Home for the Holidays

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2021-11-25 E-Edition

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Sierra Foothill Conservancy makes major purchase in works for years

Pristine property on East Westfall Road is rich in history

Above, Bridget Fithian of the Sierra Foothill Conservancy is shown with Violet and Sweet Pea, two donkeys which are now owned by the conservancy. Below is the landmark red barn on East Westfall Road. Photos by Greg Little Editor’s note: This is the seventh in an eight-part series about the Sierra Foothill Conservancy. The final story in the series will […]

JCF board doesn’t move on nurses’ union request



Registered nurses at the John C. Fremont Healthcare District requested recognition for their unionization campaign. But the district is remaining solid in its stance, taking no action as of now. Otherwise known as the JCF Organizing Committee, three nurses were present at the JCF Board of Directors meeting on Nov. 17 for their cause with others present online. Of the […]

Inside this week

  Inserted into this week’s newspaper you will find our annual Home for the Holidays edition. The cover above is from Grace Note Chimes, a local business with an interesting story that you will find inside the edition. Also, we are featuring the winners of our annual student writing contest and more…. An online subscription is required to view news […]

Judge changes process in Cox discharge case



The receivership case against Jerry Cox took an unexpected twist on Monday morning when the judge presiding over the case allowed lawyers to try to hammer out a deal behind closed doors. Specifically, the judge allowed the lawyers representing the county and California Receivership Group to discuss the issues and said if Cox’s lawyer wanted to be present he could […]

Big turnout for latest shot clinic

Vaccination rates, however, are still low


Just a day after Covid-19 boosters were recommended for all adults, the Mariposa County Health Department received a large turnout at its Saturday clinic. A drive-thru clinic for first, second and booster doses, cars could be seen wrapped around the Health and Human Services site on Lemee Lane. “The good news, (it was) great to have people show up for […]

‘We can’t do it without them’

Special ed aides necessary in local classrooms


Tyler Qualls, a special education instructional aide at Mariposa Elementary School, poses for a portrait outside his classroom last Tuesday. Amid an instructional aide shortage, Qualls exemplifies the job when done at its best — and he finds fulfillment in his daily responsibilities. Photo by Allen LamanWhen students returned to Mariposa County Unified School buildings last year after an extended […]

‘Santa Tree’ and wreaths part of ongoing raffle

Shown in these photos are the “Santa Tree” along with the wreath on display at Happy Burger Diner. Submitted photosIt’s raffle time. At least for Soroptimist of Mariposa, which is currently selling raffle tickets for wreaths and a “Santa Tree.” The club is raffling four decorated wreaths featuring gift certificates and items purchased from local merchants. Each wreath has at […]

Robert Jakl

Robert Allan Jakl went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Bob was born to Frank and Francis Jakl in Oak Park, Ill., on July 9, 1932. He was raised in Hinsdale, Ill., where he went to school and had remained friends with several classmates from Hinsdale High School. Following high school, he […]