August 10, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Empire Fire continues to burn inside Yosemite

Officials in Yosemite National Park continue to monitor the Empire Fire, which is burning at around 7,300 feet of elevation. The fire grew to just over 400 acres earlier this week and officials said it was caused by lightning. More...

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California GOP chairmen angered by legislature cap-and-trade voting

Several Republican Party county chairmen say they are “disgusted” with the betrayal of eight GOP state senators concerning cap and trade legislation.  The group includes Richard Westfall, chairman of the Mariposa County Republican Pa More...

North to Alaska

It was north to Alaska for a large group of Mariposa residents recently. For the 33rd year, local resident Trent Williams hosted a cruise for local residents. More...

Rotary Club establishes Detwiler fund, Gold Coin will also donate

The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club, along with other Rotary Clubs in the area, has established a Detwiler Fire emergency fund.  More...

Two more bands are on tap this weekend at Music on the Green

Music on the Green rolls on into the last three weekends of the 2017 season presenting the return of Bodi 601 on Friday, Aug. 11, and on Saturday, Aug. 12, the debut of Cloudship at the Mariposa County Arts Park stage.  More...

Free chipping service is being offered to all County residents

In the aftermath of the Detwiler Fire, the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council is offering a free chipping program for all Mariposa County residents.  More...

Rodeo royalty competition set

On Saturday, Aug. 12, the Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty contestants will be participating in their competition which takes place at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  The day will begin at 8 a.m. More...

New program aims to combat human trafficking

A new protocol will increase the safety of children in Mariposa County.  The protocol approved at the July 11 Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting will provide consistent training of professionals, raising of awareness in the community a More...

UC Merced topic during local meeting

Have you wondered what’s going on at UC Merced these days?  UC Professor and Director of the Health Sciences Research Institute, Paul Brown, provided lots of facts in a presentation for Mariposa Rotarians recently. More...

Coulterville cleanup day will be held on Sept. 9

A new event to help clean up the streets of Coulterville is set for next month.  “Coulterville Clean Sweep” will take place on Saturday, Sept. More...

Entries open for fair rodeo

Rodeo events will be featured the Sunday night of the Mariposa County Fair.  The “ranch style” rodeo will feature local participation. More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

July 31 - Petty theft was reported on Bullion Street. • A missing piglet was reported on Allred Road. • Child custody issues were investigated on 10th Street. • There was a report of a suspicious person on Agua Fria Road.  More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

July 31- Aug. 6

• EMS - 4 • Fires - 2 • Public Assists - 2 • Auto Collisions - 2   More...

Firefighter is honored for his heroics during rescue

Saved injured man who was 30 feet up in tree

A local firefighter was honored last week for his heroic efforts.  CAL FIRE firefighter Matt Arebalo, with his family in attendance, was honored by the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors.  Arebalo helped save a man’s life by climbin More...

Artist hoping to locate art piece missing following Detwiler Fire

Life’s biggest trials can either make or break an individual.  John D’Arcy, a local artist, lost almost all of his possessions because of July’s Detwiler Fire. But he decided not to let his trial break him.  More...

State specialists are working to clean up hazardous waste  Free Access 

The Detwiler fire is responsible for the destruction of over 60 homes and structures throughout Mariposa County, making it one of the worst fires in the history of Mariposa. More...

Fiber will be topic during meeting on Aug. 12 at Mariposa County Library

Learn how to transform old, worn-out T-shirts into woven or crocheted placemats, coasters, potholders and other useful items at the Library’s “Fun with Fiber” Green S.T.E.A.M. Makerspace workshop Saturday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. More...

Love hired to work on north County programs

Jack Love has been added as the north County programs coordinator for the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council.  “It has been our long-term goal to provide more services to our north County residents who are often given the short end of the s More...

Community chorus is returning for 2017

The Mariposa Community Chorus will begin its practices once again on Aug. 14.  The chorus meets every Monday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. Those who enjoy singing are invited to join. More...

Democrat congressional candidate to be at event

This coming Saturday, Aug. 12, the Mariposa Democratic Club will host another candidate for Congress.  Roza Calderon of Lincoln, Calif. will be speaking at 9:45 a.m. at the Miner’s Roadhouse. This gathering is open to the public.  More...

Local resident calls for more support for people who are in need of caregivers

Betty Corradi calls herself part of the 10 percent. She means the 10 percent of the elderly and disabled population that isn’t receiving the support it needs in Mariposa County. More...

Rotary golf event slated for Sept. 23

The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 at the River Creek Golf Course in Ahwahnee. The course is located at 41709 Road 600. There will be an 8 a.m. check-in and 9 a.m. tee time. More...

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