2021-06-24 E-Edition

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The homeless crisis

FREE Sheriff continues push to get clearer direction

It’s a conundrum for the sheriff. “We need a lot of outreach,” said Mariposa County Sheriff Jeremy Briese. He was speaking of the situation involving homeless people in the county, and specifically an encampment located just behind the post office and Pioneer Market. Briese made a visit to the people living at the encampment last Friday. He goes there on […]

A local resident shares his homelessness story


Aaron Covington had a pretty normal life. He drove a car. Earned a college degree. Rented a home. Worked as an electrical engineer. Even played Xbox. Last Thursday, wearing a pair of dusty jeans and with his life’s belongings in tow, the Mariposa County native wandered into a creekside homeless encampment near Pioneer Market. He hasn’t had a home for […]

Doctor says evidence clear about vaccines

Eric Sergienko Of the positive Covid-19 cases reported since vaccination tracking began, less than 5 percent have been vaccinated. According to Dr. Eric Sergienko, the less than 5 percent is actually only two cases out of 45 reported over the last few months. “… And that aligns with that 95 percent vaccine effectiveness,” Sergienko said. Last week four positive Covid-19 […]

Service with a smile — for those vaccinated

Service with a smile once again. Now over a week into the post-Blueprint world, businesses and other operations are continuing to revert back to what can be considered a semi-normal state. Business to business, that meaning can vary. Bringing attention to a single restaurant in Mariposa County, Hanna Wackerman, co-owner of 1850 Restaurant and Brewery, said, “I am most excited […]

Habitat home transforming a family

Homeowner reflects on her long journey

Sarah Philips accepts the key to her new home at a Habitat for Humanity of Mariposa County dedication last Saturday. Photos by Allen LamanSarah (Radanovich) Philips checked the forecast and prayed. Day after day, building a new home in temperatures that shot above 100 degrees, with a mask strapped to her face and California wildfire smoke filling her lungs — […]

Inside this edition

 Inside this week’s newspaper you will find another edition of The Yosemite Eye. The Eye is a school newspaper produced by the students at Yosemite Valley School in Yosemite National Park. It is produced in conjunction with this newspaper. … An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your username and […]

First Mariposa Pride event is Saturday

Many local groups, businesses, individuals supporting initiative

 “Overwhelming.” That’s how Katelyn Strickland described her emotions over the past few weeks. She said that’s because since announcing the inaugural Mariposa Pride event, the community response has been just that — overwhelming. “The amount of community support that Mariposa Pride has received has been overwhelming,” said Strickland. It’s easy to understand why that is the case. Initially, Strickland said […]

Butterflies bring unique beauty to Mariposa County

 Editor’s note: Local resident Matthew Matthiessen, the CEO of John C. Fremont Healthcare District, is also an a avid lover of wildlife who has traveled extensively to photograph a wide variety of species. With the Mariposa Butterfly Festival just around the corner, he submitted this story and accompanying photos about butterflies.   Summer is officially here and there’s no better time […]

Melissa Baker

On June 5, 2021 our beloved Melissa Baker passed away after a tragic motorcycle accident. The world was blessed with this hard working beauty on Oct. 17, 1980, in her hometown of Le Grand, Calif., to the proud parents of Mike and Kathy Mills. Melissa graduated from Golden Valley High School in 1998 with several accolades for her cross country […]