2019-08-15 E-Edition

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Cox prevails in matter brought on by woman involved in dismissed rape case


  It might have just been a restraining order case, but the ramifications could be far reaching. The case in the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo County two weeks ago involved Mariposa County landowner Jerry Cox. Cox is involved in a long-running receivership case in Mariposa County, but this case was about another matter. The case was actually brought […]

Attorney says federal lawsuit is coming against Mariposa County


A federal lawsuit will be filed against Mariposa County in connection with the Jerry Cox case. “Something is coming within a week,” said Marc Angelucci, an attorney who is working on the case. “We’re suing the county, the sheriff and others.” Angelucci would not say who the others are, but said that will be revealed when the federal lawsuit is […]

School officials explain how bond funding has been used



Shown is the aging roof at Mariposa Elementary School. New metal roofs are set to be installed. Several projects have been underway this summer or will start soon to improve local schools. Many of the projects have been completed by local contractors, keeping that money in the community. Photos by Matt Johnson It’s been almost three years since voters in […]

Staff busy prepping for 2019 county fair



If you talk to Brian Bullis anytime throughout the month of August, you’ll notice he’s a little different than the other 11 months of the year. He talks with a little more assertiveness. He walks with more resolve in his step. And there’s a look of determination in his eyes. That’s because the fairgrounds manager is busy every August prepping […]

Poultry pulled from fair after disease outbreak

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The Mariposa County Fair is one of the most enjoyable weeks of the year for locals, filled with food, fun, family and friends. But the fair also serves as a key educational piece in the lives of young students, who learn about agriculture and livestock. However, this year, an outbreak of a virulent disease known as Newcastle disease has forced […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Aug. 5 – Vandalism was reported at the Mariposa County Park. • There were loose German shepherds on Picadero Way in Lake Don Pedro. • Cows were on Hunters Valley Road in Bear Valley. • There was a suspicious vehicle on Stockton Creek Road in Mariposa. • A tortoise was reported as missing on Deer Springs Road […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Aug. 5-Aug. 11

• EMS – 3 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 0 • Auto Collisions – 4 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 13 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you! Positions are available for fire/medical and […]

IN BRIEF …

Parade entries being accepted Entries are now being accepted for the annual Labor Day Parade in Mariposa, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. in downtown Mariposa . The theme for this year’s parade is “Simple Life/ Country Life.” Entry forms are available at the visitors center in Mariposa, at the fairgrounds office and at Chase’s […]

Harold Casto

Harold Wayne Casto, born May 16, 1937 in Arkansas, laid down to rest on Aug. 7, 2019. Harold leaves behind his beloved wife Kris Casto of 45 years; children Leland, Christine, Lindsey and his wife Michelle; as well as his grandchildren, Jason, Ashley, Christopher, Garrett, Kasey, Taylor and Madison. As a young boy, Harold moved with his family to Northern […]