May 18, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Vehicle strikes and kills horse on Highway 140

A horse was killed last week when it was struck by a vehicle on Highway 140 near Mt. More...

Kelsey to graduate from U. S. Air Force Academy

Kahleb I. Kelsey will be graduating from the United States Air Force Academy on May 24, with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and a minor in French.  Kelsey will commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. More...

Forsythe named newest member of school board

A familiar face will be added to the school board.  Wayne Forsythe will fill the vacant District 4 seat on the Mariposa County Unified School District’s board of trustees. More...

Ship shape

The courtyard area leading up to Fremont Family Physicians on the campus of John C. Fremont Hospital, was recently enhanced. Terry Woodward, Plant Operations Manager at JCF, oversaw the project. More...

State announces continuation of dry well program for a year

No decision yet on what happens after it ends

The well isn’t going to go dry after all.  At least for a year.  It was thought the state’s program to assist people who have dry wells was going to dry up. More...

Chorus slates concert May 22

The Mariposa Community Chorus will be holding an “All About Broadway” concert next week.  It will be held Monday, May 22 at 7 p.m. More...

Half Dome permit fees are increasing for 2017, online reservations will be required

The cost to ascend Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is rising. Park officials announced last week the permit fees to ascend Half Dome will be $10 for the application fee and $10 for the permit fee. More...

Glacier Point road now open in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park opened the Glacier Point Road to all vehicular traffic on Thursday, May 11.  There will be limited visitor services available at Glacier Point. The Glacier Point Store opened on Friday, May 12. More...

Your photos

Reader Silas Upton took this photo of an oriole on his deck in Bootjack. Upton said the birds come to his property every year. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

May 8 - A physical altercation was investigated at Miner’s Inn Hotel. • Alcohol was reportedly found on the campus at Woodland Elementary School. • There was a report of a burglary on Laredo Street in Lake Don Pedro. More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

May 8- May 14

• EMS - 8 • Fires - 5 • Public Assists - 1 • Auto Collisions - 4   More...

Local AAUW branch passes 100 member mark

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has been around since 1881, making it a long-standing organization. But what does it do? More...

Ready. Set. Go. Prepare for wildfire

Ready. Set. More...

County avoids attack by ransomware virus

Mariposa County avoided a ransomware attack last week. According to Rick Peresan, technical services director for the County, at 12:27 p.m. on Friday, May 12, a ransomware attack was spreading internationally. More...

Scouting ‘Fun Day’ planned

When you’re a kid, fun comes first.  Final exams, driver’s ed and summer jobs will arrive soon enough. Cub Scouts lets kids have fun while teaching them skills that will help them later on.  More...

Deadline nears for composer competition

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra has issued its annual challenge to all Mariposa County residents ages 8 to 18. The challenge: compose your own classical music and you may be able to hear it performed by a full, live symphony orchestra. More...

Walking along Incline Road in spring provides beautiful scenery

Do you want to see steep hillsides covered by grass and trees where wildflowers pop up in spring, but don’t want to hike the narrow more strenuous path of Hites Cove?  More...

Deadline close for Camp Tweety registration

Do your children have an interest in attending a summer camp? Maybe trying new activities like a climbing wall, giant swing and water slide? If so, you can send them to 4-H Camp Tweety slated for July 1-3 at Camp Oakhurst in Coarsegold. More...

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