2021-03-11 E-Edition

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Covid-19 One year later

As vaccines get into arms, officials say vigilance remains the key

Rob Smith, the public health emergency preparation coordinator, prepares the doses of the Moderna vaccine for those administering the shots to get through patients in a timely manner. Photo by Christina ManuelMarch 2020 to March 2021. This month last year the world paused, people began isolating themselves in their homes to further stop the spread of the novel coronavirus strain […]

Walk-ins to be accepted at Friday clinic for residents 65 and up

Health officials will be holding two mass vaccination clinics this week, first on March 11, with some modifications to allow walk-ins for first doses on March 12. Both clinics will be held at the fairgrounds, with the March 11 clinic by appointment only. The clinic to be held on Friday will be open to all 65 and older Mariposa County […]

County moves into orange

After spending the last few months in the red tier, Mariposa County officially reverted back to the orange tier on Tuesday, March 9. This switch stems from lower case reports in the county, allowing more flexibility when it comes to operations under the blueprint for safer economies: • Bars and breweries can open for outdoor serving only. • Fitness centers […]

Area man says he is not a daredevil, then skis down the face of Half Dome

Jason Torlano, left, and Zach Milligan pause their ski descent of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park to take a photo. The pair became the first to ski down from the top of the iconic monolith to Mirror Lake in late February. Photo by Jason TorlanoAs a boy, Jason Torlano would gaze up at the mountains from his desk inside […]

After prominent withdraw of large donation, FFA chapter gets massive community support


After not being able to hold their dinner fundraiser last year due to Covid-19 precautions, the Mariposa County FFA boosters announced they are planning to hold the annual event on April 24, drive-thru style accompanied with an online auction. “The dinner will be the traditional prime rib dinner that everyone has loved and looked forward to for the last 20-plus […]

More youth sought to get free books through Parton program

Superstar Dolly Parton is shown last week in Nashville, where she received her Covid-19 vaccine. Parton’s free books for children program is now up and running in Mariposa County. Submitted photo In this day and age, many people are a little hesitant when something is “free.” But for one local group, that term is exactly what you get — and […]

Wedding festival and fair coming to Tenaya Lodge

A live, in-person wedding fair — with a technological twist — will soon take place at Tenaya Lodge. Aimed at helping engaged couples plan their Yosemite area weddings, the Yosemite Wedding Fair & Festival invites readers to explore all the ways their big days can be made even better. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. […]

Keith Pearson

It is with extreme sadness and heartbreak to notify you of the passing of our precious husband and father, Richard Keith Pearson. Keith was our rock. He passed away on Feb. 17, 2021, at Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno at the age of 75. Keith and his wife, Ruby Varain, met in the early 60s. His family purchased lumber […]

Kinzetta Trimble

Kinzetta Jean (Riley) Trimble, 91 years young, joined the angels on Feb. 25, 2021. She was born Dec. 10, 1929, in Weatherford, Okla., and died in Clovis. As a young girl, Kinzetta relocated to California’s Central Valley with her family as the Dust Bowl made it near impossible to farm in Oklahoma. From a young age, she was responsible for […]