MCUSD approves charter school

For the first time in Mariposa County’s 161-year history, there will be a school that is not part of the Mariposa County Unified School District (MCUSD). Beginning next year, the Sierra Foothill Charter School (SFCS) will be open for business in Cathey’s Valley. The decision came at a special meeting of the MCUSD Board of Trustees on Monday night. After […]

Season’s greetings

The Christmas tree in the Winter Club room at the Ahwahnee Hotel is decked in its Christmas finery. In fact, the entire hotel is decorated for Christmas…. 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 here to order a subscription. Existing print subscribers […]

Local residents savor the experience of Bracebridge

The cast of the Bracebridge Dinner is pictured at the squire’s table. This is the 85th year of the holiday festival.Each December, the trumpets sound on eight nights at The Ahwahnee Hotel, precisely at 6 p.m. That sound summons diners to the Bracebridge Dinners, and this year, it happened for the 85th time. As the squire welcomed his guests to […]

Woodland Reflections winners announced

Madelyn McGrath, PTA Reflections Art Chair at Woodland Elementary School has announced the winners of the school’s PTA Reflections Art Contest. The winner for visual arts (primary) is Dulcie McGrath with a watercolor painting entitled, “Blue Had a Birthday Party,” shown above. The winner for visual arts (intermediate) is Raquel Robinson with a collage and colored pencil drawing entitled, “I […]

Merced College holds Mariposa registration

Merced College class enrollment at the Mariposa High School will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. Classes offered at the Mariposa High School for spring 2012 are: Introduction to Theater (DRAM-01), US History/ California State and Local Government (HIST-17B), Fundamentals of Music (MUC-01), Environmental Science (BIOL-06); Introduction to Psychology (PSYC- 01A). Register early because classes […]

Dress collection begins

The answer to the question: “What’s a girl to do for a beautiful prom dress in Mariposa?” is in the process of receiving many responses. Soroptimist International of Mariposa, in conjunction with the Mariposa County High School Associated Student Body, is beginning the collection process for their latest service project, The Elegant Dress Closet. As the holidays approach and friends […]

Lady Grizzlies claim Hilmar consolation crown

After dropping their opening contest in the Hilmar Tournament last week to the host Yellowjackets, 45-37, Mariposa’s Lady Grizzly varsity basketball team whipped Summerville and Orestimba to take the tourney’s consolation title. Mariposa trailed at the half to Hilmar, 22- 15, but battled back in the fourth quarter to come within two points before the ‘Jackets uncorked a pair of […]

Reflections of winter

Yosemite’s Half Dome casts a beautiful reflection in the Merced River last week as ice formed on the banks. While snow has been a no-show so far this year, winter still brings crisp, sunny days and plenty of beautiful scenery…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and […]


Volunteers work to ensure all are home for Christmas

Michael Rieux and family stand with two volunteers who are working to create a cold-weather shelter for homeless Mariposa families. At left is Bryan Blew of Mariposa Heritage House. At right (black hat) is Nathan Frungillo. Rieux’s family includes wife Christine (holding son Michael Rieux III) and daughters Ariel (sequined hat) and Brianna (left). The family plans to move into […]

Interstate 140?

Giant sign rankles Midpines residents

Caltrans calls this an “overhead changeable message sign.” Some Midpines residents are calling it an eyesore and are asking why they weren’t informed about its sudden appearance last week.How could California’s Department of Transportation put such a big traffic sign in sleepy Midpines? That’s what folks are asking about the candy-barshaped object where Highway 140 approaches the Yosemite Bug resort. […]