2021-05-27 E-Edition

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HISTORY IN THE MAKING

Mariposa Museum and History Center coming back after a year-plus of struggling through a historical pandemic

Miranda Fengel, curator of the Mariposa Museum and History Center, holds a Native American winnowing basket which is currently in the archives at the museum. Photos by Greg Little Keeping track of history is a funny thing. When officials from the Mariposa Museum and History Center look back on the past year or so, history will record how they adapted […]

Back to normal

That’s the hope as school officials focus on next year


Construction continued on the new Mariposa County High School classroom building this week. When the structure is completed later this year, students could be learning in person five days a week inside full classrooms. Photo by Allen LamanCome August, back to school could mean back to normal. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2021-22 budget proposals point to a full return to daily […]

Tourism bureau seeks county funding



Based on their past and present efforts to advertise Mariposa County, the Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau (YMCTB) is asking the county for a quarter of a million dollars of funding this fiscal year. “Now more than ever,” began Johnathan Farrington, the executive director of the YMCTB, “we need to build our own Mariposa County brand separate from Yosemite National […]

County moves into Yellow Covid tier



Due to corrected data at the state level, Mariposa County officially moved into the Yellow Tier on May 25. The state’s reporting system either had data lag or information was misentered about a few cases, reported Dr. Eric Sergienko, the county health officer to the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors at their May 25 meeting. “We had some missing onset […]

FFA teams make big mark at state contests



Sparks fly as Richie Dominguez, a member of Mariposa County High School’s first FFA welding team, welds earlier this year. The team placed third in the state finals competition this month. Submitted photoFour Mariposa County High School FFA teams competed in the organization’s virtual state finals competitions in recent weeks. One group claimed the title of state champion, while all […]

Traffic changes implemented at Yosemite



Traffic snarls at Yosemite National Park are one of the major complaints from people who visit the legendary area. Yosemite officials are changing traffic patterns as part of a pilot program. Submitted photo Roadways inside Yosemite National Park will look a little different this summer. Changing traffic patterns, new barriers and new signs have come to the area as part […]

Ukuladies and Gents set to perform at Taste of Mariposa

Shown are the Ukuladies and Gents, who will be performing at the Taste of Mariposa on June 26. Submitted photoIn 2019, Rene Young wanted to learn to play the ukulele so she reached out to a group of friends with her dream. They made a phone call to Gail Dreifus to see if she would be interested in teaching and […]

Merced College breaks ground on $24 million ag complex

This is an artist’s rendering of the new agriculture learning center which will be on the campus of Merced College.Merced College broke ground this week on the 29,000-square-foot Raj Kahlon Agriculture and Industrial Technology Complex, kicking off construction of the first new building on campus in more than a decade. The ceremony placed a spotlight on the college’s flagship agricultural […]

Authors, artists to display work at store in Oakhurst

Vicki Thomas is shown with two of her books.Vicki Thomas, a Mariposa resident, is participating in the first Art Exhibit and Book Faire at Bodys by Boyd in Oakhurst. It is located at 49643 Hartwell Road in, Oakhurst, and will be June 12-13. The public is invited to enjoy the weekend and meet the participating artists and authors and to […]