Celebrate good times

Submitted photoSierra Foothill Charter School grade 3-4 teacher Teena Starchman was thrilled to learn that she received a grant of $592.76 from Kids First for multiplication and division flash cards and an electronic game for each student to use during distance learning and beyond to master their math facts. Kids First is a nonprofit, volunteer organization formed to aid Mariposa […]

School board to hold meeting this week

The next Mariposa County Unified School District/ Mariposa County Office of Education board of trustees meeting is set for this Thursday, Sept. 10. Open session will begin at 5:30 p.m. To join the Zoom meeting, go to zoom.us/j/96381957362. Some of the agenda items include: • Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accreditation discussion: The assistant superintendent is going to provide […]

The weight was worth it

Courtesy photoKids First gave Mariposa County High School teacher Robert Stitt a mini grant this spring for $683. He sent a photo back to Kids First and said, “Attached is a picture of the items purchased. I wanted to get a picture of the students using them, but obviously that is not possible. The equipment is currently in the high […]

The path to success

County gives final approval to purchase land for future parkway development

This map shows the property which has now been purchased to complete the Mariposa Creek Parkway. The parkway has been in development for many years, as shown below.The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors gave its final approval last week to acquire the last major piece of land needed to build the northern extension of the Mariposa Creek Parkway. The 187-acre […]

Rattlesnake avoidance to be topic of training; live snakes to be used

Rattlesnakes are common in the foothills of the Sierra. An upcoming workshop will focus on how to help dogs avoid the snakes. Submitted photoRattlesnake avoidance training using live snakes will be offered at an upcoming event. The training will be offered on a reservation-only basis by Snake Worx’s Anthony Harper and Joel Almquist. It focuses on helping dogs avoid rattlesnakes. […]

AMONG THE GIANTS

Massive sequoia trees are largest living things which exist on the planet

Shown is the Grizzly Giant, located in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park. This huge tree is major attraction in the park. Photo by Greg Little The Big Tree is Nature’s forest masterpiece and so far as I know, the greats of living things. —John Muir Walking among giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park for the […]