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Local woman’s mare wins Best Condition at 100-mile AERC National Championship

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Jeanette Mero is shown with her horse, Lena, which recently placed fourth and earned best condition at the AERC National Championship. Submitted photo Endurance rider Jeanette Mero has ridden a lot of amazing horses throughout her life, but her 7-year-old mare, Ozark Kaolena SWA (known as Lena), might be the best of all. “She’s probably the most total package I […]

Wrestlers come together to honor injured teammate

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Members of the MCHS wrestling team are shown after their match against Ripon, holding a sign in support of teammate Jade Seymour. Jade is in the hospital working to recover from a horseback riding fall. Photo by Matt Johnson       The last several days have been hell for Mariposa County High School wrestling coach Scott Seymour. Seymour’s daughter, […]

Officials working to make primary election smooth

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Though this time of year is certainly busy for most people, a change in the primary election is making it even busier than normal for the Mariposa County Clerk’s Office. With a major primary election looming in March, local officials are in the process of getting everything ready. In addition, for the first time, Mariposa County will be utilizing vote-by-mail […]

Holiday spirit

Chamber set to host Merry Mountain Christmas Parade


For being such a small area, the Christmas parade held each year in Mariposa is quite the event. The Merry Mountain Christmas Parade returns again this year on Saturday, Dec. 14. It kicks off at 5 p.m. and will travel along Highway 140 (main street Mariposa). “The chambers of commerce in many areas are responsible for putting on an awesome […]

The agony of defeat

Grizzlies fall in playoff tilt


MCHS quarterback Wyatt Green consoles a teammate following Mariposa’s 21-14 loss at the hands of Lincoln High. Photo by Matt JohnsonThey could have quit when they fell behind 21-7. They could have quit when a few controversial calls went against them. They could have quit when defensive lineman Tyler Richards was carried off the field with an injury. They could […]

Concert will pay tribute to long-time member Eads

Shown is Martha Eads at her final performance as the MSO’s Concertmaster in August 2016. National Park Service photo by Al GolubIt’s an annual Mariposa tradition: the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s December Festive Holiday Concert. This year’s concert is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School, but the event will be […]

Community Chorus slates energetic Christmas show

The Mariposa Community Chorus is shown at a concert it held in the spring. Shown in the front left is director Gail Vanderslik. Photo by Matt JohnsonIt’s that time again. It’s time for the Mariposa Community Chorus to offer its annual Christmas concert. This year’s is entitled, “Deck the Hall.” The concert will be held Monday, Dec. 16 at 7 […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Dec. 2 – A large boulder was reported on Highway 140 in Mariposa. • Suspicious circumstances were reported on 6th, 10th and 12th streets, Highway 49 South and Jessie Street, all in Mariposa. • There was a rock slide on Old highway in Mariposa. • A vehicle in a ditch was reported on Highway 140 in Mariposa. […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

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• EMS – 7 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 1 • Auto Collisions – 3 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 13 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you! Positions are available for fire/medical and […]

Home tour slated

One of the homes featured on last year’s Christmas Home Tour is shown. Submitted photo Soroptimist International of Mariposa is busily planning a one-day-only Christmas home tour for Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This tour combines a mix of traditional, contemporary, and unique homes. A soup lunch is included in the price of the ticket. The […]


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