2021-03-04 E-Edition

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‘She’ll help out everybody’

Local Native Americans supportive of Haaland


Bill Tucker, right, a Miwuk-Paiut elder who is also the traditional and cultural elder of Wahhoga Village, meets with Debra Haaland in Aug. 2019. Haaland served as a congresswoman in New Mexico at the time and is in line to be confirmed as the secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Submitted photo by Irene VasquezBill Tucker didn’t realize […]

Tempers, resignations fly at hospital meeting

ER manager voices concerns, shots fire back


Taking the reins of the nearly first two hours of the three-hour John C. Fremont Healthcare District Board of Directors financial meeting on Feb. 24, public comment by hospital members centered around the resignation of Chief Nursing Officer, Tom Wilkinson, and Jennifer Deniston, the emergency and inpatient services manager. Deniston’s initial statement was followed by an array of after remarks, […]

Mariposa County poised to move into orange tier



A sign posted outside Happy Burger Diner in Mariposa County details that the California State Militia will show “resistance” to government agencies trying to interfere with “lawful activities.” Photo by Christina Manuel Continuing to report lower positive Covid-19 case numbers, Mariposa County may finally see the long-awaited move to the Orange Tier on March 9 based on the case counts […]

Enchilada dinner a key ingredient in community



Though there won’t be dancing in the streets like shown above, the annual Hornitos Enchilada Fee is all set to go this Saturday with drive-through service. Photo courtesy Yosemite Mariposa Tourism BureauEverything needs to be perfect. If the sauce is mismeasured, if the meat is overcooked, if the tortillas are rolled haphazardly — someone will let you know. One weekend […]

Slide job

Ferguson Slide construction scheduled to begin this month


Shown is a rendering of what the rock shed will look like once completed. Nearly 15 years after the Ferguson rock slide tumbled down the side of Highway 140 near Yosemite National Park, Caltrans officials are inching closer to the cleanup and construction timeline, with talus removal to begin as early as this month. The slide came crashing down in […]

Photo club set to feature flora, fauna and helping

Shown is a flower photo taken by Sean Werle, who will be the next guest speaker for the Mariposa Photo Club. The next meeting of the Mariposa Photo Club features flora and fauna and how your photos can help the scientific community. It will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. and is available to the […]

Gray wolf tracked in Mono County: officials

A young male wolf was tracked in Mono County recently, the farthest south one of the controversial creatures has been tracked in more than 100 years. According to a story in the San Francisco Chronicle, researchers have been monitoring OR-93, the name given to him and used with his tracking collar. Officials said the animal had apparently left Oregon earlier […]

Celebration of Life scheduled for David ‘Landis’ Vander Karr

A Celebration of Life will be held for David “Landis” Vander Karr (aka Lando or Dutch) on Saturday, March 13, 11 a.m. at Catheys Valley Baptist Church, 4565 Cornetts Ent Road in Catheys Valley. There will be a potluck immediately following the service. He is survived by his wife Suzy (McCamish) Vander Karr and their five children, Samantha, Carly, Casey, […]

Sarah Jeske

Sarah Howard Jeske passed away peacefully in Mariposa surrounded by her family on Jan. 3, 2021. She was 85 years old. Sarah always went by the name Sally. Her heart was huge and she had a beautiful, sweet spirit and love for all those she knew. She was a strong believer in the salvation that comes through faith in Jesus […]