Mariposa County Fair

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2021-08-26 E-Edition

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The mystery continues

Case of family found dead still unsolved

Shown are family members Jonathan Gerrish, Ellen Chung, Aurelia and their dog, Oski, in a photo taken in the Jerseydale area. Submitted photo The mystery surrounding the death of a Mariposa County family remains two weeks after the three were found dead along a strenuous trail in the Jerseydale area. Jonathan Gerrish, 45, Ellen Chung, 31, and one-year-old Aurelia, whose […]

Fair all set to go



Shown is the cover of the annual Mariposa County Fair book, which is included as a special section in this week’s newspaper. The fair begins on Friday, Sept. 3. Plans are proceeding for the Mariposa County Fair despite the county’s recent surge in Covid-19 cases. Representatives from the Mariposa County Health Department recently met with fairgrounds leadership to discuss the […]

Shooting rattles downtown area

Suspect fled but was later apprehended

A Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office vehicle sits on 6th Street in Mariposa on Monday following a shooting incident at the 5th Street parking lot. A California Highway Patrol vehicle can be seen at the bottom of the hill. Officers blocked off the area while searching for the suspect. Photo by Greg Little A shooting in downtown Mariposa on Monday rattled […]

County Covid-19 wave claims three more lives



Since the recent wave of Covid-19 cases began in Mariposa County on July 22, the health department officially reported three deaths due to Covid-19 last week The first death was reported on Aug. 17, and the other two were announced on Aug. 20. The death count in the county due to the virus is now at 10. All three were […]

Supervisors don’t change course



Revisiting a conversation held two weeks ago, the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors circled back to stick with what they decided for county-level Covid-19 protocols. The topic was up for debate on Tuesday morning after a few of the supervisors expressed concerns with implementing further county Covid-19 measures and not first consulting the public and employees affected. Protocols implemented were […]

Northside Clinic services back up and running after nearly two years of closure



John C. Fremont Healthcare District Chief Executive Officer Matthew Matthiesen cuts the ribbon to reopen the Northside Clinic on Aug. 23. Only hours later would the first patient walk through the doors for its revamped services. Photo by Christina Manuel After nearly two and a half years in limbo, the Northside Clinic is finally back open and serving the community […]

Produce program blossoms under new leadership



Adrianne O’Brien, a master gardener and Plant a Row volunteer, weighs donated produce before accepting and distributing it to those in need. The local master gardeners recently took control of Mariposa County’s Plant a Row program. Submitted photoA Mariposa County produce donation program is blossoming under new leadership. The local Plant a Row program has paired fruits and vegetables with […]

Elections officials say security is top priority for voters in the county


With the statewide gubernatorial recall election approaching, there’s one thing elections officials in Mariposa County want the public to know. Voting by mail works and is secure. “I saw the trends increasing for vote by mail,” said Mariposa County Clerk Keith Williams. “It has always gone up.” Courtney Morrow, the deputy county clerk and the person in charge of elections […]