Basketball returns to Greeley Hill for first time in almost seven years

Basketball is back at Greeley Hill. Shown opening the game, leaping for possession of the ball are Lake Don Pedro’s Kylie Cogley (left) and Greeley Hill’s Jacob Pebworth. Photos by Matt Johnson As the first shot by Jadon Rapier went into the hoop and through the net, Rapier and his teammates from Greeley Hill raced back down the court with […]

Rural utility rates point of consternation

Some rates will skyrocket, others won’t change at all

On paper, it seems pretty simple. In reality, it’s anything but simple. But after a marathon session last week of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, what became reality is that some residents in rural areas are going to see their utility rates skyrocket while others are not going to change. At issue were water and wastewater rates in various […]

Grizzly sports teams looking to grab gold

Noe Patterson and the MCHS girls soccer team are heading to the play- offs.It’s been a successful winter sports season for Mariposa County High School. The Grizzlies have excelled in every sport. From the hardwood of the basketball court to the grass of the soccer field, the Grizzlies have been at or near the top of the Southern League in […]

Hannah Swiecki wins first ever local contest in Poetry Out Loud

From left, Taj McCoy-El (judge), Laura Phillips (Mariposa County Poetry Out Loud Coordinator), Laura Lynn LaNotte-Hays (judge), Hannah Swiecki (winner), Tyler Mangan (second place), Daisy Wellcome (event coordinator), Tyson Wellcome (judge) and Brooke Dobson (MCHS faculty) are shown after the completion of the Poetry Out Loud Contest, which was held last Thursday at the MCHS auditorium. Photo by Matt JohnsonWho […]

District teachers get a bump in pay

School board member Judy Eppler (center) was honored by Superintendent Robin Hopper (left) and new board president Wayne Forsythe (right) for Eppler’s service as president of the board. Photo by Matt Johnson Teachers across the Mariposa County Unified School District will receive a bump in pay over the next two school years, effective immediately. The district reached a two-year settlement […]

Your photos

Reader Frank Mock took this photo of the sunset with his iPhone in the Raymond area. Mock is a Sheriff’s Community Organized Policing Effort (SCOPE) unit member and took the photo while performing house checks. Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? If so, email it to Please include your name and a short description of the […]

Safety focus of car seat check up scheduled for Feb. 24 by the CHP

Increasing the safety of young children will be the focus of a community event on Feb. 24. On that Saturday, Mariposa Safe Families, in partnership with the California Highway Patrol, will be holding a Car Seat Safety Check Up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at the former Frost Shop lot, located at 5087 Highway […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

Feb. 5 – A verbal dispute was reported on Indian Peak Road. • There was a report of vandalism on Ernst Road in Coulterville. • A neighbor dispute was reported on Coakley Circle. • There was a report of a suspicious vehicle on Jerseydale Road. • Lost property was reported in the area of Pioneer Market. Feb. 6 – A […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Feb. 5-11

• EMS – 4 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 3 • Auto Collisions – 0 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you! Positions are available for fire/medical and […]

School district ponders museum storage request

The Northern Mariposa County History Center recently acquired a building it will be restoring in Coulterville. Russell Barrett Shivley, daughter of Frank and Ila Barrett, gifted the NMCHC the building and the property that shares a wall with the existing museum. Frank and Ila were each descendants of early pioneer families who settled in Coulterville. Members of the organization are […]