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El Portal students release salmon in the Merced River

By ohtadmin | April 12, 2018

Students from El Portal Elementary watch as salmon enter the Merced River. Submitted photosAfter two months of caring for 90 Chinook salmon in Paul Amstutz’ science classroom, El Portal Elementary students released 84 surviving “fry” to swim free. These 1 inch baby fish must now negotiate a gauntlet of predators, fishermen and a maze of waterways to get through the […]

SFCS to hold cookoff and dessert auction at The Alley on April 14

By ohtadmin | April 12, 2018

Andrew Glikin receives a squirt of special sauce on his sample of chili from Devon Foster at a previous Chili Cook Off. Submitted photosSierra Foothill Charter School is holding a Chili Cook Off and Dessert Auction at The Alley in downtown Mariposa on Saturday, April 14, from 4-7 p.m. It is open to the public. In addition to chili tasting […]

FFA’ers earn their state degrees

By ohtadmin | April 12, 2018

FFA students pictured in the front row, from left, included: Jaq Quinn, Makinna Dulcich, Morgann Loucks, Kiya Smith, Cheyenne Wass, Savannah Smith; back: Haley Shelton, Ryan Leonard, Robbie Stark, Gauge Butler, Michael Medinas. Not pictured: Grace Clubb and Taylor Vegely. Submitted photoMariposa FFA students recently earned their state FFA degrees at the central region FFA banquet held at Merced College. […]

Bolar named March top music student

By ohtadmin | April 12, 2018

Jj BolarJj Bolar was awarded music student of the month of March at Sierra Foothill Charter School. Gail Vanderslik, director of music at SFCS, announced the honor on March 27. Jj is the daughter of Mindy Bolar who is the principal at the school. Jj is 11 years old and a sixth grader in Erika Miranda’s class. “She has been […]

4-H group holding tri tip fundraiser

By ohtadmin | April 12, 2018

The Mariposa County 4-H Citizenship Project is hosting a BBQ Tri Tip fundraiser. It will be held Friday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the corner near Pioneer Market in Mariposa. There are several options to choose from: tri tip dinner for four is $45, which includes one full tri tip, beans, salad, bread and dessert, or […]

Concert to raise funds for math whiz

By ohtadmin | April 12, 2018

Music and food will be on tap on Saturday, April 14 at an event in downtown Mariposa. JNX and friends will perform at the Sweetwater Grocery Deli deck at 5 p.m. in Mariposa. Jonah Dacanay, lead guitarist and frontman of JNX, has advanced as a finalist to MathCon — a national math competition in Chicago on May 5. Any tips […]

They’ve got spirit

By ohtadmin | April 12, 2018

The week before spring break was Spirit Week at Sierra Foothill Charter School. Class representatives helped to select dress-up theme options and classes voted on their favorites. Themes included Pajama Day, Twins (or more) Day, Sports Day, and Historical Figures Day. Spirit Week was a unique way to head into spring break and show school spirit. Here, Brandon Naranjo, Gavin […]

Continual contributors

By ohtadmin | April 12, 2018

The Mariposa County High School Academic Boosters Club’s “Passport to Success” program encourages students to participate in activities that help them academically. For instance, students who seek teachers’ and tutors’ academic assistance outside of class time and show perseverance and progress are rewarded with $10 gift certificates to local venues. Pizza Factory, Dabbles, Jantz Bakery, and Yosemite Treats partnered with […]

Daddy Daughter dance scheduled by Safe Families

By ohtadmin | April 12, 2018

A family oriented event is back for its sixth year. Mariposa Safe Families will be holding its annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Friday, April 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Mariposa Elementary School’s multipurpose room. “This is a fun event that has grown in numbers over the past five years,” said Emily Grisham, event organizer. “Each year, more and more families […]

Master Gardeners plant sale coming up

By ohtadmin | April 12, 2018

Master Gardeners will be at the April 28 plant sale to help customers make their choices. Submitted photo by UCCE Mariposa Master GardnersThe UCCE Master Gardeners of Mariposa County spring plant sale, “Treasures From Our Garden” is growing like a weed. The annual event is set for Saturday, April 28 and will be held from 8 a.m. to sell-out at […]