2021-11-18 E-Edition

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Mariposa County Veterans Memorial formally dedicated during Saturday event at courthouse

Don and Martha Tuffli receive a plaque from Randy Brower at the Mariposa County Veterans Memorial last Saturday morning. The Tufflis donated $25,000 to the memorial. Photo by Christina ManuelDon and Martha Tuffli might not be “official” residents of Mariposa County, but for most, they are an integral part of this area. The Tufflis are somewhat “official,” as they have […]

JCF nurses pondering unionization

Say concerns have fallen on deaf ears

Nurses at the John C. Fremont Healthcare District are putting their efforts forward to unionize, pushing for changes. The JCF Organizing Committee wants shared governance with the district’s administration in decision making. Employee retention is another concern pushing their movement, as is advocating for an equitable workplace, ensuring management is held accountable to staffing concerns to overall ensure policies and […]

Vaccine mandate, Covid protocols spark comments at board meeting

For the second straight month, concerned community members spoke at the beginning of the Mariposa County Unified School Board meeting last week regarding various issues related to Covid-19. Many voiced opposition to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s planned Covid-19 vaccine mandate for students. Others questioned and brought attention to Covid-19 measures currently in place at the local district. Overall, the discussion was […]

Christmas Craft Show features ‘Season’s Best’ once again

This photo from a past Christmas show illustrates the variety of items people can find at the event. File photoFrom jars of jelly, fragrant soaps, detailed wood work, candles, homemade candy and more — the Christmas Craft Show is back once again to showcase local vendors and their handmade work. After a Covid-19 hiatus last year, this year’s show is […]

Covid clinics set up in case of holiday surge

As the holidays are just around the corner, a number of vaccination clinics are being offered to further protect the community against the coronavirus. Children age 5 and up are now eligible for a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Boosters are available based on self-attestation as recommended by the state health officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health, Tomas […]


Photo by Allen LamanAndres Ibarra, a senior wide receiver on the Mariposa County High School football team, emerges from dense fog and scampers into the end zone during the Grizzlies’ 7-6 playoff victory against Vacaville Christian High School last Friday. MCHS (6-5) is set to rematch rival Le Grand High School (6-5) on the road this Friday with a trip […]

Firewood available for low-income seniors who live in Mariposa County


As supplies last, firewood is available for eligible Mariposa County Seniors to keep warm during the winter. Provided by Mariposa County Health and Human Services (HHS), the Mariposa County Senior Center runs the firewood program in coordination with CAL FIRE. The idea for the program first began when a CAL FIRE crew was cleaning up wood on the side of […]

Fred Bottino

Alfred Bottino, Fred to most who knew him, passed on Aug. 15, 2021, at Doctor’s Hospital in Modesto, Calif. Born on Feb. 9, 1930, to Evasio and Angelina Bottino, Fred grew up and attended schools in South San Francisco, receiving a bachelor of science degree in business administration from UC Berkeley. After serving in the U.S. Army, Fred pursued a […]

RC Sherrell

RC “Vernon” Sherrell, 91, passed away in a Modesto hospital on Sept. 20, 2021. He was born in Calico Rock, Ark., to parents Aaron and Effie Sherrell who both preceded him in death. RC was the last living sibling of his family of four brothers and three sisters. In 1942, the “young man went west” at the age of 12 […]