June 15, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Central Valley sees spike in car thefts  Free Access 

Six metropolitan areas in California ended up on a list of the highest car theft rates in the nation over the course of 2016, according to a nonprofit which tracks insurance data. More...

Your photos

Reader Rebecca Mock submitted this photo of a Checkerspot butterfly enjoying a bush even before it had flowers. More...

Soroptimists donate to day camp program

Mariposa County Parks and Recreation’s Day Camp Scholarship Program received a $500 donation from Soroptimist International of Mariposa.  The scholarship program provides qualifying children the opportunity to attend the full summer progra More...

Hollywood brings new layer for man helping veterans

Former covert ops agent remains focused with movie negotiations

Steve Kuryla has been through a lot.  And that’s an understatement when it comes to the former United States covert operations agent who has been places most people can’t even imagine.  More...

Actors now being sought for new event about the history of Mariposa

The Mariposa Theatre Alliance, a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, announces auditions for actors in Mariposa for a brand-new annual event: The Story. More...

GOP meeting set to feature ‘Jefferson’ proposition

The Mariposa County Republican Central Committee has set its next meeting.  The committee will meet on Tuesday, June 20. More...

Job title is changing for key post in County

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors is changing a key job description in the County.  The board voted last week to change the job title of the “deputy chief administrative office” to “assistant chief administrative officer More...

Crews felling trees at rapid pace in Yosemite West

The Mariposa County community of Yosemite West is addressing the Sierra Nevada tree mortality crisis adjacent to Yosemite National Park.  More...

La Grange car show is slated for July 22

The La Grange International Order of Odd Fellows will be hosting its second annual IOOF Lodge #65 Car Show.  It will be Saturday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the La Grange One Room School House. More...

STAYING ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Museum features historic railroad exhibit

The Mariposa Museum and History Center held an open house recently to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the museum’s founding and the unveiling of the new Yosemite Valley Railroad exhibit.  More...

El Portal Library scheduled to kickoff summer reading program

El Portal Branch Library will launch its Reading By Design summer reading program on June 12.  During the next two months, the library will host a range of free activities for children, teens and adults to encourage and support a love of reading More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

June 5 - June 11

• EMS - 5 • Fires - 1 • Public Assists - 2 • Auto Collisions - 2   More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

June 5 - Sheep were reported in the roadway on Highway 49 North. • Deputies investigated a violation of a protective order on Highway 49 North. • A burglary was reported on Ben Hur Road. • Identity theft was alleged on Tip Top Road. More...

Rain, thunder hit region; heat expected to grip area this week

The unusual weather that has impacted Mariposa County since last winter is continuing.  Cool temperatures and some rumbles of thunder happened this past weekend — and hot weather is now in the forecast.  More...

The world is his playground

Man who grew up in Greeley Hill area hoping to be featured on popular TV show ‘Ninja Warrior’

Just from watching an episode of “American Ninja Warrior,” your muscles might start to ache.  But Tajma Hickerson, 46, who grew up in Greeley Hill, believes he has what it takes to be the next “ninja warrior.” And he isn& More...

Variety of music is scheduled for this weekend at Art Park

Music on the Green presents the third of 13 weekends of free concerts with a special appearence/debut of local “super group” Arroyo (w/Little Tiger), on Friday June 16, and, from San Francisco, Trance Mission Duo (featuring Stephen Kent a More...

Night scenes at Yosemite topic of book

A new book featuring the night skies at Yosemite National Park has been published. The Yosemite Conservancy recently published “Celestial Yosemite,” which features photographs by Kristal Leonard. More...

Regional program offers help to veterans in need

Housing, employment and various other benefits available

They are some of the most forgotten people in our society.  But veterans who are struggling with life issues need help and a regional program is in place to help those persons.  Victory Village, located in Jackson, serves a regional area th More...

Several campgrounds in forest remain closed

Jerseydale among those closed indefinitely

After an extraordinary winter in the Sierra National Forest (NF), some campgrounds remain closed because of snow and rain amounts that haven’t been seen in years.  Campground closures are due to inaccessibility with snow still measurable i More...

Change of venue

The Singles Dinner Group will meet this month at Caroline’s house on Thursday, June 15 at 5 p.m. Persons can bring something for the grill and/or food or wine to share. More...

Independence Day concert set for July 1

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s annual “Independence Day Spectacular!” Concert will be held on Saturday, July 1 at 7 p.m. in the Mariposa County Park Amphitheatre, located at 4998 County Park Road in Mariposa. More...

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