2021-09-23 E-Edition

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Back in action

Photo by Tammi Richards The Mariposa County High School cheerleaders were out in full force last Sunday afternoon at the Gold Bowl as the Grizzlies recorded a league-opening win in a topsy turvy season because of Covid-19. See more sports coverage beginning on page A-10…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading […]

Covid cases still linger from Labor Day



Impacts of the Labor Day weekend are still being felt, with secondary Covid-19 cases from the Mariposa County Fair being reported. The secondary cases are stemming from close contacts of those who attended the fair, with a cluster associated with the demolition derby, Dr. Eric Sergienko, the Mariposa County Health officer, informed the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors last week. […]

Board discusses athletic director position’s future

Insight offered on how to approach the key post in district


Mariposa County High School’s athletic director position could potentially be expanded and overhauled in the future. The responsibilities of the position — which is now promoted to teachers with a few-thousand dollar stipend and a prep period — have morphed during the past two decades. District administrators and school board members recently discussed how the role could continue to evolve. […]

Census info key to redoing districts



A late release of U.S. Census data isn’t stopping the current Mariposa County redistricting efforts. Last week redistricting public hearing three of five was held at the government center in Mariposa, and only one public comment was given. Redistricting takes place every 10 years to accurately reflect any Census data changes and ensure the districts are as similar as possible […]

MPUD agrees to settlement



After seven months of pending litigation, the case between Mariposa Public Utility District (MPUD) General Manager, Susan Wages, and the Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI) has been settled. Last week a case management hearing was held before Mariposa County Superior Court Judge Micheal Fagalde, in which Neal Costanzo was present to represent MPUD. “We have settled the case, your honor, […]

Hornitos Flea Market all set to go on Oct. 3

One of Mariposa County’s biggest events of the year is just around the corner. The 34th Annual Hornitos Flea Market will take place on Sunday, Oct. 3, in the small western Mariposa County hamlet. It will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event always draws throngs of people to the tiny town where they can browse for hours […]

Fire danger remains high throughout area

Citizens asked to remain vigilant

As this photo illustrates, wildfires can burn anywhere — including inside of trees. This photo is from the Dixie Fire, where local CAL FIRE public information officer Jamie Williams spent time this year. Submitted photo The weather might be a little cooler, but fire danger persists. “It has been an absolutely horrible fire season for California in general,” said Jaime […]

MID partners with Yosemite to install new weather station

Shown is the New Exchequer Dam, located at Lake Mc- Clure, which provides power as well as irrigation water. Submitted photoMerced Irrigation District joined with Yosemite National Park officials last week in announcing the installation of a new snow and weather station in the high reaches of the Merced River watershed in the central Sierra Nevada. The data it provides […]

Dale Westfall

Dale Eugene Westfall passed away at home in Turlock, Calif., on Sept. 7, 2021. Dale was born Nov. 20, 1936, in Merced, Calif., to Althea and Clifford Westfall. He attended Chowchilla High School and Fresno City College where he ran track once with Olympian Rafer Johnson. Dale served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Hornet as a petty […]