Grizzlies stumble then rebound at Orestimba



SENIOR PARKER SHADDIX (NO. 11) LAYS IN 2 OF HIS 10 POINTS AGAINST FIREBAUGH ON TUESDAY NIGHT. SHADDIX FINISHED THE GAME WITH FIVE REBOUNDS, AS THE GRIZZLIES SMOTHERED THE EAGLES, 64-28 AT THE ORESTIMBA TOURNAMENT. THEY HOST BRET HARTE FOR THEIR FIRST HOME GAME OF THE SEASON ON SATURDAY IN THE LOYD HOBBY GYMNASIUM. Very few high school basketball coaches […]

MCHS grapplers capture medals



In what is probably the best team finish ever, Mariposa’s varsity wrestling team claimed third place in the five-team Hughson Wrestling Tournament last week, and three Grizzlies had outstanding performances. At 145 pounds, Mariposa’s Matt Mason defeated all four of his opponents in the dual-style tournament. At 160 pounds, MCHS veteran Alex Harrington won three out of four matches, as […]

JVs win first pair in Warriors’ tourney



SOPHOMORE YUSSIF SULAIMAN SHOOTS FOR TWO IN THE JUNIOR VARSITY GRIZZLIES’ WIN OVER DELHI AT THE ORESTIMBA TOURNAMENT. To open play in the Orestimba Tournament on Monday, Mariposa’s junior varsity basketball squad crushed the Orestimba freshman team, 46-9. “It’s a very unusual tournament,” said head coach Mark Abney. Mariposa led at the end of the first period, 19- 0, in […]

JV girls steadily improve



Although they have taken their lumps enroute to a 2-7 early season record, the Mariposa County High School girls’ junior varsity team is moving in the right direction, according to Athletic Director Loyd Hobby. Hobby has been coaching the squad during the beginning portion of the season under coach Tom Darcy, who is also the varsity assistant coach. Mariposa beat […]

There ‘Oughta Be A Law

On the cusp of a new decade

Now is the time to contemplate the good, the bad, and the ugly of the last decade and to look forward to the next decade. Are the hopes, aspirations, and dreams of lawyers any different than other members of the Mariposa community? The answer is probably yes and no. On a personal level the decade of the oughts (as my […]

MTM Decision



Contributed by Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor Susan Skalski regarding her recent, Motorized Travel Management Record of Decision. Today, it is hard to find the road “less travelled.” In part, due to the impact of many people’s pursuit of creating their own less travelled road (or trail), every National Forest and Grassland in the nation has embarked upon the effort to […]

Alice P. Meriam



y Meriam , 95, died Dec. 26, at the Ewing Wing of the John C. Fremont Hospital. At her specific request, there will be no memorial service. Any donations should be given to the Mariposa County Senior Services Program, Friends of the Library, or the John C. Fremont Hospital in lieu of flowers or other remembrances. A resident of Mariposa […]

Bonnie Lemaster



g posa County, Bonnie a proud Native American has taken her journey to the spirit world on December 17, 2009. Born on April 22nd 1950, at Lewis Memorial Hospital in Yosemite Ca. She was preceded in death by parents Richard and Velda (Johnson) Lemaster, children Richard Nombrano and Laura Ramirez, siblings Donald and Gail Lemaster. She is survived by her […]

Barbara E. Magar



Barbara E. Magar of Hornitos died Dec. 22 at her home surrounded by family. She was 68. Mrs. Magar was born June 23, 1941, in Saginaw, Mich. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4 at Winton District Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ivers and Alcorn Funeral Home in Merced.

DUI arrests were up statewide, static locally



The number of people arrested in California during the Christmas holiday was up over 2008 statistics. The California Highway Patrol is reporting that 970 people were arrested in California this year compared to 824 during the same period last year. Locally, three people were arrested for driving under the influence during the holiday period. One arrest came on Christmas eve, […]