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Smaller fires strike around the region


Various smaller fires have scorched some of this area in the past week or more as hot weather and dry conditions make it conducive for these blazes. One fire damaged some trailers and a storage building in northern Mariposa County, according to CAL FIRE. The fire was on June 18 in the Piney Creek area south of Highway 132 between […]

Yosemite reopens to tourists, officials pleased with program

FREE So far, so good

So far, so good. That was the word Monday from Yosemite National Park after it opened last week on a limited basis. “Everything went real well,” said Scott Gediman of the media relations office at Yosemite. The park reopened last Thursday after being closed for three months because of the Covid-19 pandemic. But the reopening has created a different look […]

One more Covid case reported in county

FREE Health officer also studying impacts of hotel regulations

A 22-year-old man has tested positive for Covid-19, according to county health officials. Mariposa County Public Health Officer Dr. Eric Sergienko provided details about the positive case on Tuesday morning at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting. “That person was tested at the OptumServe site (county testing facility),” Sergienko said. The man is employed outside of the county, and […]

Highly anticipated mobile health unit new arrival at school district

Dana Tafoya shows off the new doctor’s office in the mobile health unit. Photo by Matt JohnsonIt took patience, but now it will serve patients. After waiting for many months, the highly anticipated “school-based mobile health unit,” which is more or less a health clinic on wheels, arrived in Mariposa this month. And it was on display at Mariposa County […]


FREE Sugar Pine railroad is back on track

The rhythmic bell announces its arrival, punctuated by a grand whistle and burst of steam, as the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad chugs back into business after having been sidelined temporarily by Covid-19. If trains could actually smile, this one might be grinning from side to side, glad to be of service yet again. What a difference a year makes. […]

The final countdown

  Shown above is the cover of our special edition saluting all 2020 Mariposa County graduates. You will find this as an insert in this week’s newspaper. Below is the front page of The Yosemite Eye, the school newspaper produced by students at Yosemite Valley School in conjunction with this newspaper. It, too, is a special insert in this week’s […]

Inside this week: Graduates and The Eye

  In a year when almost everything has been thrown into chaos, some things do not change. One of those is the graduation of the senior class of 2020. Though graduation certainly looks different, as do most things in society, the fact these hard-working students are getting diplomas remains the same. Inside of this week’s newspaper, you will find our […]

Yosemite to reopen this week

Cicely MuldoonCicely Muldoon certainly knew coming to Yosemite National Park would be a challenge. Muldoon, the interim superintendent who came here in late December, had no idea a global pandemic was about to sweep the world. But it did and she was thrust right into the middle of how one of the premiere national parks in the world would handle […]

Graduation plans are now in place

It won’t be the same as in years past, but students at Mariposa County High School will still be able to walk the stage and accept their diplomas this weekend. MCHS will be holding a “drive-in” graduation. Due to limits on the number of people who can gather in public crowds during the Covid-19 pandemic, two ceremonies will be held. […]

Protesters make statement during Mariposa march

Shown in downtown Mariposa during the march is Cassie May and her son Remy. Photo by Nicole W. LittleEven in a pandemic, Americans across the country are voicing their opinions about racial bias by law enforcement departments. Though the picture is certainly different in Mariposa than it is in Minneapolis, that doesn’t mean people don’t have strong feelings. That was […]

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