September 28, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

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A life-changing decision will lead local resident to far different place

Making a life-changing decision is never easy.  Especially for someone who loves what they do, where they live and their general circumstances.  Yet Steve Johnson, the director of Mariposa County Human Resources, recently made a decision th More...

Write, record and relax at Yosemite Songwriting Retreat

Now in its fifth year, the Yosemite Songwriting Retreat, held Oct. 6-9, is an intensive weekend of instruction with a variety of accomplished songwriters. It will take place at the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort in Midpines, 6979 Highway 140. More...

Half of Farm and Ranch proceeds will be donated to Detwiler victims

Regardless of the damage done during this year’s fire season, Mariposa County continues to offer locals and visitors an abundance of beauty and bounty.  In celebration of this unique blend of natural resources and agricultural enterprises, More...

Home and Garden Show, Flea Market slated for Oct. 7  Free Access 

The Mariposa County Contractors Association is holding its 28th annual Home and Garden Show on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Local contractors and businesses will be on hand at the fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

It was a howling good time at CoyoteFest in Coulterville

Turnout was big for the annual CoyoteFest held last Saturday in Coulterville. More...

Disney, here we come!

Caitlin Dudley was winner of the Mariposa Friends of Hospice Disneyland ticket basket. Mariposa Friends of Hospice raised just over $900 through the raffle. More...

Christian camp seeking youth for planned retreat

The youth of New Life Christian Fellowship, InStep, will be going to Jenness Park Christian Camp for its Winter Youth Retreat, scheduled Feb. 16-19. More...

VFW party set

On Saturday, Oct. 28, beginning at 7 p.m., the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) jukebox party will begin rocking in Coulterville.  All grown-up children, especially those in costume, are welcome. More...

Handmade paper hearts being sold to raise funds for Detwiler Fire relief

Ocean Jones has a heart for helping.  And her handmade paper hearts will also help to bring back the beauty and greenery to Mariposa County after it was devastated by July’s Detwiler Fire.   More...

Semiannual library book sale set to begin

The Mariposa County Friends of the Library’s semiannual book sale is once again happening the first weekend in October.  The sale starts on Thursday, Oct. 5, beginning at 1 p.m. and closing at 6 p.m. More...

Drought-related disaster loans deadline nears

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West reminds small, non-farm businesses in 32 California counties of the Oct. 23, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury.  More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Sept. 18 - A verbal dispute was investigated on East Westfall Road. • Someone had drone questions on Jeffrey Lane in Coulterville. • Harassment was reported on St. Andrews Road. More...

Community comes out to clean up parkway, river

Community members demonstrated their willingness to serve at a recent weekend event. The Great Sierra River Cleanup was held Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Mariposa Creek Parkway at the Mariposa Art Park and in Briceburg along the Merced River. More...

Habitat for Humanity sets annual Dining-Out event

A favorite Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County event is just around the corner.  More...

Hornitos Flea Market all set for this weekend

The 31st annual Hornitos Flea Market will be held in Hornitos on Sunday, Oct. 1.  Gates open at 7 a.m. No dogs are allowed in the sale area, per County ordinance. Spaces are available. More...

Man injured after being struck by car on highway  Free Access 

A Cathey’s Valley man received major head injuries following an accident on Monday night. According to the Califronia Highway Patrol, at around 6:40 p.m., Christopher Jones, 35, was walking on the north shoulder of Highway 140 at Miles Creek. More...

Mariposa IOOF Lodge donates for fire relief

Group takes major step in giving $5,000 for victims

The Mariposa Odd Fellows Lodge, No. 39, has been actively serving Mariposa County for over 160 years. More...

Piece Makers, like the quilts they make, never lose warmth

Like the quilts they create, members of the Mariposa Piece Makers are a great source of comfort.  The Piece Makers, a local quilting group, donated 25 wheelchair lap quilts to residents of the Ewing Wing at John C. Fremont Hospital on Sept. More...

New website takes you back in time

A new web-based application will allow people to step back in time to learn more about Mariposa County.  More...

28th annual ICES Children’s Fair set Sept. 30

The 28th annual Children’s Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park.  The event is sponsored by Infant/ Child Enrichment Services, Inc. More...

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