Local News

Red Cross disaster training is scheduled April 19

The American Red Cross of the Central Valley is hosting a Shelter Boot Camp training this month. It will be from Thursday, April 19 through Saturday, April 21 at Sierra Vista Presbyterian, 39696 Highway 41 in Oakhurst. Anyone interested in training as a Red Cross disaster volunteer is encouraged to attend. There is online registration at rdcrss.org/2HzM1fr. This multi-day offering […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Booking Report

Here are some of the highlights from the recent booking reports at the Mariposa County Jail. March 26 – David Edward Lloyd, 55, of Catheys Valley was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. March 27 – Jerry Maurice Suarez, 28, was arrested on McClure Point Drive in Snelling on an outstanding warrant for a burglary in […]

Pest management to be focus of workshop

Three seasoned UC Master Gardeners will illustrate how to have thriving gardens in the context of the Sierra Foothill Wildlife at an upcoming presentation. Dan Horner, Jaime Collins and Lynn Breshears will present at the Board of Supervisors Chambers (5100 Bullion Street in Mariposa) on April 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. The presenters combine years of gardening experience and […]

Sheriff’s Daily Log

March 26 – A missing dog was reported on Carleton Road. • There was a landlord/tenant dispute on Quail Court in Catheys Valley. • An assault and battery was reported on Highway 140. March 27 – Chickens without feed were reported on Peg Leg Road. • There was a runaway juvenile from Old Highway North. • A warning was issued […]

Fosgate to host book signing at Branches

The cover of Jennifer Fosgate’s most recent book is shown. Submitted photoA local artist/author will be having a story time and book signing event on April 7. Jennifer Fosgate will be at Branches Books and Gifts in Oakhurst on Saturday, April 7 from 10-11 a.m. Fosgate’s newest book, “Alphabet Trot: Nonsense ABC’s Straight from the Horse’s Mouth,” will be shared. […]

Hospital Tech Talk is set with various topics on tap

The Mariposa Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be hosting “Talk Tech with JCF.” It will be on Thursday, April 19, at 4:30 p.m. at Miner’s Roadhouse Inn. This free program will feature a panel of three representatives from John C. Fremont Hospital who will discuss the technology behind new equipment now located at the JCF. […]

Unsung hero garners praise in aftermath of storm

The rainstorm of March 22 led to flooding, crumbled bridges and decimated roads across Mariposa County. A number of agencies from within and outside of the county jumped into action in the wake of the disaster, from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office providing safety updates and searching for missing persons, to the Mariposa County Human Services Department providing support for […]

Raymond parade set for April 21

The 32nd annual Raymond Parade will be held April 21. The parade starts at noon. It is hosted by the Raymond Community Association, and this year’s theme is “Community Service.” There will be activities after the parade at the Raymond Museum grounds. There will be a raffle for prizes; BBQ and kettle korn; and a kids korner, with horse stick […]

Honoring veterans

Rotary Club hosts inaugural event

Ralph Seely (WW2 veteran, far right) and Fred Wackerman (Korean War veteran, second from right) were two veterans honored by the Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club on March 25. Seely and Wackerman were each presented with a Quilt of Valor from the Mariposa Piecemakers Quilting Group. Photos by Matt JohnsonMariposa County typically seems to be a community that supports its veterans. […]

First wellness fair slated for April 14 in Mariposa

It’s no secret that access to health and wellness services in Mariposa can be challenging, even under the best of circumstances. Knowing this, the Mariposa County Health and Wellness Coalition is providing a one-stop shopping event, “Path to Wellness” resource fair, on Saturday, April 14 on the courthouse lawn. It will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event […]

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