2021-09-02 E-Edition

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Reigning supreme

FREE Parade grand marshals reflect on fulfilling lives in Mariposa County

The past 65 years the Mariposa County Fair has been held, Duane “Bo” and Joann (Williams) Beaudoin could be found in the same place, doing the same thing: relaxing at the fairgrounds and catching up with old friends. Fairgoers will see them in a new place this year. Bo and Joann will ride in the grand marshals’ car during the […]

Still no answers

Officials continue to wait on crucial toxicology reports in family deaths

This map provided by the U.S. Forest Service shows the many trails and other areas which are now closed. All of them are in fairly close proximity to the Savage Lundy Trail where a local family was found dead on Aug. 17. Since this was announced last week, all national forests in the state of California have been closed — […]

Officials are fearful potential contract tracing, testing woes could unfold after fair

Dr. Kristina Allen T-minus one day to the Mariposa County Fair, and Covid-19 is not showing any signs of slowing down for the fun-filled weekend. “… We’ve had 85 (cases) in the last seven days,” said Dr. Kristina Allen, the deputy director of the Health and Human Services Agency, on Monday morning. With case counts not letting up (70 active […]

MCHS has Covid-19 outbreak and positive cases at other schools

 Covid-19 continues to affect daily operations at local schools. Last Wednesday, Mariposa County Unified Schools officials announced that three recently confirmed cases of Covid-19 were associated with the Mariposa County High School campus. That number was enough to constitute an outbreak at the school. The high school campus will not close. But preventative measures have already increased. Superintendent Jeff Aranguena […]

All national forests are shuttered heading into holiday weekend


Just before a major holiday weekend, people with plans to recreate in national forests in California will have to changes those plans. The United States Forest Service on Monday closed all California national forests for nearly all forms of recreation. That includes camping, hiking, swimming, bird watching and just about any activity possible. In Mariposa County, that includes portions of […]

Friends of Veterans group ‘adopts’ variety of projects

Above, Irene Stowe is one of several volunteers who donate their time and talent, knitting and crocheting scarves and hats for Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude depends on thousands of volunteers nationwide to write letters, make paracord bracelets, create handmade cards and other items for their care boxes. More information regarding Operation Gratitude can be obtained on its website. At right […]

Virginia Scott

Virginia Clista Scott passed away peacefully in her home in the early hours of Aug. 20, 2021, at the age of 93 surrounded by family. Born Oct. 2, 1927, in Merced, Calif., she was the daughter of George and Elsie Johnson. In October 1932, her family, with her grandparents, packed their belongings and moved to the Mariposa mountains due to […]

Vere Geary

Vere Geary was born on July 1, 1930, in Santa Clara, Calif., with strong family ties to the city of San Francisco. Vere moved to Mariposa in 1987 where she designed and oversaw the construction of her beautiful dream home, tucked amongst the trees. She loved her home and her terraced garden where she frequently entertained and enjoyed preparing gourmet […]


SEPTEMBER Lions Labor Day Parade Sept. 4 The annual Lions Club Labor Day Parade in Mariposa begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, which is during the annual Mariposa County Fair. For more information, contact Jessica at jessbrandle@gmail.com. Alumni breakfast, Sept. 5 The Mariposa County High School Alumni Breakfast and business meeting has been scheduled. It will be on […]