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Bauman to serve as CoyoteFest grand marshal

Helen BaumanThe Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 104 has selected Helen Bauman as the grand marshal of this year’s CoyoteFest Parade. When she rides down Coulterville’s historic Main Street at 10 a.m. on Sept. 28 leading this “hometown” parade, the community will be honoring one of the most hardworking and dedicated members of the community…a true community builder, said […]

Time to tidy up the region

FREE Yosemite Park to get a Facelift starting Sept. 24

For the last 16 years, volunteers have been coming out in droves every September to beautify Yosemite National Park. That tradition will continue this year. Yosemite National Park is partnering once again with the Yosemite Climbing Association to host the largest annual trash clean up of any national park in the United States. It is known as the Yosemite Facelift. […]

Great Sierra cleanup event set for Sept. 21


The Great Sierra River Cleanup is slated for Saturday, Sept. 21 at both the Mariposa Creek Parkway at the Arts Park, as well as the Merced River. Cleanups begin at 9 a.m. and last until noon. For the parkway location, people should meet at the Arts Park stage picnic table beginning at 8:45 a.m. For the Merced River location, meet […]

Homeless situation to change again

Program director Hal Nolen of the Alliance for Community Transformations has announced the establishment of Connections, a new homeless emergency shelter program in Mariposa County. Connections will be replacing the existing county homeless shelter on Sept. 19. “We are basically transferring management and location,” said Chevon Kothari, director of the Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency. An open house […]

A first for the fair

FREE 1850 Brewing becomes local beer vendor at the celebration

Neither Jake or Hannah Wackerman could hold back their emotions. It was about 20 minutes before the opening of the Mariposa County Fair last Friday morning. Jake and Hannah were in the beer garden area of the fairgrounds. And so was Fred Wackerman, Jake’s grandfather and a well-known resident of Mariposa County. Now it might not seem unusual that Fred […]

Hazardous property sparks vigorous debate

Public responds to possibility of ordinance by supervisors

Overgrown and hazardous property, like this example above, is a major concern in Mariposa County. There’s little doubt two major wildfires in Mariposa County have people on edge. The Detwiler and Ferguson fires, in 2017 and 2018, have left many in the community nervous, in fear and wondering when the next fire might happen. Because of that, the subject of […]

Developing issue

Board ponders incentives to boost growth in county

To incentivize or not incentivize. That was the question. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors received a presentation from County Chief Administrative Officer Dallin Kimble last week, about how the county can provide tax incentives to housing and business developers. In a lengthy discussion, Kimble presented a draft of a plan which could be used to incentivize developers. He said […]

Victoria Smith crowned as 2019-20 Mariposa Rodeo Queen during fair

The 2019-20 Mariposa Rodeo Royalty members are shown with the outgoing royalty. Shown, from left, are program coordinator Jeanne Casner, Daniele Turck (2019-20 Jr. Princess), Lily Habeck (outgoing Jr. Princess), Ciana DeSelle (outgoing Queen), Victoria Smith (2019-20 Queen), Tillyanne Healey (2019-20 Princess), Desiree Turck (outgoing Princess) and program coordinator Carol Suggs. Photo by Matt Johnson Sunday’s rodeo royalty crowning event […]

Kennedy eyes seat held by McClintock

Brynne KennedyBrynne Kennedy has many goals. However, in order to accomplish those goals, there is one that stands above the rest. “We’re focusing on McClintock from day one,” said Kennedy. She’s referring to California Fourth District Congressman Tom McClintock, a Republican, who is serving his fifth term. Kennedy was in Mariposa over the weekend to participate in the Labor Day […]

It’s fair time in Mariposa County

FREE This marks 80th year of the annual celebration

Leave it to Brian Bullis to describe the Mariposa County Fair the way a poet would. After all, Bullis knows it better than anyone else. “The fair is a living, breathing thing,” he said. “The facilities are the body, and the people are the heart and soul. It takes on its own life and motion.” The fair has returned once […]

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