuesday, April 25.  More...

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