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Lady Griz avenge a loss against Los Banos

By ohtadmin | December 21, 2017

This season has required Trace DeSandres to be a bit of a “mad scientist” for his basketball team. After losing such a valuable piece of the team, Kirsten Dubberke, to graduation, coach DeSandres has been busy mixing the right ingredients in order for the Mariposa County High School girls basketball team to have success on the court. Last weekend, with […]

Little League in need of umpires this season

By ohtadmin | December 21, 2017

Do you love baseball? Did you play in Little League when you were young? Were there dedicated adults to make it possible, and would you like to pay it forward? Mariposa Little League is looking for individuals who have baseball knowledge and are willing to umpire Minors, Majors and/or Juniors games. High school baseball players are encouraged to participate. Training […]

Third graders in County given dictionaries from Rotary

By ohtadmin | December 21, 2017

From left, in the back row, school board member Judy Eppler and Rotarians Ron Iudice, Barbara Silva, Thomas Cooke, Mike Fagalde, Debbie Peters, Wayne Schulz and Susan Robinson stand with third graders at MES as they display the dictionaries. Photos by Matt JohnsonThird graders in Mariposa County received an early Christmas gift last week. The students were given free dictionaries, […]

ABC donors help fund many activities

By ohtadmin | December 21, 2017

ABC board members Debra Rockwood, Tara Schiff (Career Lunch coordinator), Carol Hart, Jill Harry (president), Naoko Kada (UC Merced lab tours coordinator), Ruth Smiley and Kathlen Pfeffer (treasurer) are shown. Not pictured are David James (vice president) and Jennifer Rider. Submitted photoThe Mariposa County High School Academic Booster Club’s end of year donation campaign is still in the works. ABC […]

Limited number of scholarships are now available for California Naturalist Program

By ohtadmin | December 21, 2017

The UC Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Preserve, the Merced County UC Cooperative Extension Office, and the Upper Merced River Watershed Council are sponsoring the California Naturalist Program at UC Merced from Feb. 15 to April 26, 2018. Students in the California Naturalist Program will become part of a committed corps of volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists, equipped with the […]

Marudee honored for her musical talents

By ohtadmin | December 21, 2017

Natalee MarudeeA Sierra Foothill Charter School student received an honor last month. Natalee Marudee was named music student of the month of November. Teacher Gail Vanderslik made the announcement this December. “She is being awarded this honor for her excellence in music,” said Vanderslik. Natalee is the daughter of Amy and Paul Marudee. She is 10 years old and in […]

Snyder named Student of Month at Greeley Hill

By ohtadmin | December 21, 2017

Marley Jane SnyderThird grade student Marley Jane Snyder is the Outstanding Student of the Month at Greeley Hill Elementary School. School representatives said Snyder is respectful and kind to everyone. She earned the school’s P.R.E.P. award for the first trimester. P.R.E.P. is the school motto and the acronym for, Prepared, Responsible, Engaged and Positive. She exemplifies all of these characteristics. […]

Education group offers tips for mapping road to college

By ohtadmin | December 21, 2017

College. Many have dreaded this moment for years, happy to avoid awkwardness and uncomfortable explanations. But recently, your child has been asking the hard questions, like, “How long can I really live at home after high school?” and “Why can’t I just attend Hogwarts?” The talk can’t be dodged forever. According to Magoosh, an online resource that provides access to […]

Man dies after truck plunges into river

By ohtadmin | December 21, 2017

A Mariposa man died after his vehicle went into the Merced River last week. Barry Price, 72, was pronounced dead at John C. Fremont Hospital in Mariposa following the accident. According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, Price was driving a 1992 Ford F-250 east on Highway 140 about 2-1/2 miles east of […]

School district focuses on energy costs

By ohtadmin | December 21, 2017

The Mariposa County Unified School District appears to be planning to turn to an energy company to potentially increase its cost savings and maximize its bond dollars. Last Thursday, the MCUSD board of trustees approved an agenda item during its meeting which will allow the district to move forward in project development with OpTerra Energy Services. OpTerra has 43 years […]