2021-02-11 E-Edition

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FREE Northern Mariposa County History Center receives $100,000 donation


They remember him as a humble handyman. For years, Karl Harla tooled away as one of the Northern Mariposa County History Center’s most dedicated volunteers. He quietly tended the roses on the property. Carefully guided important financial decisions. Thoughtfully fixed whatever came his way. The Coulterville man passed away in July after 80 years of life. But his legacy will […]

Ex-supervisor asks for $10K donation back; FFA complies

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A $10,000 donation made to the Mariposa County High School FFA program was asked to be returned by the contributor himself — former supervisor Merlin Jones, who represented North County. One of the driving factors behind his request, Jones described, was due to the FFA booster dinner being canceled in 2020 in light of the ongoing pandemic. He said the […]

Covid-19 case numbers ‘flirting’ with orange tier



Case numbers throughout the county and across the state are continuing to follow a slow, downward trend, but Mariposa County, along with the rest of the state, is not quite out of the woods yet. Last week there were a total of 11 Covid-19 cases in Mariposa County, with the new daily average case rate at eight cases in a […]

Fairgrounds head wants a fair shake



Officials are hoping the county fair can return this year. Not knowing makes Brian Bullis anxious. What will the Mariposa County Fair look like in 2021? Will popular events need to be slashed from the schedule? What if the fair can’t be held at all? Where will those who depend on the fairgrounds go if the site runs out of […]

Park may end day-use system soon


Yosemite National Park Superintendent Cicely Muldoon knows there are a lot of questions about one of the most popular parks in the world. She attempted to answer as many of them as possible during an appearance before the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday of this week. The biggest issue is the reimplementation of the day-use passes at the […]

Remains of area man missing in 2018 flood recovered

The remains of a Lake Don Pedro man who went missing nearly three years ago have been found. John Honesto, 67, was reported missing during the major flooding event that took place in March 2018. During the flooding, Honesto was last seen leaving the Coulterville area to return to his residence in the Lake Don Pedro area. It was believed […]

A Love Story That Almost Wasn’t

Shown are Peggy and Emory Kile. The photo of the left is of them in their younger years while on the right it shows them when they celebrated their 60th anniversary. They have now been married 71 years.Editor’s note: This is the winning entry in our 2021 Valentine’s contest where we asked readers to submit their love stories. Many people […]

Homeowners insurance a hot-button issue for locals

Sierra Nevada foothills offer medley of challenges


The snow and winds that rocked Mariposa County in recent weeks left busy schedules for insurance agents like Roger Brunelle. Assessing damage from natural disasters is nothing new for those working in the Sierra Nevada foothills. As the toll remains consistent, though, the price some residents pay to protect themselves from financial hardships is rising. And there’s not much anyone […]

Emergency alerts

To sign up for emergency alters in Mariposa County, go to index/892807736729447#/signup. There is no cost and the Mariposa County Sheriff’s office officials urge everyone to get registered. In addition, officials at the sheriff’s office are willing to help anyone sign up. To find out more, call the sheriff’s office at (209) 966-3615. Officials will help walk people through […]