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Trio of local Girl Scouts earn Bronze awards

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

Raegan Yancey (left), Lillie Cook (center) and Holly Beavers (top right) each earned their Girl Scouts Bronze Award this year. Submitted photoThree Mariposa County Girl Scouts from Troop 132 earned their Bronze Award this scouting year. Raegan Yancey, Lillie Cook and Holly Beavers each earned the award. The Bronze Award is the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can earn. […]

Tickets still on sale for Hall of Fame

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

Pencil it in on your calendars. The Mariposa County High School Grizzly Hall of Fame induction ceremony is back for another year. It will be held Saturday, June 16 in Sequoia Hall at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. The event honors some of the most successful athletes, student-athletes and teams in the history of MCHS. The event was started to honor […]

Spit and polish order of the day at CHP ceremony

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

It was spit and polish at its finest last week at the California Highway Patrol office in Mariposa. “There is a sense of personal pride,” said CHP Officer Adrian Perez, the public information officer for the local office. What took place was a formal inspection ceremony because the local office now has a new commander. Lt. Commander Rick Lindgren took […]

Wilma Barrett Jenkins

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

A lot of people knew her as “Billie,” and she had many friends in Mariposa County. Wilma Barrett Jenkins was born in Merced Falls, Calif., and lived to be 91 years of age. She was a fourth generation descendent of pioneer Coulterville families: Barrett, Castagnetto, Goodwin, Goss and Bruschi. At an early age, she worked alongside her father and grandfather […]

Grauman honored as May’s music standout

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

Lily Grauman is shown. She was honored for her musical talents. Submitted photoLily Grauman has been named May’s Music Student of the Month at Sierra Foothill Charter School. SFCS director of music Gail Vanderslik made the announcement recently. Lily is 11 and in the fifth grade in Erika Miranda’s class. She is the daughter of Nicole Alvarez and Michael Grauman. […]

David Letterman would be quite appreciative of this list

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

 I did my Doctor of Ministry work at a seminary just outside Washington, D. C. Most of my time was occupied with classes and papers, but there were a couple of times that I was able to get into our nation’s capital and do some sightseeing. One day, I took one of those hop-on-hopoff tours that goes by the major […]

Barton A. Brown M.D.

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

Even though “Bart,” who was born on November 13, 1932 in San Francisco and lived for many years practicing neurosurgery there, his love of the Sierras lured him to Mariposa, where he had easier access to the things he loved most in his life: the mountains! The rural flavor of Mariposa appealed to him and he cared passionately that the […]

Voter information poorly crafted

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

Editor, I just opened my June 5, 2018, voter information plus ballots envelope and without reading hardly anything, I immediately have two complaints. 1) On the front page of the voter pamphlet is the URL “for voter information and election results” and it is wrong. The front page says, www.mariposacounty.org/elections but when you try to go to that URL, you […]

Tioga Road opens for the season

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

Crews have been working for many weeks getting Tioga Road open. Submitted photo Yosemite National Park announced that Tioga Road (Highway 120 East) has opened for the season to all vehicular traffic. It opened this past Monday. There will be limited services available along Tioga Road. All campgrounds along Tioga Road remain closed. There is no anticipated opening date for […]

Track team’s season comes to a close, banquet set

By ohtadmin | May 24, 2018

The season officially came to a close for the Mariposa County High School track and field team last week. The Grizzlies traveled to Stockton to compete in the Sac- Joaquin Section’s divisionals on May 15 and May 17, but no Grizzlies will move on to compete in the section’s masters competition. The team still did well, setting a number of […]