Class outside of the classroom

Park schools once again visit fish hatchery

Park school students are shown at the Merced River Fish Hatchery last week during a field trip. The visit to the hatchery has become a tradition for the park school students. The field trip has been organized by teacher Paul Amstutz over the last few years, and students seem to enjoy it. Submitted photoLast week the 7th-12th grade students from […]

MCHS will be rockin’ on Dec. 13, as Rock N Write returns

 Getting students more involved and letting them become leaders is the idea behind the annual Rock N Write event, which is coming up soon at Mariposa County High School. Rock N Write is an event which is completely written and directed by the students at MCHS. At the show, the young actors and musicians will come together to act out […]

Etiquette education

Photos by Matt JohnsonLast Friday, Vietnam War combat veteran Al Handy (below, left) visited Mariposa Elementary School to discuss American flag etiquette. Handy was representing the Mariposa American Legion Post 567. He went to the third/fourth grade classroom of teacher Melissa Harris (shown below). Handy gave each student a pencil, flag magnet and a book entitled “Let’s Be Right on […]

So, about bringing an out-of-state elk head into the state…


In the latest CDFW question-and-answer column, one reader wondered whether it is legal to transport an elk head into California. CDFW file photoQuestion: I’m going elk hunting in Colorado. If I get a nice bull, can I transport the head back into California? Answer: If you do bag an elk on your out-of-state trip, here’s what you need to know. […]

CDFW offers grants to promote fishing among Hispanic communities

 The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting grant applications for fishing programs, classes and activities that educate and engage Hispanic communities. This grant program is part of CDFW’s ongoing angler recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) effort to increase fishing participation statewide. To be eligible for funding, programs must be: Ethnically inclusive: Events will be open to […]

A bear-y active group

Submitted photoReader Walter McLean sent in this photo of three bears he spotted together recently. It was taken in the Mt. Bullion area on CYA Road. Bears are active this time of year as they prepare for winter. As always, motorists are reminded to be bear-aware to avoid collisions with bears. … An online subscription is required to view news […]


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