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Basketball returns to Greeley Hill for first time in almost seven years

Basketball is back at Greeley Hill. Shown opening the game, leaping for possession of the ball are Lake Don Pedro’s Kylie Cogley (left) and Greeley Hill’s Jacob Pebworth. Photos by Matt Johnson As the first shot by Jadon Rapier went into the hoop and through the net, Rapier and his teammates from Greeley Hill raced back down the court with […]

Rural utility rates point of consternation

Some rates will skyrocket, others won’t change at all

On paper, it seems pretty simple. In reality, it’s anything but simple. But after a marathon session last week of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, what became reality is that some residents in rural areas are going to see their utility rates skyrocket while others are not going to change. At issue were water and wastewater rates in various […]

Grizzly sports teams looking to grab gold

Noe Patterson and the MCHS girls soccer team are heading to the play- offs.It’s been a successful winter sports season for Mariposa County High School. The Grizzlies have excelled in every sport. From the hardwood of the basketball court to the grass of the soccer field, the Grizzlies have been at or near the top of the Southern League in […]

Hannah Swiecki wins first ever local contest in Poetry Out Loud

From left, Taj McCoy-El (judge), Laura Phillips (Mariposa County Poetry Out Loud Coordinator), Laura Lynn LaNotte-Hays (judge), Hannah Swiecki (winner), Tyler Mangan (second place), Daisy Wellcome (event coordinator), Tyson Wellcome (judge) and Brooke Dobson (MCHS faculty) are shown after the completion of the Poetry Out Loud Contest, which was held last Thursday at the MCHS auditorium. Photo by Matt JohnsonWho […]

District teachers get a bump in pay

School board member Judy Eppler (center) was honored by Superintendent Robin Hopper (left) and new board president Wayne Forsythe (right) for Eppler’s service as president of the board. Photo by Matt Johnson Teachers across the Mariposa County Unified School District will receive a bump in pay over the next two school years, effective immediately. The district reached a two-year settlement […]

Group wants TOT raised to help housing within County

Paperwork filed to get measure on the November election ballot

 A local group of people is attempting to get an initiative on the November ballot to deal with the housing crunch in Mariposa County. “I think momentum is on our side,” said Jim Evans, who filed the formal petition with the County. The petition, if placed on the ballot, would ask residents to approve a 1/2 percent increase in the […]

Crucial meeting about biomass proposal scheduled for Feb. 23

Shown is the proposed location of the biomass project in the industrial park in Mariposa. Submitted graphic A crucial meeting about a proposed biomass plant in Mariposa is set for Feb. 23. The meeting is a public hearing by the Mariposa County Planning Department and will include comments from the public. The Mariposa Biomass Project has been in the works […]

Cooke will not seek reelection as district attorney

Thomas Cooke In a surprise move on Tuesday, Mariposa County District Attorney Thomas Cooke announced he will not seek reelection. Cooke made the announcement during a meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors. He will serve out the remainder of his term through 2018. “It is best for me not to seek reelection,” said Cooke, who added it was […]

Some residents will be asked to fill out survey

A County-wide survey will provide local officials with a better idea of the aspects of the County which could be improved. At least 1,500 citizens in Mariposa County will receive the National Citizen Survey (NCS) this spring. It is considered the gold standard in community assessments today. This survey provides a picture of community quality and resident perspectives about local […]

Though better, County is still struggling to combat smoking

Up in smoke
State report card gives County a ‘D’ grade

Though improved from a year ago, Mariposa County still remains low when it comes to smoking cessation and other related issues. The state of California, though, is doing quite well, getting an overall “A” grade. Submitted photo Ginnie Day knows as well as anyone the harmful effects of tobacco. Day grew up seeing her parents smoke, and she was a […]

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