2021-05-13 E-Edition

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Taking flight

Soaring above the Sierra is experience of a lifetime

This is a view of Yosemite Valley taken from above. The photo shows the vastness, yet confined areas, of the valley. Half Dome is visible in the middle while El Capitan is at the left. You can find more aerial photos on page B-14. Photo by Christina ManuelNormally my Friday schedule keeps me in the office, located at just under […]

County denies Aramark tax request

Company sought waiver for past-due payments

Common in today’s day and age, computer glitches can cause headaches by deleting documents, photos and other miscellaneous files. But a computer glitch at Aramark is creating more than a headache, now costing the company over $1.5 million in unpaid transient occupancy tax (TOT) dollars and nearly $700,000 in penalty fees. Aramark is the primary concessionaire of Yosemite National Park, […]

Variant from UK now in county

The U.K. Covid-19 variant, also known as the B117 strain, has finally made an appearance in Mariposa County. On May 6 the Mariposa County Public Health Department (MCPHD) received results back from a sample sent to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) identifying the variant of concern. “So that was a case that was probably about three weeks ago, […]

Terrace project to break ground

To commemorate moving forward with the housing project, Self Help Enterprises (SHE) is planning to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Creekside Terrace Project this month. The SHE Creekside Terrace Housing Project is a 42-unit apartment complex, broken down into 31 units for low-income housing, 11 units for those with mental health disorders and will include a 3,000 square foot […]

Heavy equipment operators extinguish fire, save homes

DJ Huskey (left) and Chaz Goff pose for a portrait on a masticator that helped starve a one-acre forest fire and prevent it from damaging homes in the Ponderosa Basin last week. “It was burning like it was July,” Huskey said. Photos by Allen Laman That doesn’t look right. DJ Huskey knew that last Tuesday was a permissive burn day, […]

Cool kid launches Mariposa Pops

Jaxton Stalder, 8, raises a popsicle with a group of happy customers earlier this spring. Stadler opened his posicle business, Mariposa Pops, earlier this year — and he’s hoping to expand his offerings soon. Submitted photos They say if it’s popsicle, it’s possible. A Mariposa County boy has recently turned his love of frozen treats into a full-fledged business venture. […]

Edward Campbell, Sr.

Beloved patriarch, accomplished businessman, cattle rancher and visionary, Edward Earl Campbell, Sr., passed away on April 1, 2021 in San Jose, Calif. Edward came into the world on July 19, 1940, as the fourth of seven children born to Effie Jewel Kennon of Yoakum, Texas, and Elisha Campbell, Sr., in San Antonio, Texas. There were three additional children born after […]

Six arrested following illegal grow raid in North County

These photos show the growing operations which were busted last week in Northern Mariposa County. Photos courtesy Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office A major illegal marijuana grow was put out of business last week by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. According to the sheriff’s office, on May 5, two search warrants were issued in the La Grange and Greeley Hill areas. […]


View Ferguson Rock Shed progress online Those interested in the Ferguson Rock Slide construction can view the project’s updates online. The rock slide came crashing down on a portion of Highway 140 in April 2006, with an additional slide in the area occurring in 2015. Talus removal began in early April and is currently underway. The rock shed portion of […]