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eSports taking off quickly at Mariposa County High School

Dylan Heard, president of the new eSports club at MCHS, is shown focusing during a recent League of Legends game. Photo by Matt Johnson Most people in Mariposa County probably know of Bob Jaekle from his work with youth basketball. But there’s another side to Jaekle that many might not know about. Jaekle loves video games. “I’ve always loved video […]

County joins coalition for fire preparedness

With wildfires becoming more of an annual part of life in the region, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors took a step last week toward addressing fire preparedness, forest health and community resilience. The board adopted a resolution forming a regional coalition dedicated to preventing and preparing for catastrophic wildfire. Mariposa County Chief Administrative Officer Dallin Kimble said the development […]

Heart health focus of resolution by the board

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors proclaimed this month as American Heart Month. At the meeting to accept the resolution were representatives from the John C. Fremont Healthcare District. Shown from left are JCF education coordinator Gonzolo Tafoya, chief nursing officer Thomas Wilkinson, county supervisor Kevin Cann, JCF CEO Matthew Matthiessen and hospital public information officer Therese Williams. Photo by […]

Rotary art contest announced

Barbara Fruehe, last years winner, is shown with her winning picture. Submitted photoThe Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Club is inviting artists to submit artwork that may be used for promotional materials associated with the 2020 Art, Wine & Wheels Festival. The selected art will be utilized in various promotional materials, including postcards, posters, brochures and in social media. The 16th Annual […]

Soroptimist donates to Mountain Crisis

Clay River, left, Mountain Crisis Services Prevention Specialist, accepts a donation check for $1,000 from Soroptimist International of Mariposa Service Chair Juanita Vegely. Submitted photoSoroptimist International of Mariposa recently made a $1,000 donation which will benefit Mountain Crisis Services. The funds will be used for continued maintenance of the Mountain Crisis Safe Houses for domestic violence victims. Soroptimist is global […]

Beekeeper meeting slated for Feb. 17

 Wannabees, newbees and anyone else interested in backyard beekeeping in Mariposa are invited to attend the Mariposa Beekeepers monthly meeting on Feb. 17 at the Mariposa County Library. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. The monthly meetings take place every third Monday of the month, from February through October. Those interested in beekeeping as a hobby are encouraged to […]

Nia Bothwell wins Poetry Out Loud contest

Poetry Out Loud participants from left are Laura Lynn LaNotte-Hays (Mariposa County Arts Council’s county coordinator), MCHS English teacher Brooke Dobson, Ruby Yager, Sydney Jacobs, Nia Bothwell, Noe Patterson, Raquel Robinson, Emilee Cordero, Coury Jones, Daisy Phillips (the arts council’s program director) and judge Jon Turner. Photos by Laura PhillipsStudents overcame nerves to perform in front of a nearly-packed auditorium […]

Is a tape measure good enough?


This gauge shows that a rock crab is undersize. It was immediately returned to the water. CDFW file photoQuestion: I’ve heard folks say you need a crab gauge to measure crab. Would a tape measure be sufficient? (Benson) Answer: Although not prohibited by law, a tape measure is not recommended. The minimum legal size of crab is five and three-quarters […]

Foundation announces outdoors contest for youth

Submissions are due March 16, up to $10,000 in prizes are available

 The TurfMutt Foundation has announced The (Really) Great Outdoors Contest 2020, focused on urging kids to use their imaginations around the many uses and benefits of green space and the outdoors. Open to students in grades six to eight, last year’s contest drew over 2,700 submissions from middle school youth. Created in partnership with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education […]

High Sierra Ranger District to temporarily change operating hours from now to March 30

The Sierra National Forest’s High Sierra Ranger District will temporarily change its office hours. Effective Feb. 18 through Mar. 30, 2020 the temporary hours of operation for the High Sierra Ranger District Office, located at 29688 Auberry Road in Prather, will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those planning to visit the office for information regarding […]

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