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


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


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


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 […]

This company will ‘rub’ you the right way — and it is quite tasty

‘Tis the seasoning

Above, Dave Mandeville is shown cooking on a grill with his company’s seasonings. The company has been expanding in the last couple of years and they are hoping that continues in a big way. Below are some of the products offered. Submitted photo Miners Mix has been a 10-year venture; expansion may be close What do Australia, Mexican food and […]

Company sits atop sales charts at Amazon

For the second year in a row, a tiny spice company, Miners Mix, located in Mariposa, has captured the number one spot on Amazon for spice blends and rubs. The company’s Poultry Perfection Rub beat out all comers to gain the coveted best seller slot at the online giant Last year, Miners Mix set a record for sales leading […]

Let it grow?

County moves forward with possible ordinance for industrial hemp farms

Shown is an industrial hemp field in the Bakersfield area. Officials have left open the possibility of devising an industrial hemp ordinance in Mariposa County. Submitted photo They didn’t say yes. But they didn’t say no, either. In fact, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors last week took no action on how to move forward with possible industrial hemp production. […]

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