2021-11-11 E-Edition

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Saluting veterans

Harry Steed learned many lessons while serving in Vietnam


Harry Steed of Mariposa poses for a portrait outside his home last Friday. Steed served in combat during the Vietnam War and has earned accolades including a Silver Star award and a Bronze Star award. Photo by Allen LamanIn the Vietnamese hamlet of Xuan Thanh, at about 2 a.m. on the morning of Jan. 31, 1970, Harry Steed’s U.S. Army […]

Veterans Memorial dedication set for 11 a.m. Saturday at courthouse

Mariposa County Supervisor Wayne Forsythe will be the master of ceremonies this Saturday during the formal dedication of the Mariposa County Veterans Memorial. File photoIt’s been a long time coming. The Mariposa County Veterans Memorial located at the courthouse in Mariposa has been in place for quite some time now. However, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, plans to formally dedicate […]

Local group working hard to help veterans



Veterans Day is a time to honor men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Are you interested in helping local veterans throughout the year? The Mariposa Friends of Veterans group can help you do just that. The group’s mission it simple. “To help support veterans in any way we can,” said Cindy Stowell, one of the local […]

Federal judge says Cox case can go forward

Jurist also says ties are close between dismissed rape case and receivership

A federal judge has ruled the case filed by Mariposa County resident Jerry Cox against the county can proceed. In fact, United States District Court, Eastern District of California Judge Anthony Ishii made several points in his recent ruling about the case, including how felony rape charges may indeed have been tied to a receivership case against Cox. The 49-page […]

Criminal grand jury indicts man for murder


Alcazar MedinaOn Monday, Mariposa County District Attorney Walter Wall announced the arraignment Miguel Alcazar Medina, 52, of Modesto, who was indicted by a Mariposa County criminal grand jury, with charges of murder, assault with a firearm, and conspiracy to cultivate more than six living cannabis (marijuana) plants, with special allegations regarding the use of a firearm and great body injury. […]

Boosters, children focus for local health officials



A small price to pay for further protection against Covid-19, over 400 people left the Mariposa County Fairgrounds with sore arms last Saturday. On Nov. 6, the Mariposa County Public Health Department held a mass booster clinic at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds for those eligible to receive the supplemental dose. The clinic received a larger turn out than expected, with […]

U.S. Capitol Tree makes historic stop in Mariposa

Large gathering turns out for event


Community members gathered around the U.S Capitol Christmas Tree last Thursday to welcome the 84-foot white fir into town. Banners were hung on the side of the truck carrying the tree for all to sign and wish the tree well on its nearly 4,000-mile journey to Washington, D.C Photo by Christina ManuelO Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree. How lovely are […]

Popke back in court as trial date is now set for March 8


A Mariposa man accused of shooting at a Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputy will now go to trial in March of next year. Douglas Popke, 69, made an appearance last week in Mariposa County Superior Court. Popke has been in jail under $600,000 bond since August 2020, charged with assault with a firearm, attempted first-degree murder along with enhancements of […]

Soroptimist Christmas craft show set Dec. 3-4

One of the biggest Christmas craft shows in the region is set for early December this year. The annual Soroptimist Christmas Craft Show will be held Dec. 3-4 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. It will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 3 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 4. The annual show is sponsored […]