Amgen may return

 Mariposa County looks like it will reap huge benefits from the Amgen Tour of California bicycle race next spring. At Tuesday morning’s board of supervisors’ meeting, Tourism Director Jeff Hentz said there is a “distinct possibility” that the race is coming to town May 15 and 16. Hentz said this trip, unlike the February 2009 pass-through in Mariposa, will bring […]

Grizzlies host Wildats for homecoming

Coming off of a resounding 44-7 Southern Athletic League victory over Denair’s Coyotes last Friday night, Mariposa’s Grizzlies (4-0 SAL) will host Waterford’s Wildcats tomorrow night in a league homecoming clash at 7:30 p.m. inside Pioneer Market Grizzly Stadium. Waterford will present Mariposa’s most significant challenge in its SAL campaign after the Grizzlies have crushed their first four foes. The […]


Lady Grizzlies continue march through SAL

Lady Grizzly Calee Peracca (No. 11) registers one of her three kills against Delhi on Tuesday night. The varsity volleyball squad continues to roll through opponents and has only one league loss this season.Tuesday night Mariposa’s Lady Grizzly volleyball squad continued its winning ways in Southern Athletic League play, handily trouncing Delhi, 3-0 (25-10, 25-8, 25- 10). MCHS trails league-leading […]

Bears take on Denair

The Mariposa Youth Football League Bears hosted Denair’s Lions in Mariposa last Saturday. Denair is among the league’s best teams. The novice squad won 20-6, and the junior varsity shut out the Lions, 33-0. The JV win was a huge rebound for the Bears who dropped a close one the previous week. The win now puts the junior varsity back […]

Hawks throttle soccer squad

Mariposa’s young, inexperienced varsity boys’ soccer squad dropped another Southern Athletic League match Tuesday afternoon, falling to Delhi’s Hawks, 5-1. “Unfortunately we didn’t finish our opportunities in the first half. Delhi really put on a shooting clinic and, in the end, we let the game get away from us a bit. They are arguably the best team in the league […]

Doc’s Pigskin Predictions

No surprises again this past week, as the favorites won easily. In fact no game was closer than 28 points as the disparity in the league this season was on display. Delhi 34, Gustine 6: The Hawks don’t do anything fancy. They run the doublewing and just keep pounding. Gustine’s Reds simply can’t match up to them physically and the […]

MRP workshops set

Yosemite National Park is currently working on developing alternatives for the Comprehensive Management Plan for the Merced Wild and Scenic River (MRP). This plan will provide the framework for management decisions regarding the Merced River and the Merced River Corridor in Yosemite National Park. The Park contains 81 miles of the Merced River, which was designated a Wild and Scenic […]

Off to the races

Saddled up for last weekend’s Trail Trial at the Kelly Ranch off Highway 49 North are Kelly Maples (from left), Joy Butler and Ida Pereira—all of Mariposa. At right with clipboard is Catrina Tarabini of Chowchilla. The event was sponsored by Mariposa Mountain Riders and drew more than 40 riders…. An online subscription is required to view news content on […]

Community blood drive set in El Portal

The Yosemite Park Lions invite the community to help save lives at a blood drive on Wednesday, Oct. 26. New and returning donors are invited to give at the Carroll Clark Community Hall in El Portal between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the hall. Donors will receive a free t-shirt. “The holidays […]

Denham sets office hours

A member of Congressman Jeff Denham’s staff will be holding mobile office hours in Mariposa this month. During these office hours, Congressman Denham’s staff will be able to provide assistance to constituents on a variety of services and issues, including Medicare, Veterans’ Affairs, Social Security, Internal Revenue Service and matters regarding federal legislation. Office hours in Mariposa will be held […]