2021-10-07 E-Edition

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Restored building spotlights Chinese history at Yosemite

Historical milestone


From left: Yosemite National Park Ranger Yenyen Chan, Yosemite Conservancy President Frank Dean, Yosemite National Park Superintendent Cicely Muldoon, park advocate Jack Shu, and Supervisory Park Ranger Adam Ramsey cut the ribbon at the unveiling of the Yosemite History Center’s restored Chinese laundry building last Friday. Photos by Allen LamanHalf Dome needs no introduction. El Capitan and Yosemite Falls speak […]

Still no cause in death of family

Sheriff to meet with members of families next week to discuss details of case

Mariposa County Sheriff Jeremy Briese always stands by his principles. Sometimes, that might frustrate the public, but he believes law enforcement has to be compassionate and caring when it comes to the many people they deal with on a regular basis. No case might illustrate that more than the one involving the death of three family members along a rugged […]

First classroom cluster identified

Covid cases remain high in county, vaccinations still under 50 percent


Over the weekend alone, Mariposa County Public Health reported 40 positive cases of Covid-19. Among the majority of the cases are children. Last week the local school district had its first cluster of cases within the classroom, with extracurriculars like volleyball and football also attributing to case reports. The Mariposa County Unified School District has reimplemented the Covid-19 screening at […]

Jail now has new protocols following discovery of Covid


New Covid-19 protocols have been implemented at the Mariposa County Jail after two inmates tested positive recently — the first recorded at the facility since the onset of the pandemic. One of those inmates died as a result of the illness. Mariposa County Sheriff Jeremy Briese said on Monday his department now has the new protocols, which include testing everyone […]

‘I’m still here’

ALS can’t hold down renowned local scientist


Fogel is photographed in her wheelchair in Mariposa County. The 69-year-old retiree remains active through her recurring blog, by working on projects with colleagues and serving as the equity advisor at the University of California, Riverside. Photo by Chris SwarthDr. Marilyn Fogel wants you to know that she’s here. Fogel, a Mariposa County transplant, is a respected scientist whose research […]

Young writers sought for Christmas contest

Oh the weather outside is frightful. Well, maybe not unless you consider the blazing hot summer we’ve been through this year. But fall is upon us and that means one thing — Christmas is coming! Because of that, it means our annual Home for the Holidays special edition writing contest is back. The contest was put on hold last year […]

Cuba to be focus of photo club meeting

This is an example of the work done in Cuba by photographer John Cahalin, who will be making a presentation next week about photography. Submitted photo Amazing images of Cuba will be shared with the community on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m. by the Mariposa Photo Club via Zoom. John Cahalin, who was trained at the Art Institute and […]

Buck Cregger

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Buck Cregger on Sept 19, 2021, at the age of 71, of natural causes. He left us having lived a full life and he touched the lives of many. He will be missed by his family, friends and local community. Growing up in Berkley, Calif., in the 60s, he […]

Lucille Apcar

Lucille Apcar, an active member of Mariposa County, recently passed away at the age of 95. She was born on Jan. 1, 1926, in Yokohama, Japan, to Michael and Araxe Apcar. In her book, Shibaraku, Memories of Japan 1926-1946, Lucille told of her extraordinary childhood. A descendant of a long line of Armenians, her ancestors ran a steamship company known […]