Joshua Boyer

Joshua Lee Boyer, 43, of Mariposa, passed away on Oct. 20, 2021, in Modesto. Josh was born in San Francisco to Jonathan Lee Boyer and Lynnell Julia Souza on July 15, 1978. Josh was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Wayne Webb; father, Jonathan Lee Boyer; and brother, Jessie Boyer. Josh is survived by his fiancé D’Ann Annetta Kiely; […]

Francis Cavagnaro service set

A memorial service for Francis Cavagnaro has been scheduled. The graveside service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. at the Mariposa Cemetery, located on Joe Howard Road in Mariposa. Francis died on Sept. 10, 2021. He was born on Oct. 22, 1929 and served in the Seabees. He served in the Korean War.

Salon and body sculpting come to Sixth Street

Sixth Street Salon and Confidence Body Sculpting recently opened at 4990 Sixth Street in Mariposa. The double destination offers hair and nail services as well as massage therapy and a non-invasive procedure that breaks down fat cells. Submitted photosTarah Eastwood recently launched new salon and body sculpting businesses in Mariposa under a shared downtown roof. One day, the many services […]


OCTOBER Annual art show, Oct. 18-30 The Sierra Artists Gallery is sponsoring the annual Gold Rush Art Show from Oct. 18-31. There will be a large collection of art and sculptures from local artists. There will be an artist’s reception from 1-3 p.m. at the gallery, located in downtown Mariposa at the corner of 6th Street and Highway 140. For […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Booking Report Here are some of the highlights from the recent booking reports at the Mariposa County Jail. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Oct. 18 – No bookings. Oct. 19 – Laurie Joanne Wainwright, 49, Coulterville, was arrested for three DUI-related counts, failure to appear, driving with a suspended license, exceeding […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

October 18 - October 24

• EMS – 2 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 2 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 13 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you! Positions are available for fire/medical and […]

Preserving the land means a lot of things to different folks


 Over the past six months or so, I have been working closely with the Sierra Foothill Conservancy in doing an eight-part series of stories about the group. The sixth in the series appears in this week’s edition of the newspaper. As someone who grew up in rural Indiana, I am quite familiar with remote areas as well as the natural […]

Political Cartoon

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Anticipatory grief: The signs


Deni KraussI thought we’d look at anticipatory grief this month. With the coming of the holidays, it may be showing up already. So, let’s look at it. What is anticipatory grief? Sometimes we grieve a loss that hasn’t happened yet. Have you ever had that experience? This often shows up when children (it doesn’t matter what age) watch a parent […]

Covid policies are risking our fate


Shown is Dennis Spear back in his military days.I am concerned about inconsistencies in public health policy with regard to the risks and controls being implemented around Covid-19. After comparing differing information available from many MDs and health professionals, along with now established fatality rates of this illness relative to other health risks and how we respond to them (influenza, […]