2021-08-05 E-Edition

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Rodeo Royalty returns

Winners to be revealed at Aug. 14 dinner


This year’s queen contestants Desire Turck, Skylee Butler and Kaitlyn Rumsey smile for a picture. Submitted photos Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty judges will soon crown a new trio of regional victors. The newest rodeo royalty winners will be announced at a fundraising dinner on Saturday, Aug. 14. That event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Building A at the […]

Covid rising quickly in county

Some infected people refuse to cooperate on contact tracing


Travis Kentile is shown getting his first Moderna vaccine in March from Margarita King, a public health nurse manager. Officials in Mariposa County have increased the hours people can get vaccines, citing an uptick in people wanting to get the shots. The recent trend in Mariposa is an uptick in cases, most of which are people who have not been […]

County axes Healy, who says he’s not bitter

Public works director was dismissed by unanimous vote of county board

Mike Healy Mike Healy says he is not bitter. “Not at all,” said Healy. Healy, 68, was terminated last week as the director of public works for Mariposa County. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to dismiss Healy, but gave little explanation as to why they dismissed the director after nearly five years on the job. They did […]

Hearing (finally) set in case against Cox


Years in the making, the final hearing in the case involving local landowner Jerry Cox will be held in November. That hearing has been scheduled over two days on Nov. 22-23 in Mariposa County Superior Court. The hearing date was finalized on Monday of this week by Judge Robert Moody, a retired jurist from Monterey who was assigned as a […]

Special events issue sent back to the drawing board



A permitting process to allow special event facilities is now going back to the drawing board for revisions after last week’s Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting. The proposed process and standards gained approval from the Mariposa County Planning Commission on June 25 and was recommended to be approved by the supervisors on July 27, with an amendment of adding […]

Double bills will be featured at Music on the Green this weekend

Little TigerOn Aug. 6, Music on the Green will feature a double bill of Hank Lamar opening the show and Tommy V. and the Creekers finishing. Originally from Mariposa, Lamar is a singer/songwriter who is not to be missed. His finely crafted songs, masterful picking and powerful singing will have the art park captivated from the first note or the […]

Thomas Jenkins

Thomas John Jenkins was born in 1948 in Merced, Calif., to Thomas and Wilma Jenkins. He passed away after a short illness in September of 2020. Tom lived most of his life in the Coulterville and Lake Don Pedro area. Tom worked as a young man in the woods in the lumber industry in Mariposa County. He retired from Caltrans, […]

Alfred Wass

Alfred Leroy Wass, age 85, passed away June 30, 2021, in Yakima, Wash. Alfred was born in Mariposa. While he called many places home, he lived in Walla Walla, Wash., for over 30 years. Alfred served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, was a rancher, and loved working around the ranch, as well as hunting and fishing. Alfred […]

Billy Faught

Billy R. Faught was born Dec. 12, 1936, in Brownsville, Tenn. He passed away on July 18, 2021, peacefully in his sleep at his home in Mariposa with his wife of 64 years, Emelda, and his son, Billy Faught, Jr., by his side. Billy served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Billy and Emelda were married in […]