Deputies respond to more calls, and thefts increase

Mariposa County Sheriff’s deputies are busier than ever, and they are dealing with an increase in crime, especially theft. Statistics released by the sheriff’s office last week show that 2011 was the department’s busiest year in a decade. The department had 36,403 calls for service last year, an average of 100 per day. That figure is up by more than […]


Mariposa offers alternatives to improve health this year

WebMD | Contributed An acupuncturist uses needles to reach important energy centers in the body to promote optimal health.Mariposa is a small town, and some may think that making lifestyle changes to improve health requires a big, fancy gym or the unlimited availability of dieticians and physicians. A quick look at the businesses focused on health shows that assumption to […]

Women’s golf club seeks new members

Arlene Yaley | Contributed Pictured, front row, from left, are Sandy Hart, secretary; Teresa Sherman, PWGA representative; and Kathy Finger, publicity; back row, from left, are, Peggy Briscoe, treasurer; Kathy Phelps, captain; and Pookie Mansker, tournament chairperson.The Sierra Meadows women’s golf club is encouraging new members to join. The club welcomes golfers of all levels. It meets every Wednesday at […]

JVs thump ‘Cats

To keep their unbeaten league record intact, Mariposa’s junior varsity basketball team dumped Waterford Tuesday night, 59-50. The victory moved MCHS to 3-0 in Southern Athletic League action. The young Grizzlies held a 39-28 advantage at the intermission. Philip Rauch toasted the nets for 23 points, and Bodie Vegely poured in 14. Sam Tucker added 10 points in the winning […]

Frosh roll to 2-0 in SAL

Mariposa’s freshman basketball team boosted its Southern Athletic League mark to 2-0 last week with a narrow victory over Ripon Christian and a spanking of Denair’s Coyotes. Leading just 25-24 at the half against RC, the young Grizzlies rallied in the third quarter and held their lead through the final frame to post a slim 43-42 win. Michael Spielman pumped […]

LL and MGYSL hold sign-ups

Mariposa Girls Youth Softball League (MGYSL) and Little League sign-ups will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 and Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the VFW Hall on the corner of Highways 140 and 49 North. For questions on softball call 966-1185. Information about Little League is available by calling 966-1786. Volunteers are always needed, especially […]

Lady Grizzlies roll over foes in league play

Monday evening, Mariposa’s varsity girls’ basketball team vanquished Waterford on the Wildcats’ home court, 50-31. That victory, coupled with last Thursday’s 49-34 whipping of Denair bounced the Lady Grizzlies’ Southern Athletic League record to 2-1 on the season. A 20-point first quarter against the Wildcats blew the game open. “We really played pretty good in that first quarter,” said head […]

Mariposa tops Waterford for second SAL win

After a more than rocky start to the season, Mariposa’s Grizzlies recorded their second Southern Athletie League win in a row Tuesday night, whipping Waterford’s Wildcats, 62-53, to move their league mark to 2-1. Mariposa gained an early 9-5 lead in the first quarter, but the Wildcats scratched back in the second frame to trail at the intermission, 22-20. Both […]

Woodland donates to Manna House

In the spirit of the giving, Woodland Elementary School participated in the Manna House food drive throughout December. Woodland student council members pictured above were proud that the school received a generous amount of donations for Manna House and thanked Woodland students, families, and teachers for all their donations and helping make the food drive a success…. An online subscription […]

DPHS Student of the Month

Vicky Bradshaw | ContributedFreshman Ernesto Aquirre is Don Pedro High School’s Student of the Month. He is well respected by his peers and the entire faculty and staff at DPHS. He has been shy around campus, but that will change by being part of the basketball team. He is an intelligent young man with a great academic work ethic. He […]