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Owen Bissmeyer — wearing a protective mask — waves to the crowd after receiving his diploma on Saturday evening. The mask was certainly a symbol of the Class of 2020, which has had to overcome a pandemic that has altered so much of their lives. Photos by Matt Johnson The Class of 2020 will always be remembered for its perseverance […]

Graduation special editions available to public


Last week, we printed a special edition for the 2020 graduates in Mariposa County. The edition was printed with help from various individuals and businesses in the community. As part of the process, we printed several hundred extra copies which are available to the public at no cost. If you would like copies of the edition, please contact our office […]

Man injured after crashing his quad


A Mariposa man was injured after crashing his ATV Monday night. According to the California Highway Patrol, Will Lord, 40, was riding a 2001 Honda quad at around 10:55 p.m. on Pendola Garden Road north of Old Toll Road. That is located west of Mt. Bullion. The CHP said Lord was driving the off-highway vehicle southbound on Pendola Garden Road […]

Aramark says they continue to follow local health orders

This is the main dining room at the Ahwahnee Hotel inside Yosemite National Park. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the dining room is only open to registered guests of the hotel. There have been many other changes at properties inside Yosemite, as well. Submitted photoWith Yosemite National Park back open, that also means many popular attractions are open. Those attractions […]

County human resources director leaves, taking job in Solano County

Kim WilliamsThe director of human resources for Mariposa County has stepped down to take the same position in Solano County. Friday, June 12 was the last day serving Mariposa County for Kim Williams, who started at her new job on Monday, June 15 in Solano County. Williams made the announcement at last Tuesday’s Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting. “It […]

District attorney provides update on various issues

When people think of Covid-19, they might think about how it has affected places such as schools, restaurants, churches and more. But one area that might have been overlooked during the pandemic is how it has affected the legal system. In Mariposa County, those who oversee the court system have had to get creative, relying upon virtual video meetings to […]

MCHS graduate Seth Kelsey entering U.S. Air Force Academy


Another member of the Kelsey family will be joining the military. Following in the footsteps of his older siblings, Seth Kelsey, who graduated from Mariposa County High School, will have his Induction Day (“I” Day) swearing in on June 25 to enter the U.S. Air Force Academy. Kelsey was given a U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon foundation scholarship following high […]

Friends of Library seek storage facility; program jeopardized

 The Mariposa County Friends of the Library have lost the sorting and storage trailer they have used for the last 20 years. Unless a similar facility can be located, this loss poses an imminent threat to the continuation of the twice yearly book sale and will likely force changes to the twice weekly Books Galore bookstore. “We’ve had a single […]

Library sets workshop

Last fall the Mariposa Library was selected as one of 14 libraries in the state to sponsor a writing workshop as part of the 2020 Rural Libraries Tour, funded by California Center for the Book and Poets & Writers. Due to the coronavirus, the workshop had to be canceled. However, the library was given the option of hosting an online […]

County takes another step in downtown revitalization effort

With so much of the focus on Covid-19 in recent months, one thing that has seemed to slip the minds of the collective public is the $6.3 million downtown revitalization project in Mariposa. But that project will still eventually move forward. The $6.3 million grant was received from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) last year and will help fund a […]

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