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Yosemite ski season ends

Sunday, April 3rd, was the last day of operations at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area (formerly Badger Pass Ski Area) for the 2015-2016 season

(04/04/2016 07:03 am)


Set your alarm – Yosemite campground reservations open Monday at 7AM

It’s only February, but if you want to camp inside Yosemite National Park, you’d better set your alarm on Monday. At 7 AM on Monday, Feb. 15, a brief window for campground reservations during the height of summer (June 15 through July 14) at Yosemite’s 13 campgrounds will open. There’s going to be a mad dash for those reservations. (For your best chance of getting a reservation, be sure your clock is set accurately and start the first few steps of the reservation process at before 7 AM.)

(02/13/2016 09:07 pm)


Learn to line dance

October 10th from 10 AM till 3 PM, the Bootjack Stompers will be hosting a line dancing workshop at their hall (4616 Mormon Bar Crossing). $6 for adults.

(10/01/2015 03:47 pm)

Checkout this slideshow from Mariposa’s Civil War Reenactment

Checkout this slideshow from Mariposa’s Civil War Reenactment

A great, and authentic, time was had by all! Continue reading.

(04/23/2015 08:17 am)


Burn permits start Monday, April 27th

CAL FIRE MMU Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit has announced effective Monday, April 27, 2015, burn permits will be required for all hazard reduction burning in the State Responsibility Area (SRA) of Mariposa County.

(04/21/2015 01:18 pm)


Music marathon at the history museum

This Saturday (April 25, 2015), the MCHS Grizzly Band Boosters will be hosting the Phillip M. Smith Music Marathon at the Mariposa Museum and History Center from 9 AM to 5 PM. Featuring performances by the The Grizzly Band, elementry school band and several other local bands, the show is sure to delight. If you get hungry while listening, there will also be pulled pork, plus a bake sale, beverages and popcorn!

(04/21/2015 10:10 am)

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Sierra Foothill Charter School makes statement about postponed play

Sierra Foothill Charter School has released a statement related to their decision to host, and then to postpone, a production of the play “And Then Came Tango.”

Last week there were a couple of incidents at school that raised questions in the community. One involved a play called, “And Then Came Tango” and the other involved students handing out bracelets. Given all the questions, Principal Garagarza read a statement before the start of a Special Board meeting, emailed it to the school’s email list, and we are providing the statement here. We hope it will answer questions and clear up any misunderstandings. The play will be discussed at the April 28 board meeting. In other news, 7th/8th grade teacher Chivonne Wilde resigned a few days ago, effective immediately. We thank Mrs. Wilde for her many contributions to the school and wish her all the best. Lead founding member, former board chair, and current PR Manager Jill Harry has the proper teaching certificate and will be in the classroom starting tomorrow. Business in the classroom will continue as usual and SFCS will continue the search for a replacement for Mrs. Wilde, whom we already knew was leaving at the end of the school year. The timeline has just changed a bit. Always, we would like to avoid speculation and misinformation, so please, if you have a question or comment, call the office on Monday at 742-6222 or come to the board meeting on April 28 at 6 PM to speak your comment. As always, thanks for your continued support! One great way to support us right now is to please be kind and respectful in your comments to this post. Let’s honor our differences, learn from mistakes, and always be charitable to one another. Let’s continue to come together as a community to ensure our school’s success! Continue reading.

(04/20/2015 11:16 am)