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Students conduct a wide range of projects at Woodland’s event

From left, Brady Arebalo, Drew Canter, and Xavier Dacanay’s project looked at “How can we stop smoke pollution from factories?” The trio created a factory, complete with smoke coming out of a factory. Dry ice was used to create the smoke and a filter was created to stop air pollution in one factory. Their results showed the factory with the […]

Award to be given to high school senior by arts council

Submitted photoThe Mariposa County Arts Council is hoping to help young a young person in the community as they prepare to move forward after high school graduation. The arts council is giving its annual $500 award to a graduating high school senior residing full-time in Mariposa County. The applicants will be evaluated on the contribution they have made to the […]

FFA kids help flood victims



Several high school students stepped up to help out victims of the March 22 storm in northern Mariposa County. The Mariposa FFA officer team came up with an idea to help victims of the flooding in the Don Pedro area. That area was greatly affected by the floods and community members there were in need of food and water. The […]

4H arranges tri tip fundraiser event

The Mariposa County 4H Citizenship Project is cooking its way to attend Citizenship Washington Focus in Washington D.C., as well as Sacramento Focus. The group will again be 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 […]

Open enrollment ends soon

Sierra Foothill Charter School (SFCS), a TK-8 public school in Catheys Valley, continues to accept New Student Intent to Enroll forms and Continuing Student Re-enrollment forms as part of its Open Enrollment period for the 2017-2018 school year. Open Enrollment ends Wednesday, April 11 at 4 p.m. As a public school, SFCS is nonsectarian, tuition-free, does not test or assess […]

Big source of help

Sierra Foothill Charter School recently received $1,060.55 from Pioneer Market. As part of its Sports Program, Pioneer donates back to schools one percent of all receipts submitted to them. SFCS will use the funds for athletic-related items. Community members can help by saving Pioneer Receipts and sending them to the school office: SFCS, 4952 School House Road, Catheys Valley, CA […]

Monson to retire after 21 years of teaching science



Kim Monson will be retiring from her teaching position at Mariposa County High School at the end of this school year. Monson has taught for over two decades. She is shown teaching a concept to students during a class period on Monday morning. Photo by Matt JohnsonKim Monson took an interesting path to become a teacher, but it’s one she […]

Students make the best of storm

School’s field trip return delayed


The bus trip to Monterey was cloudy for most of the day, and then a massive rain storm prevented the bus from making it to Catheys Valley. Submitted photoA stressful situation didn’t get the best of local students last week. Students, teachers and chaperones at Sierra Foothill Charter School kept a positive attitude after getting stuck on a field trip […]

MCHS benefits from Young Writers Conference

On March 21 students from Mariposa County High School traveled to the Fresno Young Writers Conference where they attended creative writing workshops and heard from a guest speaker, the renowned poet Mai Der Vang. Students shown in the photo below, in the back row, from left, are Kae Kimbro, Dan Petrich, Savannah Rutledge, Sydney Jacobs, Amelia Fontana, Dakota Ross, Taylar […]

Hart added to 2018 ESA Fellows

Stephen HartA local man has received a special honor. The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has announced its 2018 Fellows. The society’s fellowship program recognizes the many ways in which its members contribute to ecological research and discovery, communication, education and pedagogy, and management and policy. Stephen C. Hart, a Mariposa County citizen and Professor of Ecology, Life and Environmental […]


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