Hikers approached by lion



MOUNTAIN LIONS, LIKE THE ONE PICTURED ABOVE, ARE KNOWN TO PROWL YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, BUT ARE RARELY SEEN. On Dec. 24, two visitors hiking the Chilnualna Falls Trail in Wawona were approached by a mountain lion. The visitors acted appropriately by grouping together, waving a big stick, and yelling at the mountain lion. They also reported the incident to the […]

DMV lists new laws for 2011



A required motorcycle safety course for under-21 motorcycle permit applicants, new oversight of online traffic violator schools, and extensions of HOV lane stickers are among several new laws of interest to California motorists that will take effect Jan. 2, 2011, the Department of Motor Vehicles announced last week. Following are capsule summaries of the new laws: Motorcycle Instruction Permit (AB […]

Officials will be sworn



A swearing in ceremony and reception for re-elected Supervisor Janet Bibby and elected Supervisor Lee Stetson, re-elected Treasurer-Tax Collector-County Clerk Keith Williams, Assessor/ Recorder Becky Crafts, and District Attorney Bob Brown, and elected officials Auditor William (Bill) Davis and Sheriff- Coroner-Public Administrator Doug Binnewies will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at 9 a.m. in the Mariposa County Government […]

Progress continues on fire station plans



The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors got a quick update on the progress of the Mariposa County Fire stations’ rebuilding and replacement projects at its Dec. 21 meeting. MCFD Chief Jim Wilson provided the information to the board. By priority, the County will begin working on the projects in the following order: Bridgeport, Don Pedro, Fish Camp, Midpines, Greeley Hill, […]

Friday, Dec. 31



Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reformers Unanimous – a free addictions program held at the corner of 12th and Jones Street (next to the old First Baptist Church), every Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 966-5780 or 966-5542. Narcotics Anonymous […]

Saturday, Jan. 1



Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Narcotics Anonymous – 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password below. Not a subscriber? Please¬†click […]

Sunday, Jan 2



Alcoholics Anonymous – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Motherload Pistol Club – “run and gun” match at the range at 4443 Old Highway. Sign-up start at 9:30 a.m., and the shoot starts at 10 a.m. Hearing and eye protection are required for all shooters and spectators. For […]

Monday, Jan. 3



Canteen Coffee Time – every Monday at Happy Burger Diner from 6 to 10 a.m. for veterans and their spouses. Free coffee or tea. Narcotics Anonymous – 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). Alcoholics Anonymous – noon and 7 p.m. at the fellowship hall at Pioneer Village, Highways 140 and 49 South, 966-3110. Prayer and support […]

Tuesday, Jan. 4



Take Off Pounds Sensibly – Methodist Church Parish Hall on Sixth Street at 9:30 to 11 a.m. For information call 966-6061 or 374-3280. Senior Center – Bridge at 9 a.m. Bootjack Stompers: Square and line dance workshop at Bootjack Stompers Hall. Line dance class with Cheri Ridenhour begins at 6 p.m. Square dance class for new dancers from 7 to […]

Wednesday, Jan. 5



Community Connections – meets for coffee, visiting, soup, or to play games from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meets at Old Schoolhouse at the corner of Dexter and Cuneo, Greeley Hill. Everyone is welcome. Narcotics Anonymous – 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (downstairs). Upper Room Community Women’s Bible Study – meets at the senior center in […]