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Fairgrounds staff, volunteers needed

Manager asking for community help


With the Mariposa County Fair set to begin in less than a month, local fairgrounds leadership is seeking seasonal workers and volunteers to alleviate burden and help make this summer’s event a success. “We’re going to make it happen one way or another,” stressed Brian Bullis, manager of the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. “‘Quit’ is not in our vocabulary. It’s going […]

Caltrans answers questions about downtown work



Switching gears to ensure there was a smooth flowing conversation with the community last week, representatives from Caltrans were present before business owners to answer any questions they had about current projects in the county. “As life would happen,” began Mariposa County Supervisor Wayne Forsythe on Aug. 6, kicking off the meeting appropriately, “Caltrans is stuck in traffic.” After the […]

Airport hangar rental fee topic of controversy



Still at the center of attention even after his dismissal, formal discussions revolving around former Mariposa Public Works Director Mike Healy continued at last week’s board of supervisors meeting. However, this time it was focused on a specific issue of ground space leases at the Mariposa-Yosemite Airport. As defined by Steve Dahlem, county counsel, a ground space lease allows a […]

PG&E policy for inspections means longer power outages


PG&E crews were working on Tuesday morning along Hirsch Road, replacing a power pole. A policy by PG&E is causing power to be off longer after and outage. Photo by Greg LittleA policy implemented by Pacific Gas & Electric was on full display this past weekend — while many area residents were in the dark. A major power outage struck […]

Rodeo Royalty returns

Winners to be revealed at Aug. 14 dinner


This year’s queen contestants Desire Turck, Skylee Butler and Kaitlyn Rumsey smile for a picture. Submitted photos Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty judges will soon crown a new trio of regional victors. The newest rodeo royalty winners will be announced at a fundraising dinner on Saturday, Aug. 14. That event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Building A at the […]

Covid rising quickly in county

Some infected people refuse to cooperate on contact tracing


Travis Kentile is shown getting his first Moderna vaccine in March from Margarita King, a public health nurse manager. Officials in Mariposa County have increased the hours people can get vaccines, citing an uptick in people wanting to get the shots. The recent trend in Mariposa is an uptick in cases, most of which are people who have not been […]

County axes Healy, who says he’s not bitter

Public works director was dismissed by unanimous vote of county board

Mike Healy Mike Healy says he is not bitter. “Not at all,” said Healy. Healy, 68, was terminated last week as the director of public works for Mariposa County. The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to dismiss Healy, but gave little explanation as to why they dismissed the director after nearly five years on the job. They did […]

Hearing (finally) set in case against Cox


Years in the making, the final hearing in the case involving local landowner Jerry Cox will be held in November. That hearing has been scheduled over two days on Nov. 22-23 in Mariposa County Superior Court. The hearing date was finalized on Monday of this week by Judge Robert Moody, a retired jurist from Monterey who was assigned as a […]

Special events issue sent back to the drawing board



A permitting process to allow special event facilities is now going back to the drawing board for revisions after last week’s Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting. The proposed process and standards gained approval from the Mariposa County Planning Commission on June 25 and was recommended to be approved by the supervisors on July 27, with an amendment of adding […]

Endlessly satisfying

For those at the Sierra Foothills Conservancy, that sums it up in a nutshell

Members of the Sierra Foothills Conservancy are show looking over a map of their work. From left are Nancy Fluharty, Lauren Miller, Zeus Garcia, Jessica Thompson and Sue Overstreet. Photo by Greg Little Editor’s note: This is the third in an eight-part series about the Sierra Foothills Conservancy. The stories will run monthly through the end of the year. Zeus […]


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