Senate adopts elimination of fair funding



The Mariposa County Fair and a number of other California fairs find themselves in continued jeopardy after the full State Senate Budget Committee voted to adopt the recommended elimination of funding for all California fairs on Feb. 17. The Western Fairs Association (WFA) issued a press release following the vote, noting that it expects the Assembly Budget Committee to take […]

Winter’s fury



This house on Meadow Lane took a strong punch from winter last Friday. Above, is an up-close view of the damage to one window after the tall pine came crashing down. Below right shows the tree that fell on the house covering the roof…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please […]

Board gets update on JCF hospital activities and plans



Things are improving steadily at John C. Fremont Healthcare District, and its leaders are optimistic about the future. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors heard a report on the hospital’s current activities and plans for the future at its Feb. 22 meeting. John C. Fremont Healthcare District Chief Executive Officer Chuck Bill made the presentation to the board. He said […]

Grizzlies dominate Bulldogs to finish regular season play



Junior Ian Merzwinski (No. 24) shoots for two of his 13 points against Le Grand. The varsity Grizzlies opened Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs on Wednesday night.With last Friday night’s Southern Athletic League victory over the Bulldogs in Le Grand, 63-57, Mariposa’s varsity basketball team found itself on unfamiliar ground: in second place. The win over their arch-rival earned the Grizzlies a […]

MCHS qualifies record number for Masters



Pictured above are the five Mariposa wrestlers who earned a berth in the Masters TOurnament this weekend and their coaches. Left to right are, coach Jerry Lura, Alex Harrington, Keenan Johnson, Eric Pope, Justin Long, Joe Grabowski, and head coach Scott Seymour.Mariposa’s varsity wrestling squad will send a record number of qualifiers into this weekend’s Masters Tournament in Stockton. A […]

JVs capture SAL crown



Sophomore JT Lettmann (No. 23) had a huge night against rival Le Grand last Friday. Lettman finished the game with 27 points to help the Grizzly junior varsity team to an undefeated Southern Athletic League campaign.It was a dogfight in Le Grand last Friday night, at least through the first three quarters, but when it was all over Mariposa’s junior […]

Golden Grapplers conquer opponents



Mariposa’s senior Golden Grapplers wrestling club claimed two victories in its last three matches while competing in the Northern Merced County League. Last week, the local team traveled to Winton and claimed a 69-60 win. Bob Robinson (76 pounds) won his match on a pin, Evan Sanders (83 pounds) registered a win by decision, and J.T. Points (122 pounds) pinned […]

Girls’ JV team captures second



On the strength of an overtime win at Le Grand last Thursday night, 45-38, Mariposa’s junior varsity girls’ basketball squad claimed second place in the Southern Athletic League under first-year coach Gianna Hays. Mariposa finished the regular season with an 11-3 SAL record and was 15-9 overall. The young Lady Grizzlies pulled out a 10-4 advantage in the first quarter, […]

Lady Grizzlies ripped in first round contest



Stepping up to play third-seeded Calaveras in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs Tuesday night proved to be a daunting task for Mariposa’s Lady Grizzlies. MCHS found itself on the short end of a 70-27 count when the final buzzer sounded after Calaveras dominated the entire contest. “They are a very, very good team,” said head […]

Flowers for valentines



Mariposa Elementary School students enjoyed giving and receiving carnations on Valentine’s Day as part of the Parent Club’s fund raising activities. Flowers were sold for $1.75 each ahead of time and delivered on Feb. 14…. 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? […]