June 8, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Sheriff’s office arrests alleged cocaine dealer

Guy Wellbaum, 30, of Lathrop, was arrested last Thursday in Cathey’s Valley on charges of possessing and selling cocaine.  More...

Your photos

Reader Joshua Gauthier took this photo of turkey chicks in a cave their mother had made into a nest. It was taken recently outside of town in Mormon Hills while he was walking with his dad. More...

Berryhill’s fishing license bill passes

The California State Senate last week unanimously passed Senate Bill 187, authored by Senator Tom Berryhill, that would transition California’s calendar-based fishing license to one that is valid a full 12-months from the date of purchase.  More...

Developing Merced River Trail discussed during board meeting

A new push is being made to develop the Merced River Trail. The corridor, which stretches for 63 miles from Merced to Yosemite Valley, has been a topic of discussion for years. More...

Two long-serving RNs hang up their scrubs for retirement

They both said, “I’m finally ready to retire.”  Between them they have worked for 90 years as registered nurses.  Maureen Spacke, RN, has worked as an RN for 49 years, 29 of those years at John C. Fremont Hospital.  More...

Yosemite Musical Festival is set for July 7-8 at fairgrounds

The fourth annual Yosemite Music Festival is all set to go in early July. It will be July 7-8 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. More...

Blood drive is set June 15

A community blood drive is set for Thursday, June 15 in Mariposa.  It will be from 3-7 p.m. More...

Soil will be focus of June 17 workshop

Mariposa Master Gardeners has scheduled a free workshop on ways to get soil as rich as possible using worms, organic materials and even cardboard. The Vermiculture, Composting and Sheet Mulching workshop will be Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. More...

Deputy Rudy Mirelez receives bravery honor during recent ceremony in Fresno

Senator Dianne Feinstein last week awarded the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery to Mariposa County Sheriff’s Deputy Rudy Mirelez for exhibiting exceptional courage in saving and protecting others and whose heroic actions were abov More...

Clampers dedicate monument at cemetery

The Clampers might be known for their ability to chug beer and have a good time, but they are also known for their good deeds.  The Matuca Chapter 1849 of the E Clampus Vitus organization dedicated a historical monument at the Mariposa Town Ceme More...

Correction

A category was inadvertently left out of our “Best of the Best” story in last week’s edition. The category was “Best Fitness Club.” The winner was Mountain Fitness. Second place was Pure while third was Jazzercise. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

May 29 - There was a report of 10 cows in the road at the intersection of Highway 49 and Schilling Road in Coulterville. • Threats were reported on Penon Blanco Road in Coulterville. More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

May 29 - June 4

• EMS - 12 • Fires - 6 • Public Assists - 5 • Auto Collisions - 5   More...

Various programs deal with tree mortality

Editor’s note: This is the final in a More...

McClintock rival to be at meeting

One of the candidates planning a run against Congressman Tom McClintock will visit Mariposa on June 10.  Jessica Morse will speak at the Mariposa Democratic Club this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Miner’s Roadhouse. More...

Park traffic woes discussed

Traffic in Yosemite National Park.  That single word can bring horror stories from some people, who expect a great experience in the Park but sometimes have to wait hours just to get in and then cannot find parking.  More...

Old time music to be focus of Music on the Green this week

Music on the Green rolls on into the second weekend of June, presenting old time/Americana music.  Featured will be The Hilltop Howlers on Friday, June 9, and Franklin & Friends playing multi-genre original music on Saturday, June 25, at the More...

Half Dome Cables are now open at Yosemite

The Half Dome Cables in Yosemite National Park became available for use last week. Because of heavy winter weather this year, the opening was delayed. More...

Vets meet each month

All veterans are welcome at meetings of the local American Legion Post 567, according to post commander Scott Cummings.  The post now holds its meeting at 6 p.m. More...

Upcoming CHP classes can help teens and older drivers

Learning opportunities for new drivers and those over age 55 are coming this month.  The California Highway Patrol in Mariposa is going to be offering the courses.  The first focuses on new drivers and specifically teens.  According to More...

Grizzlies Fire members receive hands-on training

It was on-the-job training for many Mariposa County High School students recently.  Thirty students from the Grizzlies Fire program joined officials from Mariposa County Fire Safe Council, CAL FIRE, Mariposa County Fire, and the U.S. More...

Library offers a honey of a workshop June 17

What’s new in the world of honeybees? What is involved in becoming a beekeeper? “Get the Buzz on Bees” in a free workshop presented by local beekeeper Tim Bryant at the Mariposa Library Saturday, June 17 at 10 a.m. More...

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