Grizzly sports teams just keep winning

As former Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Mora would say, “Playoffs? Are you kidding me? Playoffs?” Yes, the playoffs are here and each winter sports team at Mariposa County High School qualified for postseason play. This school year might be reminiscent to some Grizzly fans of 2016, when Mariposa won a handful of section titles. The various Grizzly sports teams […]

For this author, writing book was a labor of love

Lori Oliver-Tierney is shown holding her book, “Trudge: A Midlife Crisis on the John Muir Trail.” It is available on and as well as the Mariposa Visitor Center. Photo by Matt JohnsonDespite many hours of writing and editing, publishing a book was a labor of love for local author Lori Oliver Tierney. Oliver-Tierney, 65, published her 296 page […]

Former Super Bowl champ will be featured speaker at Sports Stars event

Tim CollierA special event deserves a special speaker. The first ever Mariposa Gazette Grizzly Sports Stars awards show will be held Monday, June 3 at Mariposa County High School’s Croft Court. Super Bowl champion Tim Collier will be in attendance to address the youth who will be honored at the event. Collier played 10 years in the National Football League, […]

Allen to wed Gamboa

Randa Marie Allen and Stephen GamboaRanda Marie Allen said yes to a knelt Michael Stephen Gamboa last September at Balboa Park, with friends included in the happy moment for that photo shot. They first met while both attended San Diego State. Randa is the daughter of Jim and Lee Ann Allen of Mariposa. She graduated from Mariposa County High School […]

Fire funding major issue for officials

Last November, voters in Mariposa County gave the green light to increase the transient occupancy tax, which is collected from visitors who rent rooms, houses and other accommodations in the county. Now, county officials are starting discussions on how to spend the approximately $3 million which is anticipated from those funds on an annual basis. Measure M was passed under […]

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Organizers now in full gear for May pow-wow

This is a scene from last year’s event at the fairgrounds in Mariposa. Photo by Kristin StewardIt’s a few months away, but the Mariposa Indian Council is already working hard to plan the 26th annual Chi-tock-nonkote u-pu (spring celebration). “We’ve been holding several meetings,” said Pam Martinez Darcy, one of the event’s organizers. “There is a lot of planning. We […]

Gallery sets annual miniature show

The Sierra Artists’ Gallery is inviting local artists to enter its annual miniature show. This is the 17th year of the show and it is typically the best attended of the gallery shows. There have been entries from all over the world each year, including ones from Pakistan, South Africa, Australia, England and many of the states across the country. […]

PE requirements changed by board

It’s a question dating back several years for the Mariposa County Unified School District: what should the physical education requirements be at Mariposa County High School? Over the last several years, MCHS has required three years of physical education for its students to graduate, while only two years are mandated by the state. Many parents and students in the community […]

Wildfires focus of two newspaper forums

Norman Pearlstine, executive editor of the Los Angeles Times, is shown at the conference in Sacramento. Photo by Greg Little Wildfire in California was the subject of two forums last week in Sacramento. The forums were hosted by the California News Publishers Association (CNPA) and held at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel. It was one segment of a three-day “The State […]

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