County grows by slim 6.5 percent

The first decade of the new century brought a jump in Mariposa County’s population, according to new Census Bureau information released on Tuesday. The growth was 6.5 percent, a figure that is modest compared to some other Central California areas. Mariposa County fell right in the middle of the growth rates of Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties. Tuolumne County grew by […]

Bomb squad blows up dynamite

Monday morning started with a big bang in Northern Mariposa County. The Merced Bomb Squad arrived early to investigate some old dynamite found by prospectors on Sunday. According to Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies, Deputy Mike Charman was called to the Spring Gulch area near Highway 132, in the Horseshoe Bend area of Lake McClure, by some men who had […]

Mariposa Shipping donates

Dr. Phillip Smith of the MCHS Grizzly Band accepts the generous donation of a clarinet from Kathleen Leavitt of Mariposa Shipping Co. Instrument donations enable more students to participate in the school music program…. 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 […]

SPCA sponsors black bear program at annual meeting

Donna Andrews is pictured with “Lucky” the bear after it had grown. Andrews is an expert on black bears.“Black Bears: Dispelling the Myths” and “Living and Hiking in Bear Country” free multimedia presentations by Donna “Geode” Andrews will be presented on Wednesday, March 16, at the new Masonic Hall. The program is sponsored by the Mariposa SPCA as part of […]

MCHS golfers split pair

Mariposa’s golf squad fell to Golden Valley, 207-216, Tuesday afternoon at Sierra Meadows Country Club, which gave the Grizzlies a split of the teams’ two matches. On Monday, Mariposa upended Division I Golden Valley, 240-242, at Merced Golf and Country Club. “We had some of our best scores of the season,” said head coach Danny Ellis. “Even better is that […]

Grizzlies erupt for 16 runs to earn first non-league win

Mariposa first baseman Jarrett Leonard slaps a late tag on a Washington Union base runner during Tuesday afternoon’s nonleague contest. The Grizzlies erupted for 16 runs to post their first win of the season, 16-5.After dropping a double-header against Chowchilla and Dos Palos last Saturday, Mariposa’s varsity baseball team rebounded Tuesday afternoon to sink Washington Union on the Grizzlies’ home […]

Soccer squad shines in MC tourney

Mariposa senior Carrie Waheed (No. 15) drives the ball against a defender in last weekend’s Modesto Christian Invitational Tournament. The Lady Grizzlies launch their league campaign Thursday afternoon at Ripon Christian.Mariposa’s varsity girls’ soccer squad turned in a solid performance at the Modesto Christian Invitational Tournament last weekend. “I think this is going to be a strong team once league […]

Adult volleyball comes to a close

The 2011 Parks and Recreation adult volleyball season has ended. The standings for the regular season are as follows: Dayhoff Cabinets, 5-1; George Shipp, 4-2; Pure Training Studio, 3-3; Mulligans, 0-6. George Shipp won the end-of-season playoff tournament. Mulligans placed second. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your […]

Fifth inning meltdown costs Lady Grizzlies

In their preseason softball opener Monday afternoon, Mariposa’s varsity girls’ softball squad fell to Golden Valley in Merced, 9-8. The Lady Grizzlies held a 5-1 advantage going into the fifth inning, but a pitching change coupled with untimely errors allowed Golden Valley to take a 9-5 lead. A three-run sixth inning rally by Mariposa fell short by only a run. […]

MCHS thinclads record personal bests

Members of Mariposa’s varsity and frosh-soph track teams posted six personal records in competition last weekend in Livingston during the Dean Andreessen Classic. In varsity boys’ competition, Justin LeMessurier recorded a 59.68 at 400 meters, his best time ever. He also posted a personal record in the 110-meter hurdles with a fourth place 18.36. Although he finished 16th in a […]