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Photo by Nicole W. Little It’s been a long time in the making, but the Mariposa County Fair is just around the corner. That means local youth are working hard and getting their animals ready for the show. In this photo, the Butler family is shown with their livestock at the ranch in Catheys Valley. On the left is 4-H […]

Covid continues to spread in county



The coronavirus is showing no signs of slowing down in Mariposa County, with 29 positive cases reported on Monday from over the weekend. According to Dr. Eric Sergienko, the Mariposa County health officer, the county has had 106 new cases since the Delta variant wave started. “… Our part of the Delta wave started on the 26th of July,” he […]

County implements Covid-19 protocols after long discussion



Effective immediately, some Covid-19 mitigation prevention measures — both old and new — will be implemented in county departments once again. Per the latest Covid-19 Delta variant wave across the nation, the state and Mariposa County, Dr. Eric Sergienko, the county health officer, felt it was necessary to begin a discussion with the county administration team, county counsel and the […]

Fairgrounds staff, volunteers needed

Manager asking for community help


With the Mariposa County Fair set to begin in less than a month, local fairgrounds leadership is seeking seasonal workers and volunteers to alleviate burden and help make this summer’s event a success. “We’re going to make it happen one way or another,” stressed Brian Bullis, manager of the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. “‘Quit’ is not in our vocabulary. It’s going […]

Caltrans answers questions about downtown work



Switching gears to ensure there was a smooth flowing conversation with the community last week, representatives from Caltrans were present before business owners to answer any questions they had about current projects in the county. “As life would happen,” began Mariposa County Supervisor Wayne Forsythe on Aug. 6, kicking off the meeting appropriately, “Caltrans is stuck in traffic.” After the […]

Airport hangar rental fee topic of controversy



Still at the center of attention even after his dismissal, formal discussions revolving around former Mariposa Public Works Director Mike Healy continued at last week’s board of supervisors meeting. However, this time it was focused on a specific issue of ground space leases at the Mariposa-Yosemite Airport. As defined by Steve Dahlem, county counsel, a ground space lease allows a […]

PG&E policy for inspections means longer power outages


PG&E crews were working on Tuesday morning along Hirsch Road, replacing a power pole. A policy by PG&E is causing power to be off longer after and outage. Photo by Greg LittleA policy implemented by Pacific Gas & Electric was on full display this past weekend — while many area residents were in the dark. A major power outage struck […]

CoyoteFest launches unique summer series



Joy Goodwin was one of the participants in the 2019 CoyoteFest howling contest. Though the festival has been divided across three weekends this summer, the popular contest will return in September. File photo by Al GolubInstead of hosting one big bash that pulls in thousands of attendees in mid-September, this year’s Coulterville CoyoteFest will be a little different. It’s actually […]

Ronald Schmidt, Jr.

Ronald John Schmidt, Jr., was promoted to Heaven on July 24, 2021, after a valiant three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a hero, a warrior. Ron and his brother, Tim, took over the family wholesale produce business when his father retired. Ron enjoyed working with all of his customers and remained friends with many after he retired. He was […]