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Lions Club receives visit from FFA students

Mariposa FFA students and advisors are shown at the recent Lions Club meeting. Shown from left are instructor Garret Rowley, Patricia Flanagan, Mackenzie Arnold, Jaq Quinn, instructor Buz Arnold, Grace Flanagan, Savannah Smith, Riley Gibson and Chad Brossard. Submitted photoThe Mariposa Lions Club received a visit from local FFA students recently. The Mariposa FFA presented and educated the club members […]

Performance for a cause

A play held at Mariposa County High School raised $2,245 for victims of the 2017 Detwiler Fire. “Displaced: A Musical Animal Adventure” was written and directed by MCHS teacher Bryan Starchman. Shown presenting a check to the Mariposa Community Foundation to be used to help fire victims are, from left: Starchman, Sarah Hull, Dawn Canapary, Daniel Gilger and Jazzy Hawley. […]

SkillsUSA group forms at MCHS



 A new group dedicated to building skills in high school students has formed at Mariposa County High School. MCHS is now offering SkillsUSA as one of the chapters at the school. SkillsUSA is a national organization. More than 335,000 students and advisors join SkillsUSA each year, organized into more than 18,000 local chapters and 53 state and territorial associations. In […]

District working with north county families after storm


It’s an unfortunate situation, but school district officials are trying to find solutions for families in northern Mariposa County. Specifically, Mariposa County Unified School District administrators are looking at options for students who live in that area who attend Mariposa County High School. Damage to roads during the March 22 flooding has increased some north county high schoolers’ bus trips […]

FFA honors

Mariposa FFA members Makinna Dulcich (left) and Savannah Smith (right) were elected as an FFA Sectional officers they will serve the Merced/Mariposa FFA section for the 2018-2019 year. Smith will serve as sentinel and Dulcich will serve as treasurer. Submitted photo… An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username […]

Getting creative

Sierra Foothill Charter School is participating in the Mariposa County Art Council’s Artists in the Schools arts education program. Ceramic artist Phyllis Becker recently led her first class with Erika Miranda’s fifth and sixth graders. Their classroom turned into a ceramic studio as she presented a slide show of ancient pottery and then gave a pinch-pot demo. Everyone got to […]

Winners of patriotic essay contests announced

Shown left to right: Bill Yaley, Michael Pieper (accepting for Lucas), Cindy Stowell and Bill Yaley. Not pictured is Sydney Jacobs.On March 8, the local VFW Post and Auxiliary hosted dinner and an awards ceremony to announce essay winners at the local level. The theme for the 2017-2018 “Patriot’s Pen” Essay contest was “America’s Gift to My Generation” open to […]

El Portal students release salmon in the Merced River

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

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

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. […]


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