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Hannah Swiecki wins first ever local contest in Poetry Out Loud

By ohtadmin | February 15, 2018

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 […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

By ohtadmin | February 15, 2018

• 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 […]

Gardening in climate change

By ohtadmin | February 15, 2018

Gardening in this time of increasing global temperatures, rising sea levels and changing environments is challenging to say the least. In our own locale, we notice significant impact on our backyard habitats: • With higher average temperatures and inconsistent precipitation, plants are blooming earlier and growing seasons are becoming unpredictable. Even warm-weather plants like tomatoes are producing poorly because of […]

Norman Murrell

By ohtadmin | February 15, 2018

Norman Eugene Murrell passed away Feb. 9, 2018. He was born in Cushing, Okla., on July 22, 1934 to Ira and Opal Murrell. The family moved to Bakersfield, Calif., in 1942 where Norm graduated from East Bakersfield High School and Bakersfield College. He played sports and was in plays such as “Madam Butterfly” and “The Front Page.” He also enjoyed […]

Rotary members hear details about local Fire Safe Council

By ohtadmin | February 15, 2018

Brittani Perez, right, is shown holding the Rotary Four Way Test pin, given to her by President Ophelia McInturff. Submitted photo by Ron IudiceThe Mariposa-Yosemite Rotary Club recently welcomed Brittani Perez, Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council, as its guest speaker during its weekly breakfast meeting. Perez addressed the club by presenting a timely (in […]

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

By ohtadmin | February 15, 2018

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 […]

Grizzly sports teams looking to grab gold

By ohtadmin | February 15, 2018

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 […]

Whatley named as DAR Good Citizen

By ohtadmin | February 15, 2018

From left, Mariposa County Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe, Quinn Whatley and Percy Whatley (Quinn’s father) are shown. Quinn Whatley was named a DAR Good Citizen. Submitted photo by Judie Huffman, DAR memberMariposa County High School senior Quinn Whatley was recently presented the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Good Citizen Award. She was presented the honor by regent Karen Theofanides, Merced Chapter […]

District teachers get a bump in pay

By ohtadmin | February 15, 2018

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 […]

Caring about kids

By ohtadmin | February 15, 2018

On Feb. 5 Rotarian Vince Kehoe (right) presented a check for $500 to the Kops for Kids program to fellow Rotarian, Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies. Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club supports many local community events and causes. Submitted photo… An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and password […]