2021-09-30 E-Edition

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One of the finest examples exists in Jerseydale

Carliene Anderson, sitting, is shown with Nancy Fluharty of the Sierra Foothill Conservancy. Photos by Greg Little Editor’s note: This is the fifth in an eight-part series about the Sierra Foothills Conservancy. The stories will run monthly through the end of the year. This photo shows bear tracks visible along one of the roads on the property. Al and Carliene […]

Threats force officials to halt Covid comments

Those who follow Mariposa County Public Health on Facebook may have noticed a change to the Covid-19 updates last Friday. Until Sept. 24, comments were allowed on the 4:30 p.m. Covid case reports. “We’ve had people now come in person come to our office and threaten our staff,” said Dr. Kristina Allen, the deputy director of Health and Human Services. […]

Two supervisors test Covid positive

Last week’s Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting was canceled due to two of the board members testing positive for Covid-19, and another who was ill. On Sunday, Sept. 19, Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe of District 1 was notified that Supervisor Marshall Long of District 3 was reportedly sick, but not with Covid-19. Long is the chair of the board, so […]

Conditions could affect county wildlife movement

Jeremy Briese captured lawn damage recently caused by two wild boars at his wedding venue, KAL Estates, in this photograph. He said if he and another person tried to tear up the grass with shovels in a couple hours, “we couldn’t even compare to how much ground they can till so quickly.” Submitted photo Jeremy Briese’s lawn was decimated. Three […]

Popke trail delayed as Covid impacts the jail

Douglas PopkeA Mariposa man facing an attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer charge was finally going to get his day in court. And then came Covid. The trial of Douglas Popke, 70, was supposed to have started on Tuesday morning in Mariposa County Superior Court. He is also charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer. […]

Treasure Hunting

Hornitos Flea Market returns this weekend

An old Mariposa County mining town will soon overflow with treasure. On Sunday, Oct. 3, the 34th annual Hornitos Flea Market will turn the usually quiet hamlet near Lake McSwain into a bustling marketplace. Troves of antiques, homemade goods and crafts will be sold at the far-reaching gathering. “It’s a small town area,” said Mary Ann Visher, president of the […]

Film featuring veterans set to be shown Nov. 13

This is a screen shot of some of the veterans who will be featured in the film. Submitted photo“But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops, and once-a-year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well.” —Jennifer M. Granholm On Nov. 13, the Rotary Club of Mariposa Yosemite presents the documentary […]

Joseph Flarida

Joseph Robert Flarida entered into this world on Dec. 2, 1966 to Phil and Barbara Flarida and descended into a loving and peaceful realm on Sept. 7, 2021. Joe was a loving son to Phil and Barbara, a devoted and loving father to Sierra and Brooke, and a protective and loving brother to Susan, Bill, Mary and Mike. He loved […]

Delores Hahn

Delores Hahn was born in Plaucheville, La., on Jan. 24, 1932. After a few moves, her family settled in Inglewood, Calif., in 1944. Delores graduated high school, married and started a family while living in Torrance, La Mirada and Chatsworth, Calif. Eventually in 1973, she moved to Mariposa along with her husband, Leo, and five of their nine children. In […]