Hatton enters not guilty plea



One of the two men arrested in connection with a sex crimes investigation has entered not guilty pleas to all charges in Mariposa County Superior Court. Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies called the case “serious and disturbing.” Michael Orby Hatton, 42, and Kyle Andrew Hatton, 21, were booked into the Mariposa County Jail on May 17. The elder Hatton, a […]

Relay for Life raises thousands



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CRIME

Gatz charged with 30 felony cruelty counts

The man who has been under investigation for animal cruelty charges for months has now been formally charged with 30 felony counts. Mariposa County District Attorney Bob Brown filed the complaint in Mariposa County Superior Court on May 19. According to the complaint, Donald Leroy Gatz, is responsible for the depriving 30 horses of “necessary sustenance, drink or shelter” or […]

King and queen for the day



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Artists open their studios in Greeley Hill



Memorial Day Weekend will bring a bevy of activity all over Mariposa County, but those visiting Northern Mariposa County are in store for a special experience. Local artists Georgia Anderson, Dawn Leitzell, Jim Leitzell and Edie Schembri will open their studios to the public May 28, 29 and 30. The studio is open at 10504 Fiske Road. The studios will […]

MCHS student athletes capture All-SAL honors

Jouett is soccer MVP

Jamie Jouett was named the SAL’s most valuable player.Despite the school district’s budget cuts, daunting team transportation issues, and state-caused financial woes that filter down to students, it has been a remarkable spring sports season for Mariposa County High School student athletes and their coaching staffs. In four sports, girls’ soccer and softball, baseball, and track, MCHS captured two Southern […]

Lady Grizzlies are section runner-ups



 Mariposa’s varsity girls’ soccer team had very high hopes this season, and nearly accomplished its goal of winning the Sac-Joaquin Section title for the first time in school history. The Lady Grizzlies, champs of the Southern Athletic League with a 12- 1-1 record, their best record ever, dropped a 1- 0 section championship match to perennial powerhouse Bradshaw Christian last […]

Grizzlies eliminated in semi-finals



Mariposa’s varsity baseball team was eliminated from the Sac- Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs Tuesday evening, dropping a 6-3 contest to Delta that broke a 1-1 tie in their best-of-three series. Delta took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning, but the Grizzlies scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the second inning to briefly go on […]

Grizzly basketball hats on sale



The Mariposa County High School Grizzly basketball program is celebrating five years of Southern Athletic League titles. Walt Butler donated the hats to the program, which are on sale for $20 each. To purchase one, contact MCHS coach Trace DeSandres at 742-0260…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your […]

Townsend qualifies for Masters Meet



One member of the MCHS varsity girls’ track team has qualified for the Masters Track Meet being held today at Sacramento City College. Field event standout Hanna Townsend qualified to compete in the shot put with her second place finish last week in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI-V competiton. Townsend heaved the shot 33’ 11 1/4”. She also competed in […]